Day 452 Stop Oi restart

Urgent: Hours to stop the nuclear restart!

Posted: 3 June 2012
Thousands of people are gathered outside the Prime Minister’s office protesting his plan to restart the nuclear reactors. We may have just a few hours before Prime Minister Noda makes his final decision — let’s join these brave activists by flooding the prime minister’s office with faxes calling for a stop to the nuclear restart!
Send a message to Prime Minister Noda at:
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Religious leaders call on higher power against Oi restart

By RIE YAMADA/ Staff Writer

FUKUI–Religious leaders from Buddhism, Christianity and other faiths are calling on a higher authority as they join the campaign against the restart of two idled reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant, operated by Kansai Electric Power Co.

They submitted a petition to Fukui Governor Issei Nishikawa asking him not to agree to the restart, which the Noda administration is pushing for before midsummer.

On May 30, about 100 members from the Interfaith Forum for Review of National Nuclear Policy gathered in the prefectural government office in Fukui.

“We want to think together about how to create a prefecture that does not depend on nuclear power,” said Buddhist monk Tetsuen Nakajima, who is serving as the chief priest of Myotsuji temple in Obama, Fukui Prefecture.

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From ENENEWS at:

Fukushima resident ‘Numayu’ has new website detailing health problems — Previous blog was shut down (PHOTOS)

Follow-up to: Sickened Minamisoma woman’s blog shut down — Recently featured on major news network

Emiko Numauchi (Numayu) in Minamisoma City now has her own blog here. Dissensus Japan has translated several of her posts here.

ぬまゆのブログ ( その3 ): わたくしは、みなさまに支えられて 「 生かされて 」 います。
June 5, 2012

ぬまゆのブログ ( その3 ): 自分の 「 歯 」 が、全滅しました。
May 29, 2012

ぬまゆのブログ ( その3 ): 朝、また 「 歯 」 が、根元から 取れました。
May 27, 2012

ぬまゆのブログ ( その3 ): 植物が、な~んか 変です。
May 19, 2012

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Live in Japan? Been thinking about getting a geiger counter of your own? This comes highly recommended. The folks who have developed this new, cool-looking, geiger counter were first on the scene after 3.11 to start mapping radiation levels in the Tohoku area. From what I can see, they are serious scientists and researchers, dedicated to spreading accurate information – not to sway people either way, but just to get the facts out about the degree of contamination. A very dedicated group. You can make a small, medium, or large donation to get this project funded. See details at the link below.

Safecast X Kickstarter Geiger Counter


Around this time last year we created Safecast, an organization with the goal of collecting and distributing accurate and detailed radiation contamination information to people in Japan whose lives had been impacted by the events at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. A successfully funded Kickstarter campaign helped us pay for a number of devices that we were able to get into the hands of volunteers to help collect that data. Data which didn’t exist prior to these efforts.

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Watchdog let utilities justify omitting nuclear plant power supply safety steps


A newly revealed document shows the Nuclear Safety Commission backed a claim by utilities in a 1992 report that no safety measures were needed to deal with a long-term complete power loss at nuclear plants, illustrating they minimized risk assessments together.


According to newly unveiled materials, the commission’s secretariat, at that time part of the Science and Technology Agency, asked utilities in a document dated October 1992 to “write a composition” on why there was no need to consider measures to counter station blackouts lasting longer than 30 minutes.

Tepco responded that “sufficient safety will be secured” as long as nuclear plants are controlled properly, touching on the reliability of emergency power sources at that time.

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Radiation: Shall I compare thee to an angry Japanese wife?

(Reuters) – A Japanese research agency has dropped a controversial public relations campaign aimed at educating women about nuclear safety that compared radiation to the screaming voice of an angry wife.

The Japanese Atomic Energy Agency devoted a page on its website to an effort to “make the hard words used in the nuclear power industry” more easy to understand, particularly for women.

The page, which included a cartoon of an angry, fist-waving wife and her cowering husband, compared the wife’s yell to radiation. It continued the metaphor by saying that the women’s increasing agitation could be compared to “radioactivity”, while claiming the wife herself was comparable to “radioactive material”.

The webpage, first published in 2010, was dropped on Monday after the agency received dozens of complaints.

“I have no idea why this page suddenly attracted people’s attention, but we would have deleted it earlier had we known about this page,” said Yusuke Uehara, a spokesman for the government-affiliated agency which conducts nuclear research, including work on safety.

“This discriminates against women, which is inappropriate.”

All 50 of Japan’s operable nuclear reactors remain offline after a series of meltdowns and hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant forced evacuations and renewed scrutiny of Japan’s policy towards atomic energy.

Tokyo Electric Power, the operator of the Fukushima plant, said last month that the radiation released in the first days of the Fukushima disaster was almost 2-1/2 times the amount first estimated by safety regulators.

The accident was the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

The “radioactive wife” cartoon had been created by a group of six women who live near Tokaimura, site of a 1999 nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing plant.

(Reporting by Miki Kayaoka; Editing by Elaine Lies and Nick Macfie)

(h/t FukushimaDiary)

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From ENENEWS at:

Nuclear Expert: The truth is the damage caused by Fukushima is “too great for the government of Japan”

Japan Nuclear Development and the Disaster of the Fukushima NPP
Fukushima Symposium at University of Chicago
May 5, 2012

Hiroaki KOIDE: Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Japan

Slideshow, Page 45:

The truth of the damage caused by the Fukushima NPP accident


The damage is too great for Tepco to compensate.

It is also too great for the government of Japan

Slideshow, Page 35:

About 20,000 km² (7,700 mi²) of land show levels of contamination equivalent to that of a Radiation Control Area.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Above found at:

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Nuclear agency to allow Mihama No. 2 reactor to operate beyond 40 yrs.

TOKYO, June 6, Kyodo

The government’s nuclear safety agency plans to conclude that the Mihama nuclear power plant’s No. 2 reactor in Fukui Prefecture is safe enough to operate beyond 40 years, the period of operation that requires safety assessments out of concerns of aging, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.

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Panel projects reliance on nuclear power in 2020 at 0-26%

TOKYO, June 5, Kyodo

An advisory panel to the industry minister projected Tuesday that Japan’s reliance on nuclear power in proportion to all electricity generated in the country in 2020 would be between zero and 26 percent, panel members said.

Provisional calculations based on the reliance projections show that the change in Japan’s carbon dioxide emissions resulting from energy use would be in a range from a 5 percent increase to a 7 percent reduction from the level in 1990.

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Shukan Asahi Ridicules Government Plan to Station Senior Vice Minister at Ooi Nuke Plant: “Is That Stupid Or What?”

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From ENENEWS at:

Local Official: ‘They are telling a lot of lies’ — ‘Their children were also sacrificed’ (VIDEOS)

Minamisoma City council member Koichi Oyama on June 6, 2012, translated by Dissensus Japan:

Finally i found the conference proceedings of The Emergency Operations center at Minamisoma City Council.

They are telling a lot of lies.

On 25 March 2011 at the Chief Cabinet Security conference Yukio Edano made a request of voluntary evacuation to the residents but Mayor Sakurai didn’t, it means he didn’t understand.

Until April 22 he was asking for voluntary evacuation, maybe he had been manipulated by business operators.

Even if we wanted to evacuate, as it was voluntary evacuation, local officials neither organization employees couldn’t have evacuate. Their children were also sacrificed.


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