News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in June 2011
- Radioactive Sewage Piling Up All Over Eastern Japan With No Plan For Disposal
Extremely radioactive sewage sludge is piling up at facilities in prefectures all over Japan as Government officials have remained silent for weeks about a plan to deal with the crisis. As I previously reported, extremely radioactive sewage was detected in 19 out of 20 places tested at distances up to 65 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
- Nowhere to Run: Hot radioactive particles in Seattle at 50 percent of levels seen in Tokyo — Latches onto lung tissue (VIDEO)
Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen talks to CNN’s John King about the dangers of the radiation situation in Japan.
- Gov’t report suggests situation “far worse” than meltdown — It “is the worst possibility in a nuclear accident”
A “melt-through”–when melted nuclear fuel leaks from the bottom of damaged reactor pressure vessels into containment vessels–is far worse than a core meltdown and is the worst possibility in a nuclear accident.
- ANOTHER NUKE PLANT: Fukushima Daini has 3,000 tons of radioactive water in reactor buildings
Did you even know that there was water in the basement of Fukushima II (“Daini”)? And that water needs to be treated to remove the radioactive materials? [...]
From Japan’s TBS News [...]:
- Foolproof: TepCo Fukushima Daiichi Promo Vid (1985)
The Wall Street Journal noticed this futuristic documentary on the history of the Fukushima nuclear plant from 1985.
This movie explained the mechanism of nuclear electric power generation, and the procedure of construction of the power plant. Many Japanese people visited the movie theater to watch this movie at that time.
- Red Cross declines blood from Fukushima
The Japanese Red Cross Society said Tuesday it has declined to accept an offer from a man from Fukushima Prefecture to donate blood due to fears of possible radiation exposure.
- Parents urge Tokyo to rethink radiation monitoring
A group of Tokyo parents filed a request Tuesday asking the metropolitan government to change the way it determines radiation levels in the capital after their own study found relatively high levels of contamination around Koto Ward.
- Work continues to support No.4 reactor pool
At the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, work is continuing to shore up a pool containing spent nuclear fuel at the No.4 reactor.
Engineers are concerned that a wall supporting the pool, which holds 1,535 spent fuel rods, was damaged in an explosion on March 15.
- Evacuation of hot spots mulled
The government is considering expanding the evacuation area in Fukushima Prefecture to include other locations with high levels of radiation as a result of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, officials said.
The government will be discussing the matter with the municipal governments of these hot spots, which are showing radiation exposure that would exceed 20 millisieverts in the course of a year.
- French people back nuclear exodus
Over three quarters of the French population support a gradual shutdown of all of France's nuclear power plants, a recent survey has shown.
The IFOP poll of 1,005 adults commissioned by the Journal du Dimanche found that 77 percent of the French people believe the country should follow Germany and abandon nuclear energy over a 30-year period. About 25 percent of the participants believed the transition should take place sooner.
- Beaches face nuke readings
The government will examine radiation levels in assessing water quality at bathing areas in seas, rivers and lakes amid the nuclear accident at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Tuesday.
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