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China Tests Nuclear ICBMs, US Analyst Warns “Arms Control Is Failing To Increase American Security”

- China Tests Nuclear ICBMs, US Analyst Warns “Arms Control Is Failing To Increase American Security” (ZeroHedge, Dec 20, 2014): China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. As The Washington Free Beacon reports, the test of a new DF-41 […]



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Fallout from movie’s cancellation

Hollywood’s elite are speaking about Sony calling off the Christmas premier of “The Interview.” Paul Vercammen reports.



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Tepco released photos of Reactor 1 / Fuel handling machine barely hung just above SFP

↑ Overhead traveling crane lies over the fuel handling machine. The machine is barely hung over the spent fuel pool of Reactor 1.

 

Tepco’s photos showed the reality of how Spent Fuel Pool remains in Reactor 1.

 

On 12/19/2014, Tepco released the photos of the inside of the upper part of Reactor 1. In order to remove the cover from Reactor 1, Tepco has been partially opening the building cover and investigating inside of the cover and the building. Those photos were taken from 11/21 to 12/3/2014.

 

As far as Fukushima Diary researches, this is the first time for Tepco to release the photos of the upper part of Reactor 1.

Those 16 photos revealed the entirely crippled building of Reactor 1.

 

From the photos and Tepco’s report, blasted roof of the building is scattered around the operating floor.

Overhead traveling crane lies over the fuel handling machine. The supporting fuel handling machine is bent and barely hung right above the spent fuel pool (See photo below).

Tepco announced none of the parts of fuel handling system dropped into the pool, however only one photo was released.

Additionally, even in the only published photo, a few pieces of debris are sticking out of the pool.

Other photos are also attached below.

 

↓ The fuel handling machine hung above the pool.

Tepco released photos of Reactor 1 : Fuel handling machine hung just above SFP to support

 

↓ Other released photos of Reactor 1.

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15 Tepco released photos of Reactor 1 : Fuel handling machine hung just above SFP to support

 

 

http://photo.tepco.co.jp/date/2014/201412-j/141219-01j.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/roadmap/images/l141219_05-j.pdf

 

 

Iori Mochizuki

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M5.8 hit Fukushima offshore / 2 more major quakes in close area

A major earthquake hit Fukushima offshore at 18:30 of 12/20/2014 (JST) according to Japan Meteorological Agency. Magnitude was 5.8.

The depth of epicenter was 40km. The maximum seismic intensity was 4.

Tepco announced no abnormality was found in plant parameter. They reported the maximum readings of seismometers in Fukushima Daiichi plant and Daini plant however the readings of Daiichi were smaller than Daini for some reason.

 

Daiichi (Measured in Reactor 6)

Horizontal : 12.7 gal

Vertical : 9.1 gal

 

Daini

Horizontal : 20.8 gal (Measured in Reactor 3)

Vertical : 13.4 gal (Measured in Reactor 4)

 

Additionally, M4.4 occurred Miyagi offshore 20 minutes after the M5.8. About 1 hour later, M4.8 happened Sanriku offshore.

3 major quakes occurred in the close areas within 2 hours. At this moment, Japan Meteorological Agency hasn’t made any announcement.

 

↓ The epicenter of the first quake (M5.8)

M5.8 hit Fukushima offshore : 2 more major quakes

 

↓ The epicenter of the second quake (M4.4)

2 M5.8 hit Fukushima offshore : 2 more major quakes

 

↓ The epicenter of the third quake (M4.8)

3 M5.8 hit Fukushima offshore : 2 more major quakes

 

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20141220183511395-201830.html

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20141220185412395-201850.html

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20141220200113395-201956.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1244983_5851.html

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/quake_local_index.html

 

 

Iori Mochizuki

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Français :

Un M5,8 au large de Fukushima : 2 autres séismes majeurs dans la région proche

 

Un séisme majeur a frappé au large de Fukushima le 20 décembre 2014 à 18:30 (JST), selon la Japan Meteorological Agency. Sa magnitude était de 5,8.

La profondeur de l’épicentre était de 40 km. L’intensité sismique maximale a été de 4.
Tepco a déclaré qu’il n’y avait eu aucune anomalie relevée dans les paramètres de la centrale. Ils ont donné les lectures records des centrales de Fukushima Daiichi et de Daini, les relevés de Daiichi seraient moins élevés que ceux de Daini.

Daiichi (au réacteur 6)
Horizontal : 12.7 gal
Vertical : 9.1 gal

Daini
Horizontal : 20.8 gal (au réacteur 3)
Vertical : 13.4 gal (au réacteur 4)

EN outre, un M4,4 s’est produit au large de Miyagi 20 minutes après le M5,8. Environ 1 heure plus tard, un M4,8 s’est produit au large de Sanriku.
3 séismes majeurs se sont produits en 2 heures dans la même zone. Pour l’instant la Japan Meteorological Agency n’a fait aucun communiqué.

↓ L’épicentre du premier séisme (M5,8)

M5.8 hit Fukushima offshore : 2 more major quakes

↓ L’épicentre du second séisme (M4,4)
2 M5.8 hit Fukushima offshore : 2 more major quakes

↓ L’épicentre du troisième séisme (M4,8)
3 M5.8 hit Fukushima offshore : 2 more major quakes

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20141220183511395-201830.html
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20141220185412395-201850.html
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20141220200113395-201956.html
http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2014/1244983_5851.html
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/quake_local_index.html

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First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel

One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan’s tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said Saturday.



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The Fukushima Endgame: The Radioactive Contamination Of The Pacific Ocean

- The Fukushima Endgame: The Radioactive Contamination of the Pacific Ocean (Global Research, Dec 17, 2014): Nuclear radiation resulting from the March 2011 Fukushima disaster –which threatens life on planet earth– is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports […]



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Iraq Clashes With IS Delay Evacuation of Yazidis

In Iraq, clashes with IS militants delay evacuation of last Yazidis trapped on Sinjar mountain



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Chinese fast reactor completes full-power test run

CEFR 48China’s experimental fast neutron reactor has successfully been operated at full capacity for the first time, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.



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Thermoelectric power plants could offer economically competitive renewable energy

(Phys.org)—A new study predicts that large-scale power plants based on thermoelectric effects, such as small temperature differences in ocean water, could generate electricity at a lower cost than photovoltaic power plants.



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CERN nuclear physics lab admits Pakistan

The world’s top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member, a year after Israel was voted in as a full member.



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