Monthly Archives: February 2012

Far more cesium released from Fukushima than previously thought says J-gov

By Akiko Okazaki / The Asahi Shimbun / February 29, 2012 / A mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 disaster, scientists say. Michio Aoya ...

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Marks to Market: America’s Nuclear Time Bombs

by James Corbett BoilingFrogsPost.com 28 February, 2012 During the nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan's northeast last March, the world watched in horror as conditions in the plant deteriorated by the day. Despite public reassurances that the si ...

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Interview with Paul Gunter on GE Mark I BWRs: “America’s Fukushimas”

via The Corbett Report / February 28, 2012 / Paul Gunter is the Director of the Reactor Oversight Project at BeyondNuclear.org. As a long-time anti-nuclear activist, Gunter and Beyond Nuclear have been ringing the alarm bells about the GE Mark I Boiling Water Reactors in the United States--rea ...

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Fukushima Update – Day 353

via ex-SKF / February 26, 2012 / A small leak was found in one of the two lines of Toshiba/IHI/Shaw's cesium absorption system "SARRY" on February 25, 2012. SARRY is housed inside the Miscellaneous Solid Waste Volume Reduction Treatment Building (so you don't need to scream "another frozen pip ...

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Fukushima Update – Day 352

Govt releases new radiation readings / Daily Yomiuri / February 26, 2012 The government has announced the latest radiation readings from areas in the no-entry zone and the expanded evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Based on this rough data, the gov ...

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TEPCO to Introduce Smart Meters to Households As Early As Fall of Next Year

via ex-SKF / February 25, 2012 / As if irradiating the population with Fukushima-origin radionuclides is not enough, TEPCO says it will introduce smart meters to its household customers by the fall of 2013. Privacy concern about smart meters? Nah. The country is set to introduce the numberi ...

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Jgov to TEPCO: Entire board must resign

via Mainichi Daily / February 25, 2012 / The government is set to demand that all 17 board members of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, resign at the utility's next shareholder meeting in June, government sources said. In return for the ...

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