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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake - PART 2

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posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 01:12 PM
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so there is a nuclear radiation leak in japan?




posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: supermilkman
so there is a nuclear radiation leak in japan?


Yeah, just a small one, nothing to see here.

M



posted on Feb, 16 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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www.ibtimes.co.uk...

Fukushima: 16 more cases of child thyroid cancer linked to nuclear disaster

The second follow-up survey of the 2011 Fukushima disaster has thrown up more diagnoses of children with thyroid cancer. Since April 2014, 16 children have been confirmed to have the condition, as well as 35 suspected cases, all aged between six and 18-years-old.

This is a rise from the previous survey, which ran from March 2011 to March 2014, which showed 15 confirmed diagnoses of thyroid cancer in children, with 24 unconfirmed reports. The Fukushima Prefectural government announced on 15 February that the latest figures have given rise to a total of 116 cases of thyroid cancer since the disaster, according to Japan Today.

More at the link....



posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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Good news

www.truthdig.com...

LONDON—The future of the nuclear industry in Europe took another blow this week when the French state-owned power company EDF again postponed a final decision on whether to build two large nuclear power stations in the UK. Construction will now not start before 2019, the company said.

This is the eighth time a “final investment decision” on building two European Pressurised Water Reactors (EPRs) has been postponed because the company has still to secure enough backing to finance the £18 billion (€23.26 bn) project.

“Definitive construction of what will be built on the site, what we call the first concrete, is on the horizon for 2019,” Levy said.

This date is a year after the reactors were originally due to be completed. The timetable has gradually slipped backwards. Last year the date for power to start being generated was put back to 2025, but this new date for pouring concrete makes 2030 more likely—if the reactors are built at all.


(But the following is very troubling. Costs have tripled and they don't even know if this type of reactor will work effectively.)


Problematic record

The new proposed start date of 2019 is very significant for reasons the company dare not spell out. This is because there is no evidence yet that these so-called Evolutionary Power Reactors will operate effectively. Four are under construction, but are years behind schedule, and costs have tripled. In Europe their earliest proposed start date is 2018—so it looks as though EDF is being careful not to begin building another one until it can prove the design actually works.

The EPRs are “third generation European Pressurised Water Reactors”—the largest nuclear plants in the world. They have a chequered history, even before any has actually produced a single watt of electricity. Construction of the first prototype began in 2005 in Finland: expected to be finished in 2009, it is still under construction.



posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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Arnie Gundersons latest talk.

soundcloud.com...

In it he says that plutonium is being found everywhere, and that the only place it could have come from is reactor 3. But reactor 3 is still intact, so where else could plutonium have come from. More proof that the underground weapons factory was the cause of the explosion at unit 3.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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I must have been asleep lately. Did anyone post info that Takahama had started up one of their reactors in early January. First Sendai, now Takahama. No wonder they're keeping the state of Fuku as silent as possible.

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Nuclear reactor in Japan leaking radioactive water amid nationwide restart

www.rt.com...

A nuclear power station in Japan is leaking, this time the Takahama plant, about 380km west of Tokyo. The radioactive water leak comes amid a nationwide push to restart reactors after the catastrophic meltdown at Fukushima five years ago.

The reactor would have been the fourth to come on after the shutdown. The push by the government and utility companies came amid protests across Japan against the continued reliance on nuclear energy, prompted by failures to get the Fukushima crisis under control.

Now Kansai Electric Power says about 34 liters of radioactive water have escaped the plant’s reactor No. 4. An investigation is underway.

The 30-year-old Reactor No. 4 has been idle since the 2011 shutdown, as part of post-Fukishima regulations that involved taking reactors offline for scheduled backups. Takahama Reactor No. 3 was activated earlier in January, while No’s 1 and 2 at the Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai plant were restarted last year.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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Excellent article on the state of things surrounding Fuku and the media. I especially like the following bit.

www.theecologist.org...

"Shinzo Abe says 'everything is under control'", said Iida, speaking at an event hosted by Nuclear Free Local Authorities, Green Cross, and Nuclear Consulting Group in late January. It was headlined by the former Japan Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, who was at the helm when the triple disasters struck. "Yes - under the control of the media!"

A trial for Tepco like post-war Tokyo Trials

The media may have played the willing government handmaiden in reassuring the public with falsehoods, but in July 2012, the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission concluded that the disaster was really no accident but "man-made". It came about, the researchers said, as a result of "collusion" between the government, regulators and the nuclear industry, in this case, Tepco.

"There should be a Tepco trial like the post-war Tokyo Trials", Iida said, referring to the post World War II war crimes trial in which 28 Japanese were tried, seven of whom were subsequently executed by hanging.

Hope for such accountability - without advocating hanging - is fleeting at best. In 2011, while addressing a conference in Berlin hosted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, I suggested the Tepco officials should be sent to the International Criminal Court at The Hague, (a body the US still conveniently refuses to recognize) to answer for what clearly amounts to crimes against humanity.

The remark caused a bit of a stir and earnest questions about the mechanism by which Tepco could be brought there. Needless to say, nothing of the kind ever happened, or is likely to.

Instead, the Abe's government's preferred tactic is to go full out to restart reactors and move everybody back home as soon as possible, as if nothing serious had happened. Just scoop off a little topsoil, cart it away somewhere else and, Abracadabra! Everything is clean and safe again!



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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Fukushima Activist Attacked by Mystery Sickness! - YouTube

Published on Feb 19, 2016

Dana Durnford Update From The Edge Of Hell & Fukushima Hit Canada
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Dana is very ill.


It is my understanding that Dana's attacks from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of Victoria British Columbia (Ken Buesseler and Jay Cullen) were particularly offended by the following information in these next videos listed below.

Although they tried to have Dana arrested earlier (without success), apparently these next series of videos pissed them off enough to actually arrest Dana for criminal harassment.


Fukushima: Japan's Radiation SAFECAST Perverts Data (part 1 of 5)
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Fukushima: Japan's Radiation SAFECAST Perverts Data (part 2 of 5)
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Fukushima: SAFECAST Irreparably Compromised by Abuse Liars
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After Fukushima Nuclear Means E = MC☠
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Fukushima Meltdowns: Hawaii Ionized & Radiated *Rant* (Episode 12)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: Japans Fall From Grace p.2 (Episode 11)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: Japan No More (Episode 10)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: Japan Has Fallen (Episode 9)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: The Radioactive Tsunami (Episode 8)
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#Fukushima #PacificOcean Dana Durnford on The Richie Allen Show (Debut Interview)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: Japan Now a Nuclear Wasteland (Episode 7)
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Fukushima, The Pacific Ocean, & Nuclear Industry (Durnford & Clark) 10/21/15
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Fukushima Meltdowns: Japan's Radioactive Kids (Episode 6)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: Radioactive Fallout in Japan (Episode 5)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: The Jet Streams are Real (Episode 4)
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Fukushima Meltdowns R#5 & R#6 (Episode 3)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: Reactor #4 (Episode 2)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: R#3 & R#4 Headlines (Episode 1)
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Fukushima Meltdowns: R#1 & R#2 (Pilot Show) 10/12/15
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Fukushima Headlines Japan & Pacific Ocean 10/2/15 (Dana Durnford)
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Fukushima: It's Time To Be Serious (Dana Durnford) 9/30/15
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DESTRUCTION INTO ETERNITY Fukushima Update 9/28/15
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Fukushima Radiation RELENTLESS For Pacific, USA & Canada (Dana Durnford)
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Japan is a nuclear waste site !
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World Forecast for 2017 , Following 6 yrs of Fukushima Nuclear Fallout
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Fukushima Damage Report on USA & Canada so Far 8/4/15
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Fukushima: We're Being Cooked (Rense/Durnford) 10/22/15
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Fukushima radiation data scrub 11-10-2016
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Fukushima Expedition For Life (Aug 22nd 2015) Dana Durnford
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The Fukushima Expedition For Life Sabotaged (Aug 5, 2015)
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Fukushima & Censorship of Dana Durnford *bleep* 7/18/15

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Fukushima SLAPP In The FACE to Censor, Intimidate & Silence Dana Durnford 1/21/16
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Disturbed-Down with the Sickness
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Official Report: West Coast hit with 220,000,000 atoms per liter of Iodine-129 in rain after Fukushima — 15 Million year half-life — Detected in aquifer that supplies drinking water to large number of people — “Transported rapidly” to Canada and US — Elevated levels continued for many months



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 09:57 AM
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Hunziker's latest. A couple of quotes below.

www.counterpunch.org...

According to Mako, TEPCO and the government deliberately cover-up deaths of Fukushima workers, and not only do they cover-up deaths, but once she investigated stories of unreported deaths, government agents started following her: “When I would talk to someone, a surveillance agent from the central government’s public police force would come very close, trying to eavesdrop on the conversation,”

As of now, there are multiple NPP workers that have died, but only the ones who died on the job are reported publicly. Some of them have died suddenly while off work, for instance, during the weekend or in their sleep, but none of their deaths are reported.”

“Not only that, they are not included in the worker death count. For example, there are some workers who quit the job after a lot of radiation exposure, such as 50, 60 to 70 mili Sieverts, and end up dying a month later, but none of these deaths are either reported, or included in the death toll. This is the reality of the NPP workers.”



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 11:12 PM
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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 05:46 AM
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Tepco admits, we should have declared a meltdown sooner.....

www.japantimes.co.jp...

Tepco admits it should have declared meltdowns at Fukushima plant much earlier
BY REIJI YOSHIDA
STAFF WRITER
FEB 24, 2016

Nearly five years after the nation’s worst nuclear accident, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has admitted that its staff failed to follow damage assessment guidelines, according to which they should have reported the meltdowns almost immediately.

A Tepco spokesman on Wednesday said the company’s Disaster Management Manual requires a reactor to be declared “in meltdown” if 5 percent or more of its fuel rods are determined to be “damaged.”

Tepco knew the extent of the damage early on. As of March 14, 2011, it estimated that 55 percent of the fuel rod assemblies of the reactor No. 1 and 25 percent of those at reactor No. 3 were “damaged,” based on the levels of radiation detected, Tepco spokesperson Yukako Handa told The Japan Times by phone.

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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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I kinda expected this to happen. The NRA has now suggested that maybe the molten fuel at Fuku should be left where it is, polluting the Pacific forever. Thank god Abe says that everything is fine or Id be losing sleep.

fukushima-diary.com...



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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And this Im printing in full because it says it all. The only problem is they're still going with the totally disproven hydrogen explosion theory. Oh well. From SimplyInfo

TEPCO Admits To Fukushima Meltdown Coverup

www.fukuleaks.org...

TEPCO has admitted that they failed to officially notify the government of the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi and that they knew by at least March 14th of 2011. The official required notification would have made denying the meltdowns impossible. It took TEPCO until May of 2011 to even admit publicly there was any meltdown at all and years before they began to admit the true extent of the damage.

Information that came out in the Diet and other investigations showed that both TEPCO and the Japanese government knew the severity of the disaster at the plant at the time it was happening. Prime Minister Kan had discussions about the potential for cascading massive nuclear failures down the Japanese coast if Fukushima Daiichi spiraled so far out of control that workers would need to abandon the plant. This would have resulted in the need to evacuate Tokyo and most of western Honshu.

On March 12, 2011 Koichiro Nakamura, an official at NISA admitted that meltdowns “may be taking place” and was abruptly removed from his public PR position. TEPCO and the Japanese government publicly denied meltdowns even as they clearly knew that was the case. TEPCO has also been caught in convenient phrasing for other major events at Fukushima Daiichi. They tried to characterize the explosion of unit 4 as a fire. The massive hydrogen explosion at unit 3 was called a fire or an “event” when speaking to the press.

TEPCO’s claim for why they lied to the public and only now are admitting to the cover up was that their executives didn’t know a disaster management manual existed. That manual outlined what amount of core damage would be considered a meltdown. Without the manual TEPCO’s executives clearly understood that meltdowns were underway. They also showed they knew serious events at the plant needed to be reported to NISA in a timely manner as they repeatedly did when emergency systems were lost at each reactor.



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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And speaking about poluting the oceans forever, check out the Fuk model in the following article:

phys.org...

Tracing deep ocean currents
February 25, 2016
Radioactive isotopes typically take four years to reach the Norwegian coast from Sellafield on the north-eastern coast of England. Researchers like Yongqi Gao follow the radioactive waste to understand how ocean currents are formed and to see where they flow.

After the Fukushima incident in Japan in March of 2011, where the nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami, scientists used numerical models of ocean currents to predict the possible speed and direction of radioactive materials that had been released.
Yongqi Gao, a scientist at both the Nansen Center and the Bjerknes Center, is one such researcher who has worked with simulations of ocean currents and the flow of radioactive isotopes from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean.
Radioactive material has also been released from the Sellafield nuclear power station in England. From this site, Gao followed the isotope Cs-137 in order to understand its flow pattern along particular ocean currents. From the Sellafield plant on the north-western coast of England, these isotopes typically take four years until the reach the Norwegian coast.
Useful waste for researchers
Yongqi Gao is involved in the ORGANIC research project which started in 2015. He is working on including biogeochemical tracers in an ocean circulation model to understand the formation and movement of deep ocean currents.


Read more at: phys.org...

More at the link including a detailed animated map......

That's pretty disturbing.

BTW, where the heck is PC?

M



posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 03:21 PM
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originally posted by: matadoor

BTW, where the heck is PC?


I was wondering the same thing.



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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Some really creepy images of Fuk, 5 years after the fact.....

www.mirror.co.uk...

M



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: matadoor and everyone, sure, excellent photos, but not worth the price that was paid. The photographer, later in that same visit, took off his hair covering and respirator to have his photo taken on a bay with the FD nuclear disaster site in the background. Problem? There are many millisieverts of airborne radiation in that area. Once hair acquires radiation, the hair must be cut off because that stuck-on radiation cannot be removed. And as for the consequences of removing a respirator in that location, my only question about that photographer is, Dead Man Walking?



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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Here is the free full text and some photos from the new March/April 2016 issue of Popular Science magazine, Fukushima Daiichi Five Years On. They say some onsite slope areas, formerly landscaped, have been stripped and paved over now, a la Chernobyl:

www.popsci.com...



posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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Just announced Friday, February 26, 2016, on the BBC News cable TV broadcast:


www.bbc.com...


It's official: Japan's population has dropped by 1 million ... the greatest population loss is in Fukushima prefecture.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 01:55 AM
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