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Testimony of an Evacuee from Fukushima (filmed 23rd feb '13)
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Concerning the vulnerability of GE Mark I/II reactors to LOCA and over-pressure.


Memo from Dr. Stephen Hanauer to O’Leary, Kruesi, Rogers, US AEC, September 20, 1972

[link to www.beyondnuclear.org]

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Since the pressure-suppression contaiments are smaller than conventional
"b"containments, the same amount of hydrogen, formed i n a postulated
accident, would constitute a higher voluine or weight percentage of the
containment atmosphere.
Therefore, such hydrogen generation tends to be
8 more serious problem in pressure-suppression containments.
The small
G"c designs (both the light-bulb-and-doughnut and the over-under configurations)
have to be inverted because the hydrogen assumed (per Safety Guide 7)
would immediately form an explosive mixture.
The GE Mod 3 and the Westinghouse
ice condenser designs (they have equal volumes) require high-flow
circulation and mixing systems to ensure even d i l u t i o n of the hydrogen to
avoid flowable mixtures in one or' more compartments (see following for an
additional serious disadvantage of ' t h i s needed r e c i r c u l a t i o n and i t s valves) a
By contrast, the dry containments only require recombination o r purging
s t a r t i n g weeks a f t e r the accident.

A11 pressure-suppression containments are divided i n t o two (or more) major
volumes, the steam flowing from one to the other through the condensing
water or ice,
Any steam that flows from one of these volumes to the other
without being condensed is a potential source of unsuppressed pressure.
Neither the strength nor the leakage r a t e of t h e d i v i d e r (between the
volumesJ is tested in the currently approved programs f o r i n i t i a l or periodic
inservice testing.
Some e f f o r t is now underway t o devise a leakage
test, but none has so f a r been accomplished,
Because of l i n i 6 d strength againsr collapse, the "receiving" volume tias
to be provided with vacuum r e l i e f , In a l l designs except GE Mod 111, t h i s
function i s p~, s f ome db y a group of valves ,

Such a valve s t u c k open is a
large bypass of the condensation scheme; the amount of steam that thus
escapes condensation can overpressurize the containment,
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AN EPIDEMIC OF RADIOACTIVE LEAKS

Appendix A of this report documents that since 1963 more than 102 reactor units have leaked radioactive contamination in recurring events into highly mobile groundwater that carried radioactive tritium farther and deeper into underground water resources.
Under current lax federal oversight and regulation, many more aging nuclear power plants will likely experience new and possibly larger leaks.

From March 1, 2009 to April 15, 2010 there were 15 radioactive leaks to groundwater from 13 different US nuclear power plants.

On April 6, 2010, the Public Service Electric & Gas management was notified that its Salem nuclear power plant on Artificial Island in New Jersey tested positive for tritium contamination in a storm drain system that was confirmed at about 1 million picocuries per liter.

On April 6, 2010, Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry nuclear power station in Alabama spilled 1,000 gallons of tritiated water (2,050,000 picocuries per liter) during a transfer operation from one tank to another when plant personnel were unable to close an open test valve for nearly two hours.

Uncontrolled and unmonitored radioactive leaks from nuclear power plants in the United States are now ubiquitous.
On February 9, 2010, Duke Energy’s Oconee nuclear power station in South Carolina tested positive for tritium in two new groundwater test wells onsite at 24,400 picocuries per liter and 35,400 picocuries per liter.

On January 10, 2010, Progress Energy’s Shearon Harris nuclear power station in North Carolina discovered a leak in an eight-inch diameter underground fiberglass pipe of approximately 1,000 gallons of tritiated water at 5,590 picocuries per liter that had saturated soil.

On January 6, 2010, Entergy’s Vermont Yankee nuclear power station in Vernon, Vermont, was notified that a 2009 fourth quarter groundwater sample from an onsite test well was positive for tritium with readings which would range between 7,000 picocuries per liter and 2.7 million picocuries per liter from buried pipes that Entergy officials had denied existed while under oath to state regulators.

On December 28, 2009, Entergy’s Fitzpatrick nuclear power station in Oswego, New York, was notified that the west storm drain tested positive for tritium at 938 picocuries per liter.
Entergy further disclosed that on November 3, 2009, the reactor building perimeter sump, which communicates with the west storm drain, had tested positive for tritium at 1,474 picocuries per
liter but had not been previously reported because there was no evidence of tritium in the storm drain or groundwater test well at the time.

On November 19, 2009, Constellation Energy’s Ginna nuclear power plant in Ontario, New York, notified the state Department of Environment Protection when sediment contaminated with an undisclosed amount of cesium-137 fell into an excavation hole from a section of buried pipe that was being replaced. “The section of piping being replaced was between the plant storm drain system and the discharge canal.
The radioactive material was identified as Cs-137 but was not quantified at the time of this report.” This discharge canal flows into Lake Ontario.

On September 10, 2009, Northern States Power’s Monticello nuclear power plant notified the state of Minnesota that samples from a new groundwater test well near the reactor building sampled positive for tritium in groundwater at 21,300 picocuries per liter.

On August 25, 2009, Exelon’s Oyster Creek nuclear power station in Lacey Township, New Jersey, notified the state of New Jersey of a tritium leak to groundwater from a buried condensate pipe in concentration of 10 million picocuries per liter.

On July 10, 2009, Exelon’s Peach Bottom nuclear power station in Delta, Pennsylvania, issued a news release that an onsite exploratory well tested positive for tritium in groundwater at 123,000 picocuries per liter.

On June 6, 2009, Exelon’s Dresden nuclear power station in Morris, Illinois, reports as “part of the Station’s continuing environmental monitoring and sampling program sample results from some of the monitoring wells indicated tritium at elevated levels.”
The event notice further stated “The IEPA/ IEMA regulation requires notification when a release to soil, groundwater, or surface water goes offsite at greater than 200 pCi/l [picocuries per liter] or remains onsite greater than 0.002 Curies.
Based upon the monitoring well results and the volume and concentration of groundwater infiltration into the nearby storm sewer, it is likely that the 0.002 Curie onsite threshold has been exceeded.” The event report does not indicate by how much more, however. An excess of an “onsite threshold” of 0.002 Curie converts to more than 2 billion picocuries.

On May 11, 2009, Southern Nuclear Operating Company’s Hatch nuclear power plant in Baxley, Georgia, reported that on May 5, 2009 the operators were notified that a groundwater test well sampled positive for tritium at 36,300 picocuries per liter.
This sample was confirmed to represent an increase in the levels of tritium in the same test well last sampled on March 16, 2009 at 5,400 picocuries per liter.

On April 15, 2009, seven days after receiving a 20-year license extension from NRC, Exelon’s Oyster Creek nuclear power station in Lacey Township, New Jersey, notified the state of New Jersey of a “potential” release of tritium in a cable vault.
A leak to groundwater was later confirmed to be approximately 200,000 gallons of radioactive water as high as 6 million picocuries per liter.

On April 1, 2009, Progress Energy’s Shearon Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina reported that as part of its ongoing voluntary Groundwater Protection Initiative a leak had occurred in the buried Cooling Tower Blowdown line and was releasing water contaminated with tritium at 2,120 picocuries per liter into the surrounding soil.
The buried pipeline is used to routinely discharge diluted tritium releases into Harris Lake.

On March 3, 2009, Dominion Energy’s Surry nuclear power plant near Williamsburg, Virginia, reported that an onsite relief valve opened for about 20 minutes before it was identified and closed down.

About 400 gallons of water contaminated with tritium at 4,810 picocuries per liter and cesium-137 at 25.1 picocuries per liter was spilled into soil.

The compendium of radioactive leaks from reactors to groundwater is long and continually growing as new leaks and spills will be added to the list.

Appendix A of this report provides a more comprehensive tally of radioactive leaks involving groundwater at U.S. reactor sites from 1963 through February 28, 2009.
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Good news...

Japan's nuclear plants unlikely to restart operations this year

None of Japan's nuclear power plants that have been halted since the nuclear crisis triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are likely to restart operations within the year as safety checks under new standards are not expected to be completed, a Kyodo News survey of utilities showed Sunday.

Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture, currently the only operating nuclear plant in the country, is also likely to be suspended in September for routine checks, regardless of the new safety standards that are planned to enter into force in July, according to the survey of the 10 power companies that have nuclear plants.
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Bad news...

High concentration of radioactive cesium found in land animals

A high concentration of radioactive cesium has been found in a range of land animals and insects in areas around the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant accident, providing a clue to a mechanism of radioactivity accumulation in the food chain, a study showed Saturday.

According to a survey by the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Hokkaido University, over 6,700 becquerels per kilogram of cesium 137 was detected in a frog captured in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, some 40 kilometers west of the crippled nuclear plant.

The finding suggests animals positioned relatively high in the food chain tend to accumulate more radioactive materials, the research team said.
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Bad news...

High concentration of radioactive cesium found in land animals

A high concentration of radioactive cesium has been found in a range of land animals and insects in areas around the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant accident, providing a clue to a mechanism of radioactivity accumulation in the food chain, a study showed Saturday.

According to a survey by the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Hokkaido University, over 6,700 becquerels per kilogram of cesium 137 was detected in a frog captured in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, some 40 kilometers west of the crippled nuclear plant.

The finding suggests animals positioned relatively high in the food chain tend to accumulate more radioactive materials, the research team said.
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thanks for that swede... i won't pay to subscribe to kyodo tho..... same info was translated by mochi at fuku diary....
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Russia announces enormous finds of radioactive waste and nuclear reactors in Arctic seas

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wtf... taken off fb-

Seals have been found dead with radiation symptoms in the pacific!!! 75 % of the seal population has died off since Fukushima started. Since 2011 seals were being found like this
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since dec 2011 polar bears were being found dead with radiation symptoms like the seals, bald patches, bleeding ulcers, bleeding eyes and noise.
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Hawaii north reef turtles fish and the reef dying since Fukushima.
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what frog boiling "slowly"?
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US May Face Inevitable Nuclear Power Exit
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Mar. 1, 2013 — In a 2012 report, the Obama administration announced that it was "jumpstarting" the nuclear industry. Because of the industry's long history of permitting problems, cost overruns, and construction delays, financial markets have been wary of backing new nuclear construction for decades. The supposed "nuclear renaissance" ballyhooed in the first decade of this century never materialized. And then came Fukushima, a disaster that pushed countries around the world to ask: Should nuclear power be part of the energy future? In the third and final issue in a series focused on nuclear exits, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, turns its attention to the United States and looks at whether the country's business-as-usual approach may yet lead to a nuclear phase-out for economic reasons.
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Mar. 1, 2013 — In a 2012 report, the Obama administration announced that it was "jumpstarting" the nuclear industry. Because of the industry's long history of permitting problems, cost overruns, and construction delays, financial markets have been wary of backing new nuclear construction for decades. The supposed "nuclear renaissance" ballyhooed in the first decade of this century never materialized. And then came Fukushima, a disaster that pushed countries around the world to ask: Should nuclear power be part of the energy future? In the third and final issue in a series focused on nuclear exits, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, turns its attention to the United States and looks at whether the country's business-as-usual approach may yet lead to a nuclear phase-out for economic reasons.
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yay for the illegal president........
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A look back at a nuclear facility with fresh leaks
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Last week, officials admitted that at least six Hanford tanks are currently leaking. "The government promised 10 years ago that it's under control. Now we realize it's not," CUNY physics professor Michio Kaku told CBS News this week.

But news of the latest leaks isn't surprising to the 60 Minutes team that reported in 2006 on Hanford's problems, including the many construction errors made at the facility. Watch Lesley Stahl's report in the above video player to learn about the mind-boggling mistakes made at the site, like the decision to build a pretreatment facility for radioactive waste that wasn't designed to withstand an earthquake.

And if you're wondering about an updated cleanup timeline of what amounts to 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools of the toxic brew, it's estimated that it will take at least 40 years at a cost of more than $100 billion.
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Marshall Islanders closer to finding out more about effects of nuclear tests
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PROMETHEUS TRAP/ 'Shadow units' (1): Secret rescue mission at the Fukushima plant
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On that day, the Tokyo Fire Department’s Hyper Rescue team had been continuously spraying water on the overheating No. 3 reactor at the disaster-stricken nuclear power plant. Yamaguchi thought it must be something related to the ongoing nuclear crisis. Since water had started being poured into the crippled reactors, he assumed that his unit would be assigned to an even tougher mission.

As he called the Ground Staff Office, Yamaguchi found that he had guessed correctly.

“We are considering a plan to deal with the worst possible situation at the nuclear plant,” said the officer. “That would involve rescuing the Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees who would have been left behind (within the compound).”

The proposed mission to rescue TEPCO employees would probably force Yamaguchi’s team to head into the accident site amid high levels of radiation. “Would it be safe?” Yamaguchi asked despite himself. The answer was not quite reassuring. “I … would guess so.”

When the phone conversation was over, the Defense Ministry officer told Yamaguchi to keep the mission secret.

The reason for the secrecy was fear that disclosure of the mission would provoke anxiety and speculation among the public. Even now, information about the mission is still being kept from the public.
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Fukushima Film Premiere — Tears from local official: “Not allowing the children to escape is murder” (VIDEO)
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Fukushima Film Premiere — Tears from local official: “Not allowing the children to escape is murder” (VIDEO)
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Nuclear security panel talks convene

A new Japanese government study group on nuclear security has called on the need to keep an eye on anti-terror measures at nuclear power plants drawn up by other countries.

On Monday, 8 experts on nuclear power plants, anti-terror measures and national security, gathered for the inaugural meeting of the Nuclear Regulation Authority panel.

NRA senior official Kenzo Oshima said Japan should not tolerate acts of terror at nuclear power plants.
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Google begins Street View photo shoot in Fukushima

Google has started taking photos for its Street View service in a Japanese town where all residents have been evacuated since the Fukushima nuclear accident.

The Internet giant began the photo shoot on Monday in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture, by request of its mayor. The town was hit by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011, that also disabled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The photography is expected to continue for several weeks. Google plans to release the images several months from now.
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Governor again puts off OK for new nuclear plant

A prefectural governor in western Japan has suspended his decision to permit or reject a land reclamation project to build a nuclear power plant.

Yamaguchi Governor Shigetaro Yamamoto spoke to assembly members on Monday. He said he has decided to ask Chugoku Electric Power Company for a more detailed explanation of why the plant should play a major role in the state's energy policy.

The reclamation project, in the coastal town of Kaminoseki, was halted following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011.

Chugoku Electric last October filed for an extension of the project, which the governor rejected.
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Canada approves shale gas exports to Japan

Mitsubishi Corporation, a major Japanese trading firm, has obtained the Canadian government's permission to export shale gas produced in western Canada.

Mitsubishi and 3 other companies jointly won the export rights last month. The others are Royal Dutch Shell, China National Petroleum Corporation and Korea Gas Corporation.

They are planning to export shale gas extracted from the ground in the province of British Columbia.

The companies expect to ship a combined 24 million tons of liquefied shale gas annually for 25 years.
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Propaganda or not?... hard to tell.

Nuclear chief: Iran has produced 3,000 centrifuges

The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says Iran has built 3,000 advanced centrifuges to boost uranium enrichment activities. The move is seen as a show of defiance against Western nations.

Fereydoun Abbasi delivered a speech in the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Sunday.

He said Iran has produced 3,000 high-grade centrifuges and will soon decommission those currently in use. Abbasi did not specify the type of the new centrifuges, but they appear to be the so-called IR-2M.

Iran announced in February that 180 IR-2M centrifuges had been installed at a nuclear facility in Natanz in central Iran. Their production capacity of uranium is several times higher than conventional centrifuges.
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Monju fast-breeder reactor undergoes safety inspection

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority began a regular safety inspection Monday of the prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor Monju following a series of discoveries of sloppy equipment checks by the operator.

The regulator will mainly seek to verify during the quarterly inspection through March 22 whether the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has taken measures to correct its failure to check a raft of equipment last year, officials said.

The authority will also investigate whether the operator of the plant in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, has been appropriately managing its fuel replacement unit inside the reactor, which was repaired last August following an accident in 2010.
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NOAA to use Japanese funds to partially cover disposal costs of docks washed ashore after tsunami

Ever since tsunami debris first began washing up along the coastline of the Pacific Northwest, people have been asking two questions, “who is going to clean it up?”, and “who is going to pay for removal?”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last week that it would use funds from the Japanese government to cover nearly 80% of the costs for the removal and disposal of a dock which washed ashore in the state of Washington after the March 11th tsunami.
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Some leaders souring on nuclear power costs

ATLANTA (AP) - As the cost of building a new nuclear plant soars, there are signs of buyer's remorse.

The second-guessing from officials in Georgia and Florida is a sign that maybe the nation is not quite ready for a nuclear renaissance. On top of construction costs running much higher than expected, the price of natural gas has plummeted, making it tough for nuclear plants to compete in the energy market.

In Georgia last week, Southern Co. told regulators it needed to raise its construction budget for Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia by $737 million to $6.85 billion. At about the same time, a Georgia lawmaker sought to penalize the company for going over budget, announcing a proposal to cut into Southern Co.'s profits by trimming some of the money its subsidiary Georgia Power makes.
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Google begins Street View photo shoot in Fukushima

Google has started taking photos for its Street View service in a Japanese town where all residents have been evacuated since the Fukushima nuclear accident.

The Internet giant began the photo shoot on Monday in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture, by request of its mayor. The town was hit by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011, that also disabled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The photography is expected to continue for several weeks. Google plans to release the images several months from now.
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nice... are the crew all dressed in lead bubble-wrap?
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thanks again rad-chick (or Christina... lol)..... i'm sending you an email request for an interview of you for a change.... :)

it is so true, that life is so fast now, that this emergency is forgotten by the masses... +5

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Nuclear waste problem could have been resolved long ago

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The search for safe storage began 56 years ago. That we are still storing nuclear waste in metal containers whose useful life died about the time The Beatles invaded America, speaks volumes about the ineptitude of the U.S. government.

The nation’s first nuclear reactor to generate electricity began operation in 1951 at Arco, Idaho. In 1957, the National Academy of Sciences recommended disposing of the spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in geologically stable rock formations deep underground.

It took the Department of Energy until 1978 to identify Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the best place to bury nuclear waste – more than 70,000 metric tons had accumulated at 121 sites around the nation by the end of 2009.

But when Nevada Sen. Harry Reid ascended to Senate Majority Leader after the 2006 midterm elections, he promised to kill the project. President Barack Obama shamefully obliged Reid by shutting Yucca Mountain down in 2010, just when it was on the verge of accepting waste from sites such as Hanford.

That left 56 million gallons of high-level radioactive waste spread among 177 single-wall steel tanks, some of which were built in 1943 when the Hanford site was originally established to produce plutonium for weapons during the Cold War.
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Video: I know this sounds incredible… but there’s 40 miles of unlined trenches used for dumping radioactive waste at leaking U.S. nuclear site #Hanford
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Tokyo Professor: Radionuclides are being released continuously into ocean from Fukushima plant — Coming from somewhere around reactor housings (CHART)
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