August 2011

Media Shrugs at Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown and Exposed Fuel Rods

Despite the bombshell revelation that fuel rods at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant have been fully exposed since the early days of the disaster, that reactor number 1 is officially in meltdown, along…

Gov’t to test rice crop in 19 prefectures for contamination

TOKYO —The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Monday that rice will be checked twice for radioactive cesium before and after harvesting in 19 prefectures. The latest move follows bans on produce…

Japanese Actress Denounces Nuclear Industry – We should be learning

HIROSHIMA —Actress Sayuri Yoshinaga, 66, attended a mothers’ peace conference in Hiroshima this week, at which she urged Japan’s leaders to abandon nuclear power plants in a country that is so prone to…

Nuclear Plant Now an Anti-Nuclear Attraction – IPS ipsnews.net

MANILA, Aug 1, 2011 (IPS) – Environmental groups hope that a mothballed nuclear power plant on Bataan peninsula will become a major tourist attraction and earn green dollars for the country. An exploratory…

Saga gov. admits making remark taken as encouraging pro-nuclear e-mails

SAGA — Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa admitted Monday that he suggested the idea of soliciting emails during a government-sponsored TV program to express public support for restarting reactors at its Genkai nuclear power…

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The Truth About Nuclear Power: Japanese Nuclear Engineer Calls for Abolition

Introduction and translation by Sakai Yasuyuki and Norimatsu Satoko Introduction Koide Hiroaki began his career as a nuclear engineer forty years ago drawn to the promise of nuclear power. Quickly, however, he recognized…

Idaho Samizdat: Nuke Notes: Areva sailing in uncharted waters

New CEO says it is too soon to assess the full consequences of the Fukushima disaster on its long term strategy Areva, the French and mostly state-owned global nuclear giant, is sailing in…

TEPCO Says SARRY Testing In Works – Installation Complete

SARRY uses the zeolite towers, like Kurion’s system, to absorb cesium. TEPCO plans to use it after Kurion’s and before AREVA’s. From TEPCO’s latest tweet:お知らせ■本日(8/1)-8/5まで、設置工事が完了した第二セシウム吸着装置(サリー)の通水試験を実施する予定です。その後、国の確認をいただき、試運転を経て問題がなければ運用を開始する見込みです。Notice: We finished the installation of the second cesium…

A Short Story of Fission: Nuclear History

So everyone just presses a switch to receive light, nuclear power has emerged and developed in its technological, poorly disguising the political objective of the competition in armaments. Populations residing in nearby areas…

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TEPCO Reports High Radiation Levels At Fukushima Daiichi

Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) — Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, said it detected the highest radiation to date at the site. Geiger counters, used to detect radioactivity,…

NISA needs to take evil lessons; Sneaky attempts to manipulate public opinion meltdown

It has been recently revealed that in 2006, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency asked Chubu Electric company to recruit citizens to ask “pre-arranged questions” (“やらせ質問”) and speak favorably about nuclear power at…

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Former New Jersey Governor’s Agree – New Nuclear Plant Likely in Future

The following exchange between former New Jersey governors Brendan T. Byrne and Tom Kean took place in a Tuesday teleconference. Q: Hearings began this week on Gov. Christie’s new energy plan, which includes…

Enformable | Fukushima Video Archive

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Failed Decontamination System and Rising Water Forces TEPCO to Install New Contamination Prevention Wall

TEPCO is installing an “impervious wall” to prevent marine pollution and groundwater pollution from radioactive materials emmited from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power stations.(3 to 6 months until after mid-July) TEPCO plans…

Japanese Government Revising Legislature to Hold TEPCO Responsible for Nuclear Disaster

The ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has drawn up a plan to revise the existing law on nuclear damage compensation following the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear…

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