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Fukushima Towns Take A Stand Against IAEA, UNSCEAR

Fukushima Towns Take A Stand Against IAEA, UNSCEAR

A number of towns in Fukushima prefecture have decided to fight the IAEA & UNSCEAR over misuse and abuse of the data of the exposed populations. The Japanese government sent out an email that the IAEA was being requested by the IAEA for their reports and that it was “necessary”. Half of the municipalities contacted have refused to hand over radiation exposure data of the residents. The initial email from the government gave reason to be … Read entire article »

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Nuclear Establishment Takes Over Fukushima Medical University

Nuclear Establishment Takes Over Fukushima Medical University

More agreements have been inked between Fukushima Medical University and the international nuclear mafia. Fukushima Medical University has signed an agreement with the ICRP to join their work. ICRP is largely funded and run by various governmental nuclear regulators and the nuclear industry. (List of ICRP Commission members). Fukushima Medical University also created visiting professor positions for some IAEA staff. While the Fukushima Medical University has been busy denying the health risks from the nuclear disaster, the … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Govt. & Fukushima Medical University Signed Secrecy Pact With IAEA

Fukushima Govt. & Fukushima Medical University Signed Secrecy Pact With IAEA

Tokyo Shimbun is reporting the results of their investigation into the dealings of the Fukushima prefecture government, the medical university and the IAEA. There has been ongoing suspicion about the openness and honesty of what has been ongoing in Japan. Tokyo Shimbun has confirmed that these government entities did sign a secrecy agreement with the IAEA. The Fukushima Medical University has been the main source of all public data on exposure and had been dictating … Read entire article »

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Japan Govt. Declared Evacuation Too Expensive, IAEA Promotes More Sea Dumping

Japan Govt. Declared Evacuation Too Expensive, IAEA Promotes More Sea Dumping

A government trip to research how the response to the Chernobyl disaster was conducted but the report was never made public. The officials looked at what was done after Chernobyl and declared it to be too expensive and complicated for the Japanese government so they suggested it be ignored. They declared there was little benefit to evacuating people but it was admitted the report ignored more critical evidence of the actual damage done to the … Read entire article »

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IAEA Warned Of Fukushima Tank Risks Back In May

IAEA Warned Of Fukushima Tank Risks Back In May

In a report to TEPCO back in May 2013, the IAEA advised TEPCO that leaks in the water storage tanks could be a major problem that should be prevented. They also cited that it could cause contamination to the groundwater bypass wells. “Additionally, considering the high total inventory of radioactivity currently stored in the numerous tanks located upstream of the pumping wells of the groundwater bypass system, it is of utmost importance to have adequate measures … Read entire article »

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IAEA Gives Little Insight To Fukushima Disaster Cleanup

The IAEA visited the Fukushima Daiichi disaster site after multiple failures ended up in the news. They made very few comments from the trip and reaffirmed they think TEPCO can handle the disaster. What they did mention: It will take more than 40 years to clean up the disaster Technology still needs to be created to deal with the task of removing the melted fuel Problems and failures at the plant will continue to be an issue TEPCO should replace temporary systems with something more permanent and safer Contaminated water is expected to seep outside the plant after “decades” The Japanese government is still intent on sending everyone back to the area as soon as possible. Sources: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-22/fukushima-leaks-won-t-seep-beyond-plant-for-decades-iaea-says.html http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/24/national/fukushima-nuclear-plant-cleanup-may-take-more-than-40-years-iaea/#.UXfJJqKLY00     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 … Read entire article »

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Japan Nuclear Watchdog New US Adviser, Nuclear Power Executive

Kyodo announced that the NRA has brought on some foreign advisers. These foreign advisers will be in Japan on an IAEA sponsored trip. These new advisers seemed a bit odd since the NRA has so far been making some progress on establishing a new safety analysis program. US adviser Richard Meserve was touted as being a former chairman of the NRC. This does not begin to explain Meserve’s allegiances, conflicts of interest or his history. Meserve is in management at Luminent Energy, a company that owns US nuclear power plants. The parent company of Luminent sits on the main board for ALEC, a US based group of corporations that attempts to write US laws to favor their corporate contributors. ALEC has been implicated in a long list of schemes to erode rights … Read entire article »

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Yamashita Declared Nobody Should Get Iodine After Fukushima Disaster

The well known doctor behind the Fukushima Health Survey already has a long list of admissions and statements that have offended people worldwide. He told people to “smile” to prevent radiation damage and has admitted himself in numerous ways that the entire survey is a sham. This old article from March 22nd 2011 quotes Dr. Yamashita telling the public that the levels leaking out of Fukushima Daiichi were so low that nobody should have needed protective iodine tablets. Today we all know how absolutely untrue this is. He said this: “Information about radiation risks has not been correctly communicated. Under the current levels, administering iodine pills is unnecessary.” The Yomiuri newspaper included this in an article declaring the same view that exposure levels were low and iodine unnecessary. Both Asahi Shimbun and the Wall Street … Read entire article »

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Anonymous Leaks 40gb of Nuclear Power Inside Information

None of this information is classified data but it does give some big insights into what is really going on in agencies vs. what they are telling the public. This is a teaser of a few articles in PDF. We have scanned for viruses and put them here for download. The larger 40gb is forthcoming. We are still in the process of analyzing these. Takashi_Imai_As_March_11_nears NSC_Organization_of_Nuclear_Safety_Commission NRC_Staff_Assessment_and_Prioritization_of_additional_issues_in_SECY-11-0137 NRC_Six-Month_Status_Update_on_Other_Charter_Activities NRC_Request_for_Information_Fukushima_Daiichi NRC_Order_modifying_licenses_for_hardened_containment_vents NRC_Order_modifying_licenses_for_Fuel_Pool_Instrumentation NRC_Lessons_Learned_From_Japans_March_11_2011_SECY-11-0137 NRC_ACRS_Recommendations IAEA_Handbook_on_Nuclear_Law IAEA_Draft_Ministerial_Conference_on_Nuclear_Safety IAEA_Draft_Environmental_Issues_in_New_Nuclear Power_Programmes 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 … Read entire article »

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News Flash: Dean says, the stress tests will impose a false sense of nuclear safety

Dean from fukuleaks.org/web slams stress tests conducted in Japan stating they lack the level of review necessary to ensure safety margins at nuclear power plants. If anything Dean says, the stress tests will impose a false sense of nuclear safety on the industry and public which could lead to a lapse in operator awareness which may actually lead to a nuclear accident. Further, the actual tests comprised a set of “pick and chose” assessment items and then screened to the minimum number which requires very minimal investment Moreover, the stress tests look at the NPP as in the idea state, with ideal backup systems working to provide defense in depth which clearly is what was proven non existant at FUKU. From Asahi Shimbun: “Two advisers to Japan’s nuclear safety agency have slammed stress tests being conducted on idle nuclear … Read entire article »

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Political Infighting at the US NRC Cripples The Agency

At a time when the NRC needs to be functioning at an optimum level to properly deal with the aging reactor fleet and the US impact from the Fukushima disaster, they were busy fighting among themselves. The infighting is exacerbated by the political games going on in Congress. The five person commission including the chairman is politically appointed through Congress. It all seems to come down to the existing commission wants nothing changed and have obstructed any efforts to act based on the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The chairman has pushed for changes and review yet is frequently seen in public promoting the status quo of the US nuclear industry. Added to the problems you have Republican Congresspeople who see Jaczko as a bully and wildly anti-nuclear. Democratic Congresspeople see an agency intent … Read entire article »

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A Peek Inside the IAEA

This rather mundane looking letter from 2000 talks about a number of concerns going on with the IAEA at that time. One concern was the Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran. “Indications that Russia’s efforts to complete the Bushehr reactor in Iran are plagued with severe safety considerations as witnessed by periodic visits by IAEA experts. ” Recently a whistleblower told that the Bushehr plant was a safety disaster and that it was hobbled together with disparate parts by second string engineers. The US had concerns about the lack of safety assistance at the Mayak nuclear site in Russia. This is similar to the Hanford nuclear site in the US and houses large amounts of volatile nuclear waste. Mayak was the site of an INES level 6 disaster in 1957 that sent a … Read entire article »

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Japan Reaches Out For Help On Nuclear Disaster, Experts Rethinking Nuclear Culture

Japan’s nuclear crisis minister, Goshi Hosono has requested assistance from the IAEA to remove radioactive materials from the area near the plant. He also asked the IAEA to help with reactor stress test program. Hosono also asked the IAEA for assistance in convincing the public to allow reactor restarts. Hosono has also asked the US and France to assist with scrapping the reactors, dealing with the nuclear waste and decontamination efforts.  Hosono also tried to claim at the IAEA meeting that the reactors are near “cold shutdown”, a term TEPCO has been loosely using. Cold shutdown is normally a term used for an intact reactor with temperatures below 100c, not a reactor where the fuel has melted out of the reactor vessel and the power company isn’t exactly sure where the … Read entire article »

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IAEA Knew Of Japan’s Lax Reactor Safety In 90′s, Were Unable To Do Anything

This article from back in March describes some of the past safety problems at Japan’s nuclear facilities.  It briefly mentions issues the IAEA had as far back as the 1990′s with Japan’s failing nuclear safety. The arrangements for accidents, emergency planning and safety training by Japanese power companies were condemned as inadequate by IAEA inspectors after they visited four reactors in the 1990s. Altogether they found 90 deficiencies in safety procedures.  The IAEA’s findings should have been a wake up call, the more concerning part is that they were completely unable to do anything about it. It did cause a major scandal in Japan as cover ups by the power companies hit the media. A considerable portion of the IAEA findings involved cracks in equipment, a serious danger. As of 2002 the … Read entire article »

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Sham Symposium In Fukushima Focuses On Forced Public Compliance

A symposium is going on today and tomorrow in Fukushima, sponsored by the Nippon Foundation, the IAEA, ICRP and featuring Dr. “100mSv”  Yamashita as one of the main speakers. The Nippon Foundation has been criticized as being right wing group with “nationalist” motives. The Foundation has the Japanese government oversee and coordinate the foundations grants even though there is no official tie to the foundation. One media outlet characterized the foundation as this. “the foundation’s philanthropic work constitutes an important part of the official Japanese lobbying effort to foster and maintain a favorable image of Japan – known by the euphemism “improving mutual understanding.”" The Nippon Foundation was also involved in a forced sterilization program in Peru. The fact that they are featuring Dr. Yamashita after he made a mockery of disaster victims and caused … Read entire article »

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France Calls For International Nuclear Response Team

The French PM called for an international nuclear crisis training center and ways to cooperate on safety and standards. He also called for an international crisis team. In light of all the time and negotiating it took just to get needed equipment like pumping cranes and robots, this is an overdue idea. We previously mentioned a Chernobyl survivors group who is asking for the same changes. From the Bloomberg article: “Fillon today called for “convergence” on safety standards around the world through structures such as the crisis management mechanism, which could be overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency. “After Fukushima we have to reconsider every way we manage crisis,” he said. “Governments must protect their populations.”” Hindsight is always 20/20. An international ready team is a good idea as is more international cooperation. … Read entire article »

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Chernobyl Survivors Call For International Safety & Response Team

Survivors of Chernobyl pointed out the international dysfunction surrounding nuclear power. Surviving technical engineers from Chernobyl offered their assistance to the Japanese government but were rejected. Then TEPCO tried to hire the same people under contractors as nuclear gypsies. Andreyev makes two very clear points at the end. We need enforceable international safety standards and an international nuclear “swat” team to deal with potential disasters. 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 … Read entire article »

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IAEA releases documents on Fukushima Daiichi

IAEA releases documents on Fukushima Daiichi. Detailed documentation has finally been released on Fukushima Daiichi. 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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IAEA to survey radioactive contamination in sea

The IAEA, the UN nuclear watchdog agency, is to survey the long-term effects of the spillage of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power on the maritime environment in the Pacific Ocean.  NHK WORLD English Article 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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