Fukushima timeline August 2011
- Fukushima fallout said 30 times Hiroshima's
Kodama, a professor of systems biology and medicine at the University of Tokyo, used clear-cut terms to get his message across. His ruthless criticism of the government's slow response has been viewed at least 1 million times.
well it took them awhile at Japantimes.co.jp... and even now they don't stop the propaganda machine... I count over 1mio views only by summing up youtube most viewed and there are hundreds of copies floating around...
- Eye-opening blog of Fukushima robot operator taken offline
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), which owns the Fukushima plant, is attempting to get things back to normal by using military robots provided by U.S. company iRobot. Due to the lack of communications in the area of the plant, these robots are being operated by individuals who are put in danger every day close by the reactors as they go about their clean-up tasks.
One of those operators decided to write a blog talking about his work, and it has proved very telling and informative about both the conditions at the plant and the robots themselves.
Take a good look at the frontline against raging inferno meltdowns.
Seems like a series of pro nuclear shills brainwashing the listeners altough there are some interesting remarks regarding Fukushima Daiini. I just entered some random characters in the box to get video to play :)
Source: tudou.com (contributor not readable :D )
- Backup Generator Cooling Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown By Virginia Quake Fails
The NRC is now reporting one of the four back up generators that has been shutdown at the epicenter of the 5.9 Virginia earthquake has failed.
There has been a series of unusual events at nuclear power plants across the nation from North Carolin to Virgina following today’s 5.9 earthquake that struck with an epicenter near Mineral, Virginia’s Anna nuclear power plant. The earthquake caused power outages at the Anna plant which forced workers to shutdown the reactors and switch to emergency backup generator’s to cool the nuclear fuel rods at the reactor. While the NRC supposedly tested and certified the safety and functionality at the nuclear plant following the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the NRC is now reporting that one of the backup generators at the plant failed just moments after being started.
As reported earlier the media initially ignored reporting on the status of the Anna nuclear power plant near the epicenter of today’s Virgina earthquake.
Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com via WhatReallyHappened.com
- ABC News: Virginia nuke plant has to “go to the backup to the backup” power supply — “That doesn’t sound good” (VIDEO)
Sawyer: [...] When you have to go to the backup to the backup that doesn’t sound good.
Michio Kaku, Physicist: Not good at all. We just dodged a bullet on this one. There are 4 backup pumps, one of them is out… if all four go out then you are on the road to a full scale meltdown [...]
- Quake sensors removed around Virginia nuke plant due to budget cuts
A nuclear power plant that was shut down after an earthquake struck central Virginia Tuesday had seismographs removed in 1990s due to budget cuts.
U.S. nuclear officials said that the North Anna Power Station, which has two nuclear reactors, had lost offsite power and was using diesel generators to maintain cooling operations after an 5.9 earthquake hit the region.
Source: rawstory.com via WhatReallyHappened.com
- U.S. Nuclear Industry Tested by Twin Threats From Mother Nature
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. nuclear plants face the first post-Fukushima test of their ability to withstand multiple natural disasters as Hurricane Irene bears down on an area shaken by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake.
- Fukushima serves as Warning to the UK
Since the Japanese catastrophe, there has been an increase in the number of UK generator owners. According to Tool-net, the Clarke FG2000 has become one of the best online sellers. Nuclear bunkers have also become increasingly popular as people prepare for disaster. Many UK citizens have become wary of nuclear power and are therefore looking for ways to protect their families.
- EDITORIAL: Government should not lead nuclear technology sales drive
There can be no reasonable case for the government to lead efforts to sell nuclear technology to other countries when one of the worst nuclear accidents in history has taken place in this nation, raising many serious questions about the future of atomic energy.
With the situation at the Fukushima complex not under control yet, the government has no time to engage in such activities in the first place.
One of rare solid statements from Asahi.com. They must be reading my comments :)
- UPDATE 2-Japan renewable energy push clears key hurdle
By Risa Maeda
TOKYO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Japan's lower house of parliament passed a bill on Tuesday to promote investment in solar and other renewable energy sources as politicians took a step towards the prime minister's goal of reducing reliance on nuclear power.
- Mr Hosono said, 'We should not make Fukushima Prefecture into a final disposal site of rubble containing radioactive substances
- Spat over intellectual property for lighting playing out in Asia, Europe, U.S.
SEOUL — German lighting manufacturer Osram has filed additional patent infringement complaints against South Korean companies amid a global wave of intellectual property disputes in the technology sector.
Munich-based Osram GmbH, a unit of German industrial engineering giant Siemens AG, and Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH said Monday in a statement that they have recently filed new complaints and legal actions against Samsung and LG units.
- Lower house passes bill for disposal of radioactive waste by gov't
Under the bill, the environment minister will work out a basic policy for dealing with radioactive contamination from the accident caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and set standards for disposing of radioactive waste.
after 5 months they yet have to agree on paperwork... Effective disaster response indeed...
Looking at the videos from Fukushima, where government officials act as if they are above the people reminds me of a movie The Experiment. It is actually the same basic concept. Government officials are given the power to "lock people up" via unaction, useless papers and "as we see them fit" laws. The people are the prisoners of the system, which is getting more and more brutal and out of touch with reality.
- Beef cattle shipment resumed in Miyagi
Livestock farmer Kenzo Yambe pulls one of his herd out of the stable for shipment in Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, on Aug. 23, 2011. Farms resumed the same day shipping beef cattle raised in the prefecture after the central government lifted a ban on Aug. 19.
- Expert urges higher radiation exposure limit to be set for Fukushima
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A Japanese nuclear expert called Tuesday for the planned annual radiation exposure limit for residents in areas close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to be set at up to 5 millisieverts, instead of 1 millisievert as planned by the government. The 5 millisievert limit would be more realistic for lifting evacuation advisories for residents as the government's planned annual limit of 1 millisievert or less may not be met in some areas, said Shunichi Tanaka...
Limit of 1msv a year would mean whole of Japan needs to evacuate. The true extent of the crisis will start surfacing also in the MSM, regardless of all the information blocking imposed.
- Radiation Will Pollute the Area Around Chernobyl For 5 to 10 Times Longer Than Models Predicted - Between 180 and 320 Years
The radioactive half life of cesium 137 is usually 30 years.
But scientists at the Savannah River National Laboratory say that the cesium at Chernobyl will persist in the environment between 5 and 10 times longer - between 180 and 320 years.
- Japanese Journalist – Teachers Forcing Children To Eat Radioactive Food Is ‘Like Killing Our Own Children, I Cannot Allow it to Happen’
Japan is forcing students to eat food that is contaminated with radiation despite objections from parents causing protests from a Japanese journalist.
As evidence continues to emerge there is widespread nuclear radiation contamination in Japanese food supply government officials exhibit their ignorance toward the problem by pretending there is no crisis.
Japanese schools are forcing students to eat radioactive food, among other unspeakable actions, which can be called nothing less than a crime against humanity.
Japanese officials know there is widespread contamination in everything from soil and sewage to tea and beef and rice and mushrooms. These are facts which test after test show can not be ignored.
Even when children plea for help directly to the government their cries are ignored, which can be interpreted as nothing less than the government telling the population to go fuck themselves because the agenda of the globalist corpocracy is more important than something as insignificant as the value of human life.
- New Word to Learn for Non-Japanese Speakers: "Dango"
"Dan-goh", with the second syllable pronounced long. If you pronounce it short, it will mean "sweet rice-flour dumplings", which look like these in the photo.
So what is "dango"? It is a long-standing business practice in Japan across many, many industries but particularly heavily used in the construction industry whereby the competitors get together and arrange who will win the bid and at what price. It's a fine example of "give and take", or "I scratch your back and you'll scratch my back later". A contractor who is not to get the job this time is scheduled to get the next one, or a contractor who is to get the job promises to subcontract or form a joint venture with a competitor. No one will underbid. Industrial harmony. The winner is pre- selected, and to make up the appearance (and to make the selection committee look like it is doing the job) the bidders often craft their bids that are intentionally inferior to the bid by the pre-selected winner.
- ALERT: 156 Millisieverts Per Year Radiation In Saint Loius – Levels 178 Times Background
Radiation in Saint Louis spikes to 178 times background levels reading 1.786 millirems per hour, which is a dose of approximately 156.45 millisieverts per year.
1) The Conversion:
1 millirem = 10 microsieverts 1.786 millirem per hour= 17.86 microsieverts per hour (17.86 * 24 *365) microsieverts per hour = 156.4536 millisieverts per year
2) Even Japan in the face of the Fukushima nuclear fallout has only “officially” raised their temporary safety limit to 20 millisieverts per year.
- ...And Condenser Pipe for Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool Leaks
Part of normal daily life as we've seen at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.
The stainless pipe that circulates water for the condenser unit for the Spent Fuel Pool of Reactor 4 has been found leaking. The amount of radioactive materials in the water (coming out of the SFP) is very low, says TEPCO, only 10 becquerels/liter. It is a very minor drip, of one drop in 30 seconds or so, according to Mainichi Shinbun (in Japanese; 8/23/2011). TEPCO's countermeasure is to put a bucket under the dripping pipe. The cooling operation continues uninterrupted. TEPCO's handout for the press on August 23 is still only in Japanese. I put the green circle around the leak location:
- Virginia nuke plant has lost offsite power after quake, generators being used to cool reactors — “As far as we know, everything is safe” says NRC
A nuclear power plant in central Virginia has lost offsite power [... and] is now using four diesel generators to maintain cooling operations. The plant automatically shut down in the wake of the earthquake.
“As far as we know, everything is safe,” said Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman David McIntyre.
- TEPCO to directly pour water to No.3 reactor fuel
Tokyo Electric Power Company will try a new process to cool down the No.3 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant by injecting water directly onto the facility's fuel starting on Friday.
The Federal Reserve's Communications and Records Center (Culpeper, Virginia)
so they COULD "RELOCATE FUNDS", if I read that article correctly.... (just sayin')?
State Of Emergency Declared In Culpeper County, Virginia...
- Paper: Fears of Fukushima-like nuclear disaster because quake centered just a few miles from an old nuclear power plant — Strongest to hit Virginia area since 1897
A huge earthquake ripped through the east coast of America this afternoon, causing terrifying tremors from Washington D.C. to New York. [...]
There were also fears of a nuclear disaster of the kind seen in Japan’s Fukushima because the epicentre was just a few miles from an old nuclear power plant, the North Anna, in Richmond. [...]
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