AP: Officials “admit deadly Fukushima meltdown coverup” — TEPCO President: We lied about meltdowns, “It was a cover-up… This is a grave issue” — “It’s an unprecedented nuclear disaster… about as bad as it gets” — Revealed “unpardonable breach of trust” (VIDEO)

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The Times, Jun 22, 2016 (emphasis added): Fukushima nuclear meltdown was covered up, plant operator admits — The company responsible for the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has admitted lying about the meltdown of its reactors five years ago, in a deliberate cover-up

NHK, Jun 21, 2016: TEPCO admits meltdown cover-up — The president of Tokyo Electric Power Company has admitted the company concealed the reactor meltdowns at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant… TEPCO President Naomi Hirose said at a news conference on Tuesday that the company’s concealment of the meltdowns at the order of its then-president is a grave issue.

AP, Jun 21, 2016: The utility that ran the Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Tuesday its delayed disclosure of the meltdowns at three reactors was tantamount to a cover-up and apologized… “I would say it was a cover-up,” Hirose told a news conference. “It’s extremely regrettable.”… TEPCO has been accused of a series of cover-ups in the disaster…

CBS (AP), Jun 21, 2016: Fukushima meltdown apology: “It was a cover-up

CBC (AP), Jun 21, 2016: Japanese power company TEPCO admits it lied about meltdown after Fukushima

Hong Kong Standard (AP), Jun 21, 2016: Japanese operator admits deadly Fukushima nuke meltdown coverup

Shanghai Daily (AP), Jun 22, 2016: It was a cover-up, says Fukushima chief

Asahi Shimbun, Jun 18, 2016: A panel investigating Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s response to the triple meltdown during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster revealed an unpardonable breach of trust by the operator of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. But there is still a lot more work to be done by the panel to uncover the full scope of the utility’s apparent meltdown cover-up. Immediately after the catastrophic accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, then TEPCO President Masataka Shimizu instructed employees not to use the term “meltdown,” leading to a delay in the official announcement, according to a report compiled by the investigation panel commissioned by the company. A reactor meltdown, or the melting of nuclear fuel in the core of a reactor, is about as bad as it gets. The panel’s report suggests that in the middle of this unprecedented nuclear disaster the top official of the plant operator was trying to conceal the severity of what was unfolding from the public

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  • Nick

    According to Yasuhisa Tanaka, who headed the panel which contributed to the report, a hearing with dozens of TEPCO employees was conducted. However, he didn’t talk to anyone from the government.

    “Looking at the situation back then, we think it was difficult for TEPCO to use the term meltdown because even the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency couldn’t use it,” due to apparent government pressure, Tanaka said.

    In fact the first time TEPCO used the word “meltdown” was May 15, 2011, over two months after the tragedy. The company preferred to use “core damage” about the reactor that was severely damaged in the earthquake and tsunami."

    https://www.rt.com/news/347637-fukushima-meltdown-cover-up-tepco/

    Egits.


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    • hbjon hbjon

      Leaders of great nations who are so isolated in their routines that they remain oblivious to the harsh realities of Fukushima. In the not so distant past, the rats in the exclusion zone carried out an important function of removing a corpse that civilization was afraid to touch. The spreading insidious evil around the globe makes for job security for the beast as the unknowing rat eagerly carries on to fulfill its survival mandate.


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  • Nick

    Japan fucked up in 1941

    Those echoes remain today.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.transceltic.com/blog/fukushima-nuclear-cover-well-nothing-has-changed-60-years

    … Mind you the United Kingdom nuclear power industry have a track record of covering things up themselves let’s face it they never ever really came clean about ‘the experiment’. I mentioned that in a post recently it was where to use the words of one of the scientists involved John Dunster:

    ‘Discharges [from Sellafield] have been deliberately maintained. . . high enough to obtain detectable levels in samples of fish, seaweed and shore sand, and the experiment is still proceeding. In 1956 the rate of discharge of radioactivity was deliberately increased, partly to dispose of unwanted wastes, but principally to yield better experimental data.’

    In other words they poisoned the Irish Sea and measured the impact on the people and environment. Of course Dunster did tell other scientists at a conference in 1958 in Geneva but no one ever told the public or consulted them at the time and it was almost twenty five years before some detail was revealed.

    The nuclear industry globally is famous for ‘cock-ups’ and ‘cover ups’ and the Fukushima revelations reveal little has changed.

    Related link; ‘The Experiment’:

    https://www.facebook.com/805941286121301/photos/a.806379472744149.1073741828.805941286121301/928282470553848/?type=3&theater


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=15565

    Fukushima Frozen Wall Progress Report – June 22


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  • rogerthat

    this sounds hilarious:

    http://www.nuclearsuppliers.org/new-rand-study-released-technological-lessons-from-the-fukushima-dai-ichi-accident/

    NEW RAND STUDY RELEASED: TECHNOLOGICAL LESSONS FROM THE FUKUSHIMA DAI-ICHI ACCIDENT
    June 23, 2016

    … it focuses on how technologies were used to measure contamination over space and time, to limit the dispersal of radioactive material in the environment, to decontaminate areas or items, and to store radioactive materials for extended periods. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article85397942.html

    JUNE 22, 2016
    Report: Energy Northwest gave board bad information about nuclear plant performance


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article85332262.html

    JUNE 22, 2016
    Federal safety agency to evaluate Hanford chemical vapor issue


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-22/cost-to-replace-california-nuclear-plant-with-solar-15-billion

    PG&E Corp.’s plan to shut California’s last nuclear power plant by 2025 would cost $15 billion if all its output is replaced with solar-generated electricity at current prices, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysts. …


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    • :|

      The RISKS of NUCLEAR POWER to every living thing cannot be calculated or given a price.

      15 billion is a bargain in the long run.

      Nuclear Power is corrupt at its core. ;)


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    • :|

      "The $15 billion Bloomberg Intelligence estimate excludes cost of decommissioning, or removing radioactive materials from the site and restoring it as state-owned beach. The plant’s decommissioning fund is about $1 billion shy of the $3.8 billion cost estimated in the agreement to close the plant, Barnett said. PG&E will ask that customers make up any shortfall, Earley said."
      - from article

      :arrow: Gee, PG&E, how did that happen? I thought so many cents per dollar were supposed to always cover decommissioning costs.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.vox.com/2016/6/23/11982594/crohns-disease-chernobyl

    Chernobyl, Crohn’s disease, and the persistence of chronic illness
    by Marcus Creaghan on June 23, 2016

    In the early hours of April 26, 1986, steam explosions at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, caused by inadequately trained personnel and errors in the plant's design, erupted into a fire, leading to meltdown and an enormous release of radioactive fallout.

    Helicopters spent the morning ferrying in tons of sand, lead, clay, and boron to pour over the burning reactor. Firefighters rushed to the scene, unaware that they were trooping into a highly toxic environment. By that evening a blanket of fog drifted over Chernobyl carrying deadly cesium and strontium.

    For many in the city, nothing had broken the peace of a serene afternoon except the eerie sense that the birds had stopped singing.

    Understandably, as information trickled out from the government, the response was absolute panic. The interviews conducted by Nobel Prize–winning journalist Svetlana Alexievich show the depths of confusion residents of the contaminated zone experienced. Nadezhda Vygovskaya, an evacuee from the town of Pripyat, noted that from "the very first I felt that we were Chernobylites, that we were already a separate people."

    Chernobyl has its obsessives, its pilgrims and conspiracy theorists. The root of the fascination this disaster inspires is in that sense of separateness, of a people forcibly riven apart. …


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    • rogerthat

      I grew up with symptoms that co-extend into those exposed to radiation poisoning, namely: a heightened risk of cancer and anemia, chronic vision loss, fatigue, diarrhea, and severe pain related to inflammation. Lacking the proper medical diagnosis, my condition went untreated, and was allowed to fester inside of me. When I first read Alexievich's interviews, it felt almost like a homecoming. Oh, I thought, here are the people like me.

      Zova Bruk, an environmental inspector, speaking with Alexievich, noted the questions that immediately bloomed in her mind: "What are you eating, what are you feeding your kids? What's dangerous, what isn't? Should you move to another place, or should you stay?"

      Crowds swarmed nearby railway stations and booking offices, only to find tickets out of the area nearly impossible to come by. Local pharmacies sold out of iodine, a crucial component in the first of many purported miracle cures against radiation poisoning. Those who swallowed these solutions burned their throats and digestive tracts.

      A week later, on May 1, old norms had already reasserted themselves. The minister of health had dispensed laughably impotent advice, telling locals to keep their windows shut, and to wipe their shoes on a wet rag before going inside. …


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      • rogerthat

        May Day celebrations occurred. Kids danced on the main street of Kiev, 70 miles out from the reactor. Inhaling toxic fumes to celebrate the communist leaders, who, almost at that very moment, were rushing their own children to the airport in Borispol, to extract them from the radioactive threat.

        The ease with which danger was pushed from the minds of locals seems impossible to understand. "[I]t was so natural," Bruk continues, "like waking up in the morning and walking out into your garden. And you're standing there knowing that it's all been poisoned."

        Physicians, untutored in the possible health risks of radiation poisoning, mocked the locals who came to them for advice, accusing the victims of having a bad case of radiophobia. Alexievich spoke with Larisa Z., a mother in the affected area, who spoke of how medical professionals dismissed the claims: "We have instructions. We are supposed to call incidents of this type general sicknesses. In 20 or 30 years, when we have a database about Chernobyl, we'll begin connecting these to ionized radiation. But for the moment science doesn't know enough about it."

        This ignorance was compounded by a state that felt determined to mute any further scandal as a result of the international embarrassment of the reactor failure. Chernobyl had become an indicator of the intentions and capabilities of the new Gorbachev government, and indeed, the lies circulating around this disaster, and their eventual discovery, …


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        • rogerthat

          are often credited with the downfall of the Soviet system.

          In a single year, the USSR Ministry of Health officially revised the human tolerance dose of radioactivity three times, constantly adjusting itself to accommodate the parameters of a crisis that it was eager to swallow as nothing too severe. The ministry eventually settled on 35 rem, or roentgen equivalent man, a unit of radiation dose equivalent, which determines the maximum acceptable risk level before human health is impaired.

          On October 19, 1989, Dr. L.A. Ilyin, the former head of the National Commission for Radiological Protection, declared in a public hearing that: "Thirty-five rem is not a dangerous level; it is one at which people in charge should begin to take decisions."

          Experts disagree about the measurement at which radiation becomes life-threatening, but a historical comparison makes the danger terrifyingly clear. The A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima weighed 4.5 metric tons, and unit four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant released 50 tons of uranium dioxide, iodine-131, plutonium-239, neptunium-139, cesium-137, strontium-90, and many other radioisotopes with varying half-life periods. In terms of cesium-137 alone, Chernobyl equals three hundred times the release at Hiroshima.

          The arrogance and disregard for scientific fact that the decisions of the Ministry of Health displayed are succinctly summarized by the journalist Alla A. Yaroshinskaya: "It was as if issuing …


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          • rogerthat

            a council of ministers decree on repealing Newton's law, say, would have instantly made it ineffective."

            Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place. —Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor

            My own interest in Chernobyl began in 2013 when I was finally diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes my body's own defenses to turn against themselves, tearing up my intestines like newspaper print.

            For at least the preceding 10 years I had been struggling with chronic symptoms that went misdiagnosed. More than anything I wanted to believe that I was healthy, even though everything going on inside me shouted otherwise. And so I took in the apathetic responses I received from doctors as a gift, ceased communicating my discomfort, and chose instead an isolated, arduous silence.

            In coming to the Chernobylites, I was searching not for a communion of the afflicted, but instead a better understanding of what borders are thrown up between the diseased and the healthy, and if and how those walls could be crossed. I identify with the victims of Chernobyl not as being on a similar continuum of suffering, but rather because …


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            • rogerthat

              we were all citizens of this other place: a country whose contours are defined by a lack, an inability to articulate, or, more precisely, an absence of language.

              From the outside it's easy to believe that survival is the first priority of the sick, and so a failure to articulate your condition seems absurdly self-defeating. But the consequences of disability are simply one node in a complex web of difficulties that a patient might struggle with, not the least of which is the covert labor of "passing" as healthy; of working hard to convince others and oftentimes even yourself that all is well, that you'll wake up tomorrow feeling better than before.

              Svetlana Alexievich observes that "Chernobyl has not been experienced in the same way everywhere … [but] what is remarkable about the residents of the most affected areas is the indifference with which they talk about it." Professor Olga Kuchinskaya at the University of Pittsburgh credits this to her belief that "to recognize the risks of radiation, people must not trust their senses, which register nothing. Laypeople become dependent on scientific and administrative practices, and on the media, for identifying risks."

              As Alexievich argues, when an event occurs "for which we do not yet have a conceptualization, or analogies, or experience, something to which our vision and hearing, even our vocabulary, is not adapted," we, in effect, become insensate to it. "Our entire instrument is tuned to see, hear or…


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              • rogerthat

                touch," she elaborates. "But none of that is possible."

                Our relationship with pain and illness is socially situated and historically constituted. It is through articulation in language that we validate our distress. As Elaine Scarry writes in her book The Body in Pain, the "relative ease or difficulty with which any given phenomenon can be verbally represented also influences the ease or difficulty with which that phenomenon comes to be politically represented."

                And this problem of articulation fosters a double bind in the kind of communities for which Chernobylites can be considered emblematic. Laypeople depend on experts to understand the implications of a diseased body, and medical professionals depend on the testimony of patients to make those judgments. But a disconnect in that communication leaves the ill doubting not only their pain and discomfort but their license to hurt as well.

                These disconnections occur not only from medical ignorance but also from deeply entrenched scientific convictions. I first saw a doctor for my Crohn's disease when I was 9, just a shy kid who folded behind his mother's legs when the physician addressed me directly. The answers to the questions he asked were first relayed to mom, who could translate my pipsqueak reticence into normal human speech. Under these conditions I couldn't blame anyone for losing their patience and …


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  • rogerthat

    reaching for the quickest fix from the prescription pad.

    But one thing becomes lucidly clear as I look back on my repeated misdiagnoses, which is that I was treated not based on the expression of my symptoms, but rather on the efficiency of the pills I was prescribed. Laxatives and suppositories were meant to flush me completely, to wipe the slate clean of any impurities and salt the earth of sickness.

    What these solutions didn't take into account is that the problem was more deeply ingrained. The most intimate home we have is our body, and mine had been corrupted.

    During a March 2015 talk, celebrated oncologist and author Siddhartha Mukherjee discussed the centennial of the introduction of antibiotics into the United States. He argued that this diagnostic revolution, which made previously lethal diseases such as pneumonia, syphilis, and tuberculosis curable or treatable, has also had adverse effects. Namely, it has reduced the scope of treatment to: Have Disease, Take Pill, Kill Something.

    The simplicity of this idea was so compelling that it came to dominate the field of biology. As Mukherjee explains:

    It was a transformation like no other. And we've really spent the last one hundred years trying to replicate that model over and over again in non-infectious diseases, in chronic diseases, like diabetes and hypertension and heart disease. And it's worked, but it's only worked partly.

    Antibiotics "created such a perceptual shift" …


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    • rogerthat

      in our process of imagining the possibilities of treatment that "it really colored, distorted, very successfully, the way we've thought about medicine," to the point where we have become unthinkingly resistant to other options.

      This avoidance is stressed by the small fraction of chemical reactions that can actually be targeted by the full scope of medicinal chemistry, which is estimated to be about 0.025 percent. The rest, as Mukherjee explains, is "chemical darkness."

      And the shadow cast on individual health by this limitation is growing by the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2012, about half of all adults in the US have one or more chronic diseases such as arthritis, cardiovascular, or kidney disease. In 2010 it was calculated that seven of the top 10 causes of death were a result of these types of illnesses. In that same year, chronic conditions accounted for a staggering 86 percent of health care costs in the country.

      Mukherjee's response is to reverse the telescope on how treatment functions. Instead of zooming in, toward specific cells or chemical functions, he zooms out, first to the organisms in which this biology takes place, and then to the spaces that house them. We already know there are pro-carcinogenic environments. Mukherjee's example is the prison, in which loneliness, depression, confinement, and the potent and addictive neurostimulant of nicotine combine to create a festering ground for cancer. …


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      • rogerthat

        But if these specific conditions could be not just avoided but expelled entirely, we might craft anti-carcinogenic environments as well. And, indeed, we've already begun to do just that. Mukherjee cites specifically the altered hormonal milieus for breast cancer, and the shifted metabolic milieus employed to combat other incarnations of the disease.

        We already know that for mental illness, drugs alone are far less effective than when they are employed in tandem with talk therapy. New pills are exciting, and careers are built off their discovery. But it is crucial that we also demand bold developments in the diagnostic and therapeutic environments that foster care.

        Chernobyl wasn't just an industrial failure of enormous proportions; it was also a failure to adjust the terms under which the Russian people, or at least those privileged enough to have ties with the centers of power, understood themselves.

        Valentin Borisevich, former head of the laboratory of the Institute of Nuclear Energy at the Belarusian Academy of Sciences, describes the period as being obsessed with "the cult of physics." So much so that even "when Chernobyl blew up, it took a long time to part with that cult."

        For Soviet Russia, science, and specifically atomic energy, was a magical salve for perceived slights from the West, and an endlessly renewable source of hope. The unilateral faith in the authority of the atom was a product of its being ingrained in the basic aspirations …


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        • rogerthat

          of Russian nationalism. "The history of the atom," Borisevich expands, "it's not just a military secret and a curse. It's also our youth, our era, our religion."

          The administrative response to Chernobyl easily and rightly earns our censure. But it should also invoke in us a desire to expand on our own perspectival limitations. The Gorbachev government refused, and indeed was ideologically predisposed not to accept, the fact that they had created a toxic landscape. Our task should always be to understand what we fail to see.

          My experience with Crohn's disease has taught me that a large portion of our medical establishment functions as a kind of disaster management. I didn't receive the attention I needed until I was wheeled into an ER with fistulas in my intestines that were leaking bile and blood. Performing holding patterns until a problem manifests itself or a miracle pill is produced are equally untenable strategies for approaching new risks to human health.

          We come into this world with a common destiny: to have a body. But from the moment of birth, an almost infinite series of permutations continuously alter that fate and begin to separate us in both minute and major ways. Some bodies find a better home in this life than others; some bodies struggle to carve out their own safe spaces. If medicine is the project of promoting better health, then it must continuously adapt itself to new avenues of diagnosis, or leave behind the ill that it fails to…


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          • rogerthat

            recognize.

            Marcus Creaghan is a writer based in Toronto and New York. His work has appeared in Catapult, Entropy, and F(r)iction magazine, and he is currently enrolled in the writing program at Columbia University. You can reach him on Twitter @marcuscreaghan.

            First Person is Vox's home for compelling, provocative narrative essays. Do you have a story to share? Read our submission guidelines, and pitch us at firstperson@vox.com.


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  • Full disclosure never felt so mehh.

    Well we did it ene! We really won this time…

    In other news: "Sorry" is just a boardgame.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    WE KNEW IT WAS MELTDOWN WHEN THE EXPLOSIONS HAPPENED . . .

    And some of us were lucky enough to stumble on enenews those first days ..learning survival skills and putting them into action. I sure did, and am grateful.


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  • whelchel56

    This is inexcusable. These people have committed nothing short of mass genocide and should be held accountable. Presuming of course that there is anyone left to prosecute them.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    So..is this junk science?
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971301173X

    Comparison of the Chernobyl and Fukushima
    nuclear accidents: A review of the environmental impacts

    …In contrast to Chernobyl, Fukushima reactors were equipped with a concrete containment building. The explosions at Fukushima were solely of chemical nature (hydrogen explosions) and affected the reactor buildings but, based on the best available information, not the reactor pressure vessels or the reactors themselves. The release characteristics were distinct from the Chernobyl accident. Releases of only gas phase radionuclides occurred in the course of venting operations to relieve over-pressure inside the vessel, after approximately one day delay. In contrast to the uncontrolled, continuous releases of Chernobyl with peak releases in the very beginning, the venting operations at Fukushima NPP happened in pulses over a time span of more than a week, and were often conducted under advantageous weather conditions that transported approximately 80% of the radionuclides offshore (Morino et al., 2011)…..

    For Chernobyl, a value of 5300 PBq (1 PBq = 1015 Bq) for the total activity released (excluding noble gases) has been established as the most cited source term in recent literature (UNSCEAR, 2000). Later, the release of refractory elements was adjusted to a 50% lower value. …
    Fukushima… 520 (340–800) PBq




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    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      and what about this?

      Summary Report of RSMC Beijing on Fukushima Nuclear Accident Emergency Response

      …On 12 April, Japanese government raised the level of Fukushima Nuclear Accident to Level 7. According to the estimation of released amount by METI Nuclear Safety and Security Institute and Japan Atomic Energy Safety Committee, the total amounts released from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant into the air are 3.7×1017 Bq for Iodine-131 and 6.3×1017 Bq for Caesium-137. These two data were far above the international standards for INES Level 7.

      http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/DPFSERA/Meetings/CG-NERA_Vienna2011/documents/Doc-5-4-China.doc

      ( http://enenews.com/agencys-fukushima-report-total-release-amount-equal-chernobyl-nuclear-explosion


      3.3.1 Special reports about impacts on China’s atmosphere of the extremely easterly wind in the area between Japan and Northeast China

      To estimate the impacts of Fukushima Nuclear Accident under the conditions that continuous easterly winds happened in Japan and China, RSMC Beijing made the simulation and analysis as below. Assumptions are supposed as follows: (1) five days of continuous easterly wind, similar as that from 23-27 Mar. in 2008; (2) Nuclear leaks occurred in Fukushima and lasted for five days. The total release amount was equal to that of Chernobyl nuclear explosion.
      …)


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  • from a distance from a distance

    June 24th, Friday

    Every Friday is "Call In Friday" at the 'Age of Fission' Radio Show

    Audience members can call host Lonnie Clark @ 718-717-8296

    11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

    Try to think of any other radio station where you can call in and discuss nuclear energy, fracking …

    ucy.tv is a very unique radio station

    please support it by listening to the shows that interest you

    http://www.ucy.tv/Default.aspx?PID=130&T=Age of Fission


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  • The jokers in the NSG are having a gay time blocking India from its cartel:
    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/live-updates-on-nuclear-suppliers-group-nsg-meet-in-seoul-switzerland-opposes-china-wants-bilateral-meeting-india-s-nsg-bid-2227267
    The only scope of NSG is to ensure that all nuclear power plants and the nuclear fuel cycle activities and their equipment are permanently shut down. This is because an extinction process is going on at Fukushima which will ensure that all babes born in India from the year 2028 will be killed off by Fukushima and other nuke activities and NSG must pay due reparations to mother earth immediately. The NSG must ensure the supply of such materials as will assure the safe storage of nuclear wastes including the shut down nukes from time to time. Check out
    Stop nuclear energy programmes:PROGRESSIVE DETERIORATION OF THE GENE POOL IN THE NUCLEAR AGE
    See also how without an adequately secured regulation regime, potentially catastrophic events may go unreported:
    earthquakes caused by dams:NARORA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT UNIT 2 HAD A FORCED OUTAGE ON 29 MAY 2016 PROBABLY DUE TO DAM SURGES.
    http://earthquakescausedbydams.blogspot.in/2016/06/narora-nuclear-power-plant-unit-2-had.html


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  • pure water

    I do have a some questions: What about the "Cold shutdown condition"? Was not it approved by the whole nuclear mafia? What the hell, did they put into shutdown – the melted fuel, they lie nobody knows where is, or the public attention? Do they appologise and drip the tiny droplets of truth, because China has become too demanding? How it could be considered worth any attention if the Fukushima prefecture declares readines and safety for the OG? Who told them? Now they freeze awareness with this ice wall, after extracting the spent patience! How many people lost their health and/or life up to this point? What is more important than a healthy life? Why and how corporations, nations and false creations have become more important than Life?


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  • radiophobia

    BREXIT!
    Britain voted to leave the EU

    live coverage at
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_world_service


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  • rogerthat

    http://canmua.net/world/trial-in-japan-will-delve-into-and-apos;the-hidden-truths-and-apos;-of-the-fukushima-nuclear-meltdown-963077.html

    Three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. were indicted Monday on charges of failing to take measures to prevent the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Tokyo prosecutor’s office announced. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.nature.com/articles/srep28470/figures/2

    Figure 2: Internal effective doses due to radiocesium in Kawauchi Village, Fukushima Prefecture.
    From: Concentrations of Radiocesium in Local Foods Collected in Kawauchi Village after the Accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/waste-720291-nuclear-new.html

    Nuclear waste, anyone? Feds look to willing states
    June 22, 2016


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  • radiophobia

    More nuclear waste coming in your direction.
    Uranium market expected to rise 31% 2013-23, eternal business loop for storage and cleanup companies, s. also graph of rising Uranium , not to forget the pharma- and health care business.

    435 reactors worldwide require ANNUALLY soms 78 000 tonnes of uranium ocide concentrate containing
    66 000 tonnes of Uranium from mines or the equivalent from stockpiles or secondary sources.

    Update: 2015
    http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/uranium-resources/uranium-markets.aspx


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Let us stop talking falsely now. The hour is getting late.

    - Jimi Hendrix


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi power plant voted most scenic environmental sanctuary and bed and breakfast in Japan by the prestigious IAEA quality of living group. sarc


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  • GOM GOM

    Daisy Cutter .'.better' than nuclear & no radiation

    An immensely powerful [thermal] aerial bomb that derives its destructive power from the mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder with air.

    Although the “Daisy Cutter” bomb is not a nuclear weapon, its use in battle has caused controversy because of its terrifying and utterly destructive nature.
    The warhead contains 12,600 pounds of GSX slurry (ammonium nitrate, aluminum powder and polystyrene).

    The effect is so horrific that one of the main reasons merely for threatening its use against an enemy is psychological.

    Bang.. You're All Dead

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/1654428.stm


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  • GOM GOM

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF NUKES IN SPACE

    The use of nuclear power to explore space is one of the few happy chapters of the post atomic age, and nuclear power may one day give us access to the stars.

    Article, Photos, Videos

    http://www.universetoday.com/120950/a-brief-history-of-nukes-in-space/

    .. well worth your time..


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  • devark devark

    Yes, a grave; A mass grave.


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  • Re: China should be seen as an inspiration, not competition:
    Rajan RBI Governor, India:
    http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-china-should-be-seen-as-inspiration-not-competition-rajan-2226693
    The only scope of NSG must be to ensure that all nuclear power plants and the nuclear fuel cycle activities and their equipment are permanently shut down.This is because an extinction process is going on at Fukushima which will ensure that all babes born in India from the year 2028 will be killed off by Fukushima and other nuke activities and NSG must pay due reparations to
    mother earth immediately. The NSG must ensure the supply of such materials as will assure the safe storage of nuclear wastes including the shut down nukes
    from time to time(Ha! Ha! None will gurantee the safety!). Check out
    Stop nuclear energy programmes:PROGRESSIVE DETERIORATION OF THE GENE POOL IN THE NUCLEAR AGE
    See also how without an adequately secured regulation regime, potentially catastrophic events may go unreported:
    earthquakes caused by dams:NARORA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT UNIT 2 HAD A FORCED OUTAGE ON 29 MAY 2016 PROBABLY DUE TO DAM SURGES
    http://earthquakescausedbydams.blogspot.in/2016/06/narora-nuclear-power-plant-unit-2-had.html


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    When will the US government admit its' part in the cover-up.

    Jeffrey Immelt or Jeffrey Core Damage? GE exec sitting around with Obama all the time…


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    TEPCO President: We lied about meltdowns, “It was a cover-up… This is a grave issue” — “It’s an unprecedented nuclear disaster… about as bad as it gets”

    And you believed it! BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAA. Eh-hem. Sorry. I will give up a bag of chips and a banana to make up for it.


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  • Sol Man

    Mad men brought this technology to the earth as a way to generate electricity and mad men keep it going all bought with the generous application of taxpayer dollars. Instead of nuclear to generate power we can only dream of what may have been discovered, utilized, were it not for the connection to greed.

    What sanity is it to put in jeopardy the genomes of all living creatures? When there is evidence that a persons genome has been made haywire what are they to do then? Too late! Too late! That is why these events are correctly called ELE's.

    A herculean task is at hand! Humans must do what will be very difficult and that is to shut all of these rattle traps down and get on with the process of allowing us to create/discover new ways to get power generation done. What could be better than not harming our genome?!

    Woe to humankind when the life force can not be expressed through birth because of technologies that should have been left on the drawing board.


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  • rogerthat

    good piece:

    http://www.pacbiztimes.com/2016/06/24/dubroff-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-doomed-diablo-canyon/

    Dubroff: Fukushima nuclear disaster doomed Diablo Canyon

    By Henry Dubroff / Friday, June 24th, 2016


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  • Wow, I just got this.

    ['Brexit' shocker: UK votes to leave EU, David Cameron resigns]
    'Brexit' shocker: UK votes to leave EU, David Cameron resigns 3:14

    Double bonus, Cameron is and was a puppet of the NWO, even worse than OBama, and on par with Hitlary.


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  • rogerthat

    http://abc7.com/news/safety-concerns-voiced-over-san-onofre-nuclear-waste-plan/1398883/

    … Edison expects to have it all moved to dry storage by 2019.

    At a community meeting held Wednesday in San Juan Capistrano, residents and environmentalists expressed concerns about the safety of building bunkers to store nuclear waste in an area subject to seismic activity, tsunamis and other hazards.

    "When you have it in a seismic area, in a possible tsunami area, you have 140,000 cars a day on the freeway, is that really the best place to store spent nuclear fuel?" said Garry Brown, founder of Orange County Coastkeeper. He added that if the material is embedded deeply in concrete, it will be difficult to inspect. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-sierra-club-still-opposes-nuclear-power-1466717284

    OPINION LETTERS
    The Sierra Club Still Opposes Nuclear Power

    It is categorically incorrect to suggest that the Sierra Club considers nuclear power a “bridge” to clean energy.

    June 23, 2016

    “Green Groups Ease Opposition to Nuclear Power” (Business & Tech, June 17) gets it wrong. The Sierra Club remains in firm opposition to dangerous nuclear power. The article reflects wishful thinking on the part of the nuclear industry but doesn’t accurately represent the position of the Sierra Club. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/nuke-plant-probe-into-whistleblower-complaints-absolves-management/

    … The investigation also found there has been “inconsistent communications” regarding performance, and that the senior plant management used incorrect data last year in a report to the executive board that made performance look better than it was. …


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    As important as Japan is for the stock markets, an announcement like this would have a fear factor, a confidence crushing effect. I checked a weekly graph for a blip on the charts…

    http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/dow/

    Surprisingly, on the day after, Thu 6/23, a vertical line appears showing an immediate increase in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. I suspect manipulation. But then, I am a suspicious, jumpy frog.

    The Brexit vote at 51.4 percent provided cover for a fear factor drop in the market.

    Would not be surprised at all if next week they say the vote count was in error.

    GE stock should have taken a hit from the melted reactors news. Anyone want to check it out? I just woke up.

    The


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/mafia-toxic-waste-and-a-deadly-cover-up-in-an-italian-paradise-t/

    Mafia, toxic waste and a deadly cover up in an Italian paradise: 'They've poisoned our land and stolen our children'

    By Ian Birrell
    24 JUNE 2016

    A few days before I visited the rather scruffy Hospital of Saint Anna and Saint Sebastian in Caserta, southern Italy, a boy aged 11 arrived complaining of headaches. Doctors feared the worst – and sure enough, he was rapidly diagnosed as another child with brain cancer.

    Some of these young patients arrive in agonising pain, others mystified by falling over all the time; they do not know that lethal tumours are swelling up inside their heads.

    Yet more turn up with cancer in their blood, their bones, their bladders. There are so many cases that not all can be treated in the hospitals of Campania, a largely rural region.

    In a town where doctors would rarely come across a child with cancer, let alone brain cancer, they now see these traumatic cases crop up almost every month. Too many young patients are ending up dead, some barely out of the womb, their bodies riddled with disease.

    Then there are women getting breast cancer unusually early, men who have developed lung cancer despite never having smoked, and children born …


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    • rogerthat

      with Down’s Syndrome to comparatively young mothers.

      So why is this happening in an area north of Naples, now known as the ‘Triangle of Death’?

      Death in paradise

      The answer, locals believe, can almost certainly be found in places such as an old quarry by the historic town of Maddaloni, which I visited with an energetic 57-year-old youth worker named Enzo Tosti.

      As we drove there, he told me he is having treatment to counter high levels of dioxins (highly toxic environmental pollutants) found in his blood five months earlier.

      ‘My wife works for the hospital as a radiologist and she is very concerned,’ he said. ‘I thought about leaving and going to live somewhere else but where would I go? This is my land.’

      It was a glorious evening after a rain-sodden day, golden sun dipping through lavender-streaked skies as we turned off the main road and passed an orange grove, then fields full of fledgling bean plants.

      It was easy to understand his attachment to this striking area of Italy, some of the most fertile land in Europe thanks to the eruptions of Vesuvius to the south.

      But for all the natural beauty, the scenes confronting me could not have been more depressing. As we clambered from the car, Tosti clamped his hand over his mouth and told me to hurry. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20160623/public-speaks-out-against-nuke-plants-relicensing

    SEABROOK STATION
    Public speaks out against nuke plant's relicensing

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds annual meeting

    By Max Sullivan
    msullivan@seacoastonline.com

    Jun. 23, 2016

    … “We know how quickly (the concrete degradation) has evolved. We know what a problem it is,” said Debbie Grinnell of C-10. “Offering an extension is something you really cannot do. We are requiring you to deny it.”

    The degradation, known as alkali-silica reaction, is a chemical reaction that causes concrete to form micro-cracks. The phenomena is commonly found in structures like bridges and dams, but Seabrook Station is the first nuclear plant in the United States to be identified as having the reaction. NextEra Energy, which owns the plant, is in the process of extending its license from ending in 2030 to 2050. …


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  • rogerthat

    off topic:

    https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/new-cia-torture-documents-confirm-chilling-details-khaled-el-masris-kafka-esque

    New CIA Torture Documents Confirm Chilling Details of Khaled El-Masri’s 'Kafka-esque' Ordeal

    By Jamil Dakwar, Director, ACLU Human Rights Program
    JUNE 17, 2016

    After being mistakenly abducted in Macedonia and detained in a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, Khaled El-Masri …


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    INVESTOR MELTDOWN AVERTED! READ ALL ABOUT IT!


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  • rogerthat

    in my humble opinion, this is how to hijack democracy and rig the result:

    http://indaily.com.au/opinion/2016/06/24/jury-gives-everyday-citizens-a-voice-in-nuclear-debate/

    Friday
    June 24, 2016
    Jury "gives everyday citizens a voice" in nuclear debate

    OPINION
    The Citizens’ Jury is an ideal model to examine the contentious question of whether South Australia should accept the world’s nuclear waste, writes Kyle Bozentko, visiting head of the US organisation founded to pioneer the juries’ use. …


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