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Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

August 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

via Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily.

February 28, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Looking closely at this widespread,
 ongoing repudiation and crisis of nuclear power!
 
Spread the word widely and thanks
 
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This past Sunday a program was presented on San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station (SONWGS), featuring urban planner Torgen Johnson, …..and  Tom English who sang:
 
What part of Fukushima don’t you understand?
 
 
 
Take a quick look at the kind of News releases
from all over the world in only the past  several days. . .
 
 
Top story:  Fukushima, Japan
 
Collapse of spent fuel storage pool at Fukushima Daiichi could be worse than initial accident, says new report..
    * A collapse of the already tilting reactor No 4 building at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, ¬atop which sits a spent nuclear fuel storage pool containing 1,535 fuel assemblies – including 204 unused ones – would lead to a “significant global impact,”- by far topping last year’s triple meltdown at the plant, a new report says Charles Digges, 03/07-2012. And noting that there are regular earthquakes of substantial impact happening.
 
Among the latest Updates:
  
 
Are we preparing ourselves
to stand up together against  government,  it’s regulatory commission and the Nuclear Power industry?
Nothing less will begin to change all this!
 
 
 
Kyodo
    * Impact to US West Coast from Fukushima disaster likely larger than anticipated, several reports indicate(19/09-2012)
* 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)
    * Explosion and meltdown possibility at Japanese nuclear power plant may mean worst scenario since Chernobyl(12/03-2011)


Lots of radiation is still coming to the US west coast from Fukushima Daiichi, from the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere.  It’s hard to get information-  http://www.opednews.com/articles/Media-Silent-on-Fukushima-by-Brian-Lynch-130108-588.html 
 
We recently learned that the cleanup is just spreading radioactivity. 
 
(The rivers flow into the Pacific ocean.  – CW)
 
Title: CROOKED CLEANUP (1): Radioactive waste dumped into rivers during decontamination work in Fukushima
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
 
    Cleanup crews in Fukushima Prefecture have dumped soil and leaves contaminated with radioactive fallout into rivers. Water sprayed on contaminated buildings has been allowed to drain back into the environment. And supervisors have instructed workers to ignore rules on proper collection and disposal of the radioactive waste. […]
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Nuclear power and press freedom
 
 The Japan Times
Feb 10, 2013
 
Japan fell from 22nd place to 53rd in the rankings of press freedom last year, according to the nonprofit organization Reporters Without Borders. Japan’s plummet was attributed to a single factor – the lack of access to information related to the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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DPS says Entergy is not to be trusted
BRATTLEBORO — Entergy is not to be trusted and should not be given permission to continue its operation of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

“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.”
 
 
 
Wind Power!
 
“Aha!” “What worries me is if we continue to build an excessive amount of wind and subsidize wind, the unintended consequence could be that it leads to shutting down plants,” said one official.
 
<http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0208-exelon-div–20130208,0,2015410.story?dssReturn&gt; the Chicago Tribune, adding that states which have subsidized wind power might see jobs disappear if nuclear plants shut down.
 
Tax credits for wind keep turbines running at times when there is no demand for power which drives down the price that Exelon charges for nuclear power, meaning that in wind heavy states the company pays customers to take their power.
 
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Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas
It would be a folly to think that there is no hope
 of tackling climate change without nuclear power
 
 
Learning to speak knowledgeably and to the  point
 in this atmosphere of Madness! 
 
 Dr. Caldicott , widely known spokesperson for the antinuclear movement was recently asked about the consequences of an accident at San Onofre.  After noting that the data is already published in her books, she provided a graphic description:

“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.
 
“The land will be radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years, the food grown will be radioactive, so people will be eating radioactive food for thousands of years.  The accident never ends, it’s ongoing, there will be an increase in malignancies, and genetic disease, as the genes in the eggs and sperm are mutated, and those abnormalities are passed on for generations.”

Are we preparing ourselves?
Can we stand up together against  government,  it’s regulatory commission and the Nuclear Power industry?
Nothing else will do!
 Highest of government authorities  and those tied to their jobs and its kind of “security” need to hear from all of us!
 
 
 
Reported on by. . .
Communities For Justice and Peace, Humboldt.Co. Ca.
Sending  out  reports  and research studies, exposing media bias,
holding government  accountable to “We The People!”
 
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Humboldt Co. Participates in National Day of Rallying to End Nuclear Power Sept. 30, Oct. 1

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Humboldt Co. Participates in National Day of Rallying to End Nuclear Power

Join concerned citizens all over the country in a day of rallies to END NUCLEAR POWER NOW!!!!  Demand the closure of all 104 operating nuclear power stations in the U.S., including two here in CA.  Nuclear power will never be safe, and we still have no solution to the problem of long lived, lethally toxic nuclear waste.

Stand up and be counted at these local events:

Garberville,  Fri, Sept. 30 starting at 11:00am in the Garberville town square

Arcata, Sat, Oct. 1  starting at 11:00am in the Arcata Square

Eureka, Sat, Oct 1 starting at 11:00am at the Humboldt Co. Courthouse in Eureka

Welcome to the blog for the Humboldt chapter of End Nuclear Power Now

September 22, 2011 2 comments

Welcome to the blog for the Humboldt chapter of End Nuclear Power Now.
As the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to unfold, citizens around the world stand up to say “Never Again!”

Here in Humboldt Co. we host one decommissioning nuclear power plant which contains high level nuclear waste, in dry casks, stored in a tsunami hazard zone. We also recognize that 104 operating nuclear power plants still in operation represent a serious threat to all of us. Even thousands of miles from the site of the Japanese nuclear disaster, radioactive fallout has been detected on the West Coast of the U.S. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster resulted in over one million deaths due to cancer and birth defects. The Fukushima disaster has already surpassed Chernobyl in terms of radiation released, and will surely eclipse Chernobyl in death and disease as well. We cannot allow anything like this to happen in the U.S.

We know that nuclear reactors in the U.S. are approaching, or have already exceeded their designed lifespan. However, the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) routinely re-licenses aging reactors with serious safety defects.

Even in routine operation nuclear power plants in the U.S. release large quantities of dangerous radioactive materials into the communities that host these facilities. The legacy of cancer, disease and birth defects caused by nuclear power in the U.S. is well documented. We say “No More Sacrifice Zones”