Daily Archives: 2012/04/29

Tokyo Soil Samples Would Be Considered Nuclear Waste in the US via Fairewinds

While traveling in Japan several weeks ago, Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen took soil samples in Tokyo public parks, playgrounds, and rooftop gardens. All the samples would be considered nuclear waste if found here in the US. This level of contamination is … Continue reading

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EPA: Don’t Sacrifice Navajo Water for Uranium Mining via ENDAUM

The Colorado Plateau of New Mexico still bears the unhealed sores of the Uranium Boom of the last century – radioactive waste piles, contaminated water and hundreds of mines on Navajo land abandoned by companies looking to make a quick … Continue reading

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世界版拡散予測 未公表さらに1500枚 via 東京新聞

 東京電力福島第一原発事故の際、広範囲の放射性物質拡散を予測する「世界版(W)SPEEDI(スピーディ)」の試算結果に公表漏れがあった問題で、さらに千五百枚近い拡散予測図が未公表になっていたことが分かった。WSPEEDIを運用する日本原子力研究開発機構(原子力機構)から、原子力安全委員会と文部科学省に同時に送られていたが、両者の間で十分な連携が取られず、宙に浮いた形になっていた。  安全委は二十七日深夜、ホームページ(HP)に未公表分をすべて掲載した。 […] <世界版SPEEDI(WSPEEDI)> 国内だけでなく世界の原発事故などによって放出される放射性物質の拡散状況を気象データなどを基に計算して予測するシステム。旧ソ連チェルノブイリ原発事故を受け、日本原子力研究所(現日本原子力研究開発機構)が1987年に開発に着手し、2009年に完成した。100キロ~地球の半分程度まで広域に試算できる。SPEEDIの試算範囲は最大100キロ。 続きは世界版拡散予測 未公表さらに1500枚

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Antinuclear mayors want abolition of atomic power included in new basic energy plan via The Japan Times

At the meeting, the group adopted a resolution urging the central government to incorporate the goal of completely eliminating nuclear power in its new basic energy plan, to be compiled this summer. The roughly 70 members of the group either … Continue reading

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5% in Fukushima poll need therapy via The Japan Times

The survey targeted about 210,000 residents in emergency zones created due to the nuclear crisis. Residents were handed interview sheets with multiple questions, asking for example whether they were having trouble falling asleep or experiencing difficulty in concentrating. Of those … Continue reading

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Officials find Oi split on reactor restarts via The Japan Times Online

OI, Fukui Pref. — Officials from the central government announced they made progress on convincing residents that it is safe to restart two idled reactors at Oi’s nuclear plant during a meeting Thursday evening. But only around 540 people turned … Continue reading

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