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Fukushima’s nuclear meltdown puts forest industry near collapse.
High levels of radiation, planned evacuations and no-entry zones as a result of the meltdown at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility have combined to place the prefecture’s forest industry in danger of collapse.
As news continues surfacing showing the nuclear disaster was far greater than government and power company officials initially reported, its negative impact continues spreading throughout the region. Towns which were once part of the government’s stay-indoors policy are now being designated as emergency evacuation preparation zones. As a result, long-term ramifications of the nuclear catastrophe are beginning to be felt.
Approximately 341,000 acres (138,000 hectares) in Fukushima Prefecture are under the jurisdiction of five forestry cooperatives, based on information from the Fukushima Prefectural Government and an association of prefecture forestry cooperatives. Located in 11 municipalities, the woodlands are either part of a no-entry zone or required evacuation areas in coming weeks, based on government orders.
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will release air from inside the No.2 reactor building after lowing its intense radioactivity and high humidity, which have been hampering the work to restore its cooling system.
The No.2 reactor building has 99.9 percent humidity and high levels of radioactivity, which make it hard for workers in protective gear to work inside it for long periods.
Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, plans to install air filters to lower the contamination and humidity, and then open the building's doors to let out the air.
Originally posted by zworld
reply to post by Wertwog
Thanks Wertwog for Silverloks postings. I must add though that shortly after 3 popped, there was intense discussion on all forums and blogsites, and people have dissected the data and photos endlessly, and at the end of the day all camps had to agree to disagree because nothing could be proven one way or the other.
Things that were agreed upon were that the three audio pops in the original video were not of the explosion and were added afterwards, and the structural damage to the roof did not support the theory that the cap was blown through the roof. And the configuration of the SFP and equipment pools (if memory serves which isnt always the case) was under constant discussion until someone hacked a floor diagram of the building (or was that 4.....hmmmm?).
At the end of the day though it didn't seem to really matter to me, and I went with the theory that hydrogen escaped from both the RPV and containment, as well as the SFP, followed by prompt criticality. But i wouldnt bet on it cause its still just a hunch. And Silverloks (and T-Cups at PF) theory could very well be right on except for the cap and Elvis leaving the building.
But I appreciate your digging through the posts for us. Its something I hate doing but have spent hours doing for other stuff.
Radioactive sewage sludge is quickly filling up treatment facilities in eastern Japan as recycling companies have refused to accept it for safety reasons.
Radioactive cesium was first detected in sludge at a sewage treatment facility in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on May 1.
Radioactive sewage sludge has since turned up at facilities inTokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and other prefectures.
Tokyo Electric Power Company says oil has leaked into the sea from another suspended nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The utility sees the oil leaked from a transformer at the plant after the March 11th earthquake.
TEPCO employees found the leaked oil in seawater near the water outlets of Reactors 3 and 4 at the Fukushima Daini power plant. The plant is about 10 kilometers south of Tepco's crippled Daiichi nuclear complex.
The utility says the oil is likely to have leaked from a transformer used to supply power to the plant from the outside grid. The oil is believed to have accumulated in an emergency water tank in the basement.
Originally posted by Destinyone
Originally posted by whatisanameanyway
Originally posted by Destinyone
Hallelujah...tonight on CNN News, they carried about a 12 minute segment on Fukushima, with Arnie Gundersen as the guest....YAY!!!
When I can find a link to a recording of that segment, I'll post it. Did anyone else here see it?
Video is up now on CNN's website.
Can't seem to embed it so here is some linkage.
Arnie Gundersen on CNN June 7
Thank you so much for finding this vid. I watched it live on CNN, so I know that is less half of the whole segment. Hope we can find the other half...some real important, scary stuff in it. Plus some film footage, I don't think we've posted here yet. Thanks again.
edit on 03/28/2011 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
IWAKI-YUMOTO, Japan — Just after 6 a.m. in this still sleepy hot spring town, bleary-eyed workers emerged from their inns, ready to board buses to return to their daily battle to contain the crisis at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.A construction worker at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant did his laundry in Iwaki-Yumoto, which has become a hub for migrant labor. Some men are local technicians who have worked at the plant for years; others are construction workers who have traveled here from across Japan to clear radioactive debris, fix leaking pipes and fill an ever growing need for fresh labor at the site, devastated in the March 11 quake and tsunami. Despite the dangers at Fukushima, laborers from across Japan are traveling to the plant in search of work during the country’s harsh economic downturn. Some workers at Iwaki-Yumoto traveled here from as far away as Kyushu, over 600 miles away, transforming the little hot spring resort into a major hub for migrant labor. The prolonged battle to stabilize the power plant has cast a harsh light on the labor practices of an industry that has long relied on informal contract labor for many of its more dangerous and taxing jobs. Of about 2,500 workers at the plant, all but 300 of them are hires of subcontractors and subsubcontractors who receive little job security, benefits or insurance for injuries or the effects of radiation. Unwinding for the night, workers described the arduous work at the site, constricted by bulky protective suits and suffocating masks. They constantly check radiation levels on their dosimeters, they said, and are dogged by fears of further accidents at the plant’s still volatile reactors.
Originally posted by NOMOREFEDRESERVE
Total white-wash! The first clue would be the fact that it is MSM. Absoluely no credibility fromthe word go.
Arnie from the get go covers for TEPCO and the government/regulators claiming "How did they not know, I think there is some confusion and there is some cultural issues with the Japanese." Yea right! Good answer- NOT. Then he talks about the revolving door of working for the regulators and then the company, back and forth, and claims "And that makes it really hard to see how serious the accident is while you're actually in it." WEAK! and total coverup.
Then he makes a feeble attempt to convince everyone that a geiger counter will be useless. Interesting how he tip-toed around and through that.
When asked if the people of the west coast should be worried he doesn't answer the question. Instead he advises his friends to wash the lettuce before eating it. BAD ADVICE. You cannot wash radiation out of or off of lettuce.
CNN and Arnie Gunderson are a total fraud and talking heads for TPTB as they are complicit in the radiation poisoning of the world.
Originally posted by NOMOREFEDRESERVE
reply to post by kdog1982
The real story will never come out, NEVER. The real story of every war this country has been in has never come out in public. And this is another war, 21st century style. Us useless eaters are the enemy. Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is what we are living and dieing through.