Tepco: Radioactive substances from Fukushima belong to landowners, not us — As November tests show massive contamination far outside evacuation zone

Published: November 24th, 2011 at 11:04 am ET
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TEPCO: Radioactive substances belong to landowners, not us – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Radiation Levels at Sunfield Nihonmatsu Golf Club, 45 km west of Fukushima meltdowns, on Aug. 10

  • 2.91 microsieverts per hour was recorded 10 centimeters above ground at the tee of the sixth hole
  • 51.1 microsieverts per hour near a drainage ditch in a parking space for golf carts, similar to level 2.4 km from the plant

A radiation testing agency checked the course on Nov. 13

  • 235,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram of grass was detected, a level that would put the area into a Chernobyl no-entry zone (235,000 Bq/kg = 15,275,000 Bq/m²; After Chernobyl above 1,480,000 Bq/m²  required migration, 555,000-1.48 million Bq/m² was for temporary migration)

On Nov. 17

  • Radioactive strontium at 98 Bq/kg was detected in the grass and ground

TEPCO’s Answer to Golf Course’s Lawsuit

  • “Radioactive materials that scattered and fell from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant belong to individual landowners there, not TEPCO”
  • “There is room for doubt about the ability of the measuring equipment the city used and the accuracy of the records”
  • “There are sites overseas with an annual reading of 10 millisieverts of natural radiation”

District Court Decision on Oct. 31

  • Rejected TEPCO’s argument that radioactive fallout belongs to individual landowners
  • Deemed the city’s radioactivity measurements credible
  • Ruled that companies have the right to demand decontamination work by TEPCO
  • Yet it said central or local governments should be responsible for the decontamination work, given efficiency of cleanup operations so far
  • Rejected companies’ demand for compensation, saying the golf course operations could have been resumed because the radiation levels were below 3.8 microsieverts per hour, the yardstick set by the science ministry in April for authorizing the use of schoolyards

h/t Anonymous tip (Thanks to all those anonymous tippers out there)

Published: November 24th, 2011 at 11:04 am ET
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90 comments to Tepco: Radioactive substances from Fukushima belong to landowners, not us — As November tests show massive contamination far outside evacuation zone

  • “..belong to individual landowners there” really amazing argument from Tepco. Maybe the landowners can sell it ! CS137 has a good price on the nuclear market — but then Tepco wants to have a license fee or so I am sure.

    Good that the court rejected it.

    Crazy World.


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  • Anthony Anthony

    I cant believe they would even have the audacity to suggest the fallout belongs to the citizens. It goes to show how Tepco views its poisoning of the world.

    Clear as a bell.


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  • This deal was sealed early by tepco.gov
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=24749
    Must be taking some plays from usa.bp


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  • dosdos dosdos

    People therefore need to go dump it on TEPCO land after they clean it up from theirs, and it’s TEPCO’s again.


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    • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

      I like that idea.


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    • Toadmac

      You would first have to prove it was from a TEPCO nuclear facility through the courts ($$$). I’m afraid there would be all sorts of outs for any nuclear company/facility as there are thousands of sources around the world!! Once again the innocent little guy will pay for the elitist criminals crimes and suffer the consequences for generations. The rich elitists walk away to a more comfortable and less polluted location to run there governments,banks,courts and militarized fear machines to keep there slave populations under control. The funny thing is that they actually think they are better than everyone else? Third Reich ring a bell anyone?

      http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005141


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  • Grampybone Grampybone

    Damn TEPCO you crazy! Leaving the clean up to the government while denying the fact they spewed radioactive substances all over the golf course. How long will they ignore science, the law, and humanity itself? I guess the good folks at TEPCO have 0 science skills and many lawyers what a dangerous combination.


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  • karaa karaa

    I am speechless, between hysteric laughter and flabbergasted


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  • dpl dpl

    The fate of japan is left in the hands of idiots.


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  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    TEPCO’s holiday gift to us all.


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  • The Radioactive Substances really belong to us all whether we like it or not. TEPCO cannot afford to clean it up, the Japanese Government can’t afford it either. Neither, can the people of this planet and that’s why Nuclear Power is NOT cost effective.

    There is no ‘real’ plan for any real cleanup because there really is no such thing as a cleanup. There’s the push it around method, there’s the burn it method, (not good), there’s an attempt to hide/bury it or dump it into the ocean, but these ideas do not really solve the problem especially with ongoing releases of radioactivity with no end in sight.

    :) It’s Thanksgiving Day 2011 here in the USA.

    When will this end?
    How will it end?
    What will Thanksgiving Day be like for 2012?


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Happy Turkey Day Chas. Comment spot on. :(


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      • HoTaters

        Hi all,

        New here. Had posted earlier in response to Occifer Dave’s comment regarding being thankful.

        I am thankful my family is still in relatively good health here in California, in the Bay Area. I’m near the S.F. Bay — inland, San Pablo Bay. Today there is a very acrid, metallic smell in the air. It smells like burning lead; that’s the only way I can describe it. This is the first time I’ve noticed it. It is raining here.

        BTW, we have been doing internal/external detoxing and think it is helping. I feel very fatigued if I stop doing the detoxing.

        Thanks to all of you for posting re: protecting ourselves against radiation, and detox methods. Anne, I hope to speak with you at some point re: farming under plastic covers. Am going to be doing library study on lessons learned from Chernobyl, esp. on detoxing and how to remediate soil, etc. If I find out anything useful, I’ll post to the group. A lot of my education on radiation and its effects have come from here. The more I know, the more I think having a nuclear industry is absolute insanity.

        Has anyone watched the YouTube videos entitled, “Disaster Averted,” covering the 2009 nuclear accidents? If that’s a typical year in the nuclear industry, we’re all in very deep doo-doo! Also — one of the other websites; Enformable, I think, had a link to an article published in English, discussing the English Nuclear Regulatory response to Fukushima, right after the disaster first occurred. Yes, it was “Circle the Wagons” for the Brits and the NRC! Someone else (here?) posted a link to the NRC response. One of the NRC board members said there were “valuable lessons” to be learned from B.P.’s public relations response to the Gulf Oil spill that could be applied to Fukushima. Go figure!

        I’ll find and post the links if anyone’s interested.

        OK, don’t need to write a novel here!

        Happy Thanksgiving regardless of the mad, mad world.


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    • john lh john lh

      Yes, you are right.

      But the truth is too late to realize it by People,us, you and I.

      The water is too hot, and the fire in the stove is too strong….

      All the living creature on this planet will be end of extinction,may some special creatures, like rat will survive and living in this future wonder land of radioactive planet.


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  • SAFETY OF FUKUSHIMA DIARY
    http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/11/escape-plan-11242011/

    We need to see what happens here and be prepared to launch a full scale verbal uprising using letters and phone calls to Japanese embassies and our own politicians if she is not safe.


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  • lam335 lam335

    “Radioactive materials (such as cesium) that scattered and fell from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant belong to individual landowners there, not TEPCO,” the utility said.

    As if we needed more proof that TEPCO is thoroughly shameless.


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  • We do… pride ourselves… on our logic.


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  • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

    I have a neighbor whose dog comes over early in the morning and shits in my yard. I’m going to start calling him Tepco.


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    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      LOL!,Just don’t try to sue the owner to force cleanup!-They might find it too costly and labor-intensive and rule in his favor!,or as another possibility was mentioned that you might actually have to pay for each nug that has fallen on your property!!lol! Don’t feel too bad though cuz it could be worse!=”I got a neighbor who gets drunk & shits in the laundry room of the apt. bldg. we stay in!!And I think the same family spawned a 4-5 yr. old kid I saw 3x this past year squatting in the front yard taking a dump while his mother looked on chattering away in spanish with the other neighbor whose POS kids throw their garbage all over the front yards & then tag up the whole neighborhood including their own homes with grafitti that also found its way onto my white cargo van!! It doesn’t seem fair that when I try to reciprocate & “return the favor”,my chihuahua can only leave them a “tootsie roll”!!LOL!~But I can relate to having “shitty” neighbors…LOL ~PEACE~


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    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      And remember, that shit belongs to you, so use it wisely…..


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  • Mr. Scott Mr. Scott

    No one should be surprised by Tepco’s actions here. They are doing exactly what they should, under the legal structure in which they operate. It’s a no-brainer to condemn their actions as unethical, and demand they straighten up their act. However, condemnation will not get to the core of the problem, which is enshrined in law.

    The only duty of corporations is to their shareholders. Everything else, including: public health, the environment, other peoples’ land values, the integrity of the human genome, etc., be damned. There’s no profit for Tepco in paying heed to such externalities, as they are legally considered to be. Where there is no profit, there is no interest on their part and can not be.

    Getting “more ethical” leadership within corporations is not the answer – the nature of the beast remains unchanged, no matter who’s in charge. What is perceived as corporate “ethical leadership” is merely more effective bullshit artistry.

    In the short term, mitigating their evil deeds, under the present legal structure, can be achieved only through government oversight and regulation, or by shaming them in public to force them to act more ethically. In the long term, though, a fundamental change in the legal structure in which corporations operate is the only remedy that will end these horrors.


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    • Anthony Anthony

      Agreed. We are an absurd species.

      Without Truth can there be Justice?


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    • James Tekton James Tekton

      Hello MS,

      Very good observations. Your last sentence said;

      “In the long term, though, a fundamental change in the legal structure in which corporations operate is the only remedy that will end these horrors.”

      Exactly, and when the people figure out that we have gone from a constitutional common law to a admiralty one or military law, and comprehend that making money is the only purpose of all those governmental corporations, state, fed, county, and municipality that even turn people into corporations so they can enslave and pirate for plunder, maybe then there will be change. We are all at sea on land and it goes on in the lunacy and scams the CORPORATE court system uses from the very statement to you, “do you under-stand” and when you say yes, you will stand under their authority, which is how attorneys hear it, then it is off to the races to sign the contract.

      Grrrrr…money changers never change.

      What is not recognized here is now the legal precedent has been set that basically says, if a large company that owns a golf course can not sue tepco and come away with real remedy, and in the long run actually loses because of the lack of business with no where else to go after losses turn into failure, or business collapse, then no small person stands a chance to be properly compensated. Not until as you say, there is real change in the corrupted system.

      You mentioned Remedy. Take a look at what this brother has created and the line he is on to. I like his idea, or remedy, or say, compensation! Stick this into the record after you go through all the hokie-tokie with any of these corporate minions:

      http://www.scribd.com/doc/67636216/Sample-Fee-Schedule-Notice-for-Protection-Against-Corporate-Abuse


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      • Mr. Scott Mr. Scott

        Well, laddie, I like that link!

        It’s true, what you’re sayin’ about how the present corporate structure is out to doom other profit making interests. Back in the early 20th century, corporations supported reforms to minimize systemic risk.

        However, times have changed. Short-term profit making is valued higher than is the long-term. One such remedy, that would discourage short term profit taking, is a much more steeply time indexed capital gains tax. Make the day trading bastards pay 99% in tax on same day trades, etc. Also, unearned income, in dividends, etc., needs a stiffer tax rate, too. It’s vile to the core that income earned by sweat and toil is taxed at a HIGHER rate, than is the income of the fatcats. Making it in the investing classe’s interest to hold long-term would have something of a mitigating effect on corporate malevolence.


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    I hear you and understand totally.


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  • billyedtimmy

    This is about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

    I think I’ll go take a sh!t in TEPCO’s CEO’s yard and then tell him it belongs to him, not me.


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    • Blown Camaro

      BINGO! Give this man a free t-shirt.


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    • Hmmm..maybe the people of Japan should start collecting human excrement and pelt the houses and cars of TEPCO executives while shouting, “We don’t want your shit!”


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      • karaa karaa

        shit is a very very precious thing, it makes good compost. Radioactivity of the nuclear power plants not. Long life to the shit!


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      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        According to their own findings-the shit will contain enough Fukushitma radiation to justify flinging it back on their property-although I’d prefer to pelt the individual(s)-not their property! “Fukushitma”,I like that-it could be a new way to show our disgust for the industry=waiting on rooftops,etc. for nuke industry CEO’s & their minions with a bucket of irradiated shit and then get their attention so they look up and then “Tora,Tora,Tora”!! BOMBS AWAY!!!!LOL ~lol,I better get my Mk1BWR brewing(Mr.Coffee)and get my mind off of shit today,way too early to have my mind on the manure pile!lol! Speaking of shitpiles-the TEPCO cam didn’t look like it was as bad as it was yesterday-I wonder if it’s gonna stop “percolating” so much for a little while after the last M6.1 EQ and then the crane “spreading around the coals evenly(?)” yesterday?!! At least that was what it looked like to me. The thing hanging off the crane’s block & tackle cable came out of R#2(or3)looking like it was extremely “hot” with white points poppin’ all over the screen in the vicinity of the thing when they parked it. I won’t complain about it though-when that place looks boring & “quiet”,I get the sense that perhaps the level of radiation travelling across the Pacific might also be just a little bit less at least?!!Probably just in my mind though-but I’ll take any comforting thoughts that come along these days as long as it’s not coming from TEPCO & their shills. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving anyway,by the way! ~PEACE~


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  • This again proves my theory that the nuke industry thinks that radiation is harmless on the one hand, and healthy for you on the other. I think they might patent radiation accidents and charge people for the privilege of being radiated by nuclear accidents.

    Anyone refusing to pay, will be taken to court by the nuke industry, because they are using the radiation without permission or payment of a radiation royalty payment.

    If a nuke accident happens, everyone on the globe owes that company a bunch of money, because we are all getting this health giving radiation.

    Need proof of this crazy logic? Ann Coltier gives glowing report on health giving radiation. She says the more radiation you get, the LESS cancer you get. She says radiation REDUCES cancer risk..

    She says we all should be going into the Fukushima leaking reactors and getting ‘free’ health giving radiation.

    http://youtu.be/kjbhIP_dnNU


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  • Regarding H Post, it seems to be a place where nuclear apologists hang out and where pro nuclear articles are posted, while the opposite views are ignored, or at least that is how it seems to me. They keep posting article after article that claims the disaster does not exist, there is no problem, etc.

    I have little or no interest in giving time or energy to places where nuke apologists hang out.

    Those who think like Ann Colteir can take their ‘health’ treatment of daily radiation doses via H Post, and all of the other friendly government/corporate shill type websites. Maybe they can offer free radiation drinks to all true believers?

    If they really believe the stuff they are spouting, make up some CONCENTRATED radioactive drinks using filtered and concentrated radioactive basement water from the Fukushima reactors, after it has leaked out of the reactor cores.

    Now; Drink hearty Ann and all of the nuclear apologists who think like her… Drink Deep. Drink Often. Check back with me in a couple years, (if you last that long) and then tell me how safe and healthy it is.


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  • Yeah I was flabbergasted upon reading the story but as others above have commented, this is what one can expect from any company. They are not seeking truth but a bottom line. They already have salaried lawyers on staff and years and years in court is far cheaper then fair compensation. At the end of the day the golf course got nothing from Tepco anyways so mission accomplished as far as Tepco is concerned. Do you really think they are going to award damages to anybody? Bet Yakusa thugs had a chat with the judge…….My American friends, be very worried as this is the Tepco Template for handling nuclear disasters. Yeah, they did learn a lot from BP. That is why Japan has a lawyer as minister in charge of nuclear disaster and not a scientist.


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Devyn Gortner and Robin Estrin: Region’s already suffered Fukushima-style accident
    By Devyn Gortner and Robin Estrin
    Posted: 03/27/2011 05:12:28 PM PDT
    Updated: 11/21/2011 01:53:55 PM PST

    THE entire world watches, helpless and terrified, as Japan’s four nuclear reactors are abandoned. But for those of us who live just a few miles from the site of America’s first, and least-known, commercial nuclear meltdown, our reaction is tempered by familiarity and frustration.

    We know all too well what happens when fuel rods overheat. All our lives we’ve been living and playing near Strontium-90, Cesium-137, and Plutonium-239, a substance so deadly that inhaling only 1 millionth of an ounce causes cancer.

    Nestled in the Simi hills near the San Fernando Valley, the Santa Susana Field Lab once housed an uncontained nuclear reactor that suffered a partial meltdown. The contamination resulting from the horrific accident that started on July 12, 1959, and the spills, toxic dumping and other environmental abuses that followed still have not been cleaned up.

    The media has been comparing the Japanese nuclear accident with the famous meltdowns at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. Those of us who live in the shadow of the Santa Susana Field Lab, and especially those of us who may have gotten ill from the disaster, hope to increase public awareness and pressure the three responsible parties – the Boeing Co., NASA and the Department of Energy – to clean up their toxic and radioactive mess.

    While the two government agencies recently made strides toward complying with California’s stringent cleanup legislation, Boeing instead has initiated legal
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    http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_17713891?source=rss


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station(As at 3:00 PM on November 20)
    TOKYO, Nov. 20 — Tokyo Electric Power Company issued the following news release:

    On March 11 2011, turbines and reactors of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station Units 1 to 4 (Boiling Water Reactors, rated output 1,100 Megawatts) that we had been constantly operating at rated thermal output were automatically shut down at 2:48 pm due to the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake. (March 11 Previously announced)

    At 7:15 am on March 15, the reactor of Unit 4 achieved . . .

    http://targetednews.com/pr_disp.php?pr_id=3688258


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Taiwanese tourists fly to Fukushima

    Nov 20, 2011

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan — A TransAsia Airways chartered flight with 180 tourists onboard landed at Fukushima airport Saturday morning, the first international flight to arrive since March 11, giving the region’s badly-hit tourism industry a much needed lift.

    The tourists are participating in a four-day tour organized by several travel agencies in Taiwan, and will visit sites mainly around the prefecture’s scenic Aizu region.

    The airport’s regular services to Seoul and Shanghai remain suspended because of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

    http://www.eturbonews.com/26490/taiwanese-tourists-fly-fukushima


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  • Anthony Anthony

    Ritchie: Britain must abandon nuclear plans after radiation found in food
    SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the British Government to abandon its plans to build new nuclear plants in Britain following revelations that radiation has contaminated farmland near the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan.

    Sat 19th November

    Ms Ritchie said: “The revelations that unsafe levels of radiation have been found in rice that had been farmed on land 60km from the Fukoshima nuclear facility underlines the extent to which the radiation has spread following the nuclear incident at the Fukushima plant.

    “The British Government must learn the necessary lessons from these latest revelations before it rushes blindly into plans to build new nuclear plants in Britain without taking onboard the very serious risks that the Fukushima disaster exposes.”

    The SDLP’s Westminster spokesperson on Energy and Climate Change added: “The British Government must abandon its plans to build these plants in order to safeguard the future health and well-being of the communities that live along the Eastern Seaboard of Ireland across the Irish Sea from Sellafield.”

    NOTES TO EDITORS: Radioactive caesium has been detected above the safety level in rice for the first time in Japan since the nuclear crisis began at the Fukushima plant.

    The sample came from a Fukushima city farm about 60km from the plant.The government is considering banning shipments from the area it was found.
    Margaret Ritchie
    Margaret Ritchie MP, MLA, Assembly

    Email m.ritchie@sdlp.ie
    Tel 028 4461 2882
    Press Office

    Tel 028 90 42 1837
    http://www.sdlp.ie/index.php/newsroom_media/newsarticle/ritchie_britain_must_abandon_nuclear_plans_after_radiation_found_in_food/


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  • Looks like we’re making some headway:

    Nuclear power ‘gets little public support worldwide’
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15864806


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  • markww markww

    JUST THINK EVERYONE TEPCO WANTS TO BUILD NEW REACTORS IN THE USA. THEY WANTED TO BUILD ONE HERE ON THE TEXAS COASTLINE near Victoria Texas on the Coast.

    SO WATCH OUT they might want to build one in your location too and as dirty as they are I would put in court case after court case to stop their dirty company.

    NUCLEAR has and is NEVER BEEN SAFE it was just a cheap way to bring power to people, and when there is a problem the whole world could be in danger from just one Plant. Mark


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    • radegan

      I think the answer is in demanding insurance clarification. Insuring reactors is based on the notion that a ‘melt-through’ can never happen. Since we just had three in reactors based on US designs, such an assumption is no longer valid. This will require much greater premiums or shifting more of the risk onto taxpayers, but offers several years of stall tactics at the least.


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    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      I’ve been wondering what kind of,and WHERE Tepco has ambitions,plans & actual projects going on in the USA?!! I can’t seem to find that info and believe me when I say that I tried! If anyone has specifics including & especially any facilities,partnerships,& holdings in the USA-please put that out here for me and I’ll put it to good use! I won’t offer any of my usual rambling”novel” of a response on this topic,mere words cannot express my opposition to the idea of that company undertaking any “projects” in my neck of the woods & I’ll just leave it at that! I did note that there is a company named “teppco” involved with a pipeline extending from the Gulf States to the Great Lakes that runs through my area very close by,but it’s listed out of Metropolis,IL & not affiliated as far as I know. ~PEACE~


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    11/25 RADIOACTIVE SECRETS: Conversation with prof. Chris Busby
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fATMq7n4Fro


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  • many moons

    This same atitiude is what Americans have to look forward to as well. And the US citizens will have to pay for the radiation clear up (I don’t believe that clean up is possible but moving it around is damn expensive)
    We must all use less electricity, and riot against nukes…it seems hard but we all know hard is what the Japanesse are facing-imagine serving a plate of food to your children and being certain that it contains radiation….that’s much harder than being pepper sprayed!


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    OT INVESTING IN MARS:
    Standard & Poor’s said Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s administra­tion hasn’t made progress in tackling the public debt burden, an indication it may be preparing to lower the nation’s sovereign grade. (article lists others) Ends with:
    “I do believe the world’s credit agencies are readying their escape pods and are preparing to escape the gravity of the Earth they’ve helped create.
    http://firedoglake.com/2011/11/25/investing-in-mars/
    I THINK THEY ARE TOO. :(


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    11/25 Fukushima and Okinawa – the “Abandoned People,” and Civic Empowerment
    Satoko Oka Norimatsu
    http://www.japanfocus.org/-Satoko-NORIMATSU/3651


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    WOW! TIMELY PIECE JUST POSTED AT HP
    ROBERT KENNEDY POINTS DIRECTLY TO THE NRC!!
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/cleantech-_b_1112793.html Great read. You’ll like it!


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    • VanneV anne

      Whoopie, Do you have a quote? I couldn’t find mention of the NRC in this article.


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    • VanneV anne

      Anyway, this is an important article. Thanks for the link.
      Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
      Big Carbon’s Sock Puppets Declare War on America and the Planet
      “All of the reported ‘facts’ in this blogosphonic barrage were Schweizer’s inventions. Schweizer claims that BrightSource Energy received a government bailout due to political influence exerted on behalf of VantagePoint Capital Partners, where I am a partner and which is the largest institutional shareholder of BrightSource.
      “The actual facts do not support Schweizer’s claims. BrightSource Energy did not receive a bailout. Rather, the Ivanpah project, a 392 megawatt solar thermal project in the Mojave Desert that will provide clean power to 140,000 homes, received a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy (DOE). Ivanpah, which broke ground in October 2010, is majority owned by Google and energy giant NRG. BrightSource is a minority owner of and the technology supplier to the Ivanpah project. The underlying loan from private investors is fully secured, and pays interest that will earn a healthy return for U.S. taxpayers. …
      “Schweizer’s claims that the loan guarantee works out to a cost to taxpayers of $1 million per job is also a canard. …
      “I commend the Chinese for their commitment to transition to a green energy economy. But I refuse to accept the right wing narrative that America can no longer compete in the world marketplace. Americans still lead the world in patents filed and the other indicia of entrepreneurship. The promising new technologies and young green tech companies that I see daily are challenged principally by a lack of capital available from our banks and government.


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      • VanneV anne

        [cont.]
        “This is more than an issue of national wealth and prosperity — our national security is also at stake. The war by America’s carbon and nuclear energy industries and their right wing allies, against our country’s burgeoning cleantech industry is damaging our economy and subverting our national security, just as it has in the past led us into oil wars. When I was a boy, America owned half the wealth on Earth. We lost that advantage mainly due to our carbon addiction, which still causes us to hemorrhage nearly $750 billion annually in American wealth — the cost of importing foreign oil. The Chinese would naturally like us to spend what’s left of our national wealth purchasing Chinese solar panels, Chinese LED lights, and Chinese wind turbines and electric cars.
        “Democrats and Republicans in Congress, many in the thrall of Big Carbon, are sitting on their hands as the hemorrhage continues. The incumbents are able to control the political process in Washington with the support of their right wing media flacks, and with hundreds of millions in annual contributions and lobbying. Such investments allow the incumbents to reap hundreds of billions in annual subsidies from U.S. taxpayers, artificially ballooning their profits. These are self-destructive policies for America. With the same resolve that established America’s industrial and technological greatness in the 20th century, leading the transition to a new energy economy is America’s best hope for true national security, prosperity, and restoring our global leadership and moral authority.
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/cleantech-_b_1112793.html


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  • I wonder, if Reactor 3 ejected a chest of money containing 50 billion dollars that spread out into surrounding farmlands, would the money belong to TEPCO, or the landowners?

    Tepco: Fukushima radiation particles belong to you, not them

    http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/tepco-fukushima-radiation-particles-belong-to-you-not-them


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  • bleep_hits_blades

    to James Tekton – re your comment about martial law/permanent state of national emergency – I think this info is so important, and yet I can’t get anyone interested in it.

    Yes, legal research indicates that we are under continuous martial law, which changes govt. to a military dictatorship under the pres. as military commander in chief; all civil law is renedered optional; potus governs essentially by decree, his word is law… this is on-going since 9/11, probably much, much longer.

    Also as you say, grassroots legal researchers have found much evidence that we are under a parallel look-alike ‘imposter government,’ deceptively named/styled differently from the orig. govt. but similarly (use of all capital letters indicates a corporate entity- STATE OF GEORGIA; CITY OF TULSA; COUNTY OF KING; JOHN DOE,etc.) Private corporate law masquerades as public law.

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA is a separate sovereignty, like CITY OF LONDON, THE VATICAN and possibly other places. This de facto governing body is a DC corporation.

    The total sinister creepiness of our situation is elevated several orders of magnitude by the fact that – like you – I can mention this, a ‘word to the wise’ on this and other sites and am met, not with enlightened interest/curiosity … but silence, disinterest.


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    to James Tekton –

    Re this info about the surreptitious change in govt., on-going emergency, etc. — the most disturbing thing to me about people’s total lack of interest is that it shows how ignorant and naive they are, not to really sit up and take notice and be driven to check something like that out. Even the ‘patriot movement’ – so unaware. It is frightening.

    Re what comes next… well we have to guess, but the nuke situation might end up destroying the biosphere; in fact sooner or later the nuke and chemical poisoning of the planet will cause massive die-off (if not virtually total extinction)of life, it seems to me. It’s a ‘not if but when type’ situation.

    But also the elites are still pursuing two agendas, personal enrichment as much as possible in short term (no deal too corrupt or hazardous to the biosphere/human life is the rule of the game, it seems) and longer range, planetary empire/world dictatorship – the British/Euro/American elites, esp. Rothschild banking family and affiliates.

    Police state rapidly being put in place. Did you see that Senate is considering a bill that allows govt. to arrest and incarcerate anyone, no need for legal proof, due process. Already they can do that just by calling someone a suspected enemy combatant. Indefinite detention, no legal process, etc. Pres. can order ‘non-judicial killings’ – has already used this power in fact. Zero legal process – totally ‘arbitrary and capricious.’

    The outlook is really grim, I am afraid. I am more pessimistic than I have ever been. I have seen this coming for decades, literally (just kept hoping I was wrong, and also that more people would wake up) – gives you an idea how old I am and how long I’ve been studying this situation, penetrating the lies and dis-info.


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