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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log

Emergency at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Overall, the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious.

The IAEA receives information from various official sources in Japan through the Japanese national competent authority, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA). This Update Brief is based on information issued by the IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre up to 17:00 UTC on 11 May 2011.

YouTube - Physicist Michio Kaku Demands Entombment Of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Solutions to the Melt downs that need to be now!

Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor’s Message for Japan: ‘Run Away as Quickly as Possible’


Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor’s Message for Japan: ‘Run Away as Quickly as Possible’

Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor’s Message for Japan: ‘Run Away as Quickly as Possible’

THREE Nuclear Containment Vessels Leaking in Japan … But U.S. Law Is Based on Assumption that It Is Impossible for Containment Vessels to Leak

THREE Nuclear Containment Vessels Leaking in Japan … But U.S. Law Is Based on Assumption that It Is Impossible for Containment Vessels to Leak

YouTube - JAPAN RADIATION LEAKS ARE OUT OF CONTROL [mirror]

All countries warning to pull out of Japan March 17th,

Current news suppressed


YouTube - JAPAN RADIATION LEAKS ARE OUT OF CONTROL [mirror]

Number 1 reactor melted down and created a hole in the bottom of the pressure vessel

Tokyo Electric Power Company will have to review its plan for stabilizing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility after a large amount of radioactive water was found in the basement of one of its reactor buildings.

The utility says it discovered an estimated 3,000 tons of contaminated water in the basement of the damaged Number 1 reactor building.

TEPCO says fuel rods in the Number 1 reactor melted down and created a hole in the bottom of the pressure vessel. It says the containment vessel also appears to be damaged and highly radioactive water has leaked into the basement of the building.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fairewinds Associates, Inc


Where is all that Fukushima radiation going, and why does it matter?

A report from the Japanese Nuclear Safety Commission Ex-Secretariat, Dr. Saji, credits the current status of the accident to "luck". Gundersen discusses what could have happened if the wind had been blowing inland.

These and many other current reports to past actions from Fairewinds Associates Inc

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2010

Background - NIRS
Nuclear Information and Resource Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2010

CONTACT
Mary Olson, NIRS 828-252-8409
Arnold Gundersen, 802-865-9955
John Runkle, NC WARN 919-942-0600
Louis Zeller, BREDL (NC) 336-977-0852
Groups Urge Feds to Suspend Nuclear Licensing; Westinghouse Reactor Defect Was Missed By Regulators

Today, twelve national and regional environmental organizations called upon U.S. nuclear regulators to launch an investigation into newly identified flaws in Westinghouse's new reactor design. The coalition asked three federal agencies to suspend the AP1000 reactor from licensing and taxpayer loan consideration.

The newly discovered design flaw is tied to documentation of dozens of corrosion holes being found in existing U.S. reactor containments, which recently has raised concern at the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), an independent arm of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Containment buildings are vital barriers against radiation releases during nuclear accidents.

"The proposed AP1000 containment design is inherently less safe than current reactors," said Arnold Gundersen, former senior vice-president at Nuclear Energy Services PCC. Westinghouse did not analyze the scenario for failure containment warned of by Gundersen. He continued, "Westinghouse has ignored the long history of previous containment failures that indicate there is a high likelihood that the AP1000 containment might be in a failed condition [one or more undetected holes] before an accident begins. The containment leakage problem is exacerbated because the AP1000 is specifically intended to function as a chimney — to pull air up and release it through the top of the building." Gundersen, a 38-year engineering veteran of the nuclear power industry, produced a 32-page technical report* detailing a history of holes and cracks found at operating nuclear plants. Such corrosion problems, if coupled with the experimental "passive" emergency cooling feature in the AP1000, could accelerate and greatly increase the early release of radiation during an accident. Gundersen's report is backed by engineer and corrosion specialist Rudolf Hauser.

Based on the report, the coalition today urged NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko** to suspend license reviews of 14 proposed AP1000 reactors pending the ACRS investigation. They also urged Secretary of Energy Chu and the White House Office of Management and Budget to drop plans for taxpayer funding for the reactor due to increasing risks of projects failing in midstream. In February, the Obama Administration awarded $8.33 billion in controversial taxpayer-financed loans (with a public guarantee to cover default) to an AP1000 project at Southern Company's Vogtle plant in Waynesboro, Georgia.

Gundersen's analysis shows that even a three-quarter inch hole in the AP1000 reactor building could, under pressure from a pipe break or other accidents, result in a large and unfiltered radiation release because the building is deliberately intended to move air and heat into the atmosphere during an emergency. That heat removal — via a gap between an inner metal containment and the outer shield building — is the very feature Westinghouse touts as its principal safety upgrade.

Gundersen explained why the probability of a radiation accident is higher with the AP1000: "Existing data shows that containment system failure occurs with moisture and oxygen." He explained today that for the AP1000 design, leakage from the emergency water tank located above the reactor, testing the tank and/or atmospheric humidity will create, within the gap between liners, "a constant environment of moisture and oxygen that may, in fact, provoke a through-wall containment failure in locations that are difficult or impossible to inspect."

"The Obama Administration should put the brakes on. The consequences of containment failure at Plant Vogtle would be devastating," said Lou Zeller, Science Director for the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. "We call upon Energy Secretary Chu and NRC Chairman Jaczko to recall the dangerously flawed AP1000 design before accidents occur and more tax dollars are wasted."

A number of organizations are contesting design and licensing efforts of 14 AP1000s at seven sites across the Southeast. Also, four AP1000s are under construction in China, with more planned there and in India.

At least 77 instances of containment system degradation have occurred at operating US reactors since 1970. That includes eight through-wall holes or cracks in steel containments — two discovered in 2009 — and 60 instances of corrosion that thinned the liner walls below the allowable thickness. In addition to the ACRS, nuclear experts in Europe have recently expressed concern about the likelihood of containment failures at aging plants.

Although Westinghouse and nuclear utilities such as Duke Energy, Progress Energy and others contend that the AP1000 design was "pre-certified" by the NRC in 2006, in the past two years the NRC has identified a daunting list of design problems involving major components and operating systems, resulting in eighteen revisions to the design. Thus, cost estimates for some of the projects have doubled or tripled. Last October the NRC stunned observers by rejecting the reactor building for its potential inability to withstand high winds and the weight of the emergency water tank.

"The so-called nuclear revival is in real trouble, so it's no wonder the industry insists on socializing the risks," said Mary Olson of Nuclear Information and Resource Service. "President Obama and Congress seem clueless to the construction failures occurring in Europe and design problems in the U.S. It's tragic that industry's lobbying money has blinded them into efforts to risk 54 billion public dollars for nuclear plants, while a fraction of that amount could help America move quickly into genuine climate protection through clean, efficient energy."

* See: http://www.fairewinds.com/reports for the engineer's report and graphic illustrations of the chimney-effect during an accident.

** See: http://www.nirs.org/nukerelapse/background/backgroundhome.htm for letters to NRC Chair, Secretary of Energy, Office of Management and Budget and Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards

Coalition groups:
AP1000 Oversight Group
Bellefonte Efficiency and Sustainability Team
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
Citizens Allied for Safe Energy (Miami)
Friends of the Earth
Georgia Women's Action for New Directions
Green Party of Florida
NC WARN: Waste Awareness and Reduction Network
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Nuclear Watch South
Sierra Club South Carolina Chapter
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
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Nuclear Monitor


On 14 January 2011 the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (ACCC) slammed Slovakia for lack of proper public consultation on the Mochovce 3,4 nuclear power project. This decision means that Slovakia also is in breach with EU law and that the European Commission will have to supervise its implementation.
The decision implies that construction of the Mochovce nuclear power plant will have to be stopped until a new Environmental Impact Assessment has been carried out.

Japan announces it will not build new nuclear reactors

Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Updates on Fukushima reactors and aftermath of Japan earthquake.

Updated 2:30 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Japan announces it will not build new nuclear reactors; will focus on renewables and energy efficiency. Joint U.S.-Japanese aerial monitoring finds high Cesium levels well outside evacuation zone.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service - NIRS

Sunday, May 8, 2011

YouTube - Japan Radiation has reached Alaska! Canada and California Next. reaches fallout Warning!

Warning America, Radiation spreading Nuclear blast unavoidable. Radioactive Fallout Heading Our Way, Workers have been withdrawn and have abandon power plant, nuclear blast is unavoidable. 4th fourth 5th fifth Japan Explosion Melt Down CNN Power plant fox news cbs rt cnn abc bbc news nuclear nuke plant melt down cooling rod failed west coast US untied states another california vancouver canada will reach Japanese Workers Abandon Power Plant withdrawn evacuated tokyo Nuclear Blast Explosion Detected at Japanese Japan Powerplant, Meltdown Unavoidable
Confirmed

YouTube - Japan nuclear safety concerns

YouTube - Japan nuclear safety concerns: "Jonathan Links, Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director for the Center for Public Health Preparedness discusses the Nuclear crisis in Japan"

FUKUSHIMA = 2,000 Atomic Bombs : Veterans Today

Killer Contamination spreads worldwide without opposition?


For now, we all wait and try to avoid the 10 radioactive particles set free for each of us on Earth, from Fukushima’s triggered stationary nuclear weapons. Feel free to figure out how to dodge lethal, airborne particles you can’t see.

YouTube - Radiation fears grow for U.S. Military

YouTube - Radiation fears grow for U.S. Military: "The U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington left its Japanese port over fears of contamination. David Martin reports serious consideration is also being given to the mandatory evacuation of all military family members from threatened areas of Japan"

YouTube - Radioactive Iodine In Phoenix Arizona Milk 1600% above EPA as they prepare to raise limits?

YouTube - Radioactive Iodine In Phoenix Arizona Milk 1600% above EPA as they prepare to raise limits?

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