Monthly Archives: December 2013

Steam coming from Fukushima Unit 3 reactor building — Observed multiple times this week

via ENEnews.com / December 28, 2013 / Tepco (translation), Dec. 27, 2013: At around 7:00 am on December 27, and confirmed by the camera that from Unit 3 reactor building, 5th floor near the center, steam is generated. Have not been identified abnormal plant conditions of 54 minutes at 7:00 am ...

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Three Reasons Why Fukushima Radiation Has Nothing to Do with Starfish Wasting Syndrome

by Chris Mah / via Deep Sea News / December 30, 2013 / This post is authored by Chris Mah, a Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History researcher.    Chris is one of the world’s leading experts on starfish and echinoderms in general.  He created and writes for Echinoblog, a one stop ...

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Japanese mafia hiring homeless to clean up Fukushima

by Alex Moore / via Death and Taxes / December 30, 2013 / Japan has been running way behind schedule cleaning up the Fukushima disaster, which is now nearly three years old. Tons of nuclear waste spilled into the Pacific when an earthquake stuck the coast of Japan and a tsunami topped the nucl ...

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Radiation readings on San Francisco beach

via YouTube / December 23, 2013 / This video was taken December 23rd 2013 with a Geiger Counter at Pacifica State Beach (Surfers Beach), California. Background radiation is 30 CPM. Near the ocean it's 150 CPM. The moister coming from the ocean waves seems to be what makes the Geiger Cou ...

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Don’t Worry, TEPCO Has a Plan (…but they won’t say what it is)

by Mari Iwata / via Wall Street Journal / December 27, 2013 Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, says it aims to boost its corporate value through its new 10-year business plan so it will be able to ante up the estimated $100 billion needed to pay for ...

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Fukushima Decontamination to be Completed March 2017: JGov

via Japan Today / December 27, 2013 / Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara said Thursday that decontamination of areas around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will most likely be completed by the end of March 2017, rather than the initial deadline of March 2014 set by the p ...

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Radioactive fears blight Japan’s seafood industry

via RT.com / December 25, 2013 / Due to radiation fears, Fukushima Prefecture fishermen have to dump most of their catch. Two years into the nuclear disaster, the world is growing weary of Japan’s seafood, with South Korea even banning Japanese fish and seafood imports. Fish has traditionall ...

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