June 30 meeting revealed depleted uranium storage facility burned after quake — Contained 1,800 lbs. of DU

Published: July 9th, 2011 at 1:18 pm ET
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“Now They Tell Us” Series: Depleted Uranium Storage Facility Next to Cosmo Oil Refinary In Chiba Burned after Earthquake Hit on March 11, EX-SKF, July 3, 2011:

From Chiba Nippo (7/1/2011):

[Headline:] Depleted Uranium Storage Facility Also Burned when Cosmo Oil’s Gas Tank Exploded

On June 30 Chiba Prefectural Assembly held meetings of 2 standing committees […] it was revealed that the LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) tank fire and explosion at Cosmo Oil Refinery in Ichihara City, Chiba also burned the adjacent depleted uranium storage facility. There was no leak of radioactive materials, according to the committee.

The Chiba prefectural fire department disclosed that the depleted uranium storage facility’s roof was burned down because of the fire and explosion of the LPG tank at Cosmo Oil. The depleted uranium storage facility belongs to Chisso Petrochemical [subsidiary of Chisso Corporation].

According to the fire department, the storage facility is licensed by the national government as “nuclear fuel usage location”, and had 765 kilograms of depleted uranium that contained 0.3% of radioactive material [uranium]. The depleted uranium is used as catalyst for gas production. […]

h/t Alexander Higgins via anonymous tip

Published: July 9th, 2011 at 1:18 pm ET
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26 comments to June 30 meeting revealed depleted uranium storage facility burned after quake — Contained 1,800 lbs. of DU

  • “Cosmo Oil and the government dismissed the rumor vehemently. Maybe the “baseless rumor”
    We will see if this turns out as all the other inf. they have given us !

  • Mark

    Nuclear = Lies

  • Jebus Jebus

    Nuclear=Nothing
    Nuclear=No sanity
    Nuclear=No safe operation
    Nuclear=No safe waste
    Nuclear=No safe exposure
    Nuclear=No one’s safe
    Nuclear=No thing alive
    Nuclear=Nothing

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi Jebus

      Quote:
      Nuclear=Nothing
      Nuclear=No sanity
      Nuclear=No safe operation
      Nuclear=No safe waste
      Nuclear=No safe exposure
      Nuclear=No one’s safe
      Nuclear=No thing alive
      Nuclear=Nothing

      ~~~~~~

      Looks to me like,
      Nuclear = “No”

  • DU heath effects can no longer be denied:

    Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009. International Journal of Environmental Research and Health. (2010).Chris Busby 1,*, Malak Hamdan 2 and Entesar Ariabi http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/7/7/2828/pdf

    In vitro effects of Uranium on human fetal germ cells. Journal Reproductive Toxicology 2011 authors: Gaëlle Angenarda,b,c, Vincent Muczynskia,b,c, Hervé Coffignya,b,c, Clotilde Duquennea,b,c, René Frydmand, René Haberta,b,c, Gabriel Liveraa,b,c,1, Virginie Rouiller-Fabrea.

    Depleted uranium contamination by inhalation exposure and its detection after 20 years: Implications for human health assessment Original Research Article Science of The Total Environment, Volume 390, Issue 1, 1 February 2008, Pages 58-68Randall R. Parrish, Matthew Horstwood, John G. Arnason, Simon Chenery, Tim Brewer, Nicholas S. Lloyd, David O. Carpenter

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Image-google “Falludjah babies” if you have the stomach.
      Has any army responsable gone to jail for that???

      • Misitu

        Thanks for that. Should be posted on the wall of every office. I wouldn’t know how to do that.

        One can only hope that the idiot politicians that promote this despicable “warfare” (read: brutalisation) will end up in eternal torment.

        Maybe the collapse of “western” economic “civilisation” will be necessary to teach us all a lesson. I personally cannot see anyone listening for less cause.

        • chemfood chemfood

          first Gulf War, anyone? “Syndrom” a monkeys arse. Criminals everyone of them, including the American people for burying their heads in the nuclear sand. what’s that saying again? paybacks are…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDWTpp0jQo8

          • arclight arclight

            @chemfood good post, everyone should look at the symptoms scrolling down at 2.10 approx…i think free healthcare for all (globaly) is the only way forward..!!

    • BUT THEY SAID ….
      France claims depleted uranium fears unfounded as it seeks …

      31 Jan 2011 … International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons – The French Ministry of … risks from depleted uranium that it is spending money developing …
      http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/a/371.html

      International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons – French produced …

      Next generation French 120mm uranium round. Reported to be under development …
      http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/i/97.html

      French campaigners descend on DU firing range

      11 Nov 2010 … International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons – French …
      http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/a/354.html

      French sources and stocks of natural, enriched, and depleted uranium

      Uranium from the fuel of Zoe, the first French nuclear reactor, fabricated between 1946 and 1948, … Onarem 31%, Ourd [Overseas Uranium Resources Development Co. ….. which fabricates depleted uranium weapons for the American army. …
      http://www.francenuc.org/en_sources/sources_unat_e.htm

  • txphysicist

    Luckily, 1800 lbs of DU is a drop in the bucket in the scheme of things. It is radioactive though, betas, and a tiny spot of it is likely on the side of your CDV-700 as a calibration source.

    Don’t believe me that this is tiny? Look at the 100’s if not 1000’s of tons of DU munitions dropped by NATO countries and the US on Bosnia/Serbia, on Fallujah, and God knows where else.

    Yes, look at the Fallujah babies, then look again, and reflect on the fact that anyone who drops a DU weapon anywhere in the world is guilty of committing genocide on the civilians and country where the weapons are dropped.

    It’s genocide, in the name of cheap oil, for America’s Hummers, Cadillacs, wheed-whackers and leaf-blowers. Enjoy that leaf-blower, and try try not to think about what your cheap gas cost the human beings that formerly had decent lives in hot and dusty lands.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      100% agreed

    • alertsusa

      Me too, in part.

      Using DU in munitions is deplorable.

      On the other side, personally, I like America’s Hummers, Cadillacs, wheed-whackers and leaf-blowers.

    • theypoisonus

      I’m with you too !

      I want to leave and not be a party any longer to what they do. The DH will not go (yet).

      I can no longer stand condoning their actions. Maybe it was better not knowing.

      I hate HUMMERS ! Another GM monster-same co. that scrapped a perfectly good working electric car and also screwed my Mom out of here pension after 45 years of work. She was not too big to fail.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      Correct. DU ammo is very popular with NATO.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Quoted from the above article:

    “The depleted uranium is used as catalyst for gas production.”

    How many countries are using depleted uranium as a catalyst for gas production?

    Is the U.S.?

    It just keeps getting worse and worse.