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Fukushima: 6 Years of Catastrophe and Counting

Posted by feww on March 13, 2017

Unending Nightmare: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Key Facts and Figures as Fukushima Disaster Enters 7th Year

  • 3 Reactor core meltdowns continue releasing radioactive nanoparticles into the environment.
  • Contaminated water is still leaking continuously into the Pacific ocean
  • Partially decontaminated water is being dumped into the ocean.

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Tepco injects a total of 252m³ of water each day into reactors 1, 2 and 3 to cool the corium.http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/betu17_e/images/170217e0101.pdf.

The strongly contaminated water infiltrates basements under the reactor and turbine buildings where it mixes with the ground water that floods those areas.

Tepco is also pumping an additional 135 m³ of contaminated water and 62 m³ of groundwater into the basements of the reactors and turbine buildings daily, in addition to the water injected for cooling. A total of 197 m³ is accumulated daily in tanks after treatment. It is more when it is raining, and more still during the typhoons. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2017/images/handouts_170213_01-e.pdfTepco

To keep about 2 million cubic meters of contaminated and processed water and hundreds of tons of sludge, Tepco has erected about 1,000 shoddily constructed holding tanks hat occupy almost the entire plant site. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/betu17_e/images/170217e0101.pdf 

Since March 2016, Tepco has been trying to freeze the ground around the stricken reactors to reduce infiltration and dispersal of radioactive water, but this has proved far less effective than expected. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2017/images/handouts_170209_02-e.pdf

Full article is posted at https://nuclear-news.net/tag/6-years-anniversary/

 

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Radiation Record Broken by Fukushima Fish

Posted by feww on March 18, 2013

Fish found with record 7,400 times the legal radiation limit near Fukushima NPP

The Operators of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said they had caught a fish with record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, Kyodo News reported.

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Hexagrammos otakii fish, aka Fat Greening, or Ainame. Source Kawasaki City website.

The radiated fish, a greenling, which measured 38 cm long and weighed 564 grams, was caught near a water intake of the power station on February 21, said the report.

The previous known record of radioactive cesium contamination in fish was 510,000 becquerels per kilogram found in another greenling caught in the same area…

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant underwent multiple meltdowns after it was crippled by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and the ensuing tsunami on March 11, 2011.

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March 18, 2013  DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,090 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,090 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 16, 2011 …

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Record High Radiation Found in Fukushima Fish

Posted by feww on March 1, 2013

Contaminated fish caught near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi NPP had 5,100 times the legal radiation limits: TEPCO

The hexagrammos otakii  (Fat Greening, Ainame) fish, caught in a port near the nuclear power plant, showed caesium contamination reaching 510,000 becquerels per kilogram, or 5,100 times more than the government food limit, said the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

The latest find is more than twice the previous record caesium contamination in fish of 254,000 becquerels per kilogram.

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Hexagrammos otakii fish, aka Fat Greening, or Ainame. Source Kawasaki City website.

Meantime, caesium radiation equivalent to 277,000 becquerels per kilogram were also found in a rockfish, said the company.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant underwent multiple meltdowns after it was crippled by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and the ensuing tsunami on March 11, 2011.

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March 1, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,107 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,107 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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Deadly Tornado Rips Through Eastern Japan

Posted by feww on May 6, 2012

One killed, many injured as powerful tornado, severe storms batter eastern Japan

At least one person was killed and dozens more injured in Tsukuba city, Ibaraki prefecture, as a powerful tornado, strong storms, hail and heavy rain battered eastern Japan.

The storms destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and cut power to at least 25,000 customers, reports said.

“Television footage from Tsukuba showed houses swept from their foundations, overturned cars in muddy debris and fallen concrete power poles.” AFP reported.

Unlike Japan’s most other urine-infested cities, Tsukuba Science City (pop: 225,000) is a planned city developed in the 1960s located about 60 km (~40 miles) northeast of Tokyo. The city is home to dozens of academic and research institutes.

Injuries were also reported in neighboring Tochigi prefecture, which was affected by the storms.

Following the Fukushima Daiichi  nuclear disaster last year, evacuees from the radiated zone reported that city officials in Tsukuba had refused to allow them access to shelters unless they had gone through radiation checks and carried medical certificates from the prefectural  government declaring that they were “radiation free,” reports said.

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