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Video: “Purple cloud” seen by engineer after Fukushima explosion… “I took a photo” — Former Prime Minister: Smoke from reactor a different color than officials claimed… Steel appears to have melted on top of Unit 3… Suggests possible nuclear explosion

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No. The customer is NOT always right

In business, it might pay to keep the customer happy, but how far should you go just to keep the peace?



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Costa Rica Volcano Spews Ash, Prompts Evacuations

Eruption at Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano rains ash on 4 provinces, prompts evacuations



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US sailors “have won the major battle” in Fukushima lawsuit — Now 200 young Navy and Marines with leukemia, organs removed, brain tumors/cancer, blindness, more — Gov’t: Fukushima a terrible tragedy… Navy ships under threat and didn’t know where to go, some ‘very interesting’ moments… That radiation will kill you like a nuclear weapon (VIDEO)

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Review process for Belgian reactor restarts

The Belgium’s nuclear regulator has outlined a two-step review process for Electrabel’s safety case report for the restart of the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 reactors. The reactors have been offline since 2012 because of concerns of defects in their reactor pressure vessels.



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Bypass water discharge increased groundwater level in Fukushima plant

Related to this article.. Tepco announced bypass project decreased 130 t / d of water / Worker “No supportive data” [URL]

 

Contrary to expectation, bypass water project increased a part of the groundwater level, from Tepco’s report released on 9/25/2014.

On 9/16/2014, Tepco compared the groundwater level at 3 sub-drains beside the reactor buildings to the water level before bypass water project.

 

As a result, in 2 sub-drains the recent water levels didn’t show significant improvements from the regression line based on the data from 4/1/2012 to 5/20/2014, which Tepco concluded that “Water level decreased at least by 10 ~ 15cm due to bypass water project”.

In the 3 rd sub-drain, the recent water levels were above the regression line for some reason, which means the water level went higher than before. Regarding this data, Tepco stated “No decrease of groundwater level was observed” however Professor, Okamoto from Tokyo University, a member of contaminated water task force commented Tepco should clearly state the water level INCREASED due to the bypass project.

 

The exact cause is not identified yet, however Tepco simulated groundwater bypass would end up gathering water from the surrounding areas in 2013 by themselves.

 

 

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/roadmap/images/d140925_07-j.pdf

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/roadmap/images/d141030_03-j.pdf

 

 

Iori Mochizuki

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Dans la centrale de Fukushima, la dérivation des eaux souterraines a fait monter leur niveau

 

Article lié : Tepco annonce que la dérivation a fait baisser l’eau de 130 t/j : Un travailleur : “pas de données pour le prouver”

Selon un rapport de Tepco du 25 septembre 2014 et contrairement aux attentes, la dérivation des eaux souterraines a fait monter le niveau d’une partie des eaux souterraines.
Le 16 septembre 2014, Tepco avait comparé le niveau des eaux souterraines de 3 sous-drains à côté des bâtiments des réacteurs par rapport à ce qu’il était avant le projet de dérivation.

Au final, dans 2 des sous-drains les niveaux récents ne présentent pas d’amélioration suivant la ligne de régression basée sur les données établies entre le 1er avril 2012 et le 20 mai 2014 sur lesquelles Tepco avait conclu que “le niveau de l’eau a diminué d’au moins 10 à 15 cm grâce au projet de dérivation des eaux.”
Dans le 3e sous-drain, les derniers niveaux relevés étaient au-dessus de la ligne de régression, ce qui signifie que le niveau de l’eau est monté au-dessus des précédents relevés. Concernant ce résultat,  Tepco affirme que “aucune diminution du niveau des eaux souterraines n’a été observé” et le professeur Okamoto de l’Université de Tokyo, membre du groupe de travail sur les eaux extrêmement radioactives, a déclaré que Tepco devrait clairement affirmer qu’à cause du projet de dérivation le niveau de l’eau est  MONTÉ.

La cause exacte de cette montée n’est pas encore établie, néanmoins en 2013 Tepco avait fait leur propre simulation de la dérivation des eaux souterraines et elle montrait que la dérivation finirait par drainer à elle les eaux des alentours.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/roadmap/images/d140925_07-j.pdf
http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/roadmap/images/d141030_03-j.pdf

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Researchers testing filters to contain radioactive materials

If released in significant quantities, radioactive materials pose a potential threat to people and the environment. Now, new research at Mississippi State University is helping the nuclear industry ensure that radioactive materials continue to be safely contained and that standards of safety are continuously improved.



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Mobile imager of fast neutrons spots radiation source at a distance and through shielding

A nuclear device has been hidden in a high-rise building in a major metropolitan area. Emergency responders have intelligence that narrows down the location to a single city block, but it isn’t safe to search door-to-door. Can they identify the exact location of the device quickly without the culprits realizing a search is on?



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AND NOW: Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow

- Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow (Washington’s Blog, Oct 29, 2014)



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Doctors being threatened for linking illnesses to Fukushima — Strange tumors, kids dying, pets dying — Much higher incidences of whole range of health problems reported — Experts: 1,000,000 cancers, plus many other ailments poss

- “Truly Frightening”: Doctors being threatened for linking illnesses to Fukushima — Strange tumors, kids dying, pets dying — Much higher incidences of whole range of health problems reported — Experts: 1,000,000 cancers, plus many other ailments poss (ENENews, Oct 28, 2014): Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education on Radio Ecoshock, released Oct 29, 2014: Alex […]



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