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What are they going to do about those fuel rods at Unit 4 ?

post #257 of 278
Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

What are they going to do about those fuel rods at Unit 4 ?



Atlantic: Is gov’t trying to contaminate every region of Japan by burning radioactive debris? “If everyone is ‘contaminated,’ then, in a relative sense, no one is”




Tokyo Starts Burning Radioactive Waste from Other Areas … Tokyo Governor Tells Residents to “Shut Up” and Stop Complaining About It





post #258 of 278

Tokyo Electric wants to remove those fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched in the air at Unit 4.  Let's hope they can do it.  Higher forces are at work too.  

post #259 of 278
Could our nuclear material disposal be done by inserting it into our mantle?
post #260 of 278

In the US and other parts of the world some of it's nuclear waste including spent fuel rods are deposited deep underground (about a half a mile or more) in salt formations or old salt mines which are considered stable to contain the waste.

Edited by warubozu - 10/10/13 at 11:49am
post #261 of 278
Yes but that's just storing it and not a solution after 60+ years of ignorance. If it continues to get used, they need to find a way to handle it safely. Our future depends on it. Or maybe they don't want to........ It reminds me of the customer wanting to learn how to fly a plane, not take off or land it.
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The removal of those fuel rods appeared to be going smoothly.  

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Edited by Happy Camper - 12/24/13 at 2:54pm
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Where does it say about the current removal of fuel rods at Unit 4 ?

Edited by Audio-Omega - 12/24/13 at 8:11pm
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Let's keep an eye on this and see how it goes









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Gundersen: (2:15 in) We need an underground sarcophagus to prevent the groundwater from entering the Fukushima reactors. I think once that’s accomplished, there’s no need to decommission these power plants and turn them back to the ground they are in. The reason for that is the exposure to young brave Japanese workers is going to be way too high for almost 100 years. Because of the explosions and because of the fact that the groundwater has moved parts of the nuclear fuel out into surrounding buildings, the risk to the workers is way too high. It’s time to contain the groundwater, cover-up that site, and walk away for 100 years. The Japanese government doesn’t want that to happen because they want their population to think that this is a solvable problem. It isn’t. The best thing for the Japanese to do is to admit that they’re going to have to live with radioactive rubble at the Fukushima site for over 100 years.





"If you started looking at every single person, the project wouldn't move forward. You wouldn't get a tenth of the people you need," said Yukio Suganuma, president of Aisogo Service, a construction company that was hired in 2012 to clean up radioactive fallout from streets in the town of Tamura.
The sprawl of small firms working in Fukushima is an unintended consequence of Japan's legacy of tight labor-market regulations combined with the aging population's deepening shortage of workers. Japan's construction companies cannot afford to keep a large payroll and dispatching temporary workers to construction sites is prohibited. As a result, smaller firms step into the gap, promising workers in exchange for a cut of their wages.
Below these official subcontractors, a shadowy network of gangsters and illegal brokers who hire homeless men has also become active in Fukushima. Ministry of Environment contracts in the most radioactive areas of Fukushima prefecture are particularly lucrative because the government pays an additional $100 in hazard allowance per day for each worker.
Takayoshi Igarashi, a lawyer and professor at Hosei University, said the initial rush to find companies for decontamination was understandable in the immediate aftermath of the disaster when the priority was emergency response. But he said the government now needs to tighten its scrutiny to prevent a range of abuses, including bid rigging.
"There are many unknown entities getting involved in decontamination projects," said Igarashi, a former advisor to ex-Prime Minister Naoto Kan. "There needs to be a thorough check on what companies are working on what, and when. I think it's probably completely lawless if the top contractors are not thoroughly checking."
The Ministry of Environment announced on Thursday that work on the most contaminated sites would take two to three years longer than the original March 2014 deadline. That means many of the more than 60,000 who lived in the area before the disaster will remain unable to return home until six years after the disaster.
Earlier this month, Abe, who pledged his government would "take full responsibility for the rebirth of Fukushima" boosted the budget for decontamination to $35 billion, including funds to create a facility to store radioactive soil and other waste near the wrecked nuclear plant.


Now I'm just too confused. Is it really OK to keep contaminating the entire planet for two to three years longer instead of accepting a little help from their foreign friends?


Wait a minute, we won't even know what's actually happening there anymore


Japan passes controversial secrecy law

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Was the Tsunami an act of nature?
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

Was the Tsunami an act of nature?


Have you been watching too many conspiracy documentaries saying that man-made digging, tall heavy buildings, China-made dams, or North Korea underground atom bomb explosions been shifting weight & weakening the earth's crust causing the earthquake that caused the tsunami?


BTW if you guys think I'm kidding, such farce documentaries do exist, just check out Youtube.

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Tokyo Shimbun Article Regarding Confidentiality Clause in the IAEA/FMU Pact, Complete Translation




It was discovered that the memorandum of cooperation between the IAEA and Fukushima as well as Fukui Prefectures contain a confidentiality clause that will classify shared information if requested by either party. This clause was not discussed by the prefectural assembly, and critics say "it could be preempting the State Secrecy Protection Law."
The memorandum of cooperation with IAEA was signed in December 2012 by Fukushima prefecture as well as October 2013 by Fukui Prefecture.
In Fukushima Prefecture, it was the prefectural government that entered into an agreement with IAEA in the area of decontamination and radioactive waste management, whereas Fukushima Medical University entered into an agreement with IAEA in the area of the survey of radiological effect on human health. The memorandum includes detailed "Practical Agreements" which contained a clause stating, "The Parties will ensure the confidentiality of information classified by the other Party as restricted or confidential."
Fukui Prefecture also entered into an agreement with IAEA in the area of development of human resources in the field of nuclear energy, and its memorandum also included a confidentiality clause.
Neither prefecture admits to any information having been classified confidential at this time, but if either the prefectures or IAEA decide to classify information for "they contribute to worsening of the residents' anxiety," there is a possibility that such information as the accident information, as well as radiation measurement data and thyroid cancer information may not be publicized.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs official who was involved in the making of the memorandum stated, upon interview, that "As this is an international agreement, I cannot reveal which party, Japan or IAEA, asked for the confidentiality clause."
However, officials of both prefectures stated that IAEA has a rule to include the confidentiality clause when signing the memorandum with the administrative body of each country.
IAEA has published reports, after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, stating "there were no health effects due to radiation exposure."
Ruiko Mutoh, representative of The Complainants for Criminal Prosecution of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, expressed her concern that "IAEA has a history of hiding information about health effects in Chernobyl. The same thing could happen to Fukushima."
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