Fukushima timeline | Radioactive news November 2011
- Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for October 28th – October 31st, 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
Over 80% of Japan’s nuclear reactors are now out of service, a number that is expected to increase to 100% by next spring. The majority of the reactors were stopped for routine safety inspections, but have not been restarted because of safety concerns raised by residents
Greenpeace is to busy furnishing their new boat to be following the worst nuclear disaster properly. Wondering if Japan government paid for it.
- Recipients of Organ Transplants at Increased Risk For Broad Range of Cancers
Patients who have received a solid organ transplant, such as kidney, liver, heart or lung, have an overall cancer risk that is double that of the general population, with an increased risk for many different types of malignancies, according to a study in the November 2 issue of JAMA
- New material to pave way for battery-free cardiac pacemaker
OSAKA -- Researchers have developed a new material that can generate power after being embedded in a human body and absorbing light from outside, paving the way for a battery-free cardiac pacemaker.
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, succeeded in developing the new material and is seeking to put the technology into practical use.
Currently, pacemaker users need to replace lithium-ion batteries in the equipment once every several years by undergoing surgery. The new material will relieve patients of such a hassle as it can generate power in itself by converting light from outside into heat and eventually electricity.
Integrating flora and fauna with tech is something that is going to be common in the future. Fancy to plug your laptop into a tree?
- From BSE to oil spills: politicians and media stunts
Drinking a glass of water from Fukushima power plant is not the first – and is unlikely to be the last – in a string of such political stunts over the years, many of which failed to have happy endings.
Yasuhiro Sonoda appeared to be following in the footsteps of Japan’s former prime minister Naoto Kan and his then-chief government spokesman Yukio Edano with his water drinking antics.
Earlier this year, as public concerns surrounding food contamination safety reached fever pitch in Japan, Mr Kan and Mr Edano both made a point of publicly eating food produced in Fukushima, home to the power plant.
- Chernobyl residents share the pain of Fukushima
According to the Ukrainian government, 168 villages disappeared due to the effects of the Chernobyl disaster and the wide-scale evacuations.
Notices carrying the names of those villages stand in the city's central plaza in alphabetical order. The notices were completed this spring, which marked the 25th anniversary of the accident.
The key facilities of the government organizations for such work as radiation monitoring and ecological surveys are located in the city.
As decontamination work has been intensively conducted in the city, city officials have been allowed to stay there. At present, they spend about half a month at a time in dormitories in the city.
- Gov't releases map of radioactive tellurium-129m contamination around nuke plant
The government has released a map showing the diffusion of radioactive tellurium-129m within a 100-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
- Japan near ready to loosen beef import limits: report
The raised ceiling is "believed to reflect Tokyo's intention to adhere more strictly to scientific grounds and to seek to ease restrictions imposed by many countries on Japanese farm products over fears of radioactive contamination in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis" in March, Kyodo said.
no matter what country you are from, you need to be cautious of any trade agreements that your government might be doing with Japan at this moment, since easing restrictions usually goes both ways.
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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