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    Japan:9.0 Earthquake-Tsunami -Reactor Status #6

    Japan evacuees face long wait....

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapc...ex.html?hpt=T2

    ens of thousands of people who evacuated an area around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant may not be allowed home for months, a Japanese minister said Friday.

    There is no end in sight for the nuclear crisis amid fresh concerns about alarming radiation levels in beef, seawater and groundwater

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    Search for Bodies Edges Closer to Crippled Nuclear Plant

    Quote: Police officials from Fukushima Prefecture said the search for bodies was being conducted in an area about four miles from the Daiichi plant. The police said radiation levels had dropped sufficiently to allow workers to safely look for victims of last month’s earthquake and tsunami.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/wo...er=rss&emc=rss

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    April 13, 2011
    Arnold Gundersen discusses the Fukushima Accident Severity Level Being Raised to Level 7, saying the Fukushima disasters is 1,000 times worse than the nuclear engineers who built the plant ever anticipated
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    Tepco Said to Plan for Three Months of Cooling at Fukushima

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    Engineers at Tokyo Electric rejected a proposal to flood reactors at the damaged plant, which could lower temperatures in days rather than months, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because he isn’t authorized to speak to the media. Instead, the utility is pumping in water and venting off steam, a method called “feed and bleed.”

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    A make-shift combination of fire hoses and pumps being used to cool the reactor isn’t providing enough water, according to the person. Temperatures that measured 204.5 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit) inside the vessel yesterday, or twice boiling point, cause the water to turn into steam, creating a sauna-like cooling system that’s less effective, the person said.

    Flooding the space between the pressure vessel and the surrounding containment could bring temperatures down in days rather than months, according to the person.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...-reactors.html

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Z55WRrZnw
    With Record levels of radiation being found in fish and vegetables Japan says milk is magically safe to eat.

    WHO says there is no need to take new public health measures after Fukushima upgraded to disaster of same level as Chernobyl after several days ago the real risk was food becoming contaminated.
    I guess we'll just wait and see in 10 to 20 years if more precautions were necessary!!
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    "Feed and Steam" = Radioactive Clouds



    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...73C5IV20110413

    Japan's northeast suffered many large past tsunamis

    (Reuters) - Japan's battered northeastern coast suffered many large tsunamis in the past and nuclear power stations there should have been built to withstand these huge walls of water, a scientist said on Thursday.

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    ..."It's known to have happened before and it's well documented and so when they built a nuclear power plant they should have provided for a tsunami of the same size," Geller said.

    "But they planned for a tsunami to be 5.6 meters and the actual tsunami was about 15 meters, so it completely overwhelmed the defenses."

    Geller said all nuclear plants in Japan should be reviewed to ensure they are tsunami-resistant.

    "They definitely should, they are almost all on the oceanfront. You need a lot of water to cool them," he said.

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    Groundwater radiation level rises at nuke plant

    http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/04/85532.html

    The concentration levels of radioactive iodine and cesium in groundwater near the troubled Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have increased up to several dozen times in one week, suggesting that toxic water has seeped from nearby reactor turbine buildings or elsewhere, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday.

    The announcement came as the plant operator continued to grapple with pools of highly radioactive water found on the plant's premises, with the level of polluted water filling an underground trench edging up again after the company finished pumping out around 660 tons of water.

    According to the latest findings, a groundwater sample taken April 6 near the No. 1 reactor turbine building showed radioactive iodine-131 of 72 becquerels per cubic meter, with the concentration level growing to 400 becquerels as of Wednesday. The concentration level of cesium-134 increased from 1.4 becquerels to 53 becquerels.

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    That's a HUGE increase, isn't it? WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsntslp View Post
    That's a HUGE increase, isn't it? WOW!
    Yes, Iodine has gone up x6 and cesium is x30. Also sounds like they can't pinpoint just where it's leaking from.

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    Girl, 8, among tsunami victims denied help after fears they could spread radiation to other survivors
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    An eight-year-old girl is among scores of people refused medical help or shelter in Japan because of fears they could be contaminated by radiation and could pass it on to others.
    People who have been made homeless as a result of the leakage of radiation at the Fukushima nuclear plant, 135 miles north of Tokyo, have to be screened and then given an 'all clear' certificate.
    If they do not have a certificate, they are being told they cannot be allowed into evacuation centres amid fears that they might be a 'hibakusha' - a person contaminated by radiation.

    The ban is a reminder of the discrimination suffered by irradiated survivors of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Misguided rumours suggested they could make other people ill.
    The father of an eight-year-old girl said she was refused treatment for a skin condition in a hospital in Fukushima city because she did not have a screening certificate.
    Mr Takayuki Okamura told the Mainichi Daily newspaper: 'I am worried already with my life as an evacuee. It was a real shock to have (mydaughter's) appointment refused
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    And how do they know that people who have previously been issued a certificate have not sneaked back in to gather belongings and are now contaminated anyway?

    I thought they could just bathe them to decontaminate them, isn't that what they said?

    8 years old, refused medical treatment? So very sad

    They need to dispel myths and do dome serious educating with facts over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsntslp View Post
    And how do they know that people who have previously been issued a certificate have not sneaked back in to gather belongings and are now contaminated anyway?

    I thought they could just bathe them to decontaminate them, isn't that what they said?

    8 years old, refused medical treatment? So very sad

    They need to dispel myths and do dome serious educating with facts over there.
    Interesting how discrimination rears its ugly head...

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    Store blood cells from Fukushima workers: Lancet

    Quote: A group of Japanese doctors on Friday urged workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant to have their blood stemcells stored as a safeguard should they be exposed to life-threatening levels of radiation.

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chann...ers-lancet-282

    Invest now! I see many economic boons opening up through via this disaster. jmo

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    Long article here, but most concerning to me was


    Workers were firing water into the pond from a distance in an effort to prevent the fuel from overheating and releasing radioactive contaminants, but fluid collecting in an adjacent flood control container triggered an incorrect warning that the pond had been filled. Personnel halted water transfers to the pool for a number of days in response to the warning, allowing heat and radiation levels to increase even though the fuel was thought to have remained submerged, Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Deputy Director General Hidehiko Nishiyama said. Water spraying began again on Wednesday.

    http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.or...10414_5466.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisyjane View Post
    Long article here, but most concerning to me was


    Workers were firing water into the pond from a distance in an effort to prevent the fuel from overheating and releasing radioactive contaminants, but fluid collecting in an adjacent flood control container triggered an incorrect warning that the pond had been filled. Personnel halted water transfers to the pool for a number of days in response to the warning, allowing heat and radiation levels to increase even though the fuel was thought to have remained submerged, Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Deputy Director General Hidehiko Nishiyama said. Water spraying began again on Wednesday.

    http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.or...10414_5466.php
    I bet a lot of the gauges are fried! That's quite a blunder.

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