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3rd Fukushima Nuke Worker Dead

SOURCE: TEPCO

SOURCE: TEPCO

SOURCE: Unit 2 furnace, セ サ ー ン で survey = operator killed and three others present – Fukushima No. 1, Jiji,  October 6, 2011

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Meanwhile, TEPCO, five complained of ill-health on the day of male workers in their 50s had a water storage tank-related work as . . . → Read More: 3rd Fukushima Nuke Worker Dead

TEPCO employee arrested for making prank calls to TEPCO — Anger over having to eat radiation-contaminated food, say sources

Man Arrested for Prank Calls to TEPCO, Jiji Press, September 26, 2011:

[...] The man, a company employee living in Tokyo, is suspected of obstructing TEPCO’s business activities by making silent calls or calls to slander the utility between July 4 and Aug. 23, the sources said. [...]

The man admitted the charges against . . . → Read More: TEPCO employee arrested for making prank calls to TEPCO — Anger over having to eat radiation-contaminated food, say sources

Radiation levels around Fukushima plant now over 400 times higher than announced by TEPCO

SOURCE: atmc.jp

TEPCO burdened with task of treating contaminated water at damaged nuclear plant, Mainichi Japan, September 21, 2011:

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The government is pouring effort into bringing the temperature at Unit 2 of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant under 100 degrees Celsius to prevent the release of radioactive materials through steam [...]

According . . . → Read More: Radiation levels around Fukushima plant now over 400 times higher than announced by TEPCO

Fukushima workers showered with highly radioactive water

2 workers showered with highly radioactive water, NHK, August 31, 2011:

Tokyo Electric Power Company says 2 male workers at its troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were showered with highly radioactive water [...]

The utility says that the 2 workers did not complain of symptoms such as burns and they had no internal . . . → Read More: Fukushima workers showered with highly radioactive water

40-year-old Fukushima radiation worker dies of acute leukemia after working at plant for week — Checkup showed no prior health problems

Fukushima N-Plant Worker Dies of Acute Leukemia, Jiji Press, August 30, 2011:

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday that a man in his 40s who had worked to help contain the radiation crisis at the firm’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has died of acute leukemia. [...]

The man worked at the . . . → Read More: 40-year-old Fukushima radiation worker dies of acute leukemia after working at plant for week — Checkup showed no prior health problems

Four days before March 11 quake, Japan gov’t told that 30+ ft tsunami could hit Fukushima plant

Japan utility knew of tsunami threat: government, AP, August 24, 2011:

Japan’s nuclear regulator says the operator of a damaged nuclear plant knew it might be hit by a far bigger tsunami than it was designed to withstand.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says the operator informed it just four days before Japan’s . . . → Read More: Four days before March 11 quake, Japan gov’t told that 30+ ft tsunami could hit Fukushima plant

Potent radiation leak discovered: Pipe emitting 3 sieverts per hour

Potent radiation leak halts water decontamination operations at Fukushima plant, Mainichi Daily News, August 23, 2011:

Operations to decontaminate highly radioactive water at the crisis-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant came to a 13-hour halt when a section of pipe emitting 3 sieverts of radiation per hour in one decontamination system was discovered, . . . → Read More: Potent radiation leak discovered: Pipe emitting 3 sieverts per hour

10 trillion becquerels per hour of radiation currently being released from Fukushima plant: Researcher (VIDEO)

10 trillion becquerels per hour still being released from Fukushima plant: Researcher (VIDEO)

Christopher Busby: Chernobyl-like radiation found in Tokyo, RT, August 17, 2011:

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Chris Busby [visiting professor at the University of Ulster’s school of biomedical sciences and scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, a think-tank -Bloomberg]:

I was told by somebody who heard this from a TEPCO official who was . . . → Read More: 10 trillion becquerels per hour of radiation currently being released from Fukushima plant: Researcher (VIDEO)

Fukushima plant worker: Even higher than 10,000 millisievert/hr at many spots in reactor buildings 1, 2 and 3

Fukushima I Nuke Plant Worker: No Steam Gushing From Cracks, But There Are Many 10-Plus Sieverts/Hr Locations, EX-SKF, August 17, 2011:

In [independent journalist Kota Kinoshita on blog on August 15]:

(The same worker) also told (his contact) that there are 6 locations that exceed 10,000 millisievert/hr (10 sieverts/hr), unlike what TEPCO has announced.

. . . → Read More: Fukushima plant worker: Even higher than 10,000 millisievert/hr at many spots in reactor buildings 1, 2 and 3

Gov’t, TEPCO claim radiation releases down to 200 million becquerels per hour, 80% lower than July — Then admit it’s just an estimate “because the exact emission levels cannot be accurately measured”

Radioactivity down to one-fifth of July levels, NHK, August 17, 2011:

[...] The government and TEPCO said on Wednesday that maximum radiation levels around the plant during the past 2 weeks were 200 million becquerels per hour.

This is one-fifth the levels detected in July, and one-10 millionth the levels in mid-March, shortly after . . . → Read More: Gov’t, TEPCO claim radiation releases down to 200 million becquerels per hour, 80% lower than July — Then admit it’s just an estimate “because the exact emission levels cannot be accurately measured”

Purged: Whistle-blowers who reported detection of neptunium-239 far from plant have TV show cancelled

Breaking News: Whistle-blower of neptunium239 was purged, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, August 16th, 2011:

A couple of days ago, the report that they detected thousands Bq of neptunium239 in Iidate mura shocked the whole world.

However, the people who blogged about the report were purged. [...]

They told the duo,”TV show is a product . . . → Read More: Purged: Whistle-blowers who reported detection of neptunium-239 far from plant have TV show cancelled

Little Chance: TEPCO expects to miss decontamination goal at Fukushima plant

Japan Nuclear Plant Operator Expects to Miss Decon Goal, Global Security Newswire, August 12, 2011:

Tokyo Electric Power on Wednesday indicated it had little chance of meeting its goal to this year eliminate the bulk of radiation-tainted water flooding Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant, the Asahi Shimbun reported [...]

The plant contained . . . → Read More: Little Chance: TEPCO expects to miss decontamination goal at Fukushima plant

Krypton-85 and xenon-131m detected in samples from Reactor No. 2 — Xenon-131m has half life of only 12 days

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Krypton-85 and Xenon-131m in Reactor 2 Containment Vessel Air Samples, EX-SKF, August 11, 2011:

Half life of xenon-131m is about 12 days [...]

[W]hat’s with krypton and xenon? I also read a tweet by one of the workers at the plant who said there is still radioactive iodine being released, . . . → Read More: Krypton-85 and xenon-131m detected in samples from Reactor No. 2 — Xenon-131m has half life of only 12 days

TEPCO funds chair/professsorship at MIT — Nuclear researcher: “Nuclear researchers have a stake in reassuring the pubic that nothing bad is happening”

Nuclear safety: A dangerous veil of secrecy, Aljazeera, August 11, 2011:

[... G]enerally speaking, [M.V. Ramana, a researcher at Princeton University specialising in the nuclear industry] said that nuclear researchers have a stake in reassuring the pubic that nothing bad is happening.

“‘How is this going to affect the future of nuclear power?’That’s the . . . → Read More: TEPCO funds chair/professsorship at MIT — Nuclear researcher: “Nuclear researchers have a stake in reassuring the pubic that nothing bad is happening”

Japan nuke expert: I presume melted fuel reacted violently with cement at Reactor No. 3, releasing large amounts of radioactive materials outside — TEPCO responds

Study says nuclear fuel at Fukushima reactor possibly melted twice, Kyodo, August 9, 2011:

[...] “I presume that the fuel fell to the bottom of the containment vessel made of concrete and reacted violently with its cement, releasing large amounts of radioactive materials into the outside from the pressure vessel,” said [Fumiya Tanabe, an . . . → Read More: Japan nuke expert: I presume melted fuel reacted violently with cement at Reactor No. 3, releasing large amounts of radioactive materials outside — TEPCO responds

3.6 sieverts/hour detected at rainwater drain pipe

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 3.6 Sieverts/Hr at Stack Drain Pipe for Reactors 1 and 2, EX-SKF, August 4, 2011:

[...] From what I’ve found, only Mainichi Shinbun (only a brief mention) and Nikkan Sports (tabloid newspaper covering mostly sports-related news) carried the news from Kyodo News. (But I couldn’t find it at Kyodo News . . . → Read More: 3.6 sieverts/hour detected at rainwater drain pipe

Tweet: 2 sieverts per hour found at surface of water in basement — Worker says “outrageous” radiation level from melted-through fuel

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 2 Sieverts/Hr on Water Surface in the Reactor Bldg Basement??, EX-SKF, August 4, 2011:

[...] TEPCO says that their plan to treat all the highly contaminated water at the plant is more or less intact; if not by the end of the year as planned, at least by the end . . . → Read More: Tweet: 2 sieverts per hour found at surface of water in basement — Worker says “outrageous” radiation level from melted-through fuel

“Gleeful Vultures”? England’s Sellafield plutonium (MOX) facility to close because of Fukushima — 50% of fuel was for TEPCO

Sellafield Mox nuclear fuel plant to close, Guardian, August 3, 2011:

The Mox nuclear fuel plant at Sellafield will be closed on Wednesday afternoon [...] as a consequence of the Fukushima incident [...]

Tony Fountain, chief executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:

“The reason for this [closure] is directly related to the tragic events . . . → Read More: “Gleeful Vultures”? England’s Sellafield plutonium (MOX) facility to close because of Fukushima — 50% of fuel was for TEPCO

Asahi: Latest detection of such high radiation levels is evidence that radioactive material spewed from Fukushima at much higher levels than previously believed

Highest radiation to date at Fukushima plant another hurdle for TEPCO, Asahi, August 3, 2011:

[...] The fact that such high levels of radiation [at least 10 sieverts per hour] were detected near piping connected to the outer atmosphere is further evidence that radioactive materials have spewed from the crippled reactors at much higher . . . → Read More: Asahi: Latest detection of such high radiation levels is evidence that radioactive material spewed from Fukushima at much higher levels than previously believed

Paper: TEPCO needs to check if high radiation doses are “spreading elsewhere” — Two more spots appear to be above 10 sieverts per hour, but no plans to actually take measurements

Highest levels of radiation since March 11 detected at Fukushima nuclear reactors, Mainichi Daily News, August 2, 2011:

[...] TEPCO needs to rigorously check to see whether high radiation doses are spreading elsewhere [...]

Three plant workers [...] confirmed the radiation doses [detected near the surface of an exhaust pipe between the No. 1 . . . → Read More: Paper: TEPCO needs to check if high radiation doses are “spreading elsewhere” — Two more spots appear to be above 10 sieverts per hour, but no plans to actually take measurements

Tepco: Ultra-high radiation levels may be from melted fuel that leaked out of containment vessel (PHOTO)

ducts

Japan utility seals area with high radiation level, AP, August 2, 2011:

[...] Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday radiation exceeded 10 sieverts at two locations near a duct connected to a ventilation stack between two reactor units at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. [...]

TEPCO said melted fuel in the No. 1 reactor might . . . → Read More: Tepco: Ultra-high radiation levels may be from melted fuel that leaked out of containment vessel (PHOTO)

New indoor radiation dose record at Fukushima — 5 sieverts per hour detected at Reactor No. 1 — May be higher as it exceeded capacity of measuring device

High-level radiation detected again at Fukushima Daiichi plant+, AP/Kyodo, August 2, 2011:

[... TEPCO] said radiation dosages of 5 sieverts per hour were detected indoors on the second floor of the No. 1 reactor at the plant. The amount is the highest figure for indoors.

The figure was detected in front of a pipe . . . → Read More: New indoor radiation dose record at Fukushima — 5 sieverts per hour detected at Reactor No. 1 — May be higher as it exceeded capacity of measuring device