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Fukushima Unit 4 100% Emptied Of All Fuel

Fukushima Unit 4 100% Emptied Of All Fuel

As of Saturday evening JST, unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi has been emptied of all nuclear fuel. Workers had removed all of the spent nuclear fuel earlier this month that had created a severe risk at the plant. The risk from the damaged spent fuel pool had caused international criticism that eventually prompted TEPCO to fast track the removal. The spent fuel pool had been found to have cracks and other damage in April of 2011. With all … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 26 fuel assemblies left to go

Fukushima Unit 4; 26 fuel assemblies left to go

Unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi has had 1507 fuel assemblies removed. The remaining fuel assemblies in the pool are all unused assemblies that are being transferred to unit 6 for temporary storage. Once the remaining 26 assemblies are removed there will be no remaining fuel in unit 4. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. … Read entire article »

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Mobile Strontium 90 Removal Equipment At Fukushima Appears To Work

Mobile Strontium 90 Removal Equipment At Fukushima Appears To Work

The US company that supplied a mobile strontium 90 filtration system is saying it met target goals of performance at Fukushima Daiichi. The company also mentions that TEPCO has now ordered a second unit. The mobile system is installed in a shipping crate and is able to be moved from place to place. The system then filters the contents of a storage tank to remove strontium 90. The high levels of strontium 90 had been an … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Daiichi Updates From IRID Part 4; Fuel Debris Study

Fukushima Daiichi Updates From IRID Part 4; Fuel Debris Study

JAEA and IRID have been working on various project for removal and storage of the corium (melted fuel) in the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The projects are tied together since understanding the composition of the melted fuel will impact how it can be safely removed and eventually stored long term. Efforts to understand the debris look at: -Mechanical properties: hardness, elasticity, fracture toughness, etc. -Thermal properties: melting point and thermal conductivity, specific heat, etc. -Other: … Read entire article »

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1419 Fuel Assemblies Removed Fukushima Unit 4

1419 Fuel Assemblies Removed Fukushima Unit 4

1419 fuel assemblies have been removed from unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. 114 assemblies left to move, with these being unused assemblies. These are being moved to the spent fuel pool at unit 6. TEPCO has made 65 fuel transfers from unit 4 to date. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is … Read entire article »

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TEPCO’s Trench Saga Could Have Unintended Consequences

TEPCO’s Trench Saga Could Have Unintended Consequences

TEPCO has made multiple attempts to deal with the unit 2 trench full of highly contaminated water. In 2011 they tried to block leaking water in the area. After it was admitted in 2013 that the tunnel still contained highly radioactive water, plans were put in place to empty the tunnel of water. First TEPCO tried to freeze it, then they dumped in ice when the freezing didn’t completely work. The next attempt was to dump … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Daiichi Updates From IRID Part 3; Testing The Goo

Fukushima Daiichi Updates From IRID Part 3; Testing The Goo

IRID has made some progress on their research to find ways to seal the containment structures at Fukushima Daiichi. The plan has been to flood the containment structures in order to provide shielding during the fuel removal procedures. Concern has been raised about the ability of these structures to hold the weight and pressure of that much water or how this would impact the structure during an earthquake. The structures are already severely damaged along … Read entire article »

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TEPCO Declares Effort To Drain Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 Trench Futile

TEPCO Declares Effort To Drain Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 Trench Futile

TEPCO drained 200,000 liters of water out of the unit 2 trench after they declared the end near the turbine building to be sealed. After the water level only went down a fraction of the level they assumed it should have, they declared that the water must be coming from somewhere else. Where they don’t seem to know. The new plan is to now fill the trench in with concrete while drawing water out of … Read entire article »

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TEPCO Begins Draining Unit 2 Trench Of Radioactive Water

TEPCO Begins Draining Unit 2 Trench Of Radioactive Water

TEPCO has finally begun draining the Unit 2 trench of highly radioactive water. The trench was found to contain highly radioactive water soon after the initial meltdowns. Some minor effort was made at that time to plug some holes that allowed water to drain into the trench. Since that time nothing was done for years. Only in 2013 when the contaminated water leaks became a political issue did an effort to deal with the water … Read entire article »

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Greenpeace Survey Finds Unsafe Radiation Levels In Fukushima

Greenpeace Survey Finds Unsafe Radiation Levels In Fukushima

A new Greenpeace radiation survey done in Fukushima prefecture, outside the evacuation zone, showed unsafe levels of radiation. Various locations around the prefecture including Fukushima City still show with hot spots that are above the safety limits. Places with unsafe levels included in front of a hospital, on roads and other locations. Levels in less traveled locations such as forests were much worse. The government has avoided dealing with the unsafe levels and hot spots by … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Mushrooms Still As High As 102,900 Bq/Kg

Fukushima Mushrooms Still As High As 102,900 Bq/Kg

I report from late September showed that mushrooms cultivated for home consumption were still very high in cesium contamination. Mushrooms ranged from 85 bq/kg up to the high reading of 102,900 bq/kg. Most were in the thousands to tens of thousands of becquerels of cesium. Foods like mushrooms, wild berries (including wild strawberry & blueberry) and wild game are still highly contaminated in parts of Europe decades after Chernobyl. So this problem in north east Japan … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Contaminated Food Was Found In US Right After The Meltdowns

Fukushima Contaminated Food Was Found In US Right After The Meltdowns

A presentation given at a recent American Chemical Society meeting outlined the discovery of Fukushima radioactive contamination in food soon after the disaster. Private sector testing done for food importers in the US did find contamination in some food items sent in for testing. Since this work was done with a private lab by a food company there was no mandate to make this information public. One sample of imported fresh fish from Japan intended for … Read entire article »

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TEPCO Publishes Arrogant Press Release To The US On Fukushima

TEPCO Publishes Arrogant Press Release To The US On Fukushima

As news came out about yet another finding of Fukushima radioactive contamination offshore of North America, TEPCO published a rather bizarre press release. The corporate statement insists the contamination “Level raises no concern for human or animal health”. This is a bit like taking healthy food advice from McDonalds. They go on to misrepresent statements made by Woods Hole for their own purposes including one twisted to try to claim cesium doesn’t contaminate fish. This is obviously … Read entire article »

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43 Groups Request Revision Of UNSCEAR Fukushima Report & New UN Mandate For UNSCEAR

43 Groups Request Revision Of UNSCEAR Fukushima Report & New UN Mandate For UNSCEAR

43 groups from around the world delivered a formal letter to the UN during the UN general assembly. The letter requested that UNSCEAR revise their highly criticized 2014 report on Fukushima. The report claimed no discernible effect on the Japanese population from Fukushima, yet a considerable body of research has shown otherwise. The letter also requested the UN change the UNSCEAR mandate to focus on a primarily scientific mission and to protect public health. Details can … Read entire article »

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Details Of Fukushima Unit 4 Damaged Fuel Removal

Details Of Fukushima Unit 4 Damaged Fuel Removal

TEPCO cites that they have removed the last of the damaged fuel from unit 4′s spent fuel pool. They provided a few photos and videos of the work. The assembly was hoisted with a cable out of the fuel rack then moved to the cask. The assembly shown in the videos and photos had large scrape marks showing how distorted the assembly is as it was pulled out of the fuel rack. Videos and larger … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 1, 2nd Cover Section Removed

Fukushima Unit 1, 2nd Cover Section Removed

TEPCO has removed a second section of building cover from unit 1. As the first section was removed TEPCO claimed to take readings to prove no contamination was blowing away. There was no offsite dust monitoring done and no 3rd party monitoring done. TEPCO declared things “safe” and removed another cover section. This work is being done after demolition work on the unit 3 building caused a dust cloud to blow out of the plant undetected … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Contamination Found 150km Off Eureka California

Fukushima Contamination Found 150km Off Eureka California

Woods Hole’s radiation mapping program has found Fukushima identified cesium 150km off the shore of Eureka California. A press release mentioned that the reading was “below 2 bq per meter” but didn’t give the exact reading. Previous findings of Fukushima identified cesium include 2013 readings north of Hawaii and one earlier this year offshore further north near Canada. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All … Read entire article »

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3 Workers Injured At Fukushima Daiichi, 1 In Critical Condition

Three workers were injured when steel construction materials for tanks at Fukushima Daiichi fell on them. One is in the hospital in critical condition. One with a possible broken leg. Details available here http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/11/07/Fukushima-construction-workers-hurt-operator/ This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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All Spent Fuel Out Of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4

All Spent Fuel Out Of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4

TEPCO announced they have removed all of the spent fuel from unit 4. They did not provide details about the removal of the damaged assemblies in the pool but claim only the unused fuel assemblies remain. Those unused assemblies will eventually be moved to the unit 6 spent fuel pool for storage. This ends the tense issue of the unit 4 spent fuel pool. In the first months after the disaster TEPCO discovered the pool had … Read entire article »

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How Fukushima Daiichi Could End Up Fueling Cars In Japan

How Fukushima Daiichi Could End Up Fueling Cars In Japan

One of the funded research projects towards the response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster may have an unusual side effect if the project eventually goes into operation. The Kurion tritium removal system being developed for use at Fukushima Daiichi could provide hydrogen fuel for cars in Japan. If this technology works as claimed and can be put into operation two of the byproducts would be hydrogen gas and pure oxygen. These byproducts could be captured for … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Daiichi Unit 5 Begins Fuel Removal

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 5 Begins Fuel Removal

TEPCO has begun work to remove fuel from the reactor to the spent fuel pool at unit 5 Fukushima Daiichi. Prior to fuel removal, work was conducted to test equipment and prepare for the work. Fuel will remain in the spent fuel pool. http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_141031_04-j.pdf This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 1 Fuel Removal Delayed

Fukushima Unit 1 Fuel Removal Delayed

TEPCO announced they would delay the removal of both spent fuel from the pool and from the reactor vessel at unit 1, Fukushima Daiichi. What is not clear is exactly why. TEPCO cited having to remove excessive debris from the buildings. They have known the conditions inside the building and the refueling floor for a number of years. Investigations into the building and refueling floor began as early as 2011 with an in depth screening … Read entire article »

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Fukushima US Sailor Lawsuit Upheld, Now Includes GE, Hitachi, Ebasco, Toshiba

A US court upheld the lawsuit brought by hundreds of sailors exposed to radiation as part of the response to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. The lawsuit originally was just against TEPCO. Along with this news that the district court has upheld the suit so it can move forward, the cause now includes GE, Hitachi, Ebasco and Toshiba as defendants. The list of new defendants includes all the parties involved in the design and construction of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. Greenpeace had previously brought this issue up, that the designers and construction companies responsible for the failed plant should be held liable for the massive failure during the disaster.   (Press Release via Nuclear Hotseat from the lawyers handling the case) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Charles Bonner & Cabral Bonner & Paul … Read entire article »

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Fukushima; Radiation Spike In Unit 1 Discharge Canal

Fukushima; Radiation Spike In Unit 1 Discharge Canal

TEPCO hasn’t released radiation readings for the set of discharge canals for well over a year. This location has been historically quite high when they sampled it before. TEPCO announced that the sampling location in the discharge canal was again quite high while a downstream location was not. They provided no explanation where they assume the highly contaminated water is migrating to. Beta radiation:  120,000 bq/liter Cesium 134:  31,000 bq/liter Cesium 137: 95,000 bq/liter TEPCO closed off the end of the discharge … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Groundwater Contamination Rises To Nearly Double Previous Reading

Fukushima Groundwater Contamination Rises To Nearly Double Previous Reading

Seafront well 1-6 began to rise again after it had begun to drop after the most recent typhoon. It nearly doubled, from 1.4 million bq/liter of beta radiation on the 23rd up to 2.5 million bq/liter on the 27th. TEPCO gave no reason for the jump. This grouping of monitoring wells is assumed to be located in the path of the underground plume of highly contaminated water from unit 1. They are also located near the … Read entire article »

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What May Be Causing The New Reactor Building Leak At Fukushima Daiichi

What May Be Causing The New Reactor Building Leak At Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO admitted last week that some subdrain pit wells at the Fukushima Daiichi plant showed a large increase in contamination. These wells were originally a system used to remove groundwater from the reactor building basements, similar to a sump pump system. After the disaster these wells were largely ignored until this year. TEPCO began sampling them and later came up with this idea to pump water out of the subdrain pits, decontaminate it and dump … Read entire article »

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Unit 1 Cover Removal Begins At Fukushima Daiichi

Unit 1 Cover Removal Begins At Fukushima Daiichi

Initial work to remove the cover off unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi has begun. The initial work includes cutting a hole into the tent cover and spraying a fixative to try to lower dust releases. Actual removal is scheduled for next year with demolition work falling further into 2016. The unit is currently scheduled for spent fuel removal in 2017. http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_141022_06-j.pdf    This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation … Read entire article »

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TEPCO Puts ALPS 2.0 Into Partial Operation

TEPCO Puts ALPS 2.0 Into Partial Operation

TEPCO announced they are putting the new improved version of the ALPS decontamination system into daily operation. It will operate during day hours and will eventually go into 24 hour operation if no leaks, damage or radiation exposure issues are found. This system will add 500 tons of daily decontamination capacity if it works as expected. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2014/1243241_5892.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Radiation Hits North American Coast, What It Means

Fukushima Radiation Hits North American Coast, What It Means

Woods Hole’s radioactive oceans project detected Fukushima identified radiation off the US/Canadian coast this week. But what does this mean and how should it be interpreted? A water sample from the Pacific ocean off the coast of Vancouver from August was found to have cesium 134, a marker for Fukushima radioactive contamination. The location data (below) from the WHOI website for Pacific monitoring shows the levels found. F#5025Coordinates: 49.97, -145.16Sample Date: Aug 02, 2014 12:00Depth: 25Thanks to: Captain Curtis … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 11 Spent Fuel Assemblies Left To Remove From Pool

Fukushima Unit 4; 11 Spent Fuel Assemblies Left To Remove From Pool

There are now 11 spent fuel assembles left in the damaged unit 4 spent fuel pool. The other remaining assemblies are a group of unused assemblies that had been stored in the pool before the disaster. Those unused assemblies would have eventually been put into the reactor after the maintenance outage was completed. The remaining 11 spent fuel assemblies include two that are leaking and one that is deformed. TEPCO claims these were damaged before … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 1 Cover Removal Delayed To Late October

Fukushima Unit 1 Cover Removal Delayed To Late October

47 News is reporting that TEPCO will delay the removal of the cover on unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi until late October. The removal was previously scheduled for late September. It is not clear if the delay is due to additional precautions being implemented after scientists found that demolition work on unit 3 had released a considerable amount of radiation to the environment or if other events have added to the delays. http://www.47news.jp/smp/CN/201410/CN2014101001002100.html This article would not be … Read entire article »

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1276 Fuel Assemblies Removed From Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

1276 Fuel Assemblies Removed From Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

1276 fuel assemblies have been removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi. Work resumed after an annual crane inspection but has been considerably slower than in previous months. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this … Read entire article »

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SimplyInfo.org; Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup Oct 5, 2014

Paperwork delays snarl restart of Sendai nuclear plant to next year http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201410010049 portable strontium 90 removal rig started treating RO water http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_141001_05-j.pdf TEPCO signs cooperation pact with Sellafield http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140930_19.html COMMENTARY: Fukushima’s micro-hydropower ambitions face challenges http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/column/AJ201410010006 Japan to slap more restrictions on solar power -paper http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/01/japan-solar-cutbacks-idUKL3N0RV77220141001 More requirements for nuclear waste storage sites http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140930_24.html Iodine pills distributed near Ehime, Saga nuclear plants http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/29/national/science-health/iodine-preparations-distributed-residents-near-nuclear-plants-ehime-saga-use-emergency/#.VCqr4vldUrk Nuclear Waste Tank OK’d to Keep Leaking for 1 Year http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nuclear-waste-tank-okd-leaking-year-25870410 Nuclear protesters head for Japan to tell Hitachi to ‘stay away from Anglesey http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/nuclear-protesters-head-japan-tell-7851137 Scientists stress need for nuclear waste storage http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140926_23.html NRA confirms trenches at Fukushima Daiichi may need to be cemented http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140924_42.html JAEA opened their center for developing robotics for fukushima Daiichi http://fukushima.jaea.go.jp/initiatives/cat05/index.html The new Hinkley reactor plan would allow them to charge double the going rate for power http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/43bb1be8-4a45-11e4-b8bc-00144feab7de.html#axzz3FB9NCaLD This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content … Read entire article »

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Strontium 90 Filter System Starts At Fukushima Daiichi

Strontium 90 Filter System Starts At Fukushima Daiichi

A new strontium 90 filter system has been put into operation at Fukushima Daiichi. The “portable” system consists of a set of shipping container type boxes containing the equipment. This system was announced after the underground zeolite wall was put into production. It could be an offshoot of that technology. The handout on the system calls it a filtration and adsorption device. The strontium 90 reduction by 1000 times fits with what certain zeolites are … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Underground Zeolite Wall Explained

Fukushima Underground Zeolite Wall Explained

TEPCO and the team of contractors that worked on the underground zeolite wall have released more detail about the validation process for the project. A pairing of materials was used in the underground bundles installed downstream from the leaking water tanks. Apatite and clinoptilolite ( a type of zeolite) were combined along with some crushed rock to achieve what they think will be a better filtration of the strontium 90 in the ground water. Clinoptilolite was used … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Worker Electrocuted, 3 Power Issues At Plant

An electrician was electrocuted while working on the new office building at Fukushima Daiichi. The worker was taken to the Iwaki hospital and is expected to be there for a number of days. Two apparently unrelated power issues also happened at the plant the same day. A low voltage alarm went off repeatedly in the common pool building. No reason could be found so workers reset the system. The RHR cooling system for unit 5 was also shut off while workers inspected a power panel and replaced some equipment. No abnormalities were documented in either case. http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_140930_05-j.pdf This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that … Read entire article »

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Japan Doubles Hospitals Labeled As Radiation Response In Name Only

Japan Doubles Hospitals Labeled As Radiation Response In Name Only

We reported last week on the response failure of radiation injury capable hospitals during the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The government has announced that the number of hospitals designated as radiation response hospitals has about doubled. Kyodo News discovered that these newly designated hospitals lack the needed human resources and equipment to actually operate at radiation response hospitals. This of course sets up a disastrous problem if these hospitals are called to respond to a radiation emergency … Read entire article »

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Researchers Find Radiation Hot Spots Off Coast Near Fukushima

Researchers Find Radiation Hot Spots Off Coast Near Fukushima

Japan’s nuclear regulator and a team of researchers completed a set of sea floor monitoring earlier this summer. They found that areas of the sea floor where there is more muddy soil in low spots tended to concentrate cesium 137. The cesium is assumed to have bonded to the mud particles. The research corridor was roughly up to 25km out to sea. Average cesium 137 concentrations in the sea floor were 90 bq/kg Areas 4 km out to … Read entire article »

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Two Quakes Hit Offshore Of Fukushima Daiichi

Two moderate quakes hit offshore of Fukushima Daiichi today. “The Japan Meteorological Agency says the first earthquake struck at 9:45 p.m. JST (8:45 a.m. EDT in the U.S.) and registered a magnitude of 5.0. The second quake, a slightly stronger magnitude-5.2 tremor, struck 46 minutes later.” The quakes were about 50km deep, no tsunami alerts issued. Both monitoring cameras at the plant didn’t show any obvious signs of anything changed. No clear reports of conditions at the plant have been released by TEPCO. The quake strength isn’t unusual, the close time frame is.   http://www.weather.com/news/fukushima-two-earthquakes-one-hour-20140924 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140924/m50-quake-jolts-fukushima-japan   This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 3 Dust Disperal Hints At Accident Events

Fukushima Unit 3 Dust Disperal Hints At Accident Events

TEPCO’s report on contaminated dust dispersal that ended up contaminating rice fields north of the damaged nuclear site may indicate more about the accident events. The dates where they were removing the sections of the crane and underlying debris from directly over the reactor well coincide with the contamination dates. TEPCO additionally cited that those days lacked rain that otherwise could have helped keep dust from flying away in the wind. The events combined with … Read entire article »

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