It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The Environment Ministry wants to wrap up the cleaning brigades by 2017, but where to put all the material they’ve collected remains a vexing challenge. Authorities recently started construction on a massive specialized landfill in a pink zone just outside the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. When complete, it is expected to hold between 16 million and 22 million bags of debris – enough to fill about 15 baseball stadiums.
Even if all those details could be worked out immediately, there is still the question of just how to get millions of bags of radioactive debris to the landfill. A 10-ton truck can only carry seven bags at a time. At that rate, transport could take decades.
Material might have to be put into fresh bags if they start to break down before they can be moved."
[They are] at potential risk from both long and short-term consequences…
Japan is expected to see increased cancer risk…
Chernobyl and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disasters were categorized as level 7 events – defined as a major release of radioactive material, with widespread effects, requiring planned and extended countermeasures…
“However, the number of people affected by radiation in Japan has tripled compared to Chernobyl,” said Nathalie Gysi of Green Cross Switzerland… water leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant remains a problem four years after…
There continue to be… rising doubts over the safety of seafood, such as radioactivity levels in tuna and other fish…
The Fukushima Report was prepared under the direction of Dr. Jonathan M. Samet, MD, Professor at the USC School of Medicine and chair of Preventive Medicine… using the same measurement standards as a similar 2012 study on Chernobyl…
The report is titled Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami, by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR).
Nevertheless, it notes a theoretical possibility that the risk of thyroid cancer among the group of children most exposed to radiation could increase and concludes that the situation needs to be followed closely and further assessed in the future.
Thyroid cancer is a rare disease among young children, and their normal risk is very low.
originally posted by: matadoor
And the robot missions continue!!!
The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has sent a transforming robot to conduct an unprecedented mission inside the primary containment vessel of Reactor 1. This is the first time a robot has entered the damaged interior of the reactor.
originally posted by: zworld
Also from the Diary this AM. Robots arent the only thing dying in the area. This sounds a bit ominous since it was a precursor to 3/11
160 dolphins went aground in Ibaraki / Same as 1 week before 311
Around 6AM of 4/10/2015, several local residents reported to the Maritime Safety Agency and fire house that approx. 160 dolphins went aground for a few km in Ibaraki.
It was the beach of Hokota city of Ibaraki prefecture. The dolphins were “Peponocephala electra [Wikipedia]”, 2〜3 m long.
Most of them were already dead. The living dolphins were sent back to the sea but they went aground by the next morning again.
The marine biologists are performing autopsy but the specific cause is not identified.
52 dolphins were also found aground in Ibaraki on 3/4/2011, when was 1 week before 311 took place. The beach was in South of Hokota city.
It was the same sort of dolphin as this time.