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Intake canal seawater of unit 3 still radioactive

The three graphs below show that recent levels of Cesium 137 are still elevated, at radioactive densities that have not been seen in the last six months.   Note the dates on each graph… Recent data and graphs can be … Continue reading

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Mongolian nuke deal included reactors in desert in exchange for waste dump

Mainichi further investigates Japanese (Toshiba/Westinghouse?) talks with Mongolia for a deal involving a waste dump for waste that Toshiba reactors will generate in future overseas sales, in exchange for mining and nuclear power plant extpertise.   Mongolia has apparently denied … Continue reading

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Mongolia nuclear waste dump: US official denies personal talks

This story has a  misleading headline… one US official says he personally has never spoken to Mongolia about a dump for US waste, apparently contradicting another US official.   But the other official was referring to documented talks of a … Continue reading

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May 16 estimate of water in basements… 98,500 tons

This early estimate has month-old data and is generally not clear. Note the estimates of water volumes in the reactor buildings at the time… these were not widely published, and #1 is very low compared to later levels. Also oOf … Continue reading

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At least USD$14.8 billion to decontaminate areas over 5 mSv/yr

Under the initial plan to decontaminate areas with annual radiation levels of 5 millisieverts or greater, about 1,778 square kilometers, or 13 percent of Fukushima Prefecture’s total area, would have been covered, [at a cost of at least 1.14 trillion … Continue reading

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Thyroid gland irregularities found in young evacuees from Fukushima

[health effects] Thyroid gland irregularities found in young evacuees from Fukushima NAGANO (Kyodo) — Hormonal and other irregularities were detected in the thyroid glands of 10 out of 130 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture, a Nagano Prefecture-based charity dedicated to … Continue reading

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METI to punish officials over manipulated nuclear symposiums

[scandals] METI to punish officials over manipulated nuclear symposiums TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday it would punish six ministry officials over their roles in leading to the manipulation of public opinion at … Continue reading

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Siemens (Europe’s biggest engineering company) gets out of nuclear power

A long-time second-tier player in the nuclear industry, Siemens had been talking to Rosatom about nuclear partnership and increasing their presence in the market until Fukushima happened…. then they started a rethink.   Siemens is also known for the contract to … Continue reading

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TEPCO’s 9.7 trillion yen borrowing – no need for debt waivers

15.09.2011 – Japan Edano: to see Tepco plan before judging creditors’ burden (Reuters) – Japan’s new trade minister, Yukio Edano, said he wants to see Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (Tepco) plans for recovery from a radiation crisis before determining if … Continue reading

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JAEA researchers say meltdown could have been avoided

Researchers say meltdown could have been avoided A group of researchers says the meltdown of a reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could have been avoided if water injection had been carried out 4 hours earlier than it … Continue reading

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