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TEPCO eyes dumping groundwater from Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to discharge some groundwater that has flowed into the premises of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, after finding that its radiation level is the same as in the rivers in surrounding areas, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.

At the Fukushima plant groundwater flows into reactor buildings and gets mixed with highly radioactive water that is accumulating inside. But TEPCO has created a dozen wells to pump out the groundwater before it seeps into the buildings and becomes contaminated.

As a trial, TEPCO has pumped out about 200 tons of groundwater using the wells. Its density of radioactive substances was "the same as rivers in surrounding areas," according to company officials.
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sigh* which is????
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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Fukushima closes 2 parking lots for emergency decontamination work
Two parking lots in the city of Fukushima were declared off-limits to the public on May 7 after high concentrations of radioactive cesium were detected in the exposed soil there.

Local authorities shut down the parking lots for emergency decontamination operations after a nonprofit organization found a maximum of 430,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium during a survey conducted between April 29-May 2 at the behest of local residents.

The Citizen’s Radioactivity Measuring Station also detected a maximum level of airborne radiation at 3.8 microsieverts per hour, above the benchmark for evacuation, at the two sites.

“It's the first time that soil with cesium levels exceeding 100,000 becquerels was found on the grounds of an urban area, not in sludge accumulated in ditches," said a city official in charge of decontamination work.

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They are finally responding to local requests.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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TEPCO eyes dumping groundwater from Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to discharge some groundwater that has flowed into the premises of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, after finding that its radiation level is the same as in the rivers in surrounding areas, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.

At the Fukushima plant groundwater flows into reactor buildings and gets mixed with highly radioactive water that is accumulating inside. But TEPCO has created a dozen wells to pump out the groundwater before it seeps into the buildings and becomes contaminated.

As a trial, TEPCO has pumped out about 200 tons of groundwater using the wells. Its density of radioactive substances was "the same as rivers in surrounding areas," according to company officials.
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I would venture to guess it is the same in the rivers due to widespread contamination. Thanks, Sweden for posting...you rock!
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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OK.... FD he has been busy last two days and some heavy stuff he has translated....

I've put together a summary here

[link to fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.com.au]

and it's nice to see some solidarity still solid as a rock out there.. check the favourite sites :)

[link to www.fukushimafacts.com]

Last Edited by Citizenperth on 05/08/2013 11:40 PM
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Fukushima closes 2 parking lots for emergency decontamination work
Two parking lots in the city of Fukushima were declared off-limits to the public on May 7 after high concentrations of radioactive cesium were detected in the exposed soil there.

Local authorities shut down the parking lots for emergency decontamination operations after a nonprofit organization found a maximum of 430,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium during a survey conducted between April 29-May 2 at the behest of local residents.

The Citizen’s Radioactivity Measuring Station also detected a maximum level of airborne radiation at 3.8 microsieverts per hour, above the benchmark for evacuation, at the two sites.

“It's the first time that soil with cesium levels exceeding 100,000 becquerels was found on the grounds of an urban area, not in sludge accumulated in ditches," said a city official in charge of decontamination work.

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They are finally responding to local requests.
 Quoting: Southern OR


No, by our Experience they control nearly always,
means when i call them (our Town-Office) and
tell them: "Ey, there is aHot-Spot" they nearly
always come and have a look!

Remember in the early days they found this
Hot Spot in Setagaya?
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Fukushima closes 2 parking lots for emergency decontamination work
Two parking lots in the city of Fukushima were declared off-limits to the public on May 7 after high concentrations of radioactive cesium were detected in the exposed soil there.

Local authorities shut down the parking lots for emergency decontamination operations after a nonprofit organization found a maximum of 430,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium during a survey conducted between April 29-May 2 at the behest of local residents.

The Citizen’s Radioactivity Measuring Station also detected a maximum level of airborne radiation at 3.8 microsieverts per hour, above the benchmark for evacuation, at the two sites.

“It's the first time that soil with cesium levels exceeding 100,000 becquerels was found on the grounds of an urban area, not in sludge accumulated in ditches," said a city official in charge of decontamination work.

[link to ajw.asahi.com]
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They are finally responding to local requests.
 Quoting: Southern OR


No, by our Experience they control nearly always,
means when i call them (our Town-Office) and
tell them: "Ey, there is aHot-Spot" they nearly
always come and have a look!

Remember in the early days they found this
Hot Spot in Setagaya?
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fingerman

that's what they are saying given the facts........

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TEPCO to take off cover of No. 1 reactor building for fuel removal

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Thursday it plans to temporarily take off a cover placed around the damaged No. 1 reactor building to prepare for the removal of fuel in the spent fuel pool.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. installed the cover in October 2011 to prevent the further release of radioactive substances into the air, given that a hydrogen explosion destroyed the roof and walls of the building housing the stricken No. 1 reactor.

A TEPCO official said that dismantling the cover -- work which will start in the fall -- is expected to lead to a "slight rise" in the radiation level but the impact will be "little."
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Worst Week Since Fukushima: 4 Major Setbacks In 3 Days Are Latest Stumbles For U.S. Nuclear Power Industry

Reverse Renaissance? Experts Point to 6 Reactors on the Chopping Block and Passage of Anti-Industry Florida Law; Beleaguered Industry's Woes Start With Bad Economics ... and Go Downhill From There.

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Call it the "renaissance in reverse." Not only is the U.S. nuclear power industry mothballing plans for planned reactors in North Carolina and Texas, it also is now pulling the plug (or threatening to do so) on existing reactors in California. All of that and the passage of anti-industry legislation in Florida happened last week (April 28th-May 3rd), easily the worst single week for the U.S. nuclear power industry since the March 2011 meltdown of nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan.

Peter A. Bradford, adjunct professor at the Vermont Law School, a former member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and a former utility commission chair in New York and Maine, said: "2013 is another year in which the pumps can't keep up with the rush of water aboard the 'nuclear renaissance.' It's no surprise that any utility executive with a modicum of concern for his customers' electric bills doesn't consider this to be the right time to build a new reactor. However, the closing of existing reactors in the face of market realities is something new, suggesting that US nuclear generation may actually have reached a peak a few years ago that it will not attain again in our lifetimes."
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CALVERT CLIFFS: AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP

The reactor (Unit 2) automatically tripped at 2147 EDT. All control rods fully inserted on the trip and all systems responded as expected. Decay heat removal is to the main condenser. The plant is in its normal shutdown electrical lineup.

There are 6 other reactors down in Region 1:

Millstone 3, Nine Mile Point 1, Pilgrim 1, Salem 1, Susquehanna 1 and 2
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Take Action at Fukushima: An Open Letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Riveting and real....
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Take Action at Fukushima: An Open Letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Riveting and real....
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The UN? Chuckle

This will come with a high Price
and no Benefit for anyone!

There is No-One who know the Status of Daiichi than Tepco!

Only Fools and the real Stupids will call Ban Ki Moon for help!

UN= Chuckle

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Take Action at Fukushima: An Open Letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Riveting and real....
 Quoting: Citizenperth


The UN? Chuckle

This will come with a high Price
and no Benefit for anyone!

There is No-One who know the Status of Daiichi than Tepco!

Only Fools and the real Stupids will call Ban Ki Moon for help!

UN= Chuckle

byekitty
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thank god you're gone atom boy.. are you running out of rice?
I hear tepco pay like slaves................

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It's life as we know it, but only just.
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“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
- Albert Einstein
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Documentary tells real story of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant evacuees

TOKYO — Two years after Japan’s great earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster comes a documentary that tells of the citizens who still can’t return home to Iitate in Fukushima due to the high levels of radiation.

Pouch film critic Kaori Saito was given the opportunity to check out the film production of “Iitate Village, the Problem of Radiation and Returning Home” (in Japanese “Iitate-mura hoshano to kison”) before it was released to the Japanese public on May 4. Kaori comments that the work deserves particular credit for its delicate treatment of the continuing problem of radiation and the depiction of the struggles of the inhabitants affected.
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Utility urged to assume movements of 3 active faults around Oi plant

The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Friday urged Kansai Electric Power Co. to examine the seismic safety of its Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture on the assumption that three active faults located around the complex could move in tandem.

The NRA made the request as part of an ongoing process to check whether the No. 3 and 4 reactors at the Oi plant -- the only reactors now operating in Japan -- are safe enough to remain online beyond July when new safety requirements take effect.

During a meeting between the NRA and the utility, Kansai Electric denied the need to take into account a linkage of the three active faults, which are located roughly within a 30-kilometer radius of the plant on the Sea of Japan coast.
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Congressman: NRC needs to get serious on Palisades

Congressman Fred Upton is demanding accountability and a permanent fix to the leaking tank at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant on Lake Michigan, and says that he is “outraged” by the announced leak that escaped into the Great Lake over the weekend.  “This situation is not acceptable and demands full accountability,” Upton said in a Tuesday news release.
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Nuclear Revival Dying in Europe as Power Prices Slump: Energy

A Czech atomic-plant expansion planned near the German border had been one of the few prizes left for Europe’s nuclear-power industry after the Fukushima disaster stopped projects from Switzerland to Romania.

Russian and U.S. contractors have prepared to bid for the $10 billion contract to build two new reactors, Europe’s largest competitive tender for a nuclear project. Now a combination of cheaper European power prices and carbon credits, falling demand for electricity and concern government support may falter leaves CEZ AS’s project in doubt, analysts and investors said.
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Russia plowing $32 billion into nuclear over next two years

When a country sits on the world’s largest proven natural gas reserves, possessing nearly a quarter of the known total, it plans an energy future dominated by natural gas plants, right?

Not if the country is Russia. The vast land with 47.6 trillion of the planet’s 208.4 trillion cubic meters of the stuff is plowing 1 trillion rubles - $32 billion - into nuclear power development, state-owned news agency Itar-Tass reports. And that’s just through 2015.
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Documentary tells real story of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant evacuees

TOKYO — Two years after Japan’s great earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster comes a documentary that tells of the citizens who still can’t return home to Iitate in Fukushima due to the high levels of radiation.

Pouch film critic Kaori Saito was given the opportunity to check out the film production of “Iitate Village, the Problem of Radiation and Returning Home” (in Japanese “Iitate-mura hoshano to kison”) before it was released to the Japanese public on May 4. Kaori comments that the work deserves particular credit for its delicate treatment of the continuing problem of radiation and the depiction of the struggles of the inhabitants affected.
[link to www.japantoday.com]
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was looking for that yesterday.. nobody has cut it yet, and there is another i'm on the preview list for, waiting to hear back.
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Survival high for young thyroid cancer patients from Chernobyl
More than a quarter of a century after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, many children and teenagers who developed thyroid cancer due to radiation are in complete or near remission, according to a recent study.

Following the April 26, 1986 explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the former Soviet Union, the number of children and teenagers diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer spiked in Ukraine, Belarus, and western areas of Russia. Most of the patients developed the papillary subtype of differentiated thyroid cancer. Although this cancer tends to be more aggressive in children than adults, nearly all of the patients tracked in the study responded favorably to treatment. The study was published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (2013; doi:10.1210/jc.2013-1059).

"Even though some patients did not receive optimal treatment initially, the vast majority went into remission after receiving state-of-the-art radioiodine treatment and follow-up care," said the study's lead author Christoph Reiners, MD, of the University of Würzburg, Germany. "Many patients recovered from advanced cancers. Of this group, 97% had cancer spread to the lymph nodes, and 43% had cancer metastasize in the lungs."
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Drill against terror attack on Fukushima nuclear plant conducted

Police and the Japan Coast Guard conducted a joint drill Saturday in preparation for a possible terrorist attack on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

About 150 officers and other people, including members of a special assault team of the police, participated in the drill, which was held at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, about 10 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Both plants are operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co.

The National Police Agency sees a possibility that the Fukushima Daiichi plant may come under terrorist attack as the plant still has temporary cooling systems after its reactors were crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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Ark. nuclear plant death still under investigation

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Investigators with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said they still don't know why a crane dropped a 525-ton piece of equipment on top of workers at Arkansas Nuclear One, killing one employee and injuring eight others.

Workers were moving a generator stator — a large enclosure where electricity is generated — when the crane failed and dropped the stator, said Geoffrey Miller, a commission branch chief.
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Utility investigating vibrations that caused shutdown of nuclear reactor

Dominion Virginia Power had a crew of about 20 working Friday to determine what caused the shutdown of its North Anna power facility’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor earlier in the day.

The unit was idled April 7 for a scheduled refueling.

The utility was in the process of restarting it, and the unit was at 60 percent power shortly after 6 a.m. Friday, when operators detected greater-than-normal vibrations in part of the mechanism used to start the reactor. They manually shut it down.
The excessive vibrations were detected in the exciter, which is used during start-up to initiate the flow of electricity from the generator to the grid. The exciter spins with the turbines and electric generator on one long shaft.
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Analysis: Levy nuclear plant twice the cost of a natural gas facility

In the long run, nuclear power is cheap.

This, for many of Florida's top decisionmakers, is the Truth. Lawmakers have cast aside their worship of the free market — which long ago lost trust in building nuclear plants — and skewed state law to favor construction of new reactors.

Lisa Edgar is a believer. As a member of the Public Service Commission, she is one of five votes that green-light new nuclear plants, including Duke Energy's Levy County project. The state's proposed nuclear fleet, Edgar said last month, could save Florida consumers "millions and millions, and maybe even billions" over the price of natural gas plants.

State officials repeat the nuclear-is-cheaper gospel so often, the Tampa Bay Times set out to see if the premise is true. The analysis compared the cost of the Levy nuclear plant to a natural gas facility, using a set of assumptions that, if anything, favors nuclear. A new truth emerged:

Natural gas would be cheaper. Cheaper by billions and billions of dollars.

Cheaper even over 60 years and under any likely scenario. Half as much as the Levy plant even using Duke Energy's own projections of fuel costs.

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Thought I had something new, but nope - Sweden had already posted. Thanks for keeping up on the news!

Last Edited by Southern OR on 05/11/2013 11:21 PM
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Utility investigating vibrations that caused shutdown of nuclear reactor

Dominion Virginia Power had a crew of about 20 working Friday to determine what caused the shutdown of its North Anna power facility’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor earlier in the day.

The unit was idled April 7 for a scheduled refueling.

The utility was in the process of restarting it, and the unit was at 60 percent power shortly after 6 a.m. Friday, when operators detected greater-than-normal vibrations in part of the mechanism used to start the reactor. They manually shut it down.
The excessive vibrations were detected in the exciter, which is used during start-up to initiate the flow of electricity from the generator to the grid. The exciter spins with the turbines and electric generator on one long shaft.
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that's what happens when the car you drive is 50 years old.... and only able to service part of it......
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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- Albert Einstein
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Thought I had something new, but nope - Sweden had already posted. Thanks for keeping up on the news!
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Hi SOR,

Just post what you have, the more sources about the same matter the better and most often necessary to get the full picture.
hf
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LDP to pledge to restart nuclear reactors in policy platform: Nikkei

TOKYO — The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will promise in its policy platform to bring back nuclear reactors to service once their safety is confirmed, the Nikkei said on Saturday.

“Nuclear reactors that meet Nuclear Regulation Authority safety standards will resume operations under the government’s responsibility,” the draft document that is being prepared for July’s upper house election said, according to the Japanese business daily.
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A-bomb survivors pass on own experiences to support Fukushima

"I wonder if I can ever have children in the future?"

These words were written in a note from a Fukushima high school girl to 83-year-old Masahito Hirose in the fall of 2011, outlining her worries about the health effects from radiation. The girl and her classmates had visited Nagasaki on a school field trip and listened to Hirose speak about his experiences as a survivor of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings.

This prompted Hirose to decide he wanted to use his own experience of living with the impact of radiation to support young people in Fukushima Prefecture in the long term.
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ATOMIC RADIATION IS MORE HARMFUL TO WOMEN

A woman is at significantly greater risk of suffering and dying from radiation-induced cancer than a man who gets the same dose of ionizing radiation. This is news because data in the report on the biological effects of ionizing radiation published in 2006 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 1 has been under-reported. It is more often acknowledged that children are at higher risk of disease and death from radiation, but it is rarely pointed out that the regulation of radiation and nuclear activity (worldwide) ignores the disproportionately greater harm to both women and children.

The goal of this briefing paper is to help the lay reader understand the data on radiation impacts to women presented in the NAS radiation report. Other researchers indicate that the effects may be even greater than the NAS findings.3 This is because the NAS report covers only radiation doses that are from sources outside the body (gamma and X-rays)--leaving out doses from radioactivity taken inside the body. These internal effects result from contamination inhaled in air, and ingested food and water and confirm that the overall assessment by the NAS is not complete.

Nonetheless, the NAS report is stunning enough: it finds that harm to women (cancer) is 50%
higher than the comparable harm to men from radiation doses that fall within the legal limit to the public over a lifetime. Let’s be clear: radiation kills men--but it kills significantly more women. Both cancer incidence and death are 50% higher for women. Non-cancer health impacts were not included in the analysis.
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