Fukushima timeline - September 2011
- Advanced wind turbine design eliminates need for environmentally-harmful rare earth metals, generates electricity at $0.04 per kWh
(NaturalNews) The bumbling, inefficient reputation of current wind energy technology just might get the game-changing overhaul it needs to become a viable form of clean energy production, thanks to a new permanent magnet generator (PMG) design created by Boulder Wind Power (BWP).
According to a recent report by Green Tech Media, the budding technology does not require the use of expensive, environmentally-damaging rare earth metals typically imported from China, and it also generates electricity at a lower cost than traditional coal-burning plants are able to do.
- Prosecutors accept complaint against antinuclear actor Yamamoto
Prosecutors in Saga Prefecture in southwestern Japan have accepted a criminal complaint against actor Taro Yamamoto on suspicion of trespassing and interference with public duty when he entered a local government building to file an antinuclear power protest.
A 27-year-old man filed the complaint against Yamamoto, 36, and several others over a July 11 incident at the Saga prefectural offices, where the people demanded along with about 150 activists that the local government not allow the restart of two idled reactors at the Genkai nuclear power station.
They handed a letter of request to a prefectural official and left the building after Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa declined to meet with the group.
- Typhoon triggers floods across Japan
More than a million people in the central Japanese city of Nagoya were advised to evacuate as Typhoon Roke approached, bringing heavy rain and floods to large parts of western Japan.
- TEPCO employees banned from Sapporo sex shop
SAPPORO (TR) – Following the request that the name Tokyo Electric Power Co. appear on a receipt for a sex club in Sapporo’s Susukino red-light district earlier this month, the establishment has decided to ban patronage from that firm, reports daily tabloid Yukan Fuji
- Polluted Water Levels at Fukushima N-Plant Increase
Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive water that accumulates at various facilities at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has increased due to heavy rain caused by a typhoon, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Thursday.
- #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Reactor 2 Containment Vessel May Have Had a Hole Right After March 11 Earthquake
The simulation done by Yasuteru Shibamoto, researcher at Japan Atomic Energy Agency, shows that the Containment Vessel of Reactor 2 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant may have been damaged, and had a hole about 7.6 centimeters in diameter right after the March 11 earthquake.
- #Fukushima I: Contaminated Water Rose 18 Millimeters, 4 Tonnes/Hr Water into Reactor 6 Turbine Bldg
The Typhoon 15 quickened the pace and traveled through Honshu and then Hokkaido, all's clear. Fuku-Ichi Hotel, aka Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant survived. Not much rain and wind as had been feared.
- Radiation levels around Fukushima plant now over 400 times higher than announced by TEPCO
According to data from the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the level of radioactive materials released from the plant between Sept. 1 and 15 reached 200 million becquerels per hour. Meanwhile, dosages of up to 0.4 millisieverts per year were estimated at the boundary of the nuclear power plant – about the same level as that announced by TEPCO in August
- Tepco Sets Exclusions For Meltdown Compensation
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Tourism businesses claiming damages from the stigma of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster will not receive compensation for the first 20 percentage points of an earnings decline, according to guidelines issued Wednesday by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501), which says falling revenue could have other causes.
This company should be nationalized and people in charge arrested. There is a genocide being commited and all we see from gov. of Japan and Tepco is right outward mockery.
- Fukushima Workers expose Nightmare Working Conditions
TEPCO's estimated 600 subcontractors with approx 3000 employees under Terrible conditions, sometimes removing their radiation monitors in highly radioactive areas to dodge being identified as having received too much radiation, so they can continue working.
- Professor: Fukushima certainly worse than Chernobyl — Similar quantities of radioactivity released, but more people affected in Japan disaster (VIDEO)
Speaker: Christopher Busby, visiting professor at the University of Ulster’s school of biomedical sciences and scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, a think-tank -Bloomberg
At 0:15 in & 3:55 in
Fukushima certainly worse than Chernobyl… Similar quantities of radioactivity released… But more people affected in Japan disaster
At 1:35 in
Japanese mothers reporting that children showing all the signs of cesium -137 contamination
At 3:15 in
I cant sit back and let this back and forth go on like some silly tennis match between us and the pro nuke scientists trying to save the industry from collapse, while all the time children are getting more sick and dying… We absolutely know what is going to happen… We can see from what happened in Chernobyl…
- Fukushima: BBC Debunked - 福島：BBC暴か
Recent BBC documentary Debunked.
- Radioactive iodine spread south of Fukushima nuclear plant
I guess slowly they will discover "relatively high concetrations" in Tokyo.
- Fukushima Red Horse
TBS / JNN vid from tonight. Cam operator is playing around and gets some prophetic effects. Change to normal at 1.10 in.
- Dept. of Homeland Security-funded Study: Up to 430 pCi/liter of radioactive iodine found in N. California rain after Fukushima (CHART)
Rainwater samples were collected from March 16–26, 2011 by placing plastic containers outside in the Oakland and Berkeley hills and in Albany. [...]
The maximum concentration of 131I we observed in the rainwater was 16 Bq L−1 (430 pCi L−1 from the sample collected on March 24. [...]
- Japan nuke expert: Melted fuel rods estimated to be 12 meters underground Reactors No. 1-3 — To be 100 feet deep in a year (AUDIO)
[Hiroaki Koide, assistant professor at Kyoto University's Research Reactor Institute] estimates nuclear fuel rods may be now 12m deep under ground at reactor 1-3. Only God knows about reactor 4.
Melted rods can not be taken out for 1~2 years. One piece of the fuel rods is estimated to sink into the ground at a rate of 17m per year. Therefore, 2 years from now,they may be 34m underground.
- Over 20 microsieverts per hour radiation dose now being measured in Futaba (MAP)
National real-time radiation dose map, atmc.jp, September 21, 2011:
20.3 microsieverts per hour detected in Futaba-cho Yamada on September 21 at 5pm local time:
- Large crane above Fukushima reactor goes down during storm conditions (VIDEOS)
“At 11PM of 9/21, Fukuichi camera showed a crane was leaning over the reactor 3″ -Mochizuki
Brake together of a crane @ fukushima daiichi power plant, nuckelchenblogde, September 21, 2011:
- Scottish nuclear fuel leak 'will never be completely cleaned up'
Radioactive contamination that leaked for more than two decades from the Dounreay nuclear plant on the north coast of Scotland will never be completely cleaned up, a Scottish government agency has admitted.
- Germany Can Do Without Nuclear Power
Before Fukushima, Germany's 17 nuclear reactors' share of overall electricity production was just over 20%, which is comparable to the figure in the United States.
So USA can do without nukes too. But it won't. There is a war going on and that war is waged by nuclear industry owning corrupt proxy politicians against the people and the planet. But some countries still have leaders that work in the interest of their people.
- US Insurance Fund Can't Cover Major Nuclear Disaster
The United States nuclear insurance fund would be unable to cover losses caused by an epic disaster similar to the one that hit the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan in March, according to a report in the Newark Star-Ledger.
The insurance fund, created under the Price-Anderson Act of 1957, only has $12.6 billion in reserves — far less than the $74 billion to $260 billion the Japanese government estimates it will cost to clean up the destruction and rectify the economic losses associated with the Fukushima disaster caused by a giant tsunami and earthquake.
- 'Mutant' dogs to spawn from hundreds of feral pups still living in Fukushima no-entry zone, suggest officials
(NaturalNews) It resembles the plot line of a cheesy horror flick, but the idea that a new generation of vicious "mutant" dogs will one day spawn from puppies still living in and around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster zone is something that Japanese officials are taking very seriously. According to a recent report in The Seattle Times (ST), efforts aimed at capturing the hundreds of wild dogs still living in the Fukushima no-entry zone are failing, and many of the dogs are growing ever more wild as they freely scour the human-less fallout zone.
"If these puppies become parents, their offspring will be wild dogs with no experience with people," a government official is quoted as saying to ST. "We want to catch these puppies before they grow up."
- News: Fukushima blackout
Typhoon 15th passed Fukushima.
Since around 9PM,Fukushima live streaming camera “Fukuichi camera” stopped showing anything for unknown reason.
Around the same time,major part of Fukushima prefecture went out of power.
No detailed news was announced.
Also,water standard indicators for spent fuel pool of reactor 1,2,and the gauge of pump for vessels of reactor 1,2,3 went black out.No data is sent to the control room.
- First shipments of regular season rice from Fukushima growers begin
AIZUBANGE, Fukushima -- The first shipments of regular harvest season rice this year from Fukushima Prefecture growers began at an agricultural cooperative here on Sept. 20, with all of the rice getting the highest grade in a quality test.
- NRC Cooks the Books At Indian Point
The NRC is to nuclear power today what the SEC was to Wall Street three years ago. It's letting the corporate owners of Indian Point operate dangerously and secretly. If things go wrong, though, we won't be able to contain the damage by throwing a trillion dollars at banks and insurance companies. This meltdown would be real and irreversible. Battles are being fought to reduce the risk of a catastrophic meltdown, including a lawsuit trying to make the NRC enforce its own fire safety standards.
- Japan reports possessing 30 tons of plutonium
The amount of fissile plutonium possessed by Japan both at home and abroad as of the end of 2010 was about 30 tons, according to a Cabinet Office report submitted to the Japan Atomic Energy Commission on Sept. 20.
The report will also be submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Of the 30 tons, about 6.7 tons are being kept in Japan and about 23.3 tons are in Britain and France, the government said.
- Seiji Maehara: Japan Has Obligation to Export Safe Nuke Plants
because the world values the safety of Japanese-made nuke plants. (Which "world" in which dimension is he talking about?)
It looks like he is another "space alien" politician. Might as well, as he made his name during the "space alien" Hatoyama administration.
Spreading the radioactive lumber from disaster-affected area using the "eco- point" system is not enough for him. He has to spread the gospel of wonderful world of nuke and resulting wonderful world of decontamination to the developing nations throughout the world.
- Al Jazeera: Japan Radiation Levels to Exceed Chernobyl Disaster
Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reported on September 17.
He first meets Kouta Kinoshita, an independent journalist whom I have quoted several times here and who has been spearheading the grassroots effort to measure the radiation levels in many parts of Tohoku, Kanto, and now in Chubu and Kansai and beyond. He has also urged from the beginning of the crisis for people to leave Tohoku and Kanto, including Tokyo, as the contamination levels there are much more grave than the national or municipal government has admitted. In the interview, he says there are many spots in the Tokyo Metropolitan area where the radiation levels exceed those in Chernobyl where people had to evacuate.
- Typhoon, Quake Hit Battered Japan, 1 Million Evacuated
A powerful typhoon made landfall in the main island of Japan today, killing at least six people, and forcing the evacuation of more than a million others. And just hours later the country was hit with an earthquake.
The 5.3 magnitude quake struck just south of Fukushima, where the March earthquake and tsunami crippled a complex of nuclear plants.
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