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Monday, 11 March 2013

2nd Fuku Anniversary.. a small reading list...

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan Still Selling His Version of #Fukushima Nuclear Accident After Two Years

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 5 hours ago
He continues to insist that such a huge earthquake and tsunami had never been anticipated. He continues to take full credit for preventing TEPCO from "withdrawing" (撤退), which was in fact "taking shelter" (退避). Mr. Kan says he was invited to speak at a symposium by Dr. Helen Caldicott on March 11, 2013 in New York City commemorating the Fukushima nuclear accident, but he couldn't come in person, thus the video. Here's the link to the English transcript, for those of you who'd rather read. My Experiences as Prime Minister during the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster from Cinema Forum Fuku...more »

NHK: 55% of Water Injected into Reactor 3 Pressure Vessel at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant May Have Gone to Condenser Instead

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 18 hours ago
NHK did a documentary special of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant for the second anniversary of the nuclear accident. It sent reporters to the plant, and also did its own analysis and simulation experiments with the help of experts. NHK says it obtained the blueprints of Reactor 3, and carefully studied them with the experts. Now why wouldn't anyone have done it sooner? The news below must be a segment from the documentary. *NHK raises the possibility that Reactor 3's meltdown occurred because not enough water was reaching the Reactor Pressure Vessel, and more than half the water b... more »

The demostration of two different Nuclear voices....

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 22 hours ago Thousands across Japan rally against nuclear power [image: Thousands across Japan rally against nuclear power]A woman holds an umbrella with anti-nuclear slogans during a demonstration in Tokyo, on March 10, 2013AFP TOKYO — Anti-nuclear rallies took place across Japan on Sunday, on the eve of the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, urging Japan’s new government to abandon nuclear power. Tens of thousands gathered in Hibiya park in central... more »

Boeing 787 Lithium-Ion Battery Fire: Miswiring Found on ANA Plane

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 23 hours ago
Japan's Transport Safety Board announced on February 20 that the All Nippon Airway's Boeing 787 had a miswiring. *The main battery and the auxiliary battery were connected but they shouldn't have been connected*. Boeing's initial blueprint for 787 had these batteries connected. The blueprint was later revised so that the batteries were separate, but that revision wasn't reflected in the ANA plane. When I first read the AP article (2/20/2013) reporting on the finding, I thought these batteries were supposed to be connected, but somehow connected "improperly"; if only they were conne... more »

#Radioactive Japan on 2nd Anniversary of #Fukushima Nuclear Accident: "Beyond-Nuclear" Demonstrations (Same Old, Same Old)

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 day ago
Nothing has really changed after the nuclear accident on March 11, 2011. 2 to 3 months after the March 11, 2011 disaster, just when the extent of radiation contamination became known - sewer sludge, ashes from garbage incineration exceeding 8,000 becquerels/kg - some people and organizations started the events of "beyond-nuclear" demonstrations, with celebrities and activists on stage telling the audience how they oppose nuclear energy. It was not really about Fukushima or the residents of Fukushima, not really about radiation contamination and what to do with it; it was this beau... more »

(OT) NYSE Considers Algo-Only Trading in Case of Emergency

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 day ago
I just can't wait. From Reuters reporting on Wall Street Journal article (3/9/2013): (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange is readying plans to be able to operate without human traders in case another disaster, such as Superstorm Sandy, forces the shutdown of its historic trading floor in downtown Manhattan, The Wall Street Journal reported. NYSE Euronext (NYX.N) is preparing to submit details of the plan to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the report, which cited people involved in the preparations. If activated, the plan would represent the first time ... more »

[Concealment ?] Fukushima prefecture deleted the emergency radiation monitoring data of when reactor1 exploded

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 2 days ago
[Concealment ?] Fukushima prefecture deleted the emergency radiation monitoring data of when reactor1 exploded Posted by *Mochizuki* on March 9th, 2013 · No Comments Share on facebookShare on linkedinShare on twitterShare on emailMore Sharing Services Fukushima prefecture deleted the emergency monitoring data at 5km from Fukushima plant. The portable monitor recorded the radiation level from 5AM to afternoon of 3/12/2011, when reactor1 exploded. Fukushima prefectural government comments because they couldn’t output the recorded data, they deleted it when they used the monitor i... more »

YAY!! Pro -Nukers are making a come back in JAPAN!!!

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 2 days ago
** 2 years after Fukushima, Japan's nuclear lobby bounces back By Mari Saito and Linda Sieg National Mar. 09, 2013 - 02:40PM JST ( 14 ) TOKYO — The crowds of anti-nuclear protesters have dwindled since Japan’s “Summer of Discontent” last year, and a new government is keen to revive the country’s atomic energy industry, but Morishi Izumita says he is not about to throw in the towel. “We can’t give up. I’m here every week,” said 64-year-old Izumita, one of hundreds gathered outside the prime minister’s office one Friday nearly two years after a huge earthquake and tsun... more »

"3.11.: Surviving Japan" Movie by Christopher Noland in Select Cities in the US from March 11, 2013

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 2 days ago
If I remember right, Chris Noland was right there in Japan when the March 11, 2011 triple disaster struck. From the press release that Mr. Noland emailed me: Seattle − February 12, 2013 – The lingering effects of the March 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disasters are captured on film by Christopher Noland, a young American living and working in Tokyo during the catastrophic events. The only film of its kind takes an in-depth, critical look into how the Japanese government, and the Tokyo Electric Power Company© (TEPCO), managed the nuclear crisis and tsunam... more »

#Fukushima Prefecture Promo Video: "Get Drunk on Fukushima - Fukushima Is Here, Unchanged, To This Day - Future for Fukushima"

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 3 days ago
All paid for by the country's taxpayers. (*Unchanged?? To this day??*)

#Radioactive Japan: Thyroid Control Screening Reveals Much Higher Percentages of Cysts and Nodules in Children Far Away from Fukushima

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 3 days ago
The control screening tests for thyroid abnormalities in children is being carried out by the Ministry of the Environment in Hirosaki City in Aomori Prefecture (distance from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant about 420 kilometers), Kofu City in Yamanashi Prefecture (about 380 kilometers), and Nagasaki City in Nagasaki Prefecture (about 1,480 kilometers). The preliminary results have been announced by the Ministry of the Environment, and they more or less match the unofficial small-scale screening test results announced by doctors in Kobe City back in November 2012: Children in these... more »

Greenpeace to GE: "Your Business = My Risk"

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 3 days ago
Jiji Tsushin reports that Greenpeace activists covered the GE building in Brussels with posters that say "Your Business, My Risk", referring to GE's nuclear business. From Jiji Tsushin (3/7/2013): 東京電力福島第1原発の原子炉製造に携わった米複合企業ゼネラル・エレクトリック(GE)に抗議しようと、環境保護団体グリーンピースの活動家らが7日、ブリュッセルにあるGEの建物に「あなたのビジネスはわれわれのリスクだ」と書いたポスターを張り付けた。 On March 7, in protest against General Electric, the US conglomerate who was involved in the manufacture of the reactors at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, Greenpeace activists put up posters on the GE building in Brussels that said "Your business is our risk". グリーン...more »

(OT) 13-Hr Filibuster Over, Rand Paul Happy with AG's Answer

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 4 days ago
After ending the filibuster 13 hours later, Attorney General Eric Holder sends a letter that says, Dear Senator Paul: It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: "Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" The answer to that question is no. Sincerely, Eric H. Holder, Jr. Weekly Standard says everyone but Senator Paul himself have received the letter. According to CNN, Paul says: "I'm quite happy with the answer," the senator from Kentucky said on CNN. "I'm disa... more »


citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 5 days ago
Japan's 'long war' to shut down Fukushima nuclear plant By Mari Saito, Kiyoshi Takenaka and James Topham NationalMar. 07, 2013 - 07:00AM JST( 9 ) [image: Japan's 'long war' to shut down Fukushima nuclear plant]Members of the media wearing protective suits and masks are escorted by TEPCO employees while walking near the building housing the plant's No. 4 reactor, center, and an under construction foundation which will store the reactor's melted fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday.REUTERS/ISSEI KATO TOKYO — Just months after Quince was dep... more »

(OT) Rand Paul Begins Talking, Filibuster to Stop John Brennan from Becoming CIA Director

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 5 days ago
(UPDATE) There seem to be at least three other Republican Senators doing the filibuster with Paul (Kentucky) - *Jerry Moran (Kansas), Ted Cruz (Texas), and Mike Lee (Utah)*. They are doing the Questions and Answers routine among themselves, which is very intelligent and informative back-and-forth. This is very interesting. Now they're talking about Alamo and the Constitution. New face: Democratic Senator from Oregon *Ron Wyden* joined. He says he is in favor of Brennan, but he is dead set against the executive branch's unchecked power in target killings. *Marco Rubio* (Florida) j... more »

LDP's Finance Minister (and Former Prime Minister) Taro Aso on Nuke Plant Policy: "The Government Made Them Do It"

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 5 days ago
Electric power companies in Japan, that is. Mr. Taro Aso, who is also the vice prime minister in the Abe administration, is very well known for his loose tongue since his days as the prime minister (September 2008 to September 2009). His "hurry up and die" remark in January this year is nothing new, as he said practically the same thing when he was the prime minister. He's not very good at prevaricating, like other Japanese politicians. Maybe his Roman Catholic faith keeps him honest, in a way. According to Jiji Tsushin article below, Aso apparently openly admitted that it was t... more »

New survey

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 6 days ago please feel freee to fill in.. results will be published

Obama's Nominee for Secretary of Energy Is an MIT Professor Who Said It Would Be a Mistake to Abandon Nuclear Power Because of #Fukushima Accident

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 6 days ago
It sort of rhymes with the Jiji's interview with Dr. Antonino Zichichi, the 83-year-old Italian particle nuclear physicist who extolled the virtue of safe and cheap nuclear power, dismissing the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident as caused "human errors" committed by lowly non-specialist workers. President Obama's pick for the next Secretary of Energy is an MIT theoretical nuclear physicist who wrote in 2011 that it was a grave mistake for governments in the world to abandon nuclear power just because the Fukushima accident happened. Why? Because nuclear energy is *carbon-f... more »

Dow Jones Industrial Hit All Time High

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 6 days ago
Congrats, so-called "One Percent" in the US and the world. All the gains since the so-called "Lehman Crash" which may or may not have been engineered by the JPM and Hank Paulson (see Zero Hedge, here and here) have gone to you exclusively. The rest of us got double the unemployment, nearly double the food stamps between October 2007 and March 2013. The household disposable income has declined, gas price is 36% higher. Zero Hedge has the nice bullet points comparing the highs, then and now: *"Mission Accomplished" *- With CNBC now lost for countdown-able targets (though 20,000 is ... more »

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 6 days ago
Continuing 137Cs release to the sea from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant through 2012 J. Kanda Department of Ocean Sciences, Graduate Faculty of Marine Science, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, 4-5-7 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan Abstract. Rate of cesium-137 (137Cs) release to the sea from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant was estimated until September 2012. Based on publicly released data of 137Cs in seawater near the power plant by Tokyo Electric Power Company, a continuing release of radionuclides to the sea is strongly suggested. ...more »

#Radioactive Japan: Google Japan Is Recording "Street View" in Namie-machi, One of the Most Contaminated Fukushima Towns

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 6 days ago
Mayor Baba of Namie-machi asked Google to film his town, so that the town's residents can see their neighborhoods and people in Japan and the world remember the Fukushima nuclear accident. The entire town of Namie-machi (population 21,000) has been evacuated. Part of town is inside the 20-kilometer radius no entry zone, and the rest is inside the planned evacuation zone. Unlike Iitate-mura which is designated as planned evacuation zone but thanks to the enterprising mayor (I don't necessarily mean in a good way) has kept several factories operational ever since the accident despite... more »

UPDATE from JAPAN TIMES: Radiation...... NO WORRIES!

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 6 days ago WHO: Small cancer risk after Fukushima accident By MARIA CHENG NationalMar. 01, 2013 - 01:00PM JST( 78 ) [image: WHO: Small cancer risk after Fukushima accident] FILE - In this April 16, 2011 file photo, Wakana Nemoto, 3, standing next to her mother Naoko, receives a radiation exposure screening outside an evacuation center in Fukushima, northeastern Japan. People exposed to the highest doses of radiat... more »

Mochizuki takes down serious sea contamination.....

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 1 week ago
Tepco takes over 56 years to discharge all tritium to the sea on the most optimistic assumption Posted by *Mochizuki* on March 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment Share on facebookShare on linkedinShare on twitterShare on emailMore Sharing Services Tepco is going to discharge contaminated water to the sea, however, they would take *over 56 years to discharge all tritium to the sea according to Tepco.* The tritium is contained in the contaminated water. *This is on the assumption that the retained water does never increase even by 1cc for the rest of time, and that they discharge tritium to ... more »

Italian Physicist Antonino Zichichi: "Nuclear Technology Is the Safest Technology That Exists, Anti-Nuclear Movement Is Meaningless"

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 week ago
and the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident happened because of human errors. (Uh... A M.9.0 earthquake and over 30 feet tsunami hitting the nuclear power plant right on the coast, didn't they have something to do with the accident?) Italian nuclear physicist Antonino Zichichi was interviewed by Jiji Tsushin in February at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. From Jiji Tsushin in the series on the second anniversary of the March 11, 2011 disaster (3/3/2013): 脱原発は「無意味」=安全対策、人為ミス排除を-伊核物理学者【震災2年】 Two years since the disaster: Italian nuclear physicist says anti-nuclear movement is "m... more »

Mayor of Osaka City in 2010 (Then Governor): "Learn How to Gamble from Early Age, Let's All Become Gamblers!"

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 week ago
The boy-wonder mayor of Osaka City is getting really loose these days, after his party's sizeable win in the December Lower House election and a lot of national media attention has been given to him and his party since the election. The boy-wonder wants to build and run a casino in Osaka, and he has been preaching the virtue of gambling to the willing audience of national politicians for years now. Here's from Asahi Shinbun in 2010, when the boy-wonder was still the governor of Osaka Prefecture (10/28/2010): 大阪府の橋下徹知事は28日、カジノの合法化をめざす国会議員らを招いた「ギャンブリング*ゲーミング学会」の大会に出席し、「ギャンブルを遠ざける故、坊... more »

(UPDATED) UK's The Independent Reporter David McNeill Meets Atsufumi Yoshizawa: "I Am One of the Fukushima 50"

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 week ago
This is one of the very few times I've ever heard of the name of a worker who has worked at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant since the start of the accident on March 11, 2011. Hardly anyone in Japan wants to know about them, for one reason ("We hate them because they work for TEPCO" kind of reason) or another ("I'm sure they want to be left alone" kind of PC reason). But that doesn't stop foreign journalists, and as has been the case since the start of the nuclear accident, they are good at bringing the personal stories out of the huge, inhuman mess of an accident. I believe Mr. Mc... more »

The Economist on Italy: "Send in the Clowns"

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 week ago
I stopped liking The Economist about a decade ago, but this cover of the magazine is such an insult and clownish behavior to the majority of voters in Italy who rejected the technocrat (Mario Monti) and his coalition who did the bidding of the so-called "troika" (EU, IMF, European Central Bank) to squeeze money out of Italians to pay international bankers. From Zero Hedge (and I have verified that this is indeed the cover of The Economist March 2nd, 2013 print edition): Here's the article by The Economist, which manages to fling an insult to Japan's direction as it disses Italian ... more »

Idiosyncratic Japan: "Miracle Pine" Back in Rikuzentakata, Onlooker Feels Power and Strength

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 week ago
The bottom part of the trunk had already been installed on February 12, 2013, and now the entire trunk is up, with the steel rod in the core and secured by glue. According to NHK (the link has the news clip), a woman in her 60s who came to see the work said she felt power and strength from the dead tree. The mummified pine tree was installed in the same location where it had stood for 175 years before damaged irreparably by the March 11, 2011 tsunami and died. On February 6, fake leaves and branches made out of special resin will be attached to the trunk. From NHK, the tree trunk... more »

Troy Livinston report on FB...... Hawaii HARD hit! from Fukushima

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 1 week ago
*Report: Hawaii doctors finding uranium in people’s urine — Residents demand action (VIDEO) * [image: Report: Hawaii doctors finding uranium in people’s urine — Residents demand action (VIDEO) | Fukushima Nuclear Meltdowns |] From - December 8, 2012 2:59 PM Hawaii has been suffering from radiation poisoning just like Japan thanks to the nuclear industry! Hawaii USA the fish and coral showing signs of radiation poisoning but its blamed on bacteria. This is just like what happened to the seals and polar bears in alaska. first they blamed virus then bacteria th... more »

Please share!!! Film to raise funds for the Fukushima victims

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 1 week ago
If you guys havent seen this yet it is really exceptional... One of the most important films of our time will premiere March MUST be sold by March 4th...please help SPREAD THE WORD by liking, remixing, and sharing on your channel, and posting on social media. Film premiere is planned for the following cities: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, & Laguna Niguel However, tickets are available online only by advance purchase until 3.4.13 and if a minimum of 50 seats are not sold, the movie will NOT be shown. Buy tickets at thi... more »

Abe Administration Submitted the Bill to Assign "Mai Nanbaa" (My Number) for Every Single Japanese, Likely to Pass With Ease

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 week ago
Nikkei Shinbun writes up an article telling people "Well, it's so good for you, it's for your (and bureaucrats') convenience in mind." "Mai Nanbaa", or *My Number* if it were in English, but the word is actually what I would call "Japlish" - a strange class of words that uses English words but the original meaning of English word is totally lost on the Japanese. It's much like "Mai Kaa" or *My Car*, which is in Japan a car that you own for your private use. "Mai Nanbaa" will be like "Mai Kaa", your own cute little number that goes with you wherever you go. The same concept had bee... more »

Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 1 week ago
Mar. 02, 2013 - 07:05AM JST [image: Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning]Picture taken on February 28, 2012 shows a journalist checking radiation levels near the TEPCO Fukushima plantAFP TOKYO — Japan on Friday insisted warnings by the World Health Organization of a rise in the risk of cancer for people in Fukushima were overblown, saying the agency was unnecessarily stoking fears. The U.N.‘s health agency said the 2011 nuclear disaster had raised the cancer threat for people living near the crippled plant, which spewed radiation when reactors went into meltdown aft... more »

Another #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Worker Dies, Off Site, Cumulative Radiation Exposure of 25 Millisieverts; TEPCO Says It Cannot Reveal the Cause of Death Yet

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 week ago
Back in the land of abundant rice (a la PM Abe), a worker in his fifties died after having fallen ill at a stockyard in Hirono-machi (that's where J-Village, used as the staging area for the work at Fukushima I Nuke Plant, is located) in Fukushima Prefecture. He had been working at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant since June 2011, and *most recently he was working on the prep work for the Reactor 3 building cover*. I think it is just lunacy to force workers to be anywhere near Reactor 3, but that's what the Japanese government and TEPCO have been doing to alleviate fears, basically,... more »

WHO Report on Risk Assessment from #Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant Accident

arevamirpal::laprimavera at EXSKF - 1 week ago
WHO says "*no observable increases in cancer rates above baseline rates are anticipated*" inside and outside Japan. Greenpeace is crying foul, NHKquotes experts saying WHO is overly cautious and exaggerating the risks, UK's Guardian emphasizes "70%" increase in thyroid cancer (from 0.77% to 1.29%), Scientific American credits "fortunate" wind direction. From WHO press release (2/28/2013): Global report on Fukushima nuclear accident details health risks *28 February 2013 | GENEVA -* A comprehensive assessment by international experts on the health risks associated with the Fukushima ...more »

WHO: Small cancer risk after Fukushima accident

citizenperth at Fukushima Emergency what can we do? - 1 week ago
By MARIA CHENG Mar. 01, 2013 - 07:00AM JST [image: WHO: Small cancer risk after Fukushima accident] FILE - In this April 16, 2011 file photo, Wakana Nemoto, 3, standing next to her mother Naoko, receives a radiation exposure screening outside an evacuation center in Fukushima, northeastern Japan. People exposed to the highest doses of radiation during the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011 may have a slightly higher risk of cancer that is so small it probably won’t even be detectable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization released on Thursday... more »
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