Friday, December 23, 2011

Some news before Christmas Time "Silent Nights"

The molten core of FD reactor 1 could be exposed from the water. Analysis of the state of FD reactors by a Japanese expert - ENENEWS-NHK:

http://enenews.com/nhk-molten-nuclear-fuel-could-be-exposed-from-the-water-at-reactor-no-1-video


Japanese government is counting the total cost of nuclear power to be 50% higher than estimated a few years ago. The price is almost equal to wind and solar power! - Businessweek:


http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-20/japan-says-nuclear-power-cost-may-be-50-higher-than-estimated.html


Nuclear Problems in France - Startribune:

http://www.startribune.com/business/135890938.html


I WISH ALL THE READERS OF SOLARWINDPRONET MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2012!

JPS

P.S. I MADE SOME CORRECTIONS TO MY ANTI-THESIS ARTICLE   http://solarwindpronet.blogspot.com/2011/12/is-usa-today-as-democratic-and-open-as.html  TO USA-TODAY EDITORIAL: I MENTIONED THE FALLOUT , FISHING INDUSTRY AND THE POSSIBLE RADIOACTIVE DEBRIS THAT IS ARRIVING IN THE USA NOW - THIS IS ALL DEALING WITH THE U.S. WEST COST, NOT THE EAST COST AS I WROTE. SORRY ABOUT THE MISTAKE!
JPS

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Japanese reporter who worked secretly as clean-up worker in Fukushima Daichi reveals the nuclear industy - Yakuza relation

Japanese mafia - Yakuza - is involved in nuclear business. So tells us a Japanese reporter who has been working as a clean up worker at crippled FD reactors  for months. He had secretly taken photos and videos of the plants clean-up work. A good video of the press conference - English translation. -ENENEWS:

http://enenews.com/breaking-man-who-worked-at-reactor-no-3-says-nuclear-fuel-gone-from-spent-fuel-pool-no-3-great-skepticism-that-any-pellets-remain-video

JS

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FUKUSHIMA AND CHINA-SYNDROME

COULD FUKUSHIMA HAVE A CHINA-SYNDROME?

AN EXCELLENT VIDEO - ARNIE GUNDERSEN SHARES HIS EXPERTICE - FAIREWINDS:

http://fairewinds.com/content/fukushima-could-it-have-china-syndrome

REALLY WORTH  WATCHING!

JS

NRC at Congress Hearing

The Congress Hearing of NRC today. Some discussion- ENENEWS:

http://enenews.com/just-in-congressman-at-nrc-hearing-fukushima-is-worst-nuclear-disaster-in-world-history-video

JS

MORE EVIDENCE OF FD REACTOR 3 EXPLOSION 14.3.2011 HAD BEEN NUCLEAR CRITICALITY EXPLOSION

THERE ARE MANY EXPERTS THAT HAVE SAID FROM THE BEGINNING THAT THE EXPLOSION OF REACTOR 3 IN FD NPP WAS OF NUCLEAR CRITICALITY BY NATURE.
ENENEWS HAS COLLECTED THE VIEWS ON ONE SITE:

http://enenews.com/japan-nuke-inspector-nuclear-explosion-fukushima-3-black-smoke-mushroom-cloud-hydrogen-explosion-produce-black-smoke/comment-page-1#comment-168978


THE BIRDS IN CHERNOBYL AREA HAVE SMALLER BRAINS AND MORE LARGE TUMORS THAN LESS CONTAMINATED AREA  NEIGHBOURS - CANADIAN BIOLOGIST DR. TIMOTHY MOUSSEAU  - ENENEWS/IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET- Helen Caldicott:
http://enenews.com/top-biology-professor-incredibly-high-frequency-very-very-large-abdominal-tumors-observed-latest-trip-chernobyl-video

JS

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Is USA today as democratic and open as USA TODAY?

I spent last few hours responding an Editorial of USA TODAY written by the Editorial Board of the Magazine: "Japan's nuke meltdown shouldn't close US plants":

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/story/2011-12-12/Japan-Nuclear-Regulatory-Commission/51850082/1#uslPageReturn

The USA TODAY reader's comments are published via Facebook under the article commented and their Conversation Guidelines can be found here:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/conversation-guidelines

Perhaps by article was including too offensive speech towards nuclear industry or the words "environmental bullshit! (Sorry!)" was too heavy to be printed, or then for some other reason not familiar to me it was removed from the USA TODAY -site in a few minutes.

So because I believe I'm still living in a partly democratic country I decided to publish my responce (I'm glad I made a backup copy of the article I wrote) to that pronuclear Editorial here:

Ten antitheses for the Editorial Board's Editorial

1. Nuclear power has greenhouse gas emissions. The mining, enrichening of uranium fuel, building up the plants for years, keeping the plant in "safe" condition, taking care and storaging the used fuel, decommissioning the plants; it all takes enormously energy mainly made up with fossile fuels giving greenhouse gas emissions.
2. Wind, solar and other renewable forms of energy are NOT a long way to be able to carry the 24/7 load for the world needing safe energy solutions.
Link:
http://enformable.com/2011/09/privately-funded-solar-energy-companies-thrive-as-solar-industry-booms-solar-is-cheaper-than-new-nuclear-or-coal-power-plants/
3. Nuclear power makes sense ONLY when one is looking forward to having nuclear weapons and exponentially growing group of other nations having them too, especially the quite poor developing countries. If we continue to use nuclear power, the only fuel available in a few decades is recycled MOX (mixed-oxide plutonium/uranium fuel). If you have couple of nuclear arms scientists available, you can make hundreds of a-bombs of the fuel needed to load only a few reactors. If everything is well planned, it takes about two weeks to make a working nuclear weapon of the recycled nuclear fuel.
4. Japanese regulators were warned of tsunamis and the consequences they could bring to nuclear facilities. It was too expensive andtook too much work for something that can be ignored too easily by reading the statistics: once in a thousand years, it won't be now...
When you think of the unthinkable it will cost money, much money, when dealing with the safety of nuclear power stations and spent fool pools!
5. Nobody knows the damage which was made to North Anna NPPs: the inner structures and hidden pipes can all not be examined. It's only a good guess to believe that the plant is safe and capable of facing next earthquake or other accident, perhaps more powerful and severe than the previous one.
6. Talking of NPPs and some hours without electricity is oldfashioned. Fresh studies show that terrorist attacs or violent solar storms can leave large areas without electricity for months, even years! According to a recent US study the propability of suffering a severe long blackout for a single NPP in the USA is about 33% during its economical life of 40 years (according to the report of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory). The scientists have estimated that during the next couple of years there will be several severe solar storms with geoeffects. It could mean 20 - 30 chernobyls or Fukushimas at the same time (on the US soil). But this is like speaking of tsunamis in year 2010 Japan, pure environmental bullshit! (Sorry!)
Link - IBTIMES.COM: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/194166/20110808/solar-storms-severe-solar-storms-earth-paralyse-carrington-event.htm
7.And talking about the Jaczko & Friends disagreement. It is not healthy but when somebody is willing to make things right it always turns out to be rough in nuclear industry (and circles around it, eating at the same table).
As far as I know having read the news reports and NRC emails published, Jaczko tried to warn US citizens of the severity of Fukushima accident and make NRC to move quickly forward to finding out obvious risks in US nuclear industry, unfolded by the Japan accident. The others may have acted more slowly. Perhaps there is no hurry in nuclear world to find out masses of new safety investment targets right now. After Wednesday we all may be wiser.
8. If history proofs anything, it's that nuclear power has caused tens of thousands - maybe hundreds of thousands americans and citizens of other countries to get cancer or some other radiation related illness (caused by the nuclear activities of americans). The testing of nuclear weapons made the way for "peaceful" nuclear power generating.
No, please don't get me wrong, there are other nations as well quilty of the same "crime": Russia, China, Great Britain, France....Iran. All the nuclear weapon producers. And also my own country, Finland, is running four reactors, the fifth is under construction. They are planning to build two more. Nobody worries about Finland being a nuclear weapon power. But when we'll get Olkiluoto 3 ready, then we can load it with MOX. Some fresh spare MOX fuel is always good to have in storage - and our army has something to smile about. We have plenty of good nuclear scientists...
I hope that is not the case, but coverups are quite common in nuclear industry.
9. Perhaps before building up new NPPs the Americans should have more information of the consequences of the Fukushima accident for the US territory: radioactive fallout doesn't respect any geographical borders. You should ask your officials for radiation information about fish being caught on US West Coast (for now and later on). Or taking samples of the soil at mountainious area where the fallout rained down at West Coast. And what to do with the radioactive water and polluted wood and masses of other floating waste of Japan Tsunami that is halfway sailing towards the USA.
10. Finally, I do agree with the writer that there's zero margin for (major) error in nuclear power.

Have you ever met a perfect human being?
(Neither have I)
P.S. Sorry for my pure English - I'm used to write Finnish!
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fukushima car air filters so radioactive they had to be buried as radioactive waste

Scientist Marco Kaltofen tells that car air filters used in Fukushima area imported for analyzing radionuclides in them are so radioactive that they have to be disposed of in a radioactive waste disposal site in the US - ENENEWS/FAIREWINDS.

http://enenews.com/my-university-is-annoyed-with-me-air-filter-from-japan-so-radioactive-it-must-be-buried-at-radioactive-waste-disposal-site-in-us-video

Some fresh points of view by an expert senior writer Takao Yamada - Mainichi DN/Enenews:

"Some readers appear to wonder why I recently write only about nuclear power generation in this column. I do so because I believe that it is a crucial issue that will determine the fate of Japan as well as the whole world." Takao Yamada - MDN

The Plutonium question:
http://enenews.com/must-read-major-report-on-plutonium-published-in-mainichi-by-expert-senior-writer

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/pulse/news/20111205p2a00m0na001000c.html

Fukushima - A War Zone - Yamada - Mainichi:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/pulse/news/20111010p2a00m0na001000c.html

The Reality of Decontamination - Yamada - Mainichi:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/pulse/news/20111017p2a00m0na004000c.html

Nuke Promoters and Responsibility - Yamada - Mainichi:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/pulse/news/20110926p2a00m0na002000c.html

Will Monju Fast Breeder Reactor Be Closed Or Not? -Yamada - Mainichi:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/pulse/news/20111129p2a00m0na003000c.html

Use Your Own Senses to Face the Truth! - Yamada - Mainichi:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/pulse/news/20111024p2a00m0na007000c.html

Has Japan's Nuclear Policy really Changed A Lot? - Yamada - Mainichi:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/pulse/news/20111107p2a00m0na002000c.html

So, this article series of Mainichi Daily News by Takao Yamada is worth reading! I hope there would be more intellectuals like Yamada to honestly speak out their knowledge and experience of nuclear power related issues.

JS

Confusion about NRC's role, UN organisations playing ugly radiation game with peoples health and money

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission - NRC - is having a crisis: Chairman Jaczko seems to be too active

The other four NRC members have written to the White House to complain about Chairman Jaczko.
Huffingtonpost:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/09/gregory-jaczko-nuclear-regulatory-commission_n_1140404.html

TheHill:

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/198519-top-nuke-regulators-tell-white-house-of-grave-concerns-with-nrc-chairman-jaczko

A US Congressman is speaking about conspiracy against Jaczko of other four NRC members according to ENENEWS:

http://enenews.com/just-in-congressman-releases-blockbuster-report-detailing-nrc-conspiracy-in-wake-of-fukushima

The original report "Regulatory Meltdown"by Rep. Edward J. Markey (downloadable):

http://markey.house.gov/docs/regulatory_meltdown_12.09.11.pdf

Are the UN organisations playing ugly game with radiation studies, the health of children and the money of UN and nuclear industry? Find out by looking the document film of Swiss production "Nuclear Controversies" by Vladimir Tchertkoff & al. -ENENEWS:
http://enenews.com/must-see-top-radiation-expert-50-bqkg-in-humans-leads-to-irreversible-lesions-in-vital-organs-then-top-un-official-refutes-effects-of-internal-radiation-video

Or look the video here NWA-Schweiz:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8746168177815160826#

Computer virus was found in Fukushima Daichi reactors computer system while doing recovery boost after the total black-out in March - Fukushima Diary:

http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/12/breaking-news-programmer-of-fukushima-confesses-fukushima-had-a-cyber-attack/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FukushimaDiary+%28Fukushima+Diary%29

Some good news:

Finnish Santa Claus visiting Fukushima - Asahi Shimbun:


 

Yoko Ono visiting Fukushima Prefecture - Asahi Shimbun:

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/life_and_death/AJ201112070001

JS

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Radioactive Strontium Leak in Fukushima Daichi

In Japan 45 tons of radioactive strontium-rich water leaked from the radioactive water purification equipment of Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant on Sunday according to NHK news agency. Even when purified the  water contained strontium 45 bequerels per cubic centimeter but before cleaning, it was highly radioactive, including 130 000 bequerels / cm3. Still, the case is serious, if water gets into the sea because it carries the in bones accumulative radioactive strontium, which causes bone cancer. A total amount of water escaped by my reckoning contains radioactivity 2025000000 bequerels (more than 2 billion bequerels).

TEPCO power company has according to NHK, piled sandbags into the ditch to prevent the radioactive water escaping to the sea. Any information about the project's success was not yet available.

NHK:

 http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111205_03.html

SOLARWINDADMIN

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Now the Scientists Are Discussing Whether the Nuclear Fuel Is Out of the Reactor Building Or Not

Several news agencies and scientists have been guessing whether the nuclear fuel at Fukushima Daichi reactor 1 (or reactor 2/3) has stayed inside the concrete building or left it. TEPCO has made some computer models that show that the fuel mass of reactor 1 (Lava-like thousands of degrees centigrade inner temperature) have stayed inside the concrete building. It may have stopped just about 50 cm before it would have left the building after having melted its way through the steel pressure vessel and after that about 1,5 m concrete.

This link is in Japanese - TEPCO's fresh report of Fukushima meltdowns. On pages 1-45 - 47 you'll find some pictures with english terms, mostly you need to use copy-paste and google translater unless you know japanese.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/images/handouts_111130_09-j.pdf

Containment vessel may be tilted Yomiuri-Enenews:

http://enenews.com/new-dec-1-yomiuri-govt-study-reactor-pressure-vessel-may-be-tilted-after-corium-melted-up-to-200-cm-into-concrete-floor-steel-shroud-may-also-be-damaged
But many scientists point out that nobody knows where the fuel is now. It is possible that it is already making its way through bedrock 8 -12 m under the power plant. And that would be a bad thing: it would contaminate ground water or cause nuclear hydro volcanic steam explosion.
TEPCO report leaves open questions - Yomiuri:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111203003352.htm  
N-fuel condition is unclear - Yomiuri:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111118006066.htm  
Deeper meltdown - nobody knows where the fuel is AP:

http://www.wdtn.com/dpps/living_green/world_green/study-shows-deeper-meltdown-at-japan-nuke-reactor-wd11-jgr_4002530
Tepco don't totally disclose the possibility of the fuel having gone out from the containment vessel -Enenews:

http://enenews.com/just-in-nhk-over-half-of-fuel-has-melted-out-of-containment-vessel-says-tepcos-assumed-worst-scenario-video

Government and officials trying to hide the information:
False geiger counters by Japanese Government offricials - Fukushima Diary:

http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/11/ministry-of-education-order-false-dose-meters/

Japanese scientists deny to stop making radiation analyses (at the end of the article) - ASAHI:
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201112020003

Some good news:

UN wants to get rid of nuclear weapons -NHK:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111203_17.html

80 % of Japanese reactors closed - NHK:

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111125_09.html

TEPCO suspends building nuclear reactors - Yomiuri:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111201005563.htm

TEPCO indirectly admits they don't need N-reactors - Fukushima - Diary:

http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/11/tepco-officially-admitted-they-dont-need-nuclear-power/

Japan's new energy policy saving - Yomiuri:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T111124006223.htm

Japan leaving fast breeder reactors? - NHK:

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111120_13.html

So there were some of the news topics of last week. Inspite of all this radioactive mess - try to relax and have some christmas peace in your heart :)
J.S.