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Fukushima steps up children's thyroid recheck

Fukushima Prefecture has taken steps to facilitate the re-examination of children found with lumps in their thyroid glands following the 2011 nuclear crisis.

Only one hospital had been conducting the re-examination in the prefecture in northeastern Japan.

The prefectural government has added 2 more hospitals to carry out the examinations. One started work on Wednesday and examined 5 children. The other is to follow on Friday.

Prefectural officials took the step because only one-third of the children requiring re-examination have been able to undergo the procedure.

Fukushima is conducting regular checks of the thyroid glands of 360,000 people who were 18 or younger when the nuclear crisis began.
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The Hanford Sh!thole?... it's in Benton county... with Yakima county to the west and Franklin county to the east... what a coincidence...

Washington State Health Officials Stumped by High Rate of Birth Defects

A high rate of birth defects has confounded Washington health officials, who have been unable to identify a cause.

A report released Tuesday by the Washington State Department of Health said that, since 2010, the neighboring counties of Yakima, Benton and Franklin have an unusually high number pregnancies affected by the birth defect anencephaly, which results in a newborns' brains being severely underdeveloped.
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Are they truly stumped.. or under gag order..?
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waiting for Godzilla to surface?.. sigh*... they think we are stupid...
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or, as the girl in "Godzilla 2000" said: "I'm not an imbecile".

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Thread: Incoming! Here comes tsunami debris! Canada and soon.....

Thread: At the Brink of Apocalyptic Terror: Fukushima Continues to Spew Its Darkness: (the title got me)

Thread: TEPCO, remove 1 place on English version from Japanese results: eg:4,500 ;Sv/h : becomes 450 Sv/h

Fukushima Day 714 - Inside LooK of Reactor 1 & 3 SPF + Radioactive MOX Bugs
[link to fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.com.au]

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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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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Too Big to Cover Up

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Published on Monday, July 22, 2013 by Common Dreams

Plant operator makes first public admission of severe radioactive leaks; meanwhile, Japan races towards more nuclear power

- Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Contaminated groundwater is leaking from Japan's Fukushima power plant into the ocean, the plant operator acknowledged Monday in the first public admission of the leak.

The nuclear giant also acknowledged that the number of workers exposed to dangerous radiation is ten times greater than previously claimed.

"We would like to offer our deep apology for causing grave worries for many people, especially for people in Fukushima,"

Masayuki Ono, Tokyo Electric Power Company's general manager, told a news conference in comments broadcast on public NHK television, Reuters reports.

TEPCO had refused for two years to acknowledge the environmental damage wrought by thew orst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

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tooo big too cover up, but OK to hide from the masses....
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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more revised data ranges..... they'll get the lies right one day....

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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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NRC Orders Permanent Shutdown of Aerotest Nuclear Reactor

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(Newsroom America) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered the permanent closure of the Aerotest Radiography and Research Reactor in San Ramon, Calif., due to the unresolved foreign ownership of the reactor’s owner/operator, Aerotest.

The facility has been voluntarily shut down since October 2010.

“The agency’s Order prohibits Aerotest from operating the reactor in the future,” said Roy Zimmerman, Director of the NRC's Office of Enforcement.

"The NRC has also given Aerotest 30 days to provide an updated plan for properly managing the reactor fuel and other licensed material until it can be permanently disposed of, and for decommissioning the facility.”
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Nuclear Timelines: A New Tool for Looking at History
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Cooling device outage at Fukushima
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The cooling system for an undamaged reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant temporarily stopped working Thursday, the plant's operator said, as mysterious steam continued to rise from a broken unit.

While the outage only lasted two hours and there was no danger of a runaway nuclear reaction, the incident further underlined the precarious state of the plant more than two years after it was hit by a tsunami.

Four of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant were battered by huge waves in March 2011, with their cooling systems knocked offline, sending three of them into meltdown.

Reactors 5 and 6 were not affected, although both still had fuel inside at the time of the disaster.

On Thursday morning machinery keeping Reactor 6 cool stopped as workers tested a back-up diesel generator, said operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO).
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Alarming rate of Thyroid cancer in Fukushima while tourism continues
Nuclear-contaminated Pacific Ocean may become a global threat
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It has been officially confirmed. The crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Japan is leaking highly contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. This is continuing by the minute causing great concern not only for Japan, but for all nations bordering on the Pacific Ocean, including the United States, Canada, Russia and most Pacific Island nations. Officials finally admitted this alarming news for the first time.

Earlier this month the tourism industry in this Japanese regions seemed to be doing fine. A new scheduled Asiana Airlines Charter Flight arrived with Korean tourists at Fukushima Airport on July 13.
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Fukushima operator TEPCO knew radioactive water was leaking into Pacific a month before going public
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NRA chairman says release of radioactive water into sea is inevitable
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The head of Japan’s nuclear watchdog body has acknowledged for the first time that Tokyo Electric Power Co. has no choice but to release radioactive water accumulating at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea.

“The Fukushima No. 1 plant is filling up with water,” Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, told a news conference on July 24. “Inevitably the contaminated water will have to be discharged into the sea after TEPCO processes it properly and lowers (its radioactivity levels) below the standards.”
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Radiation scare sweeps S. Korea
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According to Asahi Shimbun, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. measured the levels of dosages to be up to 2,170 millisieverts per hour. Several hours of exposure to such a high dosage is fatal.

The news alarmed many South Koreans who had suspected the Japanese government of attempting to play down the dangers of the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture.

“Why are they (Japan) telling us after all this time? There might be more things they are keeping under wraps about the incident. The situation in Japan is SERIOUS,” said an unnamed netizen. Others said the government must move to ban imports of all foods and marine products from Japan.

As of Thursday morning, “Japan radiation,” and “Fukushima” were among the most popular searched keywords on Naver, the nation’s biggest and most influential web portal.
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Did I not just say this a couple of days ago..?

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‘Mysterious’ steam at Fukushima Unit 3 — NPR: “Fuel could have shifted… or worse restarted nuclear reactions” — Tepco: “We still don’t know for sure the cause” (AUDIO)
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TEPCO to halt radioactive water treatment system

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it will remove from operation leaky equipment designed to treat radioactive water in order to take an anti-corrosion measure.

Last month, Tokyo Electric Power Company detected a leak in the welding of a tank used to store pre-treated contaminated water. The tank is part of a system being tested to remove radioactive substances from tainted water.
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TEPCO admits lax risk management over tainted water

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has admitted to insufficient risk management over contaminated groundwater.

Tokyo Electric Power Company made the admission in its first report to a panel of outside experts on Friday.

The company said that highly radioactive water had been detected in the plant's monitoring wells near the sea and seawater in the port since May.

It also said that it took more than a month for the company to admit the fact because officials feared that the information would deal a blow to the local fishing industry.
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4 nuclear reactors on restart screening

Japan's nuclear regulators have chosen the first group of 4 reactors for a review of severe accident measures. The move is a step toward restarting the facilities.

On Thursday, Nuclear Regulation Authority officials conducted a hearing with the operators of the Tomari plant in Hokkaido, the Ikata plant in Ehime, and the Sendai plant in Kagoshima.

The plants' 4 reactors are prioritized for the review.

But the NRA put on hold screenings of the remaining 6 reactors, saying they are not ready for inspection.
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Plug officially pulled from nuke plant

Workers have removed the nuclear fuel from both units at San Onofre and notified federal regulators, a step that effectively terminates Southern California Edison’s license to operate the nuclear power plant, utility and federal officials said Wednesday morning.

“We will notify them that they are no longer authorized to operate the reactors,” said Victor Dricks, spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency charged with assuring the safety of nuclear power plants.

The procedural step means that Edison or a successor would have to apply for a new license to restart San Onofre, a process that has never been tried in the U.S., Dricks said.
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Westinghouse and Vitkovice Take First Concrete Steps Towards Building Czech AP1000 Reactors

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that it has contracted with Vitkovice Power Engineering a.s., a member of the Czech Vitkovice Machinery Group, to construct a mock-up of one of the AP1000 nuclear power plant's critical modules in preparation for the potential construction of Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic.
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Paraguay upset over Argentine nuclear plant near border

Argentina has upset landlocked Paraguay with its plan to build a nuclear power reactor near their common border without formal consultations.

Analysts say the Argentine decision, if implemented, could dash all hopes of a reconciliation over last year's suspension of Paraguay from the Mercosur trade bloc. Argentina and Paraguay are founding members of Mercosur but last year Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay spearheaded a diplomatic drive to push Asuncion out.
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And here's one for you cp...

Australia minister calls for more uranium development

Australia's resources and energy minister has called on the country's uranium sector to increase development to meet growing global demand.

"We need industry to commit to further development of new projects to ensure that our uranium production meets global demand, particularly as demand for uranium is likely to surpass current supply," Resources Minister Gary Gray said in a speech to the Australian Uranium and Rare Earths Conference in Fremantle.
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Heh, perfect headline... and the usual BS excuse...

TEPCO has a different view of safety than the public

Naomi Hirose, the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company admitted that the utility was wrong in not acknowledging that radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was leaking into the ocean for more than a month, and that the primary blame lay on lax risk management of the radioactive water.  Hirose acknowledged that TEPCO officials had suspected contaminated groundwater was moving into the Pacific for more than a month before the announcement on July 22nd, but were concerned about worrying the public and facing the ire of local fishermen.  Hiroshi Kishi, the chief of Japan’s national federation of fisheries stated that the utility had betrayed the public after denying the leaks for more than two years despite spikes in radiation levels found in underground and ocean water samples.

"Rather than proactively inform the public of potential risks, we retreated to negative thinking and tried to gather more data to ensure there was a problem because it was going to be a major announcement,” Hirose told the press. “We’ve been trying to reform, but we repeated the same mistake. Obviously, our effort is not enough. We are really sorry.”
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GINNA: AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP FROM FULL POWER

At 1419 EDT on 7/24/2013, the reactor tripped due to a reactor protection system (RPS) actuation signal from a turbine trip, which was caused by a generator trip. All control rods inserted on the trip and reactor coolant system (RCS) pressure is currently 2235 psig and stable with RCS temperature stable at 547 degrees F. Decay heat is being removed by steam dumps [to the main condenser] and auxiliary feedwater which auto started as expected.

The cause of the generator trip is under investigation. The plant will remain in Mode 3 until the cause of the trip is determined.

NRC Notified By: TOM FOUTS
10 CFR Section: 50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) - VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
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BSOD version 2?...

Bill Gates' nuclear firm plans hot, salty push into power
And a royalty payment from every home

The nuclear power firm being hailed by Bill Gates as the answer to mankind's future energy needs is planning a proprietary approach to an old atomic idea to further its global ambitions.

TerraPower is an offshoot of patent holding company Intellectual Ventures, which was co-founded by former 14-year Microsoftie Nathan Myhrvold. It was showcased by Bill Gates at TED in 2010 and the main area the firm is working on is a traveling-wave reactor (TWR).

A TWR mostly burns depleted uranium fuel, which is stacked in a long candle-like column and then ignited with a cap of enriched uranium. Such a fission reactor would take 50-100 years to burn itself down, with virtually no maintenance required or spent fuel to dispose of, and proposed power plants could produce 300MWe and 1,000MWe cheaply and simply.
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40 good years and one bad day - Arnie Gundersen


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Thread: OK, this is off the shelf from the Inspector of Unit 4 at Fukushima.....My Insider is now clear... the man who did the Fuku investigation work
that is mind blowing evidence right there (from a source)

Thread: Tokyo lie. Plain. Simple. Easy for everyone to see. Rads you cannot live in...

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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.”
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ooooooooooh, Huge slap on wrist.. nothing more though....

"Tepco: no plan for Fukushima nuclear cleanup, don’t know what they’re doing
by Christina MacPherson
VIDEO Anger mounts at Fukushima plant operator over radiation leaks [link to www.euronews.com] Anger is growing at the operators of Fukushima, as an increasing number of reports indicate that Japan’s crippled nuclear plant does not have radiation risks under control.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which runs Fukushima, admitted on Monday that contaminated water could be leaking into the sea. The firm had persistently denied that this was the case, despite repeated warnings from nuclear experts and marine biologists.

Dale Klein, Chairman of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee criticised the firm for how it has been communicating with the public:

“These actions indicate that you do not know what you’re doing, and that you do not have a plan, and you’re not doing all you can to protect the environment and the people,” Klein told TEPCO. Anger is growing at the operators of Fukushima, as an increasing number of reports indicate that Japan’s crippled nuclear plant does not have radiation risks under control."
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- Albert Einstein
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NRC: Cracks in steam generator tubes at nuke plant
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued an information notice to all U.S. nuclear power plant operators based on issues discovered at the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant last year.

The notice concerns stress- and age-related cracking found in the local plant's steam generator tubes and comes a decade after Seacoast residents first heard a warning concerning problems with the tubes.

"Our steam generators are operating normally," Seabrook Station spokesman Al Griffith said Tuesday in response to questions about the latest NRC notice. "(Via this notice) the NRC is asking other plants to take the same rigorous (review and inspection) approach as we take."

Griffith said this approach helped plant personnel locate cracked steam generator tubes at the Seabrook plant in 2012.
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Officials: Gas is likely leaking from containment vessel of Fukushima Reactor No. 3 — “It was observed as the steam”
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68% of firms handling decontamination in Fukushima violated labor laws
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Expert team studies fault at Ohi plant

Japan's nuclear regulator began a 2-day survey of a fault running beneath the nuclear plant in Ohi, Fukui Prefecture, on Saturday.

Scientists and a team from the Nuclear Regulation Authority examined the geology of a trench that was dug near the plant's Number 3 reactor to decide if the fault is active.

The NRA had already conducted 2 inspections since last November. Opinion remains divided on the status of the fault that runs from north to south on the plant's premises.

In the 3rd survey that began on Saturday, the team studied strata of the wall and the fault found on the bottom of a newly dug trench to the south of the Number 3 reactor.
The trench is about 70 meters long and 40 meters deep.
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