* Japan offers vague, weak nuclear exit by 2040 that could have reactors chugging decades beyond deadline (16/09-2012)
* Scathing parliamentary report accompanies restart of Japanese reactor(05/07-2012)
* Fukushima one year on: Clean up efforts slowly gaining a toe hold as public trust in government remains low(08/03-2012)
* Chain reaction scare at Fukushima only fission incident, say authorities, but environmentalists still fear criticality(09/11-2011)
* In dangerous new development, TEPCO detects nuclear fission occurring in destroyed reactors at Fukushima Daiichi (02/11-2011)
* New Norwegian report says Fukushima radiation releases twice initial estimates(31/10-2011)
* Fukushima reactors nearing cold shutdown but radiation releases continue, and clean up efforts overwhelm(29/09-2011)
* Half of Fukushima children exposed to radiation say leaked data – but is even that too low? (23/08-2011)
* Japan ignored its own radiation forecasts in days following disaster, imperiling thousands(10/08-2011)
* TEPCO report reveals chaos and lack of preparedness in the hours following tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi (20/06-2011)
* TEPCO officials confirm meltdown in Fukushima reactor No 1 while water levels uncontrollably rise and thousands more evacuate(17/05-2011)
* Japan raises Fukushima Daiichi accident to highest rating on international scale, equaling Chernobyl(12/04-2011)
* Fukushima reactor designer turned whistleblower says he knew reactor No 4 has been unsound for 40 years(24/03-2011)
* Fukushima Daiichi’s reactor No 1 was granted 10-year operational extension despite warnings of its frailties: 120,000 imperilled by radiation poisoning(22/03-2011)
* Fukushima spent fuel crisis: What exactly are the risks – and will Russia heed the lesson?(21/03-2011)
* In array of catastrophes at Fukushima Daiichi, dangers at spent fuel cooling ponds come into focus(16/03-2011)
* Mixed plutonium-uranium reactor in Japan loses coolant system as government evacuates 210,000 from area or quake-stricken nuke plant(13/03-2011)
* Japan floods overheating reactor with sea water while 140,000 evacuate area as more coolant breakdowns spread(13/03-2011)
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Authors: From reports by Miki Aoki, Tamiyuki Kihara and Toshio Tada
Date: Jan. 4, 2013
h/t Anonymous tips
“Entergy’s assertion that it ‘has not strayed from’ its commitment in the 2002 (sales order) to seek a CPG for continued operation beyond March 21, 2012 is simply false,” wrote Commons. “Entergy did not commit merely to seek a CPG for continued operation … it committed not to operate (Yankee) … unless it sought and received a renewed CPG.”
“It depends if it’s like Chernobyl — high in the air — or like Fukushima — close to the ground. Many will suffer from acute radiation illness: Hair falling out, diarrhea, blood system breaking down. There are eight million people within a 50 mile radius of that plant. Many may die in the first two weeks following a release, depending on the size of the release. Following the acute deaths, there will be a large increase in complications to the immune system — children are particularly vulnerable. Within five years you’ll see a large increase in childhood cancer, and thyroid problems in children, as we’ve seen in Chernobyl and Fukushima. 15 years later, large increases in cancers of the bodily organs, also babies born with very severe deformities, and spontaneous abortions. Increases in cataracts. Premature aging of children and everyone else, increases in diabetes, heart attacks…” her voice drifts off, the list is too long to name them all.
Are we preparing ourselves?
How the first 24 hours shaped Fukushima nuclear crisis
Weapons production: 3.2 million victims
Military nuclear accidents: 16 million victims
Nuclear reactors: 21 million victims
Nuclear reactor accidents: 15 million victims
Medical radiation use: 4 million victims
1.2 billion victims of the Nuclear Age.
Other experts add at least 500 million stillbirths or miscarriages to Ms. Bertell’s figures, bringing the total of to 1.7 billion, close to one third of the world’s existing population.
How Are We Exposed?
Sunday 3 July 2011
DOWNEY FACILITY – CALIFORNIA
[Compensation payment totals updated Friday. Medical bill payment totals updated Monday.]
Combined Part B and E Summary
Applications Filed 108 84*
**Downey M., “Strontium-90 Levels Reaching Levels of Atmospheric Testing Nuclear Years”, The Globe and Mail, 12/2/99
Kidney and Liver Damage
Increased Infant Mortality
Genetic Mutations/Chromosomal Aberrations
Making a Real Killing – Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West by Len Ackland (2000)
HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
2. CDC. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, CDC and National Cancer Institute. June 24, 2004.