Fukushima timeline - September 2011

Radioactive news 21 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.
    Source: naturalnews.com

  • 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.
    Source: english.kyodonews.jp

  • 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.
    Source: LilGlobe

  • 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
    Source: tokyoreporter.com

  • 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.
    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • 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
    Source: enenews.com

  • 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.

    webmasters comment:

    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.

    Source: e.nikkei.com

  • 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.
    Source: MsMilkytheclown

  • Professor: Fukushima certainly worse than Chernobyl — Similar quantities of radioactivity released, but more people affected in Japan disaster (VIDEO)

    Transcript Summary

    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…
    Source: enenews.com

  • 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.

    Source: radioactive.eu.com

  • 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.

    webmasters comment:

    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.

    Source: online.wsj.com

  • 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.
    Source: newsmax.com

  • '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."
    Source: naturalnews.com

  • 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.
    Source: fukushima-diary.com

  • 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.
    Source: policyshop.net

  • 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.
    Source: asahi.com

  • 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.
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • 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.
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • 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.
    Source: 12160.info

 

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