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Head of operator of Monju reactor to resign

The head of the operator of a prototype fast-breeder reactor in central Japan has resigned over missed safety checkups.

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the sole purpose of a fast-breeder reactor is to make Plutonium.

and the sole purpose of Plutonium is to make high-powered nuclear bombs.

wtf

wtf
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yeh. all of Fukushima Prefecture is a "no mans land",
but all the people still living there still seems to be alive.
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US approves shale gas exports to Japan

The US Energy Department has for the first time approved exports of liquefied natural gas to Japan.

Friday's decision defies the long-held US policy of not allowing shipments of LNG to non-free trade agreement countries.

Should the plan proceed, exports of cheap natural gas from the southern US state of Texas will begin in 2017.

Natural gas prices in the US have plummeted amid a shale gas boom. Prices are about 30 percent cheaper than LNG from other countries, even when transportation costs are added.
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Strong earthquake hits Miyagi Prefecture

A strong earthquake has hit Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says the quake registered 5-plus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7 in the city of Ishinomaki. It struck at around 2:48 PM on Saturday.

The agency says it appears to have been an aftershock related to the March 11th, 2011 quake that hit wide areas of eastern Japan.

Tremors were observed from Hokkaido Prefecture in the north to Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan.

The agency first estimated the magnitude of the quake at 5.9 but later revised it to 6.0. It also says the focus of the earthquake was 46 kilometers below the surface of the ocean off Fukushima Prefecture.
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Japan eyes nuclear-related exports to reach 2 tril. yen in 2020

Japan will aim to land nuclear power plant construction orders from overseas worth around 2 trillion yen in 2020 from the current 300 billion yen through accelerated efforts to boost infrastructure exports, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday.

According to a strategy unveiled Friday, Japan will seek to triple the sales of various infrastructure systems to 30 trillion yen in 2020 by reinforcing cooperation between the public and private sectors or by strategically using yen loans.
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yes. Japan will tell you that they need their
"fast-breeder" reactors in order to get the fuel for
the new generation of "thorium reactors" that they
will be building and marketing...

wtf
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yes. Japan will tell you that they need their
"fast-breeder" reactors in order to get the fuel for
the new generation of "thorium reactors" that they
will be building and marketing...

wtf
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with their safety record i'm sure sales will soar.....


*cough
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Taiwan rally calls for scrapping nuclear plant

Thousands of Taiwanese have taken part in a rally to call for stopping the construction of a nuclear plant near the capital, Taipei.

Many people in Taiwan are increasingly worried about the safety of the plant under construction in Xinbei City following the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011.

About 3,000 protesters took to the streets of central Taipei on Sunday. They included many mothers with children. They shouted that they do not need nuclear plants.
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Abe to pave way for geothermal growth

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to ease the way for development of geothermal power.

Abe visited on Saturday the hot-spa resort of Beppu in Oita Prefecture, western Japan. He was shown a geothermal system developed by a group of local small businesses. The system uses steam and hot water to turn a turbine and generate electricity.

An operator told Abe that small geothermal projects are subject to an energy-industry regulation requiring the regular presence of an engineer. The operator said this raises costs and hinders the spread of geothermal initiatives.
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IAEA inspector backs pumping Fukushima groundwater into sea

A possible solution to the increasing amount of contaminated water inside the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could be to pump groundwater into the sea before it gets into the reactor buildings, as planned by the plant operator, the head of international inspectors has said.

"It will be very nice if they really get to bypass the main building through these systems -- through this direct pumping of the water to the sea or whatever it is. Because it is clean water," Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of a 13-member team of the International Atomic Energy Agency that inspected the plant last month, told Kyodo News in a recent interview.
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Excellent report

[link to www.abc.net.au]

sry, can't embed...

edit:

got it:



basically, farmers are replanting rice 25 kms from Fukushima, not knowing whether or not it can be sold.. only 40% of population return to farm and only stay a minimal time.....

Last Edited by CitizenPerth on 05/20/2013 03:24 AM
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"It will be very nice if they really get to bypass the main building through these systems -- through this direct pumping of the water to the sea or whatever it is. Because it is clean water," Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of a 13-member team of the International Atomic Energy Agency that inspected the plant last month, told Kyodo News in a recent interview.
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38176253


When the Water is uncontaminated i see no reason
why they (TEPCO) should not do it!

It is stupid to let the Water in to the Basements,
when they dig a Well and collect the Water before the Building
a Bypass is a more than logical Answer!
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Excellent report

[link to www.abc.net.au]

sry, can't embed...

basically, farmers are replanting rice 25 kms from Fukushima, not knowing whether or not it can be sold.. only 40% of population return to farm and only stay a minimal time.....
 Quoting: Citizenperth


Let them do what they have done since their Birth!

It is not up to you to decide what this People
can do and what not!

It doesn't matter if the Land is contaminated
when there are no People left who can live there,
this People need to hold up their Society
and should not listen to stupid Pseudo Blogger in Australia!

When the Rice is above the level of 100 Bq a Kg
Tepco and the Government
need to buy this Rice and when it is under this Level
we all can eat it because we are old enough to decide by our own!

When the concerned Reader watch the Contamination Maps
he can see that even 10 Km away from the Plant are Green
(Uncontaminated) Spots, when this (Rice-Fields) Spot is not in the Hot Zone
i see no reason why they started again already!

Also as an Ex-Farmer i need to say that Rice-Fields need a lot of Maintenance,
i think that maybe after 2-5 Years a Ricefield is gone
when you not taking care of it!
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thanks for your response perth glad to see you always on top of this stuff. have you been to Japan before?
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yes we were there as the invited pandemic committee in Tokyo.. we were academically invited but politely asked to leave during the height of the crisis
... we left Deidre Tame (head of the WA pandemic committee)

And the rest of us were asked home immediately

The analysis was not disclosed at the time.

for what I understand, the reason for a 'Blog", that neither points or to my position, or the knowledge I have...
 Quoting: Citizenperth


Now i am confused Chuckle

After 2 Years, and ca. 40 Days you are saying this
for the first Time: you have been here in Tokyo
while the Reactors was in the phase of Melt-Down?
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thanks for your response perth glad to see you always on top of this stuff. have you been to Japan before?
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yes we were there as the invited pandemic committee in Tokyo.. we were academically invited but politely asked to leave during the height of the crisis
... we left Deidre Tame (head of the WA pandemic committee)

And the rest of us were asked home immediately

The analysis was not disclosed at the time.

for what I understand, the reason for a 'Blog", that neither points or to my position, or the knowledge I have...
 Quoting: Citizenperth


Now i am confused Chuckle

After 2 Years, and ca. 40 Days you are saying this
for the first Time: you have been here in Tokyo
while the Reactors was in the phase of Melt-Down?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


well, you're on the ball.....

and yes you are
"Now i am confused Chuckle"

i'll give you a hint... remember your pandemic summit in tokyo?

(they'll have a list of attendees.. but that would give the game away)... ;)


Chuckle

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Excellent report

[link to www.abc.net.au]

sry, can't embed...

basically, farmers are replanting rice 25 kms from Fukushima, not knowing whether or not it can be sold.. only 40% of population return to farm and only stay a minimal time.....
 Quoting: Citizenperth


Let them do what they have done since their Birth!

It is not up to you to decide what this People
can do and what not!

It doesn't matter if the Land is contaminated
when there are no People left who can live there,
this People need to hold up their Society
and should not listen to stupid Pseudo Blogger in Australia!

When the Rice is above the level of 100 Bq a Kg
Tepco and the Government
need to buy this Rice and when it is under this Level
we all can eat it because we are old enough to decide by our own!

When the concerned Reader watch the Contamination Maps
he can see that even 10 Km away from the Plant are Green
(Uncontaminated) Spots, when this (Rice-Fields) Spot is not in the Hot Zone
i see no reason why they started again already!

Also as an Ex-Farmer i need to say that Rice-Fields need a lot of Maintenance,
i think that maybe after 2-5 Years a Ricefield is gone
when you not taking care of it!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


given the realistic time frame.. go and learn to drive a taxi....
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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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IAEA inspector backs pumping Fukushima groundwater into sea

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"It will be very nice if they really get to bypass the main building through these systems -- through this direct pumping of the water to the sea or whatever it is. Because it is clean water," Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of a 13-member team of the International Atomic Energy Agency that inspected the plant last month, told Kyodo News in a recent interview.
[link to english.kyodonews.jp]
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38176253


When the Water is uncontaminated i see no reason
why they (TEPCO) should not do it!

It is stupid to let the Water in to the Basements,
when they dig a Well and collect the Water before the Building
a Bypass is a more than logical Answer!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


why not just pump around it and you idiots can keep your own poison?....
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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I was checking Google,
there was no pandemic summit in Tokyo in 2011!

Something smells a bit fishy! Chuckle

Why you never said it before?
And why you go home when someone press you to go home!
Why do you report wrong when you have been here?

Questions over questions!!!
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"It will be very nice if they really get to bypass the main building through these systems -- through this direct pumping of the water to the sea or whatever it is. Because it is clean water," Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of a 13-member team of the International Atomic Energy Agency that inspected the plant last month, told Kyodo News in a recent interview.
[link to english.kyodonews.jp]
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38176253


When the Water is uncontaminated i see no reason
why they (TEPCO) should not do it!

It is stupid to let the Water in to the Basements,
when they dig a Well and collect the Water before the Building
a Bypass is a more than logical Answer!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


why not just pump around it and you idiots can keep your own poison?....
 Quoting: Citizenperth


RofL

When it is not "poisonous" why we should not pump it in to
our Ocean?

The (Ground-) Water is under 0.008- 0.010 Bq a Liter,
this is ca. the natural Amount of Radiation!

(this means that even when you trink 100.000 Liter
of this Water in one Gulp you are still under the Limit in Canada or the USA)
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I was checking Google,
there was no pandemic summit in Tokyo in 2011!

Something smells a bit fishy! Chuckle

Why you never said it before?
And why you go home when someone press you to go home!
Why do you report wrong when you have been here?

Questions over questions!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


yes there was, guess you're not as 'in the loop' as you pretend to be....

one more hint (we went to china on the same trip, as paid for by the Western Australian Government, and stamped by the University).... twat... go 'google' it.... and apart from that, we went to the sister university in china as well.... they type better english then you do.. but that's neither here nor there...

go back to 'your rice farm', and tell us how october pans out....

just stop putting shit in the ocean.....

Chuckle

i'm sure tepco will tell us it is all safe for farming yeah.... how's them reactors that are missing?

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My English is better than your Japanese, Fraggle!
It is called "Daiichi" and Daini"!

I checked Google and there was no such a summit!


Why do you never mentioned it before that you have been here?
Why do you not check your own Body for traces of Radiation,
because according to you we all are massive Contaminated
(which we are not)?

Why are you permanently lie to all of the Glp?
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My English is better than your Japanese, Fraggle!
It is called "Daiichi" and Daini"!

I checked Google and there was no such a summit!


Why do you never mentioned it before that you have been here?
Why do you not check your own Body for traces of Radiation,
because according to you we all are massive Contaminated
(which we are not)?

Why are you permanently lie to all of the Glp?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


there are some here who know me, and elsewhere....

why make it easy for you fraggle?


damned

because

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"It will be very nice if they really get to bypass the main building through these systems -- through this direct pumping of the water to the sea or whatever it is. Because it is clean water," Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of a 13-member team of the International Atomic Energy Agency that inspected the plant last month, told Kyodo News in a recent interview.
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 38176253


When the Water is uncontaminated i see no reason
why they (TEPCO) should not do it!

It is stupid to let the Water in to the Basements,
when they dig a Well and collect the Water before the Building
a Bypass is a more than logical Answer!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


why not just pump around it and you idiots can keep your own poison?....
 Quoting: Citizenperth


just so TEPCO boy can't derail the point

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Chuckle

You are a Liar, a bad one!

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You are a Liar, a bad one!

byekitty
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answer to the point.....

"why not just pump around it and you idiots can keep your own poison?"

whatmeltthrough

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Farmers plant rice in former no-go zone in Fukushima for the first time
Three farms are planning to seed 6 hectares in the area, with the rice intended for sale. The rice paddies have already been cleaned up from any radioactive fallout from the plant and the farmers are using fertilizers with potassium to help reduce the cesium that will be absorbed by the rice plants.

The rice will also undergo thorough radiation checks before they are shipped off for selling. One of the farmers, 62 year old Hisao Tsuboi, said that he plans to plant Hitomebore plus two more rice varieties in his 2.5 hectare farm. However, he is worried about whether the farm will survive or whether he can continue working on it, since residents are still not allowed to stay overnight in the area. He has to leave his temporary house at 4AM to go to the paddies then return late at night, and travel time takes an hour one way.
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Cesium findings in eel coverup reported
A scientist has admitted having detected radioactive cesium in eels caught in a boundary river between the Tokyo and Chiba prefectures in March and having informed authorities promptly. Yet the expert claims the Tokyo and Chiba local governments took no action for nearly two months.

Officials from both governments explained that no independent study was carried out because the eels were not part of a commercial fishery and thus the fishers were probably not planning on selling the catch.

The governments also chose not to let the public know about the detection of the cesium even though local residents may have been eating affected eels, The Asahi Shimbun reports.

Back in March, a woman caught an eel from the Edogawa river in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward and sent the eel to Hideo Yamazaki, a professor of environmental analysis at Kinki University in Osaka Prefecture, out of concern over reports of cesium having accumulated downstream in the river. Yamazaki used a germanium semiconductor detector and found that the eel had 147.5 Bq of radioactive cesium per kg, compared to the Japanese government limit of 100 Bq.

Yamazaki contacted the Fisheries Agency that month hoping it would launch an official investigation. The Fisheries Agency did report the information to the Tokyo metropolitan and Chiba prefectural governments, but both refused to authorise official studies, The Japan Daily Press reports.

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Japan, India to resume talks on nuclear cooperation pact

Japan and India are set to agree on the restart of talks on bilateral cooperation in nuclear energy development during a summit meeting of the two countries' leaders scheduled for later this month, Japanese government sources said Monday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters earlier in the day, "We have judged it sensible to negotiate an accord with India on nuclear cooperation."

Bilateral talks on civilian nuclear cooperation, launched in 2010, have been suspended since the Fukushima nuclear crisis triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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Siemens to Provide Wind Power for US Nuclear Weapons Plant

German engineering firm Siemens has won a contract from the US federal government to build a wind power facility for America’s last remaining nuclear weapons plant.

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded Siemens Government Technology a 20-year construct for the construction and operation of a 11.5-megawatt wind farm for the Pantex plant, situated near Amarillo in Texas.

The wind farm will be situated on 1,500 acres of lands to the east of the Pantex nuclear weapons plant and will come equipped with five 2.3 megawatt turbines.

The new facility is also set to be the largest wind farm ever commissioned by the US federal government.
[link to designbuildsource.com.au]
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