Archive for the ‘Fukushima’ Category

Plutonium is flowing into Pacific, will for many years to come

July 31, 2015

Nuclear Expert: We should be very worried about ongoing catastrophe at Fukushima… “Complete failure” of ice wall built to contain extremely radioactive water… Plutonium is flowing into Pacific, will for many years to come — Strontium in ocean hits record level, huge increase reported since April (VIDEO)

US Media Blackout as Fukushima Full Meltdown Accelerates – sarcophagus “tomb” next?

July 30, 2015

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Officials: Buildings sinking next to Fukushima reactors

July 30, 2015

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 — Experts: We know structures decaying, getting more unstable — ‘Plant deterioration investigation’ underway — Molten fuel thought to be eating away structural materials (VIDEO)

Posted: 29 Jul 2015 06:18 PM PDT

Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 bln

July 29, 2015

TOKYO (Reuters) —

Japan on Tuesday approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to ¥7.07 trillion ($57.18 billion), as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, will receive ¥950 billion more in public funds on top of the 6.125 trillion agreed earlier, the utility and the government said.

The increase, agreed after a request by Tepco, adds to the bill for taxpayers for the disaster in March 2011, when three reactors melted down after an earthquake and tsunami, in the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986, destroying businesses and livelihoods.

Tepco has face a stream of legal cases seeking compensation over the disaster.

Electricity bills for Japanese households have also risen 25 percent since the catastrophe as the country resorted to importing more fossils fuels with the gradual shutdown of all nuclear reactors for safety checks and upgrades.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government and Tepco, which was bailed out by taxpayers in 2012, are undertaking an unprecedented cleanup to lower radiation levels in towns closest to the plant, although some areas will likely remain off limits for decades.

Inside the plant, Tepco has struggled to bring the situation under control and it is estimated removing the melted fuel from the wrecked reactors and cleaning up the site will cost tens of billions of dollars and take decades to complete.

The government plans to revoke evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the disaster within two years as part of a plan to cap compensation payouts and speed up reconstruction.

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Attorney for US Navy Sailors: Third death from exposure to Fukushima fallout

July 27, 2015

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 — Baby with brain cancer has died — Reporters afraid to publish stories related to case — Professor: USS Reagan sailors were first people to be hit by plume outside of plant (VIDEOS)

Posted: 26 Jul 2015 08:18 PM PDT

Japan Reporter: Mutations have started increasing in Fukushima; Locals report insect populations are in decline

July 23, 2015

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— TV: “Strange things are happening to the plants and animals” living in Fukushima — Findings have raised concerns about long-term effects of radiation (VIDEO)

Posted: 22 Jul 2015 06:45 PM PDT

Nuclear Expert: We should be very worried about ongoing catastrophe at Fukushima…

July 20, 2015

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 “Complete failure” of ice wall built to contain extremely radioactive water… Plutonium is flowing into Pacific, will for many years to come — Strontium in ocean hits record level, huge increase reported since April (VIDEO)

Posted: 19 Jul 2015 09:59 PM PDT

TV: Nuclear waste overflowing into Pacific Ocean at Fukushima

July 17, 2015

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— Officials: Impossible to stop the spill anytime soon — Torrential rainfall from approaching typhoon already too much for plant to handle

Posted: 16 Jul 2015 04:54 PM PDT

Mutated plants near Fukushima gain internet fame

July 16, 2015

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Yahoo News: Mutated plants near Fukushima gain internet fame — Pics show centers fused together, petals growing out of sides, ring-shaped flower with 4 stems — US Gov’t Expert: Plant abnormalities can be induced after only 24 hours of exposure to radioactive fallout (PHOTOS)

Posted: 15 Jul 2015 11:21 AM PDT

Experts: Plutonium levels 10,000,000 times normal in water below Fukushima reactors

July 13, 2015

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 — Plutonium hit record high off coast in 2014 — “Has been transported relatively long distances” – Every sample taken from rivers flowing into Pacific had Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241,and Pu-242 from plant

Posted: 10 Jul 2015 12:50 PM PDT


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