Day 560 Oops, dropped it.

According to the Yomiuri Newspaper, up at FD1 reactor #3, a steel beam, 470kg (30cmX20cmX7m), fell into the spent fuel pool. Don’t worry, the pool was being cooled at the time.

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120922-00000555-yom-soci

More over at EX-SKF:

(UPDATED) Just In: Steel Frame Dropped into #Fukushima Reactor 3 Spent Fuel Pool by Accident

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/09/just-in-steel-frame-dropped-into.html

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And some more happy news (not), this next piece. Lest we forget, however, that the crisis at Fukushima was NOT entirely due to the tsunami (as Chubu Electric Company would have us believe. They are saying that a new 18-metre “tsunami wall” would be enough to withstand a 23-metre tsunami.) It was due to pipes rupturing, parts creaking, walls cracking, cables breaking, and other “natural” happenings normally due to an extremely powerful earthquake AS WELL AS human error in the design of the whole damn thing.

But I digress. Here, we speak of the risk of tsunamis.

Twenty-Three Nuclear Power Plants Found to Be in Tsunami Risk Areas

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120921083202.htm

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Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki on birth defects caused by Chernobyl and how nuclear power devastates human health

Listen to the broadcast at:

http://ifyoulovethisplanet.org/audio/IYLTP%20-%20Ep%20201.mp3

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“We were all in this together …” Challenges to and practices of cleanliness in tsunami evacuation shelters in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, 2011

Brigitte Steger, text and photographs1

http://japanfocus.org/-Brigitte-Steger/3833

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Japan’s Energy Policy at a Crossroads: A Renewable Energy Future?

Andrew DeWit

http://japanfocus.org/-Andrew-DeWit/3831

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Kamihatori district exposed to 1,590 microsieverts per hour before first explosion at nuke plant

Futaba worst hit by Fukushima fallout

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120922x3.html

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A Floating Dock from Japan off the Coast of Hawaii?

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/09/nhk-floating-dock-from-japan-off-coast.html

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Finally, four from ENENEWS:

New Japan Study: Kidneys accumulate most radioactive cesium by far — Highest levels of any tissue inside cows

http://enenews.com/study-kidneys-accumulated-most-radioactive-cesium-highest-levels-of-any-tissue-inside-japanese-cows

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1 quadrillion becquerels of total strontium into Pacific via wastewater — Giant spike in levels offshore Fukushima many months after 3/11 (PHOTO)

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More images of deformed butterflies after Fukushima — Wings folded over, rumpled, much different sizes (PHOTOS)

http://enenews.com/more-images-of-deformed-butterflies-after-fukushima-wings-folded-over-and-rumpled-photos

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Top Japan Nuke Expert Admits: “Nuclear experts have remained silent” after Fukushima — Blames “remorse over not having been able to prevent accident”

http://enenews.com/top-japan-nuclear-expert-admits-nuclear-experts-have-remained-silent-after-fukushima-blames-remorse-over-not-having-been-able-to-prevent-accident

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