Fukushima timeline - October 2011

Radioactive news 24 October 2011

  • ENENews Report: Fukushima Reactors No. 5, 6 now in crisis — Cesium outside release points up 1,000% in recent days — Local says Hitachi engineers coming to help (VIDEO)

    Oct. 24 — “Though everyone pays attention to reactor 1 to 4, actually reactor 5 and 6 are in crisis. Engineers from Hitachi are coming to the area to get it settled down but it’s concealed.

    webmasters comment:

    A new development in this breaking article from enenews.

    Fukushima JP update Underwater Video Heat Pumps Reactor Units 5 and 6 TEPCO 10/24/11

    At 3.03 in the video there is molten mass comming up. I m not 100% sure but i believe Residual Heat Removal Sea Water System RHRS is actually nothing but a pool of water above the reactor, which  they now renamed clearly beacuse of the main ingreedient. If borowing from Tepco terminology, we can call it cold meltdown of unit 5.

    Source: enenews.com

  • Breaking Press Release • Reactor accident Fukushima – New international study on emissions of radioactive substances into the atmosphere

    A new study by an international team of researchers estimates the emissions of the radioactive noble gas Xenon‐133 and the aerosol‐bound nuclide Caesium‐137 from the Japanese NPP Fukushima Daiichi by combining a large set of measurements from Japan and worldwide, atmospheric transport model calculations, and available information and reasonable approximations on radionuclide inventories and accident events at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP.

    The main result of the investigation is that the emissions from the power plant started earlier, lasted longer and are therefore higher than assumed in most studies conducted before.

    Regarding the radioactive noble gas Xenon‐133, the results indicate an emission of 16700 Peta‐ Becquerel (1 Becquerel is one radioactive decay per second, 1 Peta‐Becquerel equals 10^15 Bq). This is the largest civilian noble gas release in history, exceeding the Chernobyl noble gas release by a factor of 2.5. There is strong evidence that emissions started already on 11 March 2011 at 6:00 UTC, which is immediately after the big earthquake.

    Source: fukushima.greenaction-japan.org

  • Dealers selling radioactive used cars in Japan

    TOKYO (majirox news) — Japanese used car dealers who can’t export radioactive cars overseas are dumping them into the Japanese used car market, according to the Asahi Shimbun on Oct. 24. These cars have failed Japan’s dockside radioactive export tests.

    “What you are seeing is just the tip of the iceberg,” said one car exporter to the Asahi who refused to be identified. “If a car gives off a high radioactivity count, it’s too much trouble to decontaminate it. It’s better to just sell it in a Japanese car auction where there are no restrictions. It’s like throwing away a bad card you were dealt in poker.”

    Source: majiroxnews.com

  • From Hiroshima To Fukushima 1945-2011-Interview With Professor Tony Hall

    From Hiroshima To Fukushima 1945-2011-Interview With Professor Tony Hall

    Professor Anthony Hall is interviewed on June 10, 2011 in San Francisco about his research into the introduction of nuclear power into Japan and the role of the United States in the postwar period.

    His paper and research are in Japan Nuclear Catastrophe Made In USA-From Hiroshima to Fukushima, 1945-2011: A Nuclear Narrative of Hubris and Tragedy

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/03/28/from-hiroshima-to-fukushima-1945-2011/

    Production Of Labor Video Project www.laborvideo.org laborvideo.blip.tv

    Source: laborvideo

  • Where Occupy & No Nukes merge & win!!!

    The global upheaval that is the Occupy Movement is hopefully in the process of changing---and saving---the world.

    Through the astonishing power of creative non-violence, it has the magic and moxie to defeat the failing forces of corporate greed.

    A long-term agenda seems to be emerging: social justice, racial and gender equality, ecological survival, true democracy, an end to war, and so much more. "When the power of love overcomes the love of power," said Jimi Hendrix, "the world will know peace."

    Such a moment must come now in the nick of time, as the corporate ways of greed and violence pitch us to the precipice of self-extinction.

    At that edge sits a sinister technology, a poisoned cancerous power that continues to harm us all even as 3 of its cores melt and spew at Fukushima.

    Atomic energy, the so-called "Peaceful Atom", has failed on all fronts.

    Once sold as "too cheap to meter," it's now the world's most expensive electric generator.

    Source: warisacrime.org

  • Tokyo Electric says no plans to sell all uranium stakes

    (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T) on Monday said it has no plans to sell all the stakes it holds in overseas uranium projects, denying a newspaper report that it would take such a step to raise funds to help victims of the crisis at its Fukushima nuclear plant.

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    If one swallow doesn't make a summer what happens when there are two?

    It seems my yesterdays guess was right on the spot. Tepco is selling profitable assets, most likely with the intention to sink the company and leave the taxpayers with the bill.

    Source: reuters.com

  • Residents to file suit seeking halt of Tsuruga reactors

    OTSU, Japan (Kyodo) -- A group of residents from Shiga and nearby prefectures plan to file a lawsuit to suspend the restart of two nuclear reactors at the Tsuruga plant in neighboring Fukui Prefecture, arguing an accident at the plant would contaminate Lake Biwa, their water source, and be life-threatening, according to sources involved in the suit.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Duqu, Stuxnet are different worms: Kaspersky

    Kaspersky Lab said the Duqu worm was first detected in early September 2011, after a user in Hungary uploaded one of the components of the malware to the Virustotal website, which analyses infected files with anti-virus programs of different manufacturers.

    The company added, "However, this first-detected sample of turned out to be just one of several components that make up the whole of the worm. A little later, in a similar way, the Kaspersky Lab anti-malware experts received a sample of another module of the worm via Virustotal, and it was specifically its analysis that permitted finding a resemblance with Stuxnet."

    The Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab believes that though there are some overall similarities between the two worms, Duqu and Stuxnet have some significant differences.

    Source: security.cbronline.com

  • Hotspot hotline

    The ministry set up the hotline after radiation monitoring by local governments and citizens' groups found a number of locations within the Tokyo Metropolitan Area with levels exceeding government limits.

    The ministry is asking local governments and citizens' groups to tell it if they find sites where the hourly radiation dose at one meter above the ground is more than one microsievert higher than nearby areas.

    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Sojitz launches second solar plant in Germany

    The Mixdorf project has a generating capacity of 24MW making it one of Germany’s largest solar power plant. Costing in the region of €55 million, the 800 hectares of land incorporates approximately 100,000 solar panels.

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    1GW nuclear power plant that they planned for Slovenia would cost approx €5 billion,  while solar equivalent judging by above numbers would cost €2.3 billion.

    Source: pv-tech.org

  • Ocean Power Technologies to enhances efficiency of PowerBuoy wave energy system

    OPT will be working with a consortium of European companies and institutions to advance the energy conversion system of the PowerBuoy device through the development of a new wave prediction model. The new system will assess the characteristics of each incoming wave before it reaches the PowerBuoy wave power station, thereby providing more time for the electronic tuning capability to react. It is expected that this will significantly boost the power output of the PowerBuoy and reduce cost per megawatt hour of energy produced.

    Source: globalenergywatch.com

  • BioSolar Hailed by Renewable Energy Focus as One of 10 "Companies To Watch" in the Solar Space

    About BioSolar, Inc.

    BioSolar, Inc. has developed a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that will reduce the cost per watt of solar cells. Most of the solar industry is focused on photovoltaic efficiency to reduce cost. BioSolar is the first company to introduce a new dimension of cost reduction by replacing petroleum-based plastic solar cell components with durable bio-based materials.

    Source: newsblaze.com

  • Monastery sees pay back from wind turbines

    Two wind turbines near the Sacred Heart Monastery catch the breezes coming through the valley below. They have become part of prairie landscape, generating electricity for the monastery since June 1997.

    "We're very pleased with the turbines," said previous prioress, Sister Ruth Fox, OSB. "We were considered leaders in the state of North Dakota -- something we're proud of."

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    :) every monastery of the grid is a blow in the face of the nuclear power industry?

    Source: renewablesbiz.com

  • Serbian ecology leader arrested for openly defying GMOs and chemtrails

    (NaturalNews) In October 2011, Nikola Aleksi, leader of Ecological Movement of Novi Sad in Serbia, was arrested and fined. Earlier on his way to a conference in Belgrade, an attempt was reportedly made on his life. And Monsanto has sued him with the threat of removing him and his family from their rented flat as "collateral."

    Why all the fuss? Nikola made a spirited speech, recorded on video, challenging the Serbian president for allowing GMOs to come into Serbia. He also challenged the Serbian government for allowing planes to spray chemtrails in the Serbian skies.

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    "a spirited speech" seems to be an understatement...

    This is how serbs do politics in a nice manner :)

    Source: naturalnews.com

  • CEZ urges Bulgarian consumers to save electricity

    CEZ Bulgaria is appealing to its customers to adopt a prudent approach to energy consumption during the winter so that network overload can be avoided, the company said in a statement released on October 23 2011.

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    If i m not mistaken that's a photo taken at a nuclear power plant. Look for the signs of high maintenance standards... If you can find any.

    Source: sofiaecho.com

  • Japan logs biggest trade deficit for 1st-half of fiscal year

    The trade deficit for the April-September period came to 1,666.6 billion yen ($21.8 billion), the first red ink in two and a half years and the biggest deficit on a first-half basis since the government began collecting comparable data in fiscal 1979.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Liverpool council to outline plans to become European Green Capital

    LIVERPOOL council wants to see the city crowned European Green Capital of Europe. Plans being mooted include one of the biggest construction projects ever seen in the city including office blocks entirely powered by their own “clean, green” energy sources. The city’s Labour leaders said it was their proposal to “re-power North Liverpool” using sustainable fuel sources. Only last week the Lib-Dems announced it would be sending a report written by deputy leader Cllr Richard Kemp to 300 organisations across the city setting out the group’s vision to become European Green Capital in the next decade.

    Source: liverpooldailypost.co.uk

 

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