Japanese Nuclear Industries Shocking History Of Falsifying Data

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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 04:50 AM
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Japan has a 25 year history of covering up aprox. 200 shocking events. So what are the odds that they are reporting the truth now?



Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities over the past decade include (WISE/NIRS, 2002; WISE/NIRS, 2007; Schneider et al., 2007):

■Sodium leak at the Monju fast breeder in December 1995.
■Tokai reprocessing waste explosion in March 1997.
■In 1999, 50 tonnes of primary coolant leaked from a reactor at Tsuruga, leading to a sharp increase of radiation levels inside the reactor building.
■Following a criticality accident at a uranium conversion plant at Tokaimura in 1999, two people died and hundreds were irradiated.
■In 2001, a water pipe at Hamaoka-1 exploded, releasing radioactive steam into the containment building
■In 2002, 16 workers were irradiated after a water pipe leak at Hamaoka-2.
■On 9 August 2004, five workers were killed after a steam leak at the Mihama-3 nuclear power plant.
■At the Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan in 2005, a pipe failed due to erosion corrosion, resulting in the deaths of five workers and injuries to six more workers. It was later revealed that the pipe wall thickness of the failed pipe had not been checked since the plant went into operation in 1976.
■At the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in May 1998, the emergency core cooling system and spray system was without a water supply for 24 hours, contrary to license requirements. This event was categorized as INES Level 2 due to a serious reduction in defence-in-depth and the adverse safety culture of the plant executives and personnel.






In addition, earthquakes have effected several nuclear plants in Japan, the most serious being the major 2007 earthquake which led to the shutdown of all operating reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata. Radiation releases included small leaks of radioactive liquids and the release of small quantities of radionuclides resulting from 400 drums of low-level nuclear waste which were knocked over by aftershocks, 40 losing their lids.


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A secondary source.



He says in 2003 reactors across the country had to be shut down after it emerged the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) had hid accidents. They had to shut down 17 plants in 2003 because they'd been falsifying the records about what had been happening at them," he said.



Nuclear crisis highlights history of 'cover-ups'

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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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Well, it is about time this is addressed. This subject is now first page news at CNN. The news agencies are a bit behind wouldn't you say?

In the video they mention a recent event from 2007. Tepco reported a small fire that was quickly put out. And later it was found that in fact it had burned for 2 hours and spewed radiation in the water.

Japan's nuclear power cover-ups
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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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Well this just keeps getting better.
My husband was watching CNN news while I was napping. Now we find out that the company was the one covering everything up all along. Took them an hour to report the first fire. And those spent fuel rods? Should not have even been there. From what I understand the prime minister was using profanity on company executives. I would have too.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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Looks like no one is interested but myself. But this looks like it can affect the USA too.




As early as 1972, American regulators considered discontinuing GE's Mark 1 system, according to The New York Times. "Among the concerns cited was the smaller containment design, which was more susceptible to explosion and rupture from a buildup in hydrogen – a situation that may have unfolded at the Fukushima Daiichi plant," according to the article.

The ban idea was nixed because of the industry's preference for the design. Today in the US, 23 reactors at 16 locations still use the Mark 1 design, according to the antinuclear power Nuclear Information and Resource Service (pdf). The nonprofit has released documents dating back to 1972 on its website.




Reports: Lax oversight, 'greed' preceded Japan nuclear crisis

General Electric Mark I Reactors in the United States
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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elouina,

Good work Thanks for the posts.
Its been busy with so much info its hard to keep up.

S&F



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:17 AM
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Thanx for posting. Much appretiated.



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by elouina
Looks like no one is interested but myself. But this looks like it can affect the USA to.


Greetings:

Good OP. I think this thread will bring you up-to-date on the West Coast nukes. I'm working on the New Madrid overview as we type. It seems you are on the right track so congratulations on the good work!

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These challenges to life and sanity on this planet must be met with clear minds and sound hearts.

May your 2011 see you embracing its highest potential. Onward through the fog!

In Peace & Light
tfw



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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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Greetings:

Meanwhile, back to the Fukushima World-Killer Nuke Meltdowns and the [color=limegreen]continuing radiation poising of our land, food and children - 24/7/365.

zorgon, what is your take on this?


Well, I spent three weeks following that Fukushima story doggedly... then in the end I found out three things...

1) Except for a handful of people and those that live in the area... NO ONE CARES...

2) We are still here... 1000's of nuke tests (especially near my home town) medical radiation, space radiation, CME's, cell tower radiation, microwave radiation... etc etc.. and we are STILL HERE.. and world population is increasing exponentially

3) Radiation is good for you


Greetings:

Thank you for your insightful and timely response.

1) We have been attempting to sound the alarm in the many nuke-related threads in our signature, and have come to the same conclusion: NO ONE CARES...

However, having spent the last six weeks on the road in the Hurricane Irene-ravaged areas of North Carolina, we were amazed - no, dumfounded - that [color=limegreen]NOT ONE PERSON we spoke with (including fellow First Responder Volunteer Firepersons) had any clue about Fukushima 24/7/365.

The Captain of the local department said that "there is no problem, or the USGOV/EPA would alert us, and it would be on television, right? (!???!)

Revised Conclusion: The people have been denied the basic information to make informed decisions as to how best "handle" the radiation poisoning nightmare.

2) Never thought that you would not be (there) "here" - after all, who would want to leave that pool? And whatever happens in "here" (there) stays in "here," (there), right mate?

3) You and Ann Coulter make such a great pair...

Glad to be back.

As we have been attempting to bring to light for over six months (!), there exists a world-wide conspiracy in the MSM to deprive the public of the facts regarding the dire consequences of the melt-throughs of the nuclear reactors at Fukushima-Daiichi.

Please listen up, people.

Your life and the lives of your loved ones may very well depend on your access to and use thereof of potentially life-saving information being kept from you by the EPA/USGOV.

The total number of days between Friday, March 11th, 2011 and Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 is 214 days.

The radiation poisoning of our people, food and land has continued unabated - 24/7/365 - for exactly 7 months.

For your edification and enjoyment (bewilderment), a few 'notable' stories that seemed to miss mass circulation and perhaps a peek at what might have been missed on the 6:00 o'clock news...:

Three days into the disaster, this FOR EYES ONLY memo circulated at the NRC.

14 March 2011
NRC ONLY Update – All 3 Reactor Cores Likely Damaged

15 March 2011
Fukushima Daiichi Units Degrading – Zirconium Fire at Reactor 4 SFP – Reactor 2 Possible Reactor Vessel Breach & Ex-Vessel Core Reaction

My goodness gracious! And we thought they (TEPCO/JAPGOV) said they had this "stabilized..." and presumably under control...

At least, that is what they (and the EPA/USGOV) would have you believe.

Fast-forward about six months to more headlines you may have missed in your local media:

21 August 2011
Fukushima Officials Worry New Discovery of Radioactive Beef Will Harm Reputation More After Farmer Confirms Cattle Not Fed Contaminated Rice Straw


21 August 2011
4,000 Potentially Radioactive Cows Without Radioactive Rice Hay May Have Been Shipped from One Farm in Namie-Machi, Fukushima

29 August 2011
Why the Fukushima Disaster Is Worse Than Chernobyl

31 August 2011
France Releases Map of Cesium-137 Deposition Across the Pacific – Shows the US More Contaminated Than Western Japan



[color=limegreen]Will this insanity ever end?


tfw





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