Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 - January 12, 2012

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #31
    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

    10:55
    JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

    cow
    10:12
    dog
    10:58

    16:51
    Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html
    ______________________________________________
    NHK world

    Japan hosts Abu Dhabi environment symposium

    A Japanese consortium is hosting a symposium in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates to offer its knowledge of eco-friendly technologies to the Gulf countries.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 07:38 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111123_04.html

    Itochu to buy part of US gas and oil firm

    Major Japanese trading house Itochu and an investment firm are close to agreeing on a deal to buy most of US gas and oil firm Samson.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:23 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111123_10.html
    ______________________________________________
    Yomiuri online

    Tokyo parks set to host gas power plants

    The Tokyo metropolitan government will set up large-scale gas power stations at what are designated as "disaster management parks" to provide electricity to public facilities in emergencies, government officials decided.
    Name:  e85e11693126c456646b1c414eff34c6.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  80.6 KB
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111122005016.htm
    ______________________________________________
    AJW

    Radiation dosimeter sales spiking since nuke disaster

    A steady stream of customers in search of radiation dosimeters filled a store tucked away in an alley in Tokyo’s Akihabara district on Nov. 19.
    Name:  679d5b737798e0ef20d346ef100ab86d.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  56.3 KB
    A Geiger-Muller counter manufactured by Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd. (Provided by Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd.)

    A scintillation counter made by Horiba Ltd. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111230042

    Researchers say pond plant may help clean Fukushima

    A plant that grows abundantly in irrigation waterways and ponds may be the seed for solving the problem of radioactive fallout in rice paddies contaminated by the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to researchers.
    Name:  e6ce4ed8df3ac9b8a6818a54e7213255.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  178.4 KB
    Researchers study the absorption of cesium by dwarf hairgrass at an agricultural center in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. (Provided by Masayuki Sakakibara)
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111230063

    The Prometheus Trap / Men in Protective Clothing-4: Daughter urged parents to flee to Tokyo

    This is the fourth installment of an eight-part series looking at the fate and experiences of Mizue Kanno in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, and 25 people who evacuated to her home, following the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Each installment is interconnected.
    Name:  daaa9cb38bc90ab9c011d25c5e552e0c.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  113.1 KB
    Mizue Kanno walks along the deserted national highway. (Motoyuki Maeda)
    Name:  bfb646af93f26850f7a84e0763d03294.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  104.7 KB
    The words "We'll be back" are written on bales of hay. (Motoyuki Maeda)
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...2011112317049a
    ______________________________________________
    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

    Kansai Electric to strike cooperation accord with Vietnam utility

    HANOI (Kyodo) -- Kansai Electric Power Co. Chairman Shosuke Mori said Tuesday in Hanoi that his company will strike an accord possibly by March next year with a Vietnamese power firm on cooperation in the construction of power plants and electricity transmission and distribution in the country.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu030000c.html

    TEPCO gets 120 bil. yen as government insurance over nuclear crisis

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crisis-stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant, said Tuesday it has received 120 billion yen from the government under an existing insurance program for nuclear accidents.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu031000c.html

    TEPCO projects getting by next summer even without nuclear power

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. projects it will be able to supply electricity beyond this summer's maximum capacity next summer even if all 17 of its nuclear reactors go offline, company sources said Tuesday.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm008000c.html

    New third-party council should check nuclear regulation: panel draft

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel discussing ways to enhance Japan's nuclear safety regulation system said in a draft proposal unveiled Tuesday that the overall handling of nuclear affairs should be checked constantly by a new third-party council consisting of people with the latest scientific knowledge.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

    TEPCO gets 120 bil. yen as government insurance over nuclear crisis

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crisis-stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant, said Tuesday it has received 120 billion yen from the government under an existing insurance program for nuclear accidents.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm013000c.html

    Emergency condenser at Fukushima plant may not have fully run after tsunami

    An emergency cooling condenser at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant appears to have only partially run after the loss of all external power sources caused by the March 11 tsunami, the plant's operator said.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html
    ________________________________________________
    Jiji press

    Itochu, Partners Announce Takeover of Samson Investment

    New York, Nov. 23 (Jiji Press)--A consortium led by major Japanese trader Itochu Corp. <8001> and U.S. investment fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on Wednesday announced a deal to acquire major U.S. oil and gas producer Samson Investment Co. for 7.2 billion dollars.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011112400132

    Panel Denies Hokkaido Govt's Role in Nuke Opinion Control

    Sapporo, Nov. 23 (Jiji Press)--An independent panel released a report Wednesday denying the Hokkaido prefectural government's organizational involvement in the past attempt to manipulate public opinions on a nuclear power generation project.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112400006
    _____________________________________________
    Sankei news

    decontamination test in orchard, Fukushima city

    Comment


    • #32
      Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +

      04:24 JST 24 Nov 2011 37.3N 141.7E 30 km M6.0 Fukushima-ken Oki

      Name:  c12fdb9158676c41077ea6d4cffafdbd.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  133.0 KB
      Name:  2231edfea50de7db2ce3870aeb575a3c.png
Views: 1
Size:  42.9 KBName:  2da7b94284040713d19f54fd6efabcea.png
Views: 1
Size:  30.5 KB
      Name:  9b1d5ce93442c23b9d2753ec36581632.png
Views: 1
Size:  43.9 KB
      Name:  514dd7c820f917ea64f73a84e2eb64cf.png
Views: 1
Size:  58.3 KB

      jma http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/3/2011...91-240424.html

      Magnitude-5.9 quake hits near Japan nuclear site

      TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck Thursday morning near the Japan nuclear power plant hit by a powerful tsunami earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

      <iframe width="300" height="233" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NjZcd1qe8RM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 06:04~

      Comment


      • #33
        Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

        07:28
        JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

        07:23
        Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

        Name:  d726f63237d137f5620effcb2666b155.gif
Views: 1
Size:  25.0 KB
        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/index-e.html
        ______________________________________________
        NHK world

        Gemba-Wen on Noda's visit to China next month

        ....He then asked China to alleviate import restrictions on farm products from Japan, imposed after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

        Thursday, November 24, 2011 03:48 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111124_01.html

        Japan-China foreign ministerial meeting

        .....Gemba asked China to alleviate and to lift as soon as possible import restrictions on farm products from Japan, imposed after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Yang said that China would seriously consider the matter, employing scientific assessments to ensure safety.

        Thursday, November 24, 2011 03:43 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111124_04.html

        Singers visit Fukushima to cheer up evacuees

        A group of singers has visited Minami Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture to cheer up people who fled their homes after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.

        Thursday, November 24, 2011 12:50 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111124_19.html

        China to ease import restrictions on Japanese food

        China will partially ease its restrictions on imports of Japanese food that were imposed following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

        Thursday, November 24, 2011 18:14 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111124_32.html
        ______________________________________________
        AJW

        30-percent decrease in foreign visitors forecast for '11

        The nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture continues to scare away foreign visitors, while the strong yen has added another problem for government officials trying to increase tourism revenue.

        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111240024

        Japanese-Canadian hopes to link Fukushima with rest of world

        FUKUSHIMA--After the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan, William McMichael saw many foreigners hastily packs their bags and leave.

        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111240001

        Animals flourishing in area near off-limits Chernobyl

        In southern Belarus along the border with the Ukraine stretches the Polessie State Radiation and Ecological Reserve, a foreboding name sure to keep the poachers and public out.

        A watchtower for fires stands beyond an inspection gate to enter an area contaminated by radiation. (Kengo Hiyoshi)

        Barbed wire marks off a forested area where soil and rubble contaminated by radiation have been buried. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201111240046a

        Chernobyl still a disaster area 25 years on

        A quarter-century after the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, some 14 percent of the land area in neighboring Belarus remains contaminated with radioactive cesium.

        Olya undergoes testing for internal radiation exposure using a whole body counter. (Kengo Hiyoshi)

        A worker tests raw milk for radiation levels at a plant in Khoiniki in Belarus. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111240009

        Workers suspended cooling device at Fukushima plant

        Amid the chaos on March 11 as the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant started to spiral out of control, workers manually shut down an "isolation condenser," or a cooling device in the plant's No. 1 reactor, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on Nov. 22.

        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201111240054a

        TEPCO: Radioactive substances belong to landowners, not us

        During court proceedings concerning a radioactive golf course, Tokyo Electric Power Co. stunned lawyers by saying the utility was not responsible for decontamination because it no longer "owned" the radioactive substances.

        Operations at a golf course in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, have been suspended. (Takuma Imamura)
        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111240030

        The Prometheus Trap/ Men in Protective Clothing-5: 'I couldn't tell you then'

        This is the fifth installment of an eight-part series looking at the fate and experiences of Mizue Kanno in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, and 25 people who evacuated to her home, following the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Each installment is interconnected.

        Memos with the radiation levels provided by the man from the science and technology ministry (Motoyuki Maeda)
        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J2011112417236
        ______________________________________________
        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

        Cover-up of Russia's 2002 offer to store Japan's spent nuclear fuel a wasted opportunity

        Government officials' cover-up of a diplomatic document, in which Russia once offered to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel generated at nuclear power stations in Japan, has deprived the public of opportunities to have discussions on Japan's nuclear fuel cycle policy.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na011000c.html

        Itochu, investment fund to buy U.S. natural gas producer for $7 bil

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Itochu Corp. plans to buy U.S. oil and gas company Samson Investment Co. for $7 billion jointly with a U.S. fund to meet soaring demand in Japan for natural gas in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu084000c.html

        Czechs want to ease worries over nuclear plan

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in085000c.html

        French riot police clash with anti-nuke protesters

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in089000c.html

        Magnitude-5.9 quake hits near Japan nuclear site

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html
        04:24 JST 24 Nov 2011 37.3N 141.7E 30 km M6.0 Fukushima-ken Oki
        http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...7&postcount=32

        China eases restrictions on Japanese food imports

        BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China will partially ease restrictions on Japanese food imports that were imposed in the wake of the nuclear accident in northeastern Japan that followed the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese Embassy in Beijing said Thursday.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm127000c.html

        Agricultural cooperative tests radiation decontamination methods on fruit orchards

        FUKUSHIMA -- Agricultural cooperative JA Shin Fukushima tested radiation decontamination methods on fruit trees in two orchards here on Nov. 23, with an aim of showing farmers how to effectively decontaminate their crops of radiation from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

        Hokkaido gov't tied to public opinion manipulation on pluthermal nuke reactor: panel

        The Hokkaido Prefectural Government was involved in attempts to manipulate public opinion in favor of an experimental pluthermal nuclear reactor project, a prefecture-appointed panel stated on Nov. 23.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

        Decontamination work at homes in Fukushima not going well as radiation lingers

        FUKUSHIMA -- Work to decontaminate homes and yards in a district here is not proceeding as hoped, as radiation levels persist and decontamination workers worried about their health stay away.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

        Gov't officials hid Russia's offer to store nuclear waste to protect Rokkasho plant

        Senior government officials withheld from reporting Russia's offer to store and reprocess spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants in Japan to other relevant government bodies in a bid to thwart any unfavorable move toward the operation of the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant in Aomori Prefecture, it has been learned.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na018000c.html
        ______________________________________________
        Jiji press

        Tokyo to Accept Debris from Miyagi Town

        Tokyo, Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government said Thursday it will accept for disposal some 100,000 tons of debris from the disaster-hit northeastern Japan town of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, between next month and March 2013.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112400487

        Japan to Newly Set Cesium Limit for Baby Food

        Tokyo, Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)--A subgroup of a Japanese health ministry panel on Thursday approved the ministry's plan to newly set a safety limit for radioactive cesium in baby food following the accident at a disaster-stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112400459

        China Eases Ban on Japanese Food Imports

        Beijing, Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)--China has decided to ease its ban on Japanese food imports imposed after the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 power plant, the Japanese government said Thursday.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112400683

        Ex-Science Council Chief to Head Japan Diet's N-Disaster Probe Panel

        Tokyo, Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)--Japanese lawmakers are planning to name Kiyoshi Kurokawa, an internationally renowned physician and nephrology specialist, as chairman of a parliamentary committee set up to investigate the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster, sources said Thursday.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112400735

        TEPCO Scraps Plan to Cut Compensation for Psychological Damage

        Tokyo, Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Thursday it has scrapped a plan to cut compensation for psychological damage suffered by those affected by the nuclear accident at its Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112400842
        __________________________________________________ __________
        Sankei news

        Isogo ward, Yokohama city, coal silo of thermal power plant went up in flames
        more than 40 fire-engines fighting a fire now

        Comment


        • #34
          Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

          07:15
          JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

          07:23
          Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

          Name:  d28fb3a934641ed81454fc4048dbb5d2.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  97.9 KB
          [Reference]Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power StationOperation of Unmanned Survey Ship
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushi...11125_01-e.pdf
          _______________________________________________
          NHK world

          EU gives no safety assessments on nuclear plants

          Friday, November 25, 2011 02:24 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111125_03.html

          EU to extend restrictions on Japanese food imports

          The European Union has extended its restrictions on food imports from Japan until the end of next March.

          Friday, November 25, 2011 06:46 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111125_06.html

          Over 80 percent of nuke reactors to be shut down

          Another nuclear reactor in Japan will be shut down for regular inspection on Friday.

          Friday, November 25, 2011 07:50 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111125_09.html

          Cesium from nuke plant spread along mountains

          An aerial survey has shown that radioactive cesium from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has accumulated along the mountains of eastern Japan.

          Friday, November 25, 2011 18:58 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111125_25.html

          More Fukushima rice tainted with cesium

          Fukushima Prefecture says it has found rice tainted with radioactive cesium above the tentative government limit from five more farms.

          Friday, November 25, 2011 21:04 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111125_37.html
          ______________________________________________
          Yomiuri online

          Govt to review energy law / Edano calls for ways to reduce usage, increase efficiency

          Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano said in a recent interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun the government would soon start working on a drastic review of the Energy Conservation Law.

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

          N-watchdog gets health role / New agency to handle residents' well-being, not just reactors

          A new nuclear safety agency to be established in April will deal with health problems caused by radioactive materials released from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it has been learned.

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111124005522.htm
          _______________________________________________
          AWJ

          coal silo of thermal power plant went up in flames & put out
          <iframe width="300" height="233" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/a4nuLn9jCWY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="300" height="233" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vR_MB_Hpu-Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

          Cesium levels hit tens of billions of becquerels at river mouth

          Researchers have sounded the alarm over river water containing cesium levels at tens of billions of becquerels a day flowing into the sea near Fukushima Prefecture, site of the crippled nuclear power plant.
          Name:  50d974610ba6a686ee0bd2714768074f.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  88.2 KBName:  47c219cfcdd557444506e9e0101a2009.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  75.3 KB
          Farmland along the Abukumagawa river in Miyagi Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111250019

          The Prometheus Trap / Men in Protective Clothing-6: Policeman forbidden from telling the truth

          This is the sixth installment of an eight-part series looking at the fate and experiences of Mizue Kanno in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, and 25 people who evacuated to her home, following the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Each installment is interconnected.
          Name:  18f46aac9f07d9b286472941337773f0.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  61.7 KB
          Mizue Kanno's dosimeter (Motoyuki Maeda)
          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...2011112517239a
          ______________________________________________
          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

          China power plants fined for pollution violations

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu096000c.html

          EU: No immediate problems for nuclear plants

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu100000c.html

          Shutdown costs for Swiss nuclear plants rise


          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu101000c.html

          Fire suspends operations at Yokohama power plant

          YOKOHAMA (kyodo) -- A fire broke out late Thursday night at a thermal power plant in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, suspending operations but causing no casualties, and did not interrupt electricity supply, the operator and local firefighters said.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

          TEPCO creates simplified compensation application form

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday it has created a simplified application form for people seeking compensation related to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, responding to complaints from the victims that the initial form is intricate.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

          Japan plans to set special radiation limit for infant food

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's health ministry on Thursday proposed categorizing food and drink products in four groups, including one for infant foods, in setting tougher radiation standard levels.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm020000c.html

          Gov't to mull free medical care for young people in Fukushima

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Thursday he is considering making medical care free for people aged 18 and younger in Fukushima Prefecture, which has been badly affected by a nuclear disaster.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm021000c.html

          EU to extend import restrictions on Japanese foods until March

          BRUSSELS (Kyodo) -- The European Commission said Thursday it will extend import restrictions on Japanese food products until March amid the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm023000c.html

          Radioactive strontium in Yokohama apparently unrelated to Fukushima

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The science ministry said Thursday that radioactive strontium detected in sediment in Yokohama appears to be unconnected to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm025000c.html

          Japan releases new farm export strategy

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A Japanese government panel released on Friday a new farm export strategy to explore overseas markets for Japanese farm products after exports fell due to a nuclear power plant accident triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm086000c.html

          Gov't to study buying up radioactive land lots

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Friday the government will study buying up highly radioactive private lands in evacuation zones near the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm087000c.html

          TEPCO denies responsibility for hot spring customer loss after March 11

          IBARAKI -- The first oral proceedings of a lawsuit filed by a hot spring facility here that seeks compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) for a drastic drop in customers since March 11 ended on Nov. 24 with TEPCO denying any responsibility for the situation.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

          Stress tests on nuclear power facilities to be expanded

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government will subject nuclear fuel reprocessing and storage facilities to its safety checks introduced in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, in addition to nuclear reactors now undergoing the so-called stress tests, industry minister Yukio Edano said Friday.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm129000c.html

          Defense force troops to be sent to Fukushima for decontamination work

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa said Friday that the government will send Ground Self-Defense Force troops to four municipalities near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, possibly in early December, to clean up municipal buildings so that they can be used as bases for a full-fledged decontamination operation from January.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm130000c.html

          Cabinet Office, Foreign Ministry led suppression of Russian proposal to store nuke fuel

          The Cabinet Office and the Foreign Ministry played a leading role in suppressing a Russian proposal to store and reprocess spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants in Japan even within the government, sources close to the case have told the Mainichi.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html
          _____________________________________________
          Jiji press

          Panasonic to Build Solar Panel Plant in Malaysia

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011112500770

          GSDF Ready for Decontamination Work in Fukushima No-Go Zone

          Tokyo, Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa said Friday he has instructed Gen. Ryoichi Oriki, chief of staff at the Self-Defense Forces' Joint Staff Office, to start preparations to send Ground SDF troops for radiation decontamination work in the no-go zone set around the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112500412

          Fukushima N-Plant Operators Expected No Huge Tsunami after March Quake

          Tokyo, Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)--Operators of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant did not expect that any huge tsunami would hit the doomed plant just after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake on March 11, a government agency said Friday.

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112500406

          Japan Group Calls for Expansion of Food Exports through EPAs

          Tokyo, Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)--Japan should use economic partnership agreements to promote exports of foods including farm and marine produce, an agriculture ministry group said in a report Friday.

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112500560

          Japan Newly Advises 37 Fukushima Families to Evacuate

          Fukushima, Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government said Friday it has newly advised 37 families in some districts of two cities in Fukushima Prefecture to evacuate because very high radiation levels have been found in the places where they live.

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112500655

          Mitsui, Others to Build Mega Solar Power Plants in Yamanashi

          Kofu, Yamanashi Pref., Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)--The Yamanashi Prefectural government decided Friday to allow Mitsui & Co. <8031>, Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. and others to build large-scale solar power generation plants in the prefecture.

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112500771

          Japan Discovers More on Spread of TEPCO Plant Fallout

          Tokyo, Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)--The government has discovered more about the spread of the fallout from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled plant over Japan since the nuclear crisis began in March, the science and technology ministry said Friday.

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112500763

          15 Pct of Rice Tainted with Excessive Radiation: Fukushima Pref.

          Fukushima, Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima Prefectural government said Friday that 15 pct of rice harvested at all farms in a district of the city of Fukushima this year has shown excessive levels of radioactive cesium.

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112500991
          _______________________________________________
          Sankei news

          coal silo of thermal power plant at Isogo ward, Yokohama city


          ASIMO visits Tamura city, Fukushima

          __________________________________________________ ________
          JMA

          11:28 JST 25 Nov 2011 37.0N 140.7E 10 km M4.0 Fukushima-ken Hamadori

          Name:  9a06d90e742512ec4c377b4f2d63428b.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  197.8 KB
          jma http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/2/250/...91-251128.html

          Comment


          • #35
            Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

            13:41
            14:24
            16:00
            16:25
            16:53
            JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

            cow 12:55~

            <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/or1KyiiAmCk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
            Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html
            ______________________________________________
            AJW

            Now China to probe U.S. renewable energy support

            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201111260063

            Mitsui plans solar power plant in tsunami-hit city

            Trading house Mitsui & Co. will build a large solar power station in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, a city that suffered damage to about 30 percent of its land area in the March 11 disaster.

            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111260035

            Shopping center reopens 8 months after quake

            IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Eight and a half months after it was deluged by a tsunami generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake, a shopping center in Iwaki reopened its doors to customers.
            Name:  2654ba98bc7549d1045b0e35ace4f0f8.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  118.9 KB
            Families with children crowd an indoor playground at Iwaki Lalamew, a tourist shopping complex in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, that reopened Nov. 25. (Ikuro Aiba)
            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201111260047a

            Radiation above standards found in rice from 5 farms

            Rice grown on five additional farms in the Onami district of Fukushima city contained levels of radioactive cesium exceeding government standards, Fukushima prefectural government officials said Nov. 25.
            Name:  dce03ecf5fc202cff01eefa7d62f2b85.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  92.9 KB
            A Fukushima prefectural government worker checks rice grown in the Onami district of Fukushima city. (Ikuro Aiba)
            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111260021

            Cesium from Fukushima plant fell all over Japan

            Radioactive substances from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have now been confirmed in all prefectures, including Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, about 1,700 kilometers from the plant, according to the science ministry.
            Name:  f7785f56db42f55da5ae31abd384d0c4.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  109.2 KB
            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111260001
            ______________________________________________
            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

            Panasonic plans solar cell production in Malaysia from 2012

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Panasonic Corp. said Friday it will build a plant in Malaysia to produce solar cells from December 2012 to meet growing global demand.

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu065000c.html

            Power industry sees CO2 cut target as difficult due to nuclear crisis

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's electric power industry faces difficulty meeting its carbon dioxide emissions cut target aimed at fighting global warming in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, the industry leader said Friday.

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm008000c.html

            More than 80&#37; of nuclear reactors in Japan to be idled

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- More than 80 percent of nuclear reactors in Japan will be idled after Kansai Electric Power Co. suspends operation of the No. 2 reactor at its Takahama power plant in Fukui Prefecture for a regular inspection late Friday evening.

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

            Residents who stayed in Fukushima to receive same compensation as evacuees

            Fukushima residents who decided to stay behind in their hometowns despite the nuclear disaster will receive the same amount of compensation as voluntary evacuees from areas other than the no-go zone, officials with a government panel in charge of redress issues decided on Nov. 25.

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html

            Name:  5b4f4f6c5c2dd47242945592ee2ae414.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  112.0 KB
            _____________________________________________
            Jiji press

            Kansai Electric Halts Takahama No. 2 Reactor

            Fukui, Nov. 26 (Jiji Press)--Kansai Electric Power Co. <9503> suspended the No. 2 reactor at its Takahama nuclear power plant in the central Japan prefecture of Fukui for a regular checkup late Friday night.

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112600131

            TEPCO Plans Cuts of Up to 4.25 Points in Pension Rates

            Tokyo, Nov. 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> plans to cut interest rates used to determine annual pension payments by up to 4.25 percentage points in an effort to cope with huge compensation for damage caused by the accident at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it was learned Saturday.

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112600160

            Japan Urges China to Fully Lift Curbs on Japanese Food Imports

            Beijing, Nov. 26 (Jiji Press)--Japanese trade minister Yukio Edano urged China on Saturday to fully lift regulations on Japanese food imports that it imposed in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112700037
            ______________________________________________
            JMA

            20:09 JST 26 Nov 2011 37.1N 141.2E 50 km M4.3 Fukushima-ken Oki

            Name:  7ef92ea5815597899e7436f0e5911549.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  138.9 KB

            JMA http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/3/2011...91-262009.html

            Comment


            • #36
              Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

              15:27
              15:52
              JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

              dog & temporary returning home, greeting from Tomioka
              <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XxD-cN_v4Ao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Sgr998OeuRw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> plz take care~!
              Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html
              _______________________________________________
              NHK world

              German anti-nuclear protesters clash with police

              .....The German government decided to shut down all of the country's nuclear plants by 2022, following the accident at the Fukushima power plant. But problems remain, as a plan to build facilities for the permanent disposal of the country's nuclear waste has been suspended.
              Name:  532e8e2d3a609d4af7564d2d6d77dd65.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  34.3 KB
              Sunday, November 27, 2011 08:54 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111127_04.html

              New system to dispose radioactive debris developed

              A municipality in Fukushima Prefecture plans to use on a trial basis new disposal equipment for debris contaminated with radioactive substances.
              Name:  cdf724f18b7b2598d5ea9ff0f77b4344.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  30.3 KB
              Sunday, November 27, 2011 10:46 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111127_06.html
              ______________________________________________
              Yomiuri online

              U.S. to restart construction of N-reactors / Toshiba arm to deliver new model

              After 34 years, the United States is expected to resume construction of nuclear reactors by the end of the year, and Toshiba Corp. will export turbine equipment for the reactors to that country early next month, it was learned Saturday.
              Name:  51f754eb1690a1cd42d010bbbf33f29f.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  129.6 KB
              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T111126003439.htm

              More cesium in Fukushima rice

              FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima prefectural government has announced that radioactive cesium beyond the provisional regulatory limit was detected in unmilled rice harvested at five farms in the Onami district of Fukushima Prefecture.

              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111126003210.htm
              ______________________________________________
              AJW

              The Prometheus Trap / Men in Protective Clothing-8: Thanks to those 2 men who warned us

              This is the last installment of an eight-part series looking at the fate and experiences of Mizue Kanno in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, and 25 people who evacuated to her home, following the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Each installment is interconnected.
              Name:  ca466fdd46c039229c4286ae139cd16f.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  107.6 KB
              A checkpoint set up on national road No. 114 (Motoyuki Maeda)

              Mizue Kanno prays at a gravesite. (Jun Kaneko)
              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...2011112717250a
              ______________________________________________
              Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

              Fukushima dairy farmer loses hope of returning as vegetation overruns farm

              Once every 10 days, Namio Kanno, 64, checks on his home and dairy farm in the Yamakiya district in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture. Eight months since the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, there is nothing he can do as the farm he spent 38 years on becomes overrun with vegetation.

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm017000c.html
              ____________________________________________
              Jiji press

              Fukushima Ski Resort Operators Highlighting Safety

              Fukushima, Nov. 27 (Jiji Press)--In promotions ahead of this winter's ski season, ski resort operators in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, are highlighting safety in the wake of the accident at the disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station.

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112600259
              ______________________________________________
              JMA

              10:07 JST 27 Nov 2011 37.6N 141.6E 50 km M4.5 Fukushima-ken Oki

              Name:  83dbfdc0aa16a2392ca8e22df5ab244d.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  125.8 KB

              jma http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/201111...91-271007.html

              Comment


              • #37
                Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +

                http://www.umamimart.com/2011/11/rad...armer-saitama/
                November 16, 2011
                Radiation + Japan: Interview with Tadaaki Hachisu, Egg Farmer (Saitama)
                by yoko

                <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/v-tTX5ktHFc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/v-tTX5ktHFc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
                i love myself.
                the
                quietest.
                simplest.
                most
                powerful.
                revolution
                ever. ---- nayyirah waheed

                Avatar: Franz Marc, Liegender Hund im Schnee 1911 (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)

                Comment


                • #38
                  Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +




                  spider

                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                  18:44
                  JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

                  Press Release (Nov 28,2011)
                  Change of Executive Officers

                  Name:  29ac9dad984aa5989a90fc8909282fec.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  50.1 KB
                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1112803-e.html
                  ______________________________________________
                  NHK world

                  Iran moving to expel British ambassador

                  Monday, November 28, 2011 05:47 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111128_05.html

                  200 Germans injured in clashes over nuke waste

                  Monday, November 28, 2011 11:00 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111128_15.html

                  Fukushima plant chief to go on sick leave

                  The head of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is stepping down for health reasons.
                  Name:  cd02b4daed040033ebaed041f31f3b0b.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  28.2 KB
                  Monday, November 28, 2011 18:27 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111128_27.html

                  Academic society set up to study decontamination

                  A group of researchers has set up an academic society in the hope of helping on-going efforts to remove radioactive materials caused by the trouble at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

                  Monday, November 28, 2011 21:44 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111128_34.html
                  _____________________________________________
                  Yomiuri online

                  Speech on helping others wins prize

                  The Great East Japan Earthquake was a disaster of gigantic proportions, but it offered an important lesson for many people striving to help the victims in the stricken areas or elsewhere.

                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111127003096.htm

                  Towns avoid govt help on decontamination

                  MAEBASHI--Municipalities contaminated with radiation as a result of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are concerned that the central government's plan to designate municipalities for which it will shoulder the cost of decontamination will stigmatize those communities, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.
                  Name:  f011f386ba768e352b9227e4e494025c.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  96.6 KB
                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111127003736.htm

                  Local govts struggling

                  Municipalities scheduled for designation by the central government as subject to intensive investigation of radiation contamination are facing difficulty making their decontamination plans.

                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111127003734.htm
                  _____________________________________________
                  Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                  Japanese hearts must be cleared of rubble to overcome triple disasters

                  "It was apocalyptic," said 64-year-old non-fiction writer Shinichi Sano, as he recalled the nightmarish reality he witnessed in the Tohoku region after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. "I realized that the scene spread out before me would probably continue to appear in my dreams until I die."

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/news...na019000c.html

                  Sarkozy clings to nuclear energy amid protests


                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu052000c.html

                  Iraq signs gas deal with Shell, Mitsubishi

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu058000c.html

                  Toshiba to export nuclear reactor auxiliary systems to U.S.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu063000c.html

                  German police clear huge sit-in at nuke protest


                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in037000c.html

                  TEPCO did not act on tsunami risk projected for nuclear plant

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s department responsible for managing nuclear power plant facilities did not act on a risk of massive tsunami near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant projected in an in-house study in 2008, ruling out an immediate need to better protect the power station from seawater flooding, company sources said Sunday.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm008000c.html

                  Gov't to consider scrapping of Monju reactor as option: Hosono

                  TSURUGA (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government will consider scrapping the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor as one of its options in reviewing the trouble-plagued nuclear facility's operation, nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono said Saturday.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

                  Nuclear insurance group won't renew Fukushima plant's liability insurance

                  The Japan Atomic Energy Insurance Pool has decided not to renew the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant's insurance contract when it expires in January next year, it has been learned.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na020000c.html
                  ____________________________________________
                  Jiji press

                  TEPCO to Sell Off KDDI Shares to Promote Nuclear Compensation

                  Tokyo, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Monday that it will sell all of its holdings of KDDI Corp. <9433> shares to help raise funds for its compensation payments to parties affected by the accident at its disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011112800818

                  IHI, Others to Codevelop Marine Current Power System

                  Tokyo, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--IHI Corp. <7013>, Toshiba Corp. <6502> and the University of Tokyo said Monday they will jointly develop a power generation system that uses ocean currents.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011112800817

                  Panasonic Targets 1-T.-Yen Sales from Energy-Saving Biz

                  Tokyo, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--Panasonic Corp. <6752> said Monday it hopes to log annual sales of one trillion yen in fiscal 2018 from operations to sell energy-efficient equipment, products and appliances to households, shops and office buildings.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011112800895

                  Japan Nuclear Fuel Chief Opposes Scrapping of Monju Reactor

                  Aomori, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. President Yoshihiko Kawai on Monday showed opposition to a possible scrapping of the controversial Monju prototype fast breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, central Japan.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112800572

                  Fukushima N-Plant Chief to Step Down after Hospitalized

                  Tokyo, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Monday that Masao Yoshida, chief of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, will step down on Thursday due to illness.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112800734

                  High Radiation Levels in Kashiwa Linked to TEPCO N-Plant

                  Tokyo, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--The Ministry of Environment said Monday that high radiation levels detected in soil in Kashiwa, northeast of Tokyo, in October are likely to be from radioactive cesium released from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112800918

                  More Fukushima Rice Found to Contain Above-Limit Cesium

                  Fukushima, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--More rice harvested this year in Fukushima Prefecture, home to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, has been found to contain radioactive cesium exceeding the state-set limit, the prefectural government said Monday.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112800958

                  (Update) More Fukushima Rice Found to Contain Above-Limit Cesium

                  Fukushima, Nov. 28 (Jiji Press)--More rice harvested this year in Fukushima Prefecture, home to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, has been found to contain radioactive cesium exceeding the state-set limit, the prefectural government said Monday.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112900046
                  ______________________________________________
                  Sankei news

                  snowplows arrive at temporary houses
                  Aizumisato town, Fukushima

                  Comment


                  • #39
                    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


                    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                    07:19
                    18:31 light on
                    JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

                    07:19
                    Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

                    Comments concerning the November 27th broadcast of the NHK special series titled "The Nuclear Crisis: The Safety Myth- The Truth as Spoken by Involved Eyewitnesses"
                    Name:  88507d056dba99ad929ea586c42766ff.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  144.6 KB
                    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/topics/11112901-e.html

                    Name:  1d60a9fafef9b8b8c3cb41c0ed9d809f.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  154.5 KB
                    [Reference]Resumption of desalting by ion exchanging device at spent fuel pool of Unit4 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
                    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushi...11129_01-e.pdf
                    http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/pre.../111129_01.jpg
                    ______________________________________________
                    NHK world

                    TEPCO says no explosion occurred at No.2 reactor

                    The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says there was no explosion at the No. 2 reactor, denying an earlier report that there was. But the company says it is still unable to determine how and why radioactive substances were released from the reactor.

                    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 09:58 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111129_10.html

                    Expert urges probe of No.2 reactor leak

                    The spike in radiation levels following unspecified trouble at the No.2 reactor on March 15th was much more prominent than on March 12th or 14th, when explosions hit the No.1 and No.3 reactors.

                    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 09:58 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111129_11.html

                    Japan to appeal gas emission effort at COP17

                    ....At a news conference on Tuesday, Goshi Hosono spoke of concerns that Japan is struggling to achieve that goal amid the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant. He said he will explain Japan's efforts to cut power consumption this summer at the climate meeting, among other measures.

                    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:43 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111129_18.html

                    Cesium detected from more Fukushima rice

                    Fukushima Prefecture is set to expand its testing of rice crops, after higher-than-permissible levels of radioactive cesium were detected from more post-harvest samples.
                    Name:  bfb90acba9b64817779a04d0cd2eda00.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  45.4 KB
                    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:43 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111129_19.html

                    Additional rice shipment ban due to radioactivity

                    Japan's government has banned rice shipments from 2 districts in Fukushima Prefecture after samples were found to be contaminated with radioactive cesium above the state limit.

                    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 18:35 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111129_28.html

                    Panel studies aging effect on Fukushima accident

                    Japanese nuclear experts are investigating how the aging of facilities factored into the accident that struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March.

                    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 18:35 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111129_25.html
                    ______________________________________________
                    Yomiuri online

                    New nuclear safety agency in need of a home

                    The search for a site to house the envisaged nuclear safety agency, expected to be established in April, has proven extremely difficult.
                    Name:  40254012d0b8768fd79420f5a89bbbc0.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  108.6 KB
                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111128004121.htm
                    ______________________________________________
                    AJW

                    Theatrical drama suspended on March 11 gets final act

                    FUKUSHIMA -- A Fukushima University theatrical performing study group has given new meaning to the show must go on, bringing down the curtain on its graduation production some eight-and-a-half months after the Great East Japan Earthquake forced it to be suspended.

                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201111290061a

                    Fukushima plant chief takes sick leave, to be replaced

                    The head of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is stepping down for undisclosed health reasons and will be replaced in December.

                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111290009

                    Radioactive rice reaches public; more shipments suspended

                    FUKUSHIMA--Nine kilograms of rice exceeding safety standards for radiation were sold to consumers, the Fukushima prefectural government said, as shipments of rice from two more districts in the prefecture were suspended.

                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111290034

                    Japan, S. Korea to jointly pursue LNG supplies

                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/AJ201111290039

                    South Korea joins Japan to save electricity in winter

                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/ko...AJ201111290054

                    North Korea also turning to renewable energy sources

                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/ko...AJ201111290057
                    ______________________________________________
                    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                    Fundamental questions being avoided about Monju must be asked

                    The following interaction took place Nov. 26 between reporters and Goshi Hosono, the state minister in charge of the nuclear crisis, after his visit to the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na003000c.html

                    Japan, S. Korea explore cooperation on LNG procurement

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu090000c.html

                    Tokyo Electric Power to sell KDDI shares for nuclear compensation

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday it will sell its shareholding in KDDI Corp. to the telecommunications company for 186.28 billion yen on Tuesday to raise funds for compensation payments related to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu094000c.html

                    Kansai Electric estimates 200 bil. yen required for nuclear plant safety

                    FUKUI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Kansai Electric Power Co. estimates that around 200 billion yen will be required to protect its nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture from major natural disasters, utility officials said Monday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu095000c.html

                    Japan insurers not to renew contract for Fukushima nuclear plant

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A consortium of 23 Japanese property and casualty insurers has told Tokyo Electric Power Co. that it will not renew insurance expiring Jan. 15 on the utility's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, source of the nation's worst-ever nuclear accident, sources close to the matter said Monday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu108000c.html

                    Mitsui confirms huge natural gas reserves near Mozambique

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...na009000c.html

                    Kansai Electric estimates 200 bil. yen required for nuclear plant safety

                    FUKUI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Kansai Electric Power Co. estimates that around 200 billion yen will be required to protect its nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture from major natural disasters, utility officials said Monday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

                    TEPCO study on nuclear crisis stressed need to avoid flooding

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An in-house investigation by Tokyo Electric Power Co. has found that the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant was triggered by tsunami waves that flooded into key buildings after the March 11 earthquake, causing equipment inside to fail, sources close to the matter said Monday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

                    High cesium levels in Chiba likely related to Fukushima crisis

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- High levels of radioactive cesium found in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, last month were likely related to the crisis at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, the Environment Ministry said in an interim report Monday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

                    Excessive cesium levels found in more Fukushima rice, 9 kg sold

                    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- More rice harvested in Fukushima Prefecture has been found to contain excessive levels of radioactive cesium, and 9 kilograms of the rice was sold earlier this month, the prefectural government said Monday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

                    Fukushima Daiichi plant chief hospitalized

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that the head of its troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been hospitalized and will be relieved of his post for medical treatment, effective Thursday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

                    Farm households in 2 Fukushima cities to suspend rice shipments

                    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- The Fukushima prefectural government has decided to ask 2,381 farming households in Nihonmatsu and Motomiya to suspend part of their rice shipments, after excessive levels of radioactive cesium were found in rice harvested in the neighboring cities of Fukushima and Date, local government officials said Tuesday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm070000c.html

                    Kyushu Electric to idle reactor at Genkai nuclear plant Thurs.

                    SAGA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Monday it will idle the No. 1 reactor at its nuclear power plant in Genkai, Saga Prefecture, on Thursday for regular checks, leaving only one reactor in operation on the southwestern Japan island of Kyushu.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm071000c.html

                    Nobel Prize winner Tanaka eyed as member of nuclear crisis probe panel

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The ruling and opposition parties are making final arrangements to appoint Nobel chemistry laureate Koichi Tanaka as a member of a special committee in parliament to investigate the causes behind Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm124000c.html

                    Only specialist firms should clean up areas with high radiation, say health experts

                    Only businesses specializing in radiation should be allowed to be engaged in the decontamination of areas where annual external exposure to radiation is over 1 millisievert, experts recommend.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html
                    ______________________________________________
                    Jiji press

                    KDDI Buys Back Own Shares in Response to TEPCO Sale

                    Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--KDDI Corp. <9433> said Tuesday that it purchased 424,126 of its own shares the same day in off-hours trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to absorb Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> sale of all its KDDI shares.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011112900628

                    10 Japan Power Suppliers to Cut Jan. Rates

                    Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan's 10 major power suppliers said Tuesday they will cut their electricity rates in January due to falls in prices of crude oil and liquefied natural gas.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011112900738

                    Japan's Diet to Start Talks on Nuclear Pacts with 4 Nations

                    Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--The House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday decided to start discussions on Japan's bilateral nuclear pacts with four nations including Jordan on Wednesday.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112900494

                    Japan to Assess Reactor Aging Impact on Fukushima Accident

                    Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency started talks Tuesday to determine whether reactor aging had anything to do with the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112900567

                    Wide-Area Decontamination Model Project Starts in Fukushima

                    Minamisoma, Fukushima Pref., Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--A wide-area decontamination model project fully started Tuesday in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, some 25 kilometers from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112900562

                    Nobel Laureate Tanaka to Join N-Disaster Probe Panel

                    Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japanese lawmakers are planning to appoint Nobel laureate Koichi Tanaka, 52, as member of a parliamentary committee set up to investigate the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster, sources said Tuesday.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112900655

                    China Sends Ship Again to Study Ocean Contamination off Fukushima

                    Beijing, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--A Chinese survey ship left Tsingtao, Shandong Province, on Monday for the western Pacific to investigate radioactive contamination of the ocean following the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 plant.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112900674

                    Japan Halts Shipments of Part of Fukushima Rice

                    Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government instructed Fukushima Prefecture Tuesday to halt shipments of rice from part of the city of Date in the northeastern prefecture following the discovery of radioactive cesium exceeding the state-set limit.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011112900799

                    Comment


                    • #40
                      Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                      man, photo taking, workers and dog
                      <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vVo65aLxB0g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
                      Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

                      N2 injection point at Unit 1 & N2 injection point at Units 2 and 3

                      [Reference]Establishment of New Routes for Nitrogen Injection into RPV at Units 1-3 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushi...11130_02-e.pdf
                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/pre.../111130_01.jpg
                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/pre.../111130_02.jpg
                      _____________________________________________
                      NHK world

                      Fukushima proposes scrapping all nuke plants

                      Quake-stricken Fukushima Prefecture has decided to draft a regional reconstruction plan that does not depend upon nuclear plants.

                      Wednesday, November 30, 2011 07:10 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111130_10.html

                      Japan wants new pact to succeed Kyoto Protocol

                      ......Reporters asked the ambassador how Japan will reduce emissions after the nuclear accident in March. Horie said while the government is reviewing Japan's future energy policies, the country's medium-term goal of cutting emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels has not changed.

                      Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:01 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111130_23.html

                      Japan considering new sanctions against Iran

                      Wednesday, November 30, 2011 16:03 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111130_30.html

                      Fukushima to call for scrapping all reactors

                      The governor of Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan says he will ask the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company to decommission all nuclear reactors in the prefecture.

                      Wednesday, November 30, 2011 19:25 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111130_35.html

                      TEPCO: Melted fuel ate into containment vessel

                      The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has announced the results of an analysis on the state of melted fuel in the plant's Number 1 unit.
                      Name:  319880b25b533e9c7982929535fd8487.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  29.0 KB
                      Wednesday, November 30, 2011 20:02 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111130_39.html
                      ______________________________________________
                      Yomiuri online

                      Mitsui's Mozambique gas project world's 2nd largest

                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T111129005486.htm
                      ______________________________________________
                      AJW

                      Retailers won't shy away from Fukushima produce

                      Trying to help Fukushima farmers overcome negative publicity from the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, some major retailing chains are proudly and confidently selling produce and rice from that prefecture.

                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201111300072a

                      Fukushima girl's dream comes to life on handkerchief

                      Ten-year-old Himeka Suzuki's dream has come true on a handkerchief months after she lost her life in the Great East Japan Earthquake.

                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201111300074a

                      Diet set to give green light for nuclear exports

                      Despite the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, lawmakers are expected to ratify accords in the current Diet session giving the green light to exports of Japan’s nuclear technology.
                      Name:  43f81d6378654486f9739e52412eb64e.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  121.8 KB
                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201111300047

                      Nuclear inspectors agree on early notification system

                      Japan, China and South Korea’s nuclear energy authorities agreed on Nov. 29 to establish an early notification system to share information on accidents at nuclear power plants.
                      Name:  c85227819383b5be07c89014bf89bb2b.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  118.6 KB
                      Tsunami destroyed most of the walls at this reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Pool)
                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201111300030
                      ______________________________________________
                      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                      Chinese solar companies reject US trade complaint

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu086000c.html

                      Japan's Fukushima, partner Kaido ranked in top 100 global thinkers

                      NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Mizuho Fukushima, the leader of Japan's Social Democratic Party, and her partner, lawyer Yuichi Kaido, were ranked 29th in the U.S. magazine Foreign Policy's top 100 global thinkers of 2011 for their antinuclear activism.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm014000c.html

                      Fukushima Univ. to waive tuition for disaster-hit students

                      FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Fukushima University said Wednesday it will waive tuition and enrollment fees for students severely affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster from the next academic year starting in April.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

                      Japan, China, S. Korea to share nuclear plant info more quickly

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nuclear safety authorities of Japan, China and South Korea agreed Tuesday to take steps to enable the countries to swiftly share information on accidents and other safety matters involving nuclear power plants.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm021000c.html

                      Fukui municipalities call on gov't to keep nuclear power plants

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fukui Prefecture municipalities that host nuclear power plants urged the central government on Tuesday to maintain the plants at a time when it is mulling the best combination of energy sources following the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm026000c.html

                      Fukushima plant head told workers to disregard order on water injection

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The head of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, who will be relieved of his post effective Thursday for medical treatment, told workers to disregard the plant operator's order to stop injecting seawater into a reactor soon after the nuclear crisis erupted in March, government and other sources said Tuesday.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm029000c.html

                      Japan's nuclear accords with 4 countries due to clear parliament

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's bilateral civil nuclear cooperation accords with Jordan, Russia, South Korea and Vietnam could take effect in December, with Diet deliberations on them beginning Wednesday despite public concerns about exporting atomic technology in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm082000c.html

                      Couple leaves radioactive mystery in wake of suicide

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na006000c.html

                      Gov't panel to discuss whether to decommission Genkai No. 1 nuclear reactor

                      The government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) decided on Nov. 29 to set up a subcommittee to discuss whether to review its safety assessments of the No. 1 reactor at the Genkai Nuclear Power Plant in Saga Prefecture in what could be a step toward decommissioning the aging reactor.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

                      Farmer who unknowingly shipped radioactive rice says prefecture's testing not enough

                      DATE, Fukushima -- "I shipped my crops trusting Fukushima Prefecture's declaration about crop safety. It's really a shame that things turned out as they have," says farmer Ichiko Takahashi, whose rice was found to be over the government's radiation limit after part of it was sold to consumers.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

                      Hokkaido governor admits gov't attempt to manipulate opinion on 'pluthermal' plan

                      SAPPORO -- Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi has admitted the prefectural government's involvement in Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s alleged attempt to manipulate public opinion on a "pluthermal" plan at its nuclear plant.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html

                      Fukushima Pref. to decommission all 10 local nuke reactors

                      The Fukushima Prefectural Government has decided to decommission all 10 reactors in its jurisdiction, including those at the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, in conjunction with its disaster recovery project, it has been learned.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html

                      Melted nuclear fuel eroded reactor container by up to 65 cm: TEPCO

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Wednesday that the concrete base of the No. 1 reactor container had been eroded by up to 65 centimeters when the fuel inside melted, although the steel container itself was left intact.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm147000c.html
                      ______________________________________________
                      Jiji press

                      Honda to Install Mega Solar Power System in Yorii Plant

                      Tokyo, Nov. 30 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co. <7267> will install a mega solar power system in its Yorii plant set to start operations by 2013, President Takanobu Ito said Wednesday.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011113000503

                      Governor Wants All 10 Fukushima Reactors Scrapped

                      Fukushima, Nov. 30 (Jiji Press)--Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato on Wednesday clarified his intention to ask the state and Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> for the scrapping of all 10 nuclear power reactors in the northeastern Japan prefecture.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011113000864

                      Power Industry Donates 120 M. Yen to DPJ Lawmakers in 2010

                      Tokyo, Nov. 30 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese power industry donated at least 120 million yen to lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and local assembly members supported by the party in 2010, according to funding reports disclosed Wednesday.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011113000851

                      (Update) Melted Nuclear Fuel Remains in Containment Vessels: TEPCO

                      Tokyo, Nov. 30 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Wednesday that melted nuclear fuel at the No. 1 to No. 3 reactors of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant is estimated to remain inside the reactors' containment vessels and is being cooled by water injections.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011113001012

                      (Update 2) Melted Nuclear Fuel Remains in Containment Vessels: TEPCO

                      Tokyo, Nov. 30 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Wednesday that melted nuclear fuel at the No. 1 to No. 3 reactors of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant is estimated to remain inside the reactors' containment vessels and is being cooled by water injections.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011113001114

                      Radiation Check on Rice to Cover More Fukushima Municipalities

                      Fukushima, Nov. 30 (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima prefectural government said Wednesday that the number of municipalities covered by its emergency radiation checks on rice will be raised to 28 from the current six.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011113001129
                      ______________________________________________
                      JMA

                      12:08 JST 30 Nov 2011 37.7N 141.7E 40 km M4.4 Fukushima-ken Oki

                      Name:  366fa1bbe236c8d25748d0fa053625c0.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  127.8 KB
                      jma http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/2/2011...91-301208.html

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                        18:32
                        JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

                        concrete mixer trucks
                        <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZKvehgsWcFA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
                        http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

                        Name:  00024f9c7db85ff23a1cceb31144aeae.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  89.5 KB
                        [Reference]Nuclide analysis results of ocean soil - inside the Port entrance of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushi...11201_01-e.pdf
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/pre.../111201_01.jpg
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/pre.../111201_02.jpg
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/pre.../111201_03.jpg
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/pre.../111201_04.jpg

                        The Yomiuri Shimbun's article "TEPCO decides the cancellation of Higashi-Dori NPP" on December 1
                        Name:  e5dc450fbfcfa55fb3a89309665fcb6f.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  24.7 KB
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/topics/11120101-e.html
                        _____________________________________________
                        NHK world

                        N. Korea threatens action vs denuclearization

                        Thursday, December 01, 2011 02:13 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111201_01.html

                        Israeli President urges coordinated Iran sanctions

                        Thursday, December 01, 2011 15:34 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111201_24.html

                        Fukushima seeks govt aid for rice inspections

                        Fukushima Prefecture has asked for government assistance to carry out emergency checks of rice for radioactive materials.

                        Thursday, December 01, 2011 18:16 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111201_28.html
                        ______________________________________________
                        Yomiuri online

                        H.I.H Prince Takamado Trophy 63rd All Japan Inter-Middle School English Oratorical Contest / Helping quake victims in need gives people joy

                        Sachiko Saito, a third-year student at Nanzan Girls' Middle School, won the 63rd All Japan Inter-Middle School English Oratorical Contest. The final of the annual speech contest was held Saturday at Yomiuri Hall in Yurakucho, Tokyo. The following is the full text of her winning speech, titled "Family, Friendship and Hope."

                        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features...1128005019.htm

                        Nuclear cleanup volunteers' invisible enemy

                        DATE, Fukushima--Some local governments in Fukushima Prefecture have started decontamination operations using volunteers to remove radioactive substances released after the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

                        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111130005907.htm

                        Nobel Prize laureate Tanaka to serve on N-plant committee

                        Nobel Prize laureate Koichi Tanaka will be a member of the Diet's committee to investigate the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it has been learned.

                        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111130005986.htm
                        ______________________________________________
                        AJW

                        Toshiba Ships its First Major Component for Nuclear Energy Project in U.S.

                        -- The Company Ships Condenser to be Used for Vogtle Unit 3 AP1000(TM) Nuclear Energy Plant of Georgia Power --
                        http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2011_12/pr0101.htm
                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201112010022

                        Nuclear unions put heat on DPJ after Fukushima

                        Nuclear power labor unions targeted ruling party lawmakers with a major lobbying campaign in the months following the Fukushima nuclear accident to try to prevent the crisis from dealing a death blow to their industry, according to sources involved in the effort.

                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201112010019

                        Lighthouse in Fukushima shines once more

                        IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture—The Shioyasaki Lighthouse was illuminated on Nov. 30 for the first time since it was damaged in the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.
                        Name:  1b3a9ce8ee06fa88281f9537fc9628f1.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  80.5 KB
                        Shioyasaki Lighthouse in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, is illuminated for the first time since the March quake on Nov. 30. (Eijiro Morii)
                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112010047

                        Finally, soil within no-entry zone to be surveyed

                        The central government, responding to months of criticism from experts, has decided to measure levels of radioactive cesium in soil within the no-entry zone surrounding the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, sources said Nov. 30.

                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112010001

                        Fukushima governor wants all reactors decommissioned

                        FUKUSHIMA--Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato on Nov. 30 said he will ask Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the central government to decommission all nuclear reactors in the prefecture.

                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112010025

                        Strict radioactivity standards set for school lunches

                        The education ministry on Nov. 30 set its first radiation safety standards for lunches provided at elementary and junior high schools, which will apply to 17 prefectures in eastern Japan.

                        Municipal government employees check for radioactivity in school lunch ingredients in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Aug. 22. (Akira Sato)
                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112010023

                        TEPCO: Melted fuel eroded containment vessel floor at Fukushima reactor

                        Most of the fuel rods that melted in the pressure vessel of the No. 1 reactor of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant dripped into the containment vessel and ate into it, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.
                        Name:  1f2a3f50ea36046fac93a7b78a969ee7.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  54.0 KB
                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112010004
                        ______________________________________________
                        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                        Fukushima residents tour German renewable village

                        FELDHEIM, Germany (AP) -- A group of residents from the radiation-stricken area around Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear reactors and a Tokyo actor are visiting Germany to learn how renewable energy could work in their homeland.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/news...fe137000c.html

                        Toshiba ships 1st major nuclear reactor component to U.S.

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it has shipped its first major component for a nuclear reactor to be built in the United States.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu112000c.html

                        Gov't to aid infrastructure building in areas near Fukushima plant

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The central government plans to carry out infrastructure projects, such as road and embankment improvement, on behalf of local governments in areas where voluntary evacuation advisories arising from the Fukushima nuclear crisis have been lifted, government sources said Wednesday.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

                        Nobel winner, 9 others picked for nuclear crisis panel

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nobel chemistry laureate Koichi Tanaka and nine others were selected Wednesday as members of a special parliamentary committee to investigate the causes behind the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, lawmakers said.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm017000c.html

                        Japan mulls additional sanctions against Iran

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm082000c.html

                        Gov't sets radiation limit for school meals in 17 prefectures

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government has instructed the education boards of 17 prefectures in eastern and northeastern Japan to set the upper limit on radioactive substance exposure for food and drink served in school meals at 40 becquerels per kilogram, officials said Thursday.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm085000c.html

                        9 power companies bought up political fundraising party tickets despite pledge

                        Nine power companies that own nuclear power stations bought tickets to politicians' fund-raising parties despite a pledge dating from the 1970s never to extend political donations, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na013000c.html

                        Name:  08db94c248c7f3921bb4e433c58b3162.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  74.2 KB
                        ______________________________________________
                        Jiji press

                        Toshiba Ships Component for U.S. Nuclear Reactor

                        Tokyo, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)--Toshiba Corp. <6502> said Thursday that it has completed the shipment of a condenser to be used for the planned No. 3 reactor of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in the U.S. state of Georgia.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120100565

                        Chugoku Electric's Mega Solar Plant Begins Operations

                        Hiroshima, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)--Chugoku Electric Power Co. <9504> said Thursday that its large photovoltaic power station in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan, started commercial operations the same day.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120100701

                        Tokyo Rice Wholesaler Falls Victim of Nuclear Scare

                        Tokyo, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo rice wholesaler Watanabe Shoji K.K. has become the first firm that collapsed due to consumer fear of radioactive contamination of rice, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said Thursday.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120100495

                        TEPCO May Give Up N-Reactor Construction in Northern Japan

                        Tokyo, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> may give up an ongoing project to construct a nuclear power reactor in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan, informed sources said Thursday.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120100505

                        Japan Govt to Support Fukushima's Emergency Rice Testing

                        Tokyo, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will fully support emergency radiation checks on rice by Fukushima Prefecture, an official said Thursday.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120100824

                        Street Webcams Installed in Nuclear Disaster-Hit Village

                        Fukushima, Dec. 1 (Jiji Press)--Four webcams have been installed in the Fukushima Prefecture village of Iitate, close to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, by Thursday to provide street views to villagers who have been forced to evacuate.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120100967
                        ____________________________________________
                        JMA

                        02:45 JST 01 Dec 2011 37.1N 142.1E 30 km M4.4 Fukushima-ken Oki


                        jma http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/201112...91-010245.html

                        11:44 JST 01 Dec 2011 37.7N 141.9E 20 km M4.3 Fukushima-ken Oki


                        jma http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/201112...91-011144.html

                        Comment


                        • #42
                          Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +




                          <iframe width="300" height="233" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/h6BSCYIjgCY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 09:29~
                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                          07:14
                          18:35
                          18:57
                          JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

                          Concerning the headlining article in the December 2, 2011 edition of the Mainichi Shimbun, ""Withdrawal from the nuclear fuel reprocessing business" was agreed upon in 2002, during discussion between TEPCO executives and senior METI officials".
                          Name:  68c506e496d7ff2cd1ff772a62eb889b.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  70.5 KB
                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/topics/11120201-e.html
                          ______________________________________________
                          NHK world

                          TEPCO injects nitrogen into pressure vessels

                          The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has started injecting nitrogen, an inert gas, into the pressure vessels of the crippled reactors to prevent another hydrogen explosion.
                          Name:  99f93b60c397f6ae6194b67d19644d7c.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  27.9 KB
                          Friday, December 02, 2011 05:02 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_03.html

                          Genkai nuclear reactor 1 halted

                          Kyushu Electric Power Company has halted the No.1 reactor at the Genkai nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan. This means more than 80 percent of the nation's reactors are now offline. It remains unclear when or if any of them will be restarted.

                          Friday, December 02, 2011 07:47 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_02.html

                          TEPCO: Cooling stoppage info was not shared

                          A miscommunication between workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could have delayed a response to the accident on March 11th.

                          Friday, December 02, 2011 10:20 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_11.html

                          US wants allies to cut Iranian oil imports

                          Friday, December 02, 2011 13:08 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_17.html

                          Diet panel approves civil nuclear pacts

                          A committee of Japan's Lower House has approved civil nuclear cooperation treaties with 4 countries. The house is to vote on the agreements next week.

                          Friday, December 02, 2011 16:16 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_27.html

                          TEPCO issues interim report on Fukushima accident

                          The Tokyo Electric Power Company has released an interim report on its in-house probe into the nuclear disaster at the firm's Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

                          Friday, December 02, 2011 17:59 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_26.html

                          Proposal made for new "nuclear safety agency"

                          A panel of experts has proposed creating a third-party watchdog to monitor the performance of Japan's new nuclear safety agency to be launched next April.

                          Friday, December 02, 2011 18:12 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_24.html

                          Expert urges more disclosure from TEPCO

                          Professor Hisashi Ninokata of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, who is analyzing the accident, says the report explains more clearly how it progressed and puts forward measures to prevent similar incidents.

                          Friday, December 02, 2011 19:17 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_31.html

                          Kawauchi Village mayor reports on Chernobyl visit

                          The mayor of a village near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has called on villagers to do their part to recover from radioactive contamination.

                          Friday, December 02, 2011 20:13 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_33.html
                          _____________________________________________
                          Yomiuri online

                          Toshiba ships N-equipment to U.S.

                          Toshiba Corp. announced Thursday that the company had shipped its first major turbine equipment for a nuclear energy project in the United States, where construction of nuclear reactors is expected to resume for the first time in 34 years.

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T111201006144.htm

                          All N-fuel may have fallen to outer vessel / TEPCO: Up to 68 tons likely melted in No. 1 reactor, eroding concrete of containment unit

                          Almost all the nuclear fuel inside the No. 1 reactor of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has melted, damaging the pressure vessel and eroding the concrete bottom of the containment vessel by up to 65 centimeters, the plant's operator has found.

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111201006092.htm

                          TEPCO pulls plug on N-plant / Utility unable to secure funds due to huge compensation payouts

                          Tokyo Electric Power Co. has decided to discontinue construction of the No. 1 reactor at its Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture, as it cannot secure sufficient funds due to compensation payments it is making in connection with the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, sources have said.

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

                          Fukushima Pref. to ask TEPCO to shut N-reactors

                          FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima prefectural government will ask Tokyo Electric Power Co. to decommission all 10 reactors of its nuclear power plants in the prefecture, prefectural officials have said.

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111201005348.htm
                          _____________________________________________
                          AJW

                          Researcher: Pollen mask prevents cesium inhalation

                          A type of mask sold in drugstores for hay-fever sufferers may also prove effective in preventing internal exposure to radioactive cesium, a researcher at the University of Tokyo said.
                          Name:  49deb0572784fb0a944d71b798ed3e0a.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  62.3 KB
                          Schoolchildren wear masks in summer to prevent internal exposure to radioactive materials in Fukushima city. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201112020076a

                          Cesium-137 deposits 50 times more than previous record

                          TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--Nearly 30,000 becquerels per square meter of cesium-137 fell on Tsukuba in March as a result of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government's Meteorological Research Institute said Dec. 1.
                          Name:  fda46b7a86066fadd34cad3d7af70582.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  83.7 KB
                          The Meteorological Research Agency in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture (Yumi Nakayama)
                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112020003

                          The Prometheus Trap / Men in Protective Clothing

                          This is a compilation of the eight installments that appeared between Nov. 15 and 27.

                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201112020100a
                          ______________________________________________
                          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                          Wary of criticism, officials shelved withdrawal from nuclear reprocessing business

                          Top officials from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) secretly met in 2002 to discuss withdrawing from a project to reprocess nuclear fuel at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant in Aomori Prefecture, it has been learned.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na002000c.html

                          Fukushima firms advised to put safety labels on products

                          NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Internationally active Japanese companies Thursday advised Fukushima Prefecture firms to put labels on food and other products to show they had passed safety tests to reassure overseas consumers worried by the impact of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu109000c.html

                          Reactor idled at Kyushu Electric's Genkai nuclear plant for checks

                          SAGA, Japan (Kyodo)-- Kyushu Electric Power Co. idled the No. 1 reactor at its nuclear power plant in Genkai, Saga Prefecture, on Thursday for regular checks, leaving nine of the nation's 54 commercial reactors in operation.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

                          U.S. urges Japan to reduce oil imports from Iran

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm017000c.html

                          Test eyed near Fukushima plant in Jan. for tainted debris cleanup

                          FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A government-sponsored test is likely to be held within a no-go zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in January to see if radioactive debris can be cleaned with water, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm022000c.html

                          High levels of cesium found in port soil at Fukushima Daiichi plant

                          TOKYO (kyodo) -- High levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in seabed soil at the port by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, the plant operator said Thursday.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm023000c.html

                          Japan to export nuclear technology if wanted, Noda says

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Friday that Japan will consider exporting its nuclear technology, in principle, as long as it is still wanted by other countries.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm031000c.html

                          TEPCO study shows water level in spent fuel pool was dangerously low

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A study by Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has shown that water in the No. 4 unit's spent fuel pool temporarily dropped to a level close to exposing the stored nuclear fuel, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm032000c.html

                          Reactor idled at Kyushu Electric's Genkai nuclear plant for checks

                          SAGA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. idled the No. 1 reactor at its nuclear power plant in Genkai, Saga Prefecture, on Thursday for regular checks, leaving nine of the nation's 54 commercial reactors in operation.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm033000c.html

                          Gov't panel calls for ways to ensure 'effective' nuclear regulation

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel agreed Friday to compile a proposal seeking to legally require atomic power plant operators to implement the latest nuclear safety practices and technology in the operation of existing facilities.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm133000c.html

                          Xenon 400,000 times normal found in Chiba air immediately after Fukushima nuke accident

                          CHIBA -- Radioactive xenon-133 some 400,000 times normal levels was detected in the atmosphere here immediately after the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, a radiation survey organization said.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

                          Hunting registrations plunge in Fukushima amid nuclear crisis

                          The number of registered hunters in Fukushima Prefecture has plunged in the wake of the continuing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, with just 3,291 registrations as of Nov. 15, down from 4,779 the previous fiscal year.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html

                          Wholesaler handling Fukushima rice goes bankrupt

                          A Tokyo wholesaler that was handling rice from Fukushima Prefecture is set to become the nation's first rice wholesaler to go under due apparently to harmful rumors of radioactive contamination in connection with the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

                          U.K. plutonium plan likely to influence Japanese nuclear policy

                          LONDON -- The United Kingdom came to have the world's largest plutonium stockpile because the development of fast-breeder reactors as well as facilities for reprocessing MOX fuel for use in light-water reactors hit a brick wall in both technological and economical developments, slowing down plutonium consumption to a much slower rate than had been planned.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

                          TEPCO, industry ministry secretly agreed to abandon nuclear reprocessing plant in 2002

                          Senior officials at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held a top secret discussion in 2002 about abandoning the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant project, the Mainichi has learned.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html

                          METI chief cites need for fundamental review of Japan's energy policy

                          Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano stressed on Dec. 2 the need for a fundamental review of Japan's energy policy in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident but stopped short of speculating on the fate of the trouble-prone Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html
                          _____________________________________________
                          Jiji press

                          Bit-isle to Set Up Mega Solar Plant in Hiroshima

                          Hiroshima, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Bit-isle Inc., a Japanese Internet data center operator, said Friday it will set up a large solar power station in Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120200456

                          Mitsubishi Joins Offshore Undersea Power Transmission Biz in U.K.

                          Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Corp. <8058> said Friday that it has acquired a 50 pct stake in an offshore undersea power transmission business in Britain, becoming the first Japanese company to be involved in such operations abroad.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120200744

                          Johnan Shinkin to End Power Contracts with TEPCO

                          Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Johnan Shinkin Bank said Friday that it will end power contracts with Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> at most of its offices next year in a bid to stop its reliance on nuclear power.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120200881

                          Asahi Breweries Celebrates Restart of Fukushima Plant

                          Motomiya, Fukushima Pref., Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Asahi Breweries Ltd. on Friday held a ceremony to mark the restart of its plant here that had been shuttered since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120200947

                          Japan Panel Wants New Nuclear Safety Agency Independent

                          Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese panel drew up a recommendation Friday that a new nuclear safety agency, planned to be launched next April, secure independence and transparency.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120200510

                          Japan Diet Votes on Nuclear Pacts Put Off until Tues.

                          Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Japan's ruling and opposition parties agreed Friday to defer until Tuesday House of Representatives votes to approve the country's nuclear cooperation pacts with Jordan, Russia, Vietnam and South Korea.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120200595

                          Proper Measures Taken against Tsunami: TEPCO

                          Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> reported Friday that it had taken proper countermeasures against tsunami before the March 11 quake and ensuing tsunami crippled its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120200767

                          Japan to Bury Ash with Radioactive Cesium Over 100,000 Bqs

                          Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Environment Ministry drew up rules on Friday that will allow incineration ash with radioactive cesium levels exceeding 100,000 becquerels per kilogram to be buried at final disposal sites shielded by concrete walls.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120200953

                          More Fukushima Areas Have Rice with Above-Limit Cesium

                          Fukushima, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)-- Rice harvested this year and containing radioactive cesium above the state-set limit was found at more farms in Fukushima Prefecture, the prefectural government said Friday.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120200997

                          Comment


                          • #43
                            Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +


                            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                            16:43
                            16:46
                            JNN live cam http://youtu.be/24eGVuK4G4M

                            Concerning the headlining article in the December 3, 2011 edition of THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS, "Abandon nuclear reprocessing was pointed in FEPC, TEPCO executives and senior METI officials".
                            Name:  e08076caf06453399b3dffda35411e32.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  69.7 KB
                            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/topics/11120301-e.html

                            Vol. 3: "Radiation Monitoring at the site"
                            <iframe width="300" height="233" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8uKLG2aZRUE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
                            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/11031.../111119-1e.wmv
                            Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Radiation Monitoring at the site -measuring method- [Explanatory material]
                            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushi...11119_04-e.pdf
                            ______________________________________________
                            NHK world

                            Reactors nearing cold shutdown

                            Japan may announce this month that reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have reached a state of cold shutdown.

                            Saturday, December 03, 2011 07:24 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111203_05.html

                            TEPCO pays $1.14 bil in compensation to farmers

                            Tokyo Electric Power Company said it has completed paying about 80 percent of the 1.4 billion dollars in compensation requested by farmers.

                            Saturday, December 03, 2011 13:03 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111203_13.html

                            UN adopts non-nuclear resolution

                            Saturday, December 03, 2011 17:11 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111203_17.html
                            ______________________________________________
                            Yomiuri online

                            N-reactor firms struggle for overseas orders

                            With the United States expected to build new nuclear power plants for the first time in 34 years, Toshiba Corp. shipped a load of turbine-related equipment to that country Thursday.
                            Name:  9ae2d614f6999ce5b13e9bb5b16de3eb.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  271.5 KB
                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111202005931.htm

                            Japan must clarify strategy on N-plant exports

                            The government has failed to come up with a clear picture of its strategy on exporting nuclear power plants, while Russia and South Korea are much more aggressive in this respect.

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111202005221.htm
                            ______________________________________________
                            AJW

                            Voluntary evacuee tells lawmakers of hardship since 3/11

                            An evacuee from Fukushima Prefecture told the Upper House Special Committee on Reconstruction how difficult life has become for her, and others like her, who have been displaced by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.

                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112030030

                            Children from Chernobyl disaster smile for calendar

                            Photojournalist Ryuichi Hirokawa's 17th annual calendar depicting the smiling children who live near the doomed Chernobyl nuclear plant is particularly poignant and meaningful this year, carrying powerful messages.

                            Children of Chernobyl in a calendar, photographed by Ryuichi Hirokawa.
                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201112030086b

                            Local bank to stop buying electricity from TEPCO

                            Johnan Shinkin Bank is doing its best to lessen the nation's reliance on nuclear energy.

                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112030041

                            Fukushima food-makers incur extra costs to monitor safety of products

                            Food manufacturers operating in disaster-stricken Fukushima Prefecture have been forced to make costly efforts to reassure consumers about safety.
                            Name:  dcae3df5961673bcdb19339ac23cb08e.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  31.0 KB
                            A technician checks radiation levels of beverages made in Asahi Breweries Ltd.'s Fukushima plant in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture on Dec. 2. (Haruka Takashige)
                            Name:  9ce2cb2e1b8c075df77e6c57f8134fcf.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  102.1 KB
                            A production line of low-malt happoshu beverages is reopened at Asahi Breweries Ltd.'s factory in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture, on Dec. 2. (Haruka Takashige)
                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112030024

                            Cesium-tainted ash being returned to Tokyo area

                            KOSAKA, Akita Prefecture--Rejected by residents, incinerated waste containing radioactive cesium is being returned to the Tokyo metropolitan area where it originated.
                            Name:  accd62498a07d63c00b0e5a762dd0be9.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  63.5 KB
                            A crane lifts a container of incineration ash in Kosaka, Akita Prefecture, to return it to the Tokyo metropolitan area. (Naoto Kagaya)
                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112030061

                            TEPCO's interim Fukushima report short on answers

                            Tokyo Electric Power Co., in an interim report released Dec. 2, set out the line of defense it will attempt to hold against accusations of failures leading up to and during the crisis at its Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.

                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112030028

                            Japan to store emergency fuel in South Korea

                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201112030040 cest null
                            _____________________________________________
                            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                            Bit-isle to start solar power business in Hiroshima next year

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Information technology firm Bit-isle Inc. said Friday it will launch a solar power generation business on publicly-owned land in Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, amid growing concerns about an electricity shortage in the wake of the March disasters.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu011000c.html

                            France's Total, Japan's Inpex eye gas field deal by year-end

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu013000c.html

                            Ohio nuclear plant with cracked building can open

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in050000c.html

                            Johnan Shinkin Bank ends contract with TEPCO to use non-nuclear power

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Johnan Shinkin Bank said Friday it has terminated electricity contracts with Tokyo Electric Power Co. for its headquarters and most of its branch offices and will start buying power from a non-nuclear energy provider from January.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu020000c.html

                            Excessive cesium levels detected in rice from more farms in Fukushima

                            FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Excessive levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in rice harvested at more farms in Fukushima city, the Fukushima prefectural government said Friday.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm004000c.html

                            Tsunami was direct cause of nuclear crisis: TEPCO investigation

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it has determined that the direct cause of the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi power plant was a larger-than-expected tsunami that flooded key buildings after the March 11 earthquake, apparently defending itself from possible criticism that the accident could have been prevented.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

                            TEPCO report depicts desperate workers left in tsunami-hit plant

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday its investigation into the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant shed light on how desperate workers at the site felt shortly after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami resulted in the loss of power sources.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

                            Two accused of electricity meter tampering to dodge 60 million yen in utility bills

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na005000c.html

                            TEPCO director opposed nuclear fuel recycling at industry body meeting

                            A Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) board member repeatedly voiced opposition to a nuclear fuel recycling project during an industry organization meeting sometime around 2002, it has been learned.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na006000c.html

                            Confusion clouds Education Ministry notices on radiation levels in school lunches

                            A radiation contamination guideline of 40 becquerels per kilogram that the government introduced in connection with school lunches was actually meant for selecting radiation measuring equipment, the ministry has announced.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html


                            ____________________________________________
                            Sankei news

                            ski area opens in Inawashiro town, Fukushima

                            Comment


                            • #44
                              Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +

                              15:42 JST 03 Dec 2011 37.3N 141.6E 40 km M4.4 Fukushima-ken Oki

                              Name:  cde8e52960fc9b19a0bfae78e6151460.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  121.2 KBName:  7caeecae8fdf3d23b1297228deb4e638.png
Views: 1
Size:  29.2 KB
                              Name:  f56ea238cf19faeedbfefbf82d8dbb0e.png
Views: 1
Size:  43.0 KBName:  0056b1a33ff366c98574cd326d1cbfee.png
Views: 1
Size:  28.3 KB
                              jma http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/2/2011...91-031542.html

                              Comment


                              • #45
                                Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - November 1, 2011 +

                                view of plant 1

                                3 Dec 15:56~



                                houses


                                unit 1,2


                                unit 2,3


                                unit 3, 4


                                unit 4


                                unit 4 right side

                                photos https://skydrive.live.com/P.mvc#!/?c...3596&sc=photos

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X