Fukushima timeline August 2011
- M4.5 quake jolts Fukushima's coastal area
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 jolted coastal areas of Fukushima Prefecture early Monday, but no new abnormalities were reported at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Japan Meteorological Agency and Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
The 7:05 a.m. quake occurred off Fukushima. It measured 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the town of Naraha, which is located about 16 kilometers south of the nuclear plant.
- Fukushima – China Syndrome
Denial is the name of the toxicity game that industry has played for well over a hundred years. From the chemical industry, then the petrochemical industry, on into the pharmaceutical universe and then the atomic one, those who make money from toxic substances deny that there is any problem with them in terms of health.
Source: theintelhub.com via WRH
- March 11 quake even rattled upper atmosphere
The giant earthquake that struck Japan this year not only shook the Earth, but also rattled the highest layer of the atmosphere, scientists find.
- GE uranium enrichment plans raise fears: report
WASHINGTON — U.S. conglomerate General Electric is seeking permission to build a $1 billion plant for uranium enrichment by laser, a process which has raised proliferation fears, The New York Times said Sunday.
- 74% of Japan's nuclear plants to halt this month
Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to shut down a reactor in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan, for a regular inspection this month. This means 74% of Japan's nuclear reactors will be out of service.
If TEPCO shuts down the No. 7 reactor of the Kashiwazaki-kariwa nuclear power plant, 40 out of 54 nuclear reactors in Japan will be inactive.
- More on Fukushima II (Daini): Loss of Function to Remove Residual Heat for Up to 2 Days and 23 Hours, March 11 to 14
I hardly paid any attention to Fukushima II (Daini) Nuclear Power Plant in the early days of the crisis, but I got curious reading the comment from the reader "Joe Neubarth" to the post on the eyewitness account of Fukushima II on the day of the earthquake:
"Core Damage comes from a loss of cooling. I know of no report of loss of cooling at that facility. Did they go dark when the one electrical transmission tower fell north of Fukushima during the earthquake? Did they then have a delay if the startup of Emergency Diesel Generators? If there was a delay or if they lost the EDG's totally THEN there might be a melt down, BUT I have not heard of this happening."
- Neptunium-239 Was Indeed Detected in Iitate-mura Soil, Higher Than at Fukushima I Nuke Plant Front Gate
If that's not enough, cobalt-60 was also detected, according to the survey by the Tokyo University researcher who presented part of the survey result in a public seminar in Tokyo in July.
The husband and wife comedian couple was right, after all. So much for rumor mongering accusations and ridicules that were heaped on them.
I found the link to the presentation by Dr. Katsumi Shozugawa of Tokyo University (Department of General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) on July 2 in the blog written by an opposition assemblyman in Minami Soma City. The seminar was open to the public (not just to Tokyo University students), to inform the public about implications of the Fukushima accident, how the radiation is measured and should be measured, and the situation in Fukushima. (Dr. Shozugawa's webpage is here.)
- Russia in talks to build more nuclear plants in Iran
TEHRAN, Aug 21: Russia has put forward “proposals” to build new nuclear power plants in Iran after the completion of the Bushehr project, local media reported on Sunday quoting the Islamic republic`s atomic chief.
“We have held negotiations with the Russians regarding the construction of new nuclear power plants. They have put forward some proposals,” Fereydoon Abbasi Davani was quoted as saying by Resalat newspaper.
- Coal seen as possible alternative to nuclear power: EGAT
Coal has emerged as the next |possible main fuel for generating electricity when natural gas |runs out, since the prospects |for atomic energy have dimmed after a nuclear power plant in Japan was critically damaged in March.
- Gov't may buy land within 20-km radiation no-go zone
TOKYO — The Japanese government is considering buying the land within the 20-km exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant. Reconstruction Minister Tatsuo Hirano, who visited Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday, said that due to extremely high levels of radiation within the 20-km zone, it may be unsafe for residents to return to their homes for a long time.
20km is cutting it a bit short...
- Fukushima Radiation
Fukushima nuclear crisis cover up. Japanese people are being used in radiation experiment. China syndrome times 3. Global radiation crisis.
- 2011.08.21 22:00-23:00 / ふくいちライブカメラ (Live Fukushima Nuclear Plant Cam)
- Evacuate FUKUSHIMA - 福島の子供を守れ
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND FORWARD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. It will take a second ... a second the children of Fukushima do not have http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/evacuate_fukushima/
- Nuclear plans persist despite Fukushima
It is the first reactor to pass the stress tests imposed after the Fukushima accident. While Japan is unlikely to commission any new nuclear projects, Tomari is positive news for the nuclear industry.
No wonder it passed the stress tests.... look at all that fancy tsunami protection...
- Radiation fears hit Fukushima on multiple fronts
However, the Fukushima Prefecture Tourism & Local Products Association expects a 95 percent drop in those visitors this fiscal year. They say that even reservations for two to three years in the future are starting to be canceled.
Another area where the prefecture is hurting is in sales of its peach crop. Fukushima Prefecture is second only to Yamanashi Prefecture in its production of peaches, and now is peak harvesting season, but distrust of Fukushima products is dealing a heavy blow to sales. According to a Fukushima city tourism and agriculture organization, the peaches are being left off of department stores catalogs for the summer gift-giving period, and sales of peach gifts have fallen greatly.
- Large Zone Near Japanese Reactors to Be Off Limits
TOKYO — Broad areas around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could soon be declared uninhabitable, perhaps for decades, after a government survey found radioactive contamination that far exceeded safe levels, several major media outlets said Monday.
- Report: Smoke seen rising from Fukushima Daini after quake but before tsunami
White smoke seen rising from Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka- machi after the quake but BEFORE the tsunami.
- Report: St. Louis rain sample shows radiation dose on August 20 almost triple previous high reading (VIDEO)
[...] The reading was taken at approximately 10:20am on 8/20/11 in Saint Louis Missouri from a vehicle that had driven approximately 4 miles through the trailing edges of a thunderstorm.
The sample returned a reading of 1.786 mR/hr, which equates to ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT times greater than normal background radiation.
- Researchers search for radiation-resistant rice for Fukushima
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- Kan to tell Fukushima some areas near nuclear plant remain no-go zone
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday he intends to visit Fukushima Prefecture, which hosts the radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as early as Saturday and explain to local officials and residents that some areas near the plant will remain no-go zones for a long time.
- Texas authorities actively hid evidence of radiation in drinking water
(NaturalNews) TV station KHOU of Texas, reported a cover up conspiracy regarding radioactive levels in Texas drinking water in May 2011. The cover up efforts were known as high as the Texas governor Rick Perry's office and allowed to continue. In a small way, this reflects what's been happening with the Fukushima radioactivity reports that affect the world.
Source: naturalnews.com via WRH
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