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Radiation safety advice for returnees to be mulled

Japan's nuclear regulatory body has decided to compile radiation safety guidelines for evacuees who hope to return to their homes near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The government has designated less-contaminated areas near the plant as zones for preparing for early returns. It plans to allow evacuees from the areas to return home after decontamination work to lower radiation levels and recovery of basic social facilities there.

But evacuees have expressed many concerns about the safety of their hometowns since radiation there will still be higher than in other parts of the country.
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Fukushima fishermen halt test fishing over leaks

Fishermen have decided to suspend test fishing off Fukushima Prefecture due to radioactive water leaks from a nearby damaged nuclear plant.

The decision was made on Wednesday at a meeting of about 60 representatives of 6 local fishery groups.

A senior executive of the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company, apologized for the repeated leaks of tainted water into the sea.

Local fishermen started test fishing off Soma, in the prefecture's north, in June last year to check radiation levels. The testing was aimed at a resumption of commercial fishing, which was halted after the 2011 nuclear crisis at the plant.

But the fishermen now say investigations into the leaks are still underway and countermeasures have yet to be taken. They concluded that convincing consumers of the safety of fish from the area would be difficult.
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Bring in your tomatoes... lol...

Spanish town charges visitors to tomato fight

A Spanish town that hosts an annual tomato-throwing festival is charging entry fees for the first time. The town of Bunol is one of many in Spain suffering from debt.

The event's organizers charged visitors from outside the town 10 euros to participate.

About 20,000 people from around the world braved the rain on Wednesday to throw truckloads of tomatoes at each other.

The participants went through 130 tons of tomatoes in just one hour, drenching people and streets in red juice.
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Good luck... and as always we have that funny word "may"...

Abe: Government will resolve tainted water crisis

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he intends to spearhead efforts to contain leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Abe met with reporters in Qatar, the last leg of his 4-nation tour in the Middle East and Africa, on Wednesday.

He acknowledged the need for the state to deal with the crisis at the plant, hit by a nuclear disaster in March 2011. He said it cannot leave it up to its operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company.

Abe disclosed that he had instructed the industry minister and the head of the state's Nuclear Regulation Authority to look into why massive amounts of contaminated water had leaked from a storage tank earlier this month.

Some of the water may have seeped into the Pacific Ocean.
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Fukushima towns to call for scrapping all reactors

Municipal leaders in Fukushima will demand the decommissioning of all the 10 nuclear reactors in the prefecture, not just the damaged 4.

Mayors and assembly chiefs from the host towns of Futaba, Okuma, Tomioka and Naraha have for the first time jointly made their stance public after a meeting on Thursday.

Futaba and Okuma host the Fukushima Daiichi plant, where 4 of the 6 reactors were crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and are to be scrapped.

Tomioka and Naraha host the Fukushima Daini plant. Its 4 reactors escaped serious damage in the disaster.
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Standard japanese BS... "Ooooh, we're sooooo sorry"...

TEPCO president apologizes to Fukushima fishermen

TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) President Naomi Hirose on Thursday offered his apologies to Fukushima fishermen who fear their livelihoods are being put at risk by contamination of the ocean, pledging every possible measure to avoid an impact on their catch.

But Hiroshi Kishi, head of JF Zengyoren, a federation of more than 1,000 fisheries cooperatives nationwide, said his members had no faith in TEPCO’s ability to fix the mess its Daiichi nuclear plant had created.

“We think your company’s management of contaminated water has collapsed,” he said. “We are extremely worried as it’s creating an immeasurable impact on our country’s fishing industry and will continue to do so in the future.”
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Government Urged to "Step In" to Halt Fukushima Plant Leaks
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Ya, like the government has been helping.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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Government Urged to "Step In" to Halt Fukushima Plant Leaks
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Ya, like the government has been helping.
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another do
It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
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Government Urged to "Step In" to Halt Fukushima Plant Leaks
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Ya, like the government has been helping.
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another do
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And by this, I don't mean just the government of Japan. All are guilty. Look at Hanford. You would think they could learn some lessons in the decades and billions of dollars spent.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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The shills are coming out of the woodwork, lately.
It's almost as bad as Fuku 1 thread...

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Pandamic software development (circa 08').. mine so i can't show the rest... ;)


citz_pandamic_db

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STFU AC cowards....

That there was the test sample before we theoretically blew up Perth central... it worked ;)

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It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
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sic ut vos es vos should exsisto , denego alius vicis facio vos change , exsisto youself , proprie

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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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The shills are coming out of the woodwork, lately.
It's almost as bad as Fuku 1 thread...

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It comes with the territory. Can't say bad things are happening and we know why...right?
"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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The shills are coming out of the woodwork, lately.
It's almost as bad as Fuku 1 thread...

shills
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It comes with the territory. Can't say bad things are happening and we know why...right?
 Quoting: Southern OR


I'm not sure what you are saying SoR?.. from everything I'm told nothing is happening....
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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SRS Citizens Advisory Board approves Yucca decision
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“Big Problem”: Cracked floors in Fukushima reactors leaking into groundwater that’s rising and rising and rising due to Tepco wall — “Can no longer be stopped from getting in ocean” — “Worse than that… buildings now on mushy land” (AUDIO)
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Popular Mechanics: Contaminated water threatens to swamp Fukushima site as it rises to surface — Radioactive liquid will continue entering ocean despite attempts to block it
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The great earthquake that caused the tsunami also rattled the reactor plants, subjecting them to far more stress than they were designed to withstand. The shock opened up seams in the reactors and water drained from the cores. In the opening days of the disaster Japan's focus was on pouring water into the reactors to keep them cool. But it should have been obvious even then that water had to be leaking from the damaged reactors at a prodigious rate.


... but, I digress.
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Hmmm.
Did I not say water saturation a while back..?



Underground water just 4 inches from surface by Fukushima reactor — AP: Groundwater closer to surface than Tepco told officials investigating tank leak
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UPI: Fukushima plume to reach U.S. West Coast in months; Measurable increase in radioactive material — Study: Prolonged exposure for California lasting 10 years; Hits Hawaii early 2014… may already be surrounded (PHOTO)
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Fukushima plant in national emergency says governor — “Severe radioactive contamination with serious health affects on local population” — ‘Global intervention’ suggested
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NHK: There was a melt-through so Fukushima fuel is definitely down in groundwater, and that’s flowing into Pacific — Americans need to watch, it gets international very quickly — May already be at West Coast — No ‘immediate’ risk (VIDEO)
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... However, scientists remain concerned about the contamination of marine life in the long run. Both Buesseler and M. V. Ramana, a scientist and researcher at the Nuclear Futures Laboratory, Princeton University, warn that while some of the radioactive materials leaked will mix with the ocean water and become diluted, others, like Strontium-90 will get bound up in ocean sediments or accumulate in living creatures at concentrations greater than the surrounding water.
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Professor: Fukushima disaster “beyond a cover-up” — Japan gov’t thinks they can get away with tricking masses about extent of problem — Officials and Tepco cannot be trusted, they are lying to the camera
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[...] Alexis Dudden, a Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and a regular visitor to Japan [who was recently in Fukushima Prefecture] spoke to me about events in the country and why the Japanese government nor the Tokyo Electrical Power Company (TEPCO) can be trusted regarding the nuclear issue.Two years ago she told me that the way the Fukushima disaster was handled was beyond a cover-up and her opinion has not changed.

“There is a willful determination that (the government) can get away with it, that they can get away with tricking the masses about the extent of the problem.
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I think a lot of people don't understand bio magnification..
the concentration of contaminants as they travel up the food chain.
Add contaminants from Fuku to the list.

Modern lifestyles lend themselves to the consumption of many foods which are harmful in the long run.
When you are young, you don't care.. you believe you will live forever.
Bulletproof.
Ha ha.
When you get older, you pay the price.

Don't let your mouth overload your ass...





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Organochlorines
Organochlorines are compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, and hydrogen. Their chlorine-carbon bonds are very strong which means that they do not break down easily. They are highly insoluble in water, but are attracted to fats.

Since they resist metabolism and are readily stored in fatty tissue of any animal ingesting them, they accumulate in animals in higher trophic levels. This may occur when birds eat fish that have been exposed to the contaminant. It may also affect humans if they drink milk of a dairy cow that has ingested the chemical because the chemical is excreted in its milk fat. This is called biological magnification.

The intentional production and the unintentional release have elevated levels of these chemicals in the biosphere far beyond natural background levels.
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FUKUSHIMA — A new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that temperatures in the Pacific are heating up at an enormous rate,


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Nuclear Climatologist Dr. Angstrom H. Troubador said, “Even if no more radiation were to leak, we could conservatively estimate another 80 years of increased Pacific Ocean surface temperatures. Global humidity will not decrease until the fallout loses most of its potency in 40 years. There are no imaginable countermeasures to waterborne oceanic fallout that will not increase the already considerable strain on ocean life.”
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Thread: Some Thoughts on Fukushima and Japanese Psychology -- By a Japanese
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NRA: Quake did not damage coolant pipes

Japan's nuclear regulator has answered a question concerning the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi meltdown disaster: whether a reactor coolant system was damaged by the March 11th earthquake before the massive tsunami struck the plant.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority compiled a draft investigative report on the disaster in a meeting on Friday. Discussions focused on an unexplained puddle of water spotted by plant personnel on the 4th floor of the facility's No.1 reactor soon after the quake.

A Diet panel had said the water could have leaked from the reactor's coolant system due to quake damage. But the report says the water came from an upper-floor fuel pool that overflowed in the quake.
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TEPCO told to watch out for more tank leaks

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has warned the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant that more storage tanks could be leaking radioactive water.

On August 19th, Tokyo Electric Power Company discovered that about 300 tons of highly radioactive wastewater had leaked from a tank. Company officials said some of the water could have reached the sea through a ditch.

TEPCO officials told an NRA working group session on Friday that radioactive readings inside the ditch have been rising since August 27th. They said higher concentrations of strontium and other beta-ray emitting substances have been found in recent water samples taken from the ditch.
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Probably too late...

Gov't, TEPCO to reveal measures to address toxic water buildup in Sept.

The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. will present a clearer picture in September on ways to address the massive accumulation of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a government official said Thursday.

"We hope to compile countermeasures for the contaminated water at the earliest possible date in September," the official said amid growing calls within the country for the situation to be dealt with swiftly under government leadership.
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SRS Citizens Advisory Board approves Yucca decision

Savannah River Site’s Citizens Advisory Board expressed its approval of the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision to continue the licensing process for the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.

After federal funding for Yucca was cut in 2009, talk began that Savannah River Site could become a potential interim facility for nuclear waste. However, last week’s ruling ordered that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission spend $11.1 million to begin reviewing Yucca as a spent fuel facility.

“The CAB has always believed that the abandonment of the Yucca Mountain Repository for nuclear wastes was a faulty policy driven by local Nevada politics rather than technical reasons,” said Don Bridges, chairman of the Citizens Advisory Board. “We are happy to learn that, as expected, the licensing process for Yucca is being restarted.”

According to U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., the state of South Carolina has invested more than $1.3 billion in the Yucca Mountain project over the last three decades.
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WIPP... "Waste Isolation Pilot Plant"... maybe someone is interested...
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Ga. regulators to vote on nuclear plant agreement

ATLANTA — The debate over the rising cost of building a new nuclear power plant in eastern Georgia would be deferred several years under a deal that Georgia regulators will consider Tuesday.

The members of the Public Service Commission decided Thursday to consider the preliminary agreement between agency regulators and Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power at the PSC's meeting next week.

Under the proposed deal, Southern Co. would withdraw its request to increase its budget to build two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl), southeast of Augusta. The power company had previously asked to increase its budget by $737 million to $6.85 billion.

Instead, the debate over whether to formally raise the construction budget would not happen until the first of the two reactors comes online, probably January 2018 at the earliest, according to the latest timelines from a state monitor.
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