When it comes to the Fukushima reactor, it is comforting to know that TEPCO, the company running the thing always gets back to you…eventually.
|By: Attaturk Monday August 11, 2014 1:30 am|
|By: BoxTurtle Monday August 4, 2014 4:13 pm|
They’ve discovered an “island” of debris from the Tsunami off the coast of Calif. It’s hot, of course, about 300x normal but not in the danger zone. You wouldn’t want the crap on a beach near you, though.
And it’s not the only place things are piling up. Canada’s government is only slightly less in denial about the risks demonstrated by Fukushima, they’re pretty heavily in the nuke industry’s pocket as well.
|By: BoxTurtle Monday July 28, 2014 6:30 pm|
Another scientist moves off the reservation: We must do radiation testing of people outside Fukushima prefecture. Government official: “I don’t want to discuss the issue.” They then proceed to “analyze” the data based on their intentionally flawed methodology, which has the effect of wildly underestimating the actual impact. Though in their defense, we really don’t know what the impact of this kind of radiation exposure is. But we will.
|By: BoxTurtle Monday June 30, 2014 6:30 pm|
The Ice Wall that was supposed to solve all their problems with water still won’t freeze. This may be for the best, as we don’t know exactly how much cooling of the corium the groundwater was accomplishing. Potentially more than the water being pumped into the reactors.
Some hope to locate the corium via muon scanning. This should work, IF Tepco lets it happen.
|By: Elliott Saturday June 21, 2014 8:00 pm|
Hodges and podges from around the interwebs., starting with Shahid Buttar’s catchy NSA vs USA dance track.
|By: solartopia Saturday June 14, 2014 12:30 pm|
Physicians for Social Responsibility and the German International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War have issued a ten-point rebuttal to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) report, warning the public of the UN’s compromised credibility. The disaster is “ongoing” say the groups, and must be monitored for decades. “Things could have turned for the worse” if winds had been blowing toward Tokyo rather than out to sea (and towards America).
|By: BoxTurtle Monday June 9, 2014 6:45 am|
Strontium reaches 500 Billion Bq/m3 in the basements at Fuku. The basement water is leaking into the ocean at a rate of at least 200 tons per day. Strontium accumulates in the body anyplace where calcium might go, like bones or breast mike. It’ll start accumulating up the food chain.
|By: williamboardman Saturday May 31, 2014 7:59 am|
Radioactive water has flowed from the Fukushima complex into the Pacific Ocean continuously since March 11, 2011. The flow rate varies, most likely, but no one knows what the rate is and there is no reliable system in place to measure the flow. There is also no reliable system in place to measure the intensity of the radiation, which also most likely varies.
|By: BoxTurtle Monday May 19, 2014 6:30 pm|
NASA has built a flying saucer! Actually, it’s a landing saucer and intended to test soft landing techniques for future missions.
An experiment to create matter from light. Theoretically possible, but nobody until now has come up with a way to test the theory.
Silly putty (remember that stuff?) makes better LiON batteries!