Fukushima timeline - September 2011

Radioactive News 1 September 2011

  • Japan braces for strong typhoon

    TOKYO —

    Japan braced for heavy rain and fierce winds on Friday as typhoon Talas churned toward western Japan, the meteorological agency said.
    Source: japantoday.com

  • OT: Japanese Politician Tried to Bribe with Rice

    The Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident may be changing the long tradition of vote buying in Japanese politics.

    Yomiuri Shinbun (9/1/2011) reports that an assemblyman in Nara City in Nara Prefecture was privately asked by the assembly chairman in June to vote in a certain way in the upcoming election of the new assembly chairman. He refused. Then the chairman said to him, "What if I gave you rice for 5 years?" He declined, but recorded the conversation with his smart phone.
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Irene Forces Partial Shutdown of N.J. Nuclear Plants

    Two nuclear reactors in southern New Jersey have powered partway down due to debris from the aftermath of Hurricane Irene that is now blocking essential cooling water intakes, the Daily Mail has revealed.
    Source: uk.ibtimes.com

  • Wild Lily That Has Really Gone Wild in Saitama City

    I know there will be many who will tell me they've seen something like this before, or it's just a normal variation, happens all the time, etc.. If you do, please send the pictures of this happening elsewhere.
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Yet Another Government Survey of Fukushima Evacuation Zones

    Now it's METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)'s turn to announce its radiation survey of air radiation (at 1 meter and 1 centimeter) of Fukushima evacuation zones, showing the highest air radiation of 139 microsieverts/hour at 1 meter off the ground (in a location in Okuma-machi, 1.5 kilometer southwest of the plant), and 368 microsieverts/hour at 1 centimeter (in a location in Futaba-machi, 4 kilometers west of the plant).
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Radiation readings in evacuation zones released

    Radiation was the highest at a location in Okuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture, about one kilometer from the plant. The level there was 139 microsieverts per hour, which translates into more than 700 millisieverts per year.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Fall Semester in Fukushima Starts with Glass Badges for Children

    The fall semester started on September 1 in elementary schools and junior high schools in Fukushima City, and children received their glass badges.

    At Fukushima Daiichi Elementary School, children started arriving at 7AM. High radiation has been measured in certain areas in Fukushima City, and the measures to lower the radiation levels in the school yards and on the routes to schools [children usually walk to school] are being taken. But on the first day of the school, many children wore masks, and many parents drove their children to school to the front gate of the school.
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • CLINICAL RADIATION: 145 children exposed to excessive radiation at Kofu hospital

    About 40 children received technetium treatment at levels more than 10 times the recommended amount. Some children received more than one examination.

    The level of whole-body lifetime internal radiation the children were exposed to is estimated to be about 30 millisieverts on average. The highest level was estimated at more than 150 millisieverts
    Source: asahi.com

  • Too Close For Comfort - Floods, Earthquakes & Tsunamis - AUDIO

    WBAI radio host Robert Knight and Fairewinds' chief engineer Arnie Gundersen discuss the many times during the past few months, nuclear power plants have been pushed beyond their design limits. Emergency diesels, off-site power and other components have frequently failed.
    Source: fairewinds.com

  • SOROCCO Fukushima Release -Animation of surface currents

    SIROCCO has performed, at the request of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), simulations using the 3D SIROCCO ocean circulation model to investigate the dispersion in seawater of radionuclides emitted by the Fukushima nuclear plant.
    Source: CompassNorthChicago

  • Virginia Nuclear Power Plant Didn’t Take The Earthquake Too Well

    Things could have been more dramatic during the August 23 US east coast earthquake. Not Fukushima level bad, but bad. 25 of 27 spent uranium casks were shaken up to four inches off their place. Apparently, the quake “potentially exceeded” the plant’s design.
    Source: gizmodo.com.au

  • Difference Engine: Whole lot of shaking

    DRENCHED and battered by Hurricane Irene, and facing a clean-up bill pushing $10 billion, residents on the east coast of America have understandably had more on their minds over the past week than the earthquake which struck the Piedmont region of Virginia a day before the tropical storm swept ashore. Yet, the shaking caused by so modest a tremor, at such distances from the epicentre, caught experts by surprise. In the long term, the Virginian earthquake could trigger a bigger shake-up in disaster precautions at nuclear-power stations in America than even the Japanese catastrophe at Fukushima
    Source: economist.com

  • NTN Says Wind-Power Bearing Sales to Beat Target on Fukushima

    NTN Corp. (6472), a Japanese maker of bearings for cars and industrial gear, expects sales of the devices used in wind-power generators to exceed target after the Fukushima disaster spurred demand for alternative energy sources.

    NTN may reach its revenue target for the specialized bearings six months or a year earlier than previously estimated, Shigeyoshi Takagi, president of the Osaka-based company, said in an interview this week. The company had expected the segment to rise six-fold in the three years ending March 2014, he said, declining to give specific figures.
    Source: www.bloomberg.com

  • Tepco urges clarity on nuclear issues

    “We want clear and open safety standards with which we can decide whether it’s safe and whether we can reactivate the plants,”

    webmasters comment:

    They are killing millions and this is what they come up with...
    Source: washingtonpost.com

  • Atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides from the Fukushima-Daichii nuclear power plant

    The simulation was performed with a specific version of the numerical atmospheric chemistry and transport model Polyphemus/Polair3D. The parametrisations used for the transport and physical removal of the radionuclides are described in [1,2,3,4].

    The magnitude of the deposition field is uncertain and the simulated values of deposited radionuclides could be significantly different from the actual deposition. In particular, the source term remains uncertain. Therefore, these results should be seen as preliminary and they are likely to be revised as new information become available to better constrain the source term and when radionuclides data can be used to evaluate the model simulation results.
    Source: cerea.enpc.fr

  • A Privately Owned Nuclear Weapons Plant in…Kansas City?

    In Kansas City, Missouri, a local zoning fight is going nuclear, literally: A Monday-morning courtroom showdown between activists and politicians could determine whether the city becomes host to the world's first privately owned nuclear weapons plant.
    Source: motherjones.com via WhatReallyHappened.com


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