“Normalizing” Nuclear Catastrophe: Japan’s Abe Government Risks Fukushima Victims’ Lives with “Forced Return” to Contaminated Areas
... Greenpeace investigations have made a shocking discovery: in Iitate – one of the priority targets of the Abe Government’s plan – radiation dose levels are comparable to those inside the 30km exclusion zone around Chernobyl. Even more surprising, this was true even around homes that had already been supposedly ‘decontaminated’.
TEPCO Officials To Be Tried for Role In Fukushima Meltdown
A Japanese citizens’ judicial committee has overruled government prosecutors and forced them to bring three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to trial on charges of criminal negligence for their inability to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But it appears unlikely that the defendants can be convicted.
The decision by the panel of 22 anonymous citizens, was reached July 17 but not announced until July 31. It overrules two previous decisions by the Tokyo prosecutors not to indict the former executives. The defendants are Tsunehisa Katsumata, 75, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co. at the time of the crisis, along with Sakae Muto, 65, and Ichiro Takekuro, 69, who were then vice presidents of the utility.
The Watchers - Japanese scientists find signs of radiation poisoning in 17 dead dolphins near Fukushima
In April 2015, scientists from Japan's National Science Museum conducted autopsies on the beached dolphins. They found that nearly all of them had lungs that were entirely white, indicating a condition known as ischemia - that is, loss of blood to the organs. The animals' internal organs showed no signs of infection or any other disease. "I have never seen such a state," the chief researcher said. While the researchers did not draw the connection themselves, ischemia is a well known symptom of radiation poisoning.
Dr. Moret writes, "The discovery of these albino sea turtle hatchlings off of Mozambique indicates that the Fuku rad is likeley circulating in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of southern Africa. The great conveyer belt circulation current is very strong and fast here - more than 5 miles an hour, and is frequently used by sea turtles etc. to travel around Africa and into the Atlantic ocean."
Japan restarts nuclear reactor program for first time since Fukushima disaster
Utility Kyushu Electric Power turned on a reactor at Sendai, about 1,000 kilometres south-west of Tokyo in the city of Satsumasendai, at 10:30am local time. The 31-year-old reactor — operating under tougher post-Fukushima safety rules — was expected to reach full capacity by Tuesday night.
NY Times - Japan Lifts Evacuation Order for Town Near Doomed Nuke Plant
NARAHA, Japan — Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant.
Naraha became the first to get the order lifted among seven municipalities forced to empty entirely due to radiation contamination following the massive earthquake and tsunami that sent the plant's reactors into triple meltdowns in March 2011.
The central government has said radiation levels in Naraha have fallen to levels deemed safe following decontamination [sic] efforts.
U.S., Japanese naval forces stage show of strength
SAGAMI BAY, Japan — Japan and the United States staged a naval show of strength off Tokyo Bay on Sunday as they flashed a pair of powerful, flat-deck warships perhaps just days before the U.S. Navy plans to challenge disputed Chinese claims to territory in the nearby South China Sea.
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the JS Izumo, the largest warship Japan has built since World War II, highlighted a seagoing review by Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force that included 36 warships and dozens of military aircraft.
SimplyInfo - Fukushima Unit 2 High Radiation, New Images Show Cause
The extremely high radiation level admitted by TEPCO last week was given further clarification in the most recent roadmap document. The illustrations and image below from the roadmap show the highest areas. The far right gamma image shows the highest concentrations in the leaked substance below the hatch.
Your Radiation This Week #25 UNACKNOWLEDGED NUCLEAR EVENT SWEEPS NORTHERN MIDWEST IN THE US. NO ENTITY TAKES CREDIT FOR NUCLEAR TERROR EVENT The Radiation Count is Up Yet Again, America. The Count in Billings, Montana is 2,710 CPM. Can 3,000 CPM Be Far Behind?
[snip] ….Technically, what is occurring isn’t a typical fire with thick, black smoke and flames; rather, “it is a self-sustaining, high-temperature reaction that consumes waste underground, producing rapid ‘settlement’ of the landfill’s surface.”
Bridgeton Landfill LLC alerted MDNR on Dec. 23, 2010, that it discovered high levels of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, low levels of methane, as well as elevated temperatures from several gas extraction wells in the area of the fill known as the south quarry — all indicators of a chemical reaction known as a “subsurface smoldering event” or “underground fire.”
Washington's Blog - Nuclear Power Is NOT the Answer
Mark Jacobson – the head of Stanford University’s Atmosphere and Energy Program – who has written numerous books and hundreds of scientific papers on climate and energy, and testified before Congress numerous times on those issues – notes that nuclear puts out much more pollution (including much more CO2) than windpower, and 1.5% of all the nuclear plants built have melted down.
This is NOT a forum for Hate Speech, Immature Games, or Politics (there are other forums for that, and it's NOT HERE! - Suspension will be Enforced>>> http://fukushimahounds.freeforums.net/thread/534/happens-new-hounds-snarl-respectful
starlight: Perfect and then some! Dana is burning through the cash on some top notch state of the art tech and for those who can afford to, every pound is cherished and used in this endeavour. Presentation is vital and he’s come so far!
Dec 25, 2018 7:54:25 GMT -5
starlight: Posting the links in the chat now you have made the thread is perhaps a mistake, I say this in all good faith and only because eventually the chat will be erased by new chat posts which, though slow, require space of their own. Best wishes for 2019!
Dec 29, 2018 10:08:48 GMT -5
millie: Hi, Starlight. No problem. I posted here because the thread is not visible to the outside world, just members apparently. I post in enough other places it's not a big deal. Thanks for the correction, and Happy New Year!
Dec 29, 2018 12:15:26 GMT -5
starlight: Are you experiencing difficulties building a thread? For certain things such as expanding pictures one has to log in but building a thread is still possible I’m sure. Don’t give up just yet!
Dec 29, 2018 22:29:33 GMT -5
starlight: Linking to YouTube here will result in slower page redraws over time on a thread as pages grow, so that’s frustrating! Linking to multiple vids in a single
Dec 29, 2018 22:42:46 GMT -5
starlight: post will result in slow page redraw, cumbersome. So don’t try to post Dana’s entire output retrospectively but stuff you have a comment on .... might be a good balance? It’s tricky! I have just one thread and go there to post my contribution over time.
Dec 29, 2018 22:49:01 GMT -5
starlight: I chose pictures over YouTube links as a way to contribute and make it personal but that’s just me! Then one has to log in to expand my offering...ho hum! We have trolls who make this our reality I’m afraid!
Dec 29, 2018 23:01:44 GMT -5
Dec 30, 2018 20:45:38 GMT -5
starlight: bust link? Got there by typing ‘ Fukushima nuclear infomercial’
Dec 30, 2018 21:02:44 GMT -5
millie: add "https://" in front. Can't figure out how to fix it
Dec 30, 2018 22:20:30 GMT -5
millie: ignore this
Dec 30, 2018 22:23:24 GMT -5
starlight: Great find Millie!
Dec 30, 2018 22:47:11 GMT -5