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Washington Post reporter – 71.32 uSv/hr 9 miles from Fukushima Daiichi – “Rotting animals everywhere”

Fukushima Daiichi: My trip inside Japan’s Dead Zone By Chico Harlan …As we drove deeper into the no-entry zone, curving past beautiful and empty homes with tile roofs, the numbers on our dosimeter started…

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Start of operation of unmanned investigation boats at Fukushima Daiichi

Having instructions from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, TEPCO implemented sampling and measurement at land and sea as below. [Land] <Monitoring within 20km radius> Measurement of airborne radioactivity concentration…

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March 11th, 2011 – Fairbanks EPA Radnet station had filter changed on March 14th

From: Dasher, Douglas H (DEC) [[email protected]] Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 9:09 PM To: Pearce, Clyde E (HSS); Maier, Bill Cc: Sonafrank, Nancy B (DEC) Subject: RE: FW: NRC Continues to Track Earthquake…

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Composite Images of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1

On 12 May, TEPCO engineers confirmed that a meltdown occurred, with molten fuel having fallen to the bottom of the reactor’s containment vessel. The utility said that fuel rods of the No. 1…

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NASA – Mars – Nuclear Reactors? – Plutonium Powered Assistance in space since the 1960s

If you’ve seen the next Mar’s rover, named Curiosity (part of the Mars Science Laboratory–or MSLas it’s called for short), you’ve probably noticed that it’s does not have solar panels, and that’s because…

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March 15th, 2011 – Are we still looking at a possible total meltdown and big release?

From: Astwood. Heather To: Regan Christopher Subject: Question Japan Status Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:00:00 PM HEATHER ASTWOOD NAMED AS NRC NUCLEAR SAFETY ATTACHÉ The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named Ms. Heather…

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Message by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the 2011 Fukushima Conference

Message by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on the Occasion of the Fukushima Conference 2011 November 11, 2011 [Provisional Translation] Without the revival of Fukushima Prefecture there will be no restoration of trust and…

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Acceptable Risk? – Health Consequences of a Nuclear Accident

Acceptable Risk? - Health Consequences of a Nuclear Accident About PSR P.S.R.: Non-profit scientific and educational organization with a core mission to prevent nuclear warfare and nuclear proliferation.  Prevent what we cannot cure. 50,000…

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Nuclear abolition and the whole nuclear chain

Nuclear abolition and the whole nuclear chain Andreas Nidecker IPPNW (Internatl. Physicians for Prev. Of Nuclear War) ICAN (Internatl. Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) Nuclear Energy (NE) Civil use of NE in many…

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Fukushima Daiichi in retrospect

This article is posted to mark the date, November 11th, 2011 –  the 8 month anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. Had TEPCO installed hardened vents 20 years ago, and settled on a…

“THIS is a war between humans and technology. While that war is being fought, we should not talk about bankruptcy.” So says a Japanese official responsible for channelling the first tranche of ¥5 trillion ($64 billion) in government support to Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) following the meltdown of its three reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant after the tsunami on March 11th.

Post-Fukushima, Japanese Official sees crisis as war between humans and technology

Despite failing to anticipate the devastating earthquake and tsunami, and a dismal performance after they hit, Tepco’s management remains broadly in place, and shareholders and creditors are being bailed out. Injecting money into…

High levels of radiation detected in Tokyo

Latest Hot Spot Findings Lead Tokyo Officials To Begin Monitoring Food in Stores

The Tokyo metropolitan government said Monday it will monitor levels of radioactive substances in food on store shelves starting Tuesday. About 500 items will be monitored, including vegetables, fruit, fish, eggs and dairy…

March 28th, 2011 – CNSC information update regarding the Japanese nuclear facilities

From: Conatser, Richard Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 3:50 PM To: Jimenez, Manuel Subject: More info Fukushima From: info(,cnsc-ccsn.qc.ca Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 12:17 PM To: Conatser, Richard Subject: March 28 –…

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TEPCO’s latest findings of Cu lead to questions about status of RPV and location of melted fuel

Editors Note:This Study by Pitt details the opinions of many experts before the disaster at Fukushima, and shows how narrow-minded the methods of evaluating damage and impact to public health really are. …In…

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South Korea Finds Hotspot Over 10 Times Normal Background Levels – Found to be Cesium-137

South Korea’s Institute of Nuclear Safety says it has discovered a patch of pavement in Seoul is emitting radiation at levels 10 times higher than normal. The government-funded research institute says the radioactive…

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Photographer Captures Potential Radioactive Future for Children Born After Nuclear Disaster

Photographer Jenny J. Norris’s images of Chernobyl “Liquidators” and developmentally disabled children born in Chernobyl following the nuclear meltdown 25 years ago, were part of an exhibition and event series taking place at…

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Japan – MEXT Releases New Maps Show Radiation Contamination from Tellurium Found Up To 2,660,000 Bq/m3

Japan – MEXT Releases New Maps Show Radiation Contamination from Tellurium Found Up To 2,660,000 Bq/m3 And Silver Up To 83,000 Bq  - Still Less Than 16% of Cesium Alone On October 31st,…

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TEPCO Admits Operator Manuals Based On Unrealistic Conditions – Still Denies Culpability

Newly disclosed manuals for workers at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant highlight the utility’s lack of preparedness for an emergency, a major factor leading to the meltdowns after the…

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New Exposed Scandal Shows TEPCO Calculations in 2006 Showed Probability of Worst-Case Tsunami ‘dramatically increased’ – 10% over 50 Years – Utility Took No Countermeasures

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimated in 2006, using a new calculation method at the time, that the probability of a worst-case tsunami hitting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was…

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Fukushima Daiichi Studies and Publications from JNES – List of Analysis Documents Released October 2011

http://www.jnes.go.jp/jyohou/kouhyo/…published.html The analysis documents released by JNES http://www.jnes.go.jp/content/000119660.pdf Analysis of criticality safety of metal casks: in order to find out how the humidity inside casks can bring criticality, an analysis was made based on constant…

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