Over Easy: Monday Science

By: Monday December 8, 2014 5:52 am

Fukushima Update:

Posted for humor value. Almost everything this fellow says is 100% pure, weapons grade bullshitium.


Over Easy: Monday Science

By: Monday November 24, 2014 4:16 pm

Well, the holiday season begins. First, we have the holiday of Gluttony, then we have the holiday of Greed, then we have the holiday of Drunkenness. What a wonderful country!

Monday Science, Fukushima Update

By: Monday November 17, 2014 4:00 pm

Fukushima Update:

Arne Gundersen reports that Doctors in Japan are being threatened to keep radiation related illnesses quiet. Arne is a very reliable source, but he provides no evidence other than his statements. Still, I heave read this from other sources, though I don’t recall any Dr’s being cited by name as being repressed.

Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe – Book Salon Preview

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 11:05 am

On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine. A project of the Helen Caldicott Foundation and co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, this gathering was a response to widespread concerns that the media and policy makers had been far too eager to move past what are clearly deep and lasting impacts for the Japanese people and for the world. This was the first comprehensive attempt to address the health and environmental damage done by one of the worst nuclear accidents of our times.

Fukushima Update

By: Monday October 13, 2014 3:22 pm

Well, a lot has been happening at Ol’ Fuku (gotta love that abbreviation).

Reactor #1 is still generally unapproachable for any length of time. The plan is to begin debris removal in late 2015. The location and status of the corium is unknown for sure, but the last set of radiation readings indicate to me that most of the corium is in the torus.

Reactor #2 is unapproachable currently.

Over Easy: Monday Science

By: Monday September 22, 2014 6:31 am

Fukushima Update. And we must not forget our OWN Fukushima, Hanford.

Late Night: Monday Science, Fukushima Update

By: Monday September 8, 2014 8:00 pm

Fukushima Update:

The official position is that dropping the 1000lb console into the #3 SFP did no additional damage. They’ve been removing debries from the #3 SFP remotely for quite awhile and they’re quite behind schedule. Fuel rods ARE damaged in the #3 SFP, scans of the water indicate busted rods. And if the differene explosion came from there, those rods are WAY damaged.

But don’t worry.

Shut California’s Fukushima: Diablo Must Go!

By: Sunday September 7, 2014 6:56 am

The catastrophe at Fukushima was not an accident. It’s unfolding again in California.
The next west coast quake could easily shake the two reactors at Diablo Canyon to rubble.

They are riddled with defects, can’t withstand potential seismic shocks from five major nearby fault lines, violate state water quality laws and are vulnerable to tsunamis and fire.

Fukushima Update, Now in Year 4

By: Saturday September 6, 2014 8:10 am

Nobody in the world knows how dispose of radioactive waste safely and permanently. That’s a given. The Japanese central government is presumably aware that anything it does with still the unmeasured, but vast amount of radioactive waste from Fukushima’s six nuclear power generators will be temporary. Leaving it in place is not an option. So Tokyo announced August 29 that the Fukushima waste would be stored for 30 years in Fukushima prefect, in an “interim facility” to be built probably in nearby Okuma or Futaba (now evacuated).

“We’ve screened and confirmed safety and regional promotion measures as offered by the state,” Fukushima prefect Governor Yuhei Sato said when announcing the decision.

Monday Science: Fukushima Update

By: Monday August 11, 2014 4:12 pm

Fukushima Update:

Well, Attaturk stole some of my thunder, so I’ll refer you there. I should note that 2021 date is fiction: They are unlikely to even be able to enter that part of #3 by then. And even if they do, I don’t know what they’ll find. That different explosion scattered fuel rod chunks everywhere and a lot of that is probably still in the building.

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