Fukushima timeline August 2011
- 13 august 2011 -
- I apologize to all readers for missing 2 days updates. The situation in the last 2 days didn't allow me one spare minute to provide the updates. All of the missing content will be added during the day, so your timeline will remain complete.
- Tokyo man tests positive for over 7,000 Becquerels of radioactive cesium during whole body counter check — Never went to Fukushima (RESULTS)
A man from Tokyo went to Hokkaido for sightseeing. He had a whole body counter check to see if he’s taken radioactive particles into his body. [...]
Cesium137 ; 868bq Cesium134 ; 6373bq
- Japan government prepares plan to flee Tokyo -ABC News (Australia)
Japan is considering the possibility of creating a back-up capital city in case a major natural disaster, like the March 11 earthquake, strikes Tokyo. [...]
As i posted yesterday... This means that Tokyo is f.ed. And the above article from enenews confirms it.
- #Radiation in Japan: Practically Any Radioactive Debris Will Be Burned and Buried
when the Ministry of the Environment decides on the base plan after it runs the plan with the so-called experts that the ministry relies on (i.e. rubber -stamp). Great leap forward in recovery and reconstruction.
- (Literally) Covering Up Reactor 1 Has Started at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant
The insider rumor says TEPCO/the government really don't want those pesky satellites to look down on their broken reactors. They don't want to see them on Google Earth..
- Kyushu Electric Power destroyed documents on pluthermal plant proposal, panel claims
FUKUOKA -- The deputy chief of Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s nuclear power generation headquarters ordered documents on a pluthermal nuclear power project destroyed in connection with a campaign to realize the restart of reactors at the Genkai Nuclear Power Plant in Saga Prefecture, an investigative panel has found.
- Kyoto festival bows to pressure, will use tsunami-hit city's firewood for bonfire ceremony
KYOTO -- The federation of local bonfire festival organizers will use firewood newly obtained from a tsunami-hit area during the Aug. 16 event after one of its member groups came under fire for refusing to burn woodblocks from the area for fear of radiation contamination.
not only you must burn the "low radioactive" wood, you must burn it in PUBLIC!
- Number of young abalone off Miyagi Prefecture plunges following tsunami
Each diver found an average of 2.8 such shellfish per hour off Tomarihama, as compared with 28.6 in February. None of them found any abalone off Iwaisaki in June, while each diver found 10.3 on average in February.
The researchers also confirmed that the number of strongylocentrotus nudus -- a kind of sea urchin -- has sharply decreased in the sea off Tomarihama since the disaster. On average, the number of such urchins that inhabited a square meter of the area decreased more than 90 percent -- from 3.2 in November last year to 0.2 in June.
90% decrease in seafood (presumably sea shells and urchins are not the only ones dying out) can be devastating for Japan since 75% of their food comes from the sea. Of course its a global issue, not just Japans.
- Nagasaki mayor calls for denuclearization
Speaking after a moment's silence at 11:02 a.m., the exact moment when the atomic bomb was detonated in 1945, Tomihisa Taue told 6,000 participants in the ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park that Japan should never have another hibakusha, or nuclear victim.
"As a people of a nation that has experienced nuclear devastation, we pleaded that there should be 'No more hibakusha.' How has it come about that we are threatened once again by the fear of radiation?"
- Firewood from trees felled by tsunami used for Obon festival
The firewood was initially scheduled to be burned in the Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, the traditional Obon event in Kyoto in which huge sacred bonfires are lit.
However, rumors of radiation contamination led to the plan being canceled. The cancellation prompted more than 300 e-mails and angry phone calls to the government of Kyoto criticizing the decision.
- Public anger “exploding” as Japanese discover more about gov’t downplaying full spread of Fukushima radiation, health dangers
[...] Two months after the residents of Namie, Japan, evacuated away from the nearby Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster, they learned a government computer system had shown they were moving directly into the most-radioactive location. [...]
The Namie scandal is only the newest exposé of the Japanese government’s pattern of endangering its people by covering up the severity [...]
- Japan’s Rice Crop Tested for Contamination From Fukushima Plant
Japan’s rice harvest is a time of festivities celebrated even by the emperor as farmers reap the rewards of four months of labor in a 2,000-year-old tradition. Not this year, with radiation seeping into the soil.
Farmers growing half of Japan’s rice crop are awaiting the results of tests to see if their produce has been contaminated by radiation from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s wrecked Fukushima atomic plant. Rice, used in almost all Japanese meals and the key ingredient in sake, is being tested before the harvest starts this month. Radiation exceeding safety levels was found in produce including spinach, tea and beef.
- Revival of rice futures must enhance farming efficiency
Effective use of rice futures could help stabilize agricultural management and improve the transparency of the rice pricing system. We hope rice futures trading will be a step toward more market-oriented and competitive rice farming.
but of course... thats what market speculations are doing... stabilizing things.
- Japan rice worries a blow to collective psyche
Aug 10(Reuters Life!) - News that local governments around Japan will test rice for radioactive caesium came as a blow that rocked the nation's collective psyche, threatening to make its beloved traditional staple the latest in a long list of forbidden foods.
- Nuclear shutdown powers down E.ON's outlook
Energy company E.ON is the latest to post weak half-year results after the German government decided to dump nuclear power.
- Cattle farm files for bankruptcy, blames nuclear crisis
UTSUNOMIYA (Kyodo) -- Agura Bokujo, a cattle farm business operating nationwide, has filed for bankruptcy protection with a court, blaming the crisis at a nuclear power plant that it says prompted a rise in cancelled contracts after detection of radioactive contamination of beef, an executive of the company said Wednesday.
- Outgoing Japan nuclear agency chief admits to "inadequate" regulation - Kyodo
Terasaka admitted "not enough" had been done in some respects, while there "may have been other ways" to respond to the crisis.
Other ways... like telling the truth and not holding back data so people could protect them selves?
- Tepco, Kawasaki City Flip Switch On Giant Solar Plant
KAWASAKI, Kanagawa Pref. (Nikkei)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) and the Kawasaki city government said Wednesday that their joint solar power station has begun commercial operations.
The Ukishima solar power plant produces up to 7,000kw, or enough electricity to power 2,100 households, generating energy from roughly 38,000 solar panels made by Sharp Corp. (6753). The facility takes up 11 hectares at a Kawasaki city waste disposal facility, which sits on an oceanfront section of the city near Tokyo's Haneda airport.
- Kan to resign after key bills pass Diet
Kan has called for the passing of 3 bills that he considers vital for Japan's recovery as a condition of his resignation.
The first, the second supplementary budget, has already passed the Diet. Two remain, one for issuing deficit-covering bonds and a second promoting the use of renewable energy.
- Circulatory cooling begins at No.1 reactor pool
The operator of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has switched from a water-injection system to a circulatory cooling system at the plant's Number 1 reactor's spent fuel pool.
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