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Radiation levels inside a stricken reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant have hit a record high capable of shutting down robots within 2 hours!!

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Radiation levels inside a stricken reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant have hit a record high capable of shutting down robots, in the latest challenge to efforts aimed at dismantling the disaster-hit facility.

Radiation levels inside the plant’s No. 2 reactor were estimated at 530 sieverts per hour at one spot, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Thursday after analyzing images taken by a manually operated camera that probed the deepest point yet within the reactor.

Even after taking a 30-percent margin of error into account, the radiation level was still far higher than the previous record of 73 sieverts per hour detected by sensors in 2012 though at a point not as deep, TEPCO said. Radiation exposure at 530 sieverts per hour would effectively shut down TEPCO’s planned robot camera probe in under two hours.

But TEPCO said the high reading focused on a single point, with levels estimated to be much lower at other spots filmed by the camera. It added that the planned robot probe would not sustain severe damage because it was unlikely to linger for too long at a single point.

The three cameras mounted on a caterpillar-type robot are designed to withstand up to 1,000 sieverts in total. TEPCO said the radiation is not leaking outside the reactor. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge tsunami barrelling into Japan’s northeast coast, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the Fukushima plant in the worst such accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Japan’s government said in December that it expects the total costs – including compensation, decommissioning and decontamination – to reach 21.5 trillion yen ($190 billion) in a process likely to take decades as high radiation levels have slowed operations.

TEPCO has said it plans to eventually use robots to locate the fuel debris as part of the decommissioning process.

Images of the wreckage inside the No. 2 reactor captured by the camera show that the metal grating under the pressure vessel which contained nuclear fuel has largely sunken in, causing a hole about one metre wide.

Black debris that could be melted fuel is also seen in the images. Fuel may have melted through the vessel and damaged the grating but the exact cause was not determined, TEPCO spokesman Tatsuhiro Yamagishi said Friday. “It may have been caused by nuclear fuel that would have melted and made a hole in the vessel, but it is only a hypothesis at this stage,” he told AFP.

“We believe the captured images offer very useful information, but we still need to investigate given that it is very difficult to assume the actual condition inside,” he said.

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Tokyo Contaminated & Not Fit for Habitation, Doctor Says

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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All 23 districts of Tokyo contaminated with radiation, worse than at Chernobyl after the accident, and blood cells of children under ten are showing worrying changes; the WHO, the IAEA & the Japanese government cannot be trusted.

by Susie Greaves

In July 2014 Dr Shigeru Mita wrote a letter to his fellow doctors to explain his decision to move his practice from Tokyo to Okayama city in the West of Japan [1]. In it, he appeals to their sense of duty to answer the anxieties of parents in Japan who do not believe the information coming from the authorities. He says “I must state that the policies of the WHO, the IAEA or the Japanese government cannot be trusted.” and “if the power to save our citizens and future generations exists somewhere, it does not lie within the government or any academic association, but in the hands of individual clinical doctors ourselves.”

Mita claims that all 23 districts of Tokyo are contaminated, with the eastern area worst affected — up to 4 000 Bq/kg. (The becquerel is a unit of radioactivity. One Bq is the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second.) These findings confirm what the nuclear physicist Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Nuclear Education found in 2012, when he picked up five random soil samples in Tokyo from between paving stones, in parks and playgrounds. The levels of contamination were up to 7 000 Bq/kg; in the US, anything registering these levels would be considered nuclear waste [2].

While practising in Tokyo, Mita also discovered changes in the white blood cells of children under 10.

Independent science & independent reporting in Japan outlawed

In December 2013, the Japanese parliament passed a bill whereby public officials and private citizens could face ten years in prison for divulging “special state secrets”, and journalists, five years, for seeking to obtain classified information. The bill is widely interpreted as a way of preventing sensitive information about Fukushima (among other topics) reaching the Japanese public and by extension the rest of the world [3].

The independent organisation Reporters without Borders has downgraded Japan in its world press freedom index from 22nd place in 2012, to 53rd in 2013 and to 59th in 2014, following the passing of the state secrets bill. Reporters without Borders say that Japan“has been affected by a lack of transparency and almost zero respect for access to information on subjects directly or indirectly related to Fukushima”

Nuclear lobby put in charge……..TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://permaculturenews.org/2014/09/25/tokyo-contaminated-fit-habitation-doctor-says/

Finland – Onkalo : Into Eternity : Building a Place to ensure the delivery of safe Nuclear Waste for a 100 thousand years!! Article By Geraldine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


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According to Finnish scientists project Onkalo , there are between 200 and 300 thousand tons of nuclear waste in the world. No turning back, can not get rid of the waste produced by nuclear energy , and worse: you have to store it, isolate and secure so as not endanger anyone .

Onkalo means hiding place and is an ambitious project that aims to dig a tunnel 500 meters deep to store nuclear waste in Finland and … do everything possible to forget and go unnoticed for 100 thousand years: the time it takes nuclear waste to lose their toxicity .

Documentary Into Eternity by Michael Madsen addresses the scientific and philosophical dilemmas surrounding the safety of nuclear waste in a truly fascinating through interviews with scientists and engineers

Onkalo who unanimously agree that our world is completely unstable on the surface and the depths only offer the security required to isolate the danger .

The documentary production is impeccable, but no doubt his power resides in the thought which generates about our existence. The center is in its early stages, the plans suggest it will be completed in the XXII century and as already mentioned, has to ensure the delivery of safe nuclear waste for a hundred thousand years. Onkalo will be sealed when full capacity .¿ even understand what it means to project some 100 thousand years?

How to communicate with someone or something to 100 thousand years later to say that toxic waste containing ?

Onkalo Much of the discussion in this documentary focuses on how to create a brand or signaling to understood under any circumstances and considering the possibility of other forms of language, or just bury it and say nothing. There are two schools which evaluate the options, some in favor of signaling, some against because they believe that their signs will automatically call the attention .

Another option being considered for protecting the security of this emblematic place our civilization (we like it or not), is to create a file which suggests again the question of how to transmit from generation to generation the importance of the

A solution to the scientists is to create a myth about Onkalo strong enough to survive our civilization … Onkalo by their danger becomes a sacred place . The bad news is that have to build more nuclear dumps like Onkalo around the world. The good news is that nuclear energy can be replaced with cleaner energy sources like wind and solar. But, will they succeed ?


Japan’s nuclear reactors in trouble: Onagawa, Fukushima I & Fukushima II

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


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Onagawa:

[10:39 a.m. ET, 11:39 p.m. Tokyo] A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant in Onagawa, Japan, where excessive radiation levels have been recorded following Friday’s massive earthquake, the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency said Sunday. Authorities have told the agency that the three reactor units at the Onagawa plant “are under control.” — CNN

1456: Radiation levels at the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi prefecture are about 700 times higher than normal but are still low, the Tohoku Electric Power Company has said, according to the Maichi Shinbum website. Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency dismissed the possibility that the Onagawa plant was to blame, saying it was likely caused by the radioactive substances that scattered when a hydrogen explosion hit the troubled Fukushima plant on Saturday. — BBC


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2 Articles : West Coast USA Danger IF Japan Nuclear Reactor Meltdown – 45,000 flee nuclear blast at Fukushima No. 1 plant in Japan

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


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“If they can’t restore power to the plant (and cool the reactor), then there’s the possibility of some sort of core meltdown”. An alarming statement made by James Acton, a physicist who examined Japan’s Kashiwazaki nuclear plant after a 2007 earthquake, who told CNN that Japanese authorities are in race to cool down the Fukushima reactor.

Following the fifth largest earthquake in recorded world history, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake, has resulted in the closure of all Japan’s nuclear power reactors, one of which, the Fukushima reactor, is overheating and in danger of a meltdown if coolant is not restored soon. It’s like a pressure cooker… when you have something generating heat and you don’t cool it off or release the steam…

Reported from abc NEWS, Scientists said that even though the reactor had stopped producing energy, its fuel continues to generate heat and needs steady levels of coolant to prevent it from overheating and triggering a dangerous cascade of events.

They go on to say, “Up to 100 percent of the volatile radioactive Cesium-137 content of the pools could go up in flames and smoke, to blow downwind over large distances,”

“Given the large quantity of irradiated nuclear fuel in the pool, the radioactivity release could be worse than the Chernobyl nuclear reactor catastrophe of 25 years ago.” said Kevin Kamps, a nuclear waste specialist.

Fukushima I (there are two plant locations) is one of the 25 largest nuclear power stations in the world.


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