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Nuclear Plants Leaking Radiation in Japan, California, Russia and that’s just the one’s they tell you about.

Radiation, Arbitration, Interpretation; we ain’t getting no Satisfaction.  The rhyme doesn’t exactly jive, nor does the information about nuclear energy and the amount of radiation being released.

While Japan has stopped operating ALL 50 of it’s nuclear reactors, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a license for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Georgia’s Power Plant Vogtle.  The NRC voted 4-1 to allow Atlanta-based Southern Co to build and operate two new nuclear power reactors at its existing Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia. The units will cost Southern and partners about $14 billion and enter service as soon as 2016 and 2017.

Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement.

The approval of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle represents an enormous milestone in the effort to provide safe, reliable, and clean electricity to consumers. This important step allows full construction to begin on the first new reactors built in over 30 years and is the result of hard work by Southern Company and its partners, and the NRC. This first-ever approval of a reactor under this new licensing regime demonstrates the process works and goes a long way in reducing the risk for other new nuclear reactors to follow.

REGIME?  We have a freaking regime?

Are you kidding me?  Obama has trouble signing gas, oil, and coal licensing, but can sign up for nuclear energy?

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko cast the lone dissenting vote on plans to build and operate the two new nuclear power reactors, citing safety concerns stemming from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, and saying “I cannot support issuing this license as if Fukushima never happened”. There’s a vote of confidence for you, when even the chairman knows this is a bad idea.

Obama has promised $8 BILLION in loans.  The new plant will use AP1000 reactors built by Westinghouse Electric, a standardized design approved by the NRC in December that will be the foundation for several other proposed nuclear plants. Westinghouse is majority owned by Japanese multinational Toshiba Corp.

Imagine that, Toshiba isn’t building any reactors in Japan, so they can build them for America.  We suppose the only good news is that they are not using the jobs Czar from GE  and its Mark I design which exploded at Fukushima.  Nuclear power might create jobs but it can kill hundreds, if not millions of people when things go wrong, and wrong they sometimes do.  From ABC NEWS-

More than 1,300 tubes that carry radioactive water inside the San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California are so damaged that they will be taken out of service, the utility that runs the plant said Tuesday.

The figures released by Southern California Edison are the latest disclosure in a probe of equipment problems that have kept the coastal plant sidelined for more than three months.  A company statement said that as of Monday, 510 tubes had been plugged, or retired from use, in the Unit 2 reactor, and 807 tubes in its sister, Unit 3. Each of the generators has nearly 10,000 tubes, and the number retired is well within the limit allowed to continue operation.

Activists viewed the new figures as another alarming sign following a tube break in January, which prompted Edison to shut down the Unit 3 reactor as a precaution. Traces of radiation escaped at the time, but officials said there was no danger to workers or neighbors.

Traces of radiation?  How much is a trace of radiation?  We all know TEPCO was not, and probably still is not forthcoming on radiation, cesium, and Mox fuel in Japan.  What makes anyone think that the plants owners SCE, San Diego Gas & Electric and the city of Riverside will be?

There are about 7.4 million Californians live within 50 miles of San Onofre, which can power 1.4 million homes. So where are the radiation detectors?  What we the planners thinking when they know damn well that whole area is earthquake prone.  Samething in Japan.  The earth quakes! The San Andreas fault, San Jacinto Fault, and Elsinore are nearby. The Rose Canyon fault runs right through the center of San Diego.

From Forbes Magazine, March 2011-

The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday reported finding elevated levels of iodine-131, a product of nuclear fission, in rainwater in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The levels exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) permitted in drinking water, but EPA continues to assure the public there is no need for alarm.

No need for alarm?  That rainwater falls into our drinking water, you buttnuts. You think you could just go online easily and keep a track of monitoring.

Good luck.

The Environmental Protection Agency launched a new open-data system where it posts laboratory results from its sampling of air, precipitation, drinking water and milk. The new system can be found here: RadNet Sampling Data.  The Environmental Protection Agency’s RadNet system is designed to detect radiation from accidents like the Fukushima disaster in Japan and from foreign nuclear tests. It displays a map of the United States with monitoring stations highlighted. Click on one for a graphic representation of its data.

Guess what? The links don’t work. How about that? A unit at UNLV is now also offline after being outed by high winds. http://www.ansatunlv.com/air_monitoring.html

Operated by the Department of Energy and the Desert Research Institute, the Community Environmental Monitoring Program only covers Nevada and Utah, but it should be of interest to states downwind.  THE LINK WORKS! Canada offers a weekly report that includes a single daily dose calculated mid week from FPS monitoring stations across Canada at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/respond/nuclea/data-donnees-eng.php#ddrl_mar2011

Here’s one from Tokyo. http://securitytokyo.com/ (live link) and more can be found at the

Online Geiger Counter Nuclear Radiation Detector Map

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html (more live links)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) had originally planned to begin accepting spent fuel and high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain nuclear repository, a deep geological formation 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 31, 1998.  It still isn’t open. We have to guess at where all that nuclear waste is being stored and how much of it may be leaking.  Japan keeps hosing theirs down with water and  leaking it into the ocean.

TOKYO (AP) — The government approved on Wednesday a 1 trillion yen ($12.5 billion) public bailout for the operator of Japan’s tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant and put it under temporary state control.

In exchange, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has appointed new management and pledged to cut costs while raising utility rates as it works to stabilize the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant and compensate tens of thousands of victims of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Chernobyl still hasn’t stopped leaking

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Ukraine is launching the construction of a new protective layer to cover the section of the reactor that exploded. The disaster, caused by an explosion and fire in the nuclear power station’s main reactor, spread clouds of radiation across Europe and forced hundreds of thousands of people to be evacuated. The BBC’s David Stern says the current protective covering is leaking radiation. video http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17853134

Lastly, if you need a vote of confidence on the nuclear industry and monitoring,

To save money, EPA relies in part on trained volunteers to regularly change out air filters on theRadNet monitors and mail them to a federal lab in Alabama where the data gets a detailed analysisa few days later. Volunteers are also tasked with alerting EPA if something goes wrong with the machine.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-03-26-radiation-gaps_N.htm

Additional Sources-

http://ncf.uschamber.com/blog/2012/02/construction-first-new-nuclear-reactor-more-30-years-approved?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=related%2Bcontent&utm_campaign=Website%2BLaunch%2B3-12

http://www.projectnoproject.com/category/project/nuclear/

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/1300-tubes-damaged-ailing-cal-reactors-16304993#.T6qK1-3UaQJ

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/03/28/epa-expect-more-radiation-in-rainwater/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/09/us-usa-nuclear-nrc-idUSTRE8182J720120209

Stay tuned and have a good day, one day it will be your last.  God Bless.

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Radiation contamination acknowledged for personnel returning from Japan by Vice Admiral Adam Robinson, surgeon general of the Navy, saying:

“There no reason to seek care…there is no medical condition, but there is nuclear contamination…wash selves, shower…visit a medical treatment facility to document who was in an affected area …fill out RADIOLOGICAL DOCUMENTATION FORMS…”

In Japan-http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/radiation-free-certificates-in-fukushima-get-unexpected-role

Radiation screenings have been conducted at the entrance of shelters in Fukushima Prefecture since March 13, two days after the devastating quake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. They are intended to check if a resident has been exposed to radiation. “Certificates” are then issued by the doctors to those who have been declared free of any abnormality.

But these certificates have come to be an unexpected function in the community that has become nervous about anything radioactive. Some shelters have started demanding that certificates be presented before any residents evacuating from the nuclear disaster are admitted.  Some officials in the central government, however, are raising their eyebrows about such documentation while demand for them appears to be growing.

In a likely cover-up attempt to dispel panic-

One main player is the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Officials said they had activated its National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center, which draws on meteorologists, nuclear scientists and computer scientists to forecast plume dispersal.  http://saweatherobserver.blogspot.com/2011/03/military-crew-said-to-be-exposed-to.html 

On March 18, President Obama said he knows that Americans are worried about potential risks from airborne radiation that could drift across the Pacific. “So I want to be very clear,” he said. “We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it’s the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska or U.S. territories.” http://www.observer-reporter.com/OR/StoryAP/03-18-2011-US-JAPAN-10 

Fukushima whatever level of nuclear crisis level you call it, is a global catastrophe that is poisoning the world.  We can not eat contaminated food.  We can not drink contaminated water. We can not survive high levels of radiation.  While radiation exposure is not contagious person to person this website is a wakeup call to heed fallout warnings at  http://www.parowanprophet.com/Nuclear_War_Comes/radiation_sickness.htm

In America we are being by the experts that the threat of radiation from Japan is minimal.  Of course, the experts say the remaining 440 or so nuclear plants are safe too.  Really, what are the chances of another earthquake, let alone a tsunami taking out a nuclear plant or adding to the disaster in Japan? 

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"Report by M.A.U.D. Committee on the use of Uranium as a source of power."

JAPAN NUCLEAR MELTDOWN.  SNAFU as Radiation spreads globally.  Lies detected everywhere.

It is become ever more clear that Japan, one of the most earthquake prone countries, has relied on its 54 nuclear reactors to put energy use above safety.    What about America, Germany, France, Canada and all the other countries employing the use of nuclear energy? With the release of radiation from Japan blowing into the wind, we keep hearing that acceptable levels of radiation are acceptable.

Oh, bull_ _ _ _.  Researchers in the United States have performed thousands of radiation experiments in humans to determine the effects of ionizing radiation and radioactive contamination on the human body. http://www.governmentconspiracy.net/2010/04/us-government-human-radiation-experiments-conspiracy/ The world is pretty clear in defining the fact that radiation while a natural occuring event,  is not something you want to overly expose yourself to if you can help it.

Rollback about 60 years or so to the Manhatten Project, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Manhattan_Project and know damned well that the power of a nuclear bomb can be as deadly as radiation exposure.  It just might not kill you in a New York minute.  Some expert on CNN yesterday actually had the audacity to say,  perhaps the latest finding of Plutonium at the site may have been from the Atom bomb.  Oh, pleeeaze.

Managing Director, Akio Komori of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the company that manages the “Fuk-ed,” Fukushima nuclear plant, cried after a press conference. He admitted that the ongoing radiation leaks were serious enough to cause injury or death in the highest area of danger, closest to the damaged plant.  He only mentioned the Fukushima plant.  He hasn’t been seen publically since.  Perhaps he succombed to some nefarious end at the bottom of the ocean? A Seppuku, the ritual Japanese suicide? He is not alone.

TEPCO Pres, “Shimizu’s vanishing act “is not so much extremely strange as inexcusable,” said Takeo Nishioka, the chairman of the upper house of Japan’s Diet, or parliament. Speaking to reporters, Nishioka described as “mysterious” Shimizu’s refusal to join the head of the nuclear safety agency at a briefing on the crisis for parliament. “I cannot understand this,” Nishioka fumed. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/vanishing-act-by-japanese-executive-during-nuclear-crisis-raises-questions/2011/03/28/AFDnHNpB_story.html

Thanks to Wikileaks, we know that TEPCO has had a history of nefarious activities—

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the Japanese owner of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, falsified safety data and “dishonestly” tried to cover up problems there, according to reports based on Wikileaks-leaked cables (The Australian).

Grief for him, yes- anger from the rest of the world is unsurmountable.  We all get that Japan did not prepare for a double whammy quake and tsunami, but a cry for help days ago could have had an impact to lesson this insanity.  As for transparency from Japan, read one report that makes things looks all fine and dandy- http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/11032109-e.html

Press Release (Mar 21,2011)
Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (as of 9:00 pm March 21st)

[No New Developments since 6:00 pm, 21st March]

Unit   Status
1    · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is
       available.
     · No cooling water is leaked to the reactor containment vessel.
     · Maintain average water temperature at 100°C in the pressure
       restraint.
2    · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is
       available.
     · No cooling water is leaked to the reactor containment vessel.
     · Maintain average water temperature at 100°C in the pressure
       restraint.
3    · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is
       available.
     · No cooling water is leaked to the reactor containment vessel.
     · Maintain average water temperature at 100°C in the pressure
       restraint.
4    · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is
       available.
     · No cooling water is leaked to the reactor containment vessel.
     · Maintain average water temperature at 100°C in the pressure
       restraint.   

other  N.A.

[The next information in regard to the plant is planned to be released
 at 9:00 am, 22nd March.]

 March 29 report reads the same.

Among the first reports of radiation in the U.S.A.— “A “miniscule” amount of radiation that probably came from damaged nuclear reactors in Japan was picked up at a California monitoring station yesterday, the U.S. government said.” 

A similar level of the radioactive isotope, xenon-133, was detected in Washington state on March 16 and 17, according to the agencies. It was “consistent with a release from the Fukushima reactors in Northern Japan,” according to the statement. The EPA and Energy Department have monitoring systems and neither found “radiation levels of concern.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-18/-miniscule-amounts-of-radiation-from-japan-detected-by-sacramento-station.html

One would think the headlines would read, “Radiation from Japan hits U.S.” Instead, headlines from Fox and CNN are about the bombings in Lybia and a no fly zone.  Lybia has become a $500 million a week distraction. We can pretty much figure out what the press isn’t telling us after they tell us.

“The real threat is not WikiLeaks or Julian Assange, but you. The real threat is you finding out the truth about those who pretend to be democratic, and to act in your interests, and to promote a peaceful world. The real threat is you being able to call your government to account.”

Should anyone be surprised that Radioactive iodine-131 has been detected in Tokyo’s tap water, milk, and spinach? Should anyone be surprised that just in time for some St. Patrick’s Day glow of green, “A Canadian nuclear power plant has developed a leak and has spilled 73,000 litres of contaminated water into Lake Ontario.” http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/americas/news/article_1626848.php/Canadian-nuclear-power-plant-leak-confirmed

Humpty dumpty sat on a wall with 6 nuclear reactors in a row, do they all fall down? 

Fukushima graphs with new data that was missing before and added new Monitoring Points http://bit.ly/hgKrhW.  Can you spell fu k ed?

MEXT real-time monitoring has shown heightened radiation rates in Ibaraki and elsewhere. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency lists a cluster of installations at Tokai, including three research institutes and commercial reactors. Technologist Marian Steinback has plotted the MEXT data an Google Maps.

With some Fukushima monitors offline since the tsunami, it’s natural to assume abnormal radiation levels are related to what we’re seeing on our TV screens. But variation between these clustered stations tell a different story, as do monitors at the Japan Atomic Power Company’s 1,060MW boiling water reactor, Tokai Dai-Ni….was six times the ICRP recommended civilian exposure and eighteen times the normal background radiation level currently observed at Tepco’s west-coast Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant days ago. Something is wrong in Tokai village, and it’s receiving no scrutiny. via one rick on twitter.

Tokai village?  Japan’s quiet dignity pretty much sucks.  And, for the first time we can ever recall, we are in agreement with of all people, Greepeace.

Steve Campbell from Greenpeace says the lack of information coming from the Japanese authorities on the radiation threat is worrying. “We have concerns there is not enough information, and it may not be the most up-to-date or clear [information],” he said.  “There is clearly contamination, clearly releases of radioactivity coming from the reactor, and the situation is clearly not in control.”  via ABC http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/13/3162802.htm?site=sydney

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Fukushima Dai-ichi

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Fukushima Dai-ni

More nuclear plants. All fuk ed?

The four nuclear power plants that have been experiencing serious prblems since the earthquake and tsunami are: Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Station (FUK-I), the plant getting the most press coverage, Fukushima Dai-Ni Nuclear Power Station (FUK II), Onagawa Nuclear Power Station which like the previous two is also located in the northeastern region of the island of Honshu in Japan, and Tokai No. 2 Power Station, Japan’s first nuclear power station that was built in 1962 and is also located in the northeastern region of the island of Honshu but in Ibaraki Prefecture. via http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1404214/pg1

Thus, three nuclear reactors at FUK-I Nuclear Power Station are likely to be in the process of core meltdown (partial or full) at this time and FUK-I reactor 2 suffered a second explosion yesterday that likely ruptured a containment vessel.

[link to www.businessinsider.com]

Fukushima II, the Fukushima Dai-Ni Nuclear Power Station, is operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and has four nuclear reactors (1,2,3,& 4). FUK-II is located (7.1 miles north of FUK-I) in the town of Naraha and Tomioka in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan.

Following the tsunami, according to Japanese government officials all four of FUK-II’s reactors were successfully automatically shut down. However, cooling water pumps at reactors 1, 2, & 4 sustained damage caused by the tsunami on March 11th.

Here’s a link to a TEPCO Press Release dated March 12th that discusses the status of the reactors at the FUK-II plant: [link to www.tepco.co.jp]

Accordingly, on March 13th an evacuation order (radius of 20 km) was issued because of possible radioactive contamination occurring involving reactors at the FUK-II Nuclear Power Station.  [link to www.rttnews.com]

The Onagawa Nuclear Power Station is operated by the Tohoku Electric Power Company (TEPC), it has three nuclear reactors (1, 2, & 3), and it is located in northeastern Japan.

On March 11th, a fire broke out at the Onagawa Nuclear Power Station’s reactor number 4 and raged for two hours.

[link to www.iaea.org]

On March 13th, TEPC stated that the cooling systems at all three reactors at the Onagawa complex were automatically shut down after the earthquake and tsunami and they were functioning properly.

[link to www.cnbc.com]

However, on March 13th a state of emergency was declared at the Onagawa Nuclear Power Station by TEPC because radiation readings in areas surrounding the plant exceeded allowed limits.

[link to www.news.com.au]

The Tokai No. 2 Power Station (Japan’s first, built in 1962) is operated by the Japan Atomic Power Company and it is also located in northeastern Japan in the Ibaraki Prefecture. Officials stated that its reactors were able to be automatically shut down after the earthquake and tsunami.

[link to www.iaea.org]

However, on March 13th, the Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency reported that a cooling system pump stopped functioning properly at the Tokai No. 2 Power Station.

[link to nuclearstreet.com]

Here’s a link to a summary prepared by the IAEA  of what has transpired at each of the nuclear power stations in northeastern Honshu, Japan since March 11th.

[link to www.iaea.org]

Here is a list of all of Japan’s 55 nuclear reactors:  [link to www.japannuclear.com] Unfortunately, it appears that this list may come in handy in the near future.  There is also a very detailed preliminary timeline of what has occurred at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Station that has been compiled here:[link to en.wikipedia.org]

What has occured is SNAFU.   Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s acknowledgement that this is the worst crisis since World War Two, is like asking if the chicken or the egg came first; it really doesn’t matter.

Note, sorry for any typographical errors, a bug in the spell check from WP.

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