Chronology of Fukushima News and related radioactive stuff

Radioactive news 5 November 2011

  • 21.44μSv/h road side sand, Koriyama city, Koriyama junior high School

    Please share. Save children.

    On 5 Nov 2011, I measured radiation in front of a junior high school (Koriyama Daisan junior high school) in Koriyama city, Fukushima pref. Japan.

    The monitorinig place is 60 km from Fukushima Nuclear power plant. The monitor indicates 0.83 micro Sievert per hour in air at chest hight, 21.44 on the sand ground level, road side.

    webmasters comment:

    Again, the ratio between above ground measurments and ground level measurments fits my previous observations. 21.44/ 0.83 = 25.83...  (* trying to figure out the correlations between radiation 1m above ground and ground level contamination. Figures indicate that you can simply multiply 1m above ground with factor 24x (on average) and you get ground contamination figures. Of course its not accurate, but it gives a good general picture)

    Source: Birdhairjp

  • Europe’s nuclear reactor safety tests leave many unanswered questions

    In the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, the European Commission ordered that all nuclear reactors in Europe undergo ‘stress tests’ to identify any safety concerns. You would think that the operators of reactors would jump on a chance to reassure the public about nuclear power. Yet they have instead provided test results that should be a worry for people throughout Europe.

    Some (but not all) of the test results have been released, and they show alarming gaps in whether reactors in Europe can withstand emergencies such as earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks, and the loss of power and cooling.....

    ..The quality of the stress test results varies wildly from country to country. Those with largely independent nuclear regulators performed more rigorous tests. Others, such as the Czech Republic, Sweden and the United Kingdom, have failed to publish proper information. The Czech Republic’s report was just seven pages long despite the country having six nuclear reactors. In sharp contrast, Slovenia provided a 177-page report on its one reactor.

    webmasters comment:

    I wonder if those pages include information that the head of the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration has raised the allowed limits of radioactive substance releases from the nuclear power plant from 20Tbcq/year to 45Tbcq/year, claiming that has no effect on the environment, while the sad fact is that the nuclear plant is just to old to function properly and gives out 100% more of radioactive substances than it used to.

    Does is say that there is one of the most popular thermal water resorts located just few miles down the river, where hundreds of thousands tourists from all over Europe visit each year?

    Does it say that the crazy holy-uranium-lovers in Slovenia would like to build a second reactor, although this would require to raise the discharge limits yet again, not to mention that the existing nuclear power plant is heating up the river up to the max, usually 0.3°C bellow the government set limit.

    Everybody is talking about the 2nd reactor, while no one ever mentions that the river & environment simply can't take it.

    But as is common in Slovenia, probably nothing that can't be solved simply with a signature of some corrupt "nuclear expert". Yes, same s*it everywhere.

    It's about the nuclear industry against the people. Simple as that.


  • EU Nuclear stress tests - an interactive map (google maps)

    An interactive map showing how all active reactors and reprocessing plants (EU & CH) have fared under stress tests ordered by the EU after the Fukushima disaster. The map is based on an initial analysis of >10,000 official report pages (mostly interim regulator reports submitted by 15 Sep) and may change as new documents are released.

    No nuclear power station is guaranteed safe. Human error, organisational or technical problems, natural disasters or terrorist attack, sabotage or acts of war mean that even the newest and most sophisticated can lead to significant radioactive leaks similar to Chernobyl and Fukushima.

    No European nuclear plant can withstand impact from a Boeing 767 sized aircraft, the same used by terrorists on 9/11. Stress tests pledged to examine such crashes, but did not.

    Map last updated 31 Oct 2011

    Made by Greenpeace EU

    webmasters comment:

    this is what it say about Slovenia's Krško Nuclear power station:
    1 reactor, operating since 1983

    - Moderate seismic risk
    - Flood risk from the Sava
    - Near Krško (7,000 inhabitants) 2.5km and Zagreb (1.1M inhabitants) 40km
    - Population density: 27,700 within 10km, 202,700 within 25km

    Stress tests Lack of clarity about emergency cooperation with Croatia

    *Now here is some facts:

    - its built on a fault line
    - its built downstream from several hydropowerplants where one dam failure can be catastrophic
    - its located few miles upstream from a popular spa resort. (tritium enriched therapy anyone?)
    - Slovenia has no nuclear waste storage, but it does have a program, altough it has recently announced that it has no money to build the storage site.
    - Slovenia is flat broke. In the case of a serious accident, there is no way it can pay for any "clean up" costs, compensations or anything of the kind.
    - With being slightly bigger than Fukushima, 2 mio of its inhabitants will loose a country if there is an accident. And 1.1. mio Croatia's capital city will go along with it.



  • Exclusive: IEA draft: Nuclear to fall as power demand

    (Reuters) - The Fukushima disaster could lead to a 15 percent fall in world nuclear power generation by 2035, while power demand at the same time could rise by 3.1 percent a year, according to a draft copy of the International Energy Agency's 2011 World Energy Outlook.

    webmasters comment:

    according to the scenario, nukes would provide only 7% of worlds electricity by 2035. Why run such high risks for lousy 7% of worlds electricity production ? SHUT THEM ALL DOWN!


  • Local gov'ts urged to accept rubble from quake- and tsunami-hit areas

    A recent Environment Ministry survey of local governments and waste disposal cooperatives formed by neighboring municipalities shows that only 54 such bodies have expressed willingness to accept rubble from Iwate and Miyagi prefectures -- less than 10 percent of the figure in an April survey.


  • Siemens increases stake in ocean power specialist Marine Current Turbines

    Erlangen, Germany - Siemens is increasing its stake in Britain's Marine Current Turbines Ltd. to 45 percent. "With this increase in its stake, Siemens is strengthening its activities in ocean power generation. We will actively shape the commercialization process of innovative marine current power plants," said Michael Axmann, CFO of the newly founded Solar & Hydro Division within Siemens' Energy Sector. Financial details of the deal are not disclosed.

  • 620 mSv/h on the first floor of reactor 3

    Having Xenon measured at reactor 2, Tepco made up a new word in the academic world just for reacor 2, which is “temporary spontaneous fossil”.

    They didn’t deny the risk for reactor 1 and 3,but they actually didn’t even set filters for the container vessels.


  • In case of emergency: Japan discusses plans to build 'backup Tokyo'

    Japan can build anything, right? How about making a second Tokyo? It's Japan's business hub, capital, and largest, most densely populated city.

    webmasters comment:

    Sorry guys, but you are getting it all wrong. What they actually said what that they intend to move the government agencies 300km away, not by any chance move the whole city.


  • Insomnia tied to depression risk in Japan

    (Reuters Health) - People who struggle to get a good night's sleep are twice as likely, on average, to suffer from depression down the road as those who sleep soundly, Japanese researchers report.

    webmasters comment:

    Dear Japanese researchers.

    What about radiation exposure that causes insomnia AND depression? Could that give you a clue or the long sought proof of the connection?


  • Radioactivity in Fukushima children's urine

    A medical consulting firm in Tokyo says radioactive material has been detected in the urine of 104 children in Fukushima Prefecture, the site of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    RHC JAPAN collected urine from children aged 6 or younger in Minamisoma City to check for possible internal exposure.

    Those checks were done at the request of parents of preschool children. Tests being carried out by local governments only cover elementary school students and older.

    Of 1,500 samples that have been analyzed so far, 7 percent contain radioactive cesium.


  • Two more steps towards removing the hazard of nuclear energy from Europe

    The movement by European countries to phase out nuclear power just got stronger. Two new, major blows hit the nuclear industry in Europe in the past few days.

    As a result of an impressive public campaign, Belgian government negotiators have reached an agreement to start a nuclear phase-out that would see three of the country's seven reactors shut down by 2015 or at the latest 2018. And, the CEO of a Dutch nuclear company has said that the Borssele 2 reactor project would not go ahead without major public subsidies, an absurd idea at a time of austerity.


  • Chance for Iran diplomacy fading, military option closer

    Peres tells Channel 2 time running out, Iran close to becoming nuclear- armed; contends it is Israel's role to warn world leaders of threat. Talkbacks (100)

    President Shimon Peres on Friday said that he believes Israel is closer to utilizing the military option in dealing with Iran's nuclear program than it is to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat.


  • Nuclear Iran vs Terrorist USA?

    Meanwhile, in Israel, President Shimon Peres said that he believed that Israel and the world may soon take military action against Iran.

    "Intelligence services of all countries understand that time is running out and they are warning their leaders," Peres told Israeli Channel 2 on Friday.

    webmasters comment:

    War rhetoric is stepping up from all sides. But i would really like to know what Peres meant with

    Intelligence services of all countries understand that time is running out and they are warning their leaders

    If he is saying what i think he is, all countries better shut down their nukes for "scheduled repairs" beacuse no one knows how this might eventually play out.


  • 9 wards, prefectural capitals demand national health premiums from welfare recipients

    Nine wards and prefectural capitals across Japan are demanding welfare recipients make back payments into the national health insurance plan, according to a Mainichi survey.

    webmasters comment:

    taking moneys from the poor and giving it to Tepco. My next bet is that guillotines will be the next market niche in Japan.
    *Memo to entrepeneurs: add some glitter and led lights.


  • Koriyama City in Fukushima to Feed School Kids with Local Rice Harvested This Year

    Did anyone say in the comment section that it was a duty of adults to protect children? I guess not in Koriyama City, which is located in high- radiation "Nakadori" (middle third) of Fukushima Prefecture and where 500,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was found in the rice hay.

    The city will start using this year's rice harvested in the city in the school lunches, starting next Tuesday. Since the new rice harvested in Fukushima is all cleared for shipping as the sampling test has proven it is "safe", it is just a matter of time till it's fed to the most vulnerable and without voice - children. Just as the Fukushima government, headed by THAT governor, has been pushing ever since declaring "safety" on October 12.


  • Nuclear safety body to form third-party committee to investigate inspection methods

    The Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) said on Nov. 4 that it will form a third-party committee to investigate whether there are any problems with its nuclear facility inspection methods following revelations that the body copied its procedures directly from drafts provided by a nuclear fuel firm.

    webmasters comment:

    Private nuke companies are writting inspection procedures for government inspection agencies...

    What the hell is going on there?

    Japan needs a regime change ASAP.


  • Tokyo Governor to Tokyo Residents Who Protest Against Disaster Debris from Iwate: "Shut Up"

    Now that the radioactive disaster debris from Iwate Prefecture is a fait accompli and ready to be crushed and burned and buried, Shintaro Ishihara, irascible 79-year-old governor of Tokyo who almost single-handedly decided to do this mind-boggling project to "assist the recovery" of Iwate, mentioned the complaints that his government has received over the issue in the press conference on November 4 afternoon.

    According to Fuji TV news clip on November 4, the governor said,


    "Shut up" is all we need to say to these complaints.

    webmasters comment:

    I might need an extra button in the menu. REVOLUTION IN JAPAN / count the rolling heads.



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