Fukushima timeline - October 2011
- Slovenia’s response in wake of Japanese nuclear accident praised by UN
The IAEA assembled a team of 10 senior regulatory experts from nine nations to conduct the 10-day Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission for what Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA) Director Andrej Stritar called the important task of ensuring that a small country like his own tightly follows international standards for nuclear safety.
Slovenia which is the smallest nuclear country in the world is also one of the most systemically corrupted EU countries. The relationship between our only nuclear power plant and SNSA is an example of "cozy relations", which can be clearly seen in a fact, that Andrej Stritar has authorized the aging nuclear powerplant 100% increaes in radioactive releases from 20 to 40 TBcq/year, claiming that has no impact on the environment. (Few miles down the river from the nuclear power plant is a thermal water spa resort - Terme Čatež that recorded 246.807 reservations / booked rooms in 1st 4 months this year ...).
To end nuclear power in Slovenia, we will need strong influence and demands from neighbouring countries or our only nuclear power plant will continue running untill it blows up!
In the first few days Slovenian national TV featured our clown like PM, that said that Slovenia is a nuclear country and that there isn't goint to be any debate regarding that.
Next we could observe dramatically "chalenged" shift manager of our only nuclear power plant, claiming Fukushima is nothing special and that they will handle it in a matter of days.
The reporting by our national TV was bad enough to make you throw up instantly. On the day that NY times reported that workers in Fukushima managed to turn on a light bulb in a control room, RTV Slovenia came out with an article claiming "Situation in Fukushima is getting better".
Below is the response from Andrej Stritar (email, official comm. from SNSA, 18.3.2011), director of SNSA to my demand that he should advise the Prime Minister to evacuate all Slovenian citizens out of Japan, which i sent along with a notification that the USA army anounced that "the president of the United States has authorized a military assisted voluntary departure of dependats from Japan."
*Original text in Slovenian lang.* "
Žal se z vašimi stališči ne morem strinjati. Menim celo obratno: pretirani ukrepi tujih držav bistveno slabšajo razmere na Japonskem, saj lahko zbujajo nepotreben strah in nezaupanje njihovih ljudi do lastnih oblasti. Naša ocena ni, da Japonci tajijo informacije. Novice so dovolj slabe, tako da jim je kar verjeti... "
I can not agree with your viewpoints Quite to the contrary: Exagerated actions of foreign countries are making the situation in Japan worse, beacuse they can trigger needles fear and fuel mistrust of people unto their government."
We don't think that the Japanese are hiding information. The news are bad enough so they can be trusted...
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This is the response that UN is gloryfying. Such a proffesional approach indeed. The News are bad enough, therefore they are right. Stick your head in a sand bucket beacuse news are bad enough allready...
It has been widely documented, proved and published all over alternative and MSM that TEPCO, Japan nuclear agency and Japan government were actively manipulating the information from the very beggining, starting from when they knew about the actual meltdowns.
Arnie Gundersen said that in the 1st days of the crisis, people in Japan were inhaling up to 300 - 400 hot particles a day.
(including plutonium where 1 such particle can be a guaranteed death ticket * webmasters note).
At the time of the explosions and tremendous radioactive fallouts some of Slovenia's best martial arts sports team members were visiting Japan, among them Urška Žolnir (eu champion, world military champion among others, 3rd place olympics 2004 Athens, 32 medals from Grand-Prix, Grand-Slams & world championships).
Andrej Stritar considered Slovenians are not worth evacuating beacuse that could fuel mistrust among Japanese. He didn't even find it necessary to suggest the evac to the PM, since he brushed me off right away, altough as time has shown, i was right all along.
Slovenia has approx 2 mio citizens... there was a few hundred (more likely less then 100) Slovenians in Japan at the time of the accident. You could fit them all on a small plane and the airport wouldn't even notice, not to mention whole of Japan, that was supposedly about to freak out over it...
The same guy is also reponsible that in todays "eat your daily terror dose world" terrorist attacks are not an option when it comes to nuclear power plants. At least regarding the European stress test.
- Fukushima update for today 10/4/11
note that in the 1st part of the video spokesman claims that the documents can not be revealed beacuse of the threat of a terrorist attack.
The same types of attacks that are excluded from EU stress tests, courtesy of Andrej Stritar, the guy praised by UN in the leading article.
- DTRA on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (offsite)
New Energy Times Obtains DTRA Report on LENR Oct. 1, 2011
On Dec. 12, 2006, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency held a meeting in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, to review several controversial areas of research. Low-energy nuclear reactions were among those topics. New Energy Times has obtained the first public record of this meeting through the use of a Freedom of Information Act request.
- IAEA Pledges To Help Vietnam Develop Nuclear Power
HANOI, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made a pledge to help developing countries like Vietnam to implement and apply nuclear energy in its economic development.
IAEA is the promotor of nuclear energy, not its regulator.
- Is Israel Again Weighing an Attack on Iran's Nuclear Facilities?
"I think the most effective way to deal with Iran is not on a unilateral basis," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters in Israel on Tuesday, stressing that the Israeli government needed to act in concert and consensus with the international community. Israeli reporters noted his repeated use of the word together when it came to dealing with Iran. Panetta's comments, coming barely a month after the U.S. reportedly agreed to deliver 55 bunker- busting GBU-28 bombs to Israel, were widely viewed as an "down, boy" message to any adventurist bomb-Iran impulses on the part of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Attacking Busher spells Fukushima all over again. Busher is working, not like Iraqs Osirisk. An attack would have tremendous impact on the region, including israel. This is like protecting against rape with a handgranade, not to mention prospects of WW3 to top it off.
- High dosage of cesium found in soil outside Fukushima no-go zone
Up to 307,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram of soil was detected in the Sept. 14 survey, triple that of the benchmark above which the government requires tainted mud to be sealed by concrete. The contamination is believed to have been caused by radiation leaked by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crippled in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
- Panel: Higher electricity rates needed for TEPCO's survival
Electricity rate hikes and a resumption of nuclear power plant operations are needed to keep Tokyo Electric Power Co. afloat, according to a government panel appraising the management and financial condition of the utility.
Screw the people, long live Tepco?
- Progress on nuclear plant seawalls
In response to the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the government instructed the nation's power companies on March 30 to take urgent safety measures to prevent damage from tsunami.
The utilities are preparing their anti-tsunami measures, including the construction of seawalls.
45 of the 54 reactors around the country are planning to build seawalls.
Translation. Criminal japanese politicians paid off by nuclear village are planning to restart at least 45 reactors. Why build a seawall if the plants are to be shutdown?
- Schools in crisis-hit Minamisoma to limit outdoor activities to 2 hours
FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The education board of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, has decided to limit outdoor activities to two hours a day for students at five schools to be reopened on Oct. 17 in areas between 20 and 30 kilometers from the crippled nuclear plant, local officials said Tuesday.
Moving people into radioactive deathcamps with 2 hours sunlight per day. The government of Japan is complicit in the worlds worst crime against humanity. Disqusting.
- Japan reactor shut down after malfunction
TOKYO - In a fresh blow to public confidence, a reactor in southern Japan went into automatic shutdown yesterday because of problems with its cooling system, clouding the outlook for an imminent restart of the country’s idled nuclear plants.
- Thyroid irregularities found in Japan kids
Hormonal and other irregularities were detected in the thyroid glands of 10 out of 130 children evacuated from areas near the damaged nuclear power plant in north-east Japan, news reports said on Tuesday. The Japan Chernobyl Foundation and Shinshu University Hospital conducted tests on youngsters aged up to 16 including babies for about a month through the end of August in Nagano, where they were staying temporarily after evacuating from Fukushima, Kyodo News reported
- #Radiation in Japan: 300,000 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Soil in Fukushima City
NGO "FoE Japan (Friends of Earth Japan) did its own survey of radiation contamination in Watari District in Fukushima City with the help from Professor Tomoya Yamauchi of Kobe University. Watari District has high radiation levels throughout the district, but the national government has so far refused to designate anywhere in the district as "evacuation recommended" area.
If the government designate an area as such, the government has to pay for the relocation cost. As the result, the designation in other cities like Date City has been very arbitrary and spotty, rendering the whole exercise worthless. Often, the residents are simply moved to the other parts of the same city with slightly lower radiation.
- Smart Ways to cut your bills with Wind Energy
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- $800 million wind farm planned across 66,000 acres in Kansas
BP Wind Energy plans to build Kansas’ largest wind farm, an $800 million, 419-megawatt electric-generating facility sprawling across 66,000 acres in four counties.
posting this for my own reference to keep track of cost/power/area ratios.
- Labor group Rengo shifts to antinuclear policy
The leadership of Japan's largest labor organization will rethink the body's energy policy in light of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, with a view to shifting from its stance of promoting nuclear power to one that aims for a society not reliant on atomic energy, Rengo sources said Monday.
- NRC to Hold Public Hearing on Fukushima-Type Nuclear Reactors
A public hearing regarding all US nuclear plants with the same type of reactor as the plant in Fukushima, Japan can be heard from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 7 via webcast or telephone.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing will give the pubic the opportunity to comment on requested emergency enforcement actions to suspend operations at Fukushima-style nuclear reactors, like the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station.
- Japan reactor goes into automatic shutdown after cooling problem — “No reports of fire or smoke” — Plant at center of recent scandal to manipulate public opinion
SOURCE: Genkai Nuclear Plant Shuts Down in Japan, New York Times by HIROKO TABUCHI, October 4, 2011
In a fresh blow to public confidence, a reactor in southern Japan went into automatic shutdown on Tuesday because of problems with its cooling system, clouding the outlook for an imminent restart of the country’s idled nuclear plants. [...]
- Fukushima: Big Pharma hopes to cash-in on globally weakened immune systems
According to the data of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Japan, the count of variety of the diseases is spiking up this year compared to last 9 years.
But, this is not surprising. Fukushima’s deadly radiation promises to weaken immune systems internationally. That will be good for Big Pharma interest in making commercial profits from the spread of weakening immune systems internationally.
the video freaks me out but if you magically make it to the end its kinda worth it. It is worth noting that big pharma made HUGE investments in Japan in the first weeks following the Tsunami.
- Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for September 30th – October 3rd, 2011
Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
State of Nuclear Politics in Japan
A newly appointed government panel, tasked with revising Japan’s energy policy, convened their initial meeting this week. For the first time, the panel includes members who oppose the use of nuclear power. Utility companies are not represented on the panel.
Rengo, the largest labor union in Japan, will meet this week to discuss the possibility of embracing an anti-nuclear stance. The move is significant; Rengo was previously pro-nuclear.
- US tried to conspire with Japan to dump nuclear waste into world's oceans, reveal documents
(NaturalNews) When nuclear energy production technology first began to emerge in the US in the 1950s, neither scientists nor the US government considered what would be done with nuclear reactors once it was time for them to be put out of commission. And recently-released documents reveal that, in an effort to hastily deal with this problem after the fact, the US government actually tried to conspire with Japan to gain secret approval for dumping decommissioned nuclear reactors into the world's oceans.
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