Fukushima timeline - September 2011

Radioactive news 22 September 2011

  • Law-breaking particle at CERN exceeds the speed of light

    Stop the presses!

    Hold the phones!

    If you don’t have a phone or a press, find a hipster who does!

    The speed of light is broken! CERN has just measured subatomic particles traveling at faster than the speed of light ! Or, in non-English: CERN (that’s the European Organization for Nuclear Research to you, American) has just measured a neutrino (that’s a subatomic particle to you, uh, Multicellular Organism) that traveled from Geneva, Switzerland, to a destination in Italy and managed to exceed the speed of light by 60 nanoseconds — with a margin of error of only 10 nanoseconds.

    webmasters comment:

    I WAS RIGHT!  It's as simple as 299 792 458 m / s + 1 m / s. Setting finite borders in an infinite construct doesn't make sense.

    Source: washingtonpost.com

  • Flax seeds - Amazing tiny seeds protect from radiation and improve health

    (NaturalNews) A new study by the Pearlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania revealed the radiation protection of conferred humble flax seeds. The researchers noted that the protection offered by flax seeds even included repair of tissues after exposure. The study was published in a recent issue of BioMed Central Cancer.
    Source: naturalnews.com

  • Japanese firm develops air-powered car

    A Japanese auto parts maker has developed an eco-friendly car powered simply by air.

    The vehicle named "KU:RIN" was designed by 7 young engineers at Toyota Industries Corporation based in Aichi Prefecture. The company unveiled the car to the media at a factory in the prefecture on Thursday.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Thousands Sign Petition for Suspension of Fukushima-Like Nuclear Plants

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is keeping an eye on certain nuclear plants, including Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, after a petition was filed by advocates concerned about the similarities to the Fukushima plant in Japan.

    The petition, headed by Beyond Nuclear, an anti-nuclear organization, calls for the immediate suspension of 17 nuclear facilities with General Electric (GE) Boiling Water Reactors Mark 1 units, the same type of reactors at Fukushima that experienced a meltdown following an earthquake and tsunami.
    Source: berkeley-nj.patch.com

  • Russian nuclear sub damaged in collision with fishing ship

    A Russian strategic submarine received light damage to its outer hull when a fishing vessel rammed into it early on Thursday, a Pacific Fleet source said.

    "The Donets fishing ship was maneuvering to avoid collision with the Kormchy fishing boat and did not notice the St. George the Victor nuclear-powered submarine anchored near the Avacha Bay," the source said.
    Source: en.ria.ru

  • Has nuclear power become too hot to handle?

    at 2.30 in...

    Interestingly after the Fukushima disaster except for the US, UK & India most countries have slowed the pace of their nuclear programs...

    webmasters comment:

    8000 people protesting, 100 on a hunger strike for 11 days allready.

    Source: ndtv

  • Suspend Kudankulam nuclear project work, Tamil Nadu tells PM

    TChennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government Thursday formally asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the central government to halt work at the upcoming Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) till the local fears over the reactor’s safety were allayed.
    Source: inewsone.com

  • Typhoon smashes into Japan

    A powerful typhoon smashed into Japan on Wednesday and headed for the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, where workers raced to protect buildings and reactors that are leaking radiation. Traffic and pedestrians in Tokyo were affected by extreme weather.
    Source: AFP

  • Nuclear Power Drives Japan Village Election

    KAMINOSEKI, Japan—This small fishing village has become the next front in Japan's battle over nuclear power, with an anti-nuke protester threatening to oust the pro-nuke mayor in an election Sunday
    Source: online.wsj.com

  • Full text of Noda's speech at U.N. meeting on nuclear safety

    "Improvements in the situation are being sustained by the dedicated efforts of over 2,000 workers who persevere steadfastly in their work even as they expose themselves to the dangers of radiation and heat stroke..."

    webmasters comment:

    I knew "heat strokes" will pop up sooner or later... When scientists finally start compiling all the evidence and data regarding health impacts, all the "heat stroke" reported deaths should be the first to check.

    Source: english.kyodonews.jp

  • High levels radioactive iodine found in soil northwest of stricken plant

    High levels of radioactive iodine-131 were detected in soil samples collected in areas extending northwest of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

    The finding emerged from maps released by the science ministry on Sept. 21.

    The northwesterly pattern mirrors that of high levels of radioactive cesium- 137 concentrations indicated on maps released Aug. 29.

    The survey was conducted from June 6 to July 8. Soil was sampled at about 2,200 locations within a radius of 100 kilometers of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, and was analyzed by the Japan Chemical Analysis Center, the University of Tokyo and other institutions.
    Source: asahi.com

  • Radioactive ash from metropolitan area has nowhere to go

    Incinerator ash containing high levels of radioactive cesium is piling up in some municipalities around Tokyo as Kosaka, a town in Akita Prefecture that has one of the largest private-sector ash landfills in Japan, has shut its doors to ash from the metropolitan area since July.
    Source: asahi.com

  • Groundwater frustrates Fukushima cleanup

    The company was supposed to have cut highly radioactive standing water at the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 reactor buildings and the central waste treatment plant from 121,000 tons in late June to about 60,000 tons.

    It has fallen far short of that target, with about 98,000 tons of radioactive water still in the buildings.

    TEPCO says groundwater seeping through cracks in buildings and other channels accounts for most of the shortfall. One estimate is that, ignoring extra coolant water pumped in by TEPCO, about 35,000 tons of the difference is due to the flow of groundwater.
    Source: asahi.com


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