Fukushima timeline - July 2011

Radioactive news 5 July 2011

  • The Secret of Nikola Tesla's radiant energy

    Nikola Tesla got his inspiration from 4 equations worked out by James Clerk Maxwell in the 1850ties. These presuppose the kind of Electric Universe put forward today by Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott.

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  • 45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation

    TOKYO, July 5 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Around 45 percent of children in Fukushima Prefecture surveyed by the local and central governments in late March experienced thyroid exposure to radiation, although in all cases in trace amounts that did not warrant further examination, officials of the Nuclear Safety Commission said Tuesday.

    The survey was conducted on 1,080 children aged 0 to 15 in Iwaki, Kawamata and Iitate on March 26-30 in light of radiation leakages from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crippled after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

    Separately, a survey of soil at four locations in the city of Fukushima on June 26 found that all samples were contaminated with radioactive cesium, measuring 16,000 to 46,000 becquerels per kilogram and exceeding the legal limit of 10,000 becquerels per kg, citizens groups involved said Tuesday.

    The city, about 60 kilometers northwest of the crippled plant, does not fall within the 20-km no-entry zone or nearby evacuation areas.
    Source: breitbart.com

  • Fukushima May Worsen Nuclear Skill Shortage

    Japan’s nuclear disaster may worsen a skills shortage in the nuclear industry as regulators look for people able to carry out detailed assessments of power plants, the U.K.’s chief inspector of atomic installations said.

    “There is a question about the market hardening in terms of the people with the right skills,” said Mike Weightman, who led the International Atomic Energy Agency’s fact-finding team to the Fukushima plant in Japan. Regulators “have to have the resources to keep pace with that market.”
    Source: bloomberg.com

  • From Fukushima to disarmament

    In our rush to find a solution to climate change, nuclear energy has again been promoted. But the disaster at Fukushima reminds us of just how devastating nuclear can be.
    Source: abc.net.au

  • Fukushima residents dump radiated soil in absence of plan

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - They scoop up soil from their gardens and dump it in holes dug out in parks and nearby forests, scrub their roofs with soap and refuse to let their children play outside.

    More than three months after a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear meltdown at a nearby power plant, Fukushima residents are scrambling to cope with contamination on their own in the absence of a long-term plan from the government.

    "Everything and everyone here is paralysed and we feel left on our own, unsure whether it's actually safe for us to stay in the city," said Akiko Itoh, 42, with her four-year old son in her lap.
    Source: af.reuters.com

  • Ibaraki residents start monitoring radiation

    Residents of a city northeast of Tokyo have started monitoring radiation levels in an effort to protect children from radiation exposure.

    The group in Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, began the monitoring in a park on Monday. Measurements were taken one meter above the ground.

    Moriya is about 200 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, but the city has recorded the highest level of radiation among the municipalities in Ibaraki Prefecture.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • France to Decide on Nuclear Plant's Future

    By Max Colchester PARIS—France's nuclear-safety agency is set to announce Monday whether it recommends extending the lifespan of the country's oldest nuclear reactor, a closely watched decision that comes as the country's reliance on atomic energy
    Source: topics.dallasnews.com

  • 51 percent opposed to restarting nuclear reactors in Japan: Mainichi poll

    More than 50 percent of people in Japan do not want nuclear reactors that have been taken out of operation to be restarted, a Mainichi poll suggests.

    A total of 51 percent of respondents in a Mainichi Shimbun poll conducted over the weekend said they were opposed to restarting nuclear reactors that have been stopped for inspections, surpassing the 37 percent who said they wanted the reactors to be restarted.
    Source: mainichi.jp

  • Merkel: binding, verifiable climate targets needed

    "We have a giant task here," she added, referring to resistance from nations reaching from the U.S. to China to agree on ambitious binding climate targets.

    Merkel stressed that emission reduction targets must not only be binding, but also verifiable. "As a matter of transparency ... it is necessary that someone can examine whether one sticks to the commitments," Merkel said.
    Source: mainichi.jp

  • Japan's leading business lobby, Areva agree on nuclear safety

    He also expressed confidence that growing moves within Europe against nuclear power would abate once they begin to have an impact on the economy.

    Yonekura was quoted as telling Mockly, "We as a business community will find the causes and take safety measures of the highest level."
    Source: mainichi.jp

  • European Union to require radiation checks on food from Shizuoka

    BRUSSELS — The European Union has decided to require that food and farm items produced in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture be inspected for radioactive contamination before being imported to the region, in the wake of radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the bloc’s executive body said Monday.
    Source: japantoday.com

  • Malaysia eases restrictions on food imported from Japan

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Malaysia eased last Friday restrictions on food imported from Japan, and no longer requires food produced in areas surrounding the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan be tested for radioactivity, Japan's farm ministry said Monday.
    Source: mainichi.jp

  • Chubu Electric Calls On Govt To Support Efforts To Restart Hamaoka

    TOKYO (Kyodo)--Chubu Electric Power Co. President Akihisa Mizuno called Monday on the industry ministry to support the utility's efforts to seek an early resumption of operations of its Hamaoka nuclear power plant, which has been shut down at the government's request for safety reasons.
    Source: e.nikkei.com

  • Tepco: To Pay Extra Compensation Of Y100,000-Y300,000 Per Evacuee

    TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) said Tuesday that it will pay estimated additional compensation of up to Y48 billion, or Y100,000-Y300,000 per nuclear accident evacuee. (100.000Y = 1,238.1$)

    The compensation was the second round of compensation payments to nuclear accident evacuees. The company, also known as Tepco, said it will disclose the impact of the extra compensation on its earnings as soon as details become clear.
    Source: e.nikkei.com

  • #Fukushima #Update - #Radiation in Reactor 1 Drywell its 266 Sv per hr

    Latest readings from Reactor 1 Drywell puts radiation levels at 266 Sv/hr

    If correct, there is no real point to quantifying this number. We are talking about fractions of seconds until maximum exposure and fatality. Reaching ever closer to levels where living things would just become shadows on the walls.
    Source: news.lucaswhitefieldhixson.com

  • Radioactive Cesium Is Found in Tokyo Tap Water for First Time Since April

    Radioactive cesium-137 was found in Tokyo’s tap water for the first time since April as Japan grapples with the worst nuclear disaster in 25 years. The level was below the safety limit set by the government.

    Cesium-137 registered at 0.14 becquerel per kilogram in Shinjuku ward on July 2 and none was discovered yesterday, compared with 0.21 becquerel on April 22, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health. No cesium-134 or iodine-131 was detected, the agency said on its website.
    Source: bloomberg.com


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