May 12, Thursday

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Rain again . . . . .

Operator to begin work to halt Hamaoka reactors
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Consequences in many fields: Okinawa
American senators have asked to re-evaluate the relocation plans of Futenma, Okinawa, because now the financial side of this is not feasible for the Japanese government, after the earthquake.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, on the other hand, said the government will stick to the plans.
But maybe this could be the chance for a new start of the talks after all ... time will show.


Bulletins from NHK Online
source : www3.nhk.or.jp

Thursday, May 12, 2011 07:57
TEPCO: Highly radioactive water flowed into sea
Highly radioactive water has been found seeping into the ocean near one of the reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Workers found that contaminated water was flowing from a pipe into a pit near the Number 3 reactor's water intake on Wednesday morning.
The workers then used a camera to film near the water intake pipe. They found contaminated water was also leaking from the wall of the pit into the ocean.
Tokyo Electric Power Company says that water in the pit contained 37,000 becquerels of cesium-134 per cubic centimeter. That represents 620,000 times above the safety limit set by the government.
TEPCO also found that seawater between the intake and a nearby special barrier had the same radioactive substance at 32,000 times the limit. The barrier was set up to prevent radioactive water from spilling into the ocean.
The firm says it managed to stop the leak later in the day after it blocked the pipe and buried the pit in concrete.
TEPCO is looking into the possibility that radioactive water in the reactor's turbine building may have leaked through a tunnel connecting to the pipe because water levels in the turbine building had fallen since Tuesday.
Last month, TEPCO confirmed that radioactive water had leaked into the ocean from a crack in a pit outside the No.2 reactor. It later stopped the leak.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 13:09
New radioactive leak raises questions
Highly radioactive water was found leaking into the sea from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Wednesday. It's now been revealed that contaminated water levels in the No. 3 reactor's turbine building were already alarmingly high by Sunday.
Tokyo Electric Power Company plugged the leak with concrete after it found highly radioactive water flowing into the sea through a pit.
Radioactive cesium 620,000 times higher than the government-set safety limit was detected from the leaked water.
The contaminated water was streaming from the outlet of a pipe for electric cables.
The leak is thought to have stemmed from pooled water in the turbine building of the No. 3 reactor.
TEPCO says it found that waste water levels in the facility had risen to a point where leakage was feared on Sunday.
The company says it doesn't know when the leak began, but that it will investigate if the monitoring of water levels was appropriate. The problem raises the question of whether the utility wasn't able to prevent the latest leak.
The utility is planning to soon begin transferring radioactive water accumulated in the turbine building to a provisional storage facility. It is now checking for other possible leaks.
Highly radioactive water poured into the sea from a crack in a pit outside the No.2 reactor in early April.
On Thursday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the renewed leaking of radioactive materials into the sea was extremely regrettable.
He says the government apologizes to the local residents, the fishing industry and neighboring countries.
Edano also said he had instructed TEPCO to investigate how the leak occurred, and that the company must take measures to prevent another episode.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 15:11
More Fukushima evacuees briefly return home
More nuclear evacuees are making brief returns to their homes near Japan's troubled Fukushima nuclear plant to gather belongings.
Residents from Katsurao and Kawauchi villages arrived at a gymnasium on Thursday morning to prepare for their return. This is the second such visit following one on Tuesday by the first group of Kawauchi residents.
The residents donned protective suits and were given radiation dosimeters and walky-talkies. They were then taken to their homes on buses in the afternoon.
The residents will have two hours to gather their belongings and check on livestock and other matters.
After that, they will be driven back to the gymnasium and screened for radiation exposure.
The government arranged the visits at the evacuees' request after declaring a 20-kilometer exclusion zone around the Fukushima plant on April 22nd. Many residents had already fled the area under non-binding evacuation orders issued immediately after the accident.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 18:28
35 Japanese reactors are soon to be out of line
Japan is shutting down so many nuclear reactors because of the earthquake and other reasons that only about a third of its 54 reactors will be operating by late May.
The earthquake and tsunami on March 11th has led to the suspension of operations at 14 reactors, including those at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant. 19 other reactors are currently offline. They are currently undergoing regular inspections or plan to be inspected soon.
Later this week Chubu Electric Power Company will shut down 2 of its reactors at the Hamaoka plant. The move follows a government request to do so, due to concerns about the plant's earthquake readiness.
All told, 35, or about two-thirds, of Japan's commercial reactors will have been shut down by the end of May.
During the next few months, 5 more reactors will have to be shut down ahead of regular inspections.
If the utilities decide to keep these 40 reactors offline for the time being, Japan will have about 75 percent of its reactors shutdown this summer.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 18:31
Yosano: March disaster will slow down growth
The minister in charge of economic and fiscal policy says the March earthquake and tsunami will push down Japan's economic growth by about one percentage point this fiscal year.
Kaoru Yosano gave his projection in an address to foreign correspondents in Tokyo on Thursday.
The economic and fiscal policy minister said the growth rate of this fiscal year will decline by roughly one percentage point from a projection made before the major earthquake.
He says many economists expect that the Japanese economy will take an upturn as a result of reconstruction demands which will raise the growth rate by about one percentage point in the next fiscal year.
Meanwhile, Yosano said opinion polls show that 70 percent of the public will accept higher taxes to finance the reconstruction projects.
He added that Japan must try to keep international confidence in the country's fiscal health in order to recover from the disaster and reconstruct state finances.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 18:59
Edano:livestock in no-entry zone to be culled
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano says the government has ordered livestock to be culled in the 20 kilometer no-entry zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, with the consent of the cattle owners.
Edano told reporters on Thursday that the existence of the no-entry zone has made it impossible to keep feeding the livestock.
He said the government has reached the decision, as it must be too difficult for farmers to let their cherished livestock die of starvation.
Edano said livestock euthanized under the government instruction would be subject to compensation.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 20:03
Government delays on support plan for TEPCO
Japan's government has postponed deciding on a framework to help the Tokyo Electric Power Company deal with its compensation burden caused by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The government was to decide on the framework at a cabinet meeting attended by Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Thursday evening, but now says more discussions are needed due to opposition from within the governing Democratic Party.
The framework calls for creating an institution to facilitate payments with public fund injections and to ensure stable power supplies.
But the party's team on the matter opposed the framework based on how it would affect the utility's compensation burden.
Kan said the compensation scheme is not designed to save TEPCO, but to help those affected by the nuclear accident as soon as possible.
He said the government will have another day of discussions on Friday before making an official decision.


Voices from around

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Japan Times :

Tepco to accept aid with strings attached
Tepco decides to accept conditional government help in compensating victims of the Fukushima nuclear plant crisis as it faces the prospect of trillions of yen in claims.

Cold shutdown of Hamaoka due this week

Government eyes opening trilateral summit in Fukushima

\174 billion in donations so far: Japanese Red Cross

Nuclear energy at a crossroads

Crisis a chance to forge new energy policy

Masks, sleeves in at Fukushima schools as radiation looms


Spain: Earthquake rocks Lorca, Murcia, killing 10
At least 10 people were killed after a magnitude-5.2 earthquake toppled several buildings in southern Spain near the town of Lorca, officials say.
The quake struck at a depth of just 1km (0.6 miles), some 120km south-west of Alicante, at 1847 (1647 GMT), the US Geological Survey reported.
source : www.bbc.co.uk

My friend Chibi had predicted this:
the "Earth Bell" theory... which predicts a quake on the opposite of the globe.
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  1. SOUTH of Tokyo:
    Cesium in tea leaves above maximum limit —
    “Japan’s radioactive-contamination problems are far from over”

    According to Kanagawa officials, a sample of tea leaves collected May 9 from the city of Minamiashigara, in the western part of the prefecture, was found to contain 550 becquerels of cesium per kilogram in the first test; the second test of the same sample detected 570 becquerels


  2. Anonymous5/12/2011

    "I have read article few days ago that may happened serious earthquake in Italy......
    Oh well the prediction from the article was 11th of May and is true....just differ the place, oh my!"
    a friend from Japan

  3. Anonymous5/12/2011

    Radiation in soil near troubled Japan nuclear plant exceeds Chernobyl evacuation level

    The levels of radiation accumulated in soil near the crippled nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan far exceeded the level of radiation the then-Soviet Union had used as a criterion for urging people to evacuate at the time of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, threatening to plague local residents for a lengthy period.
    Cesium-137 that has longer effects, ranging from 3 million to 14.7 million becquerels per square meter, was detected in Namie, Futaba, Minamisoma, Iitate and Katsurao, northwest of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, in Fukushima Prefecture. The levels far exceeded 550,000 bacquerels per square meter, the level the then-Soviet Union had used as a criterion for urging people to evacuate at the time of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

    Based on recommendations from the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), the Japanese government used 20 millisieverts per year of radiation in the atmosphere as the criterion to designate evacuation areas in the wake of the nuclear accident in Fukushima. Therefore, there are areas that have not been designated as evacuation zones although they have larger amounts of accumulated radiation.


  4. Anonymous5/12/2011

    Strong quake kills 8 in Spain

    A strong earthquake has rocked southeastern Spain, killing 8 people.

    The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.1 quake hit near the town of Lorca in the Murcia region shortly before 7 PM on Wednesday, local time.

    Another quake measuring 4.5 struck the area about 90 minutes earlier. The focuses of the two were less than 10 kilometers deep.

    The Spanish government first reported that 10 people were killed in the earthquake, but later corrected the death toll to 8.

    The government of Murcia said dozens of people were injured and hospitalized.

    Lorca is located about 350 kilometers south of the capital, Madrid. It has about 90,000 residents and boasts many old and traditional buildings, including a medieval fortress.

    Thursday, May 12, 2011 08:18 +0900 (JST)

  5. "I had read about the same prediction about Rome and newspapers had said that many people in Rome had taken the day off to leave Rome on that day. The prediction was made years ago, how strange!!! even if it did not happen in Rome but in Spain."