Saturday, 8 June 2013

Fast Breeder Reactor Monju's Coolant Heating System Accidentally Switched Off

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Fast Breeder Reactor Monju's Coolant Heating System Accidentally Switched Off for 30 Minutes, No Effect on the Environment, Says JAEA

JAEA again, this time on the fast breeder reactor Monju that this agency "operates" (if it can be called "operating").

Coolant for Monju, sodium, is supposed to be kept at 200 degrees Celsius.

So what's the excuse this time?

Their manual was not well written!

Do you trust these people to run a nuclear reactor, not to mention fast breeder reactor that uses liquid metal that explodes on contact with water and ignites on contact with air?

Do you trust these people to export nuclear reactors all over the world, claiming the superior technology and know-hows, including know-hows from "lessons learned from the Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident"?

Good luck, Czech Republic. Good luck, India, Vietnam, and Turkey.

From Kyodo News (6/8/2013):
もんじゅ、ヒーター停止 ナトリウム一時保温できず

Monju's heater stopped, sodium wasn't kept warm enough temporarily

 日本原子力研究開発機構は7日、高速増殖炉原型炉もんじゅ(福井県敦賀市)で2日、電源設備の点検作業中に、2次系冷却材ナトリウムの温度を保つヒーターを誤って約30分間停止させたと発表した。手順書の不備による作業ミスなどが原因とみられる。

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) announced on June 7 that at Fast Breeder Reactor Monju (Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture) the heater to keep the secondary coolant, sodium, warm was switched off accidentally for about 30 minutes during the inspection of electric systems on June 2. The cause is attributed to human error due to poor instructions in the manual.

 一部の配管で、ナトリウムは本来の200度から約40度下がったが、環境や原子炉への影響はなかったとしている。ナトリウムの融点は98度程度。

In certain part of the pipe, the temperature dropped 40 degrees Celsius from the normal 200 degrees Celsius, but there was no effect on the environment or the reactor, according to JAEA. Melting point of sodium is about 98 degrees Celsius.

 原子力規制庁や福井県、敦賀市には3日に通報した。公表が遅れた理由について原子力機構は「内規で通報が不要な軽微以下の事案だったため」としている。

JAEA reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Fukui Prefecture and Tsuruga City on June 3. The reason for the delay in reporting was, according to JAEA, because "it was the very minor incident that didn't require reporting, according to our internal [i.e. unofficial] rules".


So they blame the manual for the incident, but abide by the other, unofficial manual and decide they don't need to report it.

If they didn't notice the heater was off for another hour, they would have been in a big trouble (assuming the temperature drop is linear).

The footage of 1995 sodium leak accident is still there on the net, despite TV Asahi's copyright claim.

The Nuclear Regulatory Authority has already ordered JAEA to stop all the work for preparation for the restart, as 10,000 parts and equipments weren't maintained according to the schedule.

Again, good luck Czech Republic, India, Vietnam, Turkey. And many others, no doubt, now that Japan's Prime Minister Abe and President Francois Hollande of France have formed a formidable team to sell nuclear plants all over the world...

http://ex-skf.blogspot.fr/2013/06/fast-breeder-reactor-monjus-coolant.html?m=1

UK – Shocking increase in respiratory problems due to Nuclear incidents from Fukushima and The Budapest Medical Isotope Inst.

UK – Shocking increase in respiratory problems due to Nuclear incidents from Fukushima and The Budapest Medical Isotope Inst.

Posted by arclight2011

http://nuclear-news.net/2013/04/23/uk-shocking-increase-in-respirtory-problems-due-to-nuclear-incidents-from-fukushima-and-the-budapest-medical-isotope-inst/

英國 — — 呼吸問題從福島和布達佩斯醫用同位素研究所核事故觸目驚心增加
發表于 arclight2011

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http://nuclear-news.net/2013/04/23/uk-shocking-increase-in-respirtory-problems-due-to-nuclear-incidents-from-fukushima-and-the-budapest-medical-isotope-inst/

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

281 Anti Nuke Gallery

Official 281 Anti Nuke Documentary teaser - Now on the festival circuit.
Controversial Japanese street artist, 281 Anti Nuke (Kenta Masuyama) is being called the Japanese Banksy. He splits his time between, Tokyo, London and NYC. His works have been featured in; The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times and Giant Robot. While he has been interviewed by Japan Rolling Stones magazine and the french news network Channel 24 (All between August & September 2012).
His works bring a message. When you see his works, like Banksy, it usually takes you a few moments to realise the true message of his works. However they are always based around politics and real issues of the time. 
Ai WeiWei, Banksy and 281 Anti Nuke are all trying to do the same thing. Creating awareness of an issue, through art.
Interview which aired on Channel 24 in France

281 Anti Nucke GALLAERY


 http://www.281antinuke.com/gallery/

Lessons From Fukushima For San Onofre | KPBS.org

Lessons From Fukushima For San Onofre | KPBS.org

Monday, 3 June 2013

TEPCO finds groundwater contaminated with radioactive cesium

Title: TEPCO finds groundwater contaminated with radioactive cesium
Source: Kyodo
Date: June 3, 2013
TEPCO finds groundwater contaminated with radioactive cesium
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that it has detected radioactive cesium in groundwater samples taken from the premises of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, reversing an earlier announcement that any contamination was negligible.
The announcement came as TEPCO is trying to secure the understanding of local fishermen over the dumping in the Pacific Ocean of groundwater that has been pumped out from wells at the site [...]
http://enenews.com/kyodo-tepco-reverses-position-admits-fukushima-plants-groundwater-is-contaminated-with-radioactive-cesium-wanted-to-dump-it-into-pacific-ocean

Fukushima Radiation Contamination Map Pacific Ocean 10YR Model

Fukushima Pacific Sea Radiation Contaminated Map 10YR Model

福島太平洋海輻射污染的地圖 10年 圖像



http://thegic.org/video/10-fukushima-pacificsea-radiation-contaminatedmap-in10ys#ixzz2KLqOS5jW


 By the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima, large quantities of radioactive material were released. A major part of it came through the atmosphere, but partly also by direct discharge into the Pacific Ocean, including long-lived isotopes, such as the highly soluble in seawater cesium-137. Using detailed computer simulations, researchers at the GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel investigates the long-term expansion. "In our models, we have placed great emphasis on a realistic representation of finer details of the flows," said team leader, Prof. Claus Böning, "because the material spread not only through the main current, the Kuroshio, but mainly by intense and highly variable eddy dominated. "
"May have been through this strong turbulence, the radioactive water spreads already has nearly half the North Pacific According to our model calculations," said graduate oceanographer Erik Behrens, lead author of the international scientific journal "Environmental Research Letters" published study. "In addition, winter storms have mixed the water to depths of 500 meters." The attendant dilution in the model bill provides for a rapid decrease of cesium concentration.
The effect of the wide ocean mixing is particularly evident when comparing the model simulated the time course of radiation levels in the Pacific with the situation in the Baltic Sea. "That was in March and April 2011 in the Pacific flowed amount of radioactivity at least three times as large as the one registered in 1986 as a result of the Chernobyl disaster in the Baltic Sea," said Boening. "Nevertheless, we simulated the radiation levels in the Pacific are already lower than the values ​​that we have today, 26 years after Chernobyl, in the Baltic Sea will."
After the simulation model should spur of the first strip about contaminated water in the fall of 2013, the Hawaiian Islands, reaching two to three years later the North American coast. Unlike at the sea surface floating debris, which are also distributed by the wind, the radioactive water is transported solely by the currents beneath the ocean surface. The other concomitant dilution is slow now, but clearly, as the oceanic eddy in the eastern Pacific is much weaker than in the Kuroshio region. Therefore, even for years, the radiation levels in the North Pacific, significantly higher than those before the disaster.
Would be very interested Claus Böning us his team on a direct comparison measurements. "Then we could immediately see whether we are right even if the absolute values ​​of the concentrations," says Prof. Böning. Such data are currently available for the Kiel scientists but not available.

2,500 nuclear waste shipments through town each year

 

Posted on31 May 2013.  

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that 25,000 nuclear waste shipments go through Pahrump each year. That figure was for a 10-year period.)

By Selwyn Harris

Pahrump Town Manager Bill Kohbarger said he had two different impressions before and after a special presentation on the transportation of radioactive nuclear waste through the heart of Pahrump.
On Tuesday evening, Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Office consultant Dr. Michael Voegele provided an in-depth look at the logistics involved in transporting waste to the Nevada National Security Site NNSS .
Much to Kohbarger’s surprise, he said the presentation gave him a renewed reason to believe that such transports are relatively safe.
http://pvtimes.com/news/25000-nuclear-waste-shipments-through-town-each-year/

 Selwyn Harris / Pahrump Valley Times - This unidentified truck was recently spotted driving through town. Signs indicate it is carrying radioactive material. Similar shipments, about 10 each, travel through Pahrump on their way to the test site for storage.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Effects of Nuclear Radiation on the Human Body

http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/NBC/radiation.human.body.htmlHere’s a look at the effect of different doses of radiation on the human body after acute, whole-body exposure. Rad - radiation absorbed dose - is the amount of radiation that bombards a body
(original http://standeyo.com/News_Files/NBC/radiation.human.body.html)

More than 2,000 rad:
Death is a certainty. At doses above 5,000 rad, the central nervous system (brain and muscles) can no longer control the body functions, including breathing and blood circulation. Everything happens very quickly. Death occurs within days or hours. Nothing can be done, and medical care is for comfort only.

1,000 to 2,000 rad:
The probability of death increases to 100% within one to two 2000 rad weeks. The initial symptoms appear immediately. A few days later, things get very bad, very quickly since the gastrointestinal system is destroyed. Once the GI system ceases to function, nothing can be done, and medical care is for comfort only.


150 to 1,100 rad:
Severe blood changes will be noted and symptoms appear immediately. Approximately two weeks later, some of those exposed may die. At 300-500 rad, up to one half of the people exposed will die within 30 days without intensive medical attention. Death is due to the destruction of the blood forming organs. Without white blood cells, infection is likely. At the lower end of the dose range, isolation, antibiotics, and transfusions may provide the bone marrow with time to generate new blood cells, and full recovery is possible. At the upper end of the dose range, a bone marrow transplant may be required to produce new blood cells.

50 to 150 rad:
Slight blood changes including temporary drop in production of new blood cells will be noted and likely symptoms of nausea, fatigue and vomiting for one or two days.

5 to 50 rad:
Slight blood changes may be detected by medical evaluation

Less than 5 rad:
No immediate observable effects

(original )http://standeyo.com/News_Files/NBC/radiation.human.body.html

Pic#2 http://zombie.wikia.com/wiki/ZOMBIES_AND_RADIATION
source: http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/NBC/radiation.human.body.html



Saturday, 1 June 2013

SRNL, PNNL respond to Fukushima cleanup challenge

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
For Dr. Jeff Griffin of DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station represents “almost every remediation challenge we’ve seen in the Environmental Management complex, all within three and a half square kilometers.”

Griffin, SRNL’s Associate Laboratory Director for Environmental Management, along with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Wayne Johnson, are leading a joint SRNL/PNNL effort to provide the Tokyo Electric Power Company – owner of the tsunami-damaged plant – with recommendations related to many of the highest priority technical issues associated with the initial cleanup process in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

SRNL and PNNL have a contract with TEPCO that grew out of a series of discussions and visits in 2011-12. Most recently, Griffin and Johnson and a joint technical team visited Japan in late October to get an additional look at conditions at the facility, and to begin to develop recommendations in seven overall areas. The SRNL/PNNL collaboration offers a portal for TEPCO to access broad science and technology talent made available throughout the entire DOE national laboratory system.

The seven primary areas of emphasis are:

Control of groundwater—Fukushima Daiichi needs effective strategies for protection of the area’s groundwater resources and the ocean, and treatment of contaminated water that has accumulated at the site. Both PNNL and SRNL possess tools and techniques for groundwater contamination control, monitoring, and safety assessment and evaluation. For example, the Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases (STOMP) computer model provides multidimensional analysis capabilities for modeling subsurface flow and transport phenomena.

Grouting—Grout is a promising option to stop water leakage that’s occurring between reactor and turbine buildings at Fukushima Daiichi’s reactor units, and could be a key step toward facilitating decommissioning of units 1-4. SRNL has extensive experience in grout development and also has operating experience with grouting components reactors and other facilities.

Sample analysis and laboratory capability—A sample analysis laboratory—or perhaps multiple laboratories—sited adjacent to Fukushima-Daiichi, is needed for sampling tasks associated with radiological waste processing and fuel debris characterization. Because of various challenges at the site, an innovative approach for establishing laboratory capabilities is required. SRNL and PNNL are known for their analytical chemistry capabilities and can provide the Fukushima site with both methods development and specification of equipment and facilities spaces.

Waste treatment and disposition—Solutions are needed for the handling, treatment and disposition of multiple radioactive waste types with varying contamination levels. PNNL’s support to cleanup at the Hanford Site’s K Basins has led to methods for the effective retrieval, processing, containerization and storage of damaged spent fuel and sludge—knowledge that’s transferable to Fukushima Daiichi. Also, PNNL’s GIS-based “Phoenix” tool, developed over the past year, offers significant advances in the identification and inventorying of waste and waste sites, and may have applications for this activity. Similarly, SRNL has developed rapid waste composition analysis techniques that should facilitate waste characterization efforts at Fukushima. SRNL has also developed performance assessment methodologies that identify key radioactive species as they relate to environmental risk to support cost efficient waste disposition.

Water treatment—Contaminated water treatment at the site is a significant challenge, as large volumes of process water have accumulated over the past 18 months. Cesium removal efforts have been successful, but because of the presence of other radionuclides, the process water must be stored until additional treatment steps are brought online. Another concern is the presence of sodium chloride in the water. SRNL possesses a rotary micro-filter technology that, combined with a salt crystallization plant, allows for the selective extraction of salt from contaminated water. PNNL also offers capabilities that can simulate contaminated water characteristics, facilitating the testing and creation of water treatment processes and technologies.

Fuel debris—Fukushima Daiichi is in particular need of fuel debris treatment technologies. The debris will present significant challenges for decommissioning of reactors at the site. Both SRNL and PNNL possess insights into fuel canister/container technologies for broken fuels and storage, and also can apply at Fukushima Daiichi the knowledge gained through Three Mile Island’s fuel debris treatment and storage activities. Additionally, both labs draw upon expertise gained in cleanup and management of fuel basins.

Community revitalization—The accident at the site resulted in the evacuation of residents within 20 kilometers. The remediation of the Fukushima Daiichi area will be important to enable residents to return and to enable the revitalization of the local communities. Both SRNL and PNNL possess extensive economic revitalization and stakeholder engagement expertise and practical experience that can help to reinvigorate the region around the plant site.

A formal report to TEPCO on recommendations in these areas is expected after the first of the year.

“It’s been particularly gratifying to see the tremendous progress being made despite the very difficult operating environment the workers face on a daily basis,” said Johnson, Division Director, Earth Systems Science, for PNNL. “Being able to bring to bear our collective waste management and environmental remediation capabilities and experiences on such an important global challenge is both satisfying and rewarding.”

“This is a unique arrangement for national labs to provide this level of international assistance,” added Griffin. “From our experience at our respective sites, we and PNNL have a wealth of relevant knowledge about possible options, and an important part of our mission as national laboratories is the sharing of that knowledge within the global community in what is clearly an unprecedented situation.”
Submitted by DOE’s Savannah River National Laboratory

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Top 10 Negative Effects of Radiation from X-Rays, CT Scans, MRI's & PETScans

Top 10 Negative Effects of Radiation from X-Rays, CT Scans, MRI's & PET Scans
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Here are some simple lay NO-RAD-ZONE notes on the Top 10 negative effects of radiation from CT Scans, X-rays, MRI and PET Scans.

Learn: The Top 10 negative effect of radiation and how to protect your DNA with nutritional supplements. Body Scans effect health. Radiation causes cancer and death from DNA damage. Radiation causes internal damage, genetic birth defects, Teratogenic Effects, Poor Immunity, Radiation Sickness, Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting and Emotional Stress.

This NO-RAD-ZONE Report shows what vital nutrients will help protect against the damaging effects caused by radiation exposure. Research shows the following supplements in this report can offer significant protection from radiation. NO-RAD-ZONE promotes the daily use of DNA protecting nutrients. Please follow the links provided in this must-read report to learn more and get protection.

Let it be known: for survivors of radiation exposure, diseases such as leukemia, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and cancers of other organs can appear due to exposure to radiation.

Now let us begin.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF RADIATION?

Death Very high levels of radiation exposure often lead to death within a few days or weeks.
Cancer It’s estimated that about 0.4 percent of all cancers in the United States may be attributable to the radiation from CT studies. A surge in the use of CT scans in the last 25 years has led to millions of patients per year being unnecessarily exposed to dangerous radiation that increases their risk of cancer, according to a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
DNA damage can bring about cell mutation, cell suicide and random cell division.
Internal Damage Inflammation of the sac around the heart, respiratory failure, and vision impairment are all possible symptoms of radiation exposure. Can cause extensive internal damage to nerve cells and the cells that line the digestive tract. Extensive internal damage from radiation results in a loss of white blood cells and temporary hair loss.
Genetic and Birth Defects Please notify and consult with your physician if you are pregnant or lactating and you are undergoing a body image scan. Radiation can cause changes to the genetic makeup of cells, leading to the development of cancer. Birth Defects from radiation include: Abnormal growth, mental retardation, poorly formed eyes, a small head and childhood cancers.
Teratogenic Effects These are radiation effects on the fetus. Fetal DNA is more vulnerable and is easily damaged by radiation. Common examples of the effects of radiation on fetal DNA include, short stature, abnormal organ position as well as abnormal organ size. Other changes can be less obvious and include diseases that affect cell life, metabolism and energy storage. In either case, these changes can lead to extremely severe birth defects and the death of the baby.
Poor Immunity, disrupted white blood cell activity, poor liver function, inflamed cells, poor quality muscle mass and fluid imbalances are a few negative side effects of X-Ray’s, CT Scans, MRI’s & Pet Scans.
Radiation Sickness or Radiation Poisoning is the term used to describe the damaging effects of large doses of radiation on the body, such as after a nuclear bomb explosion or nuclear reactor explosion.
Nausea, Diarrhea, and Vomiting Smaller, but still significant, doses of radiation cause nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and fatigue as well as confusion and decreased organ function.
Psychological and behavioral effects of radiation exposure are complaints among A-bomb survivors. Neurotic symptoms, including general fatigue, amnesia, and lack of concentration as well as other symptoms commonly associated with autonomic nerve imbalance, such as palpitation or a sense of burning or chill. Fear of the effects of radiation from getting a body scan is a health concern in itself. Coping with having scans done in the past is a challenge. The only way to emotionally deal with a body scan is to be educated and PREPARE AND PROTECT OUR LOVED ONES AS WELL AS OURSELVES.
http://junogalaxy.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/srnl-pnnl-respond-to-fukushima-cleanup.html?m=1

http://www.no-rad-zone.com/mag_2011_Radiation-Effects.html

The Law of Dharma or the Purpose in Life

by Deepak Chopra

Everyone has a purpose in life . . . a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.

I will put the Law of Dharma into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

1. Today I will lovingly nurture the god or goddess in embryo that lies deep within my soul. I will pay attention to the spirit within me that animates both my body and my mind. I will awaken myself to this deep stillness within my heart. I will carry the consciousness of timeless, eternal Being in the midst of time-bound experience.

2. I will make a list of my unique talents. Then I will list all the things that I love to do while expressing my unique talents. When I express my unique talents and use them in the service of humanity, I lose track of time and create abundance in my life as well as in the lives of others.

3. I will ask myself daily, “How can I serve?” and “How can I help?” The answers to these questions will allow me to help and serve my fellow human beings with love.

[Original]
http://www.chopra.com/community/online-library/the-seven-spiritual-laws-of-success/the-law-of-dharma-or-purpose-in-life




Wednesday, 29 May 2013

ACTION ALERT DEMAND ACTION NOW


ACTION ALERT DEMAND ACTION NOW

ACTION ALERT, WRITE OR CALL NRC COMMISSION AND DEMAND THEY TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST SCE EXECUTIVES WHO LIED TO THE NRC. ITEM 2 DEMAND THE SCHEDULING OF THE ADJUDICATED PUBLIC HEARING.

Email address and Phone #’s of the NRC commission below.

Chairman@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-1750
CMRSVINICKI@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-1855
CMRAPOSTOLAKIS@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-1810
CMRMAGWOOD@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-8420
CMROSTENDORFF@nrc.gov Tel: 301-415-1800
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ap-exclusive-calif-sen-boxer-wants-justice-dept-probe-on-troubled-san-onofre-nuclear-plant/2013/05/28/5aaf8d48-c77e-11e2-9cd9-3b9a22a4000a_story.html
AP Exclusive: Calif Sen Boxer wants Justice Dept probe on troubled San Onofre nuclear plant
http://www.washingtonpost.com

When We Tested Nuclear Bombs


Since the time of Trinity -- the first nuclear explosion in 1945 -- nearly 2,000 nuclear tests have been performed. Most of these occurred during the 1960s and 1970s. When the technology was new, tests were frequent and often spectacular, and they led to the development of newer, more deadly weapons. Since the 1990s, there have been efforts to limit the testing of nuclear weapons, including a U.S. moratorium and a U.N. comprehensive test ban treaty. As a result, testing has slowed -- though not halted -- and there are looming questions about who will take over for those experienced engineers who are now near retirement? Gathered here are images from the first 30 years of nuclear testing. See also "Can We Unlearn the Bomb?" and "Atomic Weapons on Film." [36 photos




(Original 
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/05/when-we-tested-nuclear-bombs/100061/

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Fukushima: Massive Leaks and Radioactive Fallout Continuing On a Daily Basis … For Years On End

 
Global Research, April 06, 2013
 
You may have heard that Tepco – the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plants – announced a large leak of radioactive water.

You may have heard that the cooling system in the spent fuel pools at Fukushima has failed for a second time in a month.

This is newsworthy stuff … but completely misses the big picture.

Japanese experts say that Fukushima is currently releasing up to 93 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium into the ocean each day.

How much radiation is this?

A quick calculation shows that it is about ten thousand times less than the amounts released by Chernobyl during the actual fire at the Russian nuclear plant.   But the Chernobyl fire only last 10 days … and the Fukushima release has been ongoing for more than 2 years so far.
Indeed, Fukushima has already spewed much more radioactive cesium and iodine than Chernobyl. The amount of radioactive cesium released by Fukushima was some 20-30 times higher than initially admitted.
Fukushima also pumped out huge amounts of radioactive iodine 129 – which has a half-life of 15.7 million years. Fukushima has also dumped up to 900 trillion becquerels of radioactive strontium-90 – which is a powerful internal emitter which mimics calcium and collects in our bones – into the ocean.

And the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl … and so could keep leaking for decades, centuries or millenia.

Tepco graphics of the Fukushima plants even appear to show water directly flowing from the plant to the ocean.  See this and this.

The bottom line is that the reactors have lost containment.  There are not “some leaks” at Fukushima. 
“Leaks” imply that the reactor cores are safely in their containment buildings, and there is a small hole or two which need to be plugged.   But scientists don’t even know where the cores of the reactors are.   That’s not leaking. That’s even worse than a total meltdown.

So what are the consequences for people living outside of Fukushima itself?
(Original
 http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-massive-leaks-and-radioactive-fallout-continuing-on-a-daily-basis-for-years-on-end/5330096

UN expert says Japan government, nuclear plant operator evading responsibility for disaster


TOKYO — A United Nations expert who investigated the aftermath of Japan’s 2011 nuclear power plant disaster says the government and the operator of the facility should do more to help those affected by the catastrophe.
A report by special rapporteur Anand Grover, posted on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s website, says the government’s takeover of Tokyo Electric Power Co. allowed the utility to evade full responsibility for the nuclear disaster, the worst since Chernobyl. (keep reading....

ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 27:  Oscar Duran of Washington, DC gets help getting out of a hole from his wife, Selma Duran, left, and Daron Renton, right, while Oscar's son, Adrian Duran, 4, top, looks on at Sandy Point State Park on Monday May 27, 2013 in Annapolis, MD.  Oscar's family helped cover him with sand after the hole was dug. Many people headed outdoors to enjoy Memorial Day that saw temperatures in the 70's in the region.  (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/un-expert-says-japan-government-nuclear-plant-operator-evading-responsibility-for-disaster/2013/05/26/14ff3348-c5d0-11e2-9642-a56177f1cdf7_story.html#

An Appeal from a Fukushima Woman: A Young Girl Die...

FukushimaVoice: An Appeal from a Fukushima Woman: A Young Girl Die...: From  a weekly protest gathering outside the Prime Minister’s official residence. On April 12, 2013.  Good evening, everyone. ...

BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE LEAGUE

 BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE LEAGUE

 Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
http://www.bredl.org/nuclear/index.htm

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Fukushima Radiation Spreads Worldwide

 Earth Changes http://www.sott.net/article/240352-Fukushima-Radiation-Spreads-Worldwide


California, Finland, Canada, Australia Hit By Radiation

The University of California at Berkeley detected cesium levels in San Francisco area milk above over EPA limits ... and even higher than they were 6 months ago.

Finnish public television says that cesium from Fukushima has been detected in lichens, fungi and elk and reindeer meat in Finland.

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency confirmed a radiation cloud over the East Coast of Australia.

The West Coast of Canada is getting hit by debris from Japan ... and at least some of it is likely radioactive.

The authors of the controversial study claiming 14,000 deaths in the U.S. so far from Fukushima are now upping their figure to 20,000. I spoke with nuclear health expert Chris Busby about their study, and he said that mortality figures fluctuate pretty substantially in the normal course, and so it is hard to know at this point one way or the other whether their figures are accurate.

And while there is no evidence linking them to Fukushima, Bed Bath and Beyond has recalledradioactive tissue holders after they set off police radiation monitors aboard a delivery truck This may just be an example of the incredibly lax handling of radioactive materials.

And thyroid cancers are - mysteriously - on the rise in the U.S.

But don't worry: The owner of the Fukushima plant has the plant in cold shutdown, so everything is "under control" ... Although temperatures have apparently jumped inside Fukushima's number 2 reactor, and the Japanese have no idea where the nuclear fuel has gone, so they are drilling a hole into the containment vessel to try to find it. http://www.sott.net/article/240352-Fukushima-Radiation-Spreads-Worldwide


D-tect Systems: Radiation Contamination in Food and Water: What's ...

D-tect Systems: Radiation Contamination in Food and Water: What's ...: As Japanese emergency workers continue to pump out thousands of gallons of contaminated water from the damaged reactors of the Fukushima...radiation contamination in food and water has emerged as a new focus of the international media.....

Monday, 6 May 2013

The “Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial Team” rejected a second time


Posted on 25 April 2013
The 24 June 2011, parents 14 primary school children in Koriyama City and antinuclear activists have filed a complaint to the District Court to demand their right to study in a healthy environment and thus to organize collective evacuation of children.
The district court rejected their request Koriyama the 16 December 2011.
The plaintiffs appealed to the end of the year 2011 High Court of Sendai.
The complaint asks the Government and the judiciary to take immediate steps to remove children from Fukushima collectively.
Details “save children from radiation”

25 April 2013 – See the reaction of one of the trial lawyers at the bottom of page


24 April 2013

The Sendai High Court has rejected the demand that the city of Koriyama, affected by the impact of the nuclear disaster 2011 evacuates his children.

The plaintiffs argued that the city of Koriyama before the legal responsibility to evacuate school children, to ensure a healthy environment.
The court recognized that the level of radiation in the city was higher than levels considered safe before the disaster. But the government does not bear the responsibility to evacuate the school as requested.
In practice this means the people from themselves if they feel worried.

Toshio Yanagihara, one of the lawyers said that the decision was unfair because “children are victims no responsibility for the nuclear accident“. This judgment is also subject to appeal.
Koriyama est une would 330.000 inhabitants about 60 Km west of the ruined reactors.
Thousands of children suffered from cancer after the Chernobyl disaster, but these cancers do not appear until several years.
It is not known whether children Fukushima are also subject to cancer, expensive le cancer ever since various causes, and radiation affects people differently.
Radioactive contamination is complex, not only taints the air, but also food, soil and water.
De nombreux habitants de Fukushima sont inquiets et ont déménagé.
La façon dont le gouvernement a géré la catastrophe de Fukushima a conduit à la méfiance du public.
Des milliers de personnes ont manifesté dans les rues, exigeant une élimination progressive de l’énergie atomique.
Le gouvernement a exprimé le souhait de relancer les réacteurs après vérification de leur sécurité.

Translation- résumé libre de l’article en anglais de l’ Asahi Sinbum

25 April
VOICI LA RÉACTION D’UN AVOCAT JAPONAIS AU JUGEMENT

C’est sous-titré en anglais facile à comprendre.
J’esaierai de trouver le temps de faire une traduction en français


Note:
Collective evacuation means that the state organizes and finances the evacuation of populations.
To evacuate alone as proposed by the court, must have money, a trade, do not have too much debt on site; must also find a base, a housing, employment…. In addition there are family issues. In many cases, the mother and the children are gone and the husband remains in place because of his work. Those who stay with their children are often worried about their future; especially as the authorities hide the overall results of examinations of the thyroid performed.
The level of radiation considered internationally as “harmless” – or rather not too offensive- est de 1mSv/an (en plus du rayonnement naturel)
Le gouvernement japonais a décidé que les gens pouvaient habiter dans les zones à 20mSv/an
Le niveau naturel au japon est généralement inférieur à 0,10µSv/h.
0,10Sv / hour, cela fait 0,9mSv/an pour une exposition permanente.









Sunday, 5 May 2013

Hundreds protest amendment of pacifist constitution in Tokyo

Hundreds protest amendment of pacifist constitution in Tokyo
Hundreds of Japanese, young and old, gathered in downtown Tokyo in a peaceful protest Friday against calls by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to amend the country's pacifist constitution and give the government more power to abridge civil liberties.

Opposition parties, labour groups, religious organizations and individuals turned out to march from a park near the Imperial Palace through the Ginza shopping district, beating drums and chanting their opposition to such moves by Abe and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Japan was marking the 66th anniversary of its constitution on Friday, a national holiday.

Supporters of amending the constitution want to change the requirement that constitutional amendments win two-thirds approval in both houses of parliament before they are put to a national referendum. They want that changed to simple majority approvals in parliament before a referendum.

Opponents say such changes could allow the government to undermine civil liberties. Reinforcing such concerns is a proposal by the Liberal Democrats that calls for making civil liberties such as freedom of speech and expression subordinate to the public interest.

"The constitution is meant to protect the people and their rights from the government. What they want to do is to reverse that," said Hiroshi Honna, a member of a group of Second World War air raid victims' families and of a group against amending Article 9 of the constitution, in which Japan renounces the use of war.

His was among dozens of groups handing out flyers and marching in the "Ginza Parade." Surveys show mixed opinions among Japanese to revising the constitution.

While many Japanese favour Abe's calls for a greater sense of patriotism and national pride, many believe their nation's rejection of war and its protection of civil liberties are essential for its prosperity.

The constitution was written by U.S. officials whose main concern was keeping Japan from rearming soon after the Second World War. Until recently, discussions of constitutional amendments mainly focused on longtime calls to change Article 9, which keeps a tight rein on Japan's military, known as the "Self-Defence Forces."

Abe took office late last year, vowing to end two decades of economic stagnation and restore Japan's greatness. He has long campaigned for boosting the role of the military, and with his popularity ratings at more than 70 per cent appears confident of winning a strong mandate for the Liberal Democrats in a July election for the upper house of parliament.

Among other things, Abe wants Japan to be able to engage in "collective defence," with its troops able to fight alongside Tokyo's allies - especially the U.S. troops who are obliged to defend Japan - if either comes under direct attack. The United States has about 50,000 troops in Japan, including its largest airbase in Asia.

Right now, if Japan's current standoff with China over a group of disputed islands flared into actual conflict, and U.S. navy ships coming to Japan's assistance took enemy fire, Japan wouldn't be able to help them.

Kazuo Shii of the Japan Communist Party said high requirements for amending the constitution were considered "common sense" in most countries.

"The constitution exists to protect your own rights," he said. "There is a good reason it is not easy to amend it."

© Copyright (c) The Associated Press

http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=8338294

Nanoscale Ag may decrease radiation of Cesium 134 and 137 by LENR transmutation?

Nanoscale Ag may decrease radiation of Cesium 134 and 137 by LENR transmutation?
Mar 30th, 2013 @ 11:02 pm › Toshiro Sengaku
On the week of Feb 5, the conference of “radiation detectors and their uses” was held in High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Tsukuba city of Japan. Japanese web site is (here) and Google translated one is (here).

In the conference, there was a very interesting presentation “Experiment and verification of the radioactive cesium decrease effect of nanoscale pure silver (Ag) with supporting material” for LENR watchers. (This title is translated to English by me and may be inaccurate.)

The Japanese abstract (PDF document) was published (here) and p.69 and p.70 are for the presentation.

Experiment and verification of the radioactive cesium decrease effect of nanoscale pure silver (Ag) with supporting material



ナノスケール純銀担持体の放射性セシウム減弱効果の検証測定 from 俊郎 浅学俊郎
The author, Dr. Shin Iwasaki, a physicist and ex-professor of Tohoku University of Japan, describes the results of some experiments that the nanoscale Ag supported by bone charcoal and white granite or collagen liquid can decrease the radioactivity of the radioactive cesium in Fukushima prefecture of Japan in the laboratory.

In Fukushima, after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011, the soil and many houses were contaminated by radioactive cesium. To decontaminate, people had to wash roofs and walls by water, and remove the surface-soil containing the radioactive material. The big problem is how to treat the washing water or removed soil, because we have no way to decrease the radioactivity.

Dr. Norio Abe, a biologist and the chief of Itabashi Firefly Ecosystem Center in Tokyo, thought of the idea to use nanoscale silver Ag to decontaminate radioactive soil because he had well-known the capability of nanoscale Ag to keep the environment clean for the firefly.

Surprisingly, the radioactivity of the soil decreased after he had spread nanoscale Ag with collagen liquid.

While the reason or mechanism is unknown, he succeeded to decrease the radioactivity of contaminated water or soil in several fields in Fukushima.

In March 2012, Dr. Shin Iwasaki joined the group with Dr. Norio Abe and started to help verify the strange phenomenon. Then in Nov 2012, after much trial and error, he was able to measure the effect. In the abstract, the main result is shown in Fig. 1.

He made the sample in U9-type container by combining the 4-5 nanometer Ag with bone charcoal and washing with water including Cesium. He measured radioactivity by monitoring the gamma spectrum over a long period using Csl (T1) detector + 512ch MCA. He said that his team payed attention to uniformity of the sample, self shielding, volatilization and location of the measuring instruments.

While the natural half-life of Cs-134 is 2 years, and one of Cs-137 is 30 years, Dr. Iwasaki analysed the experiment and concluded there was a decrease in the ”half-life” of radioactivity of these Cesium isotopes to about 1 or 2 months.

The graph of Fig. 1 shows the time series of the relative values of radioactivity to the original sample without nanoscale Ag. For example, ”1.0″ is the value of the original sample and “0.6″ means the value is 60% of the original sample. 3P and LC shows the following values and the background radioactivity is reduced.

3P: sum of 3 peaks including 604keV of Cs-134, 661.6keV of Cs-137 and 795.7keV of Cs-134 and others.

LC: sum of continuous values under the 3 peaks.



This experiment started at Dec 22, 2012 and ended at Jan 16, 2013. In the first few days, the half-life of the radioactivity is equal to about 20 days, He added 0.6 cc pure water to the sample and stirred at Jan 14, 2013 and the value started to decrease again.

This result is very impressive for me because the experimental system is simple and the effect is big. Dr. Shin Iwasaki suggested the phenomenon may be one kind of LENR.

Unfortunately, this project has little budget, and he can not analyze the mix of elements of the used sample. In the abstract, he calls for other scientists to reproduce this experiment. I hope they will too. This phenomenon may help to decontaminate water and soil around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Cold fusion now!

Contact Toshiro Sengaku or go to Amateur-Lenr Wants To Know




Categories: Alternative Energies, Science and Technology
Tags: Cesium, Fukushima, Nanoscale Ag, radioactivity

http://coldfusionnow.org/nanoscale-ag-may-decrease-the-radiation-of-cesium-134-and-137-by-lenr-transmutation/

Saturday, 4 May 2013

top-secret studies, the “Human Radiation Experiments,”

EXPOSE REVISITED - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the declassification of top-secret studies, the “Human Radiation Experiments,” done over a period of 30 years, in which the US conducted radiation experiments on as many as 20,000 vulnerable US citizens.
http://www.citywatchla.com/4box-right/5005-humans-used-for-radiation-experiments-a-shameful-chapter-in-us-history

Victims included civilians, prison inmates, federal workers, hospital patients, pregnant women, infants, developmentally disabled children and military personnel — most of them powerless, poor, sick, elderly or terminally ill. Eileen Welsome’s 1999 exposé The Plutonium Files: America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War details “the unspeakable scientific trials that reduced thousands of men, women, and even children to nameless specimens.”

The program employed industry and academic scientists who used their hapless patients or wards to see the immediate and short-term effects of radioactive contamination — with everything from plutonium to radioactive arsenic. The human subjects were mostly poisoned without their knowledge or consent.

An April 17, 1947 memo by Col OG Haywood of the Army Corps of Engineers, reported by The Washington Post on Dec. 16, 1994, explained why the studies were classified: “It is desired that no document be released which refers to experiments with humans and might have adverse effect on public opinion or result in legal suits.”

In one Vanderbilt University study, 829 pregnant women were unknowingly fed radioactive iron. In another, 188 children were given radioactive iron-laced lemonade. Detailed by a 1986 report of the Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power, from 1963 to 1971, 67 inmates in Oregon and 64 prisoners in Washington had their testicles targeted with X-rays to see what doses made them sterile.

At the Fernald State School, mentally retarded boys were fed radioactive iron and calcium but consent forms sent to parents didn’t mention radiation. A 1994 Minneapolis StarTribune report, “48 more human radiation experiments revealed,” noted psychiatric patients and infants were injected with radioactive iodine.

In a rare public condemnation, Clinton Administration Energy Sec. Hazel O’Leary confessed to being aghast at the conduct of the scientists. She told Newsweek in 1994: “I said, ‘Who were these people and why did this happen?’ The only thing I could think of was Nazi Germany.” None of the victims were provided follow-on medical care.

Scientists knew from the beginning of the 20th century that radiation could cause genetic and cell damage, cell death, radiation sickness and even death. A Presidential Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments was established in 1993 to investigate charges of unethical or criminal action by the experimenters. Its findings were published by Oxford University Press in 1996 as The Human Radiation Experiments.

The abuse of X-radiation “therapy” was also conducted throughout the ’40s and ’50s. Everything from ringworm to tonsillitis was “treated” with X-radiation because the long-term risks were unknown or considered tolerable. Joseph Mangano’s 2012 Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment reveals that children were routinely exposed to alarmingly high doses of radiation from devices like “fluoroscopes” to measure foot size in shoe stores. Nasal radium capsules inserted in nostrils, used to attack hearing loss, are now thought to be the cause of cancers, thyroid and dental problems, immune dysfunction and more, although a National Cancer Institute fact sheet claims there is no clear link between nasal radium exposure and cancer.

In large-scale experiments as late as 1985, the Energy Department deliberately produced reactor meltdowns that spewed radiation across Idaho and beyond. The Washington Post reported the meltdown July 10, 1985, quoting an Energy Department spokesman as saying, “It appears that the test was a complete success.” The Air Force conducted at least eight deliberate meltdowns in the Utah desert in 1959, dispersing 14 times the radiation released by the partial meltdown of Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979, an Associated Press reported in 1994.

The military even dumped radiation from planes and spread it across wide areas around and downwind of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Los Alamos, NM, and Dugway, Utah. This “systematic radiation warfare program,” conducted between 1944 and 1961, was kept secret for decades.

“Radiation bombs” thrown from USAF planes intentionally spread radiation “unknown distances” endangering the young and old alike. One such experiment doused Utah with 60 times more radiation than escaped the Three Mile Island accident, according to Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, who released a report on the program 20 years ago.

The Pentagon’s aboveground nuclear bomb tests of 1945-1962, totaling more than 200, and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, are not officially listed as radiation experiments. Yet between 250,000 and 500,000 US military personnel were contaminated during their compulsory participation in the bomb tests and the post-war occupation of Japan.

Documents uncovered by the Advisory Committee show that the military knew there were serious radioactive fallout risks from its Nevada Test Site bomb blasts. The generals decided not to use a safer site in Florida, where fallout would have blown out to sea. “The officials determined it was probably not safe, but went ahead anyway,” Pat Fitzgerald, a scientist on the committee staff, told The New York Times March 15, 1995.

In addition, Dr. Gioacchino Failla, a Columbia University scientist who worked for the Atomic Energy Commission, was quoted in the same 1995 report as saying, “We should take some risk… we are faced with a war in which atomic weapons will undoubtedly be used, and we have to have some information about these things.”

With the National Cancer Institute’s 1997 finding that all US citizens in the country at the time of the bomb tests were contaminated with fallout, it’s clear we did face war with atomic weapons — our own.
http://www.citywatchla.com/4box-right/5005-humans-used-for-radiation-experiments-a-shameful-chapter-in-us-history
(John LaForge works for the nuclear watchdog group Nukewatch in Wisconsin, edits its Quarterly newsletter, and writes for PeaceVoice … where this column was first posted.)

-cw
CityWatch

Vol 11 Issue 36

Pub: May 3, 2013

Extremely radioactive debris found on the top of reactor3 North side

Extremely radioactive debris found on the top of reactor3 North side, Tepco “Safely moved to the South side”
Posted by Mochizuki on May 4th, 2013 ·

On 5/4/2013, Tepco released the press release to announce they found the extremely radioactive debris on the top of reactor3.
At this moment, English version of the report is not published yet.
The debris was found in the North side of the top, where used to be the operation floor.
When they loaded it onto the remote controlling truck, they measured 540 mSv/h. However it is not announced how far they measured it from the surface of debris.
At 13:45, they regulated entering around the truck, but they moved the debris to the temporary storage facility of highly radioactive debris on the south side of the reactor building.
Tepco announced they are going to move it to the solid radioactive waste storage facility on the North side of the seismic isolation building within 5 days.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2013/1227050_5117.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2013/1227052_5117.html

放射性碎片發現在3號反應爐北邊,東京電力公司"安全移動到南方一側"
2013 年 5 月 4 日由望月

2013/5/4,東京電力公司發佈電子報,宣佈他們發現了在第3反應爐的極放射性碎片。
在此時,英文版的報告是尚未發佈。
殘骸被發現在北邊的頂部,在用於將操作層。
當他們裝上遠端控制卡車時,他們測量 540 mSv/h。然而它不多遠宣佈他們測量了它的碎片從表面。
13:45,在他們規管在卡車周圍進入,但他們移動到臨時儲存設施的高度放射性碎片上的反應器大廈南側的碎片。
東京電力公司宣佈他們要將它移動到北邊的隔震建築在 5 天內固體放射性廢物貯存設施。

HTTP://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2013/1227050_5117.html

HTTP://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2013/1227052_5117.html

日本承諾在建設新的核工廠安全

日本承諾在建設新的核工廠安全
2013/3/5
安卡拉,土耳其 (美聯社) — — 日本首相週五說他的國家已經從福島核災難的教訓,將提供"最高水準的安全"當它建立土耳其的第二個核電廠。

土耳其選擇了日語法語財團興建的一座核反應爐在土耳其的黑海海岸。上週五到安卡拉的安倍晉三的參觀期間簽署了一項協定。

阿部,通過一名翻譯,發言時對記者說:"我們有進行我們的經驗中通過從過去意外和風險的經驗教訓的最高水準的核安全"

土耳其能源部長表示,該國將開始與日本的三菱重工和法國阿海琺的談判。5,000-1 兆瓦產工廠預計花費 $220 億,將在 2023年開機。

俄羅斯構建在 Akkuyu,土耳其的第一家電廠,將在 2019年開始測試生產。

HTTP://www.local15tv.com/news/world/story/Japan-promises-safety-in-building-new-nuclear-plan/t41IU8LF0ki78u-DMNodPw.cspxplan/t41IU8LF0ki78u-DMNodPw.cspx






Japan promises safety in building new nuclear plant

WTF? Japanese Abe promises nuclear safety in Turkey? ........$&-@#%<|*£¥!&%#!.......
 3/5/2013

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Friday that his country has learned lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and will offer the "highest level of safety" when it builds Turkey's second nuclear plant.

Turkey chose a Japanese-French consortium for the construction of a nuclear reactor on Turkey's Black Sea coast. An agreement was signed during Shinzo Abe's visit to Ankara on Friday.

Abe, speaking through an interpreter, told reporters: "We have carried our experience in nuclear security to the highest level through lessons learned from past accidents and risks."

Turkey's Energy Ministry said the country will begin negotiations with Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and France's Areva. The 5,000-megawatt capacity plant is expected to cost $22 billion and be operational in 2023.

Russia is constructing Turkey's first plant in Akkuyu, which will begin test production in 2019."HTTP://www.local15tv.com/news/world/story/Japan-promises-safety-in-building-new-nuclear-plan/t41IU8LF0ki78u-DMNodPw.cspx