How do you get rid of hundreds of tons of highly radioactive water? You dump it into the Pacific Ocean of course! In Japan, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. has made the "painful decision" to begin purposely dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. This is being done even though water radiation levels near Fukushima spiked to a brand new all-time record high just a few days ago. The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come. Fukushima is an environmental nightmare that never seems to end, but the mainstream media in the United States decided to pretty much stop talking about it long ago. So dont expect the big news networks to make a big deal out of the fact that Japan is choosing to use the Pacific Ocean as a toilet for their nuclear waste. But even though they arent talking about it, that doesnt mean that radioactive ...
We Japanese civil organizations express our deepest concern that our government does not inform its citizens about the extent of risk of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool. Given the fact that collapse of this pool could potentially lead to catastrophic consequences with worldwide implications, what the Japanese government should be doing as a responsible member of the international community is to avoid any further disaster by mobilizing all the wisdom and the means available in order to stabilize this spent nuclear fuel. It is clearly evident that Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool is no longer a Japanese issue but an international issue with potentially serious consequences. Therefore, it is imperative for the Japanese government and the international community to work together on this crisis before it becomes too late. We are appealing to the United Nations to help Japan and the planet in order to prevent the irreversible consequences of a catastrophe that ...
FUKUSHIMA: Pacific Ocean Will Not Dilute Dumped Radioactive WaterAccording to Previously-Secret 1955 Government Report:By Washingtons BlogGlobal Research, June 1, 2012Washingtons BlogThe operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping something like a thousand tons per day of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.Remember, the reactors are
June 6, 2012. The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping something like a thousand tons per day of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.. Remember, the reactors are "riddled with meltdown holes", building 4 - with more radiation than all nuclear bombs ever dropped or tested - is missing entire walls, and building 3 is a pile of rubble.. The whole complex is leaking like a sieve, and the rivers of water pumped into the reactors every day are just pouring into the ocean (with only a slight delay).. ...
No one is sure how to safely dispose of millions of gallons of highly radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. 'There is nothing like this, on this scale, that we have ever attempted to do before,' a U.S. expert says.
Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Thursday that it is considering releasing into the Pacific Ocean low-level radioactive water now stored in tanks at the premises of its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as the storage capacity may run
Tarps and barriers are deployed to counter the spread of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
About three gallons of radioactive water leaked from a reactors cooling system at the Savannah River Site, forcing a delay in plans to restart it, the plants operator said Tuesday. The leak of
Workers have begun moving highly radioactive water to a storage facility from a reactor at the Japanese nuclear power plant which was badly damaged by last months earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said at a press conference Friday evening that the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant, where leaks of radioactive materials and other serious problems are still emerging "still does not warrant optimism.". Heres a short summary of the most serious problems: Highly radioactive water in the basements of reactor 1, 2 and 3 suggests damage to the reactor pressure vessel. Yesterday three workers were exposed to water containing radioactive materials 10,000 times the normal level in the basement of the turbine building connected to the No. 3 reactor building. They were exposed to high levels of beta radiation after stepping in a puddle of water, which resulted in their being transported to the hospital with beta-burns. Two of them are likely to have suffered internal contamination. Today, highly radioactive water was also found in the basement of the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors turbine buildings.. The presence of highly radioactive water in the basement suggests ...
Associated Press, Dec. 3, 2013: A government panel proposed additional measures to lessen the radioactive water crisis at Japans crippled nuclear power plant, saying Tuesday that current plans are not enough to prevent the risk of a disaster. […] A draft report, made available to reporters after the panels experts and officials met, proposes covering the ground with asphalt to reduce rain inflow […] Radioactive water has been leaking from the damaged reactors and mixing with groundwater […] Experts say that the underground water that flows into the reactor and turbine basements is mostly rainwater, which can be reduced by covering most exposed dirt with asphalt […] Experts also cautioned that decreasing the amount of groundwater could cause the ground to sink in some areas with soft structure. Such vulnerable locations include the area where hundreds of tanks have been built to contain highly radioactive water, said Hitoshi Tsukamoto, a geologist at the National Institute of Advanced ...
A large part of the battle at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is preventing radioactive contamination from spreading out from the plant. The WSJs Michael Arnold and Phred Dvorak discuss the
More than 100 Illinois communities have water supplies that contain more radioactive radium than federal standards permit. Are these radiation levels something that should concern home
Japans Fukushima power plant contains more than 1 million tons of contaminated water and the countrys environment minister recently stated the the only option is to dump that into the Pacific
We will build more on the site until the end of 2020, and we think all the tanks will be full by around the summer of 2022, said Junichi Matsumoto, an official with the unit of plant operator TEPCO in charge of dismantling the site. TEPCO has been struggling with the problem for years, taking various measures to limit the amount of groundwater entering the site.
By late Thursday, Tokyo health officials had announced that the amount of radioactive iodine in one major water purification plant had dropped to levels safe even for infants. The run on water in Tokyo will likely soon abate, unless levels spike even higher. (By contrast, the China salt scare took far longer to calm down.) In fact, the general consensus in Tokyo appears to be not only that the government should be trusted on these matters but also that foreigners are making too big a deal out of all this radioactivity stuff. Many Tokyo residents were shocked by how quickly a large expatriate corps fled the capital after the onset of the nuclear crisis. It was wounding for a city that prides itself on hospitality and livability. Now theres a paranoid strain of thought, particularly among some conservative Japanese media, that the outside world is obsessing about each radioactive becquerel as some sneaky way to hurt Japans image. (See pictures of objects found in the rubble of Japans quake ...
Evidence of rising contamination in and around the plant has tempered optimism from a week ago, when engineers began work to restore power to the first of the damaged reactor buildings. Japans Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Sunday that a new measurement of seawater taken about 1,000 feet from the facility showed an iodine level 1,850.5 times the legal limit, higher than a reading taken the previous day.. The dangers in unit 2 merely add to the growing challenges. Radioactive water is pooling in four of Fukushimas six turbine rooms, and engineers have no quick way to clean it up, although they have begun to try in unit 1.. While a Tepco spokesman said Sunday that he did not know how the radioactive water was leaking from the reactor cores, Yukio Edano, chief cabinet secretary, said in a televised interview Sunday morning that the reactor itself had not been breached.. He said it was clear that water that could have been inside the unit 3 reactor had leaked but the reactor had not ...
A]t this current time in July of 2013, ***ushima is 80 to 100x more expansive and more intense - letting out about 100x more of the radiation of Chernobyl. The problem with ***ushima is that its not only continuing for 865 days… I mean, lets wrap our minds around that for a second - it has been leaking out radiation in increasing volumes for 865 days. Thats two years, four months, 12 days to be precise - since 3/11/11. And its coming in the air. Its all over the Pacific. And what we have to do is -weve been charting the progress of this - how its been affecting stillbirths - and the Canadian government let out some studies saying that it found stillbirths along the British Columbia coastline that are 800% -- year over year - increased since 2011 ...
Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government ...
Arnie Gundersen states, in his (Arnie Gundersen) interview with INFOWARS, that the UNIT THREE FUEL POOL EXPLOSION was "PROMPT CRITICALITY," as a theory not a fact. In earlier VIDEOS by Arnie Gundersen (Chief Nuclear Engineer at FAIREWINDS INC.), Arnie Gundersen clearly states that this is just a theory ("PROMPT CRITICALITY") and the " THE JURIES OUT AS WHAT ACTUALLY CAUSED THE EXPLOSION" (SEE THESE VIDEOS AT YOU TUBE: "Gundersen Postulates Unit 3 Explosion May Have Been Prompt Criticality in Fuel Pool" [detailed analysis of the UNIT THREE FUEL POOL EXPLOSION]; and "Arnie Gundersen: What the Nuclear Industry Doesnt Want You to Know - July 10, 2011!" [additional "EVIDENCE" concerning the UNIT THREE FUEL POOL EXPLOSION])! [CORRECTION] I believe what actually happened was intelligence agents "planted" explosive devices (possibly mini-nukes) in the UNIT THREE FUEL POOL! [CORRECTION] Therefore, it is my contention that this is what actually caused the horrific explosion with large amounts of ...
Majia,. I have been asking that question, too, why now? It implies that there is worse news to come. I like Hearts theory about the declaration of victory, it makes sense.. I can describe the effect of this tactic on me. Last spring, I had my bags packed and one foot out the door, but when Gundersen told the world that we would have to evacuate Tokyo, and shelter in place on the West Coast is SFP4 went down, well, ironically, I relaxed. I still had time to prepare, to get ready.. Some thoughts:. 1. Even though this nation-destroying threat sounds horrible, it places the threat it the future. It defers the danger, the danger is not in the present, we still have time. 2. It suggests that what has happened already, three meltdowns, melt-outs etc., are not that bad, nothing requiring evacuation has yet occurred.. 3. Fear is helpful to those in power. Today the bogeyman is not the communists, but the reactor 4 spent fuel pool. It is a narrative easy to control. Today a little bit worse, tomorrow a ...
I find several things to be troubling. First is that the radioactivity is apparently getting into the ocean via groundwater. Have there been any reports on the extent of the groundwater contamination? Even if Tepco could wave a magic wand and stop the leaking now, youd still have continuing effects from the contaminated groundwater then contaminating the ocean (yes the main effects will be local, such as on local fish, but still…).. Second is that the concentration of radioactivity in the trench water has not fallen much in two years despite the leakage. Shouldnt the impact of the leak be to reduce the level of radioactivity in the trench water? If this was an osmotic type-process, youd expect to see the radioactivity of water in the trench fall as the radioactivity of the water on the other side rose. And if this is a straight leak (radioactive water goes into clean water, no flowback), wouldnt you see pressure and/or water levels in the trench falling (as in why would it take these guys ...
The continuous leaks (or dumping?) of radioactive water to the Ocean have caused that radioactivity measured by the isotope Strontium-90 has climbed to 8.9 to more than 10,000 Becquerels per liter at the destroyed plants harbor, which is separated from the open ocean just by a net ...
Effective for radioactive water. Clay binds to radioactive particles. If radioactive fallout has contaminated the water supplies, earth filters utilizing clay type soil, will effectively remove the radioactive particles from the water. This method is better than distillation, ion-exchange filters, or charcoal filters for this purpose. Perforate the bottom of a 5-gallon can or wastebasket with holes punched within 2 inches of the center. Place a two-inch layer of washed pebbles on the bottom of the can. Cover the pebbles with one thickness of terry cloth towel or other porous cloth. Scrape the top 4-5 inches of soil off the ground to get below the fallout, and dig enough clay-type soil to fill the can to a depth of 8 inches, packing it tightly against the sides. Cover the soil in the can with another thickness of toweling and another one or two inches of pebbles. Suspend the can over a clean container and pour the contaminated water into the top. Clear (but unpurified) water will come out the ...
The consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster lie in these mundane everyday facts. Life for these communities is brutally distorted, for centuries to come.. However, when I returned from Ukraine, I was hit by another distorted reality.. Nuclear proponents now claim that - despite the fact that the situation in the Fukushima nuclear plant is still not under control, despite the massive amount of radioactive water dumped into the sea with unknown consequence - Fukushima proves that nuclear energy is safe, because so far no one has been killed by the radiation?. I want them to say that to the doctors and the parents who are told that the state can now only afford to send children away for breaks in clean areas for 18 days per year. Nuclear supporters probably dont know that it takes 50 days for the body of a child (100 days for adult) to get rid of half of its radioactive Cesium-137.. I want them to say that to the public health officials who are struggling to find funding to continue ...
Japanese officials reported a huge jump in radioactivity - levels 10 million times the norm - in water in one reactor unit at a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant Sunday, forcing workers to evacuate and again delaying efforts to control the leaking complex.. Radiation in the air, meanwhile, measured 1,000 millisieverts per hour - four times the limit deemed safe by the government, Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Takashi Kurita said.. Word of the startling jump in radioactivity in Unit 2 came as TEPCO struggled to pump contaminated water from four troubled reactor units at the overheated Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, 140 miles (220 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo. The reading was so high that the worker measuring the levels fled before taking a second reading, officials said.. Japans Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency had warned Saturday that radioactivity inside the units was rising quickly and that extracting the radioactive water was a priority.. The discovery over the last three days of ...
THIS is cause for concern, to put it mildly:Deep beneath Fukushimas crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plants reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea.Now, 2 1/2 years later, experts fear it is about to reach the Pacific and greatly worsen what is fast becoming a new crisis at Fukushima: the inability to contain vast quantities of radioactive water.The looming crisis is potentially far greater than the discovery earlier this week of a leak from a tank used to store ... Read more
About 1.8 tons of radioactive water has leaked out of three new breaches in the water retention barriers ringing the storage tanks at the Fukushima No. 1 n
Japans top nuclear regulator raised safety concerns Monday about hastily built storage tanks and their foundations at the damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant after signs of new leaks of radioactive water.
The operator of Japans crippled nuclear plant has begun pumping radioactive water from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area.
The plant is just south of the Miyagi prefecture, which was the region hardest hit by the quake. A fire broke out at another nuclear plant in that area in a turbine building at one of the Onagawa power reactors. Smoke poured from the building, but the fire was put out. Turbine buildings of such boiling water reactors, though separate from the reactor, do contain radioactive water, but at much lower levels than inside the reactor. A water leak was reported in another Onagawa reactor. ...
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We began our brain imaging research program by utilizing positron emission tomography (PET) to identify cerebral regions related to the occurrence of stuttering. This procedure is commonly referred to as functional brain imaging. In a typical PET study the research subject lays face-up on a flat platform with his or her head held firmly in place inside the PET camera, which encircles the head. It is necessary to prevent head movement because in each condition of an experiment multiple scans of the brain are acquired and these several "pictures" are averaged together to produce the findings for that condition. Immediately prior to each scan, the patient is injected (through a line into a vein in the arm) with a small dose of radioactive water (H215O). When the radioactive material reaches the brain (less than 15 seconds following injection) the PET camera registers relative cerebral blood flow (CBF) throughout the brain. Previous research has demonstrated that blood flow increases in regions of ...
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) - Workers are trying to meet a 72-hour deadline to repair a pipe that was leaking radioactive water at the Indian Point nuclear plant in suburban New York.|br/||br/|
This study will test a new electrical technique called direct current (DC) polarization that is able to change brain activity in subtle ways for a short time. A recent study showed that, depending on its direction, the current could make people perform a little better or perhaps slightly worse on a test of the function of the brains frontal lobe. This study will use positron emission tomography (PET) scanning to examine how DC polarization affects brain activity.. Healthy volunteers between 20 and 70 years of age who are right handed and who are not taking any medications that affect the brain may be eligible for this study. Candidates are screened with a brief medical history and neurological evaluation.. Participants have a PET scan on three different days at least 3 days apart. Each scanning session takes 2-1/2 to 3 hours. For the scan, radioactive water is injected into the body through a vein. Subjects lie on a bed that slides in and out of the doughnut-shaped scanner, with their head held ...
This study will test a new electrical technique called direct current (DC) polarization that is able to change brain activity in subtle ways for a short time. A recent study showed that, depending on its direction, the current could make people perform a little better or perhaps slightly worse on a test of the function of the brains frontal lobe. This study will use positron emission tomography (PET) scanning to examine how DC polarization affects brain activity.. Healthy volunteers between 20 and 70 years of age who are right handed and who are not taking any medications that affect the brain may be eligible for this study. Candidates are screened with a brief medical history and neurological evaluation.. Participants have a PET scan on three different days at least 3 days apart. Each scanning session takes 2-1/2 to 3 hours. For the scan, radioactive water is injected into the body through a vein. Subjects lie on a bed that slides in and out of the doughnut-shaped scanner, with their head held ...
The fuel rods inside the core are made of a center of uranium sheathed with a zirconium alloy ( referred to as zircaloy). Think of a banana with the pulp being uranium and the peel being zircaloy. the zircaloy is also called fuel cladding. When the zircaloy overheats, at 2000 F it starts to react with water or steam and produces hydrogen. When hydrogen is exposed to the oxygen in air, it explodes in an exothermic reaction. An exothermic reaction is one that produces heat. This is the reasons of the explosions and the reasons the explosions did not happen all at once, but in turns depending when the particular core would overheat and the reason the spent fuel pools (which by now maybe generate .01% or less of the original power) except for reactor #4 which had a freshly downloaded burnt core and thus is generating more heat than the spent fuel pools of reactor #5 and #6, but less than the reactors that were operated and shutdown at the time of the earthquake. When the zircaloy overheats also ...
Preparations were being made to spray water into the used fuel pool at reactor 4, and an unmanned vehicle sprayed more than 1,500 gallons of water over seven hours into the used fuel pool at reactor 3, Edano said. ...
Tecan has launched a fully automated affinity purification solution for the extraction of large biomolecules, such as proteins, antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. This set-up takes advantage of the new Thermo Scientific™ MSIA™ Streptavidin EVO microcolumns, which have been specifically designed for use on Tecans proven Freedom EVO® platform. In combination with the Freedom EVO workstation, this solution is ideal for high throughput applications in biopharmaceutical development, clinical research and anti-doping laboratories.. Housed within a pipette tip, the proprietary MSIA microcolumns are densely coated with streptavidin for affinity purification using any biotinylated ligand, even at low concentrations. Compared to traditional resin- and bead-based methods, this new approach offers improved analytical sensitivity and lower background noise, while the automated workflow enables easier method standardization and transfer between labs. This allows multi-analyte characterization over ...
Launched worldwide in 2012 - Chromatrap® solid-state ChIP technology has been shown by a growing number of research groups worldwide to be more efficient than conventional bead-based methods. This is because the solid phase porous polymer, functionalized with either protein A or G, provides a greater surface area for chromatin antibody binding with very low non-specific binding. In addition, it uses a spin column approach, offering significant speed, process and carry-over advantages over sepharose or magnetic beads. DNA pull down with Chromatrap® is up to 25 times more than conventional methods, whilst the signal to noise ratio for DNA enrichment is 2 to 3 times better, even with low chromatin samples between 50ng to 3000ng per immunoprecipitation ...
this is a small local water body.all the time in this place there are lot of monkeys and small birds.i have actually planed to take that.but i have shocked there are few monkeys.the animals and birds where migrated.because the water body is very dry.so iam changed my mind to take that empty water body
Stephen Decatur High School sophomores Rosa Celozzi and Brooke Davis test local water samples for the bacteria Enterococci in the University of Maryland Bi
The first time I saw Gundersen, I thought he looked like the kind of man I could trust. He looks like somebodys kindly grandpa. He was doing a demonstration in his back yard with a blow torch about the effect of heat on the cladding of a nuclear reactor fuel rod. It was informative and educational, and not at all dishonest, as far as I could tell.. I realized quickly that Gundersen was anti-nuclear power, but in the early videos that I saw, he was very cautious and said very few things that made me think he wasnt being honest. It seemed to me that he was just interpreting the information coming out from Japan. I didnt find his commentary particularly interesting, so I didnt pay much more attention to him. I also missed his statement early on on "Russia Today" that the Fukushima incident was "Chernobyl on steroids".. Then, on March 31, Gundersen posted a video claiming that the spent fuel pool in Reactor 4 was dry and that the spent fuel rods were exposed to the air. He based this not on ...
September 14, 2012 - JAPAN - Something is concealed in spent fuel pool of reactor 3 again. On 9/13/2012, Tepco released the photos of SFP3 but the surface of SFP3 is pixelated. Tepco investigated the inside of SFP of reactor3 for fuel removal from the Upper Part of Unit 3 Reactor Building. They released the…
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station exposed as vulnerable to rocket attack on its two spent fuel pools by terrorists and even dry casked fuel appears vulnerable to on-foot attack.. ...
Move south of the equator if that ever happened, I think thats probably the lesson there.". And again: thats just one of these poorly-designed monsters. (Actually, its just one of the 7 or 8 fuel pools at that one site; the others are a big concern also, although they arent currently listing as Unit 4s is). Spent fuel is being kept above-ground at hundreds of power plants and other places all over the world. When this gets taken care of, Ill stop being pessimistic about it, but for now, more of this stuff (including DU and many other radioactive materials) is being added to the environment every day from a thousand sources. Thats the fact of the matter, whether we like it or not.. Im a fan of Ray Kurzweil; Ive read "The Singularity is Near" and his other books. I understand his "law of accelerating returns" and the part of me that loved reading Popular Science as an eight-year-old is very optimistic about where were headed. Yes, many things have gotten a LOT better over the past ...
On a side note: Kids are soooo spoiled nowadays. I took my nephews to a local water park and spent $30.99 EACH! And not to mention how much the food costs at the park. I used to just get squirted with the hose in front of the house to get cooled off in the summer. And you should have heard my dad yell about the cost of water!!!. ...
This licentiate thesis deals with the influence of two inherent properties (fission products and self irradiation) of spent nuclear fuel on the rate of radiation induced fuel matrix (UO2) dissolution. In a future deep repository the spent nuclear fuel will be deposited 500 meters down in the bedrock in a reducing environment. Under these conditions the UO2-matrix itself is one of the protective barriers against release of radionuclides due to its very low solubility. When the fuel comes in contact with water, U(IV) will be oxidized to U(VI) by products from radiolysis of water and the solubility of the fuel matrix will increase significantly.. Most previous studies have been performed on unirradiated UO2 which differ significantly from spent nuclear fuel. In spent nuclear fuel most of the fission products and neutron activation products are radioactive and therefore the fuel will be irradiated by itself. The effect of ionizing radiation on the reactivity of UO2 has been investigated here. UO2 ...
Spent nuclear fuel, occasionally called used nuclear fuel, is nuclear fuel that has been irradiated in a nuclear reactor (usually at a nuclear power plant) to the point where it is no longer useful in sustaining a nuclear reaction.. After uranium fuel has been used in a reactor for a while, it is no longer as efficient in splitting its atoms and producing heat to make electricity. It is then called "spent" nuclear fuel. About one-fourth to one-third of the total fuel load is spent and is removed from the reactor every 12 to 18 months and replaced with fresh fuel. The spent nuclear fuel is high-level radioactive waste.. The NRC regulates all commercial reactors in the United States, including nuclear power plants that produce electricity, and university research reactors. The agency regulates the possession, transportation, storage and disposal of spent fuel produced by the nuclear reactors.. Spent nuclear fuel is highly radioactive and potentially very harmful. Standing near unshielded spent ...
Three years ago, a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the nation of Japan. Even worse, the natural disaster sparked the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, which involved a major meltdown at a nuclear power plant. The tsunami carried radioactive water from the plant into the Pacific Ocean.. If that werent enough, last year Tokyo Electric Power Company admitted that the leak didnt end with the tsunami; radioactive water had been pouring into the ocean for some time after the geological event.. There was widespread panic and outrage over TEPCO and the Japanese governments secretive and dishonest treatment of the catastrophe.. At the same time, there is a growing debate over just how bad the the situation really is in Fukushima and beyond.. ...