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Wie ist denn so der Stand der Dinge?
« Reply #101 on: August 22, 2011, 04:03:19 PM »




Sind die noch ganz dicht!?
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Undercover-Reporter deckt Sicherheitslücken in Fukushima auf
« Reply #102 on: December 16, 2011, 05:23:34 PM »

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16.12.20114 Kommentare

Atomkatastrophe in Japan
"Es gibt jede Menge Tricks"

Ein Undercover-Reporter deckt Sicherheitslücken bei den Aufräumarbeiten in der Atomanlage in Fukushima auf. Betreiber von Martin Fritz
Tepco spart an allen Ecken und Enden. von Martin Fritz


Löcher in den Gummistiefeln und manipulierte Strahlenmessgeräte – Bild:  dpa
Schlamperei in Fukushima.   Bild:  dpa


TOKYO taz | Bei den Aufräumarbeiten im zerstörten Atomkraftwerk Fukushima kommt es zu Schlampereien und Sicherheitslücken. Viele Arbeiter manipulieren ihre Strahlenmessgeräte, damit sie länger in der Anlage bleiben können. Das hat nun ein japanischer Journalist bewiesen, der im Stil von Günter Wallraff fünf Wochen "undercover" als Leiharbeiter im AKW Fukushima arbeitete.
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da weiterlesen:
http://www.taz.de/Atomkatastrophe-in-Japan/!83816/
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Wegen Atom-Nazis 10.000 Kinder verschickt!
« Reply #103 on: March 08, 2012, 07:33:01 AM »

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Parents sent at least 10,000 children away from Fukushima in the aftermath of the disaster, which saw soil, air and water contaminated.
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more:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16977120
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Fukushima: Neue Katastrophe ungeahnten Ausmasses droht
« Reply #105 on: November 03, 2012, 12:42:22 PM »

Diese Meldung wurde uns freundlicherweise zur Verfügung gestellt von "contrAtom". Bitte das Original anehen wegen der eingebetten Links... und überhaupt.

http://www.contratom.de/2012/11/02/fukushima-neue-katastrophe-ungeahnten-ausmasses-droht/

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Fukushima: Neue Katastrophe ungeahnten Ausmasses droht
2. November 2012

Im japanischen Fukushima bahnt sich eine Katastrophe an, die die Havarie der vier Reaktoren in den Schatten stellen könnte. Block vier der Reaktorruine versinkt im Erdreich. Ein Kollabieren würde enorme Mengen an Radioaktivität freisetzen.

Wie Mitsuhei Murata, japanischer Botschafter in der Schweiz und im Senegal, in einem Interview erklärt, sinkt Block vier nach und nach in den Boden ein. Es bestehe die Gefahr, dass die Ruine vollends in sich zusammenfällt. Betreiber Tepco habe die Senkung selbst verursacht, weil seit mehr als anderthalb Jahren Tag für Tag Millionen Liter Meerwasser in den havarierten Block gepumpt werden und so der Boden darunter aufgeweicht wird.

Im Block 4 lagern im Abklingbecken in 30 Metern Höhe 1.535 Brennstäbe, insgesamt etwa 460 Tonnen Kernbrennstoff. Sollte der Behälter das Kühlwasser verlieren, würden die Brennstäbe überhitzen und schmelzen. Radioaktive Freisetzung, die viel größer ist als die bisherigen Abgaben könnten die Folge sein.

Bereits unmittelbar nach dem großen Beben im März 2011 sank der Reaktorblock um etwa 90 cm nach unten. Seither ist das Gebäude um weitere ca. 75 cm abgesunken. Zur Zeit beginnt sich die Ruine zur Seite zu neigen. Zusätzliche Gefahren bergen mögliche Erdstösse, die mit großer Sicherheit erwartet werden.

“Es ist keine Übertreibung zu sagen, dass das Schicksal von Japan und der ganzen Welt von Reaktor Nummer vier abhängt”, so Botschafter Murata. “Dies wird von den meisten zuverlässigen Experten wie Dr. Arnie Gundersen oder Dr. Fumiaki Koide bestätigt.”

Ein weiteres Problem stellt der anfallende Atommüll dar. Die japanische Regierung plant Endlagerstätten in fünf Präfekturen um Fukushima (Miyaghi, Ibaraghi, Tochigi, Gumma, Chiba). In diesen Endlagern sollen die radioaktiven Aschen und der Klärschlamm aus diesen Präfekturen beseitigt werden, die durch den Fallout vom Reaktorunfall verursacht wurden und mit über 8000 Bq/kg belastet sind. Bisher haben sich 42‘575 Tonnen davon angehäuft. Für die Endlagerung ist der Staat zuständig, das Umweltministerium hat nun “geeignete Standorte” auf staatseigenen Grundstücken, oftmals Waldflächen, ausgewählt – ohne jede Vorwarnung und Rücksprache mit den betroffenen Gemeinden. Bereits 2013 soll mit dem Bau der Endlager begonnen werden und ab 2014 sollen sie ihren Betrieb aufnehmen.

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Fukushima-Betreiber hat Atom-Risiken bewusst verheimlicht
http://www.contratom.de/2012/10/13/fukushima-betreiber-hat-atom-risiken-bewusst-verheimlicht/
13. Oktober 2012 – Der japanische Energiekonzern Tepco gibt erstmals die Verharmlosung der Tsunami-Gefahr für das Atomkraftwerk Fukushima zu. Der Konzern habe genau über die Risiken Bescheid gewusst, hatte aber Angst, das Kraftwerk aus Sicherheitsgründen schließen zu müssen. Eine Biologin rät Müttern, die verstrahlte Region zu verlassen.

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Die Fukushima-Lüge: 1 Jahr nach dem Tsunami
http://www.contratom.de/2012/10/08/die-fukushima-luge-1-jahr-nach-dem-tsunami/
 8. Oktober 2012 – Als die japanische Regierung am 11. März 2011 um 19.06 Uhr den atomaren Notstand ausrief, hielt die Welt den Atem an. Das große Erdbeben und der darauf folgende Tsunami hatten in Japans Norden am Nachmittag ganze Städte ausgelöscht. Vier Reaktorgebäude des Atomkraftwerks Fukushima Daichi wurden durch Explosionen zerstört. Die Recherchen von ZDFzoom zeigen, wie TEPCO und die Behörden seit Ausbruch der Katastrophe deren wahres Ausmaß verschweigen und die Öffentlichkeit täuschen.

Quelle (Auszug):
http://denkbonus.wordpress.com, 26.10.2012;
http://www.ee-news.ch, 01.11.2012

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Re: Katastrophe: Radioaktivität durch japanische Atomreaktoren
« Reply #106 on: November 03, 2012, 11:31:19 PM »

Ein Club von Auslandskorrespondenten in Japan ("The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan") hat im Mai, das ist ein halbes Jahr her, eine Veranstaltung mit dem in der Meldung von "contrAtom" erwähnten Mitsuhei Murata gemacht. Hier ist der Text der Einladung, zu der ich die Berichterstattung noch suche.

http://www.fccj.or.jp/node/7487

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"What's Happening To Reactor 4?", by Mitsuhei Murata
Time: 2012 Jun 05 12:00 - 13:30


Summary:

PROFESSIONAL LUNCHEON
 Mitsuhei Murata,
 Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland

Language:
The speech and Q & A will be in English.

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What's Happening To Reactor 4?

In mid-May, two government officials came to the FCCJ to describe the ongoing work to dismantle the crippled reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Senior Vice Minister for Reconstruction, Ikko Nakatsuka, and Director-General for Energy and Environmental Policy at METI, Hiroshi Asahi, essentially concluded: "Don’t worry, it’s under control."

One man who might not agree is Japan's former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mitsuhei Murata. In March, he told a public hearing in Japan's House of Councilors that another accident at the plant could cause a global catastrophe "the like we have never before experienced. " He added: "Such a catastrophe would affect us all for centuries."

Like many commentators, Murata is particularly concerned about the spent fuel inventory in the Reactor No. 4 fuel pool. Analysts have repeatedly warned about the scale of the threat from this spent fuel, which is immensely radioactive. However, his testimony has given the warnings credibility and is widely believed to have put the government and plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., on the defensive again.

There are 1,532 fuel rods in the Reactor No. 4 building spent fuel pool 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground and a common spent fuel pool containing 6,375 fuel rods located just 50 meters away. None of those rods are protected by a containment vessel and are open to the air, making them extremely vulnerable to another large seismic event, says Murata.

Murata, a native of Tokyo, has enjoyed a long diplomatic career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has represented Japan in the United Nations and was ambassador to Senegal, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In 1999 he accepted a professorial post at Tokai Gakuen University. He was also made an honorary professor of Tianjin University of Science and Technology in China in 2008.

Come along and hear what he has to say.

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4 Mitglieder der Regierungsgruppe für Nuklearsicherheit nahmen Geld
« Reply #107 on: November 03, 2012, 11:46:34 PM »

Diese AP-Meldung Verbesserung die Stimmung nicht:

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TOKYO (AP) - Four members of a Japanese government team that sets atomic reactor safety standards received funding from utility companies or nuclear manufacturers, raising questions about their neutrality in the wake of last year's tsunami-triggered disaster.
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Go and read the source:
http://www.kimatv.com/news/national/4-on-Japan-nuclear-safety-team-took-utility-money-177098181.html

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Emails von Mitsuhei Murata
« Reply #108 on: November 03, 2012, 11:52:26 PM »

In diesem Video ist von Emails mit Mitsuhei Murata die Rede, in denen er von einem Absinken des Gebäudes berichtet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpGerDNgfsk

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I have been hearing TONIGHT that there was a fire at reactor #4 last week
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Re: Katastrophe: Radioaktivität durch japanische Atomreaktoren
« Reply #109 on: November 04, 2012, 12:14:32 AM »

In diesem, glücklicherweise etwas ausführlicheren Bericht wird die Anzahl der jeweiligen Brennstäbe an den einzelnen Lagerplätzen angegeben.

Begriffe wie "soil", "sink" oder "sunk" tauchen nicht auf. Das Wort "ground" bezieht sich im jeweiligen Kontext nicht auf ein Absinken des Gebäudes.

Im Original sind Bilder und eingebettete Links. Sich vorzustellen, daß in 30 Meter Höhe in dieser Ruine die Brennstäbe frei liegen,... Ein Albtraum.


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The Highest Risk: Problems of Radiation at Reactor Unit 4, Fukushima Daiichi

Shaun Burnie, Matsumura Akio and Murata Mitsuhei


The Risks to Japan From Fukushima
Shaun Burnie

The efforts of two Japanese citizens, Matsuura Akio and Murata Mitsuhei, to raise awareness of the risk of a further major accident at Fukushima are to be commended. More than 13 months after the accident began – the threats from the Fukushima Daiichi site are multi-dimensional and on-going, but the under reporting of these risks as a result of nuclear crisis fatigue tied with the 24 hour news cycle can lead to a complacency on the current and future reality at the site.

The specific issue highlighted by Matsumura and Murata is the risk and consequences of the failure of the spent fuel pool at the destroyed reactor unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. As they report the spent fuel inventory at this pool is the largest of all 4 reactors that were destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

While one can take issue with some of the language used – fate of the whole world being one – it is important to understand the scale of the threat, and why there are no easy and quick solutions. The risks from spent fuel have been known almost since the beginning of nuclear power – the radiation levels are so high that without shielding, direct exposure to spent fuel rods is fatal. Despite this knowledge the world proceeded to deploy nuclear power reactors – led by the United States – that has created a total global inventory of over one quarter of million tons. Most of this is stored in water filled pools. In addition to creating a massive plutonium stock – 2500 tons (contained in spent fuel) and compared with the micro-grams that were valued above gold in 1944 by the engineers running the Manhattan project – the spent fuel crisis has spread worldwide to every nation operating nuclear reactors.

The Fukushima Daiichi accident focused attention on the issue as never before. Japan, a nation committed to reprocessing spent fuel at the Rokkasho-mura plant, had failed to solve the problem – like other nations the reprocessing route in Japan has failed economically and technically. TEPCO, at the CEO level in the late 1990s, was less convinced of the reprocessing route to spent fuel management than other utilities. Its support for the interim storage facility at Mutsu in Aomori underscored that it was not fully committed to the reprocessing option.

The Spent Fuel Problem

One consequence of this was that the Fukushima Daiichi site contained more spent fuel than most sites. But this problem is not unique to Japan – the United States currently has over 65,000 tons of spent fuel – three quarters of which is stored in poorly maintained and vulnerable pools.

Matsumura and Murata have performed a vital public service. Their analysis and call for urgent action has been informed by such leading experts as Robert Alvarez, who for decades warned of the risks from spent fuel pool storage. Bob is a colleague of mine at Friends of the Earth in the United States and his grasp of shocking details that the nuclear industry and their governments would prefer to ignore is critically important for more people to understand.

The evidence of risk has been known for decades. The much-cited Brookhaven study is worth studying in detail. Japan’s Nuclear and Safety Agency (NISA), TEPCO and their counterparts in the U.S. and internationally have been well aware of the hazards of spent fuel. But have done nothing to reduce these significantly.

Now we face a crisis for which there is no simple, risk free solution. Removing the spent fuel rods at Fukushima Daiichi is a priority, but it will not be achieved (or even attempted) before 2013 or later. Securing the structure of the pool at Unit 4 was identified early on in the crisis, with support columns installed. But the survivability of these columns, if struck by a major seismic event, must be doubted. A decision to build a new structure around the plant with heavy lift cranes is only the start of a long process that risks failure at numerous corners. All through this period and before the spent fuel is unloaded and put in secure casks the possibility will persist of loss of cooling water leading to an exothermic reaction that would lead to the release of a vast inventory of radioactive cesium and other radionuclides. The 50 mile evacuation zone recommended for U.S. citizens in the months after the Fukushima accident began would not be sufficient to protect Japan, including Metropolitan Tokyo, from potential devastation as a society. That was the information conveyed to Prime Minister Kan more than one year ago – and it remains the nightmare today.

Responding to the Problems of Radiation at Fuel Pool at Unit 4

In the event of further severe damage to the spent fuel pool in Unit 4 what are TEPCO's options?

Water spraying and the use of materials such as boron and sand would appear the most relevant. The risk is that, with water spraying on Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 following a loss of the cooling water and even collapse of the building, this could make the situation worse – if the spent fuel rods have gone beyond 900 degrees then the water will provide further oxidation helping to release more radionuclides into the atmosphere. The zircalloy fuel cladding around the thousands of fuel rods at Fukushima Daiichi ignites at 900 degrees and above – fuel melting as seen in the cores of units 1, 2 and 3 occurs at 2800 degrees.

Other important factors include the possibility that the pool collapses and the spent fuel rods are scattered on the ground with the result that the complexity of dealing with the problem is magnified. Emergency worker access to these rods may be impossible as they will be emitting lethal levels of gamma radiation. Remote access through the use of robots may not be feasible given the radiation levels. The rods will continue to release radiation until they are secured under water – but without access to the rods and the use of a crane this would not be possible – so a prolonged nuclear release over days and weeks would be potentially catastrophic for Japan.


It is worth noting that the crisis could have been even much worse. Plans by TEPCO to load hundreds of tons of Mixed Oxide fuel containing tons of plutonium were thwarted a decade ago by local citizens and then Governor Sato Eisaku of Fukushima. If TEPCO had been successful the spent fuel pools of reactors at the site, as well as the molten reactor cores would have presented an even greater challenge in terms of cooling, the threat of widespread and large scale plutonium dispersal, and their devastating human health impacts. Informed citizen action, unrecognised at the time, deserves widespread credit from Japanese society.

Spent Fuel at Southern California’s San Onofre Nuclear Plant and the Threat of Radiation

Along with Alvarez, I have the honour to be working with Arnie Gundersen on a crisis at the San Onofre nuclear plant in southern California. The spent fuel threat at that site is if anything an even greater radiological risk given the 8.4 million people that live within 50 miles of the site.

The simple lesson from Fukushima is that the threat from nuclear power, and in particular spent fuel, is real, should never have been ignored by governments for the past half century, and should be a decisive factor in ending the nuclear age. If  Matsumura and Murata's warnings could play a role in making such a future more achievable, this would be a signal achievement.

Shaun Burnie is a nuclear consultant to Friends of the Earth U.S. and Greenpeace Germany. For over two decades he has been a campaigner and coordinator and now consultant to Greenpeace. He has visited and worked in Japan over 20 years – including in support of citizens seeking to prevent  TEPCO plans for MOX fuel loading at Fukushima in 1999-2001. He is Scottish, currently visiting the United States.


The Fate of Japan and the Whole World Depends on the No. 4 Reactor at Fukushima
Matsumura Akio

Cesium-137 at the Fukushima Daiichi site is 85 times greater than at Chernobyl.

Reactor # 4 at Fukushima Daiichi


Japan’s former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Murata Mitsuhei, was invited to speak at the Public Hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 22, 2012, on the Fukushima nuclear power plants accident. Before the Committee, Ambassador Murata strongly stated that if the crippled building of reactor unit 4 - with 1,532 fuel rods in the spent fuel pool 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground - collapses, not only will it cause a shutdown of all six reactors but will also affect the common spent fuel pool containing 6,375 fuel rods, located some 50 meters from reactor 4. In both cases, the radioactive rods are not protected by a containment vessel; dangerously, they are open to the air. This would certainly cause a global catastrophe like we have never before experienced. He stressed that the responsibility of Japan to the rest of the world is immeasurable. Such a catastrophe would affect us all for centuries. Ambassador Murata informed us that the total number of spent fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi site, excluding the rods in the pressure vessel, is 11,421  (396+615+566+1,535+994+940+6375).

I asked top spent-fuel pools expert Mr. Robert Alvarez, former Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Security and the Environment at the U.S. Department of Energy, for an explanation of the potential impact of the 11,421 rods.

I received an astounding response from Mr. Alvarez [updated 4/5/12]:

In recent times, more information about the spent fuel situation at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site has become known. It is my understanding that of the 1,532 spent fuel assemblies in reactor No. 4,  304 assemblies are fresh and unirradiated. This then leaves 1,231 irradiated spent fuel rods in pool No. 4, which contain roughly 37 million curies (~1.4E+18 Becquerel) of long-lived radioactivity. The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above ground, is structurally damaged and is exposed to the open elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.

The infrastructure to safely remove this material was destroyed as it was at the other three reactors. Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo. In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks. As this has never been done before, the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming re-construction effort and will be charting in unknown waters. Despite the enormous destruction caused at the Dai-Ichi site, dry casks holding a smaller amount of spent fuel appear to be unscathed.

Based on U.S. Energy Department data, I assume a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Daiichi site, nearly all of which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity. About 134 million curies is Cesium-137 - roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daiichi site contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants (~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel).

It is important for the public to understand that reactors that have been operating for decades, such as those at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site have generated some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet.

Many of our readers might find it difficult to appreciate the actual meaning of the figure, yet we can grasp what 85 times more Cesium-137 than Chernobyl would mean. It would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.

There was a Nuclear Security Summit Conference in Seoul on March 26 and 27, and Ambassador Murata and I made a concerted effort to find someone to inform the participants from 54 nations of the potential global catastrophe of reactor unit 4. We asked several participants to share the idea of an Independent Assessment team comprised of a broad group of international experts to deal with this urgent issue.

I would like to introduce Ambassador Murata’s letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to convey this urgent message, and also his letter to Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, for Japanese readers. He emphasized in the statement that we should bring human wisdom to tackle this unprecedented challenge.

It seems to us that the Nuclear Security Summit was focused on the North Korea nuclear issue and on the issue of common security from a terrorist attack. Our appeal on the need for independent assessment at Reactor 4 was regarded as less urgent. We predicted this outcome in light of the nature of the Summit. I suppose most participants fully understood the potential disaster which will affect their countries. Nevertheless, they decided not to raise the delicate issue, perhaps in order not to ruffle their diplomatic relationship with Japan.

I was moved by Ambassador Murata’s courage in pressing this issue in Japan. I know how difficult it is for a former career diplomat to do this, especially in my country. Current and former government officials might be similarly restricted in the scope of their actions, as Ambassador Murata is, but it is their responsibility to take a stand for the benefit of our descendants for centuries to come - to pass on a world safer than our ancestors passed on to us.

If Japanese government leaders do not recognize the risk their nation faces, how could the rest of us be persuaded of the looming disaster? And if the rest of us do not acknowledge the catastrophe we collectively face, who will be the one to act?

Tokyo

March 25, 2012

Dear Secretary-General,

Honorable Ban Ki-moon,

I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude for your considerate letter dated 2 March, 2012. Your moral support for a United Nations Ethics Summit will remain a constant source of encouragement for my activities.

Please allow me to pay a tribute to your great contribution to strengthen nuclear safety and security. The current Nuclear Summit in Seoul is no doubt greatly benefiting from the high-level meeting you convened last September.

I was asked to make a statement at the public hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 23. I raised the crucial problem. of N0.4 reactor of Fukushima containing1535 fuel rods. It could be fatally damaged by continuing aftershocks. Moreover, 50 meters away from it exists a common cooling pool for 6 reactors containing 6375 fuel rods!

It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on NO.4 reactor. This is confirmed by most reliable experts like Dr. Arnie Gundersen.

Please allow me to inform you of an initiative being taken by a former UN official who is endeavoring to have the Nuclear Security Summit take up the crucial problem of N0.4 reactor of Fukushima. He is pursuing the establishment of an independent assessment team. I think his efforts are very significant, because it is indispensable to draw the attention of world leaders to this vital issue.

I am cooperating with him, writing to some of my Korean acquaintances that this issue deserves the personal attention of President Lee Myung-bak. I have written today to Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko. I asked him to consider taking the initiative of mobilizing human wisdom on the widest scope to cope with the Fukushima reactor No.4 problem, fully taking into account the above-mentioned "independent assessment team."

The world has been made so fragile and vulnerable. The role of the United Nations is increasingly vital. I wish you the best of luck in your noble mission. Please accept, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Murata Mitsuhei

Executive Director, the Japan Society for Global System and Ethics

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Matsumura Akira, 'Finding the Missing Link,' published this at Reader Support News on April 12, 2012 - link.

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Recommended citation: Shaun Burnie, Matsumura Akio and Murata Mitsuhei, "The Highest Risk: Problems of Radiation at Reaction Unit 4, Fukushima Daiichi," The Asia- Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 17, No. 4.

Articles on related subjects

•Miguel Quintana, Radiation Decontamination in Fukushima: a critical perspective from the ground - here

•Iwata Wataru interviewed by Nadine and Thierry Ribault, Fukushima: Everything has to be done again for us to stay in the contaminated areas - here

•Sato Hideao, Doomsday scenarios spread about No. 4 reactor at Fukushima Plant - here

•Paul Jobin, BBC and ZDF Documentaries on Fukushima - here

•Paul Jobin (interview) Fukushima One Year On: Nuclear workers and citizens at risk - here

•Jeff Kingston, Mismanaging Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis - here

•Miguel Quintana, Ocean Contamination in the Wake of Japan's 3.11 Disaster - here

•Koide Hiroaki (interview), Japan's Nightmare Fight Against Radiation in the Wake of the 3.11 Meltdown - here

•Gayle Greene, Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima - here

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steve from virginia04/23/2012
First of all, the seriousness of the reactor situation is seeping into the public consciousness which is a step forward. Hopefully, the Japanese government will be on the same page as these nuclear engineers and consultants soon. Waiting another year is unacceptable b/c the reactors will not heal themselves. Steps need to be taken right away: - Remove fuel assemblies in Fukushima Daiichi units 5 and 6 immediately. The infrastructure to handle the fuel is intact in these reactors. - Remove spent fuel in common pool. Much of this fuel is cool enough to put into dry casks. The rest can be transported in fuel transport casks used to handle hot fuel. - Un-energized fuel rods in SFP 4 can be transported in transport casks. - Pump concrete into basement of reactor unit 4 and build/install concrete bulkheads under spent fuel pool. There is no reason why this has not been done already as workers have been in and on top of this building to do the cleanup and demo to date. - Build sheet-pile/slurry wall cofferdam around the entire site. This would control water flowing through the campus. This also should have been done immediately after the incidents. A rail spur should be built into the site so that heavy loads can be transported easily. - There are four 500 ton cranes on the site already, there is adequate heavy lift. No new crane construction is necessary. - A small hydraulic crane can be placed next to the pool(s) to load assemblies into fuel transfer casks that are used now to load fuel into the reactor buildings. These casks hold water and have boronated supports. The casks can be transported by water-filled rail car to Rokkasho for storage. All cranes can be operated hydraulically by remote control. - Hire Boots and Coots and have them engineer solution for removing cores from under reactors (carefully). Corium and concrete can be drilled w/ drilling equipment and material transported in water-filled casks on rail cars to Rokkasho. Reactors can then be demolished and buried within cofferdam and buried in concrete then paved over along with machinery used to do the work. - Remove Tepco from the recovery job, they are not up to it.
Jane Smith04/24/2012
Steve you are the voice of reason. I must confess, I don't understand how the fate of the nation, or the world (or any of us who live on the west coast of the US) can be permitted to remain in the hands of a corporation that has proven itself time and time again to lie, and be corrupt, incompetent, and indifferent to the health and safety of its own workers and its own country men, women, and children. I don't understand how Ineptco can continue addressing this challenge on what seems to be a leisurely timetable lacking any meaningful sense of urgency. I don't understand why the government of Japan appears willing to let this situation continue and does not seem willing to stand up to Ineptco (Tepco) and require them to accept help and materials from other countries - help that will permit them to achieve their time table faster. I don't understand why an international coalition has not come together to work with the Japanese government and Ineptco (Tepco) to address each of the items you mention. I get that face saving is important in the Japanese culture. I get that it is important to maintain happy diplomatic relations with Japan so everyone walks on eggs with them. I get that Japan is a soverign nation with a right to determine its own destiny. What I don't get is why these things seem to be taking precedence over protecting the planet from an even bigger radiological catastrophe than has already happened. I also understand that manpower and expense for all the specialized materials and construction necessary for cleanup and mitigation may be an issue for Ineptco, however, if Ineptco (Tepco) truly can't affford to buy or develop or staff what is needed to clean up the mess and reduce the risk to all peoples, then I would think it would be in the self interest of every country in the northern hemisphere, if not the world, to donate dry casks for spent fuel storage, raw materials to create barriers to contain water, or cover buildings, etc. AND to provide the manpower necessary to speed the timetable for securing ALL spent fuel rods at the plant. It isn't about money or profit any more. It is about protecting lives and saving the planet from a future of catastrophic radiation contamination. The situation we presently have is maddness on a colossal scale. I appeal to any journalists who read this to tell their readers the true story of the ongoing risk at Fukushima. I also encourage any politicians who might read this to investigate further and raise this issue with their colleagues and demand action on the part of their government. At the very least, an international inspection team should be permitted access to unit 4 to provide an independent risk assessment. If action is being taken, let the world know. Considering all that has happened, I do not feel comfortable knowing that my life rests in the hands of of Ineptco (Tepco).
Stephen W. Anderle04/26/2012
I assume that the water level in the spent fuel pools is at least as high above the fuel rods as they are long or tall. If they could build a container just 6" wider than the fuel assemblys, fill it with water and place it in the fuel pool beside the fuel bundles. Then lift a bundle up and place it in the container. seal the container and have entry and exit pipes for circulating water. It wouldnt take much as you would be handling only one bundle at a time. then remove the container and transport it to a safer better fuel pool far enough away so there woukld be no worrys. Then when the fuel pool is empty it could be cleaned of contamination and dismantled.
Dr Timothy Norris05/03/2012
At the outset of the development of nuclear power, several reactor configurations were possible. Military considerations, together with decisions from leading military staff such as Admiral Rickover, resulted in solid fuel-rod nuclear systems being developed with the aim of generating Plutonium for armaments. The waste products from conventional solid fuel-rod nuclear reactors has to be stored for at least 10000 years before normal handling of the waste can be resumed. This is a most unfortunate situation. However, I kindly draw your attention to the Thorium LFTR reactor configuration devised by Dr Alvin Weinberg (Nobel Prize winner) around the 1950's at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, USA. This reactor configuration was not pursued commercially becuase it could not generate Plutonium for armaments and therefore, during the Cold War, was of no interest. The very very important detail of Thorium LFTR is that it employs a high neutron flux to convert Thorium 232 to Uranium 233 for fission; this same neutron flux can be employed concurrently to process convention nuclear waste and transmute it into relatively harmless products which only require 300 years storage before normal handlign can be resumed. This is a considerable advantage in comparison to contemporary 10000 yars storage requirements for nuclear fuel rods. Thorium LFTR is potentially concurrently capable of generating useful energy for civil purposes from the nuclear waste. In other words, the nuclear waste sitting at Fukushima could in theory be converted into a useful energy resource via Thorium LFTR, but is useless in respect of conventional nuclear reactor configurations based upon solid fuel rods. Conventional renewable energy sstems, for example wind turbines, ocean turbines, tidal schemes are not able to provide such a transmutation characteristic as Thorium LFTR. ery sensibly, the Chinese are working on Thorium LFTR on account of the huge amount of Thorium byprodut that China has from rare Earth element mining. The Chinese are being really really sensible. It is thus submitted that if we are really serious about disposing of this Fukushima spent nuclear fuel rod waste, and also even larger quantites in the USA, there should be a World effort to develop Thorium LFTR, in the near term for transmuting and rendering harmless existing dangerous nuclear waste, and over the longer term as the primary energy source after "peak oil". Thank you for reading this comment which I hope will assist to motivate action in respect of Thorium LFTR. Conventional nuclear reactors are fundamentally an unsatisfactory configuration, weheras Throium LFTR represents what the World should have done, and would have avoided this ghastly situation now unfolding at Fukushima. I trust that the IAEA takes aforementioned really seriously in is future strategy in respect of nuclear power. Thank you.
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Murata Mitsuhei, Executive Director, Japan Society for Global System and Ethics
« Reply #110 on: November 04, 2012, 12:32:38 AM »

Murata Mitsuhei soll laut obiger Quelle "Executive Director, the Japan Society for Global System and Ethics" sein. In der Website der Vereinigung

https://sites.google.com/site/jasgseenglish/

wird er aber nur ein einzige Mal namentlich erwähnt:

https://sites.google.com/site/jasgseenglish/annual-meeting/7th

Die Website ist überaltert oder das Postenkarussell hat rotiert.
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Kein Absinken des Gebäudes erwähnt...
« Reply #111 on: November 04, 2012, 12:45:38 AM »

Auch in diesem relativ neuen Artikel von Mari Yamaguchi ("updated 10/25/2012 10:53:04 AM ET") wird ein Absinken des Gebäudes nicht erwähnt.

"Where to put Fukushima's radioactive water?
'Our land is limited and we would eventually run out of storage space,' manager says"
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49550842/ns/world_news-world_environment/t/where-put-fukushimas-radioactive-water/
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Former Japanese Ambassador pleas for an end to nuclear energy and weapons.
« Reply #112 on: November 04, 2012, 01:13:25 AM »

An incredible and strong video with Mitsuhei Murata. Chapeau! Murata uses the right words! Listen to the video!

"Former Japanese Ambassador pleas for an end to nuclear energy and weapons."

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Mitsuhei Murata, Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland, addresses attendees at Coalition Against Nuke's Sep. 20th Congressional Briefing, hosted by the Congressional Office of Congressman Kucinich (D-OH). Entire Transcript of Speech avail. at this link-
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Kucinich Addresses Coalition of Anti Nuclear Activists
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today addressed an overflowing audience of enthusiastic supporters as he explained the current status of the nuclear industry in the United States. He cited the problematic Davis-Besse nuclear power in Northern Ohio as an example of the state of the industry.

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A Plea for a Total Ban on the Use of Nuclear Energy

By Mitsuhei Murata, Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland


Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is for me a great honor and a real pleasure to participate in this memorable event.

In 1956 the cold war was at its height, nuclear war was menacing mankind and my prize essay alleged that the world was "on the verge of total destruction." Today the consequences of Fukushima threaten the world. Unit 4 contains 10 times more cesium 137 than Chernobyl. A strong earthquake could mean collapse.

The Japanese people realize from experience that nuclear energy generates unacceptable calamities. The collapse of unit 4 could be one. Japan must assume the historic role of promoting denuclearization, both civilian and military. Ignoring the conditions of the Fukushima nuclear reactors continue to be promoted at home and abroad. Fukushima must not be forgotten. In the name of the victims and 170,000 refugees, I call for a total ban of nuclear energy. The world must realize that any radioactive contamination creates immense and permanent harm for mankind and the earth.

1. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima are no less dreadful than atomic bombs. Nuclear reactors are potential “super bombs." No single weapon can compete with the potential damage that can be caused by Fukushima unit 4 or reprocessing plants.

2. The Fukushima accident could have been more catastrophic for Japan and the world. The still present danger of a collapse of unit 4 after an intensity 7 earthquake must be broadcast the world over.

3.Sound judgment would not have permitted construction of 54 nuclear reactors in a Japan menaced by frequent earthquakes and tsunamis.

Only the lack of ethics and responsibility made it possible. Money and the corruption of power plant management sow the seeds of catastrophe. This
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4.The same technology that produces nuclear energy produces nuclear weapons. The proliferation of nuclear power plants leads to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, as we are seeing today in North Korea and Iran. There is no way to ensure the safety of future generations except to eliminate the use of nuclear fission technology across the planet.

5. The lack of ethics and responsibility is highlighted by the absence of a solution for nuclear waste that threatens future generations. The Japanese “nuclear village" or nuclear dictatorship envisions the restarting and export of nuclear reactors, thus regaining the offensive for the Japanese nuclear industry. This is immoral. It shows no sense of international or inter-generational responsibility. Alas, I fear it will last.

6. Japan should warn the world of the consequences of not heading towards denuclearization. Eight years ago, I predicted that Japanese electric companies would decide Japan's fate. Two years ago at the World Congress of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear Wars( IPPNW) in Basel, I pleaded for mobilizing human wisdom to avert the ultimate catastrophe a nuclear calamity could produce. Sadly, these warnings did not deter my fears.

7. Considering the worldwide consequences of a nuclear accident, countries not possessing nuclear reactors should urge denuclearization, be it military or civilian. Countries already opting for nuclear energy should do so as well.

8. Originally, Japan had a maternal culture characterized by harmony and solidarity. After the Meiji Restoration was introduced to Japan, a paternal culture characterized by competition and confrontation in military form. History shows that paternal cultures end in catastrophe. Fukushima is the result of the supremacy of economy, another form of paternal culture introduced after WW2. The Maternal culture of harmony is the remedy for the paternal culture of power.

9. Nuclear accidents cause limitless consequences unacceptable to human society. Fukushima is a reminder that the possibility of such a disaster
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should be completely zero. The great principle of a world without nuclear weapons and reactors should not be forgotten. The transition to maternal civilization is a prerequisite for this vision.

10. Today mankind faces a crisis of civilization. The true cause is lack of ethics. Fundamental ethics would prohibit the abuse and exhaustion of natural resources leaving, permanently poisonous waste and enormous debt in its wake. Global ethics requires maternal culture, respecting the environment and interests of future generations. 3 transitions are necessary: Turn selfishness to solidarity, greed to contentment and materialism to spiritualism. Natural and renewable energies could amply supply the needs of such a civilization with a transitional period supplemented by fossil fuels. We must prepare to make the short term sacrifices in our lifestyles for the long term safety of mankind and the earth without nuclear energy.

11. The proposal to hold a UN Ethics Summit now draws more global attention. The trinity of global ethics, maternal civilization and true denuclearization should become a reality. President Obama's vision of the 'World without Nuclear Weapons’ needs to become the 'World without Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Reactors." The UN Ethics Summit is the first concrete step. I ardently hope that President Obama takes the initiative to realize this Summit and create an International Day of Global Ethics to serve as a yearly reminder.

Initially, controversy over content should be carefully avoided.

Conclusion

In concluding, let me say the following.

The critical situation at Fukushima requires the mobilization of human wisdom on the widest possible scale. The pressing need for setting up a neutral assessment team as well as an international technical cooperation team is evident.

The fuel rods in the decaying cooling pool of unit 4 must be moved to another place as soon as possible. It is a global security issue requiring maximum efforts which regrettably are not being made.
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More and more Japanese are awakening to the real dangers of nuclear accidents and nuclear reactors. Japan is thus heading steadily towards establishing zero dependency on nuclear energy.

"The will of heaven and earth" is my translation of "Providence as philosophy," protecting mankind and the earth. It will help achieve true denuclearization, civil and military, in due course. The rage of those who lost all will continue to enliven anti- nuclear movements in Japan and eventually abroad.

Japan must now contribute to the realization of true denuclearization. Then the victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima will not have suffered in vain.

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MAP 4.8 2012/12/07 09:23:04   37.822 144.175 35.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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MAP 4.7 2012/12/07 09:01:53   37.741 143.543 35.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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MAP 7.3 2012/12/07 08:18:24   37.889 144.090 36.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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MAP 4.5 2012/12/06 10:17:35   36.461 140.719 67.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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MAP 4.7 2012/12/03 17:48:28   43.082 145.869 57.2 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
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Aus der AKW-Ruine in Fukushime sind erneut radioaktive Stoffe ausgetreten.
« Reply #114 on: July 09, 2013, 10:52:19 AM »

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AKW Fukushima verseucht Grundwasser

Aus der AKW-Ruine in Fukushime sind erneut radioaktive Stoffe ausgetreten.

Im Grundwasser nahe der japanischen Atomruine Fukushima ist nach Angaben der Betreiberfirma erneut stark erhöhte radioaktive Belastung gemessen worden.

Werte der radioaktiven Substanz Cäsium-134 seien seit Freitag um das 90-fache angestiegen auf 9000 Becquerel pro Liter gestiegen, gab die Betreiberfirma Tepco bekannt. Der zulässige Grenzwert liegt bei 60 Becquerel.

Zudem seien stark erhöhte Konzentrationen von Cäsium-137 gemessen worden.
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Die Frage ist nicht nur, ob eine so hohe Konzentration ausgetreten ist, sondern vor allem, WIEVIEL Kubikmeter dieses so hochgradig verseuchten Wassers ausgetreten sind! In den Becken sind TAUSENDE Kubikmeter. Was ist, wenn eines der Becken leck wird!?
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December 22, 2013 | 6:40am

Navy sailors have radiation sickness after Japan rescue

Crew members scrub contaminated snow off the deck of USS Ronald Reagan in March 2011 during a humanitarian mission off tsunami-stricken Japan. Photo: Getty Images

Navy sailor Lindsay Cooper knew something was wrong when billows of metallic-tasting snow began drifting over USS Ronald Reagan.

“I was standing on the flight deck, and we felt this warm gust of air, and, suddenly, it was snowing,” Cooper recalled of the day in March 2011 when she and scores of crewmates watched a sudden storm blow toward them from the tsunami-torn coast of Fukushima, Japan.

The tall 24-year-old with a winning smile didn’t know it then, but the snow was caused by the freezing Pacific air mixing with a plume of radioactive steam from the city’s shattered nuclear reactor.

Now, nearly three years after their deployment on a humanitarian mission to Japan’s ravaged coast, Cooper and scores of her fellow crew members on the aircraft carrier and a half-dozen other support ships are battling cancers, thyroid disease, uterine bleeding and other ailments.
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