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Post by jd on 19.03.13 13:46

Worrying....

Power at Fukushima nuclear fuel ponds 'partially restored'

Cooling systems to spent fuel ponds at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have been partially restored after a power failure, operator Tepco says.

The outage hit ponds at reactors 1, 3 and 4, although cooling to the reactors themselves was not affected.

Cooling had been restored to the pool at reactor 1, with cooling at the reactor 3 and 4 pools expected to resume on Tuesday evening, Tepco said.

It is assessing the cause of the outage, which began on Monday evening.

The "highest priority" was being placed on restoring the cooling system to the spent fuel pool at reactor 4, Kyodo news agency quoted Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) spokesperson Masayuki Ono as saying.

The hottest of the ponds, its temperature stood at 30.5C on Tuesday morning, Tepco said, well below the safety limit of 65C. It estimated it would take four days to reach that limit. The two ponds in Units 1 and 3 had lower temperatures and would have taken even longer to reach the safety limit, Tepco said. The cooling system at a fourth, common pool was to be restarted at 8:00am local time (0:00 GMT) on Wednesday, Tepco said.

'Back-up system'

The ponds store spent fuel from the nuclear reactors. They cool the fuel - which generates intense heat - and provide shielding from radiation. The spent fuel remains in the ponds for a year or more.

There is no immediate threat of a radiation release. But if fresh cooling water is not restored within the deadlines, it is possible that the water in the ponds could start to boil.

That would lead to a loss of water and eventually to the exposure of the spent fuel rods to air. If that were to happen, reports the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo, it would be a very serious situation and could lead to a release of radiation.

Tepco said it was trying to repair a broken switchboard that could have caused the power problem, AP news agency reports.

The government said Tepco was tackling the problem.

"As they are planning to take all possible substitute measures for cooling, we do not need to worry at all," government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said. thumbsup

The Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Waves knocked out cooling systems to the reactors, leading to meltdowns at three of them.

Engineers have since stabilised the plant but years of work lie ahead to fully contain the disaster and tackle its effects.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21840080

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Loss of the ultimate heat sink.

Post by tigger on 19.03.13 14:17

Not surprised. Gunderson has been right about Fukushima from day one. This last video is spot on.

Press played it down all along. As did the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) .

http://fairewinds.com/content/more-lessons-fukushima-daiichi-accident-containment-failures-and-loss-ultimate-heat-sink.

He is excellent at explaining the technical details.

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Post by jd on 19.03.13 14:21

@tigger wrote:Not surprised. Gunderson has been right about Fukushima from day one. This last video is spot on.

Press played it down all along. As did the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) .

http://fairewinds.com/content/more-lessons-fukushima-daiichi-accident-containment-failures-and-loss-ultimate-heat-sink.

He is excellent at explaining the technical details.

New nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C is approved
19 March 2013 Last updated at 14:08

The first of a planned new generation of nuclear power plants in the UK has been given approval.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey told MPs in the Commons that he was granting planning consent for French energy giant EDF to construct Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21839684

...coming to a town near you!

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Post by tigger on 19.03.13 14:32

@jd wrote:
@tigger wrote:Not surprised. Gunderson has been right about Fukushima from day one. This last video is spot on.

Press played it down all along. As did the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) .

http://fairewinds.com/content/more-lessons-fukushima-daiichi-accident-containment-failures-and-loss-ultimate-heat-sink.

He is excellent at explaining the technical details.

New nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C is approved
19 March 2013 Last updated at 14:08

The first of a planned new generation of nuclear power plants in the UK has been given approval.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey told MPs in the Commons that he was granting planning consent for French energy giant EDF to construct Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21839684

...coming to a town near you!

http://fairewinds.com/content/closing-ranks-nrc-nuclear-industry-and-tepco-are-limiting-flow-information

French company Areva are mentioned in this. They build reactors.

How come the reactors in Germany are closing down forever?

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Post by jd on 19.03.13 14:41

@tigger wrote:
http://fairewinds.com/content/closing-ranks-nrc-nuclear-industry-and-tepco-are-limiting-flow-information

French company Areva are mentioned in this. They build reactors.

How come the reactors in Germany are closing down forever?

I don't know but something is going on...The French companies seem to be more involved in nuclear energy than I had realised with Areva and EDF etc. Seems to be a week of Nuclear stories

Another story today...The US is flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over South Korea, in what it says is a response to escalating North Korean rhetoric...... The US really want this war don't they! Just like Iraq, wonder if Cheney and Rumsfeld are around to oversee!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21840215

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fairewinds.com report on power failure. Lies again.

Post by tigger on 20.03.13 6:31

Fairewinds Responds to Power Failure at Fukushima Daiichi
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Fairewinds Responds to Power Failure at Fukushima Daiichi

Two nights ago, an electrical component at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants in Japan lost power, affecting the plants’ ability to cool their radioactive fuel rods. Since the earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011 causing three meltdowns, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says it has been working on repairs and maintenance at the severely damaged and non-operational plants. More than 100,000 people are still not allowed back in their homes due to significant radiation contamination, the entirety of which may never be cleaned up. This latest incident of power loss at the Fukushima Daiichi plants comes a week after the two year anniversary of the tsunami and ensuing meltdowns.

After a one day delay with no cooling to the three spent fuel pools, TEPCO finally restored power. Is TEPCO doing an adequate job of keeping the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power site safe?

We don’t think so. TEPCO’s primary job at the Fukushima Daiichi site is to keep the plants in the static equilibrium of what the nuclear industry calls a “cold shutdown” by cooling radioactive fuel rods in spent fuel pools. Losing power to one spent fuel pool might be understandable, but to have such a massive power failure last almost 24 hours is unconscionable. Because this problem lasted almost one day, and because several cooling systems were simultaneously disabled, Fairewinds believes that a common electrical component is the equipment that failed, likely a junction box or a transformer. Nuclear plants are supposed to be built to be single failure proof, meaning that if one component fails the systems still remain operational via other equipment. The loss of spent fuel pool cooling simultaneously in three nuclear reactors means that a common mode failure, or worse yet a single failure, was somehow allowed to occur in TEPCO’s jury-rigged design. This simply should never happen.

TEPCO claims that there was no radiation release from this recent power failure, but that is a scientific impossibility. When power is lost in a spent fuel pool, the radioactive fuel rods heat the pools up. As the pools heat up, evaporation increases resulting in a white “smoke” (steam). That steam is radioactive, containing some of the radiation that was previously in the pool. As the water warms up, radiation releases will increase. The water temperature is presently around 30-35C, which means that the cold shutdown limit of 65C will be exceeded in 4 to 5 days, and boiling will occur in about 8-10 days. Fairewinds does not yet believe another evacuation is necessary, however, there will be an increase in radioactive releases if the pools approach boiling.

The situation at Fukushima is a strategic disaster. TEPCO was not prepared for the tsunami two years ago, and they still do not truly appreciate the magnitude of the situation. The amount of cesium remaining in each spent fuel pool is equivalent to the releases of hundreds of nuclear bombs. A spent fuel pool fire would risk contamination of the entire Northern Hemisphere. Yesterday’s power loss is further proof that the conditions at Fukushima Daiichi are still unstable, despite what TEPCO and the Japanese and US governments say.

We at Fairewinds want to know what emergency procedures TEPCO has in place for this and future emergencies. TEPCO should be able to find alternative sources of electricity to power the cooling pumps in the case of ongoing power loss. In the worst case scenario, TEPCO could add water to the pool through fire hoses to make up for evaporative loss that will occur. We also recommend that TEPCO go back over its design to see what other weak points exist, particularly seismic weaknesses in light of ongoing seismic activity.

In December of 2011 when TEPCO announced that they had safely contained the Fukushima Daiichi plants in a cold shutdown, Arnie commented “Well, to me this announcement sounds a little bit like George Bush on the deck of the aircraft carrier declaring that the mission has been accomplished. In fact, we all know how that turned out, and I think Fukushima is going down a very similar road. This is a long battle and it is far from being over.” Two years later, it’s still far from over.
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Re: Power Failure at Fukushima Nuclear Plants

Post by jd on 21.03.13 14:53

mmmmmmm...

North Korea Issues Fresh Threat To America
10:31am UK, Thursday 21 March 2013

North Korea says it will attack US military bases in Japan in retaliation for the use of B-52s in joint exercises with the South.

North Korea has threatened to attack American airbases on the Japanese island of Okinawa and the Pacific island of Guam.

A statement by Kim Yong Chul, the spokesman of the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army warned of "military actions".

"The US should not forget that the Anderson Air Force Base on Guam where B-52 bombers take off and naval bases in Japan and Okinawa where nuclear-powered submarines are launched are within the striking range of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) precision strike means," the statement read.

"Now that the US started open nuclear blackmail and threat, the DPRK, too, will move to take corresponding military actions."

The words mark the latest escalation in a lengthy stand-off as North Korea defies calls from the rest of the world to halt its dual nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

The American government has not yet responded to the threat.

British diplomatic sources speaking to Sky News from Seoul have said the UK Government "takes any threats seriously and there is some concern over the more harsh rhetoric coming from the DPRK".

However, the source insisted that there was no panic or alarm among diplomatic circles and that UK travel advice to South Korea remains unchanged.

The latest threat from North Korea is a direct response to a series of joint military exercises involving the US and South Korea.

On Tuesday, the US Air Force deployed its giant B-52 bombers from their base on Guam. The planes, which are capable of carrying and deploying nuclear bombs, flew sorties over the Korean peninsula as part of the military exercise.

The Pentagon in Washington confirmed the B-52 deployment. Spokesman George Little said the US wanted to underline its commitment and capacity to defend South Korea against an attack from the North.

However, the flights were condemned by Pyongyang as "an unpardonable provocation".

"The US is introducing a strategic nuclear strike means to the Korean peninsula at a time when its situation is inching close to the brink of war," the North Korean statement added.

The North Korean military does have rockets capable of reaching both Okinawa and Guam.

The surprisingly successful rocket launch in December followed a trajectory similar to that which any strike against Okinawa would take.

Okinawa is 600 miles due south of the Korean peninsula. Guam is further away, to the east of the Philippines.

While Pyongyang has proved it has the range capability, it is not clear whether or not their missiles are accurate enough to hit a specific target. And the country does not yet have the ability to carry out a nuclear strike at this range.

Earlier this month, the UN imposed the toughest sanctions yet on North Korea.

Kim Jong-Un reacted with anger, threatening to attack America, South Korea and Japan. The young and unpredictable leader toured military units calling for them to prepare for 'all out war'.

Meanwhile, Wednesday's unusually large cyberattack in South Korea, which brought down banks and broadcasters for one hour, has been traced to China.

Experts in Seoul claim the simultaneous attacks all bore the same IP address which was traced to the Chinese mainland.

Many of North Korea's internet and computing operations are tied to China. There is no suggestion that the Chinese government had any involvement.

http://news.sky.com/story/1067695/north-korea-issues-fresh-threat-to-america

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Post by Guest on 21.03.13 15:02

Talking of power failure...

SSE boss Ian Marchant warns of risk of "lights going out"

21 March 2013 Last updated at 13:32

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21878059

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Post by Rob Royston on 23.03.13 9:27

@tigger wrote:

How come the reactors in Germany are closing down forever?

I think the Germans quickly realised that being a rich industrialised giant made them very vulnerable to the banksters demands and saw the Japanese nucleur terror attack as the consequence of not being in step.

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Post by jd on 26.03.13 1:37

Confirmed: ‘Rat-like animal’ caused massive Fukushima power outage

A “rat-like animal” was the cause of a power supply problem that disabled cooling systems at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant last week. The rodent touched a switchboard and triggered a short circuit, Tepco Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said.

The 25-centimeter-long animal was found dead in the switchboard, a TEPCO official told Kyodo News.

The official said the company will take stronger measures to prevent small animals from entering the switchboard in the future.

The March 18 outage disabled nine facilities at the plant. TEPCO dispatched 25 specialists to deal with the problem, but it took 30 hours for technicians to repair the systems.

The Fukushima plant was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, causing meltdowns which spewed radiation into the surrounding soil and water. Japanese authorities evacuated around 160,000 local residents.

This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on March 20, 2013 shows the body of a dead rat which may have caused the short-circuit of a switchboard at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma in Fukushima prefecture (AFP Photo / Tepco)

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-power-outage-rat-814/

Are we supposed to take this seriously?


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Post by tigger on 26.03.13 5:50

@jd wrote:Confirmed: ‘Rat-like animal’ caused massive Fukushima power outage

A “rat-like animal” was the cause of a power supply problem that disabled cooling systems at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant last week. The rodent touched a switchboard and triggered a short circuit, Tepco Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said.

The 25-centimeter-long animal was found dead in the switchboard, a TEPCO official told Kyodo News.

The official said the company will take stronger measures to prevent small animals from entering the switchboard in the future.

The March 18 outage disabled nine facilities at the plant. TEPCO dispatched 25 specialists to deal with the problem, but it took 30 hours for technicians to repair the systems.

The Fukushima plant was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, causing meltdowns which spewed radiation into the surrounding soil and water. Japanese authorities evacuated around 160,000 local residents.

This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on March 20, 2013 shows the body of a dead rat which may have caused the short-circuit of a switchboard at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma in Fukushima prefecture (AFP Photo / Tepco)

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-power-outage-rat-814/

Are we supposed to take this seriously?

From the Fairewinds article above:
The loss of spent fuel pool cooling simultaneously in three nuclear reactors means that a common mode failure, or worse yet a single failure, was somehow allowed to occur in TEPCO’s jury-rigged design. This simply should never happen. unquote

Rat or not, it should never have happened, no back-up system? A simple electrical back-up system that most DIY enthusiasts could manage.

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Post by Guest on 26.04.13 10:35

If this is true then it is truly frightening and very worrying. Why is the MSM not putting it into the public domain? Or is it another gagging order?

Natural news via David Icke

Massive, uncontained leak at Fukushima is pouring over 710 billion becquerels of radioactive materials into atmosphere

I don’t usually bother reposting many articles that David has posted on account that most of my visitors have already been to his site by the time they get to mine… After all, I am not ITV + 1.

Never the less Fukushima is far too important to let anyone miss.

Last year I was contacted by a Japanese doctor who told me all about the horrors that were becoming apparent to him in the aftermath of the massive radiation leak. These horrors included an alarming rise in tumours and other ailments brought on by people being exposed to radiation.

The world outside of Japan knows far more than the Japanese do about Fukushima due to the Japanese government censoring the news to stop wide spread panic.

By rights Japan should have been evacuated and left as a nuclear wasteland, but obviously that wasn’t practical.

Therefore, when Radiation levels across Japan rose above what was considered safe, the Japanese authorities simply changed the bench mark.

I have many articles related to Fukushima on this site, many of which you will find in the health section although I believe the article I wrote based on what the doctor told me is in the ‘Written by me’ section.

Course, the reason for the lack of news is because it is not just Japan that is affected. Many Scientists are saying that Fukushima is the biggest threat to mankind to date…. And that my friends, is not MSM propaganda.



More reading and interesting posts

http://www.chrisspivey.co.uk/?p=11263



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Post by jd on 08.09.13 23:06

Don’t Worry, Radiation From Fukushima is Harmless.....rotfl 



New radiation leaks from Fukushima could be 'lethal within four hours'

Radiation readings of 1,800 millisieverts (mSv) per hour  - 18 times the level at the same spot 10 days ago - have been detected at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.
A dose this size of gamma radiation is high enough to kill a human exposed to it within four hours


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408767/New-radiation-leaks-Fukushima-lethal-hours-safety-concerns-nuclear-power-plant-increase.html

So let's give them the Zionist 2020 Olympics...Though in reality we probably won't be here by then so it doesn't really matter


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Post by tigger on 09.09.13 10:35

It's all politics, the design of the reactors is flawed and they always have been leaking or having trouble in one way or another. (There are some excellent short videos on Fairewinds.com about this) . Not for nothing did Angela Merckel scrap nuclear power in Germany, they have the same reactors.

The likelyhood is that over a period of time a much larger percentage than is now the norm will develop cancer.  The westcoast of America and Canada have had the worst fall-out.  There's little anyone can do in the face of such a disaster. Tepco lied and it seems to me that most leaders of the Western World were right there with them.

When Chernobyl happened, France did something curious I'm told. French press and government told the country that the cloud from Chernobyl had made a 90 degree turn at the northern border. So no need to panic. However, it seems cancer treatment facilities were modernised and a lot of money was spent on related medical care.

I'm pretty sure the human race will survive though. Though if Honshu will is another matter, one more large earthquake and it will be under water I'm told.

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