News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in June 2011

Radioactive news 28 June 2011

  • We're just hoping for the best: Residents flee as fire-fighters desperately battle blaze on edge of nuclear weapons complex

    Fire-fighters desperately continued to battle with a fierce blaze this morning, as it roared out of control at the edge of a nuclear weapons complex and thousands of local residents fled.

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory, a large nuclear facility that includes a building containing plutonium, is located in New Mexico in southern America and has flames licking at its site boundary.

    The laboratory, which houses some of the world's most advanced supercomputers, is also home to America's largest supply of nuclear weapons, causing firemen and residents alike to panic.


  • Japan designates 3 northeastern areas as foreign tourist spots

    TOKYO — The Japan Tourism Agency said Monday it has added three areas in disaster-hit northeastern Japan, including a town in Iwate Prefecture with historic assets that was recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site, as designated regional tourism spots where it expects foreign visitors to increase.

  • TEPCO delayed disclosing rising radiation levels at plant

    The report says TEPCO detected 290 millisieverts of radiation per hour--a level that prohibits entry into the reactor building--at the No. 1 reactor building at 9:51 p.m. on March 11.

    Webmasters comment:
    This is a proof that they knew about the meltdown from the very begining.


  • TEPCO halts water circulation due to leaks

    The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suspended using decontaminated water as a coolant because of leaky pipes.

    Tokyo Electric Power Company began circulating recycled water through the No.1, 2 and 3 reactors at 4:20 PM on Monday.

    But it halted the operation one and a half hours later after discovering water leaking from the pipes.

  • Radioactive ash found in waste incineration plant

    An operator of waste incineration plants in Tokyo says it has found a high density of radioactive materials in ash at one of its plants.

    An Edogawa ward plant, which handles general household garbage, detected 9,740 becquerels of radioactive materials per kilogram of ash.

    The ash was collected from a device to filter exhaust fumes.

  • Radioactive strontium detected in seabed

    Radioactive strontium has been detected for the first time on the seabed near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    Tokyo Electric Power Company says it found strontium-89 and -90 in the seabed soil. The company conducted a survey on June 2nd about 3 kilometers off the coast at 2 locations, some 20 kilometers north and south of the nuclear complex.

    The substances pose a serious health risk because they can accumulate in the bones if inhaled, which could cause cancer.

    Up to 44 becquerels per kilogram of strontium-90 were detected, which has a half-life of 29 years.

  • Constructing a Container Of Death - A comparison of the size of the disaster at Fukushima and the sarcophagus designed to contain the deadly radioactivity

    TEPCO has decided to entomb Reactor 1, which is confirmed in a state of full meltdown, in a sarcophagus shell to contain the high amounts of radiation that escape every day. Simulations have led experts to believe that meltdown occurred after 3.5 hours after the cooling systems stopped. While TEPCO finishes the designs for its containment structure in Japan, in the Ukraine, the Chernobyl sarcophagus is also being re-encased. The installment of the cover is a temporary emergency measure, and its ability to withstand seismic activity is unknown.

    The full situation inside of Reactor 1 has not been released to the public yet, but monitoring of pressure readings inside of the RPV show that the pressure is equal to atmospheric pressure and dropping. Both Reactor 2 and Reactor 3 RPV pressure levels currently register a lower than atomospheric pressure reading.

  • Tepco Comes Under Fire From Shareholders Over Nuke Crisis

    TOKYO (Kyodo)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. came under fire at a shareholders meeting Tuesday over the ongoing crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, facing criticism that the disaster was a ''man-made calamity'' and that the company is not doing enough to take responsibility.

  • Tests reveal radioactive urine in Japanese residents

    (NaturalNews) Doctors from Watari Hospital in Fukushima, Japan, recently conducted tests on residents living in two Japanese towns located about 25 miles from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, and discovered that all of them had radioactive particles in their urine. This shocking discovery reveals just how widespread the nuclear catastrophe really is, and how its devastating implications will likely continue to persist indefinitely.

  • Exposed documents reveal Napolitano, TSA lied about safety of cancer- causing naked body scanners

    Amid the string of emails discussing the matter, an undisclosed sender explains that NIST was "a little concerned" over Napolitano's public reassurances that TSA's naked body scanners are safe. After all, NIST does not test products, and it never tested the naked body scanners in the first place. Napolitano apparently took the individual machine dose measurements that NIST had gathered and twisted them to say what she wanted them to say, which was that the machines are safe.

  • Despite Fukushima disaster, Sarkozy to plough 1billion euros into atomic energy

    President Nicolas Sarkozy says France will invest 1billion euro (£900million) in nuclear energy despite a rise in concern about atomic safety following Japan's nuclear disaster.

    Sarkozy says a moratorium on new nuclear reactors, as some countries have declared since the Fukushima Daiichi accident, ‘makes no sense.’

    He said today that ‘there is no alternative to nuclear energy today.’

    Webmasters comment:
    I am so fed up with "no alternative bullbisquits". The nuclear sector provides only 15% of all world electricity production. If household and companies would cut their energy consumption by 15% all nuclear powerplants could be shut down in a single day. With help of green energy and investments in safe thorium technology nuclear energy is way past its time to be put in the Recyle Bin of History.



    Updated 10:15 pm: The Las Conchas fire, at an estimated 44,000 acres, entered Los Alamos National Laboratory property and is still zero percent contained. EVACUATION IS NOW MANDATORY for Los Alamos.

    Evacs are still voluntary for White Rock but Los Alamos evacuees are instructed not to relocate to White Rock in case it's evacuated, too.


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