- Into Eternity - A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage
Genre: Documentary | Length: 75 minutes | Land/Year: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy/2010 Regie: Michael Madsen
- Fukushima shocking truths: Historical radiation dump, cover-up, the unborn
Nuclear energy refugees and unwitting consumers face overwhelming reality of Fukushima catastrophe impacting survivors and the unborn
On September 29, another strong quake hit Japan's Fukushima where workers refuse to work at its crippled nuclear power plant that is releasing more radioactive contamination into the ocean than ever seen, with highest cesium values not closest to Fukushima, amid what an "ultimate insider" told ABC News Australia is a "cover-up" of a catastrophe so intense, truth has been buried, even by the Prime Minister. Thousands of Japan's nuclear energy refugees battle to face reality, especially women confronted with these new reports who worry about their children and their unborn.
- Fukushima Getting Worse - Tokyo Becoming Uninhabitable?
The radiation coming out of that hell-hole is still INCREASING. As I have said for months, there is no way to stop it. The only solution is to hide it and pretend it doesn't exist.
As of today, the people who were evacuated from the dead zone can apply for compensation to get a home somewhere else. The instructions are 160 pages long and the application itself is 60 pages and requires various proofs and documents. Merely having to leave a zone of deadly radiation is not proof of anything to the Japanese government, even though they ordered the evacuation.
In addition, the instructions are incomprehensible, even to a Japanese lawyer. A typical farmer or lay person could never complete the application.
- DAE hopes to begin talks with French co Areva for Jaitapur nuclear plant soon
Mumbai, Sept. 29:
The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) hopes to commence its techno-commercial negotiations with the French company Areva for the Jaitapur nuclear project before June 2012.
Areva had signed a framework agreement with DAE last December to build six European Pressurised Reactors (EPR) for the Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra,
Areva calling the reactors Europen is simply disqusting, since the vast majority of Europeans reject nuclear power completly.
Also, this is worth noticing...
The reactor can use 5% enriched uranium oxide fuel, reprocessed uranium fuel and 100% mixed uranium plutonium oxide fuel...
The Union of Concerned Scientists has referred to the EPR as the only new reactor design under consideration in the United States that "...appears to have the potential to be significantly safer and more secure against attack than today's reactors."(wikipedia)
... significantly safer and more secure against attack than today's reactors... meaning that todays reactors are completly unsecure and thats also the reason why the probability of a terrorist or other attack is excluded from the "safety stress tests in EU, while the Union is engaged in several wars. Hipocrisy at its finest.
- Japan lets kids and pregnant women return near Fukushima nuclear plant
Japan trade minister has said on Friday that children and pregnant women will be allowed return to certain areas near the Fukushima nuclear plant. The decision was made following an improvement in living conditions after a huge earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
- New Radiation Limits Demanded for Children
TOKYO, Sep 29, 2011 (IPS) - The threat of radioactive contamination faced particularly by children after the Mar. 11 nuclear disaster in Japan has touched the heart of the Japanese public, and become a major political and social issue.
The threat of radioactive contamination faced particularly by children after the Mar. 11 nuclear disaster in Japan has touched the hearts of the Japanese public quite litterally. (see prof. Busby video)
- Researchers develop material that uses temperature differences to generate power
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki -- A semi-governmental research institute has developed an ink-like material printed on a thin film to generate electric power by using temperature differences.
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) expects use of the new power generation method could be widespread, pointing out that it can be attached to pipes in factories to fully utilize exhaust heat.
- Tepco Compensation Rules Outrageous, Fukushima Evacuees Say
“It's possible we won't get any more money. My wife and I have received 1.6 million yen in temporary payments,” Jinichi Kato, 57, who has been living in an apartment near Tokyo after evacuating his home about 5 kilometers from the plant. “We're cutting down on food. There isn't much left from the temporary payment from Tepco and we won't be able to survive.”
- Before the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown, what was Japan’s biggest nuclear accident on Sept. 30, 1999?
On Sept. 30, 1999, workers at a nuclear fuel processing plant in Japan accidentally add 35 pounds of powdered uranium to nitric acid instead of just the 5 pounds. Workers at the Ibaraki Prefecture plant see a flash of blue light. The reaction releases a great quantity of gas containing alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. The high concentration of uranium triggers a fission reaction that takes nearly 20 hours for officials to bring under control. That day officials evacuate 160 people who all live within a quarter of a mile of the facility. Officials order another 310,000 people living within six miles of the plant to stay indoors with windows shut until radiation levels fell. One plant worker, Hisashi Ouchi, dies after two weeks in a coma.
35 pound of uranium up in the air, 310k people within 6 miles and the cure for the issue is as seen in Fukushima: stay indoors with windows shut.
Dillution is not a Solution!
- Ministry of Education Maps of Plutonium and Strontium Show Wide Dispersion of Supposedly Heavy Nuclides
On September 30 the Ministry of Education and Science posted the blurry maps plotting the locations where plutonium and strontium have been detected.
(On the same day, September 30, the national government abolished the evacuation-ready zone between the 20 and 30 kilometer radius from the plant, "allowing" the residents to return.)
- Three Plutonium Brothers Revisited
Now that the national government has finally owned up to the existence of plutonium and strontium outside Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant (in case of strontium-89, as far as Shirakawa City, 79 kilometers from the plant), it seems like a good time to revisit what the government researchers were saying about "heavy" plutonium that we didn't need to worry about a bit, back in March and April.
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- 20-30 km exclusion zone lifted around Fukushima
Evacuation warnings have been lifted for five areas near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
- Anti-Nuclear Delegation from Fukushima Visits CRS on 9/23/11
- Andasol 3 solar thermal power plant inaugurated
Largest solar energy site on stream
Andasol power plants supply the electricity needs of half a million people
Storage technology enables electricity supply at night
- Senior U.S. official denies talk of putting nuclear waste site in Mongolia
WASHINGTON -- A senior U.S. Energy Department official on Wednesday disputed reports that the Obama administration has sought Mongolian support for construction of a storage site for international spent nuclear fuel in the Central Asian nation.
- Closeness of gov't, utilities seen behind manipulated symposiums
A government panel said Friday that close ties between nuclear safety regulators, energy agency officials and power utilities may have led to the government's encouraging the utilities to manipulate public opinion in favor of nuclear power at state-sponsored events.
- Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for September 27th-29th, 2011
Here’s the latest of our new bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
- Vatican official says Japan nuclear crisis signals global problem
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican official told members of the International Atomic Energy Agency that this year’s nuclear disaster in Japan has raised new concerns about the safety of nuclear plants around the world.
Please note the irony when i say that Fukushima nuclear crisis just became official for 1.1 billion people.
- Highly toxic plutonium detected in soil 45 km away from Fukushima nuclear complex
The ministry also said radioactive strontium was detected in a wide swath of Fukushima Prefecture within a radius of 80 kilometers from the troubled nuclear power plant, underscoring the fact that the nuclear crisis has been affecting wide areas.
The ministry conducted inspections on soil at 100 locations within a radius of 80 kilometers from the crippled nuclear power plant in June and July. Plutonium-238, believed to have come from the crippled nuclear plant, was detected in six locations including Iitate, Futaba and Namie. Plutonium-239 and -240 were also detected in many locations, but the ministry said it was not clear whether they were directly linked to the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Well its either Fukushima or Trolls and Dwarfs from various forests in Japan went nuclear. Your pick.
- Plutonium detected outside compound of Fukushima plant
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government has detected plutonium apparently from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant outside the compound of the plant for the first time, science ministry officials said Friday.
The plutonium was detected at six locations in Fukushima Prefecture, including Iitate village around 45 kilometers northwest of the Fukushima complex, they said, adding the amounts were small and posed no danger to health.
- Fukushima's radioactive sea contamination lingers
Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, has told The New York Times that he has received samples of seawater taken in July from near the plant that contained 10,000 becquerels per cubic metre. The corresponding level last year, only months before the disaster, was just 1.5 becquerels, he says....
Official estimates from the Japanese government and TEPCO, the company that owns Fukushima-Daiichi, suggest that 3500 terabecquerels of caesium-137 from the plant entered the ocean between 11 March and late May. The pollution was exacerbated in April by problems locating a persistent leak of contaminated water and a decision by TEPCO to dump contaminated water at sea. A further 10,000 terabecquerels of caesium-137 is thought to have found its way into the ocean after escaping as steam from the facility. And TEPCO said last week that Fukushima-Daiichi may still be leaking as much as 500 tonnes of contaminated water into the sea every day.
- Swiss to shut down nuclear power plants by 2034
The Swiss government estimates that phasing out nuclear power in the Alpine country would cost up to SFr3.8 billion (€3.1 billion).
Estimates for Fukushima cleanup are supposedly 60 billion, while Reuters published an article that Tepco faces $110 bln hole in finances.
Does anyone still think that phasing out nuclear power is expensive?
- CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Tepco faces $110 bln hole in finances -Nikkei
TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co , the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, faces a funding shortfall of up to $110 billion over 10 years, the Nikkei business daily reported, citing a government panel tasked with assessing its finances.
- Tokai village mayor reflects on JCO and Fukushima crises, calls for anti-nuke shift
In front of the approximately 100 village officials who gathered, Murakami both criticized the central government for its handling of nuclear power and showed his anti-nuclear position.
"A government that is both incompetent and unfeeling toward mankind is not qualified to have nuclear power plants," he said.