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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Chernobyl to Fukushima

Troy Livingston : Repost with Author permission :Repost by citizenperth

Comparing Fukushima and Chernobyl is like comparing apples and oranges, Fukushima is so much bigger and different then Chernobyl there is no comparison. Some poeple can onley understand how bad fukushima is if its is compared to the biggest nuclear disaster in history chernobyl that happened in 1986 in ukrane.

You probably already know that there has been over 2000 scientific research papers published on Chernobyl and put together in this book, that has been peered reviewed and published through New York Academy of Science.

So according to this Chernobyl book there has been almost 1,000,000 deaths as a result of chernobyl nuclear radiation and 7,000,000 people are negatively effected which are mostly children. Chernobyl contaminated 77,000 square miles with its 185 TONS of nuclear CORE MATERIAL from its ONE REACTOR that exploded and burned for ONLY 10 to 14 DAYS by till it was stopped by lead and sand and finally sealed in a metal sarcophagus 10 to 11 months after. This is one isotope only

Ok lets now talk about Fukushima shall we.

Fukushima has already killed 10,000’s of people and its only been a little over a year and half.

Fukushima has a staggering 1785 TONS nuclear fuel,

40 YEARS OF SPENT FUEL and MOX PLUTONUM and has been burning open for this entire time since march 2011 when 4 REACTORS EXPLODED (3 external r1,r3 and r4 and r2 internally leakage into the ocean this entire time) and melted down.

The entire pacific in contaminated beyond comprehension as these ocean cooled reactors are located close to the sea and have been leaking the entire time, oh yeah they also intentionally dumped millions of galls of high level radioactivity to sea.

The molted masses that are melting into the ground and continually releasing steam and casing earthquakes on the rim of fire fault line that runs through Japan.

Because they dumped sea water on the reactors we have even more lethal radioactive isotopes because they turn into a Bucky ball substance that can travel 1000 times better in the air long distance then Chernobyl’s graphite. Fukushima has MOX PLUTONUIM NANO SIZE BUCKY BALLS

The air was full of deadly man made nuclear isotopes the hammered and blanketed the entire northern hemisphere

Chernobyl is just a pimple on Fukushima ass in terms of size and even more so in terms of toxicity.

Once the nuclear material goes into the core it there for about 4 years (depending on type) then its is taken out and called spent fuel. Spent fuel is 1,000,000 times more toxic then nuclear material that in the core of the reactor. Fukushima had 40 years of spent fuel that blew up on R1 and R3 with R4 sfp partially burning and melting.

Chernobyl had no spent fuel. But what’s really crazy is r3 in fukushima is MOX plutonium that is 2,000,000 times more toxic then the core material that was in Chernobyl. All in all Fukushima is so much bigger and deadlier then what most people can even imagine. As more time goes on you will see that this will have direr consequence that far surpass that of Chernobyl’s. This is only a fraction of the information out there and if any body studied the fukushima facts would know this. Its been said by many head officials and scientists that this is far far worse then Chernobyl.½-chernobyls-of-cs-137-but-it-is-worse-doubly-ironic-that-it-is-all-thanks-to-yomiuri-shinbun-pro-nuke-establishment-newspaper

Peace love and happiness my friends ... so lets not let nuclear power take it from us as it has to millions already. We must unite to end nuclear power and ensure nothing like these long lived man made nuclear disasters ever happen again. Time is ticking as everyday more nuclear waste is generated which can not co exists with life and have no right being on our precious earth. The only way to do this is end your enslavement and there power

Fukushima now and forever
 — with Nuclear Accountability,Citizen PerthTully NewsInfo and 20 others.

Chernobyl's children. Fukushima and beyond are our next sad legacy of Cold War madness.

So I asked myself, what is the sad legacy of this entire video?

The implications are sadly quashed by lack of sensationalism, horror and immediacy of action.

But, to be fair, Chernobyl was a 'Cold War' incident, shrouded in the historical secrecy of the time.

We do know, they threw everything and everyone into the effort to contain a global disaster, as evidence by their collateral loss of equipment, land and lives.

Step into Fukushima.

Not more than 2 hours drive from the Capital of Japan, Tokyo, lies the now entirely destroyed carcass of not 1 but 4 decimated nuclear power plants, with 2 more on the same plant. Not only that, but Radiation releases go on unabated with the lack of knowledge of where the melt cores are. Indeed, the serious situation is uncounted for, due to the lack of any equipment that can go close enough to assess, or abate, the on going crisis.

Back to Belarus, where the children, as indicated in the video, are becoming sicker and sicker. Indeed, the entire landscape was wiped clean of human habitation,  live-stock slaughtered and no-go zones enforced. The land is dead land, for unknown years, decades, indeed centuries. We know not.

So in light of the evidence from the no longer so secretive event at Chernobyl, the scientific understandings (if only scant) of Fukushima, what can we conjecture?

The fact that T.E.P.C.O (site overseer) and the Japanese Government have not only been shown to lie, obfuscate and  conjecture, have done nothing to quell growing concern that the situation is uncontrolled, and indeed beyond the scope of our currently known sciences.

Why then, is an entire populous left in both social, and media isolation?

Is it the Global fear that this is real, happening and acknowledged as unabated and more sadly, unfix-able?

What can we say of all our advancements, that we allow an entire populations demise, in favor of ignorance that which we cannot fix?

Moreover, this extends to the entire Globe; if not today, eventually.

Radiation releases into the environment are now confirmed by the lead entities as not only flowing from 6 Meters from our Global oceans and into the Ground water, but more likely than not into the oceans themselves.

At what point you may be left asking is, what is the point, but to turn a blind eye.

For more, read the Tepco releases from Japan.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

TEPCO Thumbs Nose At Everyone: yeah, denying compensation yet increasing $$$


June 26th, 2013 [Translate]
TEPCO has announce a total rejection of a plan by the government arbitration board to compensate victims from Iitate Village. The government declared the area off limits due to unsafe levels of radiation. TEPCO has claimed that “science” does not support this, rejecting both the arbitration board plan and the government classification of the village....

...The only proposal that passed was appointing new board members...

TEPCO has also attempted to dismiss a lawsuit brought by US sailors over their exposure due to TEPCO’s lying about the early stages of the disaster at the plant. The government is also considering suing TEPCO to force them to pay for decontamination work. TEPCO’s previous legal tricks include trying to avoid a lawsuit by a nearby golf course by claiming they didn’t “own” the radiation that contaminated the course.

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[link to] 
only one thing left to say to (as Atom-twat puts it) our 'TEPCO friends'


Watch this lie Video... Question is, if it cannot leak into the sea.. why are they reading radiation IN the sea?

US Pressured Japan In Secret To Continue MOX Program

June 25th, 2013 
The Mainichi has uncovered secret government documents that prove the US and deputy DOE secretary Danial Poneman put intense pressure on Japan to continue the plutonium fuel MOX program in Japan. The documents clearly show the US is pressuring Japan to continue with the MOX fuel cycle program, something the US has failed to do themselves. The US has claimed the concern to be that the plutonium would be diverted to military use. Japan has a massive amount of spent nuclear fuel, more than they could ever realistically use through reprocessing into MOX. The US stance also ignores the prospect of vitrification, a technology that encases the material in a glass substance rendering it unusable for weapons.

The US is still struggling to create an operating vitrification plant at the Hanford nuclear site but France has two functioning vitrification plants.

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

TEPCO faces angry shareholders, calls for abandonment of nuclear power


TEPCO faces angry shareholders, calls for abandonment of nuclear power

At the annual shareholders’ meeting, the first since the Japanese government acquired control, of TEPCO on Wednesday in downtown Tokyo, demands of the electric utility were hurled towards executives. Shareholders have been unsatisfied with TEPCO’s actions since the 2011 disaster in Fukushima.
It’s been two years since the meltdown in Fukushima, but the cleaning up the nuclear reactors has made little progress. Radiation threats due to radioactive substance leaks also keep residents from returning to their homes. With such state, many people expect to never be able to return to their livelihood. Another stockholder, Ryuko Tachibana from Namie, reminded TEPCO of what they went through. “Please think of our suffering, our uncertainty, our fear of living with radiation,” she said.
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Utilities unreceptive to shareholders' proposals to phase out nuclear power

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Shareholders arrive at a meeting site as protesters stand with anti-nuclear placards in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on the morning of June 26. (Mainichi)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. Shareholders arrive at a meeting site as protesters stand with anti-nuclear placards in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on the morning of June 26. (Mainichi)
Proposals to phase out nuclear power were rejected at general shareholders' meetings held at nine of the country's 10 utilities on June 26.
With Japan's new nuclear standards set to take effect July 8, and the government's enthusiasm for resuming operations of idled nuclear reactors around the country, Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Kansai Electric Power Co., Shikoku Electric Power Co. And Kyushu Electric Power Co. have also voiced a willingness to restart their reactors at an early date.
As Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) shareholders arrived at a gymnasium in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward where the shareholders' meeting for the operator of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was to take place, they were welcomed by anti-nuclear activists holding placards .
"Abandonment of nuclear power is the will of the people. Since there have been changes in the (board) membership, I have some hope," said 60-year-old Yui Kimura, who heads the civic group Nuclear Phase-Out TEPCO Shareholder's Movement.
Individual stockholder Kenji Furuhashi, 34, said he took the day off of work to participate in the meeting. "I want to feel the passion of people who are against nuclear power, and listen to the voices of people from the disaster areas," he said. "I want the company to move in the direction of eliminating nuclear power."
Inside, TEPCO President Naomi Hirose opened the meeting at 10 am by reiterating his intention to devote energy to bringing the disaster under control and rebuilding Fukushima Prefecture.
"We will continue to deal responsibly in compensating victims of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant accident and the long-term decommissioning process of the reactors," he said.
Meanwhile, outside the site of Kansai Electric's shareholders' meeting, anti-nuclear civic groups held banners calling for "non-nuclear management," and passed out flyers to shareholders walking in demanding that Oi Nuclear Power Plant be stopped and that operations at Takahama Nuclear Power Plant remain halted.
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Mexican Standoff?

Fukushima Health Management Survey Team announced that 12 children under 18 years old developed thyroid cancer and 15 children with suspected to develop it.

(So far 174,000 out of 360,000 children were examined.) 

We should not conclude on the result of thyroid examination as nothing to do with Fukushima fallout. Normally 1 to 2 in 1 million children develop thyroid cancer. However in Chernobyl, 4 children developed thyroid cancer in the following year. Also we should be well aware that cancer spread into lung in one in six cases in Chernobyl. Nuclear disaster is a national crisis. We haven’t learned a lesson from the Chernobyl disaster and been neglecting the danger of Nuclear energy. The Japanese Government should support the Fukushima disaster victims financially by giving them more regular and full examination and evacuating them into safer area.
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English Documentary on the Fukushima exclusion zone

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Level of radioactive tritium rising in harbor at Fukushima plant


TEPCO. has seen a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the harbor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
A sample collected Friday contained around 1,100 becquerels of tritium per liter, the highest level detected in seawater since the nuclear crisis at the plant started in March 2011, the utility said Monday.
An official of the Nuclear Regulation Authority said groundwater containing radioactive substances may be seeping into the harbor from the plant site and there is a need to carry out a careful investigation because the data collected so far are limited.
The sample with the highest tritium concentration was collected near a water intake on the east side of the reactor 1 turbine building. Its level was more than double that of a sample taken on June 10 in the same area.

Sources :

Japan made secret promise with U.S. to restart pluthermal nuclear program

A Japanese prime ministerial envoy secretly promised to the United States that Japan would resume its controversial "pluthermal" program, using light-water reactors to burn plutonium, according to documents obtained by the Mainichi.

The secret promise was made by Hiroshi Ogushi, then parliamentary secretary of the Cabinet Office, to Daniel Poneman, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, during Ogushi's visit to the United States on behalf of then Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in September last year.

The revelation comes as Japan's pluthermal project remains suspended in the wake of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster due to safety concerns. The fact that a Japanese official promised to the U.S. to implement such a controversial project without a prior explanation to the Japanese public is expected to stir up controversy.

According to the official documents obtained by the Mainichi, upon being pressed to reduce the amount of plutonium in Japan that could be diverted to military use, Ogushi told Poneman that Japan would burn plutonium in plutonium-thermal (pluthermal) reactors. The then ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) was in the final stages of formulating its nuclear energy policy at the time.

Under the pluthermal plan, spent nuclear fuel generated in light-water reactors is reprocessed to extract plutonium, which is then mixed with uranium to create mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for use in power generation. However, many experts have raised questions about the program, citing its high costs and the risks posed by the fuel's comparatively low melting point and the decreased effectiveness of control rods. The plan to burn plutonium in conventional reactors was introduced in 2009 because there were no prospects for putting the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor into practical use.

The documents that the Mainichi obtained are a compilation of cables recording the Ogushi-Poneman talks in the U.S. on Sept. 12 last year. During the meeting, Ogushi explained that Japan would inject all available policy resources to break away from nuclear power generation in the 2030s, that it would steadfastly promote the nuclear fuel cycle program in the medium and long term, and that Japan would end research on the Monju reactor after confirming its achievements. The explanation was in accordance with the government's Innovative Strategy for Energy and the Environment, which was finalized on Sept. 14.

The promotion of a nuclear fuel cycle implies extraction of plutonium from spent nuclear fuel at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant in Aomori Prefecture. But Japan's "zero nuclear power" policy and the suspension of the Monju reactor could leave the nation without a facility to burn plutonium. Poneman expressed concern that this would create a situation in which plutonium could be diverted to military use. In response, Ogushi promised the continuation of the pluthermal program to burn plutonium in light-water reactors.

During an interview with the Mainichi, Ogushi declined to reveal the details of the meeting, saying, "I can't disclose whom I met from a diplomatic standpoint." He added that he didn't remember the pluthermal issue.
The Innovative Strategy for Energy and the Environment states that "nuclear reactors whose safety has been confirmed will be utilized," but contains no reference to pluthermal plans.

Yukio Edano, a House of Representatives legislator who was serving as economy, trade and industry minister at the time, defended Ogushi, saying Japan had made no distinction between pluthermal and conventional reactors that were to be operated. "There were no such micro-level talks in the Energy and Environment Council. I would have given the same answer (if I had visited the U.S.)," he said.

The current administration led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also upholds a policy to resume the pluthermal program, according to documents obtained by the Mainichi that were produced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on March 1 and submitted to minister Toshimitsu Motegi. The documents clearly state that the government will "promote the use of MOX fuel in light-water reactors (pluthermal) after reprocessing (nuclear fuel) at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant." Based on the content of the documents, Motegi stated at a lower house Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry session on March 22, "We will steadily promote the pluthermal plans."

Despite the country not knowing which nuclear reactors will be authorized to resume operations following the July implementation of the new regulatory standards, the government has been pushing ahead with its plans to restart the controversial pluthermal program.

"It is abnormal for sure," said one official with the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. "But it can't be helped if the Rokkasho plant is to be put into operation."

Monday, 24 June 2013


On June 6, 2013 fishermen were asking Tepco to scrap its plan to release No. 1 plant water into Pacific, Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture have voiced opposition to Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s plan to release groundwater from its crippled nuclear power plant into the Pacific. Some expressed concern Friday about the harmful rumors that might be triggered by such a discharge of water from the Fukushima No. 1 plant, while others said they don’t trust the utility. Previous releases of radioactive water led to widespread contamination of the surrounding sea and a halt in local fishing activities.
The fishermen’s views were expressed at a meeting between the Soma Futaba fisheries cooperative and representatives of the utility and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, under the industry ministry. Tepco promised to check the groundwater before its release to ensure it is not radioactive, but the fishermen remained distrustful.(

On June 19, 2013 Tepco released the nuclides analysis result of radioactive materials in the reactor1 ~ 4 water intake.
Of course not telling us anything about any Strontium as the Sr-89/90 data of reactor1~4 water intake has been “under analysis” since 2012 However, they haven’t published the readings of Strontium-89 and Strontium-90. The oldest sampling date was 12/10/2012. It’s been over 6 months but the readings xere still “under analysis”.

On 6/19/2013, Tepco announced they measured 500,000,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium and 1,000,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 from the groundwater taken from the east side of reactor2 turbine building. The sample was taken on 5/24/2013.
The radiation level in seawater doesn’t decrease. In order to investigate it, Tepco drilled 3 observation holes on the east side of the reactor1~4 turbine buildings.
As a result, significantly high level of radioactive water Tritium and Strontium-90 were detected. Tepco hasn’t published Sr-90 readings after 5/31/2013 as it is again “under analysis”.
Tepco states it is due to the contaminated water leakage out to the screen pump room of reactor2, which happened on 4/2/2013. In order to investigate the spread of the contaminated water, Tepco drilled 4 more observation holes. Tepco is planning to improve the ground by injecting chemical grout and fill the voids of crushed stone layer foundation.

On June 21, 2013 Tepco released its Nuclide Analysis Results of Fish and Shellfish (In the Port of Fukushima Daiichi NPS)

On 6/22/2013, Tepco announced they measured 450,000,000 Bq/m3 of tritium from an observation hole beside Fukushima nuclear plant port. The sampling date was 6/14/2013.
It is assumed to be located on the east side of reactor2, where they have measured 500,000,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium since last December. The Tritium level is still significantly high.
The data of Strontium-90 is still under analysis as usual.
Strangely, they don’t analyze the samples for Tritium and Strontium-90 in the North side of reactor5 ~ 6 water outlet and the south water outlet of the plant. The reason is not announced.

On June 24, 2013 Tepco annonced us that “Tritium is travelling underground with groundwater”

Tepco found significantly high level of Tritium in groundwater and in seawater.
About 500,000,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium detected on the east side of reactor2, Tepco analyzed the cause and mechanism of how it is spreading as below.
When leakage from the reactor 2 water intake section occurred in April 2011, a part of leaked water permeated and spread into the north-side ground through the reactor 2 power cable conduit, and remains under the ground. 
While cesium has been absorbed onto the soil, tritium has been moved by groundwater.

They further annonced us that the Tritium level in seawater spiked over double within 2 weeks,
Having measured 500,000,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium from groundwater, Tepco conducted the tritium analysis of seawater of Fukushima nuclear plant port.
According to their press release on 6/24/2013, Tritium level increased to be over double within 2 weeks. It is assumed that Tritium is significantly leaking into the sea for some reason.
1) Sample : Seawater
Sampling location : North of water intake of reactor 1 ~ 4
6/21/2013 : 1,100,000 Bq/m3
6/10/2013 : 500,000 Bq/m3
2) Sample : Seawater
Sampling location : In front of the sea bank (cf, Fukushima plant tide embankment is still in the temporary state “EXIF of the picture is removed”
6/21/2013 : 910,000 Bq/m3
6/14/2013 : 600,000 Bq/m3
Tepco stating they are going to continue to analyze seawater, but it doesn’t stop the sea contamination anyway.

Finally on June 24, 2013 2013 via TEPCO Press Releases: “Tritium Density Result of Water Quality Survey inside the port of Fukushima Daiichi NPS”, where they admit Strontium presence...

We have conducted water quality survey of the Tritium density in the seawater inside the port, of which sample taken on June 21, since a high concentration of Tritium and Strontium have been detected at the observation hole at the east side of the Unit 1-4 Turbine Buildings. According to the results shown as below, a rising trend of Tritium was observed.
<North side of the Unit 1-4 intakes>
-Sample as of June 21: 1,100 Bq/L
-Sample as of June 10: 500 Bq/L (previously announced)
<Front of Unit 1/2 bank protection>
-Sample as of June 21: 910 Bq/L
-Sample as of June 14: 600 Bq/L (previously announced)

 We will take samples of the seawater and measure the concentration again.
There were no changes in the all beta concentration of the seawater. “

 According to the results shown as above, a rising trend of Tritium was observed.

-Sample as of June  

Finally Tepco is admitting increasing ongoing leaks to the sea. Tritium leaking into the port has increased between June 10 and June 24, the level near unit 1—4 has more than doubled, Tepco admitting that those levels have been existing since 2011 and that they are on the increase after some decrease.Strontium and all beta have elevated and existing since 20111, and are continuing to be high.These two elevated levels indicate ongoing leaking into the sea. These readings are outside the walls and blocking materials put in place at the intakes.Tepco claiming that the cesium in the water is low but that the beta emitters like strontium are significant, Tepco is not clarifying at what depth they tested the water to get these readings. Soils readings would be useful as well, as previously Tepco concreted the floor of the port though it did not decreased the water levels according to these new reports,

Meaning to say Tepco has been covering these facts way back since 2011, lying and lying, to finally realease this snake out of their corporated bag, how many more snakes are there in that bag?