Building a Wall Of Ice: Japanese Engineers To Construct Novel New Means To Attempt To Control Radiation Leakage At Fukushima

Building a Wall Of Ice: Japanese Engineers To Construct Novel New Means To Attempt To Control Radiation Leakage At Fukushima
A Wall Of Ice: Japanese Engineers Come Up With A Novel–And Untested–Way To Contain Radioactive Leakage In the wake of the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan, one of the biggest problems facing the cleanup crews is that radioactive water has been and continues to leak from the damaged reactors. But now the engineers working for the plant’s operator, TEPCO think they have hit on a novel new way to contain the leakage: a wall of ice.… Read the rest

Number of U.S. Sailors Sickened By Nuclear Plume Following Fukushima Disaster Continues To Grow

Number of U.S. Sailors Sickened By Nuclear Plume Following Fukushima Disaster Continues To Grow
Fallout From Fukushima: While U.S. Officials Twiddle Their Thumbs, Former Prime Minister Of Japan Weeps For Sickened U.S. Sailors There is something so heartbreaking and infuriating about the way we treat veterans in the U.S. We trot out patriotic performances of songs on veteran-focused holidays, we see baseball and football players in specially made uniforms with camouflage hats or red, white and blue socks.… Read the rest

Overdose of Radiation at Fukushima Kills Clean-Up Robots

Overdose of Radiation at Fukushima Kills Clean-Up Robots
Clean-up at Fukushima reactors halted due to too much radiation–even for robots. Wonder how the 8,000 human workers feel about that? TEPCO and the Japanese Government Are Making a Life-Threatening Mess Out Of Cleaning Up Fukushima.  There are Better Ways! Demand a Different Solution. Take Action Here: http://TinyURL.com/FukushimaHope Fukushima clean-up efforts delayed again as radiation “kills” robot cleaning crew. Again. In the ongoing slow-motion train wreck that is the clean-up effort at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a new development has once again slowed the process to a crawl.… Read the rest

Fukushima Execs Face Trial, Tiny Fine: First Time Anyone Faces Justice for Nuclear Disaster

Fukushima Execs Face Trial, Tiny Fine: First Time Anyone Faces Justice for Nuclear Disaster
Tokyo Electric Power Company, reviled around the world as TEPCO, owns the stricken nuclear power station Fukushima Daiichi (or Fukushima Number 1) as well as other power stations around Japan. Although two government panels have called for the prosecution of former top TEPCO executives for professional negligence, the first call was ignored.  This time, however, ex-TEPCO chair Tsunehisa Katsumata and former vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were charged with professional negligence over allegedly failing to take measures to protect the plant, despite being aware of elevated tsunami risks.… Read the rest