Japanese doctors threatened for revealing data on how bad Fukushima-related illnesses really are — Gundersen: We had pregnant sisters in Tokyo deliver two dead babies and one with deformities that’s alive; Gov’t refuses to disclose miscarriages or stillbirths around Fukushima (AUDIO)

Published: November 12th, 2014 at 11:52 pm ET


Excerpts from Nuclear Hotseat w/ Libbe HaLevy, Nov. 12, 2014 (at 33:15 in):

  • Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: We have firsthand knowledge from at least a half dozen Japanese doctors… who have said they have been threatened… if they speak frankly to their patients about the health effects that they’re experiencing; or if they frankly speak in public about their fears — and, in fact, measurements — of how bad radioactive illnesses really are. So we know of at least a half a dozen doctors who are being ‘sat on’, and if 6 are, you can be certain that many more are as well. It’s a pressure that’s being applied up and down the spectrum… [You would now expect] exactly what we’re seeing — earlier cancers and thyroid nodules. Then over the next 15 to 20 years, increased organ cancers as well as muscular cancers… The fact of the matter is, we’re going to see cancers in that 4 to 30 year time span. And I still stand by what I’ve been saying now for 3 years. I think there will be a million extra cancers as a result of Fukushima Daiichi.
  • Gundersen: For Asahi Shimbun, a major newspaper, to basically call on people to [move] back home based on the [claim there’s no increase in birth defects]… is absolutely absurd. The number they’re not giving us is how many stillbirths and how many miscarriages there’s been in relation to the rest of Japan — and those are radiation-induced. You’ll get a stillbirth or you’ll get a miscarriage when a fetus is deformed or it is already developing cancer… The Japanese are not reporting stillbirths and miscarriages in Fukushima… That’s a much better indicationThere are 35 million people in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area [and] their homes are contaminated… We had two women, sisters, both pregnant at the same time — one with twins, and one with a single baby. Two of the kids were stillbirths. The other was born with a deformity. They had the metallic taste in their mouth as the babies were in [the womb]. They lived in Tokyo, 130 miles from the accident. They’re people, they’re not statistics… and they’ve got no place to run…. no place to go.

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Published: November 12th, 2014 at 11:52 pm ET


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472 comments to Japanese doctors threatened for revealing data on how bad Fukushima-related illnesses really are — Gundersen: We had pregnant sisters in Tokyo deliver two dead babies and one with deformities that’s alive; Gov’t refuses to disclose miscarriages or stillbirths around Fukushima (AUDIO)

  • rogerthat


    Sunken Soviet Submarines Threaten Nuclear Catastrophe in Russia's Arctic
    By Matthew Bodner
    Nov. 13

    … According to a joint Russian-Norwegian report issued in 2012, there are 17,000 containers of nuclear waste, 19 rusting Soviet nuclear ships and 14 nuclear reactors cut out of atomic vessels at the bottom of the Kara Sea…

    The experts polled by The Moscow Times agreed the greatest and most immediate environmental threat posed by Soviet nuclear dumping comes from the carcass of the K-27 Soviet nuclear submarine.

    The K-27 was sunk in the early 1980s after the Soviets tried to tame its dangerous reactors for a decade before sinking it in the Kara Sea.

    The Bellona Foundation's Bohmer, a nuclear physicist, said the K-27's two experimental liquid-metal cooled reactors pose a significant threat to the Arctic ecosystem. If the reactor's casing fails and exposes its highly enriched uranium fuel to the water, it may go critical, a 2012 Norwegian government report on the submarine said.

    In the case of a nuclear reaction, this does not mean that a nuclear explosion may take place in the Kara Sea, but instead create a Chernobyl-like event in which super-hot nuclear fuel will escape its reactor and emit massive levels of radiation into the environment.

    Beyond the Kara Sea, there are at least two more Soviet nuclear submarines with dangerous reactors. The K-159 …

    • We Not They Finally

      "Secret Nuclear Waste: The Dark Side of Humanity," available on youtube, is still one of the best documentaries made. It deals extensively with Russian, French, American, other nuclear atrocities done to the ocean.

  • rogerthat

    … "For those of us living along Norway's Arctic coastline, the dumped nuclear reactors in the Kara Sea cause great concern. We share the Arctic cod and other marine resources with Russia, and any leakages of radioactivity in the Kara Sea will scare everyone that eats fish from the nearby Barents Sea," Nilsen said.

    The Barents Sea alone accounts for some 1 million to 3.5 million tons of fishing each year, and is the world's largest remaining source for Atlantic cod. The size of the Barents fishing industry in 2013 was valued at $2 billion, leaving the Norwegian and Russian fishing industries deeply reliant on the area, and vulnerable to the effects of contamination…

  • rogerthat


    … the issue remains, like the Ancient Mariner’s Albatross, a curse on the industry and on both public and investor enthusiasm for the technology.

  • rogerthat


    FirstEnergy Corp. should know by year’s end if the structural integrity of Davis-Besse’s reactor shield building will have to be defended at a trial-like setting in 2015 for the utility to move forward with its plans for a 20-year extension of the nuclear plant’s operating license.

    A three-judge Nuclear Regulatory Commission administrative panel, which met in Rockville, Md., quizzed attorneys for the utility, the regulatory agency, and a coalition of four opposition groups for six hours on Wednesday, trying to decide if there’s enough evidence for a bigger and more formal adjudicatory hearing.

    William Froehlich, the panel’s chairman, ended the session by stating the judges would stick to their plan for announcing a decision within 45 days…

    … The NRC needs assurances the structure will maintain its integrity if it issues a 20-year extension to Davis-Besse’s operating license, scheduled to expire April 22, 2017.

    The agency has issued license extensions to 75 of America’s 100 nuclear plants, turning away none.

    “It’s difficult, if not impossible, to conclude the cracking has stopped. We can’t be assured it won’t worsen over time,” Mr. Lodge told the panel.

    Timothy Matthews of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a Washington law firm representing FirstEnergy, said the activists have failed to show the cracks are substantial enough to delay the process…

  • rogerthat


    13 November 2014

    The US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Japan's Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) have agreed to extend their collaborative research agreement for a further five years.
    The two organizations signed a three-year agreement in August 2011 to research jointly nuclear power plant issues related to material science, plant component performance and radiation safety…

    … EPRI is an independent, non-profit organization that conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity. Its membership represents over 90% of the electricity generated and supplied in the USA. Also a non-profit organization, CRIEPI is primarily funded by 11 Japanese power utilities and conducts research in such areas as nuclear power technology, stable power supply technology and environmental energy technology.
    Researched and written
    by World Nuclear News

    – spooky and creepy

  • rogerthat


    Testimony calls Kan ‘menacing’ in N-crisiis
    November 14
    The Yomiuri Shimbun

    The government on Wednesday unveiled an additional portion of the testimonies taken from various figures involved in the frantic fight against the 2011 nuclear disaster, including one describing then Prime Minister Naoto Kan as “menacing” and “harsh” in demanding a quick response to the calamity.

    “[Kan] appeared to be quite menacing, and he was speaking in an extremely harsh tone of voice,” said Manabu Terata, who was an assistant to Kan at the time of the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant in March 2011.

    Terata’s testimony detailed Kan’s words and behavior displayed during a visit to the facility on March 12 that year, a day after the start of the catastrophe…

    For about one month after the start of the disaster, the now-defunct Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) did not mention whether nuclear fuel rods had melted at the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors at the Fukushima facility.

    “There was no denying the possibility of meltdowns occurring there, but I did not use words such as meltdown,” Hidehiko Nishiyama, a NISA spokesman at the time of the incident, was quoted as telling the investigative commission.

    The 56 figures include Atsuo Tamura, who was sent from the science and technology ministry to Fukushima Prefecture immediately after the start of the disaster…

  • rogerthat

    … He served as head of a radiation-related research team at government emergency operation headquarters in the prefecture.

    “I was convinced [the facility’s] reactor cores had been damaged, judging from the fact that, even prior to March 12, high concentrations of iodine and cesium had been detected [around the nuclear facility],” Tamura was quoted as saying….

    The interviewees also included Kenji Takashima, a former senior official of the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, who studied nuclear facility safety measures.

    “[Safety measures] were created in a manner that would suit our organization. I raised questions about them, but my assertions were only treated as a minority opinion,” Takashima told the committee…

  • rogerthat

    … On April 2, 2011, it was found that water with high levels of radioactive contamination was leaking out from the facility into the sea. On the night of April 4, TEPCO and the government began discharging water with low levels of radioactive contamination into the sea, citing the need to secure storage facilities for high concentrations of contaminated water.

    “That was nothing but a deceptive attack,” said Toshihiro Omori, an official of JF Zengyoren, a nationwide federation of fisheries cooperatives, in his testimony. He worked to contain the negative impact it would have on fishermen at the time of the accident.

    “At a meeting that started at 1 p.m. on April 4, we were told that contaminated water would never be discharged into the sea again. But later on the very same day, contaminated water was deliberately discharged,” he told the committee.

  • rogerthat


    … Recommendation 4: Determine the allowability of fees paid to consultants who participated in activities of the SNL Contract Strategy and recover any unallowable costs.
    Management Response: The lab reimbursed the National Nuclear Security Administration $226,378 in April 2013 for "a consultant named in this report." Heather Wilson is the only consultant named in the report…

  • rogerthat


    … highly contaminated water may still be flowing from reactor buildings into adjacent underground tunnels even after a work to stem the flow ended.

    The water in the tunnels is believed to be leaking into the sea….

  • rogerthat


    Oct 6:
    Dear Mr. President:

    With this letter, I am tendering my resignation as a Board Member of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, effective October 31, 2014…

    .. I will soon enter into a joint employment appointment between my current employer, Washington State University, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, one of the DOE national laboratories. To avoid conflicts of interest in their technical work, Board Members are restricted from accepting employment by a DOE national laboratory…

    Sue B. Clark, Board Member

  • rogerthat


    Municipalities briefed on Oma plant construction
    Nov. 13

    Hakodate … is challenging construction of the Oma plant in court. It says should an accident occur at the plant, damage to the city would be severe.

    Hakodate lies less than 30 kilometers from the plant across the Tsugaru Strait.

    The utility officials said they will apply as early as the end of the year to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for a safety screening of the Oma plant…

    Hakodate Mayor Toshiki Kudo expressed his displeasure at a news conference later on Thursday and pledged to continue fighting in court…

  • rogerthat


    Outreach Needed to Help Gain Public Acceptance for Federal Activities That Address Liability
    GAO-15-141: Published: Oct 9, Publicly Released Nov 12:

    … Without a better understanding of spent nuclear fuel management issues, the public may be unlikely to support any policy decisions about managing spent nuclear fuel…

  • rogerthat


    WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new five-year, $3.2 billion contract to Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory … which has been operated by BSA for the Department since 1998.

  • rogerthat


    CHENNAI: The Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), which is developing a 500 MW Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam, neither has a chairman and managing director (CMD) nor directors for projects and operations…

    the project is … being temporarily headed by a non-scientist. Rajani Sankaran, an Indian Audit and Accounts Service officer … the PFBR … uses liquid sodium to cool the reactor.

    … the posts of directors of projects and operations too were lying vacant…

  • rogerthat


    … Brian Jones, a retired teacher from Pontardawe … (and) vice-chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Wales, was one of four people from Wales among an international party of 34 who toured the area last month…

    Mr Jones said he spoke to angry evacuees who continued to live in prefabricated buildings.

    “I could not see they were optimistic about their future at all,” he said.

    “There is a complete distrust of the Japanese Government about radiation. They wanted us to tell people what we have seen and heard.” …

    Mr Jones had a stint working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Harwell, many years ago, where he modelled how pipes swelled when radiated.

    Many people argue that, overall, nuclear power has a decent safety record and generates large amounts of useful, baseload power without emitting greenhouse gases.

    Mr Jones said he opposed nuclear power because of the sheer scale of the consequences of a nuclear accident.

    He added: “Then there is the question of nuclear waste, to which nobody has come up with a satisfactory answer in my opinion.” …

  • rogerthat


    Published on November 13, 2014 by Charles Digges

    KRASNOYARSK, Russia – Confusion about when or if public hearings would taking place erupted Thursday during a conference that included announcements of Russia’s plans to build a laboratory to investigate deep underground storage of radioactive waste…

    … Of all the touchy subjects discussed at the conference, the underground laboratory, which will investigate the geological fitness of the Nizhnekansky Rock Mass in the Krasnoyarsk Region to hold medium and high-level radioactive waste for thousands of years, drew the most criticism from gathered experts….

    The project is the responsibility of Russia’s newly constituted National Operator for nuclear waste handling, or NO RAO…

    The Russian laboratory’s construction is scheduled to begin next year, and be completed by 2024. But NO RAO emphasized that 2024 was not likely to bring any immediate conclusions on whether a repository could actually be built, as analysis of the data it collects will take several more years to verify.

    Earlier reports by World Nuclear News estimated the prospective repository emerging from the lab studies would hold 20,000 tons of intermediate and high level nuclear waste – and that the waste would be retrievable.

    NO RAO contradicted that. Russia holds an estimated half million tons …

  • Jinxie1953

    Erggg rogerthat! You have been very busy well done but tooooo much for my poor brain in one sitting. I am so ashamed of our species, we have ruined a perfect planet forever.

  • rogerthat

    … of radioactive waste, and the agency said it would be years before the laboratory concluded how much waste, and what kind of waste, the deeply submerged clay geology of the Nizhnekansky Rock Mass could hold.

    As noted by Environmental Rights Center (ERC) Bellona chairman Alexander Nikitin – who moderated the discussion – “the lab is scientific work, which means it’s trial and error.”

    “While the laboratory may be successful in discovering that the Nizhnekansky Rock Mass is suitable for a repository, it might conclude the opposite, and we may be having a similar discussion 30 years from now,” Nikitin added…

    – there's lots more, and two good quotes:

    .. “It’s as if we has already had a public hearing on a bicycle and now find out we approved a car,” said Andrei Ozharovsky of Bellona. He further criticized the state environmental impact document on the laboratory, saying it was “incomplete and reads like a first draft – it feels like we are in an hurry to bury nuclear waste for thousands of years with plans that are only fit for 10.” …

    • rogerthat

      -and what do people make of this:

      … NO RAO representative Valery Beigul … said the choice of spot, as per IAEA specifications, would have to receive the approval of whatever town or settlement eventually hosts it.

      “This all has to be voted on, approved by any town that puts itself forward as a candidate to let us build it,” said Beigul. “It will be discussed publically again – we are fulfilling orders from the IAEA.”…

  • rogerthat


    … One of the traditional owners, Dianne Stokes, told Guardian Australia the new proposal takes the fight “back to square one.”…

    “There will be no nuclear waste dump inside the Muckaty Land Trust no matter how hard they try,” she said…

  • rogerthat


    Business Day

    EDITORIAL: Hear business on nuclear

    NEWS that the SA government planned to procure 9.6GW of nuclear capacity, probably from Russia, started leaking out in the second part of last year.

    Though vehemently denied by the government at the time, things have become a lot clearer since President Jacob Zuma delivered his state of the nation address in June.

    Mr Zuma unequivocally stated that SA would expand its power generating capacity by installing 9.6GW of capacity in due course.

    Neither he nor any of his ministers or government officials has explained how such a radical departure from the Integrated Resource Plan 2010 as revised last year, as well as the advice of the National Planning Commission’s report on SA’s power options was achieved.

    We also understand that the Cabinet is yet to rescind an earlier decision that Eskom would be the owner of future nuclear generation. It is also not clear whether Cabinet ever took a formal decision to procure 9.6GW of nuclear capacity, and if such a decision was taken, it was never communicated.

    The voice of business has been missing in the discussion about the opaque nature of the decision and its appropriateness. As the engine of the SA economy, businesses of all sizes would be profoundly affected by the decision…

    • rogerthat

      SA is experiencing a power supply crunch but nuclear power stations are not going to resolve the problem over the next five to seven years. In that period two new coal-fired power stations by Eskom, a rapidly expanding renewable energy programme and new options in gas would potentially change critical aspects of any decision to procure nuclear power, in particular so much of it.

      Building too much nuclear capacity without the requisite demand, and weak economic growth has already drastically reduced demand forecasts over the next five years, would result in high unit costs and negatively affect overall input costs.

      The entry of Business Unity SA into the discussion with a paper prepared for the minister of energy is most welcome.

      The business sector representative believes the decision is costly and risky, and we could not agree more.

      This is why the government needs to urgently put into the public domain all necessary information that will allow the public to make determinations on the appropriateness or otherwise of the decision. Anything less would be a travesty.

  • rogerthat


    November 13, 2014 – Business Korea – Korean Research Team Develops Method to Remove Radioactive Materials with Microalgae Sr2+ in contaminated water

    – A Korea research team has successfully explained that microalgae in rivers, lakes, and in the sea is very effective in eliminating radioactive materials.

    The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) announced on Nov. 12 that a research team led by Dr. Lee Seung-yeop from KAERI, Jung Kwang-hwan, professor of the Department of Life Science at Sogang University, and Lee Seung-yop, professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Sogang University, discovered that the amount of dissolved radioactive strontium (Sr) is greatly reduced during the microalgal photosynthetic process.

    The research team found that when microalgae like Chlorella Vulgaris photosynthesize, they facilitate the combination of CO₃2- and radioactive Sr2+ in the water to generate a large amount of SrCO3.

    They also discovered that the radioactivity of Sr decreases by more than 90 percent when turned into a carbonate mineral, thereby proving that microalgae are effective in removing radioactive Sr.

    • ISPC

      Yes. rogerthat. TY. The world needs more of this kind of science. It is discoveries like this that someday will put the genie back in the bottle. I am greatly encouraged about the future by even this small technological advance towards cleaning up radioactive contamination. Radioactive Decontamination…that's a new industry worth buying into. I'll take a hundred shares. Peace

  • rogerthat


    FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News

    DOE Report Recommends New Approach for Disposal of Defense Nuclear Waste

    Publication date: 13 November 2014
    Number: 155

    A new report by the Department of Energy (DOE) recommends a strategy for the permanent underground disposal of defense high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel.

    Under this plan, waste material from atomic energy defense activities would be placed in a separate mined depository or deep boreholes.

    The report, “Assessment of Disposal Options for DOE-Managed High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel” was released quietly in late October.

    The main body of the report is 33-pages long. The foreword states the report “was prepared for the Secretary of Energy by a team of federal and contractor personnel led by the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy.” This office is headed by Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.

    The Executive Summary notes: “The analyses of alternatives and options related to the treatment and disposal of HLW [High Level Waste] and SNF [Spent Nuclear Fuel] presented in this report are based on technical and programmatic considerations and do not include an evaluation of relevant regulatory and legal considerations.

    ''This report has been prepared for informational and comparison purposes only and should not…

    • rogerthat

      … should not be construed as a determination of the legal permissibility of specific alternatives and options.”

      The federal government’s efforts to permanently dispose of the nation’s nuclear waste have been controversial and largely unsuccessful.

      Litigation and congressional opposition have blocked utilization of an underground disposal site for high-level commercial and defense waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Obama Administration has sought to terminate this project.

      DOE operates the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for transuranic waste. … Operations at this site were suspended in February 2014 … DOE hopes to resume operations in early 2016.

      It has generally been assumed that radioactive high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel from defense, commercial, and research sources would be placed in one or more common geologic repositories.

      This report recommends the establishment of a separate repository for some of the high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel that is “owned and managed by the DOE.”

      The high-level waste from atomic energy defense activities is stored in 23,569 canisters at DOE’s Savannah River Site, Idaho National Laboratory, and Hanford Site. There are …

      • rogerthat

        … ther are an additional 3,942 canisters of spent nuclear fuel resulting from “atomic energy defense activities (weapons plutonium production reactors and naval propulsion reactors) . . . including a smaller amount of SNF from DOE research and development activities and some DOE-managed SNF from commercial sources.”

        DOE nuclear waste is an estimated 15 percent of the total volume of all nuclear waste from defense sources and all commercial nuclear plants after eventual decommissioning.

        DOE is under pressure to move this material.

        The report predicts that a common repository for all types of nuclear waste may not be available until 2048.

        A binding agreement calls for the removal of spent nuclear fuel from the Navy’s nuclear fleet now stored at the Idaho National Laboratory by 2035. Failure to meet this deadline could prevent future refueling operations.

        Senior Members of Congress have been vocal in their demands that waste be removed from the Savannah River and Hanford sites.

        DOE nuclear waste generally has a significantly lower thermal output than commercial waste, making it easier to dispose of. A separate mined geological repository for the disposal of DOE waste would simplify treatment, accelerate cleanup, and reduce costs.

        For waste canisters that are 12-inches or less in diameter the report recommends the consideration of disposal boreholes that would be 3.1 miles deep. A community and state consent-based approach would be used…

        • rogerthat

          … would be used in siting these facilities….

          The report concludes with this recommendation:

          “Specifically, this report recommends that the DOE begin implementation of a phased, adaptive, and consent-based strategy with development of a separate mined repository for some DOE-managed HLW and cooler DOE-managed SNF, potentially including some portion of the inventory of naval SNF.

          ''This report notes that, in addition to early development of a separate repository for cooler DOE-managed HLW and SNF, effective implementation of a strategy for management and disposal of all HLW and SNF would also include a focused research, development, and demonstration program addressing technologies relevant to deep borehole disposal of smaller DOE-managed waste forms and the disposal of large DOE-managed waste packages with high thermal loads in mined repositories.”

          Richard M. Jones
          Government Relations Division
          American Institute of Physics

  • rogerthat


    Federal Court Tosses Shell Oil Company's Preemptive Suit Against Environmental Groups

  • rogerthat


    … ttp://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html — http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001716505 (comment – So, who ordered meltdown to be a forbidden topic at press conferences? I’ve repeatedly reported that it was Naoto Kan who ordered Tepco to stop speaking about meltdown on March 12, and have all press statements cleared by his cabinet before release. Now, the non-transparency plot thickens. It wasn’t only Tepco that was withholding the information (as all antinuclear sources allege), but it was government spokespersons, as well. Only one person could have muzzled everyone – Kan!!)

    – this is an interesting comment from hiroshimasyndrome

  • rogerthat


    Nuclear evacuees seek rise in TEPCO compensation
    Nov. 14

    More than 2,800 evacuees from a village near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are seeking state arbitration for a rise in compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Company, the plant's operator.

    Iitate Village is still an evacuation zone three years and eight months after the nuclear accident at the power plant. But decontamination work is proceeding across the village, which is located about 40 kilometers from the plant.

    About half the village's population, or 2,837 evacuees, filed for arbitration with the Center for Settlement of Fukushima Nuclear Damage Claims on Friday.

    They say their prolonged evacuation is splitting local communities and families and threatening generations of the village's history.

    The evacuees are seeking increased compensation and an apology from TEPCO. They want the current monthly evacuation compensation per capita more than tripled to 350,000 yen, or roughly 3,000 dollars per month. They also call for around 172,000 dollars per evacuee in compensation for ruining their village lives.

    The representative of the evacuees, Kenichi Hasegawa, explained why they filed for the class-action arbitration. He said the evacuees decided they must express their anger as their lives have not improved since the nuclear accident. He added that the evacuees want their…

  • rogerthat

    … want their village lives back.

    TEPCO said in a statement it has yet to learn the details of the documents. But the company pledges a sincere response to the arbitration in line with settlement procedures.

  • rogerthat


    Fukushima is a Global Warming Machine


    • To add to his clip…..

      It's the time of year for forest fires in Asia, a bad one in Indonesia blanketed Singapore and Malaysia in smog recently. Forest fires liberate isotopes into the environment via jet streams.

      I saw somewhere a map of the damage that would cripple America if Diablo canyon blew up. Who would think some loose screws in a diesel generator would shut down a reactor. So fragile, so utterly dangerous for a nations survival. (shakes head)

  • rogerthat


    SimplyInfo »
    Greenpeace Survey Finds Unsafe Radiation Levels In Fukushima
    November 13| Add a Comment

    A new Greenpeace radiation survey done in Fukushima prefecture, outside the evacuation zone, showed unsafe levels of radiation.

    Various locations around the prefecture including Fukushima City still show with hot spots that are above the safety limits. Places with unsafe levels included in front of a hospital, on roads and other locations.

    Levels in less traveled locations such as forests were much worse. The government has avoided dealing with the unsafe levels and hot spots by … Read entire article »

  • rogerthat


    TOKYO, November 14. /TASS/. The repair operations at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that were aimed at preventing radioactive water discharges into the ocean have yielded no result, the NPP operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) reported on Friday…

  • rogerthat


    Website of the Chartered Institute of Building
    GCR – Global Construction Review

    14 November 2014 | By David Rogers

    The global decommissioning bill for the nuclear reactors that will be closed between now and 2040 will exceed $100bn, according to the latest annual report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

    The IEA estimates that a total of 200 reactors, about 38% of all those now in operation, will be shut down over the next 25 years. About 44% of these are in the EU, 16% in the US and 12% in Japan.

    Because governments and their atomic energy agencies have so little experience of decommissioning, the IEA says there is a danger that they may underestimate the scale of the costs. In the past 40 years, only 10 reactors have been closed down and dismantled.

    The IEA called on regulators and utilities to ensure that enough funds were set aside to cover future expenses. Speaking at a press conference, held in London on 12 November to launch the report, Fatih Birol, the IAE’s chief economist, stressed that the $100bn figure should be seen as a minimum.

    These figures may raise questions about the economics of the nuclear industry: 31 countries presently operate nuclear power plants, and about 45 are planning to build their first plant.

    Of the experienced countries, some, such as Japan and Germany, have said they will phase out their nuclear industry,…

    • rogerthat

      … whereas others, such as China, India, South Korea and the UK, are planning ambitious new-build programmes…

      In addition to the uncertainty over the costs of decommissioning, the estimates do not take into account the need to construct secure storage facilities to hold the waste for thousands of years.

      “Sixty years after the first nuclear power plant started operation, no country has yet opened a permanent disposal facility for commercial high-level waste,” Mr Birol said.

      Nor do they cover the contingency costs of dealing with an accident at a nuclear power plant: according to a study carried out by Japanese academics published in August, the cost of cleaning up after the Fukushima nuclear disaster and compensating those affected will reach $105bn.

      The cost of tackling the full spectrum of nuclear decommissioning, decontamination and waste storage is illustrated by the cost of the UK’s clean-up programme, in particular the nuclear reprocessing site at Sellafield, which was built to extract the plutonium from spent nuclear fuel rods for the UK’s nuclear weapons…

      • rogerthat

        … The total cost of dealing with Britain’s nuclear left-overs is presently estimated to be more than $110bn.

        Alastair Evans (policy and public affairs manager of the UK Nuclear Industry Association) points out that this enormous sum is a one-off cost associated with the UK’s development of nuclear weapons.

        He added that the experience of dealing with Sellafield has given the UK’s industry an advantage when it comes to tackling future decommissioning work.

        “The UK has been doing it for longest, and a lot of experts from Sellafield are out at Fukushima now,” he said. “We have number of companies that have come up with innovative technologies that have been used to deal with high-hazard waste at Sellafield.”

  • Bill Duff

    You were not informed of simple precautions that should have been taken

    On Nov. 1, 1952, the first hydrogen bomb was detonated in the Enewetak Atoll, during Operation Ivy. A few days later, Lt. Charles Bert Schreiber, who was serving as an atomic, biological and chemical warfare defense officer on Guam, detected considerable amount of radiation with his Geiger counter, whose needle went off the scale. He reported to his superior officer to warn residents. However, he was ordered to go back to his work and not to say anything to anyone. Schreiber kept silent for about 50 years. And thousands of the islands' people were exposed to radiation, ate contaminated food and drank contaminated water. "You were not informed of simple precautions that should've been taken, resulting in formidable pain and suffering that was intentionally imposed on you," he said.

    ‘Navy officer apologizes for nuke tests’, By Ryota Dei, Pacific Daily News, Article published Nov 5, 2005 (Guam Date), http://vets.yuku.com/topic/3880/US-Naval-Officer-Aologizes-for-Concealing-Fact#.VGZBB8m8nOc

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Has anything changed. Nope, and just think of the amount of taxes/rates ripped forcibly out of people's wallets since this Nuclear Fiasco started! 🙁 American's are fools, bat~shit crazy or both!

      "Since 1990, the federal government has paid out about $750 million to people who got sick after being exposed to radiation.

      However, the federal government has never acknowledged Guam as a radiation fallout case."

      Move along, nothing to see here, and pay up boys and girls taxes/rates as you walk out the hospital cancer ward door.

      The collectors/incinerators are waiting for you..

  • medonakrain

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    documents you got from your country government
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    ( https://www.facebook.com/asif.shahzad.98229241 )

    Thanks Asian Brothers Association Network

  • Marsh


    Fukushima Solutions World Conference:

    Go here to watch LIVE. John B. Wells speaking presently:

    Here is a list of today's speakers:

    All time is CST Central Standard Time

    9:00am – Doors Open

    10:00am – 10:05am – John B. Wells opens 2nd day of Conference – welcome and announcements

    10:05am – 10:35am – Lieutenant Steve Simmons

    10:35am – 11:05am – Chernobyl Presentation an exclusive interview with Alexey Nesterenko – recorded recently from Minsk

    11:05am-11:25am – Mary Ellen Moore and Chris Emery

    11:25am – 12:25pm – TBA

    12:25pm – 1:10pm – Lunch

    1:10pm – 1:55pm – Farrell Montgomery presents results of his survey

    1:55pm – 2:45pm – Dana Durnford presents results of his survey

    2:45pm – 3:45pm – John B. Wells

    3:45pm – 4:45pm – Ty Bollinger

    4:45pm- 5:45pm – Ben Fuchs

    5:45pm – 6:30pm – Dinner

    6:30pm – 7:30pm – David Knight

    7:30pm – 8:45pm – Panel Discussion – John B. Wells moderator…..more adds coming

    8:45pm – 9pm – Summation of the 2 day conference with closing comments

  • Bill Duff

    What ENENews TROLL % are government & hired NGO?

  • Bill Duff

    What % ENENews TROLLS are nuclear workers, defending their job?

  • Bill Duff

    How many ENENews TROLLS are miscellaneous deranged loners?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Some of them are quite vicious…
    I appreciate all those that..joust.

    • Ya, troll attack at Nukepro this morning. Protesting that I had placed the actual DATA of global temperatures in a downloadable spreadsheet at Nukepro.

      Cant let FACTS get into the hands of all the little people, LOL

      IP logged from Oak Ridge.

  • 😐

    I am not sure, but I think I might be in favor of limiting the number of comments by a user per article (thread).

    Overrunning a thread with TMI, (too much info in this case), defeats the topic at hand, which is the headline of the article. Good info can get lost.

    I might suggest creating a blog or website and storing your links and information in a single place like stock and AGR do. In the enenews profile you can place a link on your user name.

    Just a suggestion. 😉

  • Bill Duff

    1,100 current or former federal employees of 40 agencies conduct domestic US undercover duty

    More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations, By ERIC LICHTBLAU and WILLIAM M. ARKIN, NOV. 15, 2014, U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/us/more-federal-agencies-are-using-undercover-operations.html?_r=0

  • Hey folks, just a reminder. The latest troll, if his IP can be trusted, is from Anaheim, California. The prior troll, from Oak Ridge Tennessee is also still active and was spamming Nukepro this early AM at 5:35AM IP logged. Dud and I are building a legal case against these trolls, esp. those that slander (or is that libel?)

    • Bill Duff

      Defamation Term covers Libel & Slander

    • freebywill

      @stock re: tracking trolls pestering your site ( or any site )

      I work on another news platform and am moderator on several channels. From Oct of 2012 to Aug of 2013 we were pounded almost daily for 8-10 hrs/day by a troll on our chats. He used numerous nics and proxy addys (CA,UK,NL) to circumvent bans. He moved around within the AS's addy range and changed nics often. Like all schmucks he got bold and careless, sometimes using the same nic in a different addy range. We kept a database of the nics ( he sometimes used a 32 char random string generator ) and IP addys ( which numbered in the 1000's ) and also his commentary to map out his activities. Eventually we were able to match nic to addy range and vice versa along with the comments which violated the sites TOS enough so that the platform admins could take action.

      Trolls like to mask their IP by using laptops at Inet hotspots to access a proxy, the only way then to connect them is if you have DPI software (wireshark) to match mac addys to prove its the same users machine.

      Not trying to deter you just illustrating that it takes a lot of effort to compile enough data to initiate legal action.

      BTW it is illegal according to CFAA to change or mask IP addys after you have been banned from accessing a site.

      20130819 | Changing IP address to access public website ruled violation of US law | http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/changing-ip-address-to-access-public-website-ruled-violation-of-us-law/

  • Bill Duff

    Undercover is deceit & criminal activity, said former FBI Michael German,

  • Bill Duff

    150 youthful SCOTUS undercover D1CKS mill about behind protesters

  • Bill Duff

    Armies of Undercover D1cks create ANGRY citizenry

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