2:12 Eating fish? With 900 trillion Bq Strontium 90 now in the ocean?

Nothing but upbeat news today, I’m afraid.

First story should read “before they expand the zone.” Unfortunately, that’s not what they’re planning…

 

Abe visits Fukushima to check reconstruction

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130324p2g00m0dm006000c.html

Abe stopped by Namie, a small town which was evacuated following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and to which residents’ access is still restricted.

The entire town is currently designated as a no-go zone, but the boundaries of the restricted area will be redrawn April 1, with residents to be allowed to temporarily visit some parts. The premier visited the town to check its current state before the narrowing of the zone.

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 3: Those Blank 6 Hours of No Water Injection on March 13, 2011 May Have Been 12 Hours Instead, TEPCO’s New Analysis Shows

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/03/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-reactor-3-those.html

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Japan orders TEPCO to install backup power sources at Fukushima Daiichi

http://enformable.com/2013/03/japan-orders-tepco-to-install-backup-power-sources-at-fukushima-daiichi/

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16 million Bq/liter of Cesium-137 in water at Fukushima Daiichi Spent Fuel Pool No. 1 — More than in June 2011 — Almost 5,000 times Unit 4′s levels

 http://enenews.com/16000000-bqliter-cesium-137-fukushima-daiichi-spent-fuel-pool-1-june-2011-almost-5000-times-higher-unit-4-pool 

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Study: Up to 900 trillion becquerels of strontium-90 into ocean from Fukushima plant — “Direct discharges of cooling water”

http://enenews.com/study-900-trillion-becquerels-strontium-90-ocean-fukushima-plant-direct-discharges-cooling-water

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Am-241 and Pu-238/239/240 measured from offshore Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki, MEXT “Within normal range”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/am-241-and-pu-238239240-measured-from-offshore-fukushima-miyagi-ibaraki-mext-within-normal-range/

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Interesting…

Should We Be More Worried About Nuclear Sushi?

http://www.onearth.org/blog/nuclear-sushi

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Japan Journalist: Situation at Fukushima Daiichi “way worse than officially announced” — Nuclear workers think Fukushima can’t be settled — “They have problems

http://enenews.com/japan-journalist-situation-fukushima-daiichi-worse-officially-announced-nuclear-workers-fukushima-be-settled-anymore-problems-everywhere-video

 

(From the interview with the workers)

The common understanding of Fukushima workers is Fukushima can’t be settled anymore. […]

It’s not only the rat to have caused outage, but they have problems everywhere in the plant.

The actual situation is way worse than officially announced.

Full report here

 

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Fuji eruption may displace 750,000

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/24/national/fuji-eruption-may-displace-750000/#.UU7G3r9rhzU

SHIZUOKA – Some 750,000 residents in 14 municipalities in Yamanashi and Shizuoka would need to evacuate in the event of an eruption of Mount Fuji, which straddles both prefectures, a recent estimate shows.

The forecast was presented at a meeting Friday of a joint council of the two prefectures and Kanagawa Prefecture, which adjoins both Shizuoka and Yamanashi. The council plans to draw up evacuation plans by autumn.

The estimated number of people who would be required to evacuate is the largest, at 130,000, in Shizuoka Prefecture areas, including the city of Fuji.

The estimate was based on simulations of lava and pyroclastic flows, or a mix of high-temperature fragments of volcanic origin such as molten rocks, ash and gas, from 3,776-meter-high Mount Fuji, an active volcano.

Oh, and by the way, the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant is at A on this map. Mt. Fuji is in the upper right.

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A terrifying thought:

Fukushima: Akira Kurosawa Saw it Coming in his ‘Dreams’

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Ducks in Aomori decreased since last year by over 50%

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/ducks-in-aomori-decreased-since-last-year-by-over-50/

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Where is the upbeat info, you ask?

Another large demonstration against nuclear power will take place next Sunday, March 31, from 13:30 ~ 15:00. Starts in Sakae, Hisaya Hiroba. Demo will proceed from there up toward Louis Vuitton, over to Sunshine Sakae (where the ferris wheel is), and back down toward Parco.

http://www.twitnonukes758.org

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3 comments
  1. peter said:

    I spent many years in my youth in japan working for british merchant navy,i visited fukushima and tokai many times, it saddens me watching programmes following the tsunmani i hope all the people of japan come through this,

    • Hi Peter,
      Thank you for commenting. I hope we ALL make it through this. It is hardly over, with radiation spreading by the movement of wind, water, and people, and power companies chomping at the bit to restart idled units around the country, aftershocks, the coming Nankai/Tonankai quake… It doesn’t just affect Japan, but the whole world.

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