News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in June 2011

Radioactive news 21 June 2011

  • Fort Calhoun nuclear plant new Fukushima?

    Much of the mainstream media has passed by the case of a nuclear plant in Nebraska that suffered from a fire two weeks ago. Officials there say it was extinguished in about 20 minutes, but now there is cause for a new concern - water in the river is rising and specialists believe it could pose a whole new problem. There has been an ongoing no-fly zone there as well, but the officials say it has nothing to do with potential radiation, yet the public remains skeptic. Tyson Slocum, director of the Public Citizen's Energy Program, explains whether Americans should be suspicious about the nuke plant.
    Source: RTNews

  • Project Flood: Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant under serious flood threat

    After the Army released near record water from six major reservoirs, levees have failed to hold the Missouri River so flooding now poses a "serious threat" to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant according to today's International Business Times article.

    IBTimes Staff Reporter reported at 4:17 AM EDT that "Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant was reportedly very close to getting engulfed by the floodwaters, raising fears of a crisis similar to Japan’s Fukushima disaster."

    Continue reading on Examiner.com Project Flood: Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant under serious flood threat - National Human Rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/project- flood-fort-calhoun-nuclear-power-plant-under-serious-flood-threat? CID=examiner_alerts_article#ixzz1PwaeANbV
    Source: examiner.com

  • New pint sized particle accelerator leads the way to clean nuclear energy

    Researchers at Daresbury science park in Britain have offered a glimpse into what might be the future of nuclear energy production by showcasing a scaled down particle accelerator; one, that when combined with others just like it, could produce nuclear energy based on thorium, rather than uranium.
    Source: physorg.com

  • Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites

    Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.

    The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation.
    Source: msnbc.msn.com

  • Dangerous radiation leaked from three-quarters of U.S. nuclear power plants

    Dangerous radiation has leaked from three-quarters of all U.S. nuclear power stations raising fears the country's water supplies could one day be contaminated.

    The number and severity of leaks has increased because of the many old and unsafe plants across America, a new investigation has claimed.

    Radioactive tritium has escaped at least 48 of 65 of all U.S. sites, often entering water around the plants through rusty old pipe
    Source: dailymail.co.uk

  • Nuclear News by Mark Sircus

    (NaturalNews) Dr. Helen Caldicott described what's happening at Fukushima as "kind of like a nuclear war with no explosion." She believes the release of radio?nuclides from Fukushima is much higher than has been reported by officials and could, over time, cause millions of cancers. She says. "We're talking about random compulsory genetic engineering for the rest of time. And almost all mutations are deleterious. They cause diseases like cystic fibrosis, diabetes, dwarfism - there are over 2600 genetic diseases - I could go on and on. So what we are doing is just the most ghastly experiment, not just on the human species but on 30 million other species that cohabit the planet with us."
    Source: naturalnews.com

  • Iwaki City begins asking about evacuation

    The 2 areas, in Iwaki City, are about 30 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. They are outside the evacuation zone. However, radiation of more than 3 microsieverts per hour has been recorded in the districts.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Another TEPCO worker exceeds radiation limit

    The ministry said one of the workers -- part of the maintenance staff at the plant -- is suspected of having been exposed to 335 millisieverts.

    The figure exceeds the limit of 250 millisieverts set by the government for emergency situations.

    The checks came after TEPCO found 3 additional workers had been exposed to radiation beyond the legal limit. Five more workers are suspected of having received doses of radiation above the limit.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Art aid sent as therapy for disaster-zone kid

    He picks up a brightly painted canvas tote bag from a large pile on the floor and begins to fill it with 20 different kinds of art and music supplies — paints, brushes, colored pencils, sketchbooks, erasers, a recorder and music to play — that are laid out in a row of boxes on tables set up at the school's front entrance.
    Source: japantimes.co.jp

  • Pool reinforcement continues at No.4 reactor

    The pool contains 1,535 spent fuel rods...

    TEPCO on Monday completed one stage of the reinforcement that began late last month. 32 iron pillars, each 8 meters tall and weighing 40 tons, were installed beneath the pool on the 2nd floor of the reactor building.

    The utility plans to wrap the pillars in concrete by the end of next month.

    TEPCO then plans to install the same type of circulatory cooling system used for the spent fuel pool at the No. 2 reactor.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Water decontamination test at Fukushima stops

    The test run of a water decontamination system at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has again been halted due to a malfunction.

    The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, had resumed testing the system early Tuesday morning after a previous stoppage.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Rice planted for radiation testing in Iitate

    A government-affiliated research center on Monday planted rice in Iitate Village, where all agricultural products are under restricted cultivation. The village is located about 40 kilometers northwest of the plant
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Under the name of Economy nuclear plants are safe

    Prefectural governors who hold the keys to restarting Japan's idle nuclear reactors did not appear to be convinced by the government's June 18 statement declaring nuclear power plants safe enough to resume operations.
    Source: asahi.com

  • 2nd entrance opened at No.2 reactor

    Tokyo Electric Power Company says the humidity near the entrance dropped to 58.7 percent on Monday morning when the first door was opened. The ventilation began only after the operator had filtered radioactive substances from the air inside the building.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Abnormal patterns on clam shells a sign of stress from tsunami

    Abnormal shell patterns have been found on clams off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture since the tsunami radically changed their habitat, according to research team led by Kenji Okoshi, a professor of environmental dynamic analysis at Toho University.
    Source: asahi.com

  • More people in Fukushima fearing contamination

    The highest level recorded was 2.45 microsieverts per hour at 1 meter above the ground in the houses' backyards.

    The mother of an 8-year-old girl said she has been worried since the nuclear accident in March. She said she thinks it is a bit late for city officials to address their concerns.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Prestigious doctor: US nuclear 'Baby valley of death,' Millions to die (video)

    Dr. Mark Sircus bearer of tragic radiation news

    Sunday, the prestigious Doctor Mark Sircus released a new report concurring with a host of scientists and other doctors giving evidence that people of Japan and United States have been subjected to dangerous levels of radiation since Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns, and also subjected to a tight cover-up by authorities and media, the result of which will be millions of baby deaths and new cancer victims. Japanese and American children are already suffering with symptoms that appear to be the first signs of Radiation Sickness.
    Source: examiner.com

  • Japan pumps water into reactor to contain radioactivity

    Tokyo - Japanese authorities pumped water into a damaged nuclear reactor over the weekend to contain high radiation, news reports said Monday.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which runs the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, started Sunday to pour water into a pool on the top floor of reactor 4 of the six-reactor plant after it discovered the water level had dropped to about one-third of its capacity, public broadcaster NHK reported.
    Source: monstersandcritics.com

  • Nebraska Nuke Plant Issues Flood Alert

    OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Public Power District issued a flooding alert Sunday for its nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska as the Missouri River continues to rise.

    Mark Becker, a spokesman for the Columbus-based utility, said the “notification of unusual event” sent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was expected as the river swells above record levels. The declaration is the least serious of four emergency notifications established by the federal commission.
    Source: yankton.net

 

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