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Fukushima Leak: Dale Klein – ” The leak is coming from the trench” “additional barrier” best option to solve problem of leakage


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Dale K;ein interview

“Failed PR campaign”

“nuclear is the best option for Japan”

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Published on 9 Aug 2013

This week, the Japanese government announced that it believes stricken nuclear reactors at Fukushima are leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean every day. LinkAsia speaks with Dale Klein, former chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and current head of Tokyo Electric and Power Company’s Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, about the leak.

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PHOTO: A worker walks in front of water tanks at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture June 12, 2013. REUTERS/Noboru Hashimoto

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Fukushima TEPCO:Underground Wall Not Effective Against Leaks

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Published on 10 Aug 2013

TEPCO starts pumping to prevent water leak
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun pumping up radioactive groundwater there to keep it from flowing into the sea.
Tokyo Electric Power Company dug a small well near an embankment facing the sea and began the pumping at about 2 PM on Friday.
The pumped-up water is moved to an underground trench and then stored in tanks in the plant’s compound.
The utility has hardened soil near the embankment since last month to prevent tainted groundwater from seeping into the sea.

TEPCO knew about water flow two years ago
A spokesperson for Tokyo Electric Power Company says the company has known for the past 2 years that a massive amount of groundwater was flowing beneath the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
Masayuki Ono said on Friday that TEPCO experts estimated hundreds of tons of the water could reach the ocean daily.
Ono said the estimate was based on rough records of groundwater that TEPCO workers had collected.
Until last month, TEPCO officials had denied the possibility that contaminated groundwater was leaking into the ocean.
Ono said he is unable to explain why it took two years to disclose this fact.
Aug. 10, 2013 – Updated 07:48 UTC

TEPCO:Underground wall not effective against leaks
The operator of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant has confirmed that an underground wall is unable to keep contaminated groundwater from seeping into the sea.
Officials of the Industry Ministry estimate that 300 tons of groundwater pass through the contaminated area before flowing into the Pacific Ocean every day.
Engineers with Tokyo Electric Power Company have hardened the soil along the coast to create a 100-meter-long underground wall.
They injected chemicals into the ground to a depth of 16 meters. But it is technically difficult to harden the soil up to 1.8 meters from the surface.
The workers recently dug a well just inside the wall to see how the level of underground water has risen due to the construction of the wall.
They found that the water level in the well was about 60 centimeters higher than the top of the wall.
The operator began pumping up contaminated groundwater on Friday, as a temporary measure to lower the water level.

Is Japan discharging contaminated water or can’t stop the leakage ?
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“Civil engineer warned in 2012 about the shortage of water storage and the potential land subsidence”…………………
Listen to the broadcast…………

Japan’s ex-PM unlikely to be indicted over Fukushima nuke crisis…

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Nagasaki mayor calls on youth to join anti nuclear movement

Nagasaki-bombedNagasaki mayor slams Abe’s nuclear policy on atom bomb anniversary¬†¬†10 Aug 13,¬†

VIDEO:¬†Nagasaki mayor slams Abe’s nuclear policy on atom bomb anniversary¬†(ABC News)

Nagasaki’s mayor has urged the Japanese government to take stronger action in opposing nuclear weapons, during a ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.

As tens of thousands of people gathered in Nagasaki for the anniversary, mayor Tomihisa Taue used the occasion to call for stronger anti-nuclear leadership from Tokyo.

Mr Taue says the recent failure to sign a statement rejecting the use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances was a betrayal.¬†“If we cannot accept the wording that usage of nuclear weapon will never be permitted, it means the Japanese government is showing that nuclear weapons can be used depending on the circumstance,” he said.

Mr Taue called on Japan’s younger generation to hear the voices of the World War II bomb survivors and remember its devastating effects.¬†The memorial was held at Nagasaki’s Peace Park, close to the spot where the US military dropped its bomb on August 9, 1945.

Seventy-four thousand of the city’s population of 240,000 were killed immediately or were dead within a year.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also spoke at the event, reminding the audience that the Japanese are the only people to have experienced a nuclear attack.¬†“We have the responsibility to bring about a world without nuclear weapons and it is our duty to continue to remind the world of the inhumanity (of nuclear weapons),” Mr Abe said.

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Syria now attacked with tactical nuclear weapons?

It is awfully ironic that an inhuman weapon such as nuclear weapons and chemical weapons could be used to promote human rights and freedom in the world. 

Nuclear Strike on Syria The Genie is Out of the Bottle   By Jon Snow, 7 Aug 13

Note ‚Äď This item was posted on the¬†Channel 4 (UK) website at this location¬†on August 05, 2013, and has since been removed. A copy can still be found at¬†Google Cache¬†‚Äď and has been recovered and archived below.¬†The fight against Assad‚Äôs brutal regime has taken an unexpected turn late Thursday afternoon when a large weapons cache belonging to the so-called national protection force in Homs city, an arm of Assad‚Äôs Shabeeha, was destroyed.
The explosion was reminiscent of the attack on Qasyoon mountain, a stronghold for the Syrian army and a location said to house missiles targeting Israel.

It was first reported that the missile fueling station had blown up which seemed like a reasonable proposition especially since an ammunition depot was targeted.

But the two explosions in Homs and Qasyoon share the same property: They are both above ground air bursts according to Greg Thielmann, an expert on arms control policy whom I spoke with on Saturday at great length. I was first alerted to the connection by slow twitter chatter right after the bombing in Homs.

¬† ¬†Needless to say I was shocked at what he told me next: ‚ÄúThe fact of the matter is, what we are seeing in both these cases is a tactical nuclear strike, probably by cruise missiles launched from aircrafts near the borders of Syria or right off the coast in the Mediterranean.‚ÄĚ Continue reading

August 10, 2013 Posted by | Syria, weapons and war | 9 Comments

Fukushima radiation leaks out of control

Nuclear Official: Growing alarm at Fukushima‚Äôs out of control radioactive leaks‚Ķ Emergency is accelerating due to ‚Äúfaster-than-expected swelling‚ÄĚ underground ‚ÄĒ TV: Tepco now paving over surface with asphalt (VIDEO)¬†


Has the Fukushima “China Syndrome” begun?

Associated Press,, Aug. 8, 2013: Shinji Kinjo, an official at the Nuclear Regulation Authority, said faster-than-expected swelling of the underground water following the installation of the chemical barriers accelerated the emergency
Bloomberg¬†Aug. 7, 2013 at 8:41p ET: The regulator has also indicated growing alarm about the water leaks. Radioactive water leaks are getting out of control and ‚Äúcreating a state of emergency,‚ÄĚ said Shinji Kinjo
NHK,¬†¬†Aug. 7, 2013: [Tepco’s] paving the ground surface with asphalt to keep out rainwater

NHK,¬†, Aug. 8, 2013: ¬†Industry, Economy and Trade Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told the panel of experts on Thursday to come up with concrete proposals by the end of September. […] ¬†Among the approaches he suggested was the possibility of releasing into the sea groundwater that is below the legal limits of contamination.
Watch NHK’s broadcast hereWatch NHK’s broadcast here

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UNSCEAR members protest against minimising health effects of Fukushima radiation

highly-recommendedShocked UNSCEAR members in Belgium protest ‚ÄúIt even goes back behind the lessons of Chernobyl and other studies.‚ÄĚ

 Original post: Marc Molitor
Les d√©l√©gu√©s belges indign√©s: ‚ÄúOn minimise les cons√©quences de Fukushima‚ÄĚ by Marc Molitor English translation by Alex Rosen, M.D., Vice-chairman, German IPPNW Shocked UNSCEAR members in Belgium protest
‚ÄúIt even goes back behind the lessons of Chernobyl and other studies.‚ÄĚ
Discussions continue in UNSCEAR, the organization of the United Nations responsible for assessing the consequences of nuclear disasters and radiation. The committee prepared¬†a report submitted for discussion amongst experts from different countries at a recent meeting in Vienna ‚Äď a report that has aroused the indignation of the Belgian delegation: ‚ÄúEverything seems to be written, its members say, to minimize the consequences of the Fukushima disaster. It even goes back behind the lessons of Chernobyl and other studies.‚ÄĚ
The Belgian delegation includes several experts in the study of nuclear energy. UNSCEAR must submit its report to the General Assembly of the United Nations next fall. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Strontium 90 at high levels in Fukushima’s uncontrolled water leak

water-radiationthe unfortunate thing about strontium especially is that it¬†bioaccumulates in algae, it bioaccumulates in fish. It targets the¬†bone, because it’s like calcium.

 the government is trying to shore up its decision to support restarting nuclear reactors by showing some kind of commitment to preventing this disaster from
getting too much worse………

     see-this.wayVIDEO: Fukushima Reinforces Worst Fears for Japanese Who Are  Anti-Nuclear Power

How are the Japanese people reacting to the news of the continuing¬†contamination leak and what does it mean for Japan’s energy policy?¬†Jeffrey Brown talks with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy
and Environmental Research and Kenji Kushida of Stanford University
about what the government may do to stop the flow.
“……..ARJUN MAKHIJANI, Institute for Energy and Environmental¬†Research: So there are a couple of different problems. One of the¬†problems is what they have found in the groundwater and what actually
is there.

So, so far, we have been concerned about an element called cesium, cesium 137 and 134, which is radioactive. But now they have found strontium-90, which is much more dangerous, at levels that are 30
times more than cesium. So to give you an idea of the level of¬†contamination, if somebody drank that water for a year, they would¬†almost certainly get cancer. So it’s very contaminated.

So that’s one problem. The other is the defenses to hold back this¬†water from the sea seem to be overcome. So now the contaminated¬†waters, 70,000, 80,000 gallons is flowing into the sea every day.
JEFFREY BROWN: And do we know how far out to sea this contaminated water is going and what happens to it when it goes into the sea? Continue reading

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A giant wall of ice – will it stop Fukushima radiation leak?

Fukushima-water-tanks-2013Can a giant ice wall stop Fukushima radiation from leaking into the sea?  Grist, By Lisa Hymas  Aug 9, 2013  “……..So now Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, which owns the plant, has a plan to build an underground wall of frozen earth to stop the radioactive water leakage. NPR explains:

[T]o understand, you need to know the geography of Fukushima. There are three melted down reactors, and they’re all right on the coast. To the west, you have mountains. To the east, you have ocean. And so what’s happening is groundwater flows downhill. It flows down through the ruins of the plant and then flows out to the sea. …
So now, TEPCO has proposed literally creating a wall of ice around the plant. And what they’re talking about is not a wall above ground, but freezing the ground around the plant to stop water from flowing in. …

So the basic idea is that they run piping into the ground and they put coolant in the piping and that freezes the earth around the pipes, and it all sort of gradually forms together into a wall. This is something that civil engineers see sometimes, but it’s not that common. And certainly, the way they’re talking about using it in Fukushima is unprecedented. This wall will be nearly a mile around according to TEPCO. It would require more than 2 million cubic feet of soil to be frozen. But if it worked, then it may be the only way to keep water from flowing into the plant and contaminated water from flowing out.

The New York Times¬†points out another challenge: ‚Äúthe wall will need to be consistently cooled using electricity at a plant vulnerable to power failures. The original disaster was brought on by an earthquake and tsunami that knocked out electricity.‚Ä̂Ķ..

[The wall is] expected to cost between $300 million and $400 million.

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Household solar power now so cheap – subsidies are not needed


solar PV systems are now so cheap they still make sense in countries with high power prices ‚Äď even those without much sun that are cutting subsidies, such as Germany.¬†

Renewables: A rising power. By Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent, 8 Aug 13
Plunging prices are finally making solar power competitive with conventional sources of energy “..
….Until now, the idea that unsubsidised solar power could make enough financial sense to be competitive with conventional electricity has been largely confined to the realms of environmental campaigners and renewable energy advocates.

However, as solar panels become more efficient and vastly cheaper, and household power bills keep rising, analysts at some of the world‚Äôs largest financial institutions say such a prospect is indeed possible ‚Äď and likely to cause profound disruption in the energy industry.

‚ÄúWe‚Äôre at a point now where demand starts to be driven by cold, hard economics rather than by subsidies and that is a game changer,‚ÄĚ says Jason Channell of¬†Citigroup. Continue reading

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Proposal for an island of nuclear waste off Fukushima coast

eyes-surprisedAsahi: Huge island made of ‚Äúcontaminated soil and rubble‚ÄĚ proposed off Fukushima coast ‚ÄĒ Place for disposal of radioactive debris ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúMeasures will be taken to prevent adverse impact on ocean‚Ä̬†
Title:¬†INTERVIEW: Former member of ‚Äėnuclear village‚Äô calls for local initiative to rebuild Fukushima
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: August 8, 2013

Yukiteru Naka, former General Electric engineer who spent 40 years at nuclear plants in Fukushima Prefecture
[…] In May, I presented a Futaba County Island Construction Plan to heads of municipal governments in Futaba county.
It calls for creating a huge island off the Fukushima No. 1 plant from contaminated soil and rubble and building facilities for decommissioning as well as for disposal of and research on debris.

(A high level of) radiation is not expected on the island because it will be covered with a large amount of soil. All possible measures will be taken to prevent an adverse impact on the ocean. […]
I came up with the proposal for the purpose of reconstructing all of Fukushima Prefecture. In return, I expect government assistance in building the man-made island and other projects. […]

Will companies set up in a place full of abandoned homes? Can agriculture be revived when there are no successors? The government‚Äôs approach is not realistic. […]
[The island could] change the image of Futaba county drastically and develop an area where young people want to gather.

The Futaba County Island Construction Plan should contribute to decommissioning the reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 plant and reconstructing local communities. I expect experts to study the feasibility of the project. […]¬†See also:¬†Like a Pyramid: Mountain of debris 20 meters tall in Miyagi — Hot white vapor rising up from trash — 100km north of Fukushima (PHOTO)

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Loss of trust in nuclear power, in North Asia

radiation-sign-sadIn North Asia, a growing crisis of confidence in nuclear power By Faith Hung and Antoni Slodkowski TAIPEI/TOKYO | Fri Aug 9, 2013  A nuclear power plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radioactive water for three years, the government has said, adding to a growing crisis of confidence in North Asia about nuclear safety.

Japan is struggling to contain radioactive water pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear plant that was wrecked by a 2011 tsunami. In South Korea, prosecutors are conducting a massive investigation into forged safety certificates and substandard parts at many of its reactors.

Nuclear power¬†has long been used as a reliable alternative to fossil fuels in natural resource-starved parts of Asia like¬†Japan, Taiwan and¬†South Korea, but the safety worries are forcing a rethink. A plan to build Taiwan’s fourth nuclear plant has been held up for years by street protests and a brawl in the legislature over safety issues. Most nuclear plants in Japan remain closed and nine of South Korea’s reactors have been shut down, six for maintenance and three to replace cables that were supplied using forged certificates.

Taiwan’s government watchdog, the Control¬†Yuan, has said The First Nuclear Power Plant, located at Shihmen in a remote northern coastal location but not far from densely populated Taipei, has been leaking toxic water from storage pools of two reactors…….

The use of nuclear power on resource-poor Taiwan has long been controversial, not least because the island is comparatively small and any major nuclear accident would likely affect its entire land area……..¬†In South Korea, six reactors are currently closed – three for maintenance or expiry of operational approval, and the other three to replace cables supplied with forged documents.

Prosecutors are conducting a massive investigation into flawed nuclear reactors, arresting dozens of officials and parts makers on bribery and forgery charges in relation to falsified safety certificates.

Those arrested include the former the CEO of the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power that runs all the country’s nuclear plants, who faces bribery charges…….¬†

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Big energy utilities move to stomp out home solar power

afraid of small energyRenewables: A rising power.¬† By Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent, 8 Aug 13………¬†‚ÄúPeople think solar PV is only possible with subsidies and that is totally wrong,‚ÄĚ says Karl Kuhlmann, the chief executive. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre happy that the industry is moving into an unsubsidised phase. It makes it simpler, better and totally independent from politicians.‚ÄĚ

This is not quite true. The impact of cheap Chinese solar panels on western solar-panel makers has stirred political tensions, with trade rows over the threat of punitive tariffs erupting in the US and Europe…….

The more immediate threat to the nascent unsubsidised solar industry may be closer to home.¬†In the US last month,¬†Arizona‚Äôs largest utility, APS,¬†asked regulators to look at imposing fees on people installing new rooftop solar systems to help pay for the cost of a grid they still use ‚Äúessentially for free‚ÄĚ.

‚ÄúAs the number of customers installing solar goes up, it drives rates even higher for non-solar customers, making the problem more difficult to solve,‚ÄĚ it said in a statement. Utilities in other US states want similar action, infuriating solar companies.

Another outcry has broken out in Spain, the EU’s third-largest solar market after Germany and Italy, where the government last month also produced a proposal to impose new charges on rooftop solar owners.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs really crazy,‚ÄĚ says Mr Jornet. ‚ÄúThey want me to pay for the electricity I take from my own solar panels. It‚Äôs amazing.‚ÄĚ…….

Regulators still have to decide if the utilities will get their way. What does seem certain, however, is that the surge in solar power is changing energy markets in ways we have only begun to understand……


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Nuclear Free Pacific – a call from Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC)

pray-radPacific Church Body Pushes For Nuclear-Free Region¬†Call comes as Japan reveals nuclear waste leaking into Pacific¬†WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, August 8, 2013) ‚Äď The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) says regional leaders must urgently revive calls for a nuclear-free Pacific.

The PCC call comes amid revelations by the Japanese government that radioactive waste from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean for two years.

The PCC’s general secretary, the Reverend Francois Pihaatae, says Pacific churches have for nearly four decades consistently called for a nuclear-free Pacific and they renew this call today.

He says Japan has a moral responsibility to keep the region informed of what is happening with the waste and what is being done to contain the seepage.

The Reverend Pihaatae, who is from French Polynesia, draws parallels with the French territory’s failure to properly deal with the impact of nuclear tests there.

“That issue has not been really been taken seriously by our local government, but the impacts and the damage that the nuclear waste will do upon our people in the Pacific, because it is leaking and it will be spreading all over our ocean.” ¬†Radio New Zealand International:¬†

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Chernobyl’s trees show radiation damage

text-radiationChernobyl’s legacy recorded in trees By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Exposure to radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl accident had a lasting negative legacy on the area’s trees, a study has suggested.

Researchers said the worst effects were recorded in the ‚Äúfirst few years‚ÄĚ but surviving trees were left vulnerable to environmental stress, such as drought.

They added that young trees appeared to be particularly affected.

Writing in the journal Trees, the team said it was the first study to look at the impact at a landscape scale.

‚ÄúOur field results were consistent with previous findings that were based on much smaller sample sizes,‚ÄĚ explained co-author Tim Mousseau from the University of South Carolina, US.

‚ÄúThey are also consistent with the many reports of genetic impacts to these trees,‚ÄĚ he told BBC News.

‚ÄúMany of the trees show highly abnormal growth forms reflecting the effects of mutations and cell death resulting from radiation exposure.‚Ä̂Ķ‚Ķ Prof Mousseau and his team hope to follow up this study by carrying out similar work in the Fukushima region in Japan, where logging also had considerable economic importance and pine trees were widely dispersed.¬†

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When the nuclear industry buys Florida politicians, they stay bought


Give a big “thanks” to former legislators Hasner, Constantine and all those others in Tallahassee who (knowingly or otherwise) signed off on one of Florida’s Big Loser Laws.¬†

Who gets credit for nuclear advance fee law, one of worst in state history? Tampa Bay Times,  Robert Trigaux, Times Business Columnist 9 Aug 13


“………. who is responsible for this evil 2006 law passed by the Florida Legislature? They’re talking about the measure that let big power companies charge customers years in advance for high-priced nuclear power plants that may or may not ever be built. That law authorized companies to keep the money charged in advance ‚ÄĒ even if the project is canceled.

Who sponsored and voted for such a measure that ranks among the worst Florida laws approved by a Legislature too familiar with corruption and the fine art of favoring hefty campaign contributors first, and citizens last?¬†Gary West of St. Petersburg speaks for many readers in his recent letter published in the¬†Tampa Bay Times: “Wouldn’t it only be an honest move to refund that money to those of us who have been hustled and this piece of rotten legislation repealed? Well, no. Not according to elected officials both past and present.

“You have to admire this trait in the average Florida politician,” West writes. “When they’re bought, they stay bought.”……. Continue reading

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