Poster Inside Fukushima: “This is not the end — This is the beginning of a new nuclear age”

Published: March 10th, 2013 at 7:41 pm ET
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Title: Fukushima Toxic Waste Swells as Japan Marks March 11 Disaster
Source: Bloomberg
Author: Jason Clenfield
Date: Mar. 10, 2013

Every morning, 3,000 cleanup workers at the Fukushima disaster site don hooded hazard suits, air-filtered face masks and multiple glove layers. Most of the gear is radioactive waste by day’s end.

Multiply those cast-offs by the 730 days since a tsunami wrecked the Dai-Ichi nuclear station two years ago and the trash could fill six Olympic swimming pools. The tens of thousands of waste bags stored in shielded containers illustrate the dilemma of dealing with a nuclear accident: Everything that touches it becomes toxic. [...]

‘New Nuclear Age’

A poster at Dai-Ichi’s command center reads: “This is not the end. This is the beginning of a new nuclear age.” [...]

See also: Journalism Professor: Goebbels would smile in his grave to see how nuclear establishment handled Fukushima disaster (AUDIO)

Published: March 10th, 2013 at 7:41 pm ET
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11 comments to Poster Inside Fukushima: “This is not the end — This is the beginning of a new nuclear age”

  • We Not They Finally

    "This is the beginning of a new nuclear age"? Yeah. We already figured that the earless rabbit was trying to tell us SOMETHING.


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  • Sickputer

    Left off two words of the truthful slogan;

    "This is not the end — This is the beginning of a new nuclear age…of death!"


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  • Indeed:

    Nuclear Industry Withers in U.S. as Wind Pummels Prices: Energy
    By Julie Johnsson & Naureen S. Malik – Mar 10, 2013 5:01 PM PT
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-11/nuclear-industry-withers-in-u-s-as-wind-pummels-prices-energy.html

    "A glut of government-subsidized wind power may help accomplish a goal some environmentalists have sought for decades: kill off U.S. nuclear power plants while reducing reliance on electricity from burning coal.

    That’s the assessment of executives and utility experts after the U.S. wind-energy industry went on a $25 billion growth binge in 2012, racing to qualify for a federal tax credit that was set to expire at year’s end.

    The surge added a record 13,124 megawatts of wind turbines to the nation’s power grid, up 28 percent from 2011.

    The new wind farms increased financial pressure on traditional generators such as Dominion Resources (D) Inc. and Exelon Corp. (EXC) in their operating regions. That’s because wind energy undercut power prices already driven to 10-year-lows by an abundance of natural gas.

    “Right now, natural gas and wind power are more economic than nuclear power in the Midwestern electricity market,” Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, a Chicago-based advocate of cleaner energy, said in a phone interview. “It’s a matter of economic competitiveness.”"


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    • Sickputer

      +311 Pu239

      From Bloomberg: "On gusty days in the five states with the most wind power – - Texas, California, Iowa, Illinois and Oregon — this can flood power grids, causing prices to drop below zero during times when demand is light. On gusty days in the five states with the most wind power – - Texas, California, Iowa, Illinois and Oregon — this can flood power grids, causing prices to drop below zero during times when demand is light."

      SP: Love it… Wind power "too cheap to meter!" Get Google to bottle that lightning and sell it to the Chinese.

      "If the push to “over-develop” subsidized wind continues, “there is a very high probability that existing safe, reliable nuclear plants will no longer be competitive and will have to be retired early,” according to Crane.
      “It is becoming more pronounced as more wind is coming on,” Christopher Crane, chief executive officer.

      SP: You nuke puke guys better save your nickels for decommission…the wind farms aren't asking for a decommission handout and you shouldn't get one either.

      You have met the enemy and it's not the subsidies to wind farms… You got massive hidden subsidies at nuclear plants for 60 years. The real enemy is your dangerous Dr. Frankenstein nuclear complexes. After decommission nobody will never build anything new on your contaminated facilities for a long, long time.


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  • sueec

    http://greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/two-years-major-parties-must-face-facts-fukushima

    Tomorrow the greens senator Ludlum will put a proposal to the Australian Senate to re assess all uranium supply agreements.

    Now , in this pre election period,would be a very good time to bombard the Australian Government and Media with your concerns about Fukushima And the Australian supplied uranium


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  • Ron

    Gluttons for punishment apparently.

    Well, we know the majority of the Japanese non-ruling class is opposed to nukes. But as usual the politicians, financially beholden to the industry ignores what the citizens want.

    There are certain industries though that have a strangely disproportional influence on government. Nuclear is one of them, biotech is another, nanotech is the new kid on the block. All of these industries are hazardous to life and the environment you they get carte blanche to do whatever the hell they want and seemingly no scandal, no tragedy no nothing can stop them.


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  • pure water

    Painlully true…Can humanity keep its DNA in a highly radioactive environment and how? Let us be honest – "tv gazers" (Jebus invented this) are deep in their dream, atomic idiots go on and PR assists them and we need to think of the most precious and the answer is biology and ancient wisdom may be. What else is important? Think about it.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    What can I say that isn't a totally sarcastic rebuttal? What credibility can this statement have…beginning of a new nuclear age…I am just uh, gosh. Who could argue with that?


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  • Arizonan Arizonan

    Listen LIVE now to the Fukushima Symposium in New York City: Live stream link – http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf
    Experts from around the globe!


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  • ftlt

    There is always some lickspittling sycophant willing to ingratiate himself to his overlings…

    Look at the toady Tea Party (Billionaire funded) members here…Millions of working class voters gleefully spouting an anti-working mantra, and not even stopping to think about what this means for themselves and their loved ones lives for a second…

    Stupid is as stupid does..

    Someone got a nice pat on the head with a that-a-boy while his his rad exposure badge went off the charts… Dumb, dumb, dumb!!!


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