Fukushima one year on

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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by robinson » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:41 pm

There is no reactor building left around the fuel pond. There is a shell they put over the remains of the reactor building.


Some day we might know how bad it is, but I doubt it. Most people still don't know the Three Mile Island reactor building is radioactive and still sitting there. They have avoided doing anything to deal with it since 1979. That's forty years the ruined building has sat there since the accident.
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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by Witness » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 am

Nuclear safety costs in Japan surge to staggering heights

Energy policy called into question as solar and wind power prices fall

July 09, 2019 04:11 JST
The reactors in operation at Kansai Electric Power's Takahama nuclear plant could be shut down if the utility fails to complete required anti-terrorism measures on schedule.

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear plant operators face ballooning costs for meeting safety requirements imposed six years ago, potentially throwing a wrench into the government's policy of promoting the atom as a low-cost, reliable energy source.

The estimated total cost of bringing plants into compliance with current standards sits at roughly 4.8 trillion yen ($44.2 billion), according to a Nikkei survey of nine of the 10 big regional electricity providers along with Japan Atomic Power and Electric Power Development. The survey excluded Okinawa Electric Power, which has no nuclear capacity.

In January 2013, the utilities had pegged the cost of safety measures at just 900 billion yen. About six months later the Nuclear Regulation Authority -- the country's nuclear watchdog -- imposed some of the world's toughest safety standards to prevent a recurrence of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, triggered by an earthquake and tsunamis.

These requirements are poised to drive up the cost of nuclear power generation. In 2015, the government estimated that nuclear energy would cost as little as 10.3 yen per kilowatt-hour to generate in 2030 -- less than coal at 12.9 yen, or solar at 12.5 to 16.4 yen.

But the price of nuclear rises by 1 yen per kilowatt-hour for every 100 billion yen that safety-related expenses add to the cost of a new reactor. Meanwhile, solar and wind have become cheaper, dropping below 10 yen per kilowatt-hour in a growing number of cases overseas and even becoming competitive with nuclear in certain areas.

Consumers may end up bearing a portion of the burden through higher electricity rates.
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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by sparks » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:58 am

"Too cheap to meter..."

https://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/decommi ... nit-2.html

" TMI-2 has been defueled and decontaminated to the extent the plant is in a safe, inherently stable condition suitable for long-term management."

I'd hardly call that "avoided doing anything to deal with it since 1979."

But, I suppose the NRC could be in on the plot to rape Julian Assange with Epsteins dick...
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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:37 am

sparks wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:58 am
But, I suppose the NRC could be in on the plot to rape Julian Assange with Epsteins dick...
You think that is a bad thing?

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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by sparks » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:54 pm

No, but remember Epstein allegedly prefers underage girls. Not a pedo, but not nice either.
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