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State withholds more than 60% of Fukushima cleanup budget

because TEPCO withholds payments

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Congress members discuss raising funds for Yucca Mountain
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“This approach really builds on last year’s momentum to get this job done,” Upton said. “Consumers and taxpayers have paid over $15 billion – B as in big – to find out whether Yucca Mountain would be a safe repository for civilian spent nuclear fuel and defense nuclear waste. They deserve an answer, yes they do, and under this bill they are going to get one.”
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TVA pays $552,488 severance to outgoing nuclear chief
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Swafford, 53, announced this week he will retire from TVA by October. He is being replaced by Joseph P. Grimes, an executive with Exelon Nuclear.

Swafford also was hired by TVA from Exelon in 2006 and was paid $2.3 million in fiscal 2012 as TVA’s executive vice president in charge of running TVA’s three operating nuclear plants. But during his tenure, TVA’s biggest nuclear plant, Browns Ferry, was red flagged for failing to detect problems in a key safety system valve.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday said that TVA has made significant progress at Browns Ferry but not enough yet to lift its “red” finding against TVA
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[snip]
On 7/11/2013, Tepco finally published a part of the data of Strontium-90 density in groundwater.

In the groundwater taken from boring No.1, 1,200,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 was detected.

The boring is situated in east side of reactor2.

The sampling date was 6/7/2013. Tepco has not published the data for longer than a month. The reason is not announced.

1,200,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 detected from groundwater east side of reactor2, “The data is 5 weeks...
fukushima-diary.com
[end snip]

epic doom

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On 7/11/2013, Tepco finally published a part of the data of Strontium-90 density in groundwater.

In the groundwater taken from boring No.1, 1,200,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 was detected.

The boring is situated in east side of reactor2.

The sampling date was 6/7/2013. Tepco has not published the data for longer than a month. The reason is not announced.

1,200,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 detected from groundwater east side of reactor2, “The data is 5 weeks...
fukushima-diary.com
[end snip]

epic doom

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- Albert Einstein
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Whistleblower raises safety questions at public Browns Ferry meeting
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About midway through the Q&A, Johnson stepped to the microphone to ask the NRC regulators if they would be concerned to discover that safety reports had been altered by nuclear plant officials.

Johnson, who was thanked by several people at the meeting for her willingness to come forward, told The News Courier that safety reports had been changed during a two and a half year period after being submitted by Browns Ferry safety team members.

She declined further comment about the nature and timing of the report alterations due to a pending discrimination suit filed against TVA, and her participation in an ongoing NRC investigation into allegations that TVA officials discouraged negative safety findings to receive performance bonuses and keep the plant’s three reactors running continuously.

Johnson, who has submitted her resignation, said her last day at the plant is today after serving 26 years as an electrical engineer for TVA.
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On 7/11/2013, Tepco finally published a part of the data of Strontium-90 density in groundwater.

In the groundwater taken from boring No.1, 1,200,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 was detected.

The boring is situated in east side of reactor2.

The sampling date was 6/7/2013. Tepco has not published the data for longer than a month. The reason is not announced.

1,200,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 detected from groundwater east side of reactor2, “The data is 5 weeks...
fukushima-diary.com
[end snip]

epic doom

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 Quoting: Citizenperth


Holy FUCK, god knows what the level is NOW! WE ARE SO SCREWD!

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Federal regulators say overwork, noise led to Harris nuclear plant mistake
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In the spring of 2012, during a refueling outage, ultrasonic tests showed four tiny flaws in the nozzles, which were promptly fixed.

The same ultrasonic tests also indicated another irregularity. This one, however, went undetected by contractors and plant operators for 13 months. The flaw, suggesting that primary water stress cracking had begun to develop, was not detected until this May, forcing the shutdown of the plant.

The NRC noted that in May, a year after the initial ultrasonic discovery, the damage was a third bigger. The corroded area, located at a weld-point of a nozzle in the reactor lid, expanded from 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch, but never led to a leak of radioactive material.

The two specialists who missed the flaw were fully qualified, suggesting that time pressure or inadequate oversight caused them to miss the fifth flaw, the NRC said.
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Nearly Half of Japanese Against N-Plant Restart: Jiji Poll
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Tepco measured high level of radioactive material from groundwater and it’s in the increasing trend.

Tepco still defines it as a “possibility” that the contaminated groundwater is leaking to the sea.

The former Fukushima worker Happy11311 commented on Twitter that 450 tones/day of groundwater is flowing to the sea since before 311.

He states before 311, Fukushima nuclear plant pumped up 850 tones of groundwater everyday. Now 400 tones of water flows to the basement of the plant. 450 tones of groundwater is let flow to the sea.
[end snip

ffs.........

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- Albert Einstein
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Over 1,000 protest China's nuclear fuel plant plan

More than 1,000 people have rallied in a southern Chinese city against a plan to build a nuclear fuel processing plant.

Protesters gathered in front of the Jiangmen City government office in Guangdong Province on Friday morning, calling for the plan to be halted.

Protesters carried banners and shouted slogans denouncing the project. Demonstrations continued well into the afternoon as police kept watch.
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Second Fukushima debris storage survey underway

Japan's Environment Ministry has started a land survey at a second candidate site for storing radioactive soil and debris near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The survey began on Friday in Naraha Town. It is one of 3 areas where the government wants to build intermediate storage facilities for contaminated debris.

Senior Vice Environment Minister Shinji Inoue observed workers using heavy machinery and taking soil samples.

He told reporters that the survey is behind schedule and that the ministry hopes to open the facility in early 2015.
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Insane...

Radioactive water dumped into river for agricultural water in Fukushima

JDC Corp., a medium-sized general contractor, discharged 340 tons of radiation-contaminated water into a river for agricultural water in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, following the March 2011 nuclear disaster, JDC sources said Thursday.

But officials of relevant local governments complained they had been left unaware of the action.

JDC sources said the company took the action because it thought there would be no problem after hearing the governmental Japan Atomic Energy Agency had explained the action to the relevant local governments.
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Kyushu Electric files for safety checks on 2 more reactors

Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Friday filed for state safety assessments on two more reactors, raising the number of units in Japan seeking to restart operation to 12 after the new safety requirements were introduced earlier this week.

Power utilities are hurrying to file for safety reviews by the Nuclear Regulation Authority as they want to restart reactors that have remained idled due to concerns over the use of nuclear power in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi complex disaster.

Kyushu Electric Power filed applications Friday for the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at the Genkai nuclear power station in Saga Prefecture. It has already taken the same procedures for the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
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here comes their coverall... again...

[snip]

Health ministry warns of rubella vaccine shortage due to outbreak

National Jul. 12, 2013 - 06:00AM JST ( 24 )

TOKYO —

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has warned that there is likely to be a rubella vaccine shortage later in the year.

The ministry this week announced that 359 new cases of rubella were reported throughout Japan in the week ending June 30, according to figures provided by the Infectious Disease Surveillance Center. Fuji TV reported Thursday that the figures bring the total number of cases reported nationwide this year to 11,991. The number of infections reported this year so far is already over five times the annual total for 2012.

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(let's cover all those young deaths shall we?)

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Presentation translation on Fukushima

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- Albert Einstein
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Kozue Yamamoto
The American Medical Association has passed a resolution calling for the US to continue to monitor and publicly report radiation contamination in seafood. The original resolution included the language that cited Fukushima as a main reason for the concern and focused on the Pacific ocean. The final resolution broadened it to include all seafood.

The resolution was approved before the recent announcement that Fukushima Daiichi has been continually leaking contamination into the Pacific for the last 2+ years.

The resolution is a good step for public health. The current policy of the FDA does no ongoing seafood testing for radiation. That done soon after the Fukushima disaster was vague, using frozen fish of unknown catch date and fish with an unknown catch location within Japan. The FDA and USDA so far have not publicly released any seafood testing for products hauled places other than Japan. The current US contamination level before the government will intervene is 1200 bq/kg far higher than other countries including Japan.
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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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Interesting and very well written...

Nuclear renaissance was just a fairy tale

The promise of cheap, low-carbon power – with 31 new reactors in the US – was based on rhetoric and obedience. Anyone who doubts that should read the new status report on the industry

The renaissance story line was hard to resist. By early 2009, applications for 31 new reactors were pending at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The promises came garnished with tales of remorseful changes of heart from oft-obscure nuclear converts. With few exceptions, the news media – especially television, with its thirst for the short and the simple – fell for the rhetoric.

Still the band plays on.

It is all in ruins now. The 31 proposed reactors are down to four actually being built and a few others lingering on in search of a licence, which is good for 20 years. Those four are hopelessly uneconomic but proceed because their state legislatures have committed to finish them as long as a dollar remains to be taken from any electric customer's pocket. Operating reactors are being closed as uneconomic for the first time in 15 years.

In the astonishing persistence of the global appetite for false nuclear promises lies the critical importance of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, published on Thursday.

In short, the nuclear renaissance – whatever it may be called throughout the world - has always consisted entirely of the number of reactors whose excess costs governments were prepared to make mandatory for either customers or taxpayers. Investor capital cannot be conscripted. Investors of the sort that nuclear power must attract study risks carefully. They know the information in this report, and so should everyone else with responsibility for energy decisions that allocate nuclear risk.

Link not accepted by GLP... go to The Guardian (UK) and look under Environment...
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Interesting and very well written...

Nuclear renaissance was just a fairy tale

The promise of cheap, low-carbon power – with 31 new reactors in the US – was based on rhetoric and obedience. Anyone who doubts that should read the new status report on the industry

The renaissance story line was hard to resist. By early 2009, applications for 31 new reactors were pending at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The promises came garnished with tales of remorseful changes of heart from oft-obscure nuclear converts. With few exceptions, the news media – especially television, with its thirst for the short and the simple – fell for the rhetoric.

Still the band plays on.

It is all in ruins now. The 31 proposed reactors are down to four actually being built and a few others lingering on in search of a licence, which is good for 20 years. Those four are hopelessly uneconomic but proceed because their state legislatures have committed to finish them as long as a dollar remains to be taken from any electric customer's pocket. Operating reactors are being closed as uneconomic for the first time in 15 years.

In the astonishing persistence of the global appetite for false nuclear promises lies the critical importance of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, published on Thursday.

In short, the nuclear renaissance – whatever it may be called throughout the world - has always consisted entirely of the number of reactors whose excess costs governments were prepared to make mandatory for either customers or taxpayers. Investor capital cannot be conscripted. Investors of the sort that nuclear power must attract study risks carefully. They know the information in this report, and so should everyone else with responsibility for energy decisions that allocate nuclear risk.

Link not accepted by GLP... go to The Guardian (UK) and look under Environment...
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that article was commented on and shortlisted in the link i provided ;)

nice work swede
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Black rain interview with Fairwinds.....

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Now releasing real information on the fish

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well well well...

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Nuclear facility in southern China canceled following protests

Chinese authorities have canceled the construction of a nuclear fuel processing plant in the southern city of Jiangmen following massive protests against the project, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

More than 1,000 people took part in a protest Friday in downtown Jiangmen against the uranium processing project in the city of Heshan over fear of radiation leaks.

"The Heshan government respects the public's opinion and will not apply for approval for the project," Xinhua quoted Heshan Mayor Wu Yuxiong as saying.
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Supervisor at Pilgrim nuclear power plant tests positive for banned substance

A supervisor at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant confirmed positive for a banned substance during a random fitness-for-duty test.  After the failed drug test, the employee’s access to the plant has been terminated pending an ongoing investigation.
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NRC: Minor violation for missed NC nuke plant flaw

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Analysts hired to look for flaws inside a Duke Energy Corp. nuclear plant might have missed a tiny crack near the reactor core that went undetected for a year because they worked for weeks without a day off and may not have worked independently, a report Thursday by federal regulators said.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's inspection report found the operators of the Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Raleigh violated an NRC requirement by failing to find and report the quarter-inch spot of corrosion and cracking near the reactor core. The discovery forced a full shutdown in May after fresh eyes reviewing year-old data found the problem.

The violation had very low safety significance, and four smaller flaws were found and fixed last year, the NRC said. There was never any radiation leakage from the reactor vessel, which contains the heat and pressure produced by the nuclear core's energy, the NRC said. Duke Energy has returned the plant to full power.
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Milestone: First full-scale simulation of an operating nuclear reactor

The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) announced that its scientists have successfully completed the first full-scale simulation of an operating nuclear reactor. CASL is modeling nuclear reactors on supercomputers to help researchers better understand reactor performance with much higher reliability than previously available methods, with the goal of ultimately increasing power output, extending reactor life and reducing waste.
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Japan kids ingesting pieces of Fukushima fuel rods? Expert: Mystery black substance “very likely contains concentrated unburned nuclear fuel” (VIDEO)
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TV: Fukushima plant is hemorrhaging radioactivity — “Scariest part of all is they don’t know where it’s coming from” — The big mystery is why contamination is coming out now in such a hurry (VIDEO)
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But ultimately it’s coming from 3 melted down atomic reactor cores and severely damaged, if not entirely destroyed, radiological containment structures. That’s where it’s ultimately coming from.

But why it’s getting out now in such a hurry all of a sudden is the big mystery.
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NHK: Concern over highly contaminated fish caught 100 kilometers from Fukushima plant — Most radioactive marine product detected in over 2 years (VIDEO)
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= 0,248 Bq on 1.000ml!

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