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originally posted by: BobAthome
If after all this time, 3 + yrs,, the effects of Nuclear Contamination is Negligable
as most have suggested, on the expert side ,
Then why worry about nuclear war?, the deterent was radiation fallout,,is bad.
Apparently not so, according too the evidence of the Fukushima situation.
1095 days of 300 Tons per day, thats ~328,000 tons of radioactive material. With ZERO effect.???
So is the effect of radiation fallout,, a lie?,,so that nuclear war was unthinkable?
TEPCO steps up control to prevent troubles
The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it will monitor work there more closely.
Tokyo Electric Power Company told the government on Monday that it has designated 14 blocks within the plant, covering the Number One to Number 4 reactor buildings and wastewater storage tanks.
TEPCO has appointed managers to oversee work in each of the 14 blocks. Official at the utility introduced the measure after a string of problems in recent months.
About 100 tons of highly radioactive wastewater leaked from a tank in February because a valve that should have been closed was open.
Pumps that should have been idle were found running in April. 200 tons of wastewater flowed into the wrong building.
Workers at the plant are battling to deal with the buildup of contaminated water. But the amount of time they can spend at the plant is limited to prevent overexposure to radiation.
TEPCO officials have informed the government that work to install more storage tanks for contaminated water is about a month behind schedule. They blamed a flawed plan and a shortage of concrete.
Officials at the utility say they will allocate more workers to build tanks for 800,000 tons of wastewater by the end of next March.
May 19, 2014 - Updated 10:49 UTC
Commencement of Operation of Groundwater Bypass at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
As of 2014, screaming hot radioactive Fukushima nano particles continue to circulate around the world, 3 years after 3 different Fukushima nuclear reactors melted down, blew up and then melted through. Hot particles continue to be found very far away from Fukushima. In the following case, the hot particle sample that Marco Kaltofen, Civil Engineer & Ph.D. Candidate at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) got, came from Nagoya in Japan, which is 460 kilometers from the Fukushima mega nuclear disaster site.
The most interesting part of this story is that this hot particle was found inside a home, in a vacuum cleaner bag. That means that this hot particle was floating around outside, and then got inside the house either via dust floating in, or it was carried in on the shoes or via clothing, pet hair, etc.
Gundersen: This video “confirms our worst fears” — Scientist: Reactor core materials found almost 500 km from Fukushima plant — 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bq/kg — Can travel very, very significant distances — Hot particles found in 25% of samples from Tokyo and Fukushima
The Japanese publisher of a comic that came under fire for linking radiation exposure at Fukushima to nosebleeds acknowledged Monday it had caused alarm and promised a review after the prime minister stepped into a growing row. The popular "Oishinbo" ("Gourmets") drew criticism in late April when it showed its main character, a newspaper reporter, having a nosebleed after visiting the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. In the same edition, another character -- the real-life former mayor of a nearby town -- says: "There are many people who have the same symptom in Fukushima. I want to say we should not live in Fukushima as it is now." The manga caused uproar among people living in Fukushima, who already complain of discrimination, as well as pro-nuclear politicians who maintain there is no proven causal relationship between exposure to radiation and nosebleeds. They charged the comic would add fuel to rumours that have scared people away from farm and fishery products from the region, even if they comply with safety standards. Unlike comics in the West, manga are treated as a serious art form in Japan, on a par with novels, and are widely read among the adult population.
Ex-mayor lashes back at criticism over depiction of nosebleeds in manga about Fukushima plant The former mayor of a Fukushima Prefecture town near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant says he has no intention of retracting comments from a manga series in which he appears as himself, claiming he has been experiencing nosebleeds. Katsutaka Idogawa, 67, former mayor of the Fukushima Prefecture town of Futaba, is featured in the popular comic series "Oishinbo." The main character is a newspaper reporter who goes to cover the crippled Fukushima plant and later experiences nosebleeds when he comes back to Tokyo. Idogawa says his nose bleeds regularly and that there are many others in Fukushima who have developed similar symptoms. After receiving inquiries about the depiction in the story, publisher Shogakukan released a statement saying it decided to publish the issue respecting the author's expression, which was based on thorough research. Idogawa told a news conference on May 9 in Tokyo that he has heard many stories about local residents experiencing nosebleeds. He says his nose bleeds every day, especially in the mornings. "There is no way I would retract my comments in the manga," Idogawa said. Responding to Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara's criticism of the depiction, Idogawa commented, "The minister has no business with my physical condition."
On Tepco’s Fukushima live camera, it was observed that the cloud is missed above reactor2. The phenomena was found in the video recorded on 15:00~16:00 2/12/2012. Cloud flows from the right, which is the land side, but when it comes above reactor2, it vanishes as if there was a line in the sky.
Water leak point detected at No.1 reactor
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has found the source of a water leak at the Number 1 reactor.
Tokyo Electric Power Company has been investigating the damage to the reactor's containment vessel, which contains melted nuclear fuel due to the 2011 accident.
The water is leaking from a point on a pipe leading to the containment vessel. An image taken by a robot probe shows a black area on the brown pipe.
The leak point is above a donut-shaped unit called a suppression chamber where a robotic investigation detected flows of contaminated water last November.
The chamber is in the lower part of the containment vessel.
Utility officials believe water from the damaged pipe is flowing to the lower part of the vessel. They say they will study ways to stop the leak.
Identifying the specific locations of the water leakage is important for TEPCO's plan to remove melted nuclear fuel after plugging the leaks and filling the vessels with water.
A contaminated water leak has also been found in the containment vessel of the Number 3 reactor. Officials say they will now investigate the suppression chamber and other parts of the Number 2 reactor.
May 27, 2014 - Updated 20:24 UTC