Fukushima timeline - October 2011

Radioactive news 31 October 2011

  • Nuclear powers plan weapons spending spree, report finds

    The world's nuclear powers are planning to spend hundreds of billions of pounds modernising and upgrading weapons warheads and delivery systems over the next decade, according to an authoritative report published on Monday.

    Despite government budget pressures and international rhetoric about disarmament, evidence points to a new and dangerous "era of nuclear weapons", the report for the British American Security Information Council (Basic) warns. It says the US will spend $700bn (£434bn) on the nuclear weapons industry over the next decade, while Russia will spend at least $70bn on delivery systems alone. Other countries including China, India, Israel, France and Pakistan are expected to devote formidable sums on tactical and strategic missile systems.

    For several countries, including Russia, Pakistan, Israel and France, nuclear weapons are being assigned roles that go well beyond deterrence, says the report. In Russia and Pakistan, it warns, nuclear weapons are assigned "war-fighting roles in military planning".

    Source: guardian.co.uk

  • Japanese companies at trade fair in China avoid stating Fukushima origins

    DALIAN, China -- Some Japanese companies participating in a trade fair here avoided putting up booth signs that identified themselves as hailing from Fukushima Prefecture in a bid to dispel visitors' concerns over the effects of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

    The companies -- five including a food-related firm -- were among Japanese companies taking part in a trade investment fair that was being held in Dalian, Liaoning Province, until Oct. 29. A total of 24 companies from Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate prefectures -- which were hard hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake -- made their presentations at the event in an attempt to overcome the sheer devastation they suffered in the March 11 disaster.

    webmasters comment:

    This trade fair is just a small mirror of the overall food market situation. And still no one is talking about drinking water.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • EU Energy: Belgium Becomes Latest European Country To Scrap Nuclear Power

    Belgium could be the fourth European country to switch off nuclear power following Germany, Switzerland and Italy in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan earlier this year. Six Belgian political parties working on the formation of a new coalition government have agreed to scrap nuclear power conditionally.

    Under the new agreement, Belgium which is already a net importer of energy would see power production stopped at its three oldest nuclear plants by 2015, however, the parties have yet to divulge details on how they plan to meet energy demands in the country. The aim, according to a government spokesperson, is to get rid of nuclear power completely by 2020.

    Source: egovmonitor.com

  • Belgium latest to shutter nuke plants

    As Belgium becomes the latest country with plans to shutter all of its nuclear power plants starting in 2015, the company that operates most of them claimed Monday that the move would bring higher electricity costs and increased dependency on outside suppliers, AFP reports.

    webmasters comment:

    Belgium quiting nukes is huge. This indicates that countries are either aware that new technologies are comming out that will change the energy markets in a drastic way or on the other hand, they are expecting the world wide security situation to detoriate in such a manner that nuclear power plants represent an untolerable national safety risk.

    Source: marketwatch.com

  • Workers in shelters just outside gates of nuclear complex miss out on allowance

    Two shelters constructed for workers handling the crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant are not listed as being in radiation management zones despite radiation levels at the shelters exceeding the legal limit, it has been learned.

    As a result, shelter workers are not being paid an extra "danger allowance" that is provided to workers in the zones.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Government Official's Ultimate "Performance": Drink Up Fuku-I Water

    Yasuhiro Sonoda, 44-year-old official in the Cabinet Office, made good on his promise and drank the treated water from Reactors 5 and 6 basements.

    webmasters comment:

    As if that would really be water from reactor buildings... Srsly... whats next? Hula dancers bathing in a spa filled with water from reactor no.5?

    This only confirms that 5 and/or 6 are out of control. Why? Beacuse drinking water from reactor basements is there to make a statement that the reactors are safe. A reasurance to the public. Now why do they feel that they need to reasure the public that the reactor 5 is perfectly safe?

    This article just found its way on the "cold meltdown" page.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Hula dancers take lead in Iwaki's comeback / Spa complex hopes to fully reopen by Jan.

    A symbol of Iwaki city's reconstruction after coal mines closed in the area 46 years ago, the Spa Resort Hawaiians leisure complex partially resumed operations this month for the first time since March 11 and is undergoing a second rebirth.

    webmasters comment:

    There we go, Hula dancers in Fukushima, where Spa Resort is undergoing a second rebirth :S

    Source: yomiuri.co.jp

  • Japan drops nuclear promotion

    Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is planning to reduce the country's dependency on nuclear energy while seeking to restart idle nuclear reactors once their safety is secured and local governments approve.

    webmasters comment:

    we will put out the fire, just wait untill we put some more logs on... JapGov Shill.

    Source: todayonline.com

  • Fukushima Update – 2011/10/31 (Video)

    In today’s Fukushima Update we highlight an editorial on the IAEA by “Nuclear Free by 2045; note a new video interview with Aileen Mioko Smith; and go over all of today’s latest Fukushima news and updates.

    Source: fukushimaupdate.com

  • Japan Prem. Noda Admits Donations from Foreigners

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, at a House of Representatives plenary meeting on Monday, admitted that his fund management organization has received donations totaling 471,000 yen from two foreign residents in Japan.

    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • Japan radiation expert: Plutonium-238 from inside reactors went far from Fukushima after explosions — ‘Misleading’ media said it would stay close by

    Mainichi has a report featuring radiochemical expert Michiaki Furukawa, professor emeritus at Nagoya University:

    He says that some reports about plutonium have been misleading.

    “When the disaster first happened, there were media reports saying ‘plutonium won’t make it far because it’s a large and heavy element,’ but no one who’s done serious research in environmental radioactivity would say such a thing.”

    “At the very least, plutonium-238 had to have come from the explosions (at the plant). The plutonium that had heated up inside the reactors turned into fine particles when it came in contact with water, and was dispersed with the water vapor released in the explosions.

    Source: enenews.com

  • India must learn from Fukushima: Ex-IEA chief

    Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster may be central to the wave of public sentiment against nuclear power but emerging economies such as China and India must learn their lessons from the catastrophe as they “inevitably will depend on nuclear power”, said the former executive director of the International Energy Agency, Nobuo Tanaka.

    webmasters comment:

    The only lesson to be learned from Fukushima is, that all of the nuclear power plants, everywhere, should be stopped immediately.

    Source: business-standard.com

  • Truth & Consequences: A guide to the triple melt-throughs at Fukushima (VIDEOS)

    According to the 2006 film The Battle of Chernobyl, which appeared on the Discovery Channel, Soviet officials were extremely concerned — not only with contamination of the water supply — but that a massive explosion would occur when the melted nuclear fuel came into contact with water underneath the reactors.

    Source: enenews.com

  • Japan to boost embassy staff in Ukraine with nuclear experts

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government plans to increase personnel at its embassy in Ukraine, especially with nuclear experts sent to learn from steps taken after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe for Japan to consider in dealing with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, government sources said Sunday.

    webmasters comment:

    I wouldn't bet on it. They are probably infiltrating nuke sales pitchmen or something of the kind...

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Paladin's Q3 uranium output dips 15%, CEO gets pay cut

    The Toronto- and Sydney-listed company said it sold a record two-million pounds of yellowcake during the quarter, raking in $102.7-million.

    webmasters comment:

    two million pounds of yellowcake during the quarter... RAKING IN 102.7 mio... WTH is wrong with these people?

    Source: miningweekly.com

  • Japan: Radioactive Cars

    The radioactive cars in the area are now being sold to unsuspecting buyers.

    In fact, they’re currently flooding the used car market in Japan. No less than 660 vehicles have been banned from export with radiation limits exceeding the tolerable level. Instead of destroying the cars deemed dangerous by authorities, several dealers have decided to disguise their origins to dupe consumers.

    Source: auto123.com

  • JAEA unveils software to project post-decontamination radiation levels

    As long as the local governments know how deep the soil is at a given site and how much cleanup costs per unit of surface area, the software can help them estimate the extent of decontamination needed and how big the bill will be.

    webmasters comment:

    And then the software will automatically fill out a compensation form and send the bill to TEPCO.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Local Fukushima residents seek compensation for decontamination gear, costs

    FUKUSHIMA -- Residents battling radioactive contamination in and around their houses, who purchased high-pressure water sprayers, are seeking compensation for their independent decontamination campaigns.

    webmasters comment:

    Nup, wrong approach... they need to demand a patch for the software as specified above.

    But seriously. Tepco has turned all of the Japanese into unvoluntary radiological workers. They are cleaning up the radioactive mess, created by a PRIVATE company. Those that have invested, the shareholders should be the ones paying for all of this, when Tepco runs out of moneys of course. All of the Japanese people should be compensated and given free medical care. All of the useless japanese nuclear agencies should be closed and funds previously used for them transfered to relief funds for victims. For starters.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Vietnam, Japan nuclear project intact despite Fukushima

    Exporting social infrastructure, such as high-speed railway systems and nuclear power generation systems, is a pillar of Japan's ruling Democratic Party's growth strategy.

    webmasters comment:

    Exporting social infrastructure... such as ...nuclear power... pillar of Japan's ruling Democratic Party's growth strategy...

    Exporting social infrastructure... such as ...nuclear power... pillar of Japan's ruling Democratic Party's growth strategy...

    Exporting social infrastructure... such as ...nuclear power... pillar of Japan's ruling Democratic Party's growth strategy...

    OHHHHH, i get it... f. everyone up worse then your own country and voila... you 've got GROWTH

    Source: in.reuters.com

  • Fukushima Plant Released Record Amount of Radiation Into Sea

    Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- The destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan was responsible for the biggest discharge of radioactive material into the ocean in history, a study from a French nuclear safety institute said.

    The radioactive cesium that flowed into the sea from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant was 20 times the amount estimated by its owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., according to the study by the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, which is funded by the French government.

    Source: businessweek.com

 

Radioactive news 29 - 30 October 2011

  • Iodine 131 measured from rice

    According to the food measurement result of Citizen’s radioactivity measuring station, not to menation,Cs-134,137 were measured,but Iodine131 was also measured from various rice samples.

    Since this is a private institution,their measurement result is more honest then government’s.

    Most of the samples were taken from 10/1~10/20/2011.

    This may prove Fukushima went back to recriticality state in September.

    webmasters comment:

    well, as the video featured in the 1st article clearly shows, something is definitely melting at reactor unit 5.

    Source: fukushima-diary.com

  • Japanese government still refusing to evacuate Fukushima children

    On the 27th of October 2011, Fukushima women met government officials in Tokyo to demand that the government evacuate Fukushima children immediately. But, the government official only repeated the government’s policy of cleaning up the contaminated area in Fukushima.



    Source: australiancannonball.com

  • Excessive cesium detected in greenhouse-grown mushrooms in Fukushima

    FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Radioactive cesium exceeding the designated limit has been detected in shiitake mushrooms grown in greenhouses at a farm in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, the prefectural government said Saturday.

    The prefectural government has asked the city of Soma and dealers to stop shipment of the mushrooms, and a local agricultural cooperative has begun recalling them after they were found to contain 850 becquerels of cesium per kilogram, exceeding the 500-becquerel limit set by the state.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Radioactive soil to be disposed of 30 yrs after interim storage

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government said Saturday it will seek the final disposal of soil and other waste contaminated with radioactive substances emitted from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant within 30 years after they are collected in a storage facility in Fukushima Prefecture.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • OurPlanet TV: What's Happening to Children Now? (7/14/2011)

    One of the programs, ContAct, did an interview with Mika Noro, which was webcasted on July 14, 2011. Ms. Noro has been active in helping children in areas affected by the Chernobyl nuke plant accident, and after the Fukushima accident her organization has been setting up free medical consultations for mothers and children in Fukushima.

    Noro and the host of the program discussed health issues that were starting to get reported more widely around that time, and compared them to what Noro observed in Chernobyl. Her conclusion: weakened immune system due to exposure to radiation. She is no medical doctor or radiation expert, but considering what the medical doctors and radiation experts have been saying and doing since March 11 (remember Dr. Yamashita?), that doesn't necessarily disqualify her from commenting on health and radiation.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Thousands rally for Fukushima compensation

    Thousands of people angered by Japan's nuclear power plant accident have rallied in Fukushima to demand full compensation for victims of the crisis, and swift decontamination of their neighbourhoods.

    Sunday's rally was attended by about 10,000 people, organisers estimated.

    Source: news.smh.com.au

  • Email;Begging for help for Fukushima

    This is a Japanese activist/blogger ,Mochizuki Iori. I am sending you this email to ask if you can kindly help our children in Minamisoma ,Fukushima. In Minamisoma,where is 20km area from Fukushima plants,still a lot of the students remain ,they play soccer at school play ground but it’s 2 micro Sv/h.

    They are aware of the risk of living in the area,but for financial reason,they can not evacuate.

    Source: fukushima-diary.com

  • Wind Power at Bargain Basement Prices by 2020

    Researchers at Iowa State University’s new Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory are on a mission to lower the price of wind power down to six cents per kilowatt hour by 2020, and they are taking a somewhat unusual path to get there. Instead of focusing on new wind turbine technology, the research team is working behind the scenes to bring down the cost of manufacturing turbine blades, with the goal of developing new manufacturing systems that could improve productivity by 35 percent.

    Source: cleantechnica.com

  • Old Battleship Reflector Used for New Energy in Japan

    Hyuga, Miyazaki Pref., Oct. 30 (Jiji Press)--Some 66 years after World War II, a spare component of a legendary battleship of the former Imperial Japanese Navy is finding unexpected use in a project to research new energy.

    As part of research led by Tohoku University, a solar furnace that converts sunlight into heat has been built at a university facility in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan.

    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • High Levels of Radiation Detected in Tokyo's Setagaya

    Radiation levels as high as 110 microsieverts per hour have been detected in the Hachimanyama district of Setagaya Ward in Tokyo, the Setagaya government said Friday night. In response to a report of a high level of radiation from a citizen, the municipality asked the education and science ministry to conduct radiation checks at places around a supermarket store in the district, officials said.

    The readings at a shrubbery near the supermarket building were 4.7 microsieverts at the height of one meter and 110 microsieverts on the surface of the ground, the officials said.

    webmasters comment:

    Interesting... this means that radiation from 1m above ground increases 23 times to the source which is the same ratio as with data from few days ago.

    If this would be a rule we could calculate the actual ground contamination without any government filters. According to japantimes radiation map, radiation levels linger around 0.05 microSv/h 1m above ground in average (those readings are known to be underestimated). If we multiply that with 23 we get 1.15 microSv/h on the ground or approx 10mSv/year.

    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • Cesium-137 flow into sea 30 times greater than stated by TEPCO: report

    PARIS (Kyodo) -- The amount of radioactive cesium-137 that flowed into the Pacific after the start of Japan's nuclear crisis was probably nearly 30 times the amount stated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. in May, according to a recent report by a French research institute.

    The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety said the amount of the isotope that flowed into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant between March 21 and mid-July reached an estimated 27.1 quadrillion becquerels. A quadrillion is equivalent to 1,000 trillion.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • 5 Innovative uses of wind energy

    Wind EnergyThe environment generated, environment friendly green source of energy

    Our nature is a source of energy in many forms. Wind is one such energy which is in abundance and is totally environment friendly. Wind energy is one of the most preferred source of clean energy. Wind energy has been used by man since time immemorial and is still being used in various forms.

    You must have seen wind mills with their propellers rotating in the wind that is used to convert wind energy into electricity. Many ways of tapping wind energy are known to most of us but there are few that we don't know. Here is a list of 5 such smart uses of wind energy.

    Source: utilityproducts.com

  • TEPCO unprepared for the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: a continuing story

    The nuclear industry is constantly reassuring the public that its reactors are safe. But, as the nuclear disaster in Japan continues to unfold, the evidence mounts that these assurances frequently can’t be trusted at all and that in Japan in particular, the nuclear industry and the government have failed in their duty to protect the Japanese people.

    Media reports on this week's publication of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) manuals said the documents show that ‘the utility's lack of preparedness for an emergency’ was ‘a major factor leading to the meltdowns after the March 11 quake-tsunami’, so it’s no wonder the company had previously refused to make the full documents public. It was Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency that demanded disclosure.

    This sounded terribly familiar to us…

    In July 2007, the Chūetsu offshore earthquake shut down TEPCO’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in western Japan. The quake turned over containers of nuclear waste, causing a release of radioactivity into the atmosphere. Radioactive water leaked inside several of the reactor buildings, some of it reaching the Sea of Japan.

    Source: greenpeace.org

  • Japan likely to OK Tepco aid package: report

    TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- The Japanese government is expected to approve financial assistance to Tokyo Electric Power Co. this week, after the embattled utility sought about Y1 trillion in public funds Friday to deal with compensation claims from the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

    Source: marketwatch.com

  • The Coolest Solar Manufacturing Technology You’ve Never Heard Of: The Optical Cavity Furnace

    Too often, when talking about research and innovation on clean energy technologies, policymakers, pundits, and the media tend to assume that the biggest breakthrough will come from a completely novel technology. The discovery of some new and sexy clean energy technology will suddenly change the game and make clean energy abundant and affordable overnight.

    In practice that rarely happens (see “The breakthrough technology illusion “). A more likely scenario is that humble, behind-the-scenes “process innovations” will continue to increase the efficiency and drive down the costs of manufacturing the technologies we already know work.

    Source: thinkprogress.org

  • Lawyers launch Fukushima compensation team

    TOKYO: Japanese lawyers on Sunday launched a legal team to help victims of the Fukushima accident seek compensation from the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, and the national government.

    About 30 lawyers, mostly based in the northern Fukushima region, announced at a news conference in Fukushima city that they had set up a new legal advisory team.

    Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

  • Fukushima towns struggle to store radioactive waste

    Japanese officials in towns around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant reacted guardedly to plans announced on Saturday to build facilities to store radioactive waste from the clean-up around the plant within three years.

    webmasters comment:

    So two known dumping spots untill now. One is Fukushima pref. which makes sense and the other is Tokyo Bay?

    Source: reuters.com

  • The Fukushima Legislature votes to Close Ten Nukes

    Starting Oct 27 the women of Fukushima organized a demonstration in the capitol city of Tokyo at the controlling government ministry for the nuclear industry, The Ministry of Economy. Their demands are but two:

    Evacuate children in Fukushima to a safer place Do not restart nuclear power plants that are currently shut off

    The Legislature for Fukushima promptly passed a resolution calling for the immediate closure of all ten (10) reactors in Fukushima. The decision on their future is up to the Governor of Fukushima.

    Source: veteranstoday.com

 

Radioactive news 28 October 2011

  • 8,000 Bq/Kg of radioactive sewage sludge incinerated ash is being dumped in Tokyo Bay

    I loved Tokyo Bay.

    It used to be polluted in 60s but recently it was clear. It was beautiful to see, especially at night, yummy to eat, (fish), and marine sports were available.

    Not anymore

    On 6/28/2011, the Japanese government decided radioactive ash, which is lower than 8,000 Bq/Kg can be treated as normal garbage.

    In Tama City, 3000 tons of radioactive ash was stocked but because the stocking facility has become full, they finally started dumping it into Tokyo Bay.

    Source: fukushima-diary.com

  • Is Yokohama 'smart city' plan blueprint for new power grid?

    Yokohama's "smart city" project has taken on added importance. What began as a modest environmental plan is now seen as a controversial blueprint for a system in which the monopolistic utilities would lose absolute control of the power grid.

    webmasters comment:

    There is nothing controversial in a system where monopolistic utilities lose absolute control of the power grid. That's simply called capitalism. While monopolistic utilities backed by corrupt politicians spell fascism.

    Source: japantimes.co.jp

  • Roasting technique could separate cesium from soil

    IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture -- Government researchers on Oct. 26 tested an experimental technique to decontaminate farmland soil by roasting it at 800 degrees at a waste incineration plant near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

    webmasters comment:

    2 words. RADIOACTIVE CEMENT.

    Portland cement clinker is made by heating, in a kiln, a homogeneous mixture of raw materials to a sintering temperature, which is about 1450 °C for modern cements.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_cement

    Source: asahi.com

  • Sacred Sites Peacewalk For A Nuclear Free World Comes To The Bay Area

    Join the Peacewalk for a Nuclear Free World which began at the gates of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on October 22nd and will be in Santa Cruz on Friday and Saturday, before moving on to San Jose on Sunday, then on to Livermore, Hayward, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Sogorea Te (Vallejo). The walk has brought together Buddhists, Japanese, Native Americans, peace and anti-nuclear activists to raise awareness and garner support to shut down nuclear power plants. They want to draw attention to the contamination and degradation of native lands in the uranium mining process, as well as the devastating health effects of radiation which have been suppressed by the corporate media.

    Source: indybay.org

  • Tepco Requests Government Support for Fukushima Compensation

    Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. submitted an initial request for state aid to avert bankruptcy and compensate residents and businesses afflicted by the radiation spewing from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.

    webmasters comment:

    Imagine that! Taxpayers paying the price of nuclear industry screw ups. People in each nuclear country should be aware that they are on their own when nukes blow up. The same propaganda as is seen in Japan would be seen in any nuclear country, simply beacuse it is not an issue of government interest, but an issue of capital interest, profits and the survival of the industry that is feeding the industrial military complex.

    Source: businessweek.com

  • Shortage in nuclear power workforce plagues China

    HONG KONG--A significant shortfall in nuclear power engineers and administrators is nearing a critical stage in China, with 27 new reactors under construction.

    webmasters comment:

    China has paused the construction of new reactors and recent developments show that they are taking nuclear power as a strategic vulnerability along with strategic benefits.

    Source: ajw.asahi.com

  • Gov't to slash upper limit on internal radiation exposure from food

    The government will tighten the provisional safety limit for annual internal radioactive cesium exposure through food intake from the current 5 millisieverts to 1 millisievert by around April 2012.

    webmasters comment:

    Hello world! Here is your latest nutrition table. You will eat 1mSv of radioactive cesium per year. Don't worry about other radionuclides, think of them as artifical flavour. JapGov Shill

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Kashiwa govt wants help with hotspot

    KASHIWA, Chiba--A radiation hotspot in Kashiwa has still not been decontaminated a week after radiation of 57.5 microsieverts per hour was recorded on a city-owned plot of land.
    Source: yomiuri.co.jp

  • Turkey plans to take action against Armenian plant

    Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has said he ordered the country’s nuclear authority to measure radioactivity in the east after the deadly earthquake in Van province for fear of leaks from a nuclear plant in Armenia.

    “I asked the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority to immediately conduct tests,” Yıldız told a group of journalists in Ankara while speaking at a reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hürriyet Daily News.
    Source: hurriyetdailynews.com

  • Fuel retrieval at Fukushima to start in 10 years

    Japan's Atomic Energy Commission says it aims to start retrieving melted nuclear fuel rods from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant within 10 years.

    webmasters comment:

    bullbiscuits

    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Lifetime Cumulative Limit of Internal Radiation from Food to Be 100 Millisieverts in Japan

    That's the formal recommendation of the experts on the government's Food Safety Commission.

    External radiation is not counted in this number, as opposed to their draft plan in July which did include external radiation, and it is in addition to the natural radiation exposure (by which is meant pre-Fukushima natural).

    The experts on the Commission didn't rule on the radiation limit for children, leaving the decision to the Ministry of Health and Labor as if the top-school career bureaucrats in the Ministry would know better.

    Yomiuri and other MSMs are spinning it as "tightening" the existing provisional safety limits on food.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable stealth missile

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said it had successfully test-fired Friday a stealth cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

    The military said the "Hatf VII" missile had a range of 700 kilometres (438 miles) and was a "low-flying, terrain-hugging missile with high manoeuvrability, pin-point accuracy and radar avoidance features".

    webmasters comment:

    something is making nuclear powers very nervous, nuclear drums are beating louder from every corner.

    Source: channelnewsasia.com

  • Russia says nuclear missile test a success

    The military said the 12-meter (40-foot) long, multiple-warhead Bulava missile -- Russian for 'Mace' -- was fired from the atomic-powered submarine Yuri Dolgoruky in the White Sea in northwestern Russia.

    Its warheads hit the target area on the Kamchatka peninsula some 6,000 km (3,700 miles) to the east, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

    "The flight went according to plan and the warheads reached the testing ground at the appropriate time," he said on state-run Rossiya 24 television.

    webmasters comment:

    This comes soon after strange remarks from US senator McCain... As if Satan needed an upgrade, according to RT Bulava is designed to whistand an atomic blast at the range of 500m. So MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) scenario remains on the table. In these mad times.

    Source: reuters.com

  • India's post-Fukushima syndrome can backfire: Russian expert

    MOSCOW: The ongoing wave of protests over the construction of Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu could affect India's ambitious nuclear energy generation and could backfire to deprive the South Asian giant of its critical advantage over China, warns a top Russian expert.

    webmasters comment:

    India's gov. is using scare tactics against the vastly anti nuclear population.

    Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

  • EDF Delays Construction Of 4 Nuclear Reactors In UK

    PARIS -(Dow Jones)- French power company Electricite de France SA, or EDF, (EDF.FR), Friday decided to delay the construction of four planned nuclear reactors in the U.K., a company spokeswoman said, confirming a report from Les Echos newspaper.

    Source: foxbusiness.com

  • Japan considers building a back-up capital city

    Japan is considering building a new city that would take over the functions of Tokyo if the capital was crippled by an earthquake or other natural disaster.

    webmasters comment:

    another way of saying that Tokyo is contaminated above saving.

    Or with all the evil comming out of Japan gov. they probably just need a large enough building project to use all the freshly created radioactive cement :S

    Source: vancouversun.com

   

Radioactive news 27 October 2011

  • 100-Millisievert Radiation Dose from Food Seen to Affect Health

    Tokyo, Oct. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government's Food Safety Commission said in a report Thursday that a cumulative radiation dose from food of some 100 millisieverts or more would affect an individual's health.

    The figure is based on an assumption that external radiation exposure does not increase substantially.

    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • This Is What Passes as "Decontamination" in Fukushima (for That Matter, in Japan)

    Date City in Fukushima Prefecture, 60 kilometers northwest of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant and with high radiation areas and spots all over the city, has started the city-wide "decontamination" effort on October 26, according to Fukushima Minyu newspaper (10/27/2011). According to the article,

     この日の除染作業では、市が委託した清掃業者が、民家の雨どいにたまった泥などを取り除いたほか、軒先を高圧洗浄機で洗い流した

    In today's decontamination work, the cleaning contractor hired by the city removed the sludge in the rain gutter at a residence, and washed the frontage of the house with a power washer.

    That's called "decontamination" in Japan, instead of "yard cleaning".

    So I looked for any video footage of "decontamination" in Date City. I didn't find the latest effort, but I did find the ones from this summer, when the city carried out decontamination with the help of volunteers and the advice from Dr. Shunichi Tanaka, former acting commissioner of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (under the Cabinet Office) and current decontamination advisor to Date City.

    Much touted (by the Minister of the Environment Goshi Hosono) new Japanese decontamination technology amounts to hand-scraping the soil by volunteers with hardly any protection.

    webmasters comment:

    must see vids.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • China environment minister says nuclear safety risks climbing

    (Reuters) - China is facing increasing safety risks from its nuclear power plants as existing facilities age and a large number of new reactors go into operation, the country's environmental minister said in comments published on Wednesday.

    "The safety standards of China's early-phase nuclear facilities are relatively low, operation times are long, some facilities are obsolete and the safety risks are increasing," said Zhou Shengxian in a speech published on the website of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (www.npc.gov.cn).

    webmasters comment:

    Truth of the matter is that nuclear power plants represent the most likely and most devastating targets in war scenarios. Any country with a nuclear power plant is hosting a nuclear bomb to which an enemy country just needs to add a fuse.

    Source: reuters.com

  • Wind Turbines With Telescopic Arms?

    What about a wind turbine with telescopic arms? Rajnish Sharma of the University of Auckland in New Zealand calculated that such a turbine could generate twice as much power over a year as an ordinary one, and be safe to run at high wind speeds. To test the idea, he built a prototype based on a small 1.5-kilowatt turbine. In strong winds it generated the same power as a standard turbine, while in gentler conditions it easily beat its rival.

    Source: care2.com

  • BISOL PLANS 100 MW OF ITS PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES TO BE INSTALLED IN GREECE IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS

    BISOL signed an important contract with the Greek company Avdira Solar and thus increased its market share and strengthened its position in Greece. Avdira Solar have committed themselves to distribute 25 MW of BISOL premium quality photovoltaic modules next year. Both companies have additionally strengthened their relationship by setting a plan of selling 100 MW of BISOL modules in the Greek market in the next three years.

    Mr Polyvios Poulios, CEO of Avdira Solar: “I am very pleased to be able to work together with BISOL in the Greek market. After visiting the production facilities in Slovenia we are even more convinced about the high quality of BISOL products and the dedication of BISOL’s employees. We strongly believe that the European made BISOL modules will be very successful in Greece due to their outstanding quality and high energy yield.”

    webmasters comment:

    BISOL is an outstanding Slovenian company and i m thinking of getting their PV modules my self. Highly recommended if you are planning to get your home or your company off the grid.

    They are also recycling their used PV modules as a rule.

    BISOL COMMITTED TO RECYCLE ITS END-OF-LIFE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

    BISOL signed a contract with French association CERES, which is set to implement the solar industry voluntary commitment to collect and recycle the end-of-life products and production waste.

    Source: bisol.com

  • Geothermal Energy Could Power Entire U.S. (Maybe)

    Google is dipping its toes in renewable energy – according to Science Daily, it provided a grant to SMU Geothermal Laboratory which indicates a pretty hefty amount of geothermal power lurking across the United States. The total amount of available power is claimed to be more than three million megawatts (current coal power plants produce 300,000 megawatts, for the curious). Maps are viewable on Google Earth (where else?) and SMU believes that they are accessible with current technology.

    Source: cleantechnica.com

  • Mad Men: Nuclear Pasts, Human Futures

    In August 1945, the Hiroshima bomb killed over 100,000 people. Yet many later tactical nuclear weapons were to be far bigger than the bomb dropped on this Japanese city. The B53 was one. Its destructive power was truly massive: measured in nine megatons (millions of tons of TNT equivalent), and thus 600 times as powerful as that dropped on Hiroshima.

    Even the B53, however, was far from the world's biggest: the Soviet Union had a twenty-five-megaton warhead on its SS-9 intercontinental ballistic missile (which was given the appropriate Nato code name of "Satan").

    Source: isn.ethz.ch

  • Japan ignored nuke safety iodine advice

    Japanese media is reporting the government repeatedly ignored advice from the country's Nuclear Safety Commission to issue iodine tablets to residents affected by the Fukushima meltdowns.
    Source: abc.net.au

  • Fukushima Station Discharged More Radiation Than Estimated

    The amount is about 42 percent of that released at Chernobyl in 1986, the worst civil atomic disaster in history, according to the study. The plant north of Tokyo may have also started releasing radioactive elements before the tsunami arrived about 45 minutes after the magnitude-9 quake struck, contradicting government assessments.

    webmasters comment:

    I don't trust NILU one bit. If they had honest intentions they would leave the projections available to the public.

    Source: businessweek.com

  • Temelín nuclear plant bidder Areva: ‘We don’t do geopolitics’

    Nevertheless, none of the bidders have their so-called “generation 3+” reactors up and running, which makes comparative study of the safety of the three competing reactor designs a largely theoretical exercise, open to subjective evaluations of the differing types of technologies harnessed in the respective reactors.

    Indeed, the Czech state’s plenipotentiary for the Temelín expansion, former special energy secuirty envoy Václav Bartuška, recently said it would be advantageous for the bidders — and for the contractor, Czech state- controlled power major ČEZ — to have at least one of their new reactors up and running prior to the Czechs making a final decision on the tender.

    webmasters comment:

    all are pushing around newest safest models and they have none to show in practice. Nuclear industry is the same as any other and it should be foreved banned that such devastating power can be marketed around as latest hair products.

    Source: ceskapozice.cz

  • A-bomb survivors question world's reliance on nuclear energy

    "Thus hibakusha, the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who witnessed the atrocities of the first two uses of nuclear weapons 66 years ago, now confront the horror that sufficient nuclear fuel exists in dozens of countries" to make more bombs, she said.

    webmasters comment:

    Nuclear energy represents 12% of worlds electricity production and is not by far something that world depends on. Nuclear energy is something the world can easily go without.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Abnormal smoke from reactor 2

    Being abnormal is normal for Fukushima.

    However, extra ordinary smoke/steam was emit from around reactor 2.

    It was 10/22/2011 17:24.(JST)

    In the video below,it starts spreading at 1:05.

    When it started emitting smoke,it was already dark,so light has nothing to do with the phenomena.

    It’s becoming winter. Steam is more visible in this cold air.

    Source: fukushima-diary.com

  • Tokyo to accept rubble from quake-hit Iwate Pref. from Nov. 2

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will accept from Nov. 2 rubble resulting from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, one of the hardest-hit prefectures.

    The rubble will be transported by Japan Freight Railway Co. to Tokyo's Koto and Ota wards where it will be crushed. It will then be incinerated in Koto and the remnants used as landfill in Tokyo Bay, the metropolitan government said.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Radioactive leaks reported from nuke plant in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture

    Tokyo, Oct 27 (ANI): Water containing radioactive material has reportedly leaked from a pressure vessel inside a reactor at a nuclear power plant in Japan's Ibaraki Prefecture.

    According to the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant, which is operated by Japan Atomic Power Co. and located just north of Tokyo, might have lost around 64 tons of water from its pressure vessel. The water escaped into an outer container housing its boiling water reactor.

    The plant's operator said workers mistakenly loosened a screw on the lower side of the vessel, which led to the water leaking and dousing four workers, Xinhua reports.

    Source: in.news.yahoo.com

 

Radioactive news 25 - 26 October 2011

  • Energy CEOs Urge Court To End Nuclear Waste Fee

    A Department of Energy fee that costs nuclear power utilities some $750 million a year should be suspended because a nuclear-waste program the fee is designed to pay for does not exist, opponents said in a new court filing.

    The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the Nuclear Energy Institute, a policy organization for the industry, urged a Washington DC appeals court to order the DOE to stop collecting the fee for the federally mandated Nuclear Waste Fund which grows by about $1 billion a year and is expected to total $28.3 billion by the end of fiscal 2012.

    webmasters comment:

    100+ nuclear power plants and 0 nuclear waste program.

    Source: energy.aol.com

  • 2.5 micro Sv/h from concrete

    A piece of concrete panel was 2.5 micro Sv/h.

    It was found at a home center in North Tochigi.

    In Japan, radioactive sewage sludge or disposal waste ash are treated as normal garbage when it’s under 8,000 Bq/Kg.

    Source: fukushima-diary.com

  • Fallout forensics hike radiation toll

    Global data on Fukushima challenge Japanese estimates

    The disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March released far more radiation than the Japanese government has claimed. So concludes a study1 that combines radioactivity data from across the globe to estimate the scale and fate of emissions from the shattered plant.

    webmasters comment:

    I believe the latest Nilu numbers are also a manipulation and that CS 137 emissions are underreported. Do a short comparison with Chernobyl emissions available here:

    Chernobyl: Assessment of Radiological and Health Impact 2002 Update of Chernobyl: Ten Years On

    What is also important is the ratios among other nuclides. Xe 133 basically just tells you how much of other nuclides were emitted. Keep in mind that there was 180 tons of fuel at Chernobyl at 870 tons of fuel in reactors at Fukushima. Also Chernobyl got entombed while Fukushima is still spewing.

    Source: fukushimaupdate.com

  • Nuclear fuel recycling costs

    Japan's Atomic Energy Commission says it may cost twice as much to recycle nuclear fuel for power generation as it would to discard the spent fuel as waste.

    At a meeting on Tuesday, the commission calculated the cost of recycling spent nuclear fuel and extracting plutonium. The cost was estimated at 1.98 to 2.14 yen per kilowatt-hour of electricity generated.

    The cost of discarding the spent fuel as waste was about 1 to 1.35 yen per kilowatt-hour.

    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Nuclear plant accidents threaten relations between food producers and consumers

    Nuclear accidents could threaten not only the livelihoods and health of people living nearby but also relations between food producers and consumers.

    webmasters comment:

    Disquisting... Divide the people, make them blame each other and continue to rule with lies and deceit. Divide et impera first hand.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Fukushima's stir-fried noodle now available nationwide

    Nissin Food Products Co. introduced the stir-fried noodle specialty of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, nationwide on Oct. 24. Many townspeople say they have mixed feelings about the release of Namie Yakisoba after they have evacuated the town due to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

    webmasters comment:

    mad & sad

    Source: ajw.asahi.com

  • Fuel Cells Recommended by US DOD for Defense Facilities

    Washington D.C. and Vancouver, BC - Two leading North American clean energy associations, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) of the United States, and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA), today applaud the release of a groundbreaking U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) study, "Beyond Demonstration: A White Paper on the Role of Fuel Cells in the Department of Defense's Energy Strategy" which supports deployment of fuel cell-based power solutions. The DOD assessment validates technological and commercial progress made to date by developers of fuel cell technology, recommending that the U.S. Department of Defense proactively evaluate and acquire fuel cell systems for distributed power generation, backup power, material handling equipment, ground support equipment and unmanned vehicles.

    Source: globalenergywatch.com

  • High levels of radiation detected at 2 schools in Chiba Prefecture

    ABIKO, Chiba -- High levels of radiation have been detected on the premises of two elementary schools here, local education authorities have revealed.

    According to the Abiko Municipal Board of Education, 11.3 microsieverts of radiation per hour was detected just above the surface of the ground near a ditch in the compounds of the Abiko Municipal Daiichi Elementary School on Sept. 15. The amount was 1.7 microsieverts in the air 50 centimeters above the ground.

    Soil had piled up in the ditch, which had been damaged by growing tree roots, a situation similar to a residential area of the Chiba Prefecture city of Kashiwa where 57.5 microsieverts per hour was detected.

    Radioactive cesium amounting to 60,768 becquerels per 1 kilogram of soil was found in the ditch.

    webmasters comment:

    So 60.000 bcq/kg gives 11.3 uSv/h above the surface and 1.7uSv/h 50cm above ground. Easy to see why jap gov shills have set the measurments at 1m above ground.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Fukushima Japan Crisis part 1

    When I heard that the local board of education in Minamisoma City, one of the cities in the 20-30 km zone had decided to re-open the schools, I decided to travel to this zone with my cameraman, Colin, to document the story of these children.

    "In the Radiation Zone: the Children of Minamisoma," a three-part behind- the-scenes look at what we filmed was published by Discovery News in May. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

    Source: encrypt777

  • Fukushima Japan Crisis part 2

    In part two, we visit the local train station, interview people that have recently moved from evacuation centers into temporary housing, and head for the 20 km exclusion zone:

    Source: encrypt777

  • Fukushima Japan Crisis part 3

    In Part 3, on the way to the 20 km exclusion zone, we drive through the wasteland where the debris from the earthquake and tsunami is being sorted and stored. At the exclusion zone we talk with some of the people we meet there. Finally, we approach the 20 km border:

    Source: encrypt777

  • Tokai No. 2 plant reports radioactive water leakage

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Water containing radioactive substances has leaked from a reactor pressure vessel at the Tokai No. 2 power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, although there was no release of toxic substances into the outside environment, the government's nuclear safety agency said Wednesday.

    Some 64 tons of water may have escaped from the pressure vessel to the outer primary container of the plant's boiling water reactor, which is undergoing regular checkups, the agency said.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • A Map Of The Geothermal Riches In The U.S.

    Geothermal energy is clean and plentiful, but up until now, it has mostly been restricted in the U.S. to the western part of the country because of the unique geologic qualities of the region. Namely, the ground is a lot hotter there. But advances in geothermal drilling techniques mean that the country is no longer beholden to old ideas about the temperature thresholds of geothermal; we can now make heat from areas where the drills reach temperatures as low 212 degrees Fahrenheit, which opens up areas across the U.S.

    This Google Earth map from SMU’s Geothermal Laboratory, funded by a Google.org grant, details the country's geothermal resources based on the availability of advanced drilling techniques. The conclusion: The U.S. can produce over three million megawatts of geothermal energy, or 10 times the capacity of currently installed coal power plants.

    Source: fastcompany.com

  • Fukushima Update - 2011/10/25 (Video)

    In today's Fukushima Update we examine the effects of the Fukushima disaster on children, find out more about the Kashiwa hotspot, learn about TEPCO's un-redacted documents, ponder the lessons of old Kurosawa films and watch some children-friendly pro-nuke programming.



    Source: corbettreport / fukushimaupdate.com

  • Quake hits Japan's Fukushima prefecture

    NEW YORK (AP) – A moderate earthquake has shaken the northeastern Japanese prefecture where the much more massive earthquake and tsunami touched off the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl earlier this year.

    Source: usatoday.com

  • Warplane and nuclear plant data were at risk in Mitsubishi Heavy attack

    Now, however, it has been revealed that the company found evidence that suggested information on fighter jets and helicopters designed for Japan's Ministry of Defence and nuclear power plant and anti-earthquake data was pilfered by the hackers.

    The aircraft information could be used to find vulnerabilities in Japan's air force or air defences, while the nuclear power plant data could be employed to design a Stuxnet style attack similar to the one launched against Iran's nuclear fuel enrichment systems.

    Source: theinquirer.net

  • Unedited Fukushima accident manual released, loss of power sources not envisioned

    The government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) released part of an unedited severe accident manual for the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant on Oct. 24, revealing that Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) had not envisioned the possibility of all power sources at the nuclear complex being lost.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Explaining the Nuclear Power Plant in the Backyard to Children

    In the words of renowned nuclear expert Dr. Theodore Rockwell, “now kids can learn the basic facts about nuclear energy without first being scared witless.” Nutcracker Publishing Company announced today it is getting ready to “radiate brilliance” with the release of a children’s picture book that explains the inner workings of a nuclear power plant.

    Source: fukushimaupdate.com

  • NATO Prepares Global War – Russian and Chinese Military on Highest Alert.

    At the International Security Conference (ISC) in Munich, 2007, Vladimir Putin warned western leaders, that the unprecedented aggressive expansion of NATO has brought the world more close to a third world war than it has ever been before. This stern warning came years before NATO´s aggression against Libya and it´s undeclared war in Syria and Pakistan. Following the recent deployment of US troops to Uganda, and military threats directed against Pakistan, the armed forces of NATO, Russia and China have never been as close to open and all out conflict as today. A recent and sobering report of the Russian Intelligence Service FSB, details the fact that the USA and NATO are currently planning and actively preparing for all out war on all continents. After the recent meeting between Russian P.M. Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Huan Jintao, both Russian and Chinese military forces have been placed on highest alert.

    By Dr. Christof Lehmann

    Source: poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com via WRH

  • Czech-Russian Arako in Deal With Enel's Slovak Nuclear Power Plant

    Arako spol. sro, a Czech-based unit of Russian machinery division OJSC Atomenergomash of state-owned nuclear engineering company Rosatom, said Tuesday it had secured a contract to supply components to the Slovak Mochovce nuclear power plant of Italy's Enel SpA (ENEL.MI).

    "The total value of goods that we're supplying to Mochovce exceeds EUR20 million," said Rovsan Abbasov, Arako's general director.

    Enel is currently expanding the Mochovce nuclear plant, operated by its Slovak unit Slovenske Elektrarny AS.

    webmasters comment:

    Russians are very aggressive in NPP expansions lately. But so are french, and japanese... Basically it is the whole industry pushing nukes around as used car salesmen. For them it's just business. If it blows up, it's MORE business.

    Source: foxbusiness.com

  • Japan to donate food from Fukushima region to global south countries

    NHK [Japan National Broadcasting] reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is proposing to purchase industrial and canned fish products from disaster hit areas, Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate as “a means to tackle harmful rumor against their products”. The Ministry applied for a budget $65 million for this purpose under overseas development aid[ODA]. These products have a high risk of being contaminated yet the Japanese government are intending to send them to countries in the global south! Not done with killing their own people they now want to spread their nuclear death under the disguise of aid – in other words kill and make even more people really sick!
    Source: blacklooks.org

  • Biggest US nuclear bomb dismantled in Texas

    Hallways in one building had pictures of nuclear blasts from tests hanging on the walls. Riding in a bus one could see areas in the 16,000-acre (6,500-hectare) facility, one of the nation's most secure sites, where plutonium pits and other weapons materials are stored.

    webmasters comment:

    Just a reminder that nuclear power plants are just a cover for producing nuclear weapons. And guys running that show don't really care for public opinion. It's about which bang makes a better photo.

    Source: guardian.co.uk

  • Up to 20 millions tons of tsunami debris headed for U.S. shores

    Prepare for a garbage deluge.

    An estimated 5 million tons to 20 million tons of debris sucked into the ocean during Japan's massive tsunami is due to hit U.S. shores, University of Hawaii scientists say. The wall of water struck in March, so that means the garbage should be here -- sometime in 2014.

    Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com via WRH

  • FPL rates headed up to pay for possible nuclear plants

    TALLAHASSEE - State utility regulators decided Monday that Florida Power & Light customers must pay $196 million next year for new nuclear projects, including two reactors yet to be approved.

    The Florida Public Service Commission unanimously approved its staff recommendations for the increased rate, rejecting objections of the state's consumer advocate that the Juno Beach-based utility misled regulators and that the true costs of the projects are still unknown.

    Starting Jan. 1, FPL's typical 1,000 kilowatt-hour residential customer will pay $1.87 more per month to cover the costs of improvements and increased capacity at its St. Lucie plant on Hutchinson Island and its Turkey Point plant in Miami-Dade County.

    webmasters comment:

    Hang the taxpayers with the bill, collect the profits... You know, they are not lying when they say the nuclear power is cheap. It really is. FOR THEM.

    Source: sun-sentinel.com

  • Smart electric grid yields jobs, report says

    The effort to develop a smarter electricity grid has created more than 12,560 jobs in the Bay Area and could produce many more, according to a report to be released today.

    Source: sfgate.com

  • Military Becomes Big Promoter of Alternative Energy

    A friend of mine is the key alternative energy promoter for one of the largest states in the U.S. He told me that he is working with the top military brass for the region to promote alternative energy, and that the military commander is extremely interested in transitioning towards more alternative energy usage.

    As Dr. Kent Moors notes today, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus himself is aggressively pushing alternative energy, as are other branches of the military:

    During a biofuels conference at Mississippi State University last week, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced that his branch would be leading the charge to lessen the Defense Department’s (DOD) dependence on fossil fuels.

    Source: washingtonsblog.com

   

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