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[link to fairewinds.com]

Fairewinds shows that the nuclear industry's plan to vent the containment at Fukushima Daiichi could not have prevented a containment failure and the ensuing explosions. Look at the graphics from the containment stress tests conducted more than 40 years ago at a US nuclear reactor identical to Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1. This video and its graphics provide important clues about why Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 exploded.

here it is.... right under my nose... lol
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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IAEA inspection in Iran ends, no progress likely
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has ended a visit to Iran, but apparently made no progress in breaking the standoff over the country's nuclear program.

The team led by Deputy Director General Herman Nackaerts concluded its 2-day tour on Tuesday.
This was the team's second trip to Iran in a month.

The IAEA raised the suspicion in its November report that Iran carried out tests and simulations to develop nuclear weapons.
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Lithuania PM hopes for nuclear plant
Lithuania's prime minister has expressed hope for early agreement with a Japanese company on building a nuclear power plant in his country.

Andrius Kubilius told NHK in Tokyo on Tuesday that the country is near the final stage of negotiations on the agreement to allow Hitachi to build the plant.

Kubilius expressed hope for a basic agreement with Hitachi in the first half of this year, and for approval by Lithuania's parliament.
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Check out this attempt at public relations:

[link to fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.com.au]
full vid of trip two for journalists to fukushima...

anything seem surreal and staged to anyone else....?

all them police... what they stand there all day????

all that traffic, just so happens to be driving around?

... all them empty buses.....

then they tromp around and around in the one building for three hours.... just scroll through for the fun bits of nothing....

BS to me......

geiger counters off the planet

Last Edited by CitizenPerth on 02/21/2012 08:42 PM
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Tepco to begin coating seafloor with cement mixture

According to past sampling, we detected relatively high concentrated radioactive materials from marine soil sampled at inside of the port. Since the marine soil will be
spread by ocean wave, we plan to prevent spreading of marine pollution to outside of the port by covering marine soil with solidified soil....

More:
[link to enenews.com]


Full Tepco Report(PDF):

[link to www.tepco.co.jp]
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Consequences of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant on the ocean
[link to www.sgmeet.com]
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nuther nice catch SOR.... :)
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I'm hoping transcripts will be available after the conference.
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Something tells me these two things are related.
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San Onofre Still Offline Three Weeks Later.
[link to www.kpbs.org]

[snip]

This isn't the first time there have been problems with steam generator tubes at U.S. nuclear power plants. "There have been a lot of problems with steam generators aging and thus leaking prematurely," Dricks told KPBS Midday. "The industry and NRC have a lot of experience dealing with the issue, the industry has responded very aggressively and they have procedures that all the plant operators follow when any leaks are detected. Dricks says there are a number of theories and speculation as to what's causing the wear, but no definitive answer.

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I'd lay odds he wishes he had stated
[a lot of problems with steam generators aging and thus leaking prematurely]
that differently.

I wonder how it will be 're-phrased'?

This is a blatant admission of safety issues related to the age and deterioration of these reactors and systems. The Mark I pressure vessel[fuku] has a design lifespan of 40 years. Metal fatigue from neutron bombardment was one of the factors incorporated when that age limit was scientifically determined. Unless the metal is replaced, eventually it will lose it's integrity. No upgrade or political decision is going to change that fact.

I'll have to do some looking to learn more about San Onofre and their systems.

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San Onofre Still Offline Three Weeks Later.
[link to www.kpbs.org]

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This isn't the first time there have been problems with steam generator tubes at U.S. nuclear power plants. "There have been a lot of problems with steam generators aging and thus leaking prematurely," Dricks told KPBS Midday. "The industry and NRC have a lot of experience dealing with the issue, the industry has responded very aggressively and they have procedures that all the plant operators follow when any leaks are detected. Dricks says there are a number of theories and speculation as to what's causing the wear, but no definitive answer.

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I'd lay odds he wishes he had stated
[a lot of problems with steam generators aging and thus leaking prematurely]
that differently.

I wonder how it will be 're-phrased'?

This is a blatant admission of safety issues related to the age and deterioration of these reactors and systems. The Mark I pressure vessel[fuku] has a design lifespan of 40 years. Metal fatigue from neutron bombardment was one of the factors incorporated when that age limit was scientifically determined. Unless the metal is replaced, eventually it will lose it's integrity. No upgrade or political decision is going to change that fact.

I'll have to do some looking to learn more about San Onofre and their systems.

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They just don't get that everything has a "design life". You don't see too many cars from the 70's as daily drivers. Nuke plants are operating well beyond "designed life". I think the biggest reason is they have no idea what else to do with them or the spent fuel so they have to just keep patching them and hope for the best.
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Rocky Flats critics want radioactive material testing before Jefferson Parkway construction
[link to blogs.westword.com]

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Rocky Flats, a former nuclear weapons plant, processed plutonium, and although it's being turned into a wildlife center by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, critics point out that the soil is still contaminated with radioactive materials -- materials that could be stirred up by the construction of the Jefferson Parkway on the eastern edge of the site under a proposed land swap that Superior and Golden have already sued to stop.

"It's no secret that the Rocky Flats site is still contaminated with highly toxic radioactive materials like plutonium and americium," says LeRoy Moore of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center about the letter, which was sent earlier this morning. "Some of us are concerned that constructing a highway at Rocky Flats would endanger people's health. We decided to send a letter urging officials of the cities most affected to get EPA and CDPHE to do needed air sampling so we can all better understand conditions out there."

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Repairs continue on leaking valve at Nine Mile Point Unit 1
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Scriba, NY -- Repairs are ongoing on the leaking valve at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station Unit 1.

Jill Lyon, spokeswoman for the plant owned by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, said the plant was shut down Sunday due to a leaking valve. She said operators will restart the plant only when they repair work and post maintenance testing have been completed.

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Yeah. Shut down... but hot....

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US nuclear utilities agree to add portable emergency equipment
[link to www.platts.com]

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The agreement requires all nuclear plants to acquire portable emergency equipment, including diesel-driven pumps, electric generators, ventilation fans, hoses, fittings and communications gear, NEI said. The exact equipment that will be needed by each plant is site-specific, NEI said.

The industry has agreed that every plant will place an order or enter into a contract for the needed equipment by March 31, NEI said. There is no set deadline for when the equipment must be in place, NEI spokesman Steve Kerekes said in an email.

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How about yesterday? That would be soon enough for me.

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US NRC releases transcripts of response to Fukushima emergency
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Revisiting...

Lucas Whitefield's article on bio-accumulation, to which I contributed in a small way.
[link to news.lucaswhitefieldhixson.com]

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I believe this will be the problem that will be discussed for years to come. Can't get around it, the soil and water table are contaminated.
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US was worried about cooling of spent fuel pools
Newly released minutes from a US nuclear commission show a US regulator had concerns about the cooling of spent fuel pools at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant one day after the accident took place on March 11th.

Documents from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission show the agency chairman received a report from a senior official one day after the accident on the condition of the building that houses the No. 1 reactor. The report said that the reinforced frames of the building that holds a spent fuel pool were exposed after a hydrogen explosion damaged the building.
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Japan to release record of nuke crisis responses
Japan's top government spokesman says they will compile the minutes of the meetings held by the country's leadership just after the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant last March. The minutes will be released by the end of this month.
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US NRC releases transcripts of response to Fukushima emergency
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Thread: NRC Fuku Phone Transcripts Released.. links

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Japan to release record of nuke crisis responses
Japan's top government spokesman says they will compile the minutes of the meetings held by the country's leadership just after the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant last March. The minutes will be released by the end of this month.
[link to www3.nhk.or.jp]
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Wait a minute. Didn't they previously say that they didn't keep any records or minutes of those meetings?

So. what are they releasing? Fairy tales?

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Thread: Gundersen in Japan: 1,000,000 additional cancers from Fukushima over next 20 years — Based on university studies after Three Mile Island

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Elevated radioactivity levels found in North Anna well
[link to www2.timesdispatch.com]

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Okinawa snow events halted after Japan radiation fears
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Kuwait scraps nuclear power in light of Fukushima crisis
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Hottest radiocactive spot so far turns up at Sandside
[link to www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk]

[snip]

"The presence of niobium-94 in the particle indicates it was originally from fuel that was burned in the Dounreay fast reactor," explained Mr Punler. "Why the ratio of caesium to strontium is so different in this particle we don’t know. The tests that we do on it may shed more light on it."

The beach at Sandside is around 3km west of the redundant nuclear site.

Meanwhile, work is due to resume in May to clear particles from the seabed near the site.

More than 1800 have been recovered so far from the seabed where there is evidence of a "plume" from historic effluent discharges dating back 50 years.
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US nuke regulator releases March 11 transcripts
Newly released transcripts of the US nuclear regulator show it contemplated an evacuation advisory for US citizens near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant soon after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.

The regulator's thinking was based on a worst-case scenario of meltdowns at all 3 operating reactors after they sustained heavy damage in the disaster.

On Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released more than 3,000 pages of transcripts, covering in-house conferences over 10 days from March 11th last year, when the massive quake hit northeastern Japan.
[link to www3.nhk.or.jp]

video at link
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Japan to release record of nuke crisis responses
Japan's top government spokesman says they will compile the minutes of the meetings held by the country's leadership just after the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant last March. The minutes will be released by the end of this month.
[link to www3.nhk.or.jp]
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Wait a minute. Didn't they previously say that they didn't keep any records or minutes of those meetings?

So. what are they releasing? Fairy tales?

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This should be interesting. Were they lying then or are they lying now?


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DPJ seriously blundered by not recording meetings
[link to www.yomiuri.co.jp]

[snip]

The headquarters has discussed and made decisions on such important issues as measures to prevent the crisis from spreading and it selected areas people were told to evacuate from.

It was discovered in May that no minutes of its meetings existed. Then Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano explained that the government was extremely busy dealing with the crisis, and he promised the situation would be rectified. However, the issue remains unresolved.

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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said the government would prepare minutes of the headquarters' meetings based on memos. The government also should thoroughly investigate why the minutes were not kept.

Equally serious is that minutes may not have been kept for meetings of the government's emergency disaster countermeasures headquarters for the Great East Japan Earthquake and meetings on electricity supply and demand.

The failure to keep the minutes of important meetings is a problem that stems from the nature of the DPJ-led government, specifically its misguided "lawmaker-led politics" principle and the view that bureaucrats are inherently evil.

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Nuclear Critics Continue Pleas for Independent Radiation Monitors, Cancer Studies


Read more: San Clemente Times - Nuclear Critics Continue Pleas for Independent Radiation Monitors Cancer Studies
[link to www.sanclementetimes.com]

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OPPD Chief: ‘We Lost Our Edge’ at Fort Calhoun
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Under intense criticism OPPD’s man in charge of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant said today that the utility has no timetable for restarting the plant and admitted “we lost our edge” when it comes to running the reactor.

Gary Gates, Omaha Public Power District President, also told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, “We let the industry down.”


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Earthquake risks at Limerick are too high
[link to www.pottsmerc.com]

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1. Limerick is third on the earthquake risk list.
2. Two fault lines are far too close to Limerick - Just nine and 17 miles away.
3. The Aug. 23, 2011 earthquake in Virginia jolted our region. Limerick was forced to check for damage.
4. A key Limerick “safety mechanism” might not be able to shut down after an earthquake.
5. A quality assurance engineer testified Sept. 22, 2011 that he was concerned about earthquakes because he saw substandard cement used in construction of Limerick’s fuel pools that hold deadly radioactive wastes at Limerick.

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PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION: Too little, too late?

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“The Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, opposes continued operation of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) until all safety improvements recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a result of lessons learned from the failures of similarly designed reactors in Fukushima, Japan, have been fully implemented; and requests the NRC to immediately suspend all further action on the application of the Entergy Corporation for renewal of its license to operate PNPS until such full implementation has been accomplished.

“The Clerk of Duxbury shall forward the text of this article to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the town of Duxbury’s state and federal delegations, the select boards within the Emergency Planning Zone of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and Entergy Corp., so that the intent of the citizens of Duxbury is widely known.”



Read more: PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION: Too little, too late? - Plymouth, MA - Wicked Local Plymouth [link to www.wickedlocal.com]

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I'm noticing the beginnings of a grass-roots movement, not organized demonstrations, per se, but local residents objecting to the status quo. People are waking up, especially in light of the first new reactors in a long time being built and the continuing situation at fuku. I hope it gains momentum until the issues of the old reactor vessels and out-dated systems technology are addressed completely.

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Nuclear new build: getting communities on your side
[link to analysis.nuclearenergyinsider.com]

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Local opposition is something of an occupational hazard in new nuclear programmes. That is why developers should spare no efforts in trying to build relations with the community.

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Cruise finds Fukushima pollution
[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

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The cruise carried researchers from the US, UK, France, Spain and Japan. Conducted just three months after the Fukushima crisis began, it was intended as an "independent check" on Japanese government-funded research and the information released by Tepco, the owners of the beleaguered Daiichi plant in Fukushima.

The researchers have some qualifications about their own research, the most significant of which is that they were not permitted any closer than 30km to the coast, where higher levels of radioactivity would have been observable.

It is clear also, 11 months on from the accident, that Fukushima-originated radioactivity levels in the seawater are not declining as fast as many scientists would have hoped.

"The reactor site still seems to be leaking; it hasn't shut off completely, and at those levels right on the coast you could still have these concentration factors that we measured that would indicate some organisms would be at levels unfit for human consumption," Dr Buesseler said.

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