Archive

Monthly Archives: February 2013

Good. 

School in evacuated town in Fukushima has no new first grade students

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130226p2a00m0na016000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Fukushima town makes evacuee phone book

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130226_23.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

And about the Tochigi quakes…

The first was on 23 Feb at 1502. M2.9

25 Feb at 15:26  M 4.1

25 Feb 15:35  M2.3

15:41  M2.3

15:43 M 2.8

16:23 M 6.2

and they’ve had around 41 aftershocks as of 17:57 this afternoon. Wow.

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/quake_singen_index.html

 

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

And headlines from ENENEWS:

Scientist discusses Fukushima disaster during highly informative 20-minute interview (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/scientist-discusses-fukushima-disaster-during-highly-informative-interview-audio

=  ~  =  ~  =

Caldicott: Fukushima disaster the worst thing that’s ever happened — I’ve never seen anything so despicable in decades of being a doctor (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/caldicott-fukushima-disaster-worst-happened-ive-never-anything-despicable-decades-being-doctor-audio

=  ~  =  ~  =

Gundersen: We’re getting reports from Japan of deformed children, troubled pregnancies after Fukushima (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/gundersen-getting-reports-japan-deformed-children-troubled-pregnancies-after-fukushima-audio

=  ~  =  ~  =

Scientist: “The melted core cracked the containment vessel, there really is no containment” at Fukushima reactors (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/scientist-melted-core-cracked-containment-vessel-really-containment-fukushima-reactors-video

=  ~  =  ~  =

Nuclear Engineer on New Footage: Little doubt that failed fuel exists in Fukushima Unit 3 pool — “Highly radioactive” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-little-doubt-that-failed-fuel-exists-in-fukushima-unit-3-pool-highly-radioactive-video

=  ~  =  ~  =

Gundersen: Fukushima plume went down on ground, unlike Chernobyl — Due to ‘building wake effect’ — Radiation exposure going to be higher for people nearby (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/gundersen-fukushima-plume-down-ground-chernobyl-due-building-wake-effect-radiation-exposure-going-be-higher-people-nearby-audio

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

PROMETHEUS TRAP (13): U.S. officials frustrated with Japanese at crisis meetings

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302250001

☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢

Fukushima Rad News 2/22/13: Nuclear Waste Curse; Reactor 4 Fuel Not Visible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToaGtuEB9GM&hd=1

(h/t ENENEWS.com)

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

High radiation bars decommissioning of Fukushima plant

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302210064

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Former softball team manager keeps memories of quake disaster survivors alive

“We don’t want anything. We just want you to not forget us,” he said. The words brought tears to Utsugi’s eyes. For Utsugi, who had participated in a competition in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, after the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the disaster-stricken region was also a place of memories.

Says Utsugi, “People tend to forget things. They may forget the disaster victims they helped and their feelings toward the disaster-stricken areas before they have finished recovering.” To stop that, Utsugi holds over 100 talks a year, telling people about her meeting with the man.

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130224p2a00m0na005000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Knowledge Remains Sketchy in Japan After Nearly 2 Years from the Start of #Fukushima Nuclear Accident

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/02/knowledge-remains-sketchy-in-japan.html 

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Tepco finds 920 millisieverts per hour in Fukushima Unit 1 torus room — Gundersen: “There are fuel fragments outside the containment”

http://enenews.com/tepco-finds-920-millisieverts-hour-fukushima-unit-1-torus-room-gundersen-fuel-fragments-containment

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Police workers continue search for owners of items found in tsunami debris

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130224p2a00m0na003000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Japan MP: This is an emergency situation, lives must be protected — Health injury to people outside Fukushima raised (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/japan-mp-this-is-an-emergency-situation-health-injury-to-people-outside-fukushima-raised-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Henry, how’s that new filtering system working out?

[Another step to discharge contaminated water to the sea] Tepco to make a trial run of ALPS

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/02/another-step-to-discharge-contaminated-water-to-the-sea-tepco-to-make-a-trial-run-of-alps/

Tepco plans to discharge contaminated water to the sea.
In order to justify themselves to discharge retained water, they are building the new water purifying facility called ALPS, which is to remove 62 sorts of radionuclide.

On 2/21/2013, NRA admitted Tepco to make a trial run of ALPS.

It doesn’t remove radioactive water Tritium, and actual Fukushima worker concerns about the potential problems in its starting time.

(cf, Fukushima worker doubts the reliability of the new water purifying facility ALPS [URL])

However, none of the preventive measures are suggested.

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Top Japan Official: Not appropriate to say Fukushima nuclear disaster is contained

http://enenews.com/top-japan-official-appropriate-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-contained

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Tepco “Molten fuel may be in various parts of reactor, takes up to 35 years to remove, international help is needed”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/02/tepco-molten-fuel-may-be-in-various-parts-of-reactor-takes-up-to-35-years-to-remove-international-help-is-needed/

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Suicide prompts wife to sue Tepco

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/02/22/national/suicide-prompts-wife-to-sue-tepco/#.USnzTqVrhzV

“The future of my kids has been lost because of that nuclear power plant . . . I am not doing this for myself. All of my energy, I will give for the sake of my two kids,” Kanno said.

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

 

Teppei February 15 2013 #11

 

More than what’s convenient for adults, we should think about what’s best for the children.

Please do away with all nuclear power as soon as possible.

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

NRA suggested the proposal to discontinue thyroid test for Fukushima children

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/02/nra-suggested-the-proposal-to-discontinue-thyroid-test-for-fukushima-children/

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Hilarity of the Day: Kochi Prefecture to Build Underground Shelter… Against Tsunami…

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/02/hilarity-of-day-kochi-prefecture-to.html

☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢

Nuclear evacuee dies alone at temporary housing unit in Fukushima

NIHONMATSU, Fukushima — A man in his 50s who was living alone in a temporary housing unit here due to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster was found to have died from illness.

The man — a former nuclear plant worker who was evacuated from the Fukushima Prefecture town of Namie — was found dead at his temporary housing unit in the prefectural city of Nihonmatsu, it was learned on Feb. 19. A person from the neighborhood association found his body apparently shortly after he died on Feb. 16.

…….

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130219p2a00m0na009000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Highest Yet: Cesium in fish off Chiba coast exceeds radiation limit for first time — 200 kilometers from Fukushima plant — Due east of Tokyo

http://enenews.com/first-fish-radioactive-limit-caught-chiba-200-kilometers-fukushima-plant-due-east-tokyo

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

TEPCO forms 3rd-party verification panel over false info to block on-site reactor probe

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130219p2a00m0na013000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Report: Fault at nuclear plant may be active

A panel of the Nuclear Regulation Authority says 2 faults under the Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture, northeastern Japan, may be active.

The finding could keep the plant in northern Japan offline if the operator, Tohoku Electric Power Company, is required to review its anti-quake measures.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130218_24.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Power industry boss: Proposed reform threatens nuclear power generation

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/business/AJ201302160054

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

FYI:

If you understand Japanese, here’s part of a news program that talks about the recent increase in the number of earthquakes in Hakone, shown below, about in the middle of the map. The little blue area just south of it is a lake that was created when the Hakone volcano erupted 3,000 years ago.

hakone_area

(h/t FukushimaDiary)

               =  +  =  +  =  +  =  +  =

If you’d like to follow other volcanos and earthquakes around the world, here’s a site that keeps up with them as they happen:

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/19/volcano-activity-of-february-19-2013-fountains-of-fire-at-etna-sicily-this-morning/

☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢

66794_423193594432725_732021927_n

11 Feb 2013

The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 6, No. 2, February 11, 2013.

Abenomics and Energy Efficiency in Japan  アベノミックスと日本におけるエネルギー効率

Andrew DeWit

http://japanfocus.org/-Andrew-DeWit/3900

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Attorney to Tepco: Please help us, we have troops who are dying, need medical care after 3/11 — Bone marrow transplant at NIH — Another bleeding incessantly (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/attorney-tepco-please-people-dying-need-medical-care-sailor-bone-marrow-transplant-nih-another-bleeding-incessantly-audio

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Audio: It’s the reality that Northern Japan is contaminated and radioactive material is constantly being spread elsewhere — “A really creepy, macabre feeling”

http://enenews.com/audio-reality-northern-japan-contaminated-radioactive-materials-constantly-being-spread-elsewhere-really-creepy-macabre-feeling

At 12:45 in

Fairewinds board member Chiho Kaneko from Iwate Prefecture discussing her recent trip to northeastern Japan: It’s the reality that Northern Japan, not just in Fukushima, Northern Japan is contaminated. That’s the reality, and people are transporting the contaminants whenever they travel elsewhere. They’re bringing with them. […]

So what’s happening is there’s a gradual and constant dispersing and spreading of radioactive materials, inadvertently. Nobody wants to do it, but we are doing it. That’s a really creepy, macabre feeling I had when I was in Japan.

In the same program…

Fairewinds Podcast: I met people already who had ill health — Concern about being foresaken and sacrificed after Fukushima disaster (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/fairewinds-board-member-i-met-people-already-experiencing-ill-health-concern-they-will-be-foresaken-and-sacrificed-after-fukushima-disaster-audio

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Living 7 Miles from Fukushima Daiichi: “It’s like we are on a honeymoon”

http://enenews.com/living-7-miles-from-fukushima-daiichi-its-like-we-are-on-a-honeymoon

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Watch: Japanese journalists reveal radiation cover-up after Fukushima (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/watch-japanese-journalists-reveal-radiation-cover-up-after-fukushima-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

14 Feb 2013

Japan. Did the sense of values drift away with the disaster debris?

This, from EX-SKF at http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/02/news-collage-from-idiosyncratic-japan.html

News Collage from Idiosyncratic Japan

Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant seems to me like the only sane place remaining in Japan these days.

A town devastated by the tsunami two years agoembalms a pine tree.

An official in a city in Niigata Prefecture laughs at his colleague who gets caught in the heavy snow by saying “He can’t walk properly, because of radiation.” (His city is one of the few municipalities that are burning disaster debris.)

A 5th grader in Osaka jumps in front of an incoming train and kills himself because he doesn’t want his elementary school to merge with another school. “Please stop the merger, in exchange for this little life”, he writes in his last note.

The anti-nuclear group that organized the protests in front of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence every Friday last year (well, they are still doing it, though the attendance has dwindled) attends at a symposium ondefending Japan against China and Korea.

Same people who freaked out about thyroid cancer before are freaking out again about thyroid cancer, while hardly any of them protest against the circulation of contaminated food.

A 55-year-old elementary school teacher kicks an 11-year-old 5th grade boy in the lower abdomen, and the boy suffers injuries that take two weeks to heal. The police decides not to press charges, because the teacher says he is sorry.

Ms. Yoshiko Sakurai, who said “It’s the national government’s responsibility to say that up to 20 millisieverts/year is safe for adults, and 10 millisieverts/year is safe for children”, is one of peopleselected to the Central Council for Education under the Ministry of Education and Science.

All in about half a day of news collection that I did today.

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Report: Now over 44% of Fukushima children have thyroid abnormalities in latest tests

http://enenews.com/report-now-over-44-of-fukushima-children-tested-have-thyroid-abnormalities

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

15 Feb 2013

Russia TV: Meteor “could be a little teaser of what’s coming” — 20,000 personnel still on high alert — “This is essentially a giant nuclear facility… 7 plants here produce fuel” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/russia-tv-could-be-little-teaser-whats-coming-essentially-giant-nuclear-facility-7-nuke-plants-produce-fuel-20000-personnel-high-alert-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Interview with Professor Koide

(In Japanese)

 

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

16 Feb 2013

Japan Times: Fallout from Fukushima causing problems 180 kilometers away — “It’s all become no good”… Contaminated wild vegetables, fish, wild game

http://enenews.com/japan-times-fallout-fukushima-causing-problems-180-kilometers-away-all-become-good-contaminated-wild-vegetables-fish-rivers-wild-game

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Sickening…

“My message to Tepco is that if it wants nuclear to be reborn, it must demonstrate publicly it has changed its ways to restore trust.”

American hailed as Japan’s nuclear saviour: Fukushima workers hope reactors can be made safe and start up again

http://enenews.com/american-hailed-japans-nuclear-saviour-hope-fukushima-reactors-be-made-safe-start-operating-again

Original article at:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/lady-barbara-judge-japans-smart-nuclear-weapon-8497747.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

 

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

And this one… gives me hope:

ROOTS: Senzoninaru

http://senzoninaru.com/english.html

Naoshi Sato, 77, lives in Rikuzen Takata City, Iwate Prefecture. His neighbors call him “boss.” His entire community was affected by a once-in-a-millennium tsunami on March 11, 2011 that destroyed his home. His son, a member of the volunteer fire corps, was also swept away. But he refuses to leave his ruined house despite repeated calls from the town administration to evacuate. Rebuild my home! This is his dream.

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

17 Feb 2013

News Navigator: What is the future of active fault inspections at nuclear plants?

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20130217p2a00m0na003000c.html

☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢

 

Well, well, well….

Nuclear watchdog exec held 30 illicit meetings with power firms

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/02/10/national/exec-at-japans-nuclear-watchdog-held-30-illicit-meetings-with-power-firms/#.URiYu6VrhzV

A former senior official of the Nuclear Regulation Authority held at least 30 meetings with power company executives in violation of the new watchdog’s internal rules, it was learned Saturday.

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Gov’t needs to determine early whether to resume reactors

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2013/02/208637.html

“The economy will eventually stall in terms of energy cost” as long as most nuclear reactors remain idled, Hiroyuki Hosoda, executive acting secretary general of the LDP, said in his speech in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. “It is needed to determine their resumption by securing their safety.”

He also said, “Power companies will face capital deficits in around three years if their reactors remain idled, and the basis of their existence will be affected.”

Umm, they won’t if they do something called INVESTING IN RENEWABLES. Or hadn’t he heard? 1) Creates jobs.  2) Builds infrastructure.  3) Reduces CO2. 4) Safe in times of plate tectonic movement.  5) Creates jobs (oh, did I already mention that?)

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

And, the latest from FD1?

Fukushima I Nuke Plant Worker’s Perspective on the Debris Dropping Accident at Reactor 3 SFP: Normal Project Management System Doesn’t Work on an Abnormal Situation

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/02/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-workers.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  

TV: Officials outside Fukushima told not to accept voluntary evacuees from Fukushima? “Oh, finally, they confessed and gone this far” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/tv-officials-fukushima-told-accept-voluntary-evacuees-fukushima-finally-confessed-gone-video

PART 1:

PART 2:

 

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Report: Many U.S. servicemembers’ kids in Japan developed medical issues after 3/11 — “My son went on a vomiting fit of about 3 months… 15-20 times a day” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/report-many-servicemembers-kids-japan-developed-medical-issues-after-311-son-vomiting-fit-about-3-months-15-20-times-day-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

U.S. Serviceman after Fukushima: “Radiation that high becomes its own source of power… It will actually feed, it will grow” — 60,000cpm helicopter part, “The nuclear guys just kind of went nuts” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/serviceman-after-fukushima-radiation-high-becomes-source-power-will-actually-feed-will-grow-60000cpm-helicopter-part-absolutely-crazy-nuclear-guys-kind-nuts-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Nuclear power and press freedom

 Japan fell from 22nd place to 53rd in the rankings of press freedom last year, according to the nonprofit organization Reporters Without Borders. Japan’s plummet was attributed to a single factor — the lack of access to information related to the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
In reporting on the serious disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, many reporters have met with restricted access, lack of transparency and even lawsuits.
☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢

6 Feb

Former Fukushima Worker: I’m doing penance for the rest of my life by trying to clean up nuclear contamination — I feel responsibility as an engineer

http://enenews.com/former-fukushima-worker-im-doing-penance-rest-life-trying-clean-radioactive-contamination-feel-responsibility-engineer-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Beyond Nuclear

The Triple Challenge facing Japanese Utilities

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/publications/Campaign-reports/Nuclear-reports/BeyondNuclear/?accept=01d892e2b77844ca72720d8978f9606f

Download pdf here:

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/nuclear/2013/BeyondNuclear.pdf

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Study: Radioactive silver found inside all 47 cows tested from Fukushima evacuation zone

http://enenews.com/study-radioactive-silver-found-inside-every-cow-tested-fukushima-evacuation-zone

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Photos: ‘Protection’ to be installed over No. 3 fuel pool at Fukushima — Concern over more debris falling in

http://enenews.com/photos-protection-to-be-installed-over-no-3-fuel-pool-at-fukushima-concern-over-more-debris-falling-in

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

7 Feb

TEPCO ‘blocked’ nuclear accident investigation: panel member

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130207p2g00m0dm085000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Power goes out for minute at Oi nuclear plant

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/02/07/national/power-goes-out-for-minute-at-oi-nuclear-plant/#.URarjqVrhzX

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Goshi Hosono Didn’t Run for DPJ Leadership in December, Because His Infant Daughter Just Died

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/02/goshi-hosono-didnt-run-for-dpj.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Mayor: “We would end up dying, polluted to radiation all over” if we returned to Fukushima

http://enenews.com/mayor-dying-polluted-radiation-all-returned-fukushima-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Fukui Prefecture looks to replace nuclear plants with natural gas

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130207p2a00m0na009000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

8 Feb.

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: TEPCO DID Drop Debris into Reactor 3 Spent Fuel Pool

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/02/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-tepco-did-drop.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Tepco: Debris is missing at Unit 3 — May have ‘sunk’ into fuel pool (PHOTOS)

http://enenews.com/tepco-debris-is-missing-at-unit-3-may-have-sunk-into-fuel-pool-photos

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302080063

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Asahi: Tepco to check for “smashed fuel rods” after large piece of debris fell at Fukushima Unit 3 pool

http://enenews.com/asahi-tepco-to-check-for-smashed-fuel-rods-after-large-piece-of-debris-fell-at-unit-3-fuel-pool

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

NHK: Residents from outside Fukushima to sue gov’t over radioactive contamination — Compensation for health concerns (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/nhk-residents-miyagi-ibaraki-sue-govt-fukushima-contamination-victims-request-compensation-health-concerns-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Jazz Musician from Fukushima: “It’s like a different world”

http://enenews.com/jazz-musician-from-fukushima-its-like-a-different-world-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

From Tokyo protest of May 2011:

2011-05-09-145249

9 Feb

Editorial: Fukushima nuclear disaster investigation must continue

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20130209p2a00m0na003000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

M5.4 near Fukushima — Webcam shows quake hitting nuclear plant (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/m54-fukushima-webcam-shows-quake-hitting-plant-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Fukushima gov’t postponed thyroid examinations for children who fled from prefecture

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130209p2a00m0na011000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

10 Feb

This first item sounds like a good possibility for JOB GROWTH. How about building the power grids to take the capacity afforded by wind power?

Japan’s wind power generation capacity growth slows after disaster

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130210p2g00m0bu004000c.html

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

More photos from the Friday night protests in Tokyo:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.450693138332732.105785.100001761490534&type=1

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

FREELANCE JOURNALIST SUED OVER NUCLEAR INDUSTRY ARTICLE

https://www.wefightcensorship.org/censored/japan-freelance-journalist-sued-over-nuclear-industry-articlehtml.html

 

☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢

Tsunami advisory issued for Japan’s Pacific coast, Okinawa

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Japan Meteorological Agency issued on Wednesday a tsunami advisory for parts of Japan’s Pacific coast and Okinawa in the country’s south, following a magnitude 8.0 earthquake that hit the Solomon Islands.

The agency predicted tsunamis of up to 50 centimeters after the quake that shook the island nation Wednesday generated a tsunami.

Warning the public to stay away from the coast on the Pacific side of the Japanese archipelago, the agency said tsunamis are forecast to reach the Ogasawara island chain around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tsunami could also reach Amami Island in Kagoshima Prefecture in the early hours of Thursday.

A tsunami warning was initially issued for the wider South Pacific region by the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, but that was later cancelled.

February 06, 2013(Mainichi Japan)

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130206p2g00m0dm062000c.html

Note: This warning is still in effect as of 18:40.

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

And a minor tremblor in Aichi today:

Screen Shot 2013-02-06 at 7.57.03 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-06 at 7.56.31 PM

 

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Japanese Judge: Already signs of major health hazard in Fukushima — Kids may end up like those around Chernobyl — Urgent need for evacuation (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/japanese-judge-already-signs-major-health-hazard-fukushima-kids-like-around-chernobyl-urgent-need-evacuation-video

Save the Fukushima Children : Statement by the former judge who once stopped a nuclear power plant

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Asahi: Secret US report called Japan’s Fukushima response “FUBAR, or F−−−−− Up Beyond All Recognition” — Top official had tears in his eyes

http://enenews.com/asahi-secret-us-report-called-japans-fukushima-response-fubar-or-f-up-beyond-all-recognition-top-official-had-tears-in-his-eyes

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

SOS from Fukushima Mothers: “Desperate, hopeless situation… Please help”

http://enenews.com/sos-fukushima-mothers-desperate-hopeless-situation-please-video

=  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =  ~  =

Say wh~~~aa~~~t?

CNN – American at Fukushima Daiichi: “It was fantastic… I was amazed”

Title: The woman powering Japan’s nuclear hopes post-Fukushima 
Source: CNN
Author: Catriona Davies
Date: February 5, 2013

[… Barbara Judge], a 66-year-old lawyer and businesswoman with dual British and American citizenship, has been called in by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the company behind the Fukushima, to help relaunch Japan’s nuclear power program […]

Judge visited Fukushima Saturday to talk to workers in her new role as deputy chairman of TEPCO’s Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee.

“It was fantastic,” she said. “It was absolutely hope and enthusiasm, not despair.” […]

She added: “I was amazed at how much work had been done to clear up the site and the high aspiration to make the site the safest in the world.” […]

http://enenews.com/cnn-american-fukushima-daiichi-fantastic-amazed

☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢