Fukushima timeline August 2011

Radioactive news 9 August 2011

  • Symposium urges phase-out of nuclear energy

    A symposium on ending the use of nuclear energy in Japan was held in Tokyo on Tuesday evening.

    The event was organized by a group of lawyers that plans to file suits to demand the suspension of nuclear power stations across the country.
    Source: nhk.or.jp


    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. A new panel from Japan's Ministry of Land and Infrastructure will consider the possibility of moving some of Tokyo's capital functions to another big city, like Osaka.
    Source: 12160.info via WRH

  • Nagasaki the forgotten bomb

    You will hear the rationalization about nuking people to "save lives." This is a preposterous school room lie. A cultural city and history were lost. Erased in seconds. And why? The Japanese had been trying to surrender.
    Source: rys2sense.com via WRH

  • Parliamentary c'tee set up to examine status of Bushehr plant says costs have spiraled, slams Russian builders for "making bad promises."

    The Russians keep making bad promises," Jalalian said.

    "One of reasons for continued payment to the Russians is that our contract with them does not have a financial ceiling and lacks clear timing on contract termination."

    A spokesman for Rosatom, Russia's state-run nuclear corporation, declined to comment on the Iranian news reports.

    webmasters comment:

    I m posting this for Slovenias nuclear shills that according to my info are considering taking russian moneys and technology to build a 2nd nuclear plant in the smallest nuclear country in the world. The plant is located in Krško and the 50 mile exclusion zone would include the capital city of Slovenia - Ljubljana as well as the capital city of Croatia - Zagreb.

    May i add that Slovenia is one of the rare countries that didn't impose a moratorium on building of nuclear plants in the wake of Fukushima disaster. Quite to the contrary, Slovenias nuclear shills have taken speed in passing the future energy plans where 3 of 5 options include building of a second nuclear plant. And the bastards charged the taxpayers half a million euro for the paperwork.

    Source: jpost.com

  • Radioactive Fish: All 21 samples caught 50+ km from Fukushima plant exceeded maximum cesium level

    Fish caught at a port about 55 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contained radioactive cesium at levels exceeding an allowable limit, the environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday.

    The samples taken at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in late July, included a species of rockfish that measured 1,053 becquerels per kilogram.
    Source: enenews.com

  • Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril

    Given no guidance from Tokyo, town officials led the residents north, believing that winter winds would be blowing south and carrying away any radioactive emissions. For three nights, while hydrogen explosions at four of the reactors spewed radiation into the air, they stayed in a district called Tsushima where the children played outside and some parents used water from a mountain stream to prepare rice.

    The winds, in fact, had been blowing directly toward Tsushima — and town officials would learn two months later that a government computer system designed to predict the spread of radioactive releases had been showing just that.
    Source: nytimes.com

  • Gov't to lift evacuation advisory outside 20-km zone around nuke plant

    TOKYO, Aug. 9 Kyodo - The Japanese government said Tuesday it will lift its advisory for residents living in areas outside the 20-kilometer exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that have been designated for evacuation in the event of an emergency. Goshi Hosono, minister in charge of the nuclear crisis, said at a news conference that the decision was made after the government's nuclear disaster task force concluded there is a low risk of further hydrogen
    Source: oananews.org

  • Excessive radioactive cesium found in Fukushima fish: Greenpeace

    There is no allowable limit for internal exposure that can conclusively be said not to pose any problems," Greenpeace said in a petition submitted to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday, noting the need to keep consumption of the food containing elevated levels of radioactive materials to a minimum.
    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Kono renews call for end to nuclear power, eyes another run for LDP president

    Taro Kono, an outspoken opponent of nuclear power in the business-oriented Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), said Aug. 9 that Japan should shift to renewable energy by 2050 by reducing energy consumption and filling any power shortage with natural gas.

    "I think it's time for the LDP to leave power companies, join with the general public and seriously present an alternative to the (current) energy policy," Kono, an LDP member of the powerful House of Representatives, said during a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) in Tokyo.

    "Our strategy should be to reduce energy consumption first, then cover (any shortfall) with renewable (energy) as much as possible. And if there is still a gap, let's use natural gas," he said of his energy program, aimed at eliminating dependence on nuclear energy.
    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Evacuation advisory for outside 20-km zone of nuke plant to be lifted

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- TOKYO (Kyodo) -- he government plans to lift an evacuation advisory in the event of emergencies for residents outside the 20-kilometer exclusion zone around the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, government sources said Tuesday.

    The government will also allow evacuees from areas within 3 km of the plant to return to their homes temporarily, the sources said.
    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Tokyo Electric Posts $7.4 Billion Loss

    As part of the quarterly loss, which amounted to $7.4 billion, the utility said in a statement that it had booked a one-time loss of ¥503.2 billion in charges associated with the disaster. In May, the company said it had booked a loss of ¥1.25 trillion for the year through March, the biggest-ever loss for a Japanese company outside of banks and financial institutions.
    Source: nytimes.com

  • Japanese Nuclear Crisis Leaves Fukushima Town Broken

    The Japanese town of Minamisoma was hit hard by the earthquake and tsunami in March. The disaster killed several hundred residents. Tens of thousands were then forced to evacuate as reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which lies just 30 kilometers away, went into meltdown.

    And many of the residents who remain feel they have been abandoned by the Japanese government.

    Grass and wild rice are encroaching on the road leading into the Fukushima evacuation zone.

    It is deserted apart from a single bus; on board are a few of the former residents of this area, now dressed in protective suits.
    Source: voanews.com

  • Japan Ignored Own Fukushima Radiation Forecasts

    AP IMPACT: An Associated Press investigation has found that Japanese government officials ignored radiation forecasts from their own monitoring system, failing to keep residents near a crippled nuclear plant from a predicted plume. (Aug. 9)
    Source: AssociatedPress

  • Who knew about Fukushima's radiation?

    Observation time. First, it was clear right from the start that the government was struggling to communicate with the public. As early as 12 March, deputy prime minister Yukio Edano denied that an explosion occurred at reactor Unit 1 (despite television footage to the contrary). He added that "there is no possibility that radioactive substances will have leaked."
    Source: blogs.nature.com

  • Japan to consider backup capital city for emergencies

    TOKYO — Japan will consider creating a backup capital in case a major terrorist attack or natural disaster like the March 11 earthquake strikes Tokyo, a news report said Monday.

    A new panel will discuss the idea as early as the autumn and it will be organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Jiji Press reported, citing unnamed sources.

    The move comes amid concern that a major disaster in the heart of Tokyo—where prominent political and economic functions are concentrated—could cause grave damage to the entire country, the report said.

    webmasters comment:

    translation.: Tokyo is f.ed. Remember the yellow rain story by Intelhub?

    Source: japantoday.com

  • Report suggests second meltdown at reactor at Fukushima plant

    A second meltdown likely occurred in the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a scenario that could hinder the current strategy to end the crisis, a scientist said.

    In that meltdown, 10 days after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, the fuel may have leaked to the surrounding containment vessel, according to a report by Fumiya Tanabe, a former senior researcher at what was then the government-affiliated Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute.
    Source: asahi.com


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