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Tomioka town, Fukushima Prefecture in the November 27, 2015, Morita Takeshi shooting from headquarters helicopter5

 

I must admit that I have a bit of a hard time to follow the mathematics of the Japanese government and of the Japanese media when it comes about the Fukushima accumulated waste and its disposal.
In November 9, 2014 in its article the french Figaro was speaking of 43 millions cubic meters (metric tons) for the prefecture of Fukushima only.
http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/2014/11/09/01008-20141109ARTFIG00177-fukushima-le-japon-a-choisi-d-incinerer-des-tonnes-de-dechets-radioactifs.php
That number of 43 millions tons was confirmed on January 5, 2015 by the Japan Times in its article :
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.japantimes.co.jp%2Fnews%2F2015%2F01%2F05%2Fnational%2Fpermanent-radioactive-waste-disposal-facing-significant-hurdles%2F%23.VMISDC4bLD1&h=qAQGs4WIp

 

Now one year later, this December 10, 2015 the Mainichi is now giving us a 9 millions tons number :
http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20151210/p2a/00m/0na/020000c

 

We know that there are a dozen of incinerators which were constructed in the year-end of 2014 in various towns of Fukushima prefecture, and which started operations in 2015.
We know that one of the main ones, the Tomioka incinerator, which started operations on March 19, 2015 has an incineration capacity of 500 tons per day.

Therefore if we assume that those 12 incinérators would have all similar incineration capacity:

12 incinérators x by 500 tons a day = 6000 tons a day
6000 tons a day x by 365 days in a year = 2,190 000 tons in a year,

Which means a little over 2 million tons could have been incinerated within this one year 2015 by that dozen of incinerators.

Now they are telling us that it remains only 9 millions tons of waste in Fukushima prefecture….
43 millions – 2, – 9, = 32 millions

 

Please can someone explain to me where those 32 million metric tons went ???
Yes, I know my maths are not up to Einstein level, but still I am smelling something fishy here…

 

One more thing, whatever the number of tons which have been incinerated in Fukushima prefecture by that dozen of incinerators during the year 2015, a radioactive dust remains radioactive even after incineration, incineration cannot assure that radioactive nanoparticles will not become redistributed into the environment, nearby or far away depending on the goodwill of the winds, incineration is therefore not a viable solution.

This incineration is the equivalent to a slow global murder, just helping to redistribute freely and widely those radioactive nanoparticles anywhere within the Northern Atmosphere, why does the international community not oppose Japan’s  radioactive debris incineration? Why Japan neighboring countries do not oppose it? Especially Canada and the US which are receiving a good share of it carried by the Jet Stream to their shores and further than their shores to the inner lands, why do not they oppose it?

 

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Tomioka incinerator

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December 22, 2015 Posted by | Fukushima 2015 | | 3 Comments

Rudolph the Red Nosed Radiation Bioindicator: Radioactive Cesium, Radioactive Carbon, Radioactive Water and More Lethal “Gifts” Left by the Nuclear Industry

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USDA Deer
US Park Services
Rudolph bioindicator Marianne Birkby
SRS radioactive hunt deer
Savannah River Nuclear Site Deer Hunt and on site Cesium testing.
SRS cesium testing deer
(Images: USDA, USPS, SRS, drawing by Marianne Birkby)
Why settle for regular CO2 when you can have radioactive CO2 from nuclear power stations and waste? Carbon 14 is emitted by nuclear reactors on a routine basis. It appears to be emitted as radioactive CO2, but could also react with oxygen to form CO2. Carbon is the foundation of life itself, as is water. Tritium is radioactive hydrogen which becomes radioactive water. Carbon and water, the very foundations of life, become radioactive due to the nuclear industry. Cesium is a potassium mimic and potassium is required for nerve transmission. These are all gifts in the German sense of poison. And polonium has been called the perfect poison.

Whereas, Sellafield Nuclear site, in the UK, apparently paid someone to kill deer stuck in the Sellafield fence, the Savannah River Nuclear site…

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December 22, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Record Hot Arctic: NOAA’s 2015 Report Card Shows Signs of Failing Climates

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Overall warming of the Arctic is at a much more rapid pace than the rest of the world. This accelerated pace of warming is due, in large part, to loss of snow and sea ice reflectivity during the Spring and Summer months. As a result, more heat is absorbed into dark land and ocean surfaces — a heat that is retained throughout the Arctic over longer and longer periods. And, though NOAA doesn’t report it in the above video, overall higher concentrations of greenhouse gasses like methane and CO2 in or near the Arctic region also contribute to a higher rate of warming (see NOAA’s ESRL figures). In a world that is now rapidly proceeding beyond the 400 ppm CO2 and 485 ppm CO2e threshold, this is exactly the kind of Northern Hemisphere polar amplification we would expect to see.

From: robertscribbler.com

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December 22, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

December 21 Energy News

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Opinion:

Boom Times Ahead For US Clean Power, Thanks To Oil Lobby • The Intertubes have been buzzing with news of the new US federal budget deal, which basically gave away the store to the clean power industry by including a 5-year extension of key tax credits for wind and solar power. [CleanTechnica]

Photo via US Department of Energy. Photo via US Department of Energy.

UK’s Poor 2015 Made Worse By Paris Agreement Expectations The UK had a big year in 2014 with lots of records set, but after six months of baffling policy decisions and a lackluster attendance in Paris, the UK has a long way to go if it is to accomplish its role in tackling climate change. [CleanTechnica]

Science and Technology:

¶ A new solid-state sodium battery development project being researched at Iowa State University was awarded $3 million in new funding via ARPA-E’s 2015 OPEN…

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December 22, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment