News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in May 2011

Radioactive news 6 May 2011

  • Feds Abandon Extra Radiation Monitoring of Milk, Water
    The U.S. government has abandoned efforts to monitor elevated levels of radiation that infiltrated the nation’s water and milk in the wake of a nuclear catastrophe in Japan.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has faced stiff criticism for its slow and spotty monitoring of radioactive iodine, cesium and other materials that were ejected into the atmosphere after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was struck by a tsunami in early March. The material fell on the United States in rainwater and was ingested by cows, which passed it through into their milk.

  • Tepco starts flooding No. 1 reactor vessel
    Tepco on Friday started increasing the amount of water it is injecting into the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in hopes of providing stable cooling for the damaged nuclear fuel inside.
  • Kan Orders Halt To Operations At Hamaoka Nuclear Plant
    Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan called Friday for a controversial nuclear power coastal plant located near an earthquake fault-line southwest of Tokyo to suspend its operations, reflecting a newly cautious stance toward the country's nuclear power facilities amid an ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear complex crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
  • Hamaoka plant sits in Tokai quake focal zoneThe Hamaoka nuclear power plant is located above the projected focus of a magnitude-8-class earthquake that could strike Shizuoka Prefecture.

    Seismologists have long been warning that the likely Tokai earthquake could occur any time.

    They say massive earthquakes have hit the region every 100 to 150 years, but no major quake has occurred there since the one that struck in the 19th century.Legendary film chess set makes 140,000 US Dollars.
    Source: nhk

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