Fukushima timeline - September 2011

Radioactive News 2 September 2011

  • Japan Leader to Keep Nuclear Phase-Out

    TOKYO — Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, promised on Friday to keep Japan on its path of phasing out nuclear power, saying it was “unrealistic” to build any new reactors in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis or to extend those at the end of their life spans.
    Source: nytimes.com

  • Noda Seeks To Bring Idled Nuclear Plants Back Online

    TOKYO (Nikkei)--Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda wants to restart nuclear power stations taken offline for regular maintenance once their safety is confirmed.

    "After checking safety and making sure localities are given sufficient explanations, we want to put them back in service," he told a news conference Friday.

    He said the resumption is necessary in order to avoid a power supply shortage next year, which could hamstring the economy.

    As for aging nuclear reactors with safety concerns, he expressed an intention to scrap them in stages. He added that building new nuclear power plants "would be difficult from a realistic point of view."

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    The japanese media is spreading disinformation as a daily practice.

    Source: e.nikkei.com

  • Mega Disasters – Japan Great Earthquake 2011 Documentary

    One hour Mega Disasters documentary on the Japan Great Earthquake 2011 covering the loss of life, destruction and the ongoing level 7 nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima.

    Uploaded by worldethq on Aug 25, 2011
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com

Black smoke seen rising from North Anna nuclear plant after Virginia quake
  • Jay Nesmith of Spotsylvania County experienced the earthquake from a rather unique perspective –on his boat on Lake Anna. [...]

    “I started to hear this rumble, and I thought they were doing some construction at the plant. It was a rumble that sounded very deep beneath the boat. All of a sudden, (the boat) started to rattle. Then it got really intense” [...]
    Source: enenews.com

  • New Minister Seeks Experts' Verification of Monju Project

    Tokyo, Sept. 3 (Jiji Press)--New science minister Masaharu Nakagawa has called for a safety assessment of Japan's Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor project by a panel of experts before the government decides whether to continue it. Nakagawa said at his inaugural news conference Friday night that he wants a renewed verification of risks of the reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, central Japan.
    Source: jiji.com

  • Radioactive Materials Dispersion Model by Kyushu University Researchers

    Using the supercomputer program called SPRINTARS, researchers at Kyushu University and Tokyo University created the simulation of how radioactive materials from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant may have dispersed throughout the northern hemisphere. The researcher say their simulation fit the actual measurements.
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • TEPCO tries 'shower' method to cool No. 3 reactor

    TEPCO began using a "spray-shower" technique to disseminate water into the No. 3 reactor at its troubled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Sept. 1.

    The method consists of spraying coolant water like a shower above the fuel rods so that water will fall evenly on all fuel rods and cool them efficiently.
    Source: asahi.com

  • Kofu hospital radiologist falsified dosage records

    KOFU -- A radiologist at Kofu Municipal Hospital who administered excessive amounts of radioactive materials to children for medical examinations entered false dosage figures into records.
    Source: asahi.com

  • 82% distrust gov't after disaster: AP-GfK Poll

    TOKYO — Nearly six months after the tsunami and nuclear accident, 82% of Japanese people surveyed lack confidence in the government’s ability to handle another major disaster and generally distrust elected leaders, an Associated Press- GfK poll has found.

    The results depict widespread gloom about Japan’s present state and its future, and provide sobering insights into the complex set of problems confronting Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, elected this week.
    Source: japantoday.com

  • 2 dead, 5 missing as typhoon slams into western Japan

    TOKYO — Typhoon Talas cut across western Japan Saturday leaving at least two people dead and five missing after heavy rains and fierce winds, officials and press reports said.

    The typhoon, packing gusts of up to 108 kilometers per hour, made landfall on the Pacific coast of Shikoku island at about 10 a.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
    Source: japantoday.com

  • Alec Baldwin calls nuclear energy filthy

    I get a lot of people asking me why I’m so negative about nuclear power. Today I’ll let Alec Baldwin, star of 30 Rock, explain why nuclear reactors are a filthy form of energy.
    Source: redgreenandblue.org

  • Map: Fukushima no-entry zone

    Residents who left the evacuation preparation zone after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are being told by the Japanese authorities that it could be safe to return.
    Source: washingtonpost.com


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