Fukushima Worker: “All sorts of troubles going on in plant”; Officials won’t tell public what really happens — People should worry, it’s not under control — Employees wear disguises over fear of retaliation — Reporter: Tour of plant “was very strange… feels completely dead… not many people” (VIDEO)

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NHK, Sept. 24, 2014 (at 2:15 in): [A Fukushima Daiichi worker’s attorney] warns that the current system could endanger the entire decommissioning process… “Tepco should be held accountable for turning a blind eye. It needs to improve labor conditions, otherwise the situation will make it impossible to secure enough workers to deal with the nuclear accident.” >> Watch the video here

The Guardian, Sept. 9, 2014 (emphasis added): Fukushima fallout continues… [There's an] unprecedented attempt by four Fukushima Daiichi workers to sue the utility for unpaid wages… [T]he four men… wore masks in court for fear of reprisals from their employers… “A year ago, the prime minister told the world that Fukushima was under control. But that’s not the case,” Tsuguo Hirota told Reuters… “It’s becoming a place for amateurs only, and that has to worry anyone who lives near the plant.”… “My health could suffer… I believe there are many people who can’t speak out about this kind of problem,” one of the workers told public broadcaster NHK.

Time Magazine correspondent Hannah Beech, Sept. 7, 2014: Just to get into the plant it –again — it’s like a Hollywood movie… What was very strange about walking into this place is that it feels completely dead. You don’t see that many people moving around. And those people that you do see, there’s not a palpable sense of urgency, but you realize that the work that they’re doing is so important. And they may not be getting the full of backing that they should to be able to do this. >> Full interview here

NPR, March 11, 2014: About 100 out of the 4,000 people working in the plant every day are TEPCO employees. The rest are subcontractors… Workers [are barred from] speaking to the media… I met a TEPCO worker who was on the job when the quake and tsunami hit… and talked in his car… on the condition that we not identify him and disguise his voice. He says it’s well known at the plant that shoddy work is being done… Many problems inside the Fukushima plant go unreported… The worker says that the Japanese government now needs to step in and guarantee the welfare and safety of all the workers…

TEPCO employee at Fukushima Daiichi (at 2:45 in): I’m concerned about my safety… There are things they feel they don’t have to disclose. There are all sorts of troubles going on inside the plant.

Full interview with the anonymous Fukushima worker here

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  • radioactiveruss radioactiveruss

    There is NO WAY that this reporter was walking around on a plant tour of Fukushima Diachii, at least not the real plant IMPOSSIBLE Radiation levels at Chernobyl are so intense that they cannot work on the site while building the new cover, and its only 77 tons of Corium already covered in tons of Zeolite and concrete.
    Fukushima is admitted as 3 cores each 140 tons of Corium not to mention the THOUSANDS OF TONS OF CORIUM OUTSIDE EXPOSED TO THE WEATHER from the Spent Fuel Pools, including the Common Pool. It only takes 188 kW(decay heat)to heat 500 gls water 140F. The pools only had 375,000 gls. Simple boiler mathematics says that those Spent Fuel Rods all went into PCMI Pellet Cladding Mechanical Interaction (Boron Carbide, Stainless Steel interact Exothermic reaction with Zircon cladding which interacts with UO2 to create Corium).
    All this is documented in multiple published peer reviewed papers available on the IAEA site. Do some reading and connect some dots
    NO ONE WALKING AROUND FUKUSHIMA


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  • radioactiveruss radioactiveruss

    That is 188 kW to heat 500 gallons of water 140F in ONE HOUR!!


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    • PraisingJesus VanneV

      The same people who gave us the WIPP plutonium disaster wants another 10 years of money. Areva-Shaw and the French are totally corrupt. Par for the course when it comes to the nuclear energy international cabal. Instead of calling it "mixed-oxide fuel" they ought to tell everyone how unstable and explosive and lethal weapons grade plutonium is in a nuclear reactor. The French themselves don't try to use such a rich mixture of plutonium in their failed nuclear industry.

      MOX facility contractor requests construction extension for work at Savannah River Site
      Sept. 3, 2014
      “The contractor of the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has quietly requested from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission a 10-year extension for construction activities….”
      http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/mox-facility-contractor-requests-construction-extension-work-savannah-river


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      • FactChecker

        The country's work has to be done somewhere by someone. What do you propose to do with the surplus plutonium? Stick it in the ground somewhere? Its best to use it as a resource, as a fission fuel. I think you are unrealistic to believe the nuclear material can just sit somewhere until someone else deals with it. It has to be dealt with. So what's your plan for it?


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Your not dealing with it and you never will deal with it in your lifetime or your kid's kid's future lifetimes. A great deal of talk is not a viable solution and every time we turn around your industry is destroying land mass and people's lives all over the planet. :(

          You are peddling poison and you know it. Like a 500 pound man that can't stop eating and always wanting more food until it finally kills him. The problem is you guys are killing everybody..since no one can cleanup all the shit you already created.

          You do understand what those increasing background radiation readings since 1945 really mean don't you?


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          • FactChecker

            Increased background readings since 1945 are not the end of the human race. In fact, the population since 1945 has exponentially increased from a billion to over 7 billion today. This world population is increasing every day. This means there is no massive human extinction.

            You obviate the need to demonize nuclear for some reason. Why dont you put your efforts to better use. Try to improve the human condition without resorting to tired rhetoric.


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            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Its just a matter of time until the numbers drop drastically and head the other way and it has already begun and you know it. The Nuclear DNA scrambling problem is now firmly implanted in the Earth's biological genome and it will be a generational problem.

              Bioaccumulation represented by the increased back ground radiation readings guarantee it! Surely you have read material not Nuclear? If not I recommend that you do/start.


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              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                One example, those Islands you bombed, now has a 1.36 birth replacement rate per women and still going down. Nothing growing on those islands my friend.

                Your industry is like the Black Plague..life numbers tell the story. US is at 1.82 and going down. Hell the numbers are so bad that we have had to leave all the borders wide open accounting now for a population of close to 60 million immigrants just to maintain the population or we too would disappear just like Japan.

                You did bomb the US too…remember?


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                • FactChecker

                  Your reply is a confirmation of delusional thinking. No right thinking person would connect nuclear weapons with peaceful nuclear technology. The physics is different, the application different.


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                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    The resultant genome destruction is/are the same..methods of dispensing/disbursing such poisons may vary. :)


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                  • Risky

                    Do you realize that you embarrass yourself every time you hit the ENTER key?


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                    • FactChecker

                      Its this site thats an embarrassment and those that believe in the hype. Pull yourself away from the train wreck of this site to see what the rest of the world is doing. Japan is returning to nuclear. Do you see that as a result of a failed position from your side?

                      In the end, people want and need electricity in massive amounts all the time. What are you going to do? Dot the landscape with millions of wind turbines and solar panels?

                      That approach wont work. Sorry to burst your bubble but take a dose of reality.

                      Most bloggers here are just fooling themselves and wasting bandwidth.

                      I try to bring the tech discussion up a notch and they trudge out the old tired shill and troll line.

                      Nice going for free speech and honest debate.

                      Im done with the arrogance of the antinuclear movement. Its the one movement on earth that has actually set the human race back.


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                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      You can't compete with our clear positions..it's too bad you can not see the negative side of the unfolding Nuclear future on this planet.

                      It was a huge mistake. It's only a matter of time until another one blows and that is scientifically proven now and you should grasp your own scientific communities prowess.


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                  • What Is The Statistical Probability Of A Major Nuclear Accident Like Fukushima In The USA, Or In Your Country? via @AGreenRoad
                    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/what-is-statistical-probability-of.html


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                    • About 1 in 1000 per reactor year. Not one in one million.And that was when they were "new" now they are getting to be clunkers with greedy corporations who have captured the regulators and have media as lapdogs.

                      Hmmmmm, this stinks PU


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                  • radioactiveruss radioactiveruss

                    Care to explain how the Physics is different to me? I know how to read and comprehend so give it a go you may find that your empty rhetoric is just that, EMPTY


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                  • PraisingJesus VanneV

                    Where do you think they get all their plutonium for weapons from. And also there is no difference between reactor grade and weapons grade plutonium. Developing MOX fuel and then putting it into 40 year sub standard reactors that were never built for MOX fuel and which had for years failed many, many safety checks, over a millions' old fluvial river in seismic and volcanic active area was a very bad mistake and which can now never be corrected.


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                  • westpac99

                    As if the US government would admit its using the use of nuclear power for the military industrial complex as being covered up by "peaceful nuclear power" Give me a break. Your delusional FactChecker.


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              • FactChecker

                I have read a lot of material, nuclear and non-nuclear. I stay away from antinuclear rhetoric, unscientific and ludicrous theories such as the ones you like to put forth. For someone who speaks a lot here, you really have a simplistic and unfounded message. I would submit that your efforts are very much misplaced and misguided. In reading a lot of antinuclear posts here, I am wondering why the antinuclear movement even understands that the largest form of radionuclides pumped into the environment comes from fossil fuels. But you knew that. Right?


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            • name999 name999

              fact checker, so you think the 7 billion mark in population shows a robust and healthy world? That is quite simple minded. These are the kinds of thinking distortions that people use to ignore what is right before their eyes.


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        • combomelt combomelt

          FC beamed down these heavenly pixels…..

          "The country's work has to be done somewhere by someone. What do you propose to do with the surplus plutonium? Stick it in the ground somewhere? Its best to use it as a resource, as a fission fuel. I think you are unrealistic to believe the nuclear material can just sit somewhere until someone else deals with it. It has to be dealt with. So what's your plan for it?"

          A-"What do you propose to do with the surplus plutonium? Stick it in the ground somewhere?" – hey wait, hold on! you guys already figgered er out so good there over at WIPP, don't have all your buddies stop now or anything, so many good jobs over there, and under there at WIPP!
          B-"Its best to use it as a resource, as a fission fuel." – please explain.
          C-"I think 'I AM' unrealistic to believe the nuclear material can just sit somewhere until someone else deals with it(the way of the WIPP). 'I and my nuk-cohorts' MUST deal with it." – there, whew, fixed it. & please explain the "fission fuel" part again.?
          never heard one of em talk like this….bot? nota bot?


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        • We Not They Finally

          What's YOUR plan, Fact Checker? I mean for leaving this website where your inhumane jabs are hardly welcome. And the largest amount of radionuclides is from fossil fuels? That's not even a sick joke, It's your IMMORALITY.

          So if you think it's just fine, go live at an NPP. I would suggest Fukushima, Hanford, or WIPP as lovely spots for your next vacation.

          You want respect? Then stop acting like a (excuse) schmuck.


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    • susieskunk

      Germany is shutting down its nukes, we are just viewed as a dump site for their waste. Still, don't they realize the global winds will carry rads across the Atlantic back to Europe? Look at the high rads in TX, probably from WIPP.


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  • In case you don't have enough rabbit holes to run down, check out the Georgia Guidestones

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones#Inscriptions


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  • Hmmmm, I thought Cook on Lake Michigan was closed down, but apparently not. Check its sordid history

    In 1976 two workers were killed in a recirculation pit (sump) by asphyxiation from argon inerting gas used to support welding on stainless steel piping.[5]
    July 13, 1990 one person was killed by electrocution and three others suffered severe burn injuries from a 4kv switchgear explosion.
    In 1996, both units were shutdown for approximately three years because AEP had lost control of the design and licensing bases.[6]
    On May 12, 2002, Unit 2 was automatically shut down due to the failure of both redundant DC power supplies in the Reactor Control & Instrumentation System. Due to inadequate corrective actions, the same event occurred on February 5, 2003.[7][8]
    A transformer fire caused an automatic shutdown of Unit 1 in 2003 and release of cooling oil to Lake Michigan.[9]
    A massive intrusion of fish caused both units to be manually shut down for several weeks on April 24, 2003. Due to the degradation in Essential Service Water flow to the plants' Emergency Diesel Generators, the site entered the Emergency Plan at the Alert level. The Alert was exited approximately 25 hours later.[10]
    On September 20, 2008 unit 1's main turbine and generator were damaged by severe turbine vibrations caused by broken low-pressure turbine blades.[11] A fire also broke out in the generator of Unit 1. No radiation was released and Unit 2 continued to operate at full power [12][13]


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    • NOTIFICATION OF OFFSITE AGENCIES DUE TO DISCOVERY OF POTENTIAL HUMAN REMAINS

      "At 1530 EST on February 12, 2013, bones were discovered in the debris removal baskets in the Screen House at the Cook Nuclear Plant. These bones have the potential to be human remains.

      "Local law enforcement agencies have been notified and the remains were removed by law enforcement personnel.

      "The NRC Senior Resident Inspector was notified. Plant operations was not impacted by the event.

      Wow, the nuketards are also murderers

      "This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to notification of offsite agencies and potential for media involvement related to the discovery."


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      • "… potential for media involvement related to the discovery."

        Oh nooo, they sure don't want that to happen.

        Probably someone else who believed these Nuclear Nut-jobs when they were told "your level of concern is low". ;)

        I wish Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News would cover a real news story like this one or perhaps even mention the ongoing TRIPLE MELTDOWNS at Fukushima.


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        • demise demise

          The network news hire monkeys to read government approved scripts. This in no better than communist Russia or China.
          The only difference is a constitution that is being ripped to shreds, activist judges and selective law enforcement controlled by lying politicians that are bought and paid for.
          Don't expect to get any accurate information about the meltdowns from the corporate controlled news.


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    • FactChecker

      A lot of your incidents you cite are actually non-nuclear, steam plant related.


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    • FactChecker

      Cook supplies Chicago with a lot of baseload.


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      • The 'Windy City' should have converted to wind power decades ago, but too many were corrupted by utility company's campaign contributions/bribes. :shock: Instead of planning for the future they planned for their own retirement.

        Chicago is known for it's honest politicians. [sarc]


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      • combomelt combomelt

        hold on, gotta fix another one…
        "Cook supplies Chicago with a lot of '_______'(what?)…bs? pollution? free radionuclides? death? lies?

        it certainly isn't just 'baseload'! lmfao

        btw
        socal=hot summer=no SONGS=no blackouts=completely unnecessary

        COLD SHUTDOWN FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM

        THE PTB lied when they said there would be huge rolling blackouts if SONGS were closed.

        LIARS.

        here we are, no SONGS and no problem with supply.

        now what do we do with all the SPENT FUEL from the last 30+ years that is stored on-site?
        http://www.songscommunity.com/docs/051514_IFMP.pdf

        some key SONGS excerpts…..

        "2,668 irradiated fuel assembles will be loaded into Dry Shielded Canisters (DSCs) and transferred to the ISFSI following expansion of the ISFSI capacity. (Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI)).

        The spent fuel pool inventory(2,668 irradiated fuel assembles) is expected to be completely transferred to the ISFSI no later than 2019.

        …. application of an oldest fuel first allocation scheme to a projected start date for repository operations. Therefore, this plan is based upon a 2024 start date (Reference 13) for US DOE acceptance of spent fuel from the industry.
        As indicated in Table 3, SCE is assuming all fuel will be removed from the SONGS site as of 2049. Based on this assumption, the ISFSI will be subsequently decommissioned by the 2051 final license termination date."
        CONT….


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  • Cisco Cisco

    Oops…Radiation, the gift that keeps on giving…FOREVER!

    "Nuclear waste leak contaminates 22 Los Alamos workers: Kitty litter the cause?" September 28, 2014
    "Once again there has been a radioactive leak at a nuclear waste storage dump in New Mexico. This time 22 workers were contaminated at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Could kitty litter be the cause?"

    http://www.examiner.com/article/nuclear-waste-leak-contaminates-22-los-alamos-workers-kitty-litter-the-cause


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  • Cisco Cisco

    "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." – Albert Einstein

    "50% of Young People Living Near Fukushima Suffering From Thyroid Cancer" September 28, 2014

    "Vladimir Slivyak from the Russian NGO EcoDefense and Harvey Wasserman, an American senior editor and columnist discuss the horrendous situation in Japan where over 48 per cent of some 360,000 young people have recently been identified as suffering from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities."

    http://en.ria.ru/eco_plus/20140928/193323389/50-of-Young-People-Living-Near-Fukushima-Suffering-From-Thyroid.html


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The rest of the world is shoving/dumping medications down their throats like candy, since their brains along with their thyroids are now scrambled by your rampant releases of manmade radiation contamination worldwide.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    You do understand what this article says? Did you read it? These events have been happening on this Earth for a very, very long time and on these specific Islands, but you and yours still built your Nuclear Power Plants on these islands. What the hell were you people thinking? Pure stupidity and you know it.

    Now, not only do these poor people have to deal with what Mother Nature has dished out, but they now have to deal with what you have dished out unnaturally. A double whammy!

    The first one is natural and was expected the second one (yours) should never have ever happened.

    Huge difference my friend! :(


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    • FactChecker

      My take on your response is that you are a proponent of revisionist history. There was a race on back then, between Hitler and Heisenberg, and Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project.

      Reading your posts makes me wonder if you even studied history.

      You seem to want to move backwards, and take the human race with you. I on the other hand, move forwards, as humanity and technology progresses.

      One thing I find interesting is that a lot of people of your beliefs want to badly castigate nuclear technology as some failed enterprise. It has provided trillions of pollution-free GWe for your lifestyle. Yet you chose to bite the hand that feeds you.

      The reason the rest of the world isnt listening to antinuclear positions is that its a tired, rhetoric that keeps humanity from dealing with real issues. It brings fear and loathing to the forefront.

      This forum is filled with people who would like nothing more than to wipe anything nuclear from the planet.

      The problem with that thinking is it is born from distrust of authority, governments, and individuals that are actually protecting them.

      These poor deluded souls on ENE. Why do you think they are sniping of ELE and other preposterous claims while the world moves on with more nuclear?

      No one is listening except those that want to hear the sensationalism, the conspiracies.

      The bloggers here have made this site largely irrelevant. It is never referenced in any serious discussion of any technical merit.


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      • Yes, the nuclear industry has a very sordid history, agree with you on that, F.

        Project Paper Clip; USA Imported And Hired Hundreds Of Nazi War Criminals To Develop Nuclear Industry; via @AGreenRoad
        http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/04/project-paper-clip-usa-imported-and.html


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        You feel safe? Really?

        You must be working inside a deep underground high security bunker, since nobody out/up here on the surface feels safe.

        Where are our citizen high security bunkers?

        Do you have those locations/addresses for the citizen populations, please share. :)


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      • PlowboyGrownUp

        http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2004/oct/24/time-bombs-keep-going-off-for-cancer-plagued/
        Article says "rural low-use segment" of the population.
        Was this protecting people?
        Was it a conspiracy?


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          There you go..cancer for everybody. Dispersion methods might vary, but the results are always the same. :(
          “They’ve killed more people with fallout than we lost at the twin towers in New York on 9/11,” said Pearl Ford, who has lost her mother, father, brother and husband to cancer within the past five years. “We don’t want them to do it again.”


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      • Lorem Ipsum

        Well, initially I hoped you would bring something new to the table. You seemed intelligent and literate. Yet you insist on inimical discourse about ENENEWS in general and several posters in particular.

        You sound proud in your knowledge, eager to use it against defenders of defenseless ones; champions of those who cannot speak for themselves, regardless of species. An easy target: an empathetic group.

        Nuclear power DOES NOT NEED YOU to defend it, in order for it to exist and thrive. You've said as much yourself. Thus you reveal your need to parasitize off its perceived grandeur in order for you to exist. You have my sympathy.


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      • hbjon hbjon

        @FactChecker. If I were to obtain a pile of uranium and boil water to produce electricity to sell to you, does that mean (using your logic) that I feed you? Even though your business equipment is making me and my entire community sick and dead?

        I was all for nuclear power before I became knowledgeable in physics, and now I realize how dangerous the technology is. I ask again, "How can anyone with a good mind like yourself FactChecker, allow yourself to be won over by the dark side?" I know you understand the dangers, yet you don't want to acknowledge them here and now. Can it really be all about the money?


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      • wilderest

        Electricity (agreed very important)povides 16% of total world energy requirements.Nuclear provides 16% of total electricity used. Hence presently installed nuclear plants provides 2.6% of total world energy requirements. Considering the depletion of uranium availability there are no prospects of substantially increasing the 2.6% nuclear element in world supply.


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      • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

        Hey FC/SocRef…I just come here to look at the 'perty mutations. I guess now I can even listen to a "mutant brained troll".


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      • combomelt combomelt

        fc said,

        "bloggers have made this site largely irrelevent"

        don't know about anyone else's search results but here's what I got…..

        1 – ENENews.com – Energy News enenews.com/

        2 – FUKUSHIMA UPDATE | Nuclear News from Japan fukushimaupdate.com/

        3 – Fukushima Accident – World Nuclear Association world-nuclear.org/

        4 – How Radioactive is Our Ocean? ourradioactiveocean.org/

        5 – Fukushima | Environment | The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/environment/fukushima

        6 – Fukushima news, articles and information: – Natural News
        http://www.naturalnews.com/Fukushima.html

        In-depth articles…..
        7 – Fukushima Forever | Charles Perrow
        The Huffington Post‎ – Sep 2013

        8 – Fukushima two years on: a dirty job with no end in sight
        The Guardian‎ – Dec 2013

        etc…..

        yep totally irrelevent at the top of the results


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    He spews his own revisionist history like a puppet. He really believes his position and that with building more Nuclear toys everywhere some how the entire world will be safer as we spend billions of dollars chasing this dire technology around the globe. Hoping it does not fall into the hands of a nut case. I guess he hasn't realized that most of the sane world is actually bat-shit crazy.. :)


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  • W8R W8R

    Hello,
    I find the majority of your commentary to be based on attacking other members here.
    I see no attempt to post data to back up your position.
    Nuclear is far from clean. The uranium mining and processing alone creates more waste than fossil fuels.
    Nuclear is far from cheap. If you include mining processing and clean up per kilowatt hour it's the most expensive electricity you can buy.
    To deny the environmental impact of a triple melt through is ludacris. Sites like Hanford and Simi Valley are gifts that will keep on giving for generations
    It's one thing to be realistic.
    It's another to be in complete denial…..


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      We just had 4 planes fly all over the country unaccounted for..for hours.. and not one defensive action taken by those in charge of this nation's security and/or the exact same people that are suppose to protect us citizens from harm and make us all safe… :(

      How will that one be written down in the history books..


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    • Ya they are "celebrating" 70 years at Hanford as babies are born nearby without brains


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      • Cisco Cisco

        Dead on stock! Factchecker is either brain dead or brain damaged resulting from his/her carreer path, in close proximity to low dose radiation which he/she dimisses as an acceptable risk. He/she is one of two things, a paid shill or has radiation-induced cognitive decline… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation-induced_cognitive_decline

        Either way, debating with him/her is like trying to have an intelligent conversation with an early onset dementia patient. He/she lacks cognitive thinking abilities (unable to learn, now), but never forgets the bullsh#t he/she learned in his/her academic education and early years, being indoctrinated into the nuclear power scheme.

        A pathetic excuse for a human being, that's why I used the word "things" in the 3rd sentence.

        SSDD from these truth criminals…


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    • UncleCrusty

      Agree Sir. I grew up 7mi from Simi and Rocketdyne in the early 60's, playing in the dirt of the hills. I also worked construction and operations at San Onofre for 8 yrs. It may not be a "fact" or even provable, But….
      1) Thyroid cancer in 1999. Total removal + 50% parathyroid. Medication dependent as a result.

      2)Squamous carcinoma… 5 surgeries in 3 areas (head, Chest, Lung) and its back again ( I dont count basils – too many of 'em)

      3) 3 tumors in my lungs, and a necrotic lymph node under my heart with a 2.5" tumor in it.

      Sir – I really wish I had denial. What I have, Is less than pleasant, and unfortunately, terminal. I used to be proud of what I did then. Building that plant was an accomplishment. Turns out it will cost around the same amount to dismantle as it did to build it. If I had a "Do over", Never would have done nukes. Hindsight is , well, useless. Take care Sir.


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  • earthsmith

    Nuclear engineers lost 3CORES!!!!

    Nuclear engineers STILL don't know how dispose of nuclear waste

    Nuclear engineers still don't know what happened at WIPP

    Nuclear engineers are NOT health practitioners

    Nuclear engineers know they make mutated DNA

    So nuclear engineers obviously are liars

    FC has brought nothing to the table as usual…..except it's subsidized paycheck = bought and paid….silly shill.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    These guys embrace such technology thinking that it is the future that will solve all our perceived/created by others energy problems, yet every day the problem grows exponentially negatively. You can't give back a life taken away by cancer and/or disease or grow food that is not poisoned or eat fish that are poisoned by such technology without negative consequences. He knows this, but he still pushes forward into this growing Nuclear abyss.

    Toxic lands, air, water and food are not what the world wants or needs in the near or far future.

    If I give a kid a gun and he shoots me and a couple friends and we go to the hospital and recover and come out and then give the same gun to the kid once again and he shoots us again. Who is the fool? Someone/body needs to take the gun away from the kid shooting everybody, since we obviously did not learn our lesson. We certainly need some help!


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  • Dick Shenary

    FactChucker – "One thing I find interesting is that a lot of people of your beliefs want to badly castigate nuclear technology as some failed enterprise. It has provided trillions of pollution-free GWe for your lifestyle. Yet you chose to bite the hand that feeds you."
    Oh, where to begin? Let us start small. FC – I think you are referring to GWh (gigawatt hour)not GWe. Just exactly how are the trillions of whatever produced that are pollution-free? Seems like 300 tons a day of highly contaminated water seeping into the Pacific contradicts your fatuous statements. And yes, I will bite the hand that feeds contamination to the whole world.


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  • califnative califnative

    If I recall correctly MOFO/FactChucker is a psychopath. It's only a matter of time when he throws a temper tantrum and loses control. Time to report comments again on this useless snake.

    The Sad Truths of Internet Trolls:
    1. Trolls are immune to criticism and logical arguments. True trolls cannot be reasoned with, regardless of how sound your logical argument is.

    2. Trolls do not feel remorse like you and me. They have sociopathic tendencies, and accordingly, they delight in other people having hurt feelings.

    3. Trolls consider themselves separate from the social order.

    4. Trolls do not abide by etiquette or the rules of common courtesy.

    5. Trolls consider themselves above social responsibility.

    6. Trolls gain energy by you insulting them.

    7. Trolls gain energy when you get angry.

    8. The only way to deal with a troll is to ignore him, or take away his ability to post online.

    You cannot win with a troll. Publicly retaliating against them just fuels their childish need for attention. There are only 3 reliable ways to deal with trolls, all of which focus on removing their audience, removing their power, and depriving them of the attention they seek.


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  • Dick Shenary

    Califnative – All very good points. It is difficult to remain silent when shills make points that are so blatantly wrong or stupid.


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  • Dick Shenary

    Are shills and trolls really that bad? After all, they are just repeating the same misinformation and distortions that the government and the nuclear industry puts out. Take Califnative's list and replace the word trolls with the word governments. The list still makes sense with the only exception being – it is very difficult to ignore your government.


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  • Nick

    Notice how FC is trying to discredit this website.

    So be it.

    But, I will repeat this often, straying from the topic at hand does us all a disservice.

    Most of us here knew from day one that the Fukushima Fiasco would only get worse with time and that much of the data would be bogus or delayed in coming.

    Let's all agree on one thing…..Fukushima D-NPP is decommissioning itself with out any help from humans as the awol cores and fools' pools sizzle and puff away into the biosphere.

    The world deserves the truth.


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  • califnative califnative

    DS – I agree. He was here before as MOFO, it's obvious from the way he comments. He's barbaric, heartless and in my opinion pure evil. He had a melt down after enenewers wore him out from the truth but now he's back for revenge. I just hate to see it happen all over again.


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  • Nick

    http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/

    Try and do a search on the site above.

    Why do you think the search option is currently unavailable?

    Now check out:

    http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2014/pr_nra240914.pdf
    "s a result of inspection by TEPCO, it was found on 17 September that the
    connection valve had a crack which penetrated the valve.
    - Therefore, this crack constitutes a lack of functionality in ensuring safety in the nuclear
    reactor facility under TEPCO’s Implementation Plan."

    I suspect that there are other areas that lack functionality in ensuring safety in the nuclear reactor facility….

    But, remember, TEPCO has done a wonderful job to date, all is peachy keen. Yeah, right?


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  • Nick

    From a year ago:
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/13/fukushima-not-under-control-warns-tepco-official/

    Mind you this is Fox News, but the plant was clearly NOT UNDER CONTROL as of a year ago.

    How long before it is discovered that FD-NPP has irradiated all types of materials that eventually degrade at accelerated rates, compromising all manner of products?

    I am not talking about biology but metallurgy, etc.

    No way this would be a problem, could it?

    The failed valve is a possible example of accelerated stress in metal (see my earlier post).

    The world's economies are intertwined with Japan's, in time that fact will create hazards that nobody alive today could have predicted.

    When Japan crumbles, so too will a lot of other folks.

    So don't expect veracity anytime soon from the land of the rising sun.


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  • Nick

    "Given the diametrically conflicting views of the Fukushima disaster, it's way beyond time for a full-court-press approach by the U.S. and global community to challenge what may be a whitewashed coverup, and with intensified scientific research and accurate figures and diagnosis, to get to the bottom of what's happening at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. Doing nothing is not an option"
    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22211-cutting-through-fukushima-fog-radiation-in-us

    Does anyone honestly believe we will ever get to the bottom of what's happening at FD-NPP?

    Isn't it plausible that TEPCO got caught with their pants down and were juicing the plant with fissle material that was A:illegal and B: not compatible with the plant's initial design?

    What is probably accurate is, yes TEPCO was caught with their pants down, but they have not hid the fact that they can still spew sh*t all over and get away with it.


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  • Google for Nuke Pro, gets my second favorite website at top position

    https://encrypted.google.com/#q=nuke+pro


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  • Nick

    Question:

    How can you tell a nuclear industrial shill is lying?

    Because even when they are dead, they lie still!


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  • sludge7051-x

    They need to get it cleaned up a lot faster than in 40 years.

    How do they get this number? What's the plan, year by year?


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  • timemachine2020s timemachine2020s

    I wonder how much of the steam and smoke we have witnessed on the fuku cams over the past 3 plus years have been dead workers being cremated?


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  • homeenergyexpert homeenergyexpert

    TEPCO FUKUSHIMA DISASTER NEWS!
    TEPCO FINALLY PAYS TO GET REACTOR DECOMMISSIONING TECH FROM UK SELLAFIED!
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140930_19.html


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  • FXofTruth

    Stupid is, what stupid does.
    There is no way back from this one.
    Adding to the problem is the only thing that has happened from day-one.


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