Due to fishermen objection – TEPCO REVERSES on idiot plan to discharge radiated water into Pacific

19 07 2017

Plan to discharge Fukushima radioactive waste water into Pacific Ocean cancelled

“Local fishermen opposed the decision, fearing that negative publicity would impact their livelihoods.
The plan to release the water required the approval of the Japanese government.”

 

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19 07 2017
flyingcuttlefish

19 07 2017
A Green Road Daily News

Reblogged this on AGR Daily News Service.

19 07 2017
flyingcuttlefish

rare good news!

19 07 2017
mittensmitten

But it’s not the truth that it’s not going in the ocean! Where else can it go? Spread on the ground? The water, land and air are the only options for nuclear waste which will be here for thousands, if not millions of years. And the US boycotted the vote for the Nuclear Weapons Ban while 122 countries voted for the ban. Crazy country we’ve been born into…nuclear weapons over healthcare. Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Japan, Russia, UK, France, Germany, Australia among many, many more countries with national healthcare while the US Congress tries to figure out a way to keep most folks from being cared for. My thought is if the US had national healthcare, maybe all these corporations wouldn’t be taking their businesses to countries with national healthcare to avoid having to pay health insurance premiums for their employees. It’s a huge savings for them. If the US had healthcare for all, perhaps we may again have an economically productive country. But no, the money goes for the military and the nuclear arsenal. Which ends up in the water.

19 07 2017
miningawareness

You are right, though the taxpayer having to pay for healthcare hasn’t seemed to change the UK’s mind on nuclear. I think the US gov is counting on what BEIR 2007 calls 12 to 13 year “life-shortening” effects of nuclear in order to rob social security-medicare. The medical costs of smoking seem to have made France illegalize smoking in public places and encourage use of nicotine patches and they are now planning on starting to shut down reactors.

I can’t believe that Energy Solutions is still at Fukushima. I thought they had been fired and replaced by a company from Wash State named something like Krion. Energy Solutions is owned by Goldman Sachs “alumnus” Doug Kimmelman who did a big fundraiser for Trump and gave him several hundred thousand dollars in donations. ALPS is an old old tech that they bought. New tech has been proposed and they won’t accept it. They can filter tritium but the cost is probably high so,their profits smaller. Tritiated water has a different freezing point.

19 07 2017
19 07 2017
miningawareness

Regarding Energy Solutions Contract at Fukushima March of 2012 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/mar/14/energysolutions-fukushima-clean-up-contract

On the 21 of May, 2014, Reuters reported the following about the Energy Solutions ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System): “A water treatment facility known as the Advanced Liquid Processing System, designed to remove the most dangerous nuclides, was completely shut down again this week. The system has not been fully operational since it was installed nearly two years ago” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/N5wi8D-D4cc/story01.htm

In March 2014 the Japanese Times reported: “Tepco halts ALPS water cleanup system at Fukushima nuke plant” JIJI, MAR 18, 2014: “Tokyo Electric Power Co. halted the operations of all three advanced radioactive water cleanup systems, collectively called Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant on Tuesday.” http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/18/national/tepco-halts-alps-water-cleanup-system-at-fukushima-nuke-plant. They state: “With its daily processing capacity of 750 tons, ALPS is regarded as a key element in containing the radioactive water crisis at the crippled plant. However, due to a series of problems, Tepco has yet to start full operations”

https://nuclear-news.net/2014/04/05/65225/

Here are the Japan Times Titles dealing with Energy Solutions ALPS:
“AUG 31, 2014 Tepco abandons goal of cleaning up radioactive water with ALPS system Tokyo Electric Power Co. has given up its goal of completing radioactive water cleanup at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant with its ALPS system within fiscal 2014, informed sources said Sunday. As of Tuesday, 367,000 tons of high-level radioactive water that had … http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/31/national/tepco-abandons-goal-cleaning-radioactive-water-alps-system/

AUG 1, 2014 Water treatment to get into full swing at Fukushima No. 1 in December, Tepco claims Tepco says it will begin full-scale operation in December of its trouble-plagued radioactive water treatment facility at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after taking steps to improve its performance. Tokyo Electric Power Co. began a test-run of the facility, called the advanced liquid … http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/01/national/water-treatment-get-full-swing-fukushima-1-december-tepco-claims/

JUN 22, 2014 Tepco restarts ALPS water treatment system at Fukushima No. 1 Tokyo Electric Power Co. resumed operations of the problem-plagued radioactive water treatment system at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. But the multinuclide removal facility, called the advanced liquid processing system, or ALPS, is still in the test stage as its three treatment … http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/06/22/national/tepco-restarts-alps-water-treatment-system-fukushima-1/

JUN 09, 2014 U.S. firm hired to scrub Fukushima No. 1 water
Tokyo Electric hires a U.S. firm to extract strontium from the radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 plant because it can’t get ALPS to work properly. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/06/09/national/u-s-firm-hired-to-scrub-fukushima-no-1-water/

MAY 20, 2014 ALPS water cleaner halted again
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has again suspended its trouble-plagued system for cleaning radiation-tainted water at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. Tepco put its Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) on standby mode after it found processed water was cloudy instead of … http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/05/20/national/alps-water-cleaner-halted/

APR 20, 2014 Fukushima No. 1 boss admits plant doesn’t have complete control over water problems BY YUKA OBAYASHI
The manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant admits efforts to control the radioactive water being churned out there are failing because they were planned in haste. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/20/national/fukushima-no-1-boss-admits-water-woes-out-of-control/

APR 17, 2014 ALPS unit hit by toxic water overflow
Around 1.1 tons of highly radioactive water overflowed from a waste container at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex while the experimental ALPS radiation-filtering system was being cleaned, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has reported. The overflow at the trouble-plagued water treatment system was noticed … http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/17/national/alps-unit-hit-by-toxic-water-overflow/

MAR 25, 2014 Tepco halts Fukushima water cleanup system again
Tokyo Electric Power Co. suspended operations at the advanced radioactive water cleanup system at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant Monday only some six hours after its resumption. Tepco resumed operations at two units of the Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, … http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/25/national/tepco-halts-fukushima-water-cleanup-system-again/

MAR 18, 2014 Tepco halts ALPS water cleanup system at Fukushima nuke plant Tokyo Electric Power Co. halts the operations of all three advanced radioactive water cleanup systems, collectively called Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/18/national/tepco-halts-alps-water-cleanup-system-at-fukushima-nuke-plant/

NOV 22, 2013 Three ALPS systems undergoing tests at Fukushima No. 1
BY KAZUAKI NAGATA
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said all three systems of an advanced water processing machine known as ALPS are now in a test operations for the first time simultaneously. The advanced liquid processing system can remove all radioactive materials except for tritium from tainted water, …http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/11/22/national/three-alps-systems-undergoing-tests-at-fukushima-no-1/

SEP 30, 2013 Tepco resumes water filtration at Fukushima nuke plant
The shutdown of the ALPS water treatment system at the Fukushima No. 1 plant is linked to a rubber mat apparently left in a water tank.http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/30/national/rubber-mat-in-tank-may-have-shut-down-alps/

SEP 28, 2013 Tepco halts trial of water treatment system at Fukushima No. 1 plant Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday it has halted a trial run of its much-vaunted water treatment system at the Fukushima No. 1 plant just a day after it resumed operations. At around 10:40 p.m. Friday, Tepco detected technical problems with line C of …http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/28/national/tepco-halts-trial-of-water-treatment-system-at-fukushima-no-1-plant/

SEP 26, 2013 Tepco to resume testing on ALPS water filter
BY KAZUAKI NAGATA Tokyo Electric will resume tests on the ALPS processor and install a new ALPS next year to bring the radioactive water at Fukushima No. 1 to safer levels.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/26/national/tepco-to-resume-testing-on-alps-water-filter/

FEB 23, 2013 Fukushima No. 1 water cleaner to be tested
Experts under the Nuclear Regulation Authority conditionally approves the trial of a new device to remove radioactive substances from tainted water at the Fukushima No. 1 complex. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/02/23/national/fukushima-no-1-water-cleaner-to-be-tested/

19 07 2017
flyingcuttlefish

I have some ALPS headlines here –
http://fukushimahounds.freeforums.net/post/2062/thread

19 07 2017
mittensmitten

Thank you for all these, MA and FCF. So, what those articles are implying, if I’m reading them correctly, is there’s supposed to be a way to filter strontium and tritium but the system to do it simply has not been perfected yet? Is that the same story we hear about safe storage of nuclear waste? The solution is only a short time away, but in the meantime, the waste is overflowing the containers waiting to be filtered? Overflowing into where? The water, land and air? Again, I believe anyone who believes the waste water will not be dumped into the ocean really is simply not able or willing to look at the true horror of the situation.

20 07 2017
flyingcuttlefish

early on, comments at ENE etc. opined they should drill tunnels underneath to direct water away into caverns. Dig tunnels they way they do thru the alps in Europe.

20 07 2017
miningawareness

I refound it here – it’s as much as 50 cents a liter to filter tritium and one cent to dump it. So contractors keep more money. But that is based on cost of energy, Solar panels would make it cheap. Strontium should be easy to filter as it is like calcium. Carbon filters a lot.
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/5-8-m-quake-near-ongoing-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-site-torrential-rains-threats-of-increased-dumping-of-radioactive-water-to-the-pacific/ Some people (N. America-Europe) have come up with innovations for filters but made it non-profit and USGov knows about it and may be blocking patent – anyway slow. China allowed patent. On the other hand, because the rad materials constantly change there may never be a solution other than repackage but this invention was based on algae and cheap and helped protect the metal containers.

IT IS BEING DUMPED. JAPAN ALLOWS TEPCO TO LEGALLY DUMP SOMETHING LIKE 70,000 TONNES PER YEAR. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT MORE. ALL CONSTANTLY DUMP AS YOU SAY!
The amounts that Sellafield dump are mind-boggling. I have a post about cheese in Cumbria that lists them. However my comparison to Switzerland isn’t perfect as they have several areas of rad discharges too. I found a list last fall for amounts allowed in Switzerland but lost it.

There are 1000 kg in a metric tonne. 1 kg and 1 liter weigh close to same. So, 1000 x 70,000 x 50 cents. But that is based on cost of energy, Solar panels would make it cheap.

It’s all about the companies running off with public money while doing it on the cheap. At least the Italian mafia dumped waste in lead-lined containers which sounds better than the legal way. That is why I thought that Trump and his mafia ties might not be worse than Obama, but Trump is funded by Energy Solutions owner. I think Fluor gave to his ball.

20 07 2017
5.8 M Quake Near Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site; Torrential Rains; Threats Of Increased Dumping of Radioactive Water to the Pacific | Mining Awareness +

[…] A temporary reprieve. They still dump and will continue to do so if no one stops them: “Due to fishermen objection – TEPCO REVERSES on idiot plan to discharge radiated water into Pacific” https://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/tepco-2/ […]

20 07 2017
flyingcuttlefish

Talking about this article –
Swimming Robot Captures Underwater Images of Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Reactor
http://time.com/4864939/little-sunfish-robot-fukushima-nuclear-plant-pictures/

Dr. Leuren Moret says, “This image taken by a swimming robot at Fukushima was sent to me this morning by Kei Sugaoka, the Inspector for GE who discovered MOX fuel had been introduced to the Fukushima NPP several years before the disaster in 2011. He went to the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture who went on TV with Kei and his documents proving that MOX fuel was at Fukushima NPP. The Governor showed the public that Kei’s documents proved that TEPCO had been committing fraud and falsifying quality control and safety at the plant as normal practice.

The Governor passed a law that prohibited MOX fuel in Fukushima prefecture. That law was blatantly violated and resulted in the most dangerous global nuclear accident that has happened, and is the greatest crime in the history of humanity. All of the emergency response orders since the disaster, have been dictated from BP headquarters in England – through Pres. Obama, and Sec. of Energy Dr. Steven Chu (former Dir. Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Nobel winner), and Under Sec. Dr. Stephen Coonan (former BP top scientist and CalTech Professor).

Queen Elizabeth personally owns the entire nuclear power industry in England and BP. She gave $500 million each to Obama and to Steven Chu two years before Obama was elected Pres. Together Obama, Chu, and Koonan directed the emergency response to Fukushima and guaranteed that the disaster would be impossible to control or clean up. Queen Elizabeth is personally responsible for the irreversible outcome of the Fukushima disaster that has poisoned the entire of Planet Earth.”

20 07 2017
flyingcuttlefish

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