Fukushima one year on

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sparks wrote: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:31 pm One more time and then I'm done with this fucking thread:
No, you will never be done with it. Just like Japan will never be done with the Fukushima disaster.
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Bananas?-Yes wrote: Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:22 am I have some living quarters and sort of office I work out of off-and-on and it is a very unusual sort of complex owned by an old family in this city and so we have a very strange arrangement there --- for some background.

Now on the second floor of that building there are two side-by-side
apartments and then a second smaller building just to the west of that one which also shares the same balcony and so the stairs; so I and the neighbor between my group of rooms and that smaller building have to pass that smaller apartment any time we go up and down and that fella in that smaller place was very particular in his habits and so if I were to stay there for any length of time I would be able to hear him go down the stairs at the same time every morning and then fire up his motorcycle just next to the stairs and so on. Now there are times I am not there for extended periods, so I am also keeping scant supplies there so as not to let things spoil if I am gone for lengthy periods of time. There is no real pattern to my ins-and-outs there.

So one week when I was in for an extended period of time I started to realize that I wasn't hearing that heavy footsteps going down those
metal stairs at the proper time nor no sound of the motorcycle, but I can't say as it really bothered me. Folks living in that compound are not exactly the normal types, if I can be rough with the description of the mixed group we have spread out there over a few acres. It is a strange place and the rest of the city folks around there look upon us inside that place as to be wary of. And we certainly don't have social gatherings around there and don't really know much about each other, which is why it is used by some odd folks, like me. We greet each other politely but curtly, if the need arises; and no small talk except maybe weather related and very short. I didn't know that fella in that smaller group of rooms to the west, except he kept his car and motorcycle in good condition and kept the area around his door clean. It is an oddly large type of balcony arrangement --- only two floors in all the many buildings --- some other buildings I notice the residents get messy. We don't have that problem in that building or that smaller one just to the west. He seemed an okay fella. Sort of like y'all here in this Community.

Anyway, maybe three or four days after that no-normal-sounds (the buildings are very old built style [50 - 60 yrs old] of wood and easy to hear those with a heavy walking style) of that fella going in and
out I needed to go get some supplies and when I came back about 2000hrs or so (getting on dark) I came through the complex and around the corner of another building and I see a whole mess of medics on the second floor of that smaller building where the motorcycle guy lived and a few law enforcement folks and down on the ground floor at the bottom of the stairs and eventually when I identified myself as the last resident down the balcony to the east they let me up the steps and to my place and I would say about halfway up, or two-thirds up, the steps that horrible smell hit me and, of course, it was worse and worse as I rounded that railing edge and passed that fella's door and then I knew right away he'd been dead in there for a few days and I also realized I had completely forgotten that smell from way, way back in my earlier days.

That is not the kind of smell one easily forgets if they are unfortunate to have to smell it. And I remember when I was much younger I did not forget it even years later and honestly thought
I would never forget it and I found out not too long ago I was wrong. And being reminded of that smell was a very unpleasant experience.
Somewhere there, there's a there there.
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And the coroners report said?

I rather doubt it was radiation sickness and therefore had fuck all to do with Fukushima.

But by all means, continue to conflate things when you post here because it's awfully amusing in a troll-like sort of way. :)
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Wow
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Removal of spent nuclear fuel at Fukushima No. 1 delayed up to five years

The government decided Friday to delay the removal of spent fuel from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant’s Nos. 1 and 2 reactors by up to five years, casting doubt on whether it can stick to its time frame for dismantling the crippled complex.

The process of removing the spent fuel from the units’ pools had previously been scheduled to begin in fiscal 2023.

In its latest decommissioning plan, the government said the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., will not begin the roughly two-year process at the No. 1 unit at least until fiscal 2027 and may wait until fiscal 2028.

Work at the No. 2 unit is now slated to start between fiscal 2024 and fiscal 2026, it said.

The delay is necessary to take further safety precautions, such as the construction of an enclosure around the No. 1 unit to prevent the spread of radioactive dust and the decontamination of the No. 2 unit, the government said. It is the fourth time it has revised its schedule for removing the spent fuel rods.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/ ... gptenBhCUk

Seems a tad tricky, uh?
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Shouldn't be. All they're trying to do is unburden the spent fuel rod pools. Wonder where the hell they're planning to send all those used fuel rods?

The melted reactor core(s) material is a whole other real fucking tricky ball game. If they knew for certain it hadn't gone through the bottom of the plant(s) and into the earth beneath, it'd be easy enough just to encase the mess of shit in concrete. Not such a good idea until they know where it all is and what its condition is.
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sparks wrote: Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:46 pm All they're trying to do is unburden the spent fuel rod pools.
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Goddamn you are ignorant. Is it willful? Or real ignorance?
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Witness wrote: Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:35 am
Climate Change Is Breaking Open America's Nuclear Tomb
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kxm ... clear-tomb
Update:
US atomic waste dump in Marshall Islands to be investigated

The US Congress has demanded an investigation into a concrete dome full of nuclear waste, threatened by rising sea levels in the Marshall Islands.

Dubbed "the tomb", it holds tonnes of radioactive debris from dozens of US atomic bomb tests carried out during the Cold War.

Congress wants the Department of Energy to report back on the state of the ageing Runit Dome within six months.

The demand is part of a huge defence bill approved by President Trump.

More than 40 nuclear weapons tests took place on or near the Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific between 1946 and 1958, including a bomb test on Runit Island.

The crater from that blast was used from the 1970s by the Defense Nuclear Agency to store nuclear waste. It was later covered in thick concrete slabs to form the 377ft (115 metre) protective dome.

There are concerns that the structure is deteriorating and could be vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50951981
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robinson wrote: Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:04 am
sparks wrote: Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:46 pm All they're trying to do is unburden the spent fuel rod pools.
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Goddamn you are ignorant. Is it willful? Or real ignorance?
Go yuck yourself troll.
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robinson wrote: Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:19 am
sparks wrote: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:31 pm One more time and then I'm done with this fucking thread:
No, you will never be done with it. Just like Japan will never be done with the Fukushima disaster.
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About that measles endemic.

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I will just put this これ. . . .

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Yea, since none of the Fukushima reactors exploded like Chernobyl (you did not see graphite!!!), the surrounding area is significantly radiologically cleaner.

Inside the reactor buildings is fucked of course, but one expects this with a melt through.
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So not great, not terrible?

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Yep. Not great, but not as terrible as most anti nuke nuts make out.
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Like Tchernobyl:
Animal life thriving around Fukushima

Nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, researchers from the University of Georgia have found that wildlife populations are abundant in areas void of human life.

The camera study, published in the Journal of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, reports that over 267,000 wildlife photos recorded more than 20 species, including wild boar, Japanese hare, macaques, pheasant, fox and the raccoon dog -- a relative of the fox -- in various areas of the landscape.

UGA wildlife biologist James Beasley said speculation and questions have come from both the scientific community and the general public about the status of wildlife years after a nuclear accident like those in Chernobyl and Fukushima.

This recent study, in addition to the team's research in Chernobyl, provides answers to the questions.

"Our results represent the first evidence that numerous species of wildlife are now abundant throughout the Fukushima Evacuation Zone, despite the presence of radiological contamination," said Beasley, associate professor at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

Species that are often in conflict with humans, particularly wild boar, were predominantly captured on camera in human-evacuated areas or zones, according to Beasley.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 124336.htm
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Reactor three, the one that used MOX fuel (plutonium mix, not just uranium), is proving to be a real problem child.

Since starting in October 2019, they have managed to move 35 fuel assemblies, all of which are unused fuel. They haven't even started on the 535 spent fuel assemblies.

That it's going to take decades just to remove fuel rods in the cooling ponds, one can see how fucked the situation actually is.
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Speaking of ....


because the cooling ponds in almost all older reactors are too full of spent fuel (because there isn't anywhere to move it to still), the spent fuel is packed way too close for safety. So they use neutron absorbing shields around them, so they can pack the spent fuel far closer than it should be.

This is a known danger all over the world.
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And how many have died?
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sparks wrote: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:31 pm One more time and then I'm done with this fucking thread:
Nope. Just like Japan will never be done with Fukushima
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In April 2019 they started moving fuel rods from Unit 3

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/asia/jap ... index.html

In 9 months they managed to move 35 assemblies, of new fuel, unirradiated assembles. But not a single spent fuel rod.


Spent fuel: 0 / 514
Unirradiated (New) fuel: 35 / 52

https://www7.tepco.co.jp/responsibility ... it3-e.html
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It gives an idea of just how bad it actually is there.

In 9 years they have managed to move zero spent fuel assemblies

These fuel rods are a danger, and they just can't seem to move them elsewhere.

The really dangerous shit, sitting somewhere beneath, they have no plans to move at all. Nobody has ever moved any melted fuel from a complete core meltdown. Ever.

And with out a doubt it will not happen in your lifetime, or your kids lifetime.
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Eventually the radioactivity will fade.

Just give it 10,000 years. :)
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The radio-cesium has a half life of around 30 years, so a lot of the really dangerous shit will only be half as bad in another 20 years. Which is about the time they will finish moving the fuel rods from the cooling pools.
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There's some plutonium in the spent fuel. That shit has a 24,000 year half life, IIRC.
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Bah! Plutonium is not dangerous

Remember, nobody died
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If you use the metric of "but nobody died", then plutonium is 100% safe. It's true. Nobody has ever died from exposure to Plutonium.
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robinson wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:35 pm Nobody has ever died from exposure to Plutonium.
Wrong: Demon core.
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Yep. Let's not forget that it's not only highly radioactive, but it's chemical toxicity is unrivaled. Except perhaps by ed, when he's in one of his 'smoting' moods. :)
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Witness wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:42 pm
robinson wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:35 pm Nobody has ever died from exposure to Plutonium.
Wrong: Demon core.
Nobody touched the plutonium, breathed in any dust from it, had any physical contact with it. It was the neutron radiation that was the danger.

One could claim wood killed people, when it was the fire that did the damage.
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robinson wrote: Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:50 am
Witness wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:42 pm
robinson wrote: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:35 pm Nobody has ever died from exposure to Plutonium.
Wrong: Demon core.
Nobody touched the plutonium, breathed in any dust from it, had any physical contact with it. It was the neutron radiation that was the danger.

One could claim wood killed people, when it was the fire that did the damage.
Aha, ye olde Scotsman!

https://i.imgur.com/YX725El.png
Nobody touched the sun, breathed in any gas from it, had any physical contact with it. It was the light radiation that was the danger.
FTFY.
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I think we should call it the "Robinson's No True Nuetron" fallacy... :)
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Witness wrote: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:24 pm FTFY.
No, you didn't. You just posted more stupid shit.
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It's a funny sort of political world where Pu is considered deadly, but burning coal isn't so bad. Where 3 complete meltdowns are described as "not that bad" (nobody died, etc etc), and exposure to a criticality test of a bomb core is the same as being near Pu from a reactor explosion.

It's like nobody actually wants to learn or know anything. Actually, it's exactly that.
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More peeps die from coal every year than have ever died from nuclear power. Shove that up your ass ad hom boy Robinsuck.
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More people die from every other cause of death than from nuclear power each year.
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robinson wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:23 pm More people die from every other cause of death than from nuclear power each year.
Saved for posterity.
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:)
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If you count the number of people who are alive because of a fuel source, the numbers are very interesting.
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Long article, I'll give you the abstract:
Slow Burn: Dirt, Radiation, and Power in Fukushima

https://i.imgur.com/McutgT2.jpg

Amid the radioactive fallout of the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and across what would come to be known as the Exclusion Zone, Japanese members of the nuclear lobby laboured to contain the political fallout of the Fukushima disaster. This article scrutinizes the profuse rhetoric over recycling as mobilized by nuclear boosters and the wider operations of circularity in waste management in Japan. Japanese leant heavily on the notion of recycling to attempt to frame the clean-up in Fukushima in more ideologically convenient terms. This led, for example, to officials trumpeting plans to ‘recycle’ over 16 million cubic metres of radioactive topsoil scraped from hundreds of square kilometres of Fukushima Prefecture, as well as efforts to achieve ‘thermal recycling’ by generating electricity from the incineration of collected irradiated vegetal matter and the large amounts of protective clothing and other material used in the ‘decontamination’ campaign. By scrutinizing this appropriation of recycling rhetoric and its leveraging across Japan’s nuclear waste management apparatus, the article exposes contradictions and distortions in contemporary Japanese policy that have considerable socio-political ramifications.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/dirt-radi ... ma/5690924