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The Fukushima Radionuclides Polluting the Pacific, Causing Extinction Events

R&D on Treatment and Disposal of Radioactive Waste resulting from Accident at Fukushima Daiichi NPS​

Here are isotopes of interest from the Fukushima Daiichi man made nuclear disaster.

This is what has polluted the Pacific, caused extinction events and will continue to, and the industry has nothing but profit for it all.

The following radionuclides are selected referring to the radionuclides for evaluation in the existing disposal system

γ-ray nuclide : 60Co, 94Nb, 137Cs, 152Eu, 154Eu

β-ray nuclide : 3H, 14C, 36Cl, 41Ca, 59Ni, 63Ni, 79Se, 90Sr, 99Tc, 129I, 241Pu

α-ray nuclide : 233, 234, 235, 236, 238U, 237Np, 238,239,240,242Pu, 241,242m,243Am, 244,245,246Cm
Sources:

http://irid.or.jp/_pdf/20150421_2.pdf

http://irid.or.jp/en/reports/

 Special thanks to Richard Wood

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Japan | , | 2 Comments

TEPCO to Resume Fukushima Daiichi Reactor One Protective Cover Removal on July 28

TEPCO will start dismantling the cover on July 28.


TOKYO (Sputnik) — Japanese utility company TEPCO will resume work to remove a protective cover from the stricken Fukushima reactor building in late July, a public Japanese broadcaster said.

A dome was installed over Reactor No.1 in 2011 to stop radioactive particles from escaping into the atmosphere after the facility suffered a meltdown when a tsunami caused by a powerful earthquake crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant.

According to the NHK broadcasting organization, the operator will begin dismantling the cover on July 28 if weather permits.

TEPCO began preparatory work to dismantle the protective cover over the Reactor 1 building in May. The preparations began with anti-dispersal agents poured through holes in the cover’s roof to prevent radioactive dust from escaping into the surrounding environment during the dismantling process.

Dismantling has been delayed several times due to technical failures.

Source: Sputnik News

http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150716/1024690598.html

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Japan | , | Leave a comment

Japan to buy more Philippine farm products if Manila resumes imports from Fukushima

MANILA – Remember that story we ran about a group of Filipino banana growers who were complaining about their shrinking share of the Japanese market despite a free-trade agreement between the two countries?

Well, here’s an interesting twist to the contentious implementation of the Philippine-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA), which both countries are reviewing.

According to the Department of Agriculture (DA), Tokyo is willing to relax import restrictions on Philippine bananas and other farm products if we agree to import products from Japan’s Fukushima prefecture.

To recall, Fukushima is home to the nuclear power plant that sustained damage after a powerful earthquake in 2011, raising fears of harmful radiation. Thereafter, the Philippines ceased importing farm products from Fukushima.

Agriculture Undersecretary Segfredo Serrano said Japanese negotiators have asked for the resumption of Philippine imports of Fukushima-grown dairy, rice and fresh vegetables.

“They want us to lower our food safety requirements based on the fact that Canada and other countries have already accepted their farm products. But I don’t see any reason why,” Serrano said.

Besides Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom lifted import restrictions on Fukushima products as early as January last year.

Serrano said the DA will insist that product samples from Fukushima undergo tests at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) to ensure they are radiation-free before the country resumes imports. Agricultural imports require the DA’s clearance.

“Even if Mars already accepted their produce, it still has to undergo study by our own experts. We have to be careful since it’s their own technical report, which may differ from our own study,” Serrano said.

“It’s not a matter of volume. Even if [the shipment] is just one gram, if it has a radioactive content, it will not pass the requirements under the Food Safety Act,” he said.

“It’s very political for them to show that they have already addressed the problem. It’s what they want to project. There’s pressure. But I don’t see any reason to give in to their demand,” Serrano added.

During the review of the PJEPA, the Philippines has been prodding Japan to bring down duties on farm products. The Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) recently complained that its members have been losing market share, as Tokyo forges free-trade agreements with other banana-supplying countries, the latest of which was Indonesia.

In turn, Japan has asked the Philippines to reduce the number of tariff lines to a “manageable” level.

“Our main interest is our traditional exports like sugar, coconut oil, tropical fruits, fishery and processed food,” Serrano said.

“We want them [Japan] to bring down to zero all their agricultural tariffs to reciprocate our own reduction of tariff,” he said, adding that the Philippines had unilaterally reduced import duties.

“If they want to make true in their commitment to help Philippine agriculture and rural development, put their money where their mouth is,” Serrano said.

Source: Interaksyon

http://www.interaksyon.com/business/114255/japan-to-buy-more-philippine-farm-products-if-manila-resumes-imports-from-fukushima

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Japan, Philippines | | Leave a comment