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