Chronology of Fukushima News and related radioactive stuff

Radioactive news 4 November 2011

  • Mexico Scraps Plans to Build 10 Nuclear Power Plants in Favor of Using Gas

    Mexico, one of three Latin American nations that uses nuclear power, is abandoning plans to build as many as 10 new reactors and will focus on natural gas-fired electricity plants after boosting discoveries of the fuel.

    The country, which found evidence of trillions of cubic feet of gas in the past year, is “changing all its decisions, amid the very abundant existence of natural-gas deposits,” Energy Minister Jordy Herrera said in a Nov. 1 interview. Mexico will seek private investment of about $10 billion during five years to expand its natural gas pipeline network, he said.

    Source: bloomberg.com

  • Global Warfare: Targeting Iran: Preparing for World War III

    The military deployment of US-NATO forces is occurring in several regions of the World simultaneously.

    Militarization at the global level is instrumented through the US military's Unified Command structure: the entire planet is divided up into geographic Combatant Commands under the control of the Pentagon. According to (former) NATO Commander General Wesley Clark, the Pentagon’s military road-map consists of a sequence of war theaters:

    Source: globalresearch.ca

  • Government response to ongoing Fukushima radiation? Deafening silence

    NaturalNews) The silence of governments and the world press about the radiation dangers from Fukushima is alarming to say the least. We have an open nuclear sore on the planet, a radioactive boil that continues to burst casting a toxic shadow on the people of Japan and a few other billion people who happen to live in the northern hemisphere. The municipality of Fukushima has created a plan to bring radiation exposure in all inhabited areas of the city to below a microsievert per hour within two years. Wishful thinking is allowed in Japan for it's about the only thing that will stand up to the radiation that continues to pile up in the northern reaches of that country including Tokyo.

    Source: naturalnews.com

  • Power companies behind anonymous donations in Fukui

    In September 2006, Kansai Electric Power Co. restarted the aging No. 3 reactor at its Mihama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture and informed the town of plans to operate it for an additional decade.

    In that fiscal year, after a dry spell of three years, Mihama received about 1.2 billion yen ($15.4 million) in anonymous donations. The following year, 1 billion yen in anonymous donations poured into the town.

    Source: ajw.asahi.com

  • China urges Iran be flexible on nuclear program

    "China opposes the use of force or the threat of the use of force in international affairs. At present, avoiding any new upheaval in the Middle East is extremely important."

    China would play a "constructive role" in pushing for the peaceful resolution of the Iran nuclear issue by diplomatic means, Hong added.

    Russia and China have backed four rounds of U.N. sanctions on Iran since 2006 over its refusal to halt sensitive nuclear work that could have both civilian and military uses.

    But they criticized the United States and the European Union last year for taking extra unilateral steps against Iran and Moscow has signaled its opposition to any new U.N. Security Council sanctions.

    Source: reuters.com

  • Japan offers public bailout to help fix stricken nuclear reactor

    REPORTING FROM SEOUL -– In a sizable taxpayer bailout, Japan’s central government on Friday announced it would give $11.5 billion in public funds to help the utility that runs tsunami-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    webmasters comment:

    All of Tepco assests should be confiscated and distributed among the evacuees and used for healthcare, complete evacuation of Fukushima and so on. But all the japanese government is doing is planning to build a city for it self 300km away from Tokyo and giving moneys to their friends at nuclear village.

    Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com

  • TEPCO logs 627 bil. yen net loss for April-Sept. on nuclear crisis

    The utility, known as TEPCO, reported an operating loss of 60.60 billion yen for the six-month period, in a reversal from a year-earlier operating profit of 235.81 billion yen.

    webmasters comment:

    Tepco - a private company is making money out of the nuclear crisis. Check this out... 627 bil yen loss is approx 8 bil us $. And now they just got 11.5 billion in public funds so they earned 3.5 billion dollars...

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Siemens Selects Broadwind to Supply Towers for Iowa Wind Project

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Siemens has selected Broadwind Energy to supply 36 locally manufactured towers for the expansion of the MidAmerican Energy wind project in Iowa and has signed an option for an additional 25 towers.

    "We are pleased that Siemens has selected Broadwind to supply towers for this project, which confirms our original strategy of focusing on the taller and heavier multi-megawatt towers"

    Source: globalenergywatch.com

  • U.S. and Japanese Companies Begin Smart Grid Project in Hawaii

    TOKYO - Hitachi, Cyber Defence Institute and Mizuho Corporate Bank today announced that the companies have been selected as contractors for a world -leading smart grid demonstration project on Maui Island in Hawaii, spearheaded by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization ("NEDO") as the result of feasibility study which was conducted from May to September this year by Hitachi and other companies. Serving as the project leader, Hitachi will take a leading role and coordinate the entire project.

    The Project, a joint undertaking by the U.S. and Japan, is based on the Japan-U.S. Clean Energy Technologies Action Plan, which was agreed to following the Japan-U.S. Heads of State Summit held in November 2009. These contractors will cooperate with the State of Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., the University of Hawaii, and the U.S. National Laboratories in the Project. The Project is expected to be completed by the end of March 2014. The estimated budget for the Project is approximately US$ 37 million.

    Source: globalenergywatch.com

  • Radiation fears behind debris refusals / Remaining refuse may cause secondary damage, hinder reconstruction efforts

    The start Wednesday of shipments of debris from the Great East Japan Earthquake to Tokyo, the first destination for such refuse outside the Tohoku region, was a long-awaited first step toward wider disposal of the wreckage.

    However, an Environment Ministry survey released Wednesday showed that only 54 local governments and garbage-disposal unions, less than 10 percent the figure in a previous survey, were considering accepting debris from disaster-hit areas.

    webmasters comment:

    The best and most logical thing to do would be to evacuate all the residents from Fukushima and bring all radioactive debris there.

    But the corrupt japanese politicians are going great lenghts to disperse radioactive materials among the wider population in a desperate attempt to maintain a facade that Fukushima is not a radioactive death zone.

    Source: yomiuri.co.jp

  • Fatwas for fission: Assessing the terrorist threat to Pakistan’s nuclear assets

    Pakistan’s nuclear assets may be tempting targets for terrorists. Experts are split, however, on the actual threat posed. Some assert that Pakistan’s nuclear assets are on the verge of seizure by terrorists, while others contend that the risk is minimal at best.

    webmasters comment:

    whole article sounds more like a threat than an assessment, but still it highlights the main point, that any nuclear asset, including a nuclear power plant is a sitting nuclear bomb to which an enemy country just needs to add a fuse.

    European stress test have eluded the issue all together.

    Source: bos.sagepub.com

  • Shareholders eye 1.1 tril. yen suit against 60 TEPCO directors

    webmasters comment:

    Just the title atm, but a good development nontheless. Now we just need the general public to eye a bit larger suit against TEPCO shareholders that are promoting and investing in deadly nuclear energy and are therefore as equally responsible.

    Source: english.kyodonews.jp

  • First Germany, now Belgium: Nuclear energy to be phased out by 2015

    (NaturalNews) In the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, some countries have decided to rethink their energy policies and initiate moves towards safer energy alternatives. Following in the footsteps of Germany, the European nation of Belgium has reportedly decided to phase out its nuclear energy sector, beginning with the shutdown of three of its oldest reactors by 2015.

    Source: naturalnews.com

  • Halt of crop farming in Fukushima forces manure to accumulate on cattle farms

    FUKUSHIMA -- Two months after a government ban on beef was lifted, cattle farmers here are growing increasingly desperate as nearby vegetable farmers have halted production due to the ongoing nuclear disaster, leaving nowhere to take the accumulating manure that was previously used as fertilizer.

    webmasters comment:

    photo wtf. thats just wrong.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Opinion: Did Fukushima kill the nuclear renaissance No, that renaissance died right here at home

    In 2009, the MIT Future of Nuclear Power study released an update to its 2003 estimate of the costs of nuclear power. Estimating a capital cost of $4,000/kW and a fuel cost of $0.67/MMBtu, the study’s authors projected a cost of new nuclear power of 6.6 cents/kWh. Using the same modeling approach, the cost of electricity from a natural gas plant with capital costs of $850/kW and fuel costs of $5.16/MMBtu would be 4.4 cents/kWh.

    Source: tech.mit.edu

 

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