Fukushima timeline | Radioactive news November 2011
- No KANUPP linkage to Radioactivity in Europe, PAEC clarifies
ISLAMABAD, Nov 13 (APP): Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) on Sunday refuted a news item appeared in a section of national and international media alleging that higher than normal radioactivity noticed in parts of Europe could have originated from the recent KANUPP incident.In a statement issued here, the PAEC official said that there was no leakage of radiation to the environment from KANUPP on October 19. There was only a spill of heavy water within the containment building, which was brought under control following routine procedures.
The release of Iodine-131 is not possible unless there is a nuclear fuel failure, while the incident at KANUPP involved leakage of heavy water which contains tritium and not Iodine-131, said the official. Higher radiation levels were detected in Poland and Ukraine even before October 19 when the KANUPP incident had not even taken place. It may be added that even if there was a leakage from KANUPP, it could not have traveled to Europe without leaving any trace in the surroundings.
- Anti-nuke rallies held in Japan's Fukuoka
OSAKA, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Anti-nuclear protesters held a series of large rallies in Japan's southwestern city of Fukuoka on Sunday, with more than 15,000 people participating and calling for dismantlement of all nuclear power plants in Japan, Kyodo News reported.
"We'll work together so as not to see our soil contaminated with radiation," Yukinobu Aoyagi, a leading member of the events, was quoted as telling a gathering in a park in Fukuoka.
- “I don’t want to be a murderer”
A fisher from Iwaki shi, Fukushima decided to stop fishing anymore.
He is one of the fishers who are concerned about sea contamination.
At a Tepco’s meeting for the local citizens, he made them give out the data about the radiation level before 311.
(He knew they would not give out the data after 311)
According to the data, the highest radiation level had been 0.1 Bq/Kg.
He checks sea contamination data from Fukushima local government’s website, and analyzed by himself.
He saw the reality that radiation level is not decreasing, it dropped down once but it is in the increasing trend at variety of the locations at Fukushima off shore.
He decided to stop fishing anymore.
He said: ...
- Latest Photos : Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 12 November 2011
Great collection of hi-res photos at source!
- Special Report on the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station - PDF (2MB)
This report provides a narrative overview and timeline for the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011. The purpose of this report is to provide an accurate, consolidated source of information regarding the sequence of events that occurred in the first days of the accident. The information contained in this report may be used for determining future U.S. and international industry corrective actions...
by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
- Nuke plant director: 'I thought several times that I would die'
As for the fact that the accidents occurred in his nuclear plant, the director's expression turned grim: "I have to apologize to every person in Fukushima Prefecture and all of the Japanese people for inconveniencing them and causing problems."
Cover Ups & faulty "standards" that culminate to the worst nuclear accident in history and this mafia boss, comes out with "i apologize for inconveniencing..."
Why isn't this guy talking to the judge instead of the press?
- Editorial: Local elections in Fukushima should be used to maintain communities
Local elections in Fukushima Prefecture, which had been long postponed in the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, should be used as a springboard to maintain local communities.
Fukushima must be evacuated! This is not only a circus, its plain and simple "divide et impera" first hand. Make people think that they have options in the current environment and distract them with a political circus that would give an impression of a functioning society.
- Reactor 5 and 6 had criticality as well.
On Tepco’s press release data of 4/25/2011,
Iodine133 was measured at intake of reactor 5 and 6.
0.15Bq/cm3 8:50 4/24/2011
0.23Bq/cm3 14:30 4/24/2011
Also,according to press release data of 6/13/2011,
the temperature of reactor 5 and 6 were hotter than 200C,and data of 3/11~3/15 are concealed.
- #Radioactive Ekiden Road Race: Girls Are Running in Radiation Often Higher Than That in Front of J-Village
J-Village is located just inside the 20 kilometer radius from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, and is the staging area for the plant work. Ordinary citizens cannot even enter (it is a "no entry" zone).
But the female athletes as young as 13 are running in the Ekiden Road Race in Fukushima City in the radiation often much higher than at J-Village. And the nation is supposed to cheer for the wonderful recovery of Fukushima Prefecture by watching these girls run.
- Near-infrared absorbing semitransparent ORGANIC solar cells
We present efficient, semitransparent small molecule organic solar cells. The devices employ an indium tin oxide-free top contact, consisting of thin metal films and an additional organic capping layer for enhanced light in/outcoupling.
- Solar PV Giant Completed In Ukraine
The giant, 80-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) installation at Okhotnykovo in Ukraine is complete. While it was under construction the plant’s developers had said it would become the largest on the European continent, an assertion we gently questioned. Now, Worldwide News Ukraine has scaled down the claim to the still-very-impressive “largest in Central and Eastern Europe.”
the size of 207 football fields....
- Japan Fukushima Reactor: Eight Months After Nuclear Disaster, Plant Remains In Shambles
OKUMA, Japan -- Two reactor buildings once painted in a cheery sky blue loom over the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Their roofs are blasted away, their crumbled concrete walls reduced to steel frames.
In their shadow, plumbers, electricians and truck drivers, sometimes numbering in the thousands, go dutifully about their work, all clad from head to toe in white hazmat suits. Their job – cleaning up the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl – will take decades to complete.
Reporters, also in radiation suits, visited the ravaged facility Saturday for the first time since Japan's worst tsunami in centuries swamped the plant March 11, causing reactor explosions and meltdowns and turning hundreds of square miles (kilometers) of countryside into a no man's land.
Eight months later, the plant remains a shambles. Mangled trucks, flipped over by the power of the wave, still clutter its access roads. Rubble remains strewn where it fell. Pools of water cover parts of the once immaculate campus.
Source: huffingtonpost.com via WRH
- Chain reaction
But since then, the mood has changed, with opposition to atomic energy growing more voluble, partly because of the nuclear incident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in March. In Tamil Nadu, villagers are protesting against the 2,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant under construction, and are on a relay hunger fast. In Maharashtra, locals are protesting against the proposed 9,900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant. In April, a demonstration culminated in the death of 30-year-old Tabrez Sayekar by police firing.
I didn't know they were shooting anti-nuclear protestors in India... but not why i m posting this...
India's nuclear isolation has not ended," says Gopalkrishnan. "We have been denied technologies that we were promised in the Indo-US deal. These will allow us to reprocess and recycle used, imported uranium. Therefore, we need to strengthen our own programme. To do that, the key is to gain people's confidence."
India's gov. is either aiming for MOX or investing even more in its nuclear weapons program. Most probably both.
- Radioactive material appeared in Europe
Dana Drabova, the head of the Czech Nuclear Safety, told the CTK news agency did not have any incidents occurred in two of the Czech nuclear power plant.
"We found that iodine-131 in the air in Poland in the tests from 17 to 24/10", Stanislaw Latek, a spokesman for Atomic Energy Agency, Poland, told AFP.
Ukraine officials discovered iodine-131 in the measurements from 10 to 20/10. Slovakia and Austria also confirmed "small amounts" iodine-131 present in the air.
On 19/10, Pakistani officials reported radioactive leak at a nuclear power plant in Karachi. A spokesman for Atomic Energy Agency countries that believe that Poland has not been verified.
Iodine 131 emissions started as soon as 10 october and we find this out yesterday! That's over 1 month of unreported emissions! I-131 is a product of nuclear fission, and no one seems to know where its comming from...
More clean nuclear energy with high safety standards?
- Virginia nuclear plant in quake zone gets go-ahead
RICHMOND, Va. -- Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna Power Station, the first operating U.S. nuclear plant shut down because of an earthquake, can restart after being offline since the Aug. 23 tremor that shook millions along the East Coast, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
The two nuclear reactors at the plant about 11 miles from the quake's epicenter automatically shut down after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake caused peak ground movement about twice the level for which it was designed.
- Radioactive cesium spread as far as Gunma-Nagano border
The science ministry released maps on Nov. 11 showing aerially measured accumulations of radioactive cesium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in 18 prefectures.
Measurements were taken for the first time in six prefectures--Iwate, Toyama, Yamanashi, Nagano, Gifu and Shizuoka--in addition to the previously available contamination maps of 12 prefectures, providing an almost complete picture of eastern Japan.
Radioactive cesium has contaminated areas as far west as the border between Gunma and Nagano prefectures, and as far north as the southern part of Iwate Prefecture, according to officials.
The combined concentration of cesium-134 and cesium-137 exceeded 30,000 becquerels per square meter in certain areas of four municipalities in southern Iwate Prefecture--Oshu, Hiraizumi, Ichinoseki and Fujisawa--and parts of four municipalities in eastern Nagano Prefecture--Karuizawa, Miyota, Saku and Sakuho.
- IMF chief: Japan should prioritise reducing debt
TOKYO (AFP) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday said Japan should make reducing its mammoth public debt a priority, during a visit to Tokyo where she met Japanese officials.
'We shared the view that the priorities going forward are the swift implementation of reconstruction spending, and the adoption of a strong medium-term plan to reduce public debt,' she said in a press release.
Ok, we will do that, but first let us finish the robbery of people through this Tepco accident, so that Tepco can pay the banks and that banks can give you some more "investment" moneys, that you can loan back to us for the ultimate goal of final enslavement of our subjects.
by Japgov Shill
- Engineers Knew Fukushima Might Be Unsafe, But Covered It Up … And Now the Extreme Vulnerabilty of NEW U.S. Plants Is Being Covered Up
Preface: The current nuclear reactor design was chosen – not because it was safe – but because it worked on navy submarines. And governments have been covering up nuclear meltdowns for 50 years.
BBC reporter Greg Palast reports – based on a first-hand interview of a senior engineer for the corporation which built the Fukushima nuclear plants, and a review of engineers’ field diaries – that the engineers who built the Fukushima nuclear plants knew their design would fail in an earthquake:
The plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earth- quake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could “completely and utterly fail” during an earthquake.
- Radioactive Iodine Detected in Wide Areas of Europe Since Mid October
IAEA's press release mentions only Czech Republic and other areas in Europe.
According to NHK News (11/12/2011), CTBTO says Russia, Sweden, and Austria.
NHK adds Hungary and Germany.
Important new info
if the CTBTO station in Austria started detecting iodine-131 on October 17 (1 nanosievert/hour max, 1/100 of the level seen after the Fukushima accident), the Armenian plant cannot be it.
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- TBS/JNN Fukushima Live web camera
- New Containment Flaw Identified in the BWR Mark 1
- TEPCO has paid 229.2 billion yen in damages for nuclear crisis
- NRC Approves First New U.S. Nuclear Reactors in 30 Years … Fatal Flaws In Fukushima Design NOT Fixed
- #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 2 RPV Temperature Remains Near 70 Degrees Celsius Despite Increased Water Injection
- [Part 1-1] Nuke Plants and Radiation Seen through the Eyes of Children (Jan. 2012)
- For The First Time In Over 30 Years U.S. To Build New Nuclear Power Plant
- The US: Beyond Stupidity - NRC Grants License to Two New Vogtle NPP AP1000 Reactors!
- Fukushima No. 2 plant was 'near meltdown'
- Enough Signatures Collected to Seek Nuclear Vote in Tokyo: Group