Originally posted by qmantoo
Human0815 - your recent posts make me more and more uncomfortable. Almost like you are moving away from one side towards the side with the Japanese government and TEPCO on it. If you are Japanese, then you would probably be more useful to your countrymen and women by being on their side and helping them fight the injustice, half-truths, and cover-ups.
When you sayWhat does 'the only valid' mean in this context? (I am trying to remain polite here)
The link to the only valid Estimations of the Fukushima Accident: Nuclear Report
Seventy-two percent of respondents in an Asahi Shimbun poll said the Abe administration's response to leaks of radioactive water at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was "late." This compared with 15 percent who answered it was "early."
The administration announced Sept. 3 that the central government will take responsibility by spending at least 47 billion yen ($473 million) to deal with tons of radiation-contaminated water flowing daily from the plant into the sea. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. acknowledged a leak from a storage tank in July.
For the survey, The Asahi Shimbun contacted 3,496 voters by telephone on Sept. 7-8. There were 1,925 valid responses, accounting for 55 percent of the total. The respondents were also asked whether they feel the government should take the lead in tackling this growing problem, and 89 percent answered "yes."
asked to pick one option among four in regard to the gravity of the problem, 95 percent of respondents answered it is "serious." Of that number, 72 percent said "very much" and 23 percent said "to some degree." The poll also looked at other issues.
Originally posted by Human0815
reply to post by crankyoldman
The Cores are not fully molten in Nr.2 and Nr.3, only Nr.1 had a full Melt-Down,
according to the Calculations from Tepco!
Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.
The nuclear group's new evaluation, released Monday, goes further than previous statements in describing the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
The announcement will not change plans for how to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the agency said.
Reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced a full meltdown, it said.
UPDATED: Lengthy Senate report details EPA FOIA abuses
"As Congress has raised questions about EPA’s lack of transparency, the agency has steadfastly ignored its constitutional obligation to subject itself to congressional oversight, apparently in an effort to prevent the public from knowing what is going on behind closed doors," the report said.
TOKYO: Japanese prosecutors on Monday decided not to charge former prime minister Naoto Kan and TEPCO bosses over the initial stages of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.
The decision still leaves open the possibility that they will face criminal charges over other aspects of the disaster, including recent leaks of contaminated water from the crippled power plant.
Local residents and activists had filed a criminal complaint against Kan and his ministers alleging professional negligence over the accident.
They had also requested prosecutors charge former top executives of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the operator of the plant, and Haruki Madarame, former chief of the Nuclear Safety Commission.
The complaint alleged that the government officials and TEPCO executives failed to take necessary measures to shield the plant against the March 2011 tsunami.
It also held them responsible for a delay in announcing data predicting how radiation would spread from the facility in the aftermath of the accident.
But prosecutors decided to exempt all of them, saying in a statement that TEPCO could not predict an earthquake and tsunami of that size, while government officials were not legally responsible over their post-quake response.
On 5 July 2012, the Japanese National Diet appointed The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) submitted its inquiry report to the Japanese Diet. The Commission found the nuclear disaster was "manmade", that the direct causes of the accident were all foreseeable prior to March 11, 2011.
The report also found that the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was incapable of withstanding the earthquake and tsunami. TEPCO, the regulatory bodies (NISA and NSC) and the government body promoting the nuclear power industry (METI), all failed to correctly develop the most basic safety requirements—such as assessing the probability of damage, preparing for containing collateral damage from such a disaster, and developing evacuation plans for the public in the case of a serious radiation release.
The reports generally concluded that more adequate protection against tsunami and disaster preparation could have mitigated the disaster.
Core material temperature behavior above water level is shown in Figure 7 . The solid line shows the standard case, and the dotted line shows the calculation assuming no zirconium-steam reaction as a reference case. The graph demonstrates the key role of the zirconium-steam reaction in the high temperature behavior. Temperature reaches 1500 K at 8800 s (13 March 05:56) when the runaway zirconium-steam reaction starts in the present model. Fe melting (1720 K) starts at 9153 s and terminates at 9308 s. Zr melting (2130 K) starts at 10,045 s and terminates at 10,325 s. ZrO2 melting (2960 K) starts at 12,470 s and terminates at 13,035 s. UO2 melting (3113 K) starts at 13,700 s (13 March 07:17) and terminates at 15,410 s (13 March 07:46).
Core material temperature behavior above water level is shown in Figure 12 . Core material temperature is 938 K at the core dry-out time 7320 s (18:22), reaches 1500 K at 10,680 s (19:18:00). In the present case, the runaway zirconium-steam reaction will not occur because there is no steam generation in the core for the reaction. Fe melting (1720 K) starts at 12,115 s and terminates at 12,717 s. Zr melting (2130 K) starts at 15,217 s (20:33:37) and terminates at 16,281 s (20:51:21). UO2 melting (3113 K) starts at 22,438 s (22:33:58) and terminates at 25,632 s (23:27:12). In the present case, there is no water in the core, therefore, the melt will flow down into the lower plenum and then vaporize water there.
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Record warm waters around Japan
Sea water temperatures around Japan have risen to record highs, affecting the country's fishing industry.
The Meteorological Agency says the average water temperature in August was 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than usual off the western coast of Kyushu in the East China Sea. It was 1.2 degrees warmer off the Shikoku and Tokai regions in the Pacific.
These figures were the highest since the agency began observation using the current method in 1985.
Water temperatures were more than 2 degrees Celsius warmer than usual off the country's north and west in the Sea of Japan. Higher temperatures were also reported in the ocean around the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa.
Weather officials say a high-pressure system that lingered around the Japanese archipelago this summer brought a heat wave and warmed seawater.
Catches of saury and squid are falling in northern Japan due to warm water.
Oyster farm workers in the western prefecture of Hiroshima have decided to delay the start of the harvest season by 10 days. It was originally scheduled for October 1st.
The workers say they were afraid the oysters may not be fully grown by that time due to higher seawater temperatures.
Hiroshima is the country's largest oyster producer with a 60 percent share of the market.
Sep. 10, 2013 - Updated 10:00 UTC
reply to post by DancedWithWolves
And we chive onto a new thread...enjoyed "movie day" DWW...I lived it first hand...
Note the date on this article and Japanese involvement:
Synopsis: Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown, children in Fukushima are suffering from severe nose bleeds and are developing skin rashes and thyroid cysts and nodules. Citing a lack of transparency in the official medical testing of their children and the ineffectiveness of the decontamination of their homes and schools, the children’s mothers take radiation monitoring into their own hands.
The film’s title comes from the medical classifications for the size and number of throat nodules and cysts, but the film deals with more than just worries about the risk of thyroid cancer among families in the region. “The film covers other health and environmental issues, such as our inability to decontaminate the area. People have low white blood cell counts, and both children and adults are experiencing more nosebleeds and rashes. Not to mention the constant stress they live with.”
reply to post by Purplechive
Do you think that higher ocean temps near Japan will result in stronger storms for the west coast? Perhaps a change in migratory patterns for sea life? I have to say, it worries me to see that this is not over, living here in the direct path of the jet stream. Thank you guys for all the info you compile.