Radioactive news 7 June 2011

  • No.1 reactor vessel damaged 5 hours after quake

    Japan's nuclear regulator says the meltdown at one of the Fukushima reactors came about 5 hours after the March 11th earthquake, 10 hours earlier than initially estimated by the plant's operator.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Fukushima officials warn of radioactive water leaks into Pacific by June 20

    Workers with Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) are struggling to move more than 100,000 tons of water that has pooled beneath the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into temporary storage tanks or else, they say, there will be more radioactive spillage into the sea later this month.
    Source: weeklyintercept.blogspot.com

  • Monitoring of beach radiation begins in Ibaraki

    Ibaraki Prefecture, south of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has begun monitoring radiation levels at its beaches to ensure safety before this summer's swimming season.

    Japan government propaganda continues... To the people of Japan. Let TEPCO and your governent officials take the first dive.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Govt panel on nuclear accident holds 1st meeting

    Prime Minister Naoto Kan told the meeting that he wants the panel to broadly examine technological and other issues, such as the closed inner circle that makes nuclear-related decisions. He also singled out the fact that the industry ministry is responsible for both the promotion and regulation of nuclear power. 


  • Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Nuclear safety agency to become independent according to report for IAEA

    The government has decided to remove the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) from under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, turning it into an independent body, a report on the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant shows.
    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Incineration of rubble OK'd amid radiation risk

    The Environment Ministry plans to allow rubble from the March 11 disasters in coastal and central parts of Fukushima Prefecture to be incinerated or buried, raising the risk of radioactive contamination, officials said Sunday.
    Source: japantimes.co.jp