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robdogbucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 06:11 PM
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12. Aw,Stockholmer,that's just more Extreme Enviroweenie Biased Claptrap
Wait, that was a news article? Still, the walking back from that earlier info is taking place at breakneck speed.

To wit:

Experts back TEPCO's view that criticality did not occur

November 04, 2011

Nuclear experts largely agree with Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s assessment that a state of criticality was not reached at the No. 2 reactor of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant...

...But how the fuel has melted or whether it has leaked through to the containment vessel remains unknown. High radiation levels have prevented TEPCO workers from installing gauges and other equipment that could more accurately determine the internal conditions of the reactors...

...TEPCO, for now, is depending largely on computer simulations based on temperatures and pressure levels in the reactors to estimate what is going on inside.

"The problem is that TEPCO pointed to the possibility of 'criticality' taking place, if only temporarily," said Fumiya Tanabe, director of the Institute of Nuclear Safety System Inc. "It eventually showed that the utility failed to predict the situation of fuel rods or the present internal state of the reactor. It should imagine the worst possible situation and deal with it for the recovery..."

Cesium-contaminated mushrooms served in food

Radioactive cesium exceeding the government standard has been found in mushrooms grown at a facility in Yokohama City, near Tokyo. About 800 people were served food containing the mushrooms from March through October.

The city says high levels of radioactive cesium were found in dried shiitake mushrooms harvested in both months. The contamination is believed to have been caused by the Fukushima nuclear accident.

The contamination in March was up to 2,770 becquerels of cesium per kilogram; in October, 955 becquerels per kilogram.

Each exceeded the government's standard of 500 becquerels...

Arne's latest report:

Scientist Marco Kaltofen Presents Data Confirming Hot Particles

A 6:13 minute video

Washington, DC - October 31, 2011 Today Scientist Marco Kaltofen of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) presented his analysis of radioactive isotopic releases from the Fukushima accidents at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Mr. Kaltofens analysis confirms the detection of hot particles in the US and the extensive airborne and ground contamination in northern Japan due to the four nuclear power plant accidents at TEPCOs Fukushima reactors. Fairewinds believes that this is a personal health issue in Japan and a public health issue in the United States and Canada.

70 percent in Japan want end to nuclear power

An NHK poll shows that nearly 70 percent of Japanese people want to reduce or abolish nuclear power in the future.

NHK polled about 2,600 randomly selected adults nationwide over 3 days through October 30th.
1,775 people responded.

24 percent of respondents said all nuclear power plants should be shut down and 42 percent said the number should be reduced.

23 percent said the existing facilities should be maintained and 2 percent said they want more nuclear plants...

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