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citizenperth
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Hot spring facility reopens near Fukushima plant.

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1407932


Why not, the People there need Hot Water
and they need a Place that remind them
of the good old Times which not come back
so soon!

This Place is only for:

For the time being, only the Naraha residents and the town's decontamination workers will be eligible to use the facility, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean from its perch on Cape Tenjin.

Source is the orginal Article!
 Quoting: the mighty Atom


because not all beautiful places are irradiated to the point of destruction

you go there.. you die..make a choice?...

period........

showing true colours again atom.........
 Quoting: citizenperth


I have nothing to hide, you Fraggel!

We know already a lot about Radiation
and we know the dangerous as well as the harmless Levels!

That Space/ Location is in a spot where we are not allowed
to stay for example Overnight but this do not mean that
the People who are working there should not have a Shower
or a place to rest after a Meal!

By the Way many Onsen emit a lot of Radiation
and spec. the old People love it because it help
them with their rheumatic Diseases!

The Olympic Games 2020 will be in Tokyo and northern Japan!
 Quoting: the mighty Atom


yeah, we know, by then it won't matter.. get the 12 year olds out in fukushima for practice min-olympics... my god.....

you fool no one and lie only to yourself and a dwindling pack of idiot supporters.....

as usual you fail to support with documentation or links.... therefore you argument, as usual, is moot....

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Sandy: Storm-hit New York declared major disaster area
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The company said about 500,000 homes in Manhattan were without power.

As dawn broke, residents emerged to see the havoc wreaked by the storm.

In other developments:

Fire has destroyed about 50 homes in the New York City borough of Queens
More than 200 patients were evacuated from New York University's Tisch Hospital after power went out and a backup generator failed
A large tanker ship has been washed on to a street in Staten Island, New York
America's oldest nuclear power plant, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, was put on alert due to rising water, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said
The New York Stock Exchange will stay shut on Tuesday - the first time it has closed for two consecutive days owing to weather since 1888
A crew member from a replica of HMS Bounty has died and the captain is missing after the ship sank in mountainous seas off North Carolina on Monday
A construction crane in New York was bent double next to a skyscraper, while the facade of a four-storey building collapsed.
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UPDATE: State and Federal Agencies Monitor Impact of Sandy on Oyster Creek

The plant declared an "alert" as water levels rose at its canal, experienced a power outage and lost a portion of its warning alarm system
[link to barnegat-manahawkin.patch.com]

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An NRC statement noted that Oyster Creek remains in “safe condition” and the federal agency anticipates that water levels will abate within several hours.

The plant experienced a power disruption in the station’s switchyard. The station’s two backup diesel generators activated immediately and continue to provide a stable supply of power to the station’s systems, a news release from Oyster Creek said. There are more than two weeks of diesel fuel on site.

A combustion turbine engine is also being utilized along with the generators to provide energy for water pumps that cool the fuel stored in the reactor until normal power sources are restored, a news release from Christie’s office said.
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Utility KEPCO to state its own nuclear plant is safe from fault line
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Utility company Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO), responsible for operating Japan’s only two active nuclear reactors in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, is to report the government that the recently discovered fault line running under the plant is inactive. The details of this report are to be revealed later this week, and surely the company that needs to keep the power plant running in order to stay in business wouldn’t try to cover up something vital to the safety of the public. Right?
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Utility KEPCO to state its own nuclear plant is safe from fault line
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Utility company Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO), responsible for operating Japan’s only two active nuclear reactors in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, is to report the government that the recently discovered fault line running under the plant is inactive. The details of this report are to be revealed later this week, and surely the company that needs to keep the power plant running in order to stay in business wouldn’t try to cover up something vital to the safety of the public. Right?
 Quoting: Waterbug


yeah.. we trust them ;).. gn all...
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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Hitachi to buy British nuclear power company
Japanese firm Hitachi says it will buy a British power company to strengthen its overseas nuclear plant business.

Hitachi said on Tuesday that it will purchase all shares of Horizon Nuclear Power next month from 2 German power companies for 670 million British pounds, or just over one billion dollars.

Horizon is set to build up to 6 nuclear reactors at 2 locations in Britain. But its German parent companies have been looking to sell the company's shares amid rising opposition to nuclear plants in Germany.

Hitachi plans to seek British government authorization to build the reactors and put them into operation in the early 2020s.
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Errors found in projections for spread of radiation in severe accidents
Japan's nuclear regulatory authority apologized Monday after finding errors in its recently announced projections for the spread of radiation from reactors nationwide in the event of severe accidents.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority corrected the projections to show that the city of Nagaoka, rather than Uonuma, both in Niigata Prefecture, would be the most distant point from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant where the amount of radiation released a week after an accident could reach 100 millisieverts, the level where evacuation is recommended.

The authority initially said the amount of radiation could reach that level in locations around 40 kilometers from the plant, reaching Uonuma, about 40.2 km away from the plant.
[link to english.kyodonews.jp]
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Korea - Aging Reactor to Be Shut Down
The reactor No. 1 at the Wolseong nuclear power station will shut down on Nov. 20, when it reaches the end of its life cycle.

The head of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, Kang Chang-sun, told reporters Monday "We've asked Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power four times whether the operation of the reactor can be extended but haven't received any reply yet." Even if a reply is received now, it is too late to make a decision by Nov. 20, so it will have to be shut down, he added.
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Top secret nuclear sub used to prove North Pole claim
First known mission with the Russian Northern Fleet’s unique “Losharik” deep diving titanium submarine was done at a depth down to 3,000 meters at the Mendeleyev ridge this September.

The submarine took part in the “Arctic-2012” expedition this autumn aimed at proving Russian ownership of the Mendeleyev ridge stretching across the East Siberia Sea towards the North Pole. Russia will use the data collected in its application to the UN Law of the Sea, that within the next few years will divide the continental shelf among the Arctic costal states, including the North Pole itself.

Officially, and as reported by BarentsObserver last week, the expedition was headed by the two icebreakers “Dikson” and “Kapitan Dranitsyn.” Little has so far been known about what happened under water.
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Fukushima Nuclear Accident Analysis Report
PDF / 503 pages / 10.5 MB
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Do someone found any News about the Insurance for F'Shima
in 2012?
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DKVG and Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant

Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was insured for some tens of millions of euros with German Nuclear Reactor Insurance Association. Under the terms of the insurance policy, the policyholder was not insured for damage caused by earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Therefore the German Nuclear Reactor Insurance Association had no resulting liability to Tokyo Electric Power Company, the owner of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, because of Fukushima I nuclear accidents.[1]
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Problems at Five Nuke Plants
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3 nuclear power reactors shut down during Hurricane Sandy
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Three nuclear power reactors were shut down because of electricity issues during Hurricane Sandy, while a fourth plant, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, remains in “alert” mode because of high water levels in its water intake structure, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday.

All three reactors shut down safely, the NRC said, but the incidents are likely to come under close scrutiny given the series of electrical problems that led to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex disaster in Japan in 2011.
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Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Declares Emergency in Face of Superstorm Sandy Tidal Surge
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We get an update from Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president who has coordinated projects at 70 nuclear power plants around the country, about safety conditions at Oyster Creek and Indian Point nuclear power plants. He says Oyster Creek was close to where the center of the storm crossed into New Jersey, and was forced to declare an emergency when the storm’s tidal surge came within six inches of flooding water pumps that cool its reactor. Gundersen says many of the plants have old designs that need to be re-evaluated, and could shut down in the coming days as electrical grids see power outages. [includes rush transcript]
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Do someone found any News about the Insurance for F'Shima
in 2012?
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DKVG and Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant

Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was insured for some tens of millions of euros with German Nuclear Reactor Insurance Association. Under the terms of the insurance policy, the policyholder was not insured for damage caused by earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Therefore the German Nuclear Reactor Insurance Association had no resulting liability to Tokyo Electric Power Company, the owner of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, because of Fukushima I nuclear accidents.[1]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Waterbug


For 2011 and the Time before is known but i am looking for Information about *the Now*!

The German Insurance ended in 12/11
and i doubt that the Germans gave them a Extension of their Insurance!

Domo
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Do someone found any News about the Insurance for F'Shima
in 2012?
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DKVG and Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant

Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was insured for some tens of millions of euros with German Nuclear Reactor Insurance Association. Under the terms of the insurance policy, the policyholder was not insured for damage caused by earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Therefore the German Nuclear Reactor Insurance Association had no resulting liability to Tokyo Electric Power Company, the owner of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, because of Fukushima I nuclear accidents.[1]
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Waterbug


For 2011 and the Time before is known but i am looking for Information about *the Now*!

The German Insurance ended in 12/11
and i doubt that the Germans gave them a Extension of their Insurance!

Domo
 Quoting: the mighty Atom


wait till you get to work and ask your boss....

shl

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pigchef

U R A Pigchef!

Rofl

Homes in Fukushima become storage sites for radioactively contaminated soil
As local municipalities face delays in the construction of storage facilities for radioactively contaminated soil, residents here are being forced to store the soil on their own properties.

Last summer after the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, officials considered recommending that people in the Watari district of Fukushima, located around 1.5 kilometers from the city's center, evacuate homes where high radiation levels were detected.

Here, at the home of Tsuneo Ota, 66, a member of the Yamagiwa residential community, a sheet spread 3 meters wide, 4 meters deep and 1 meter high covers about 100 plastic cases of contaminated soil in his garden.

"I didn't think it would get this big," he says.

The contaminated soil is put in 45-liter cases that can't be opened once they are sealed. It is the first time the cases, usually used for medical waste, have been used in decontamination work. The cases are stacked in two layers and surrounded by around 1,000 bags of soil. It's said that a 30-centimeter layer of non-contaminated soil can block 98 percent of radiation.

[link to mainichi.jp]

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pigchef

U R A Pigchef!

Rofl

Homes in Fukushima become storage sites for radioactively contaminated soil
As local municipalities face delays in the construction of storage facilities for radioactively contaminated soil, residents here are being forced to store the soil on their own properties.

Last summer after the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, officials considered recommending that people in the Watari district of Fukushima, located around 1.5 kilometers from the city's center, evacuate homes where high radiation levels were detected.

Here, at the home of Tsuneo Ota, 66, a member of the Yamagiwa residential community, a sheet spread 3 meters wide, 4 meters deep and 1 meter high covers about 100 plastic cases of contaminated soil in his garden.

"I didn't think it would get this big," he says.

The contaminated soil is put in 45-liter cases that can't be opened once they are sealed. It is the first time the cases, usually used for medical waste, have been used in decontamination work. The cases are stacked in two layers and surrounded by around 1,000 bags of soil. It's said that a 30-centimeter layer of non-contaminated soil can block 98 percent of radiation.

[link to mainichi.jp]
 Quoting: the mighty Atom


MAHAAHAAHAHHAHAHA.. you lying idiot.. no one believes you any more.... do you understand... like bursting a baloon and saying it is still up there...

didn't bomb the US WWII

didn't kill countless Chinese either in the last hundred years....

when you and your country GROW UP.. come talk to us...


you sow what you reap, little man....
this outrage is brought to you by Tepco and Hitacchi....

Last Edited by Citizenperth on 10/31/2012 08:01 AM
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@ Cp., you must be drunk, again and as usual!

You know that this is not "my Country",
you must also know that the Chinese are not the easy going, friendly + "Peaceful Neighbours",
you stupid Product of a broken Condom!

And you fuck are not even American!

Popcorn

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Maybe they should start telling us the truth...



Authorities seize case with radioactive warnings
[link to www.wbtv.com]

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DHEC spokesman Mark Plowden says agency workers turned the case over to law enforcement. Authorities would not comment on what was inside.

But Plowden says there was never any threat to public health.
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Japan tsunami reconstruction money 'misspent'
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The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes says parts of Japan unaffected by the disaster have received money.

Japan has spent funds intended for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on unrelated projects, a government audit has found.

Projects financed by the $150bn (£93bn) fund include roads in Okinawa, an ad campaign for Japan's tallest building and support for whaling research.
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Admission of culpability...?




Japan Nuclear Watchdog Apologizes For Mistakes In Radioactive Fallout Predictions
[link to www.ibtimes.com]

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"The objective of the Nuclear Regulation Authority is to set up a system to supervise nuclear plant operators, but regretfully, we are not living up to that goal. We will learn from the experience for what we do in the future."

NRA officials said the errors were caused by faulty coordination between different operators who used different coding systems but acknowledged that they should have verified the data.
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Admission of culpability...?




Japan Nuclear Watchdog Apologizes For Mistakes In Radioactive Fallout Predictions
[link to www.ibtimes.com]

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"The objective of the Nuclear Regulation Authority is to set up a system to supervise nuclear plant operators, but regretfully, we are not living up to that goal. We will learn from the experience for what we do in the future."

NRA officials said the errors were caused by faulty coordination between different operators who used different coding systems but acknowledged that they should have verified the data.
 Quoting: Waterbug


shoulda, woulda, coulda.. yup..........
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Japan adopts new nuclear disaster guidelines
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has adopted new guidelines to expand evacuation areas around nuclear plants in case of nuclear accidents.

The government is to ask municipalities to use the guidelines to draw up plans for handling nuclear disasters by next March.

The authority finalized the rules after considering opinions of experts and local governments.

Under the guidelines, evacuation areas around nuclear plants are to be expanded from the current 10 kilometers to 30.
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Bloody sh!t, we (Toshiba/Westinghouse) lost yet another opportunity....

Hitachi takes over Horizon project to build 6 nuclear power plants in UK
LONDON — Hitachi is taking over the Horizon project to build up to six nuclear power plants in Britain in a move analysts said would be good for the UK’s aging energy infrastructure but would stretch the Japanese company to meet tight timelines.

Hitachi, which earns just under 10% of its overall sales from its power systems segment, said it expected to have the first 1,300 megawatt (MW) nuclear power plant in the UK operational by the mid-2020s, while Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey said that the first power could come in the early 2020s.

“This is a decades-long, multi-billion pound vote of confidence in the UK that will contribute vital new infrastructure to power our economy,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement. “I warmly welcome Hitachi as a major new player in the UK energy sector.”
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TEPCO logs 299.48 bil. group net loss for April-Sept.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported on Wednesday a group net loss of 299.48 billion yen for the April-September period, pressured by higher fossil fuel costs to make up for the halt in nuclear power generation following the disaster at its Fukushima Daiichi complex last year.

The figure compares with a 627.30 billion yen net loss for the fiscal first half a year earlier.

TEPCO reported an operating loss of 104.59 billion yen for the first half of fiscal 2012, compared with a loss of 60.6 billion yen the utility reported for the same period a year earlier.
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Hitachi buys Horizon to save UK's nuclear future
Germans get the wind up and dash for gas: Japan steps in


Japanese tech giant Hitachi has swooped in to rescue the UK’s foundering Horizon nuclear energy project with a commitment to generating thousands of new jobs and knock-on benefits for the local supply chain.

Horizon Nuclear Power was put up for sale by its German owners E.On and RWE in the spring without having built a single reactor, ironically due in part to Germany’s decision to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

The value of the deal was not disclosed but the FT pegs it at about £700m. It will see a “100 year commitment to the UK and its vision to achieve a long-term, secure, low carbon and affordable energy supply”, according to Hitachi president Hiroaki Nakanishi.

This will specifically involve the construction of two to three 1,300MW plants at Horizon’s existing sites in Wylfa, Anglesey and Oldbury in Gloucestershire, with the first to be ready by 2025 at the latest.

The power stations will contain Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology, a Generation III boiling water reactor. Four ABWRs have already been built on time and to budget in Japan by Hitachi, although UK regulators have yet to approve the design.

Between 5,000 and 6,000 jobs will be directly created at each site during the building phase of the project with another 1,000 permanent roles per site once completed. In addition, some 60 per cent of the value of the first reactor will be spent on locally sourced supply chain goods, services and personnel, Hitachi said.
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Ecology Party of Florida to battle over environmental concerns surrounding the Levy County nuclear plant
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South Jersey nuclear reactor remains on ‘alert’
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Plant operators "started to see water pile up in the intake structure," he said. When the water reaches a level of 4.5 feet, Sheehan said, federal regulations require the plant to declare an "unusual event." That happened at about 4 in the afternoon on Monday. By about 8:45 p.m., waters had risen to above 6 feet, the threshold for triggering an "alert." At 6.5 feet, Sheehan said, pump operations begin to be affected. Waters reached a peak of 7.4 feet at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Sheehan said that if pumps are affected, backup portable generators can be used, but he is not sure if they were deployed. One reason may be that the first pumps affected by rising water would be those used to cool the condenser, cooling steam generated by an operating plant, but the plant was not operating. By 6:12 a.m., the waters had receded to 6.5 feet and levels were still dropping.

Even though the reactor generates power, it also uses power from the grid for operations. When the storm knocked out the reactor's power, the diesel operated backup generator kicked in, Sheehan said. But because the plant was in shutdown mode, not as much power was required, he said.

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