Heres the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japans Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan. The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, a Diet panel investigating the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, announced that it will interview former TEPCO President Masataka Shimizu, who was overseeing the Fukushima Daiichi plant as during last years nuclear crisis. The panel had previously said that it would wrap up its work following an interview with former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who testified last week, but considerable controversy has arisen regarding whether or not TEPCO planned to abandon the plant as the disaster was unfolding. Government officials, including Yukio Edano, the head of METI, and former Prime Minister Kan insist that Shimizu made that request. If all workers had evacuated, the effects of the disaster would have been far more catastrophic.. International nuclear experts are criticizing efforts by ...
Statement: Japanese civil society requests that the reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on Fukushima be revised 日本の64の市民団体が福島事故に関しての国連科学の報告内容を改訂するよう要請 www.http://hrn.or.jp/eng/a tivity/area/worldwide/japanese-civil-society-requests-that-the-reports-of-the-united-nations-scientific-committee-on-fukus/ Anand Grover, Esq., UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, criticizes UNSCEAR report on Fukushima -10/24/2013 (1 of 4)国連「健康に対する権利「の特別報告者のアナンドヵグローバー氏: 国連科学の報告を批判 Video - http://vimeo.com/78483070 October 24, 2013 (NYC, NY) *Medical experts criticize UNSCEAR report for playing down consequences of Fukushima nuclear accident ドイツの専門家が国連科学の報告書を 。福島事故の影響を過小評価している。と批判! ...
Shortly after the accident, J-village, a soccer training facility located 20 km south of Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP, was utilised as a place for preparing workers for entry into the nuclear power station, where they put on their protective equipment and performed decontamination tests when leaving (figure 2). Accommodation facilities for workers were set up outside the 20 km evacuation zone. Inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP, the main earthquake-proof building, in which radiation exposure was controlled by a high-quality purified-air ventilation system, was set up as a direct command centre for operations and had some rooms for workers to stay overnight.. Several measures were taken to prevent external and internal radiation exposure. To minimise external exposure, the radiation level was assessed over the whole site, and workers monitored radiation exposure using an alarm pocket dosimeter. To protect workers from internal radiation exposure from inhaling radioactive particles and gas, workers wore ...
Heres the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japans Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.. State of the Fukushima Reactors. Japans government has consulted the countrys fishing industry on plans to dump contaminated groundwater from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has attempted to assure the National Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations that contamination levels of the water will be kept below Japans legal limit. Plant operator TEPCO says any groundwater pumped into the ocean will be contaminated with "less than one becquerel of cesium-134 and cesium-137 per liter of water, less than 5 becquerels of strontium-90 and other substances that emit beta particles, and less than 1,500 becquerels of tritium." Around 400 tons of groundwater run into the Fukushima site every day. The plan hopes to divert this flow before it can enter the basements of the damaged reactors where it becomes ...
Statement: Japanese civil society requests that the reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on Fukushima be revised 日本の64の市民団体が福島事故に関しての国連科学の報告内容を改訂するよう要請 www.http://hrn.or.jp/eng/a tivity/area/worldwide/japanese-civil-society-requests-that-the-reports-of-the-united-nations-scientific-committee-on-fukus/ Anand Grover, Esq., UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, criticizes UNSCEAR report on Fukushima -10/24/2013 (1 of 4)国連「健康に対する権利「の特別報告者のアナンドヵグローバー氏: 国連科学の報告を批判 Video - http://vimeo.com/78483070 October 24, 2013 (NYC, NY) *Medical experts criticize UNSCEAR report for playing down consequences of Fukushima nuclear accident ドイツの専門家が国連科学の報告書を 。福島事故の影響を過小評価している。と批判! ...
To evaluate the biological effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, relative differences in the growth of wild Japanese monkeys (Macaca fuscata) were measured before and after the disaster of 2011 in Fukushima City, which is approximately 70 km from the nuclear power plant, by performing external measurements on fetuses collected from 2008 to 2016. Comparing the relative growth of 31 fetuses conceived prior to the disaster and 31 fetuses conceived after the disaster in terms of body weight and head size (product of the occipital frontal diameter and biparietal diameter) to crown-rump length ratio revealed that body weight growth rate and proportional head size were significantly lower in fetuses conceived after the disaster. No significant difference was observed in nutritional indicators for the fetuses mothers. Accordingly, radiation exposure could be one factor contributed to the observed growth delay in this study.. Introduction. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power…. ...
Fukushima News. Summaries of the reports from Japans Press, which admits it is 94% antinuclear and calls the Fukushima accident a nuclear disaster.
To date, all attempts to model or accurately measure the core damage and radiation releases from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami have proved incomplete, unreliable, and admittedly unable to accurately replicate the sequence of events, largely due to the lack of information available […]. Still, much has been said about the radioactive releases from Fukushima Daiichi, but one thing remains certain; anyone who attempts to make definitive statements as to minimize the size or scale of the release can do no better than to offer some rudimentary stab at the issue, as the data released to date is woefully insufficient. What little recorded data has been published and peer reviewed has yielded some startling results, which may infer some insight into why so many pro-nuclear voices have been so quick and adamant in their downplaying of the disaster. […]. More recent studies have estimated that some 27.1 PBq of Cs-137 was ...
Scientists have issued a dire warning that the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is at risk of a massive new earthquake.. Research using data from more than 6,000 recent tremors has found that last Marchs disaster has reactivated a seismic fault practically beneath the power station.. Now scientists are telling Japanese authorities to urgently shore up the damaged reactor in expectation of more massive quakes. Fukushima Daiichi was the scene of the worst nuclear disasters in history after it was damaged by the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9 earthquake and following tsunami.. But this tremors epicentre was about 100 miles from the site, off the coast of Japan, and a much closer one could occur in the future at Fukushima.. Dapeng Zhao, geophysics professor at Japans Tohoku University, said: There are a few active faults in the nuclear power plant area, and our results show the existence of similar structural anomalies under both the Iwaki and the Fukushima Daiichi areas.. Given that a large ...
Following up this article.. Malignant and possible malignant thyroid tumor of Fukushima children increased from 58 to 75 cases [URL]. Malignant and possible malignant thyroid tumor cases increased from 75 to 90 at the end of this March. Fukushima prefectural government announced on 5/19/2014.. Among 90 cases, 50 cases were confirmed as thyroid cancer.. The youngest child was 6 years old, the oldest child was 18 years old when 311 took place.. However the committee of experts stated it is hard to assume there is a connection with Fukushima nuclear accident.. http://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/uploaded/attachment/65174.pdf. http://ceron.jp/url/news.goo.ne.jp/article/jiji/nation/jiji-140519X151.html. ...
A year after the Fukushima nuclear accident, the emerging consensus among scientists is that its effects on physical health and the environment have so far been...
Christine Marran, Contamination: From Minamata to Fukushima http://japanfocus.org/-Christine-Marran/3526. • Matthew Penney, Nuclear Nationalism and Fukushima. • Fujioka Atsushi, Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima:A "Two-Headed Dragon" Descends into the Earths Biosphere. • Kodama Tatsuhiko, Radiation Effects on Health: Protect the Children of Fukushima. • Say-Peace Project and Norimatsu Satoko, Protecting Children Against Radiation: Japanese Citizens Take Radiation Protection into Their Own Hands. ·APJ Feature, Save the Children: Radiation Exposure of Fukushima Students. • Ishimure Michiko, Reborn from the Earth Scarred by Modernity: Minamata Disease and the Miracle of the Human Desire to Live. Notes. 1 Beck, Ulrich (2011) 「福島、あるいは世界リスク社会における日本の未来 [Fukushima, or the future of Japan in the World Risk Society], in Sekai, July, pp.68-73.. 2 Beck, Ulrich (1999) World Risk Society, Polity, Cambridge.. 3 McCormack, Gavan ...
The Japanese reaction occurred after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. A nuclear emergency was declared by the government of Japan on 11 March. Later Prime Minister Naoto Kan issued instructions that people within a 20 km (12 mi) zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant must leave, and urged that those living between 20 km and 30 km from the site to stay indoors. The latter groups were also urged to evacuate on 25 March. Japanese authorities admitted that lax standards and poor oversight contributed to the nuclear disaster. The government came under fire for their handling of the emergency, including the slow release of data on areas which were likely to be exposed to the radioactive plume from the reactor, as well as the severity of the disaster. The accident is the second biggest nuclear accident after the Chernobyl disaster, but is more complicated as three reactors suffered at least partial meltdowns. Once a proponent of ...
Chernobyl can easily be discarded. The nuclear reactions in 1986 at Chernobyls core sped up when coolant was lost in a reactor whose design was opposite to Western standards. And, more importantly, Chernobyl lacked the massive steel-and-concrete containment structure common at Japanese and American plants. When the Chernobyl core began to burn, the plume easily stretched out into the atmosphere. Chernobyl was a dirty bomb.. Three Mile Island (TMI) has proven the better guide for Fukushima, though vitally that 1979 accident, near Middletown, Pa., on March 28, 1979, saw only one reactor in crisis, as opposed to Fukushimas three. Like Fukushima, the control rods at TMI worked properly, absorbing the subatomic particles that would cause more uranium to split and release energy. But also like Fukushima, TMIs cooling failed, allowing the radioactive elements remaining in the core to begin overheating.. Nearly half of TMIs core subsequently melted and slumped toward the bottom of its reactor ...
ABSTRACT. Several countries are developing and deploying SFRs even after the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Companys Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Station. However, the Fukushima accident prompted all countries to redefine the fast reactor programs. The drastic safety enhancement is the most important issue to be established. In light of this situation, key essence of the safety improvement is reviewed in this paper by referring the achievements of the recent International Workshop on Prevention and Mitigation of Severe Accidents in SFRs which was held by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in June, 2012 and the findings published in the past journals including those of the International Conference on Fast Reactor and Related Fuel Cycles (FR09) held by IAEA in December, 2009.. 1. INTRODUCTION. Nuclear reactors have been developed since 1950s in various countries because they can deliver huge amounts of energy to both emerging ...
Photo : Wikipedia. From Tepcos fish contamination report released on 7/18/2014, 370 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134 / 137 was measured from fish outside of Fukushima plant port.. Its "Okamejei", a type of ray fish. The sampling date was 6/15/2014.. Tepco reports it was fished approx. 4km offshore of Kumagawa-river. It is assumed to be 5~6 km from Fukushima plant port.. Also 178 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was measured from another Okamejei sample taken outside of Fukushima plant port.. It is not clear how many other measurement results are covered up, however at least it is shown that Fukushima plant is still contaminating the creatures outside of its port.. http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2014/images/fish02_140718-j.pdf. ...
A survey shows that some children in Fukushima Prefecture have smaller average weight gains this year compared to the year before. A pediatrician says the results indicate the negative effects of the nuclear plant accident in March.. Doctor Shintaro Kikuchi tracked the weights of 245 children aged from 4 to 6 in 2 kindergartens in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture. The results show an average weight increase of 0.81 kilograms over the past year through June. The increase for children in the same age group the previous year was 3.1 kilograms.. The average increase for children aged 5 to 6 in the survey was 0.84 kilograms. But a nationwide health ministry survey conducted last year for children of the same age group showed an average gain of 1.8 kilograms.. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident has caused high levels of radioactivity in areas around the plant. Koriyama is located about 60 kilometers from the facility and many children in the city have been forced to play indoors to avoid ...
Latest in the claims - they know that no one can disprove the lies - they will never release enough information to determine that! Roger Helbig Strange thyroid cysts in 30% of Fukushima children by Christina MacPherson Former head doctor of National Cancer Center,"Thyroids of Fukushima children look like honeycomb from too much cysts" http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/former-head-doctor-of-national-cancer-centerthyroids-of-fukushima-children-look-like-honeycomb-from-too-much-cysts/ by Mochizuki on June 28th, 2013 On 3/10/2013, the former head doctor of National Cancer Center radiation diagnosis department, Matsue had a speech in Fukushima collaborative clinic. (There were some political opinions about this clinic but Fukushima Diary stays away from any kinds of the discussion, only focuses on the medical facts newly found.) Dr. Matsue is the chief of this clinic. He stated thyroids of Fukushima children have countless numbers of cysts to look like honeycomb. ,Translate, (In the thyroid test of ...
By Fan-Yee Suen, CTV News More than two years after a massive earthquake and tsunami destroyed the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, public confidence in the plants operators continues to sink as fresh leaks are being discovered in the plants defence system.
Even if your scenario were correct there is not enough time from exposure (Fukushima accident) to date of death given he died from esophageal cancer. Sorry but the medical literature is on my side on this one. Alimentary tract cancers are not going to go to stage IV as rapidly as you think they do and the likelihood that it would only affect the esophagus is remote at best. You would have a better chance of seeing stomach cancer or cancer of the intestines. Given that he is Japanese it was probably cigarettes and/or alcohol and the course of the disease was more than likely many years in progress. It would be nice to have his complete medical history but I dont think that is going to happen. Other cultures are not as free with information as we are accustomed to in the US, especially in the EU and Japan. Again, if the gentleman had died from LEUKEMIA that would be another story and much more plausible ...
Radioactive cesium from the 2011 Fukushima disaster is still being detected in citrus and other plants as far away as Florida, according to a report sent to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In March 2011, multiple nuclear meltdowns took place at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. The explosions ejected massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment, most notably radioactive cesium isotopes. In the weeks after the disaster, winds carried airborne radionuclides to every corner of the globe. Most of the radioactivity, however, settled into the Pacific Ocean.The report is Duke Energy Floridas Annual Radiological Environmental Operating Report to U.S. NRC, dated May 5. It notes that immediately following the Fukushima disaster, radioactive iodine and cesium from the plant were detected in Florida vegetation. "The Japanese event also affected broad leaf vegetation sample media throughout the year as long-lived radionuclides (Cs-137) were released at Fukushima multiple ...
In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say theyve found mutant butterflies. Some of the butterflies had abnormalities in their legs, antennae, and abdomens, and dents in their eyes, according to the study published in Scientific Reports,...
FILE - In this April 15, 2011 file photo, Japanese police officers carry a body during a search and recovery operation for missing victims in the area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Namie near the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japanese nuclear regulators trusted that the reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi were safe from the worst waves an earthquake could muster based on a single-page memo from the plant operator nearly a decade ago. The towering waves unleashed by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake on March 11 destroyed backup generators for several reactors cooling systems, and the nuclear cores in three reactors melted, sparking the worst atomic crisis the world since Chernobyl. Workers have yet to bring the plant under control more than two months later. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File) less ...
A Fukushima Prefectural Government panel set up to monitor tests of residents health in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant announced the exit of four members and the introduction of a new goal at a meeting on June 5.. The panel, which earlier came under fire over "secret meetings" to harmonize the opinions of its members, announced that it would change its goal from "alleviating anxiety" of residents to "maintaining and promoting the health of prefectural residents into the future.". Four panel members from Fukushima Medical University including Vice President Shunichi Yamashita, a leading figure in the Fukushima Prefectural Governments health survey, have stepped down.. The move came in response to growing distrust among prefectural residents that members were working on the basis that there are no adverse health effects from radiation leaked during the nuclear crisis. By having people associated with the university, which is leading the tests, step down from the ...
What started as less serious than Three Mile Island has just become as serious as Chernobyl, with the Fukushima disaster assessment having been raised to the highest, Level 7. From NHK: For a series of accidents happening at TEPCOs Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of the Ministry of Economy, which released large amounts of radioactive substances that affect human health and the environment in a wide range As an assessment based on international standards of the accident, the worst level seven decided to raise. Level 7 is the same as the evaluation occurred in the Soviet Chernobyl disaster. Nuclear Safety Agency, 12, held a press conference with the Nuclear Safety Commission has decided to publish the contents of the evaluation. Of course, due to the much greater concentration of people, and the far smaller land territory, should Japan continue to persist with controlling the crisis with the same success as it has over the past month, very soon a
A subterranean ice wall surrounding the nuclear reactors at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant to block groundwater from flowing in and out of the plant buildings has approached completion. Initially, the ice wall was lauded as a trump card in controlling radioactively contaminated water at the plant in Fukushima Prefecture, which was crippled by meltdowns in the wake of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. But while 34.5 billion yen from government coffers has already been invested in the wall, doubts remain about its effectiveness. Meanwhile, the issue of water contamination looms over decommissioning work. In a news conference at the end of July, Naohiro Masuda, president and chief decommissioning officer of Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination & Decommissioning Engineering Co., stated, "We feel that the ice wall is becoming quite effective." However, he had no articulate answer when pressed for concrete details, stating, "I cant…. ...
As cold northerly winds sprinkle the first snow on the mountains surrounding the medieval Japanese city of Okuma, those who fled the city after last years disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are losing hope of ever returning to their homes.
This is a joint post, by Chris Goodall of carboncommentary.com and Mark Lynas. We make no apologies for length, as these issues can really only be properly addressed in detail.. How risky is nuclear power? As the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues in Japan, many people and governments are turning away from nuclear power in the belief that it is uniquely dangerous to human health and the environment. The German government has reversed its policy of allowing the oldest nuclear plants to stay open and Italy has reportedly abandoned its efforts to develop new power stations. Beijing has stopped approving applications for nuclear reactors until the consequences of Fukushima become clear, potentially affecting up to 100 planned new stations. The mood towards the nuclear industry is antagonistic and suspicious around the world. We think this reaction is short-sighted and largely irrational.. For all its problems, nuclear power is the most reliable form of low carbon electricity. It remains the only ...
This is a joint post, by Chris Goodall of carboncommentary.com and Mark Lynas. We make no apologies for length, as these issues can really only be properly addressed in detail.. How risky is nuclear power? As the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues in Japan, many people and governments are turning away from nuclear power in the belief that it is uniquely dangerous to human health and the environment. The German government has reversed its policy of allowing the oldest nuclear plants to stay open and Italy has reportedly abandoned its efforts to develop new power stations. Beijing has stopped approving applications for nuclear reactors until the consequences of Fukushima become clear, potentially affecting up to 100 planned new stations. The mood towards the nuclear industry is antagonistic and suspicious around the world. We think this reaction is short-sighted and largely irrational.. For all its problems, nuclear power is the most reliable form of low carbon electricity. It remains the only ...
Following Japans devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, fear spread about risks of leaked radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant - for the health of those living in or near Fukushima or involved in cleanup efforts, and for the planet and the potential impacts on our complex marine food web.
Are high radiation readings being observed on the west coast of the United States? No doubt you seen the video of a man in San Francisco, California using a Geiger Counter showing high radiation readings on the beach. Dan Sythe is the CEO of International Medcom Inc. that develops and produces radiation detection instruments and systems. Dan has a list of impressive credentials on everything Geiger Counter related. At the Geiger Counter Bulletin, he tests the same California sand and compares it to readings from Fukushima. Take Home: The radiation signature in the coastal sands is normal and is not the same as from Fukushima. Favorite Quote: "The radionuclides are in the NORM class of radioactive substances, not from Fukushima. NORM stands for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material…If the sand were contaminated by radiation from Fukushima it would show Cesium 137 [it does not]." Super Favorite Bonus Quote: "The radiation level [in the sand] is elevated, but roughly equivalent to some granite ...
2014/06/11. Radiation levels in many areas of Fukushima Prefecture designated as zones where it is difficult for residents to return in the foreseeable future remain too high for residents to come back even after decontamination, the Environment Ministry said.. Areas near the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant where the annual radiation levels are over 50 millisieverts and are unlikely to fall below 20 millisieverts within five years after the March 2011 nuclear accident have been designated as zones where it is difficult for residents to return.. The ministry decontaminated six designated areas in the Fukushima Prefecture towns of Namie and Futaba between October last year and January this year as model projects. In the decontamination work, the surface of soil was stripped away, soil was cleaned with high-pressure water and weeds were removed.. As a result, the average airborne radiation levels in residential areas, on farmland and roads, which had stood at 7.65 to 19.12 microsieverts per ...
The Fukushima plants, which were severly damaged by a mag 9 quake on March 11 Thyroid gland irregularities have been detected in a number of young children and teenagers evacuated from Japans Fukushima Prefecture following its nuclear plant crisis. According to a study, 10 out of 130 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture showed hormonal and…
Watch Video. On Friday, 1 April 2011, the IAEA provided the following information on the current status of nuclear safety in Japan:. 1. Current Situation. Overall at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the situation remains very serious.. The Unit 1 condenser is full. In preparation for transferring water in the basement of the turbine building to the condenser, water in the condenser storage tank is being transferred to the suppression pool surge tank since 31 March, 03:00 UTC. Water in the trench was transferred to a water tank at the central environmental facility process main building. In order to prepare for removal of the water from the turbine building basement in Unit 2, pumping of water from the condenser to the suppression pool water surge tank started at 07:45 UTC, 29 March. For Unit 3 pumping of water from the condenser to suppression pool water surge tank was started at 08:40 UTC, March 28 and was completed at 23:37 UTC on 30 March.. For Unit 1 fresh water has been continuously injected ...
In the first 2 minutes of a PBS News Hour news story, aired on Friday, March 25th, aerial movies are shown of the four reactors at Fukushima Daiichi (Units 1 to 4) including those shot by SDF choppers on 23 March. See 0:09 to 0:15, 0:38 to 1:07, 1:24 to 1:53. ...
Lasrick writes Tuesday, March 11 is the 3rd anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. In this article, a worker at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station gives his eyewitness account of what happened there in the immediate wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami that caused three of the station...
Lasrick writes Tuesday, March 11 is the 3rd anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. In this article, a worker at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station gives his eyewitness account of what happened there in the immediate wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami that caused three of the station...
In February 2014, the number of confirmed and suspected cases of thyroid cancer among people aged 18 or below at the time of the accident rose to 75, compared with 59 at the end of last September. Of the current total, 33 cases have been confirmed as cancer.. Local health authorities have so far tested around 250,000 out of 375,000 Fukushima children and adolescents, who are due to be screened regularly throughout their lives.. Joseph Mangano, epidemiologist and executive director of Radiation and Public Health Project Research Group, did not rule out that the next few years will see more cancer cases among children living in the disaster-hit area.. "The only study I know was held in Japan and it looked at about 200,000 children near Fukushima. Medics from Fukushima Medical University tested childrens thyroid glands because they are very sensitive to such chemicals as iodine. Thyroid cancer among children is very rare, but 72 children with suspected thyroid cancer have already been identified ...
After Tour of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Wyden Says Situation Worse than Reported. Urges Japanese Ambassador to Accept International Help to Mitigate Continued Nuclear Risks. Washington, D.C. - After an onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facilities decimated by last years earthquake and subsequent tsunami, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki looking for ways to advance and support clean-up and recovery efforts. Wydens principal concern is the relocation of spent fuel rods currently being stored in unsound structures immediately adjacent to the ocean. He strongly urged the Ambassador to accept international help to prevent dangerous nuclear material from being released into the environment.. "The scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what I expected and the scope of the challenges to the utility owner, ...
TOKYO - Japans new industry minister has acknowledged it will be difficult to restart the companion nuclear plant to the one at the heart of the countrys atomic crisis, media reports said.. The Fukushima Daini (number two) nuclear complex is about 12 kilometres (seven miles) from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi (number one) plant where reactors went into meltdown following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.. The Daini plant was less badly hit but was unlikely to gain approval to restart operations, Yukio Edano said in an interview Thursday with local media including the Kyodo news agency.. "I do not believe that we can obtain local approval," Kyodo quoted him as saying, adding that approval from local authorities was a "precondition" for any plant to restart operations.. All four reactors at the Fukushima Daini plant were hit by the twin natural disasters but have been brought to a stable state of "cold shutdown".. ...
At present, Taiwan is embroiled in a debate over a referendum to decide whether to complete the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei Citys (新北市) Gongliao District (貢寮), which is currently under construction. The debate is focused on the risks of using nuclear power on an earthquake-prone island - with the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan being used as a point of reference - and the supposed costs of moving away from nuclear energy in terms of electricity prices and the reliability of the nations power supply. The nuclear debate has also become side-tracked by a longstanding debate over the legalities of the referendum process and whether the government can be trusted to frame referendum questions fairly.
JAPAN | MAINICHI | 20 July 2011 A worker from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency measures radiation levels in a sandbox at the Fukushima University-affiliated kindergarten in Fukushima on May 8, 2011. (Mainichi) In order to lift the evacuation order in areas around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, controlling the radiation dosage…
Following up on earlier reports that the fuel rods in reactor 1 were truly exposed, NHK now reports another speculation from long ago, finally confirmed by official sources, namely that the reactor is now melting down. NHK reports that Tokyo Electric Power Company says the No.1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is believed to be in a state of meltdown. The utility company said on Thursday that most of the fuel rods are likely to have melted and fallen to the bottom of the reactor. Earlier in the day, it found that the coolant water in the reactor is at a level which would completely expose nuclear fuel rods if they were in their normal position. And from Reuters: The finding makes it likely that at one point in the immediate wake of the disaster the 4-meter-high stack of uranium-rich rods at the core of the reactor had been entirely exposed to the air. Had been, or are? At this rate of admissions (we claimed precisely this happened in March) the next thing we might get a
Thank you both. Im not worried about food safety (I actually hadnt thought of it). I have just been looking at some English schools in Northern Japan and wanted to know what the current radiation levels are to know how close to the site I could be without worrying about radiation. So I guess that a better question would be what a safe distance is from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster site where one would not get more than than safe amount of radiation. ...
Thank you both. Im not worried about food safety (I actually hadnt thought of it). I have just been looking at some English schools in Northern Japan and wanted to know what the current radiation levels are to know how close to the site I could be without worrying about radiation. So I guess that a better question would be what a safe distance is from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster site where one would not get more than than safe amount of radiation. ...
Workers at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have entered the reactor building of unit 2 to assess the working environment. Ventilation of the building has led to a drop in humidity. Meanwhile, the system to decontaminate water on the site is in operation.
Tokyo -- Japans Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the countrys Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.. The nuclear groups new evaluation, released Monday, goes further than previous statements in describing the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.. The announcement will not change plans for how to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the agency said.. Reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced a full meltdown, it said.. The plants owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., admitted last month that nuclear fuel rods in reactors 2 and 3 probably melted during the first week of the nuclear crisis.. It had already said fuel rods at the heart of reactor No. 1 melted almost completely in the first 16 hours after the disaster struck. The remnants of that core are now sitting in the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel at the heart of the unit and that vessel is now ...
2. They are an admittance of ignorance. Better to investigate better than to increase safety factors. The Fukushima tsunami design basis was based upon a flawed model which showed 10 meters is enough. A large safety factor of 2, meaning a tsunami protection of 20 meters, would have prevented the Fukushima accident. However, a better investigation showed quite large tsunamis can hit the Fukushima coast area, with over 30 meters runup height having a quite reasonable chance of happening. But the probability of a 60 meter runup height is far from zero; an investigation would probably have concluded that powerplant siting on a hill away from the coast is a much better idea than to have a reasonable safety factor. Another example of this is in investigating the strength and state of geologic layers near dams. You can make a dam with 10x safety factor, but if the ground its on is weak, and youre using a high safety factor of the dam itself as an excuse not to investigate further, then you have ...
HD 8 min 26 secs in English Donald Louria MD Chairman Emeritus Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey What Did They Know and When Did They Know It HD 30 min 33 secs in English Arnie Gundersen Nuclear Engineer Fairewinds Associates Another Unsurprising Surprise HD 18 min 16 sec in English David Lochbaum Union of Concerned Scientists Remark after David Lochbaum Lecture HD 2 min 9 sec in English Donald Louria MD Chairman Emeritus Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey What Became Clear in the Diet Fukushima Investigation Committee HD 25 min 34 sec in English Hisako Sakiyama MD Doctor of Medicine Former Senior Researcher in National Institute Radiological Sciences Member of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigative Commission Remark after Hisami Sakiyama Lecture HD 2 min 4 sec in English Donald Louria MD Chairman Emeritus Department of Preventive Medicine and ...
THIS IS AN ACTIVE PETITION ~We are in the midst of an ongoing and seemingly incomprehensible radiation crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in Japan. Some are saying "this is not Chernobyl" and for that matter it may turn out to be worse. Greenpeace released a report on March 25, 2011 which ranks the radiation leaking from Fukushima to date to be at Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) which is the the highest level and the same as Chernobyl after that catastrophe. We must remember that this crisis is far from over and will have serious health effects for many innocent people, with young children and the elderly being particularly vulnerable. The National Academies of Science issued a 2006 report on radiation exposure that concluded that even low levels of radiation can cause human health problems, including cancer and heart disease. And 25 years after Chernobyl, the United Kingdom still maintains restrictions on sheep production in parts of Wales because ...