Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tepco to start the hot test of ALPS, the multiple nuclide purification system on 3/30/2013


 


Tepco is going to start the hot test on one of the systems of ALPS, the multiple nuclide purification system on 3/30/2013.

for those interested YOU CANNOT REMOVE radionucliotides… they simply exist… anything else is a myth.

You may, ‘absorb’ some with certain substances, such as Boride/ Borox, but it still has the radioactive elements within them… the question is ….. where do you put that?

 read more here…..

TEPCO takes blame for Fukushima nuclear crisis


 

TEPCO takes blame for Fukushima nuclear crisisThe No. 1 and No. 2 reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are seen in this December 2012 photo. AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye
TOKYO —

The utility that operates Japan’s crippled atomic plant said Friday that it deserves most of the blame for the country’s nuclear crisis, in its strongest remarks about its own shortcomings.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) acknowledged in a report that it was not adequately prepared to deal with the massive earthquake and tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in March 2011. The twin disasters cut power at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, causing meltdowns at three reactors. Massive radiation leaks contaminated air, water and soil around the plant, forcing about 160,000 residents to evacuate.
“Our safety culture, skills and ability were all insufficient,” TEPCO President Naomi Hirose told a news conference. “We must humbly accept our failure to prevent the accident, which we should have avoided by using our wisdom and human resources to be better prepared.”

Bit late now really…….

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/tepco-takes-blame-for-fukushima-nuclear-crisis?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2013-03-30_AM

Re: *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear—–updates and links Mochizuki Cheshire Iori


Shizuoka prefecture to quit radiation monitoring of school lunch in 3 cities

From this April, the board of education in Shizuoka is going to quit the radiation test for school lunch in 3 cities, Fuji, yaizu, and Nishiizu cho.

Related article..56% of the evacuees in Naha have thyroid abnormality


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  • On 3/28/2013, Tokaimura local government in Ibaraki announced 98 of 410 children were required to have the follow-up inspection from the thyroid test, 2 of 410 were required to have the detailed examination.

    Tokaimura is in 113 km South West from Fukushima plant. From 11. 2012 to 1. 2013, the local government conducted the thyroid test for 410 of 1~ 6 y.o children to reassure the parents.

    Nodules (>5mm) or cyst (>20mm) : 2 people
    Nodules (≦5mm) or cyst (≦20mm) : 98 people

    Total : 410

    Though about 24% of the children were required to have the follow-up test, they have to wait for 3 years until they have the second test.

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