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Kyodo: Worker panicking while trying “to keep water level up” in reactor during typhoon — Seawater reportedly overran cooling water intake #Taiwan

Kyodo News, July 16, 2013: Human error causes Taiwan’s nuclear plant shutdown [...] Chai Fu-feng, a spokesman of Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower), told Kyodo News that the Unit 2 reactor of the Chinshan nuclear power station in New Taipei City was automatically shut down when instruments detected too much water in the reactor pressure . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Worker panicking while trying “to keep water level up” in reactor during typhoon — Seawater reportedly overran cooling water intake #Taiwan

Report: Why did neutrons levels get so high at nuclear reactor at time of typhoon? Did plant suffer a loss of ultimate heat sink, like Fukushima Daiichi? Was there adequate cooling? #Jinshan #Taiwan

Title: Typhoon Soulik shuts down Jinshan nuclear power plant in Taiwan Source: Enformable Author: Lucas W Hixson Date: July 15, 2013

Typhoon Soulik stuck Taiwan over the weekend with winds over 100 miles per hour, equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane, so strong in fact that it took out a nuclear reactor twice at . . . → Read More: Report: Why did neutrons levels get so high at nuclear reactor at time of typhoon? Did plant suffer a loss of ultimate heat sink, like Fukushima Daiichi? Was there adequate cooling? #Jinshan #Taiwan

Emergency shutdown at nuclear reactor: “Reading for number of neutrons became exceedingly high” after typhoon #Soulik #Taiwan

Title: Typhoon Soulik causes nuclear reactor shutdown Source: China Post Author: John Liu Date: July 15, 2013

Typhoon Soulik’s strong winds caused one of the reactors at Taiwan’s First Nuclear Power Plant to automatically shut down as part of precautionary measures twice on Saturday.

At 2:50 a.m. on July 13, strong winds knocked out . . . → Read More: Emergency shutdown at nuclear reactor: “Reading for number of neutrons became exceedingly high” after typhoon #Soulik #Taiwan

Video: 200,000 protest nuclear power

CNA ENGLISH NEWS, March 9, 2013: 200,000 take part in Taiwan’s anti-nuclear protest [...] In what organizers called the largest anti-nuclear protest in Taiwan, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets in several parts of the island on Saturday to call for the scrapping of nuclear power plants. The protest was held simultaneously . . . → Read More: Video: 200,000 protest nuclear power

Japan Nuclear Expert: 30,000 deaths in first month and up to 7 million cancer deaths total if accident at Taiwan nuke plant

Title: Scientist warns of dangers of Taiwan nuclear mishap Source: Taipei Times Author: Lee I-chia Date: Oct 22, 2012

A Japanese nuclear scientist and researcher says that if a nuclear accident occurred at one of northern Taiwan’s nuclear power plants, about 30,000 people would die within a short period of time and up to . . . → Read More: Japan Nuclear Expert: 30,000 deaths in first month and up to 7 million cancer deaths total if accident at Taiwan nuke plant

Former GE Nuclear Inspector: They made us wear lead vests to falsify radiation exposure when in Taiwan — All the lead did was cover our dosimeters (VIDEO)

Interview with former General Electric nuclear plant inspector Kei Sugaoka Uploaded by laborvideo Filmed May 5, 2011 Uploaded Jun 6, 2011

At 30:20 in Interviewer: Life as a nuclear inspector… GE what a company. That’s amazing.

Sugaoko: What else were they doing in Taiwan?

They used to make us wear lead vests.

All that . . . → Read More: Former GE Nuclear Inspector: They made us wear lead vests to falsify radiation exposure when in Taiwan — All the lead did was cover our dosimeters (VIDEO)

Cobalt-60, Cesium-137 found by Taiwan researcher on Orchid Island — Cesium-137 exceeds gov’t limit, yet report says it does not

Taiwan researcher finds radioactivity near nuclear waste storage space on Orchid Island, Taiwan News, Nov. 29, 2011 (Emphasis Added):

An Academia Sinica researcher said Tuesday he found amounts of radioactivity outside the nuclear waste storage space on Orchid Island, but in quantities lower than the legal limit. [...]

Academia Sinica Institute of Earth Sciences . . . → Read More: Cobalt-60, Cesium-137 found by Taiwan researcher on Orchid Island — Cesium-137 exceeds gov’t limit, yet report says it does not

Nuclear fallout will “engulf” Taiwan starting April 6 — “People should stay home” or “Immediately take off their clothes and cleanse nuclear contaminants” (VIDEO)

People should wear long-sleeved clothing and masks when they go out on a sunny day and carry an umbrella if it rains, said [Taiwan Atomic Energy Council]‘s Lee Jo-chan, who also recommended cleansing showers . . . → Read More: Nuclear fallout will “engulf” Taiwan starting April 6 — “People should stay home” or “Immediately take off their clothes and cleanse nuclear contaminants” (VIDEO)