Fukushima

Posted on January 01, 2014

 As you will all remember, TEPCO’s plans for decontaminating the ever increasing amounts of radioactive water accumulating at Fukushima depend upon their ALPS decontamination system. Recently the first hot runs of this system commenced and now a report has been issued in Japanese only on Nov 29.

Posted on March 11, 2014

In December, I had the loan of the “Gamma-Scout” Geiger counter from the Watershed Sentinel/BC Environmental Network and conducted a casual survey of various locations on Cortes Island in northern Georgia Strait, BC.

Posted on October 15, 2013

by Nelle Maxey

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/gms/index.html?area=1&element=0&mode=UTC Animation at link.

The MTSAT provides imagery for the Northern Hemisphere every thirty minutes, and full disk imagery every hour.

Posted on October 09, 2013

 by Nelle Maxey, web exclusive

http://enenews.com/fukushima-workers-doused-with-highly-radioactive-water-37000000-becquerels-per-liter-several-tons-reported-to-have-leaked-video

NHK WORLD, Oct. 9, 2013: [...] The Nuclear Regulation Authority says at least 6 workers were sprayed with the contaminated water and are being checked for radiation exposure. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, says the workers mistakenly detached a water pipe

Posted on April 11, 2013

Fukushima Update # 85: April 11, 2013

by Nelle Maxey

Two more articles of interest this morning at Ex-SKF. The first discusses a leak at the pump connection which was moving water from one underground pond to another and makes the point of how contaminated this water is (a subject I didn’t broach in my email yesterday). The water is contaminated with strontium 90 and other beta wave radiation. This is very dangerous.

Posted on April 09, 2013

Fukushima Update # 84: April 9, 2013

by Nelle Maxey

The international press is finally catching on to the implications of the latest “water leaks” at Fukushima.

Posted on March 15, 2013

Fukushima Update # 83: March 15, 2013

by Nelle Maxey

Never mind the "mays" and "maybes" in this article, the point is clear.

Since 44% of the water in the harbour is replaced every day with fresh seawater, a massive amount of leakage is going on to keep levels of caesium and strontium at a steady highs.

Posted on December 11, 2012

Fukushima Update # 82: December 9, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

It appears there WAS a reaction to the large Dec 7 earthquake at Fukushima in Unit 1.

Despite reports to the contrary in the general press, hydrogen concentrations, pressure and radioactivity levels are still rising in Unit 1 torus.

Posted on April 17, 2012

Fukushima Update # 81: April 9, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Polar bears as well as seals and walruses in Alaska are being found with radiation- related hair loss and skin lesions. Of course the officials are not saying this. They are "investigating" the cause!

Posted on February 14, 2012

Fukushima Update #80, February 13 & 14, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Xenon gas has been detected in Unit 2.
TEPCO's press handout from this morning has the details.

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