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Fukushima is not a city where people can live: Video   Mother: I want the world to know Fukushima is in a state of dying — I reaffirmed severe radioactive contamination — I alone can’t do anything, I tried (VIDEO)
November 11th, 2012

Title: Fukushima is not a city where people can liveWatch the video here

By: 148 Production
Date: November 10, 2012

If you do not want to die, run away from Fukushima.


Fukushima Mother: Since the government was hiding information about radioactive contamination has paralyzed our crisis management. […] I reaffirmed severe radioactive contamination […] I alone cannot do anything I tried to help Fukushima. So, I want to know in world, Fukushima is in a state of dying.


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Worsening working conditions at Fukushima – Video

NHK Documentary: Recently deteriorating working conditions at Fukushima plant causing workers to quit — Company hasn’t been able to recruit a single employee (VIDEO)
November 13th, 2012 
Title: WANTED: Workers for Fukushima Decommission
Source: NHK
Uploaded by: MissingSky101
Date: Nov 12, 2012
NHK Narrator: This company that manages and maintains nuclear plant
instruments hasn’t been able to recruit a single worker for the plant
since the accident.

Yukiteru Naka, Chairman: If nothing changes there will be no young
workers at the plant in future. I think that’s very clear.


NHK Reporter: Many workers in areas with high radiation levels are
quitting. They have to leave in around 3 months when their level of
exposure is at the safety limit.

Recently deteriorating working conditions are also making others leave.

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Tons of radioactive water around Fukushma nuclear plant  Japan Nuclear Engineer: “Mind-blowing… truly outrageous” — Many massive pools of contaminated water are spread around Fukushima plant
 November 12th, 2012 
Title: Japanese tread radioactive water, attempt damage control
Source: The Guilfordian
Author: Haejin Song
Date: Nov. 12, 2012

[…] “Water works well for this system since it has a very high capacity … and can be treated if it is contaminated,” said Angie Moore, associate professor of geology. “However, when there is a reactor accident like at the Fukushima, the systems that prevent nuclear contamination of the cooling water have failed and there is direct contact between the water and the radioactive material.”

Masashi Goto (Credit: Shunji Iwai)

“There are pools of some 10,000 or 20,000 tons of contaminated water in each plant, and there are many of these,” said nuclear engineer Masasahi Goto to news source Al Jazeera.

“To bring all these to one place would mean you would have to treat hundreds of thousands of tons of contaminated water which is mind-blowing in itself,” continued Goto. “It’s an outrageous amount, truly outrageous.” […]

Watch Goto’s presentation at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan here

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Nuclear waste dump near Great Lakes – a threat to 40 million people’s drinking water

“If this has to exist, it would make more sense away from the Great Lakes” where 40 million people get their drinking water”

Flood of concern over nuclear dump 3, By Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer, November 14, 2012 Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is asking his fellow Great Lakes mayors to join him in raising concerns about plans to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron. Continue reading

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As massive sea wall slowly erected, no sign of restart at Japan’s biggest nuclear plant

Four years before Fukushima, the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant was damaged by an earthquake, triggering a fire and radiation leaks

Japan’s Tepco sees no quick re-start for biggest nuclear plant Planet Ark,  14-Nov-12  Risa Maeda and Aaron Sheldrick Tokyo Electric Power Co sees no imminent resumption of operations at the world’s biggest nuclear plant, shut down after last year’s Fukushima disaster, further raising its costs as it spends more on fossil fuels to generate electricity.

A wall to protect the 8,212-megawatt Kashiwazaki-Kariwa station’s seven reactors against tsunamis will not be finished until June next year, said Shiro Arai, deputy site manager.

“It is too premature to talk about when reactor restarts will happen,” Continue reading

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USA’s nuclear weapons facilities are far from secure

Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex HUFFINGTON POST, 11/14/2012  By Peter Stockton Back in July, an 82-year-old nun and two fellow peace activists breached the security    at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee. The red-faced federal officials who subsequently promised thorough oversight proclaimed they had “no tolerance ” for that kind of negligence.

Since then, it’s only gotten worse for the Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration — the semi autonomous agency in charge of securing nuclear materials at our national laboratories and weapons production facilities. Continue reading

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Mongolia could meet all its energy need through renewable sources

Mongolia to Increase Renewable Energy Development, Xinhua Says By Ehren Goossens – Nov 12,  Mongolia plans to increase the amount of energy produced from renewable sources, the country’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj said Monday, according to China ’s official Xinhua News Agency.

The country expects to produce 20 percent to 25 percent of its electricity from wind, solar and other renewable resources by 2020, Elbegdorj said at the Northeast Asia Renewable Energy Resources Cooperation Forum. He didn’t say how much renewable energy is produced now.

Mongolia has the potential to meet its entire domestic energy demand with renewable power, Elbegdorj said.

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Concerns over transport of nuclear wastes through Northern Ontario

the project hasn’t been discussed enough in communities that might be close to the transportation corridors used to move the waste.

Nuclear waste disposal up for debate in northern Ontario MP hosting meetings across region to shed more light on plans to store nuclear waste in north CBC News   Nov 12, 2012   A northern Ontario MP is holding a series of town hall meetings about the possible transportation and disposal of nuclear waste in northern
Ontario to make sure everybody knows what the project entails. Continue reading

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Legal action against approval of Wyoming uranium mine

Group sues over planned Wyo. uranium mine, Wyoming Business Report By MJ Clark November 12, 2012 — CHEYENNE — The Biodiversity Conservation Alliance filed suit in federal court in Cheyenne last week to contest federal approval of a uranium mine in southwest Wyoming…. Continue reading

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South Korea’s nuclear export industry at risk, as nuclear scandal widens

South Korea has its own nuclear challenge, Kearney Hub, 12 Nov 12 “….The Republic of Korea’s government has shut down several nuclear reactors after the discovery that safety certificates had been forged for some parts …. ,

public anxiety and criticism has spread rapidly — understandable after the Fukushima nuclear accident when the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake struck Japan. Moreover, South Korea has given high priority to developing a global nuclear export industry.
Several years ago, Korean firms won a $20 billion contract to build four nuclear reactors in the United Arab Emirates. South Korea plans to build 80 nuclear power reactors worldwide, worth an estimated $400 billion, by 2030. This would place the country on a
par with Russia and just behind France — the world leader in nuclear power export. U.S. government officials describe nuclear power as a foreign-trade high priority, along with automobiles, semiconductors and shipbuilding.

The unfolding Korean nuclear scandal doubtless will have regional and global impact. Today, any major production disruption in principal industries has immediate ripple effects. ….
South Korea’s problem occurs at a bad time. Last May, a Beijing summit brought together government officials from China, Japan and Korea to negotiate a new free-trade agreement and sign an initial accord on Promotion, Facilitation and Protection of Investment. …

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