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Report: Research shows accelerated failure at Fukushima Daiichi

Title: New Corrosion Research Shows Accelerated Failure At Fukushima Daiichi Source: SimplyInfo Date: December 3, 2012

New Corrosion Research Shows Accelerated Failure At Fukushima Daiichi

The SimplyInfo.org research team has issued a new set of papers on corrosion factors at Fukushima Daiichi.

The main paper “Spent Fuel Pools At Fukushima; Follow On Report – . . . → Read More: Report: Research shows accelerated failure at Fukushima Daiichi

Japan TV broadcasts mutations in animals and plants after Fukushima — Scientist: “Very few insects, only 2 birds” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Mutations in birds and insects around fukushima 福島の放射線量の高い地域では生物界の異変が確実に起きている。: youtu.be/4RXcIzC-_vE via @youtube

— helen caldicott (@DrHCaldicott) December 3, 2012

Published on Nov 30, 2012 by jekdot:

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Anders Moller?, Université Paris-Sud: Very few insects. Only 2 birds.

Tim Mousseau, University of South Carolina: Very few, very very few.

Watch the broadcast . . . → Read More: Japan TV broadcasts mutations in animals and plants after Fukushima — Scientist: “Very few insects, only 2 birds” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Louisiana Sinkhole Footage: Almost 100% of people in one subdivision nearby have stayed (VIDEO)

Title: Update: Bayou Corne Sinkhole/Community Tour By Local Resident~ Source: rainbeaudais* Date Published: Dec 4, 2012

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Back there’s the subdivision with 27, I think, houses in it. Almost 100 percent of the people, I know of 3 homes that have evacuated. The rest of the people did choose to stay.

At . . . → Read More: Louisiana Sinkhole Footage: Almost 100% of people in one subdivision nearby have stayed (VIDEO)

Asahi: Giant net to be placed around Fukushima Daiichi port?

Title: TEPCO considers net in nuke plant port to prevent irradiated fish from heading seawardSource: AJW by The Asahi ShimbunAuthor: MASAKAZU HONDADate: December 04, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Co. may string nets across its port at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to prevent fish contaminated with radiation from reaching the sea. . . . → Read More: Asahi: Giant net to be placed around Fukushima Daiichi port?

Gundersen: The dominoes are starting to fall in U.S. — I think we’ll see quite a few nuclear plants shutting down permanently (VIDEO)

Title: Nuclear Energy Information Service Q&A Author: chicagomultikulti Date: December 1, 2012 h/t MsMilkytheclown

Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: The Kewaunee plant in Wisconsin, it’s a 600 megawatt plant, a single unit plant and the owner of the plant has decided that it makes no economic sense to run it so they’ll . . . → Read More: Gundersen: The dominoes are starting to fall in U.S. — I think we’ll see quite a few nuclear plants shutting down permanently (VIDEO)

Top Headline: DAM LIES — Nuclear whistleblowers blast NRC for cover up (PHOTO)

Title: Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Charge Federal Regulators With Favoring Secrecy Over Safety Source: Huffington Post Author: Tom Zeller Jr. Date: Dec. 4, 2012 h/t Anonymous tip

Richard H. Perkins and Larry Criscione are precise and formal men with more than 20 years of combined government and military service. Perkins held posts at the Department . . . → Read More: Top Headline: DAM LIES — Nuclear whistleblowers blast NRC for cover up (PHOTO)

Kyodo: Concern about condition of Fukushima Unit 4 — Fuel rods may get dumped onto ground and burn up in quake — Tepco ‘hastening’ removal

Title: Tepco moves up nuclear salvage schedule for Fukushima fuel rods to 2014 Source: Kyodo Date: Dec. 4, 2012

Tepco moves up nuclear salvage schedule for Fukushima fuel rods to 2014

[...] The schedule was moved up by a year amid lingering concerns about the condition of the unit [...]

The upper part . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Concern about condition of Fukushima Unit 4 — Fuel rods may get dumped onto ground and burn up in quake — Tepco ‘hastening’ removal

Gundersen: 70,000 shad in river before nuclear plant… now there’s 16, not 16 thousand, sixteen — We’ve essentially decimated the population (VIDEO)

Watch the video here

Title: NEIS Part 3 Author: chicagomultikulti Date: Dec 1, 2012

Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: Indian Point [nuclear plant in New York] runs 2 billion gallons of water through it every day. So that’s alive, vibrant water that goes in, and gets heated up 40+ degrees and comes . . . → Read More: Gundersen: 70,000 shad in river before nuclear plant… now there’s 16, not 16 thousand, sixteen — We’ve essentially decimated the population (VIDEO)

Japan Newspaper: New 3/11 footage reveals “highly radioactive liquid” from Fukushima reactor leaked into sea (VIDEO)

Title: New N-crisis video made available Source: Jiji Press Date: Dec. 2, 2012

[...] The 336 hours of new footage include scenes from conferences in which TEPCO confirmed leaks of highly radioactive liquid into the sea from the No. 2 reactor at its plant in Fukushima on the morning of April 2, 2011.

. . . → Read More: Japan Newspaper: New 3/11 footage reveals “highly radioactive liquid” from Fukushima reactor leaked into sea (VIDEO)

AP: Over 100,000 gallons of oil mix removed from giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Officials don’t yet know how big it will get”

Title: Texas firm fined over sinkhole in Louisiana says it’s trying Source: AP Date: Dec 3, 2012

[Spokesman Sonny Cranch said in a phone interview] Texas Brine has been using containment boom and absorbent boom from the start, and has skimmed 2,700 barrels [113,400 gallons] of oily water from the surface in the three . . . → Read More: AP: Over 100,000 gallons of oil mix removed from giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Officials don’t yet know how big it will get”

UN official back from Fukushima exposes nuclear cover-up: “Large number of different cancers and other diseases” after Chernobyl are not reported — Tells Japan to pay attention (AUDIO)

Follow-up to: Top UN radiation official claims Fukushima “not expected to have any serious impact on people’s health” UN committee chairman studying Fukushima radiation impact: “We wouldn’t expect to see health effects” in children, workers, or anyone else Exposed: World Health Organization beholden to nuclear interests — “Like having Dracula guard the blood bank” . . . → Read More: UN official back from Fukushima exposes nuclear cover-up: “Large number of different cancers and other diseases” after Chernobyl are not reported — Tells Japan to pay attention (AUDIO)

TV: Gov’t seeking to empty Fukushima No. 4 fuel pool much sooner than planned — Worries it could become ‘unsafe’ (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Japan Times: Many experts remain alarmed about risk of Unit 4 collapse — Structure not as strong as it was, work must be sped up

(Subscription Only) Title: TEPCO aims to end Fukushima No. 4 unit’s fuel removal in 2014 Source: Kyodo Date: Dec. 3, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the . . . → Read More: TV: Gov’t seeking to empty Fukushima No. 4 fuel pool much sooner than planned — Worries it could become ‘unsafe’ (VIDEO)

Government’s hospital “will not report the truth about the conditions of our health” -Fukushima restaurant owner

Title: The winds of Fukushima Source: Majirox News (Japan) Author: Catherine Makino and Naoyuki Ogi Date: Dec 3, 2012

[...] “We are told what hospital to go to by the government or else they will not support us,” [Katsuko Arima, who owns a restaurant in Fukushima] says. ” That’s because the recommended hospital will . . . → Read More: Government’s hospital “will not report the truth about the conditions of our health” -Fukushima restaurant owner

School Official in Fukushima: Almost every night parents come to our temple crying about kid’s health problems — My own children are sick and have diseases

Title: The winds of Fukushima Source: Majirox News (Japan) Author: Catherine Makino and Naoyuki Ogi Date: Dec 3, 2012

[...] Michinori Sasaki, the vice-principal of Doho kindergarten and priest of Shingyoji Temple in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima, said, “the children have health problems that they didn’t have before, including thyroid diseases. Almost every night parents come . . . → Read More: School Official in Fukushima: Almost every night parents come to our temple crying about kid’s health problems — My own children are sick and have diseases

Gundersen: Fukushima contamination will be “redeposited onto the surface for 300 years” — “This is not a problem that goes away” (VIDEO)

Title: NEIS Part 3 Author: chicagomultikulti Date: Dec 1, 2012

Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: […] When we talk Fukushima Daiichi, or the Fukushima Prefecture being contaminated, this is not a problem that is going to go away tomorrow.

This is going to wash down and into the watersheds and then biologically . . . → Read More: Gundersen: Fukushima contamination will be “redeposited onto the surface for 300 years” — “This is not a problem that goes away” (VIDEO)

Watch: Local resident filmed how close giant Louisiana sinkhole is to SR 70 — “It is much bigger, and closer to the highway now” (VIDEO)

Title: BREAKING NEWS: ACTUAL BAYOU CORNE SINK HOLE COVERAGE BY LOCAL RESIDENT!! Source: rainbeaudais Date Published: Dec 2, 2012

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I stood on the shoulder of Hwy 70 to film this. I panned to the street both ways to show the close proximity of the hwy, where thousands of vehicles pass daily, to the . . . → Read More: Watch: Local resident filmed how close giant Louisiana sinkhole is to SR 70 — “It is much bigger, and closer to the highway now” (VIDEO)

NYTimes on New 3/11 Footage: Flames sighted deep within Fukushima Unit 4 — Was second fire in 24 hours

Title: New View from Inside Fukushima: Chaos and Uncertainty Source: NY Times Author: HIROKO TABUCHI Date: November 30, 2012

[...] 300 hours of grainy video made public by the Tokyo Electric Power Company on Monday pick up where a previous batch of videos left off, on March 15, five days after the tsunami knocked . . . → Read More: NYTimes on New 3/11 Footage: Flames sighted deep within Fukushima Unit 4 — Was second fire in 24 hours

Top 33 Headlines from the NRC’s Fukushima FOIA releases

Thanks to all of you who have written in recently about covering the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s FOIA materials related to Fukushima. In case anyone missed it, at the start of 2012 we featured many original reports documenting revelations from the NRC’s documents and audio files. Please add your own links in the comment section.

. . . → Read More: Top 33 Headlines from the NRC’s Fukushima FOIA releases

TV: Fukushima ‘hotspots’ move to new areas, but still remain where they were — “With rain or wind, radioactive materials come always into city” (VIDEO)

Title: The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster Source: CAN TV (Chicago Access Network Television) Date: Dec 1, 2012

Akiko Yoshida, Friends of the Earth – Tokyo: This is the contamination survey in October this year.

The hot spots still remain in these areas and also in other cities in Fukushima.

The hotspots is moving . . . → Read More: TV: Fukushima ‘hotspots’ move to new areas, but still remain where they were — “With rain or wind, radioactive materials come always into city” (VIDEO)

NBC: Animals quietly falling sick and dying near oil & gas drilling — Cows tails dropping off (PHOTO)

Title: Livestock falling ill in fracking regions Source: NBC News (Full report here) Author: Elizabeth Royte, Food & Environment Reporting Network Date: Nov. 30, 2012 h/t Anonymous tip

In the midst of the domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil- and gas-drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying

[...] Earlier . . . → Read More: NBC: Animals quietly falling sick and dying near oil & gas drilling — Cows tails dropping off (PHOTO)

State: “Potential danger to human life” due to gas pressures in area of giant sinkhole — Emergency directive issued on weekend — Texas Brine fined $100,000

The Fourth Amendment to the Declaration of Emergency Directive State of Louisiana December 1, 2012

Office of Conservation Fines Texas Brine $100,000 for Failure to Comply With Directives Company may face further penalties and fines for failure to act immediately on Conservation orders

Excepts:

[...] Based on site topography, observations, and the presence . . . → Read More: State: “Potential danger to human life” due to gas pressures in area of giant sinkhole — Emergency directive issued on weekend — Texas Brine fined $100,000

Man Films Area Near Giant Sinkhole: Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness on scene — “You can see some bubbling” from road (VIDEO)

Title: Homeland Security Monitoring the Louisiana Sinkhole Area at Bayou Corne Source: Charles Walton Date Filmed: November 30, 2012 h/t Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle

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Bayou Corne. You can see some bubbling going on out there right now.

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Also thought that it’s very interesting that Homeland Security is out . . . → Read More: Man Films Area Near Giant Sinkhole: Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness on scene — “You can see some bubbling” from road (VIDEO)