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FOX DC: Temperature soars mysteriously inside Fukushima nuclear reactor, despite pumping in more water

Title: Temperature Soars Mysteriously Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Source: MyFoxDC Date: Monday, 06 Feb 2012, 9:22 AM EST

The temperature of a reactor at Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has soared and remained mysteriously high Monday, despite more water being pumped through it. 

The facility’s No.2 reactor had reached 164 degrees Fahrenheit (73.3 . . . → Read More: FOX DC: Temperature soars mysteriously inside Fukushima nuclear reactor, despite pumping in more water

“Disbelief”: Japan gov’t discontinued radiation monitoring program weeks after meltdowns — Had been operating for over 50 years, a world record

Title: The Prometheus Trap / Order to Suspend Radiation Monitoring Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Author: YUMI NAKAYAMA Date: Feb 6, 2012

On March 31, 2011, Michio Aoyama, a 58-year-old researcher at the Meteorological Research Institute of the Japan Meteorological Agency, was attending an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference in Monaco when . . . → Read More: “Disbelief”: Japan gov’t discontinued radiation monitoring program weeks after meltdowns — Had been operating for over 50 years, a world record

Steam/vapor rising from Fukushima reactor (VIDEO)

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2012.02.06 18:00-19:00 / ふくいちライブカメラ (Live Fukushima Nuclear Plant Cam)

20x speed closeup:

20x speed:

4x speed:

h/t Webcam Forum

Same time last night:

. . . → Read More: Steam/vapor rising from Fukushima reactor (VIDEO)

Temperature doubles at Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Up 70% at SFP No. 6

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Spent fuel pool temperature at Unit 6 (Blue Triangles) via Tepco:

Feb. 3 at 00:00: 12.5°C Feb. 4 at 12:00: 21.5°C (Up 72%)

SFP of reactor 3 and reactor 5 are heated as well, via Fukushima Diary:

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

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FNN: Temperature rising at Reactor No. . . . → Read More: Temperature doubles at Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Up 70% at SFP No. 6

Gundersen: I’m afraid gov’t will try its very best to hide numbers coming from Fukushima — No death rate data for areas near meltdown… Why is that? (VIDEO)

Gundersen: I’m afraid gov’t will try its very best to hide numbers coming from Fukushima — No death rate data for areas near meltdown… Why is that? (VIDEO)

Title: Shining the Light on the Triple Meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Source: Town Meeting TV on Channel 17 in Burlington, VT Air Date: Feb 2, 2012

CCTV host Margaret Harrington interviews Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education Corp regarding the triple meltdown in March 2011 at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. . . . → Read More: Gundersen: I’m afraid gov’t will try its very best to hide numbers coming from Fukushima — No death rate data for areas near meltdown… Why is that? (VIDEO)

Asahi: Tepco checking if “chain of nuclear fission has occurred again in melted fuel” at Reactor No. 2 after temperature rises sharply

Title: Temperature rises sharply at Fukushima reactorSource: AJW by The Asahi ShimbunDate: February 06, 2012 Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported a spike in temperature in the No. 2 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Feb. 5, forcing it to increase the volume of cooling water there as a precautionary . . . → Read More: Asahi: Tepco checking if “chain of nuclear fission has occurred again in melted fuel” at Reactor No. 2 after temperature rises sharply

Mochizuki: Leakage from Reactor No. 4 indicates fuel is inside — Fukushima Diary is attacked every 15 minutes and run on 4 servers (VIDEOS)

Mochizuki: Leakage from Reactor No. 4 indicates fuel is inside — Fukushima Diary attacked every 15 minutes (VIDEOS)

Title: Greetings from FD Source: Fukushima Diary Date: Feb 5, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLqNUsa4ym0

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Hello everyone. I’m Mochizuki Iori. Thank you for reading Fukushima Diary all the time.

I’m trying to make a video like Arnie Gundersen or Chris Busby.

I stayed in Japan for 9 months after 311. I knew I was exposed but . . . → Read More: Mochizuki: Leakage from Reactor No. 4 indicates fuel is inside — Fukushima Diary is attacked every 15 minutes and run on 4 servers (VIDEOS)

Fire at nuclear facility in Moscow: Grey smoke and bitter smell reported — Reuters source says fire crews were denied access — Russia says no risk

Title: UPDATE: Fire breaks out at central Moscow nuclear research institute Source: Bellona Author: Charles Digges Date: 05/02-2012

A fire broke out on Sunday at a Moscow nuclear research center that houses a non-operational 60-year-old atomic reactor [...]

There were conflicting reports late Sunday afternoon over whether the fire was in fact out, and . . . → Read More: Fire at nuclear facility in Moscow: Grey smoke and bitter smell reported — Reuters source says fire crews were denied access — Russia says no risk

Tepco: Fukushima worker said he was in bad shape — Required emergency transfer to Iwaki hospital — No radiation materials attached to body

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Title: Press Handout Source: Tepco Date: Feb 5, 2012

. . . → Read More: Tepco: Fukushima worker said he was in bad shape — Required emergency transfer to Iwaki hospital — No radiation materials attached to body

Reactor No. 2 temperature continues rising — Up 20°C in last 4 days — Up 3°C in last 5 hours

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Title: Attention : Reactor 2 is still being heated Source: Fukushima Diary Date: Feb 5, 2012

Since 11:00AM of 2/5/2012, the temperature of the container vessel has increased even more.

11:00AM : 68.6℃ 4:00PM : 71.7℃ (+3.1℃)

[...] When it becomes over 80.0℃, they are supposed to warn the local governments.

Read the report . . . → Read More: Reactor No. 2 temperature continues rising — Up 20°C in last 4 days — Up 3°C in last 5 hours

FNN: Temperature rising at Reactor No. 2 pressure vessel (VIDEO) — Fukushima worker more worried about No. 2 than No. 4

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UPDATE: Reactor No. 2 temperature continues rising — Up 20°C in last 4 days — Up 3°C in last 5 hours

Title: Fukushima 1st nuclear accident 2 temperature of the machine reactor after 2 days, rise at the 5th morning point in time which is continued 67.4 degrees Source: FNN Date: Feb 5, 2012 . . . → Read More: FNN: Temperature rising at Reactor No. 2 pressure vessel (VIDEO) — Fukushima worker more worried about No. 2 than No. 4

Press watches as gov’t dumps radioactive waste into Tokyo Bay

Title: Tokyo gov’t unveils transport of incinerated radioactive sludge from sewage plant Source: Mainichi Daily News Date: February 4, 2012

Tokyo on Feb. 2 invited reporters to see how ash from incinerated sludge — including some contaminated with radioactive substances — is shipped from a sewage plant to be buried at a disposal site . . . → Read More: Press watches as gov’t dumps radioactive waste into Tokyo Bay

Yomiuri Headline: 573 deaths ‘related to nuclear crisis’

Title: 573 deaths ‘related to nuclear crisis’Source: Yomiuri Shimbun Date: Feb. 5, 2012Emphasis Added A total of 573 deaths have been certified as “disaster-related” by 13 municipalities affected by the crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.

This number could rise because certification for 29 . . . → Read More: Yomiuri Headline: 573 deaths ‘related to nuclear crisis’

Professor on NHK: Study to help look at what Fukushima’s impact on humans might be 300 years from now (VIDEO)

Title: US univ. to monitor wildlife in Fukushima Source: NHK Date: Saturday, February 04, 2012 09:35 +0900 (JST)

Long-term study on the impact of radiation exposure on wild animals and plants around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant From University of South Carolina, led by Professor Timothy Mousseau Will begin the study in Fukushima . . . → Read More: Professor on NHK: Study to help look at what Fukushima’s impact on humans might be 300 years from now (VIDEO)

Journalist: Tepco whistleblower says Reactor 4 “very unstable and dangerous” — More people are concerned about situation

Tweets by @minorucchu, journalist and former secretary to the prime minister of Japan, translated by Fukushima Diary:

Jan 31, 2012

Tonight, a diet lawmaker asked me to take a contact with a Tepco manager who whistle-blew about the situation of the SFP of reactor 4. He is from an engineering department. I took contact . . . → Read More: Journalist: Tepco whistleblower says Reactor 4 “very unstable and dangerous” — More people are concerned about situation

Kyodo: High levels of radioactive cesium detected in Yokohama south of Tokyo — 6.85 microSv/h close to elementary school

Title: High levels of radioactive cesium detected in YokohamaSource: KyodoDate: February 4, 2012 High levels of radioactive cesium were found in an area that used to be used as a waterway near an elementary school in Yokohama’s Seya Ward [...]

Local officials detected 6.85 microsieverts per hour of radioactive cesium in the air about . . . → Read More: Kyodo: High levels of radioactive cesium detected in Yokohama south of Tokyo — 6.85 microSv/h close to elementary school

Japan Times: “There could be hot spots under the sea” says Tokyo prof. — “No telling when contamination levels will peak” — 1/3 of fish caught in Gunma lake over max. cesium limit

Title: Scientists say contamination of ocean fish minimal so far Source: Japan Times Online Author: IZUHO AOKI Date: Feb. 4, 2012

The massive radioactive fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has sparked fear in seafood lovers and commercial fishermen both at home and abroad, and some worry the contamination could pass through . . . → Read More: Japan Times: “There could be hot spots under the sea” says Tokyo prof. — “No telling when contamination levels will peak” — 1/3 of fish caught in Gunma lake over max. cesium limit

NHK: Gov’t now inspecting Fukushima “to see if it can safely remain in a state of cold shutdown” (VIDEO)

Title: Safety checks to begin at Fukushima Daiichi plantSource: NHK Date: Feb 3, 2012 Japan’s nuclear safety agency will begin inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from Monday to see if it can safely remain in a state of cold shutdown.

Officials from the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency plan to check equipment and contingency . . . → Read More: NHK: Gov’t now inspecting Fukushima “to see if it can safely remain in a state of cold shutdown” (VIDEO)

Nikkei: Two sieverts/hr of beta radiation emitted from a single liter of leaked water

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Title: Fukushima nuclear power plant of 2,000 millisievert a beta ray was a water leak in the vicinity Source: Nikkei Date: Feb 3, 2012 at 11:07p JST Translation by EX-SKF

TEPCO announced on February 3 that the water leaked from one of the contaminated water storage tanks at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. 2,000 . . . → Read More: Nikkei: Two sieverts/hr of beta radiation emitted from a single liter of leaked water

Breeder: Two-headed salmon born out of 50 eggs — Usually around 1 in 10,000 says Kyoto professor (PHOTO)

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Title: Conjoint fish Source: Fukushima Diary Date: February 2nd, 2012

Conjoint larval fish of salmon is found in Fukuchi shi Kyoto 

Mr. Miyamoto Tadao (67) received 50 eggs from environmental symposium of Yura river on 1/7/2012. [...]

On 1/29/2012, they found one with 2 heads.

The deformed larval fish is 1.5cm long where other . . . → Read More: Breeder: Two-headed salmon born out of 50 eggs — Usually around 1 in 10,000 says Kyoto professor (PHOTO)

Professor Wins Award: “He calmed the public’s fears about exposure to ionizing radiation” after Fukushima

Title: Dedicated profs win president’s media awards Source: Simon Fraser University Date: February 02, 2012

Krzysztof Starosta [has] been recognized with this year’s President’s Award for Service Through Public Affairs and Media Relations [...] 

Starosta had never appeared in the media before the Fukushima meltdown. But the associate professor of chemistry was quick to . . . → Read More: Professor Wins Award: “He calmed the public’s fears about exposure to ionizing radiation” after Fukushima

AP: Integrity of Reactor No. 4 building a major concern among experts — Collapse of spent fuel pool could be even worse than 3 reactor meltdowns

Title: More leaks found at crippled Japan nuclear plant Source: AP Author: MARI YAMAGUCHI Date: February 3rd, 2012 at 10:20a ET

[...] TEPCO spokesman Junichi Matsumoto [...] said officials are investigating the cause of that leak, but that it was unlikely the pipe had been loosened by the many aftershocks that have hit the . . . → Read More: AP: Integrity of Reactor No. 4 building a major concern among experts — Collapse of spent fuel pool could be even worse than 3 reactor meltdowns