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Accident manuals information “may be detrimental to safety” if made public – TEPCO

After blacking out almost all of its Accident Manuals when reporting to the Cabinet, TEPCO is reconsidering though it maintains some information is dangerous Press release today says: In addition, yesterday we also received an instruction document from NISA titled … Continue reading

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Damage to #6 intake canal and water in basement from cracks – photos

Under the title Current status of Fukushima Daiichi in photos, TEPCO released a lot of photos of Units 5 and 6. This is spin and unrepresentative of the status of the plant of course, because these units were not operational at … Continue reading

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Typhoon brings 44cm water rise in one building, 10 cm rise in others… not RAINwater, but GROUNDwater??

Water levels in reactor #1 basement rose 44cm after the heavy typhoon rains, but only 10 cm in other buildings.  The story below says that ‘rainwater’ will continue to accumulate even after the rain stops!!??   Until very recently TEPCO … Continue reading

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TEPCO knows where the fuel in #2 is!!!

The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun injecting water directly onto the spot in the No. 2 reactor where the fuel is believed to be located after melting down in the pressure vessel.
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Do silt sences filter radioactive particles from water ?

probably not… see the new page here

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Regulators decided long power-loss did not need to be considered for reactor safety plans

Gov’t nuclear panel noted but downplayed risk of power loss at plants TOKYO (Kyodo) — Experts in a government commission overseeing the safety of nuclear power generation noted in the early 1990s the possibility of fatal damage to nuclear power … Continue reading

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"It is inconceivable that a severe accident could actually occur" – origin of the safety myth

“If we even mentioned there was a slight possibility that nuclear plants were dangerous, antinuclear advocates pushed for shutting every plant down,” he said. “So, we just kept on declaring the plants were safe.”       – former actich … Continue reading

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Nuclear plant safety standards may be thrown out

failed standards:   quake was 25% over max expected, despite 60% increase in 2006;  meltdown never expected;  radiation release is 100 times max expected;  10km  max evacuation zone was expected;  external power and backups would not both fail; Nuclear plant … Continue reading

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Government, TEPCO brushed off warnings from all sides. "This crisis at the power plant is not a natural disaster. It is a man-made disaster,"

How it happened: 4th part of Yomiuri’s   series is about tsunami warnings: Government, TEPCO brushed off warnings from all sides.  Well worth reading excerpts: It is now clear the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. did not learn from … Continue reading

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Tsunami taboo at TEPCO – nuke worker speaks out

An engineer who worked at Fukushima for 12 years was interviewed  on Australian TV. “I asked my boss back in the late ’90s what would happen if a tsunami hit the Fukushima reactors … I said surely a meltdown will … Continue reading

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