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A future for TEPCO?

Purgatory?

Video removed – alternative

Published on 21 Jun 2012

A interpretation on film of the stage play by Samuel Beckett.
Three urns stand on the stage. From each, a head protrudes — a man and two women. The film tells the story of a love triangle. Each head held fast in its urn is provoked into speech by an inquisitorial camera.

Play – Written in English December 1962.
Film director: Anthony Minghella
Cast: Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Juliet Stepherson

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Questionaire Survey results

http://fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/when-tepco-power-company-and-japanese.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+FukushimaEmergencyWhatCanWeDo+%28Fukushima+Emergency+what+can+we+do?%29&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail

When TEPCO (power company) and the Japanese Government installed safe gaurds did you feel they were satisfactory?

  • Answered: 24
  • Skipped: 0
Yes
4.17%
1
No
91.67%
22
Unsure
4.17%
1
Total 24

Q2

When the situation elevated, did you believe their were multiple melt downs?

  • Answered: 24
  • Skipped: 0
Answer Choices
Responses
Yes
95.83%
23
No
4.17%
1
Unsure
0%
0
Total 24

March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

India -Scientist: Physicians report increased cancers near nuclear site — Birth defects, still births, spontaneous abortions on the rise!

http://enenews.com/scientist-local-physicians-say-cancers-on-rise-near-nuclear-site-birth-defects-still-births-spontaneous-abortions-increasing

Published: March 24th, 2013 at 1:01 pm ET
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Title: Nuclear radiation impact being ignored?
Source: DNA
Author: Dilnaz Boga
Date: Mar 24, 2013

[…] the ‘Interim Report on Tarapur’ has found indicators which show radiation-related problem among employees of Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) and villages close to it. […]

Cancer, goitre, infertility, mental retardation common […]

Goitre cases have also been found in the surrounding villages, local physicians corroborated in the report. […]

Cases of mental retardation, including Down’s Syndrome, autoimmune arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, were found in villagers along with high instances of cataract and myopia at a young age. […]

Full report here

Dr V Pugazhenthi from Tamil Nadu, renowned for studies on the health impact of radiation around the Kalpakkam nuclear site

  • “I found 100 cases of cancer in 2010 among TAPS employees. Local physicians said that incidents of cancer have been on the rise in the area in the last few years, particularly hepatoma, ovarian cancer, bone cancer, breast cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But there has been no intervention for the victims.”
  • “A casual walk through the villages helped me identify 15-20 Goitre cases. TAPS doctors had carried a survey on thyroid problems by the medical superintendent denied it.”
  • “Spontaneous abortions, still births, hormonal imbalances in women in the form of excessive bleeding, decreased birth weight and birth defects on the rise.”

RK Gupta, who worked for Bhabha Atomic Research Centre for over 30 years in the fuel reprocessing division in the plutonium plant

“Exposures are a regular affair. Workers have died of skin diseases and cancer. Despite this, international rules for workers are not fully implemented. There is a silence about this as people compromise because of their economic condition. Even contaminated tools that are stolen and scarp metal slow poison people. Just like people get poisoned from fish exposed to radiation very far from the site.”

See also: German Gov’t Study: Children living near nuclear plants have double leukemia rates, high incidence of solid cancers — Reactors cannot prevent radiation from escaping (VIDEO)

 

India a market for nuclear power suppliers… if the price is right

New Delhi (UPI) Mar 19, 2013

“I want to argue with them why i should pay the bribe to you but i couldn’t dare to argue with police because i was single and there were 4 other policemen staring at me.” The myth of an official’s capability to deny or delay services rules the roost in government offices. .. http://www.ipaidabribe.com/

….Sazawal said the United States could play a major role in the development of nuclear power in India….

…But Geoffrey Pyatt, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs, speaking at a nuclear expert controls seminar last November, said India’s nuclear liability law “is not in line with the international nuclear liability principles reflected in the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage.”…..

https://nuclear-news.net/2013/03/20/india-a-market-for-nuclear-power-suppliers-if-the-price-is-right/

March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Report: Females age 18 and over wanted for work at destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant — “A job even women can do… it will last a very long time”

http://enenews.com/report-women-ages-18-and-up-wanted-for-work-at-destroyed-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-plant-a-job-even-women-can-do-it-will-last-a-very-long-time
Published: March 24th, 2013 at 10:50 am ET
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Title: A “Long-lasting” Job at 1F: Women 18-62 Wanted
Source: Fukushima Voice
Date: March 23, 2013

Excerpts from ad translation

A job opening at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: women accepted! […]

You can make money! We will let you make money! It’s a job even women can do.

This job will last a very long time. […]

Job location is Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP (1F) with low dose radiation (10-20 μSv)/day.

Job description is clean-up activity. […]

Age limit: under consideration, but will most likely be between age 18 and 62.

Full report here

See also: Girls are almost twice as vulnerable to the impact of radiation as same-aged boys

第一原発 女性就労可能です!
オーセンテック – 福島県 双葉郡 大熊町
5月スタートのお仕事です
稼げます! 稼がせます! 女性も就労可能な作業です
長く続くお仕事です 体力、気力がある方急募です
第一原発 (通称1F) 低線量(10 ~ 20マイクロシーベルト)/日
作業内容 片付け等の業務です
防護服着用 マスク着用
宿 いわき市 現在調整中
日給16000円 /8h作業 危険手当は付きません
実作業時間 約4時間 (夏季はまだ短時間です)
支払い 末〆翌月末 御指定銀行に振込致します
車での赴任可能 広野町で自己管理して頂きます 広野町からマイクロバスにて移動です
食事 無 現在 交渉中
作業期間は 5 ~ 10年 もしくは廃炉までとなります
その他 除染作業も有ります 単価はほぼ変わりません
案件多数有ります
応募方法
氏名 年齢 連絡先 住所 を記載の上 メールにて応募して下さい
募集枠 100名
メール確認後 此方から採用の連絡を致します
応募資格 暴力団 過去に反社会組織に属していない 書類選考時 関係各所のチェック有り
刺青 指の欠損 などもNG 保険書を保持されている方のみです
年齢制限 現在 調整中 18 ~ 62才 までの予定
募集人員100名
ご応募お待ちしております

A “Long-lasting” Job at 1F: Women 18-62 Wanted

A job opening at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant:  women accepted!
By company “Authentic” in Okuma-cho, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
Job starts in May.
You can make money!  We will let you make money!  It’s a job even women can do.
This job will last a very long time.
Urgently looking for someone with physical and mental strength.
Job location is Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP (1F) with low dose radiation (10-20 μSv)/day.
Job description is clean-up activity.
Protective suits and masks to be worn.
Lodging in Iwaki-city being arranged.
Daily wage 16,000 yen (about $150) for an 8-hour day, no extra pay for danger
Actual work hours per day = about 4 hours (short hours in summer)
Wage payment will be deposited into your bank account by the end of the following month.
Car commuting is allowed, staying in Hirono-cho on your own and taking a bus from there.
No meals provided, but under negotiation now.
Job period is 5 to 10 years, or until the reactors are decommissioned.
Other decontamination jobs also available for the same wage.
Many other jobs available.
How to apply for the job:
Please e-mail your name, age, and your contact address.
Limit 100 applicants
After checking your e-mail, we will notify you as to if you are hired.
Eligibility: No membership in yakuza or anti-social organization.  We will check into this when reviewing your application.  No tattoo or missing finger.  Your own health insurance required.
Age limit: under consideration, but will most likely be between age 18 and 62.
Applicant limit: 100
We look forward to receiving your application.
Original information, as copied below, can be found here:

http://jp.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=cdd3b79212a35070

March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Brussels pushes for decommissioning estimates from member states!

…..The report also noted that member states were not complying with EU Euratom Treaty demands that they must notify the Commission about decommissioning funding regimes….

 

21 March 2013

The European Commission wants European Union (EU) member states to release more detailed information about their decommissioning programs to help it monitor their compliance with a 2011 directive.

The Commission published a detailed report for the European Parliament and Council on 8 March, assessing member states’ performance regarding decommissioning of nuclear installations, used reactor fuel and radioactive waste. The Commission said information offered was “still not sufficiently detailed” and this was particularly important given a mandatory directive was now in force: “The national programs should provide a detailed cost estimate of all waste management steps up to disposal, including the associated activities, such as research and development.”

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March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Protest to allow protesting! – fine of over 10 million yen 経産省前テントひろばがあぶない!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Occupy Tokyo is in crisis – the Civil Court Ordered them evicted as well as giving them a property fine of over 10 million yen 経産省前テントひろばがあぶない!

 ↓「経産省前テントは民主主義の砦、日本と世界の脱原発の意見交流の場、みんなの力で護ろう」とテントひろば共同代表の淵上太郎さん。写真は同じく共同代表の正清太一さん

 3.22経産省前テントひろば抗議行動~日本と世界の脱原発運動の交差点、経産省前テントひろばがあぶない
3月14日、東京地裁から「占有移転禁止仮処分命令」がテントひろば共同代表の淵上太郎さんらに送られてきた。テント撤去の強制執行に備えての法的措置だ。3月22日金曜日、夕方5時から経産省前テントひろばで抗議と報告集会が開かれた。
http://www.labornetjp.org/news/2013/0322shinya 
↓「勝利を信じて 立ち向かおう 大きな壁が崩れる」We Shall Overcomeを歌う中川五郎さん

 The Occupy Tokyo set up their tent in front of the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) in September, 2011.  It is 561 days today!   
This occupy tent has been used as a base of expressing the voice of the nations. (More than 80% of the nations don’t want Nuclear).
It is an important meeting place for fellow citizens.  There has been regular outdoor broadcastings to Japan and the globe: announcing various anti-nuclear events, inviting special guests, exchanging ideas & opinions, sharing feeling and meeting fellow citizens.
They have exhibited drawings by Fukushima children.  They have
done a hunger strike…etc.
↓300人が参加したテントひろば

The MITI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) want them out.  The civil court ordered them to pay over 10 million yen in the name of “property right”.

Do you think it’s fair?  

METI Wants Test City to Move On
jp/news/2013/03/16/national/meti-wants-tent-city-to-move-on/#.UU-Q8TdGyk9

One of the leaders of the tent movement, Taro Fuchigami, 70, said his group would consult with lawyers to deal with the government’s legal action, adding there is nothing illegal about the tents.

The group organized a protest against eviction on 22nd of March, 2013.   They are now  fighting for their right and for their country!

Official website: http://tentohiroba.tumblr.com/
You could see their activities in this site: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/30207469

Interview with Occupy Tokyo | Occupiers Face Evacuation by Japanese Government

This lovely gentleman “Kuma” speaks about the situation. 

Article by Mia (JANUK)  http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/occupy-tokyo-is-in-crisis-civil-court.html

 

March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Study shows radiation can be bad for a woman’s heart

…..”The radiation actually causes damage to the heart vessels,” said cardio-oncologist Dr. Catharine Malmsten of Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

A recently published report in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at women who got radiation treatment in the 1990s and the effects on their heart now.

“What they found is that if you had radiation exposure to the breast, you were more likely to develop heart disease,” Malmsten said,…

….”We know there’s going to be rays and fractions and radiation is going inside the body. We do know there’s a small percentage that will come in contact with my heart,” Childs said…..

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE TSUNAMI

And for a child? ; Image source ; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/03/15/japan-tsunamis-how-nuclear-radiation-could-affect-fetuses.html

…….But even a relatively small amount of exposure to radiation could be dangerous. Although some researchers say babies who receive a small dose of radiation (equal to 500 chest x-rays or less) don’t have an increased risk for birth defects, a 2007 long-term study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that fetal exposure to ionizing radiation after Chernobyl impaired cognitive ability at levels previously considered safe……

MILWAUKEE —Breast cancer can be a heartbreaking diagnosis, but a new study says one treatment can be bad for a woman’s heart.

By Marianne Lyles

10:39 PM CDT Mar 21, 2013

WISN 12 News’ Marianne Lyles talked to a cancer survivor’s struggle with radiation and her concerns, like many women’s, for her health’s future.

Amberlea Childs now works for Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer.

A few years ago, at 36 years old, she was still a volunteer but found she needed Komen’s help.

“I had a lump that I had found, I detected myself,” Childs said.

It was a shock for Childs. She was newly engaged and in great shape as a spin instructor but also didn’t have insurance.

“I said, ‘I’m in a pickle, and I don’t have money, but I know I need a mammogram’ and through Komen support, they helped fund that mammogram and that was the mammogram that diagnosed me and saved my life,” Childs said.

She had Stage 3 cancer, and she fought it aggressively.

“I’ve received chemotherapy, Herceptin, which is a hormonal therapy, Tamoxifen. I did a lumpectomy. I did a bilateral mastectomy, and after that, I was not given clear margins. I did six and a half weeks of radiation,” Childs said.

But that radiation, she’s learned, could cause more health problems.

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March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Fukushima: The Truth About Nuclear Fallout ; Jack Dresser interview with Kevin Blanch

MissingSky101

Published on 23 Mar 2013

The Truth;
AS the Nuclear fallout cover-up will kill millions not JUST in Japan but here in North America and all over mother earth
Jack Dresser interview with Kevin Blanch

Originally published by occupyeugenemedia·
source video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRvx9Q…

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March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

U.S., Ukraine Step Up Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Materials for Depleted uranium shells? USA running a bit short?

Image source ; “…The Ukraine is one of our biggest disappointments..” Dec. 7, 2012,

“…According to Wendy Sherman, the U.S. authorities are going to discuss with Ukraine reforms necessary for European integration. U.S. Under Secretary of State Sherman also noted that most Ukrainians want to join the EU…”   (?????????? hahaha!  two words .. The Euro 😦  )

SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

The United States will assist Ukraine on the issues of nuclear security and help completely remove the remains of highly enriched uranium (HEU). Such statement was made during the meeting between President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman. In addition to nuclear security the parties also discussed Ukraine’s intentions to join the European Union.

“We are ready to fruitfully cooperate in nuclear security and non-proliferation of nuclear materials,” said Ukrainian president noting that such cooperation demonstrates reliable Ukrainian-American partnership. In addition, Viktor Yanukovych noted that Ukraine had been working on introducing new technology that would replace HEU with the low enriched uranium.

The removal of dangerous HEU has been going on at different sites including the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, where the U.S. promised to build a new Neutron Source Facility which operates on much safer low-enriched uranium.

Notably, Ukraine has been disposing of solid propellant for the intercontinental ballistic missiles SS-24 in Pavlohrad, Dnipropetrovsk region. According to President Yanukovych, soon Ukraine will launch the shop where missile casings may also be recycled.

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March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New! 24 March 2013- Cesium-134 and 137 activities in the central North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident

 

J. Kameník –  H. Dulaiova – K.O. Buesseler – S. M. Pike – K.Šťastná
Conclusions

The data presented in this study provide some constrains on the south-eastern extent of radionuclides released from F1-NPP, and can be used for verification of 137Cs dispersion models in the North Pacific Ocean.
A visual comparison with published model simulation results indicates that our easternmost detection of 134 Cs from June 2012 (latitude 162◦W) is slightly north (Behrens et al., 2012) and east (Nakano and Povinec,2012) from the predicted areas.
The time series measurements at Station Aloha and in Honolulu confirm model predictions by Behrens et al. (2012) that the radiation plume would not reach the main Hawaiian Islands at least until two years from their release from F1-NPP.
The major conclusions that we can draw from this study are:
(1) atmospheric fallout did not leave a significant radiocesium footprint in the surface ocean at the investi-gated regions of Hawaii and Guam.
(2) The easternmost extent of the radiation plume between Japan and Hawaii was at 180◦E and 174◦W in June 2011 and 2012, respectively.
The Kuroshio and Kuroshio extension currents were effective boundaries against 15 the southward spreading of radiation so the plume has not been detected over the past 1.5yr at the main Hawaiian Islands. The easternmost detection of 134 Cs within the North Pacific in June 2012 was north of the Hawaiian Islands at longitude 162◦W and latitude 40◦N.
Acknowledgements.
This study would not have been possible without help from S. Curless 20 and the Hawaii Ocean Time-series program at UH, E. Matson (U of Guam), Sea Education Association, S. Fujieda (Kagoshima U), K. Olson (NELHA), Pangaea Explorations, 5 GyresInstitute and Algalita Expedition and the crews of the R/V Kaimikai-o-Kanaloa, R/V Kilo Moana,Kagoshima Maru, Ehime Maru, SSV Robert C. Seamans, SV Sea Dragon, and R. Reevesand all the volunteer sailors recruited by J. Callahan. N. Maximenko and J. Hafner (IPRC UH) were instrumental in contacting researchers and sailors and organizing samplings.
They also provided continued advice on physical oceanography and dispersion patterns and helped with creation of figures for this manuscript. We also acknowledge G. Ravizza and D. Vonderhaar for their help with the stable cesium analysis at their ICP-MS facility at UH. This material is based upon work supported by NSF under grant No. RAPID OCE-1137412, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through Grant GBMF3007 to Ken Buesseler and the School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology, UH. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies

http://www.scribd.com/doc/132046788/Cesium-134-and-137-activities-in-the-central-North-Pacific-Ocean-after-the-Fukushima-Dai-ichi-nuclear-power-plant

March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Rossi on the Third Party Tests – LENR update, Slow but sure?

Click on the link for some most interesting comments

http://www.e-catworld.com/2013/03/rossi-on-the-third-party-tests/

March 23, 2013

By

No, the test results have not been released, but there are some people (including myself) who have been peppering Andrea Rossi with questions about the tests that are supposed to wind up within a few days. He has been opening up a bit about what is going on; it seems that if you ask the right questions, he is happy to provide information (within limits). Here are some of the Q & As that have been published on the Journal of Nuclear Physics in recent days.

Q. Is the Third party test finishing this week? or they still need more time for more thoroughly study.

A. I do not know. They are working by themselves. The tests were scheduled to finish this week, though.

Q. You say that the conclusions of this Third party would have no impact on the continuation of your project.
But if the conclusions of the Third party are negative, how would you market a product which a Third party says about it that it doesn’t work ?

A. Yes, your comment is intelligent. This is the reason why I am very worried, because the pact we made with the Third Indipendent Party is that they will pay all their expenses and will publish the results, whatever the result. They didn’t even want we to pick up them at the airport.
In any case, we are close to the conclusion. I do not know what will be the result, I am not participating personally to the tests and obviously I do not participate to the briefings of the professors that are working on this issue. But my Cats are good, I’m sure they are working well. In any case, should the results be negative, under a commercial point of view what will count will be only the tests made by our Customers on the plants they bought.

Q. What restrictions, if any, are the scientists under regarding what they can do with the devices they are testing?
A. The sole restriction is that they cannot open the reactor and get information about what happens inside.

Q. Will they test in self sustain mode?
A. Yes.

Q. Can they push the E-Cat to its limits?
A. No, for safety reasons. They are measuring the efficiency of a Hot Cat working in a normal way, as it will do when working for a Customer

Q. Do the testers have to publish their results within a specified time frame (if yes, what is the deadline)?
A. No. They will publish where they want, when they want, but surely will publish.

Q. Is the contract with the testers covered by an NDA?
A. There are no contracts, we do not pay them, they do not pay us, the pact is that they are free to publish the results, whatever the results are, just for scientific purpose. They want to know, beyond any reasonable doubt, if there is an effect that is not of chemical origin and if the energy at the input is less than the energy produced. This is their scientific goal and this is the reason they are making this test. About why I accepted this torture, do not ask me, because I don’t know: many times I make things against my will, as if somebody drives me like a resistance drives an E-Cat.

Q. Do you have a representative or assistant present at the tests to help the scientists?
A. We have put at their disposal an assistant in case of necessity. The assistant does not participate to the data collection and to the discussions and cannot share with them papers and information. I do not participate at all and do not assist either.

The whole process seems to be somewhat informal, but guided by a gentlemen’s agreement which I hope will result in a thorough and candid report of the proceedings when all this comes to a conclusion. It seems like we are not the only ones being tortured by this whole affair!

March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Fukushima cleanup contractors told workers to lie about pay in ‘surprise’ inspections

…..A worker recorded the words of an official of one subcontractor after he summoned about 30 workers just before the inspection began. The official offered specific advice on how the workers should misinform the inspectors.

“You workers will likely be interviewed on an individual basis,” the official was recorded as saying. “I’d be pleased if you told (the inspectors) the full amount, not the actual amount you are receiving. Your take-home pay does not include fees for room and board. The correct answer is 15,700 yen, which is the minimum wage plus the allowances.”…..

…..The document mentioned “eight lunch boxes,” an apparent reference to the eight inspectors expected………

An official of one of the subcontractors  source : http://www.123inspiration.com/playtex-yakuza-baby-punk-girl-and-tattoo-boy/

March 23, 2013

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201303230057

Contractors were tipped off about “surprise” inspections of decontamination work around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, giving them time to order workers to lie about hazard pay they weren’t receiving, The Asahi Shimbun learned.

One company official warned that failure to mislead the inspectors could cause every worker to lose financially.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has inspected about 110 companies and confirmed that 11 withheld hazard pay from their workers. The ministry’s inquiries came after The Asahi Shimbun reported on Nov. 5 that contractors in the radioactive cleanup work were apparently pocketing the taxpayer-funded daily hazard allowance of up to 10,000 yen ($106).

The number of confirmed nonpayment cases could increase.

The labor ministry plans to question contractors and other parties connected to the suspected cover-ups, which may constitute a violation of the Labor Standards Law or “coercion” as defined in the Penal Code.

The ministry also plans to review the inspection methods to prevent further information leaks.

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March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Japan – Criticism arises over nuclear agency’s fees to view documents

….Yukiko Miki, head director of an NPO that seeks information transparency, said, “The NRA secretariat’s actions and its stated policy do not match. They should quickly secure the budget and administrative means to publically release the documents.”…..

Image source ; http://whatjapanthinks.com/tag/censorship/

March 24, 2013(Mainichi Japan)

Click here for the original Japanese story

Criticism has arisen over a decision by the secretariat to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to charge a fee to view nuclear power-related documents that were previously free, in a move that goes against the agency’s policy of information transparency.

The change occurred in September last year when the agency was created and inherited the documents — around 40,000 binders of files such as application forms for the construction and operation of nuclear plants and safety evaluation forms — from a nuclear power resource center that it replaced. The center had made the documents available for browsing by the public, but under the NRA secretariat they are now kept in storage and have to be specifically requested to be seen.

According to the NRA secretariat’s general affairs department, the Tokyo building the agency resides in lacks the facilities to accept visitors wanting to see the documents, and in order to allow them to be read, it followed procedures under the Freedom of Information Act that designated the resources as “administrative documents,” which cost money to view. Those wanting to view the documents have to write their name and address on a request form and pay a 300-yen fee. In addition to users having to specify the documents they want, it can take up to 30 days until they are able to see them.

At the time of its founding, the agency decided on a policy of transparency, saying it would “voluntarily release information without waiting for requests from citizens.”

An official of the agency’s general affairs department said, “The charging of fees was due to the absence of facilities for visitors and was unavoidable, but we apologize. We would like to quickly set up the necessary facilities, but there is no prospect for it.”

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March 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

UK – Nuclear submarines will be dismantled in Plymouth and Rosyth

http://www.olivercolvile.org/  let him know what you think.

….Oliver Colvile, the MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, said: “I would have some concerns if it was going to be stored in Plymouth. The best place to go would be Sellafield.”……

And this

…..But she said the dismantling process was “really quite tidy and clean“…..

The same woman who thinks “they” should eat cake? not her friends the scientists (pictured above) just the “poor” imo.

MPs and staff showed off their baking skills with an assortment of cakes….

http://www.alisonseabeck.org.uk/cake-cake-and-more-cake and let her know what you think.

DIG: Plymouth nuclear Dump Information Group
http://www.plymouth.unisonplus.net/dig/dig.htm

H/t Mia from http://fukushimaappeal.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Plymouth Herald

By KEITH ROSSITER Political Reporter

THE Ministry of Defence has confirmed that old nuclear submarines will be cut up in Devonport.

But fears that Plymouth could become the UK’s nuclear graveyard have been eased.

Defence Minister Philip Dunne said yesterday that submarine dismantling would be put to the test in Rosyth in Scotland. If the process works, the remainder of the UK’s retired nuclear fleet will be cut up in both Plymouth and Rosyth.

But he announced a further consultation on where intermediate-level nuclear waste would be stored, widening the choice to include commercial and other defence sites.

The consultation will start next year, and the Rosyth pilot will not go ahead until a storage site has been identified.

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The nuclear subway of doom and other doom related articles

Sunday, 24 March 2013

RIA-Novosti Interactive Video: A Day in the Life of a Submarine Crew

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The nuclear-powered strategic ballistic missile submarine K117 Bryansk (Project 667BDRM Delfin) is an important part of the Russian nuclear deterrent. Click here for a short video in English. By pushing the blue buttons on the player, you can watch a damage-control drill and an intercontinental ballistic missile launch.

22 March 2013

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The world’s biggest submarine

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Not particularly new news but a very interesting set of pictures taken from an interesting site.

This is submarine “Typhoon” as it was called in NATO documents or “Shark” as it was called in Russia. It is considered to be the biggest submarine in the world, with over than 170 meters (515 feet) long and 23 meter (70 feet) wide. It can carry 20 ballistic nuclear missiles and there were only six of those built. Only 3 left intact, but are staying now out of service with armament control blocks detached according to the agreement between USSR and USA signed by M. Gorbachev. Without those they are way too peaceful.

See more pictures at – English/Russia

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That’s No Train! Air Force Eyes Subway for Nuclear Missiles

The Air Force wants to upgrade its aging nuclear missiles and the hundreds of underground silos that hold them. One idea it’s exploring: the construction of a sprawling network of underground subway tunnels to shuttle the missiles around like a mobile doomsday train. As one does.

As first reported by Inside Defense, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will award several study contracts next month worth up to $3 million each to research the idea. A broad agency announcement from the Air Force describes the hair-raising concept, intended to keep the weapons secure through 2075, as a system of tunnels where nuclear missiles are shuttled around on rails or some undefined “trackless” system.

The advantage of the world’s deadliest subway: During an atomic holocaust, mobile missiles are harder for an adversary to target than a static silo. Missiles could be positioned at launch holes placed at “regular intervals” along the length of the tunnels.

“The tunnel concept mode operates similar to a subway system but with only a single transporter/launcher and missile dedicated to a given tunnel,” stated the notice. “The tunnel is long enough to improve survivability but leaving enough room to permit adequate ‘rattle space’ in the event of an enemy attack.”

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