Hiroaki Koide – Anti-Nuclear Nuclear Researcher at Kyoto University

On July 4, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

As you may have noticed after Fukushima Daiichi Disaster, only a few nuclear experts, like Arnie Gunderson of Fairewind Associates, are giving their opinions in public even in the US. Koide Hiroaki is assistant professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI). He has been advocating to abandon all nuclear power for last 40 years; […]

Fukushima Daiichi No. 3 Reactor – Where is the spent fuel pool?

On July 2, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Every time I hear about No. 3 reactor spent fuel pool, I was wondering how the No. 3 pool could exist under the mangled steel structure, which is so low compared to other buildings. Here’s the latest. Tepco Starts Circulating Cooling System for No. 3 Fuel Pool: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-01/tepco-starts-circulating-cooling-system-for-no-3-fuel-pool.html “Tokyo Electric Power Co. started a system […]

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant – What are those smokes and flashes in the night?

On June 29, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Since around June 10, on Youtube, I noticed that people have been wondering about smokes(or steam?)and flashes that Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant live cam captured more than several nights. Smokes are shooting up from reactor No. 4 and some time looks from No. 3 as well and bright flashes later on. There is no talk on main stream media on this […]

Monju Nuclear Power Plant – Succeeded to retrieve 3.3 ton fallen device IVTM from Fast-Breeder Reactor

On June 25, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

IVTM stands for In‐Vessel Transfer Machine. Fallen device retrieved from Japan fast-breeder reactor http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/24/us-japan-nuclear-monju-idUSTRE75N0H320110624 If it did not succeed, the result would have been much worse than Fukushima Daiichi. It is a proto-type fast breeder reactor cooled by liquid sodium that catches fire in contact with air. After previous accident (fire caused by sodium coolant […]

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AP IMPACT: Tritium leaks found at many nuke sites

On June 21, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Here’s the today’s  AP article. AP IMPACT: Tritium leaks found at many nuke sites The article reports that: Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites. (There are 104 reactors located on 67 sites in the US.) Most of leaks were contained within nuclear plants boundaries. When it leaked outsite their […]

Skilled Veterans Corps at the Fukusima-Daiichi Nuclear Power – Minimum age requirement 60

On June 16, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Yasutel Yamada, a veteran engineer of 72 year old, former employee of Sumitomo Metal Industries, Co. Ltd, founded the organization to volunteer to build a permanent cooling system at Fukushima Daiichi. To become a volunteer, you have to have a professional background in engineering, etc. and are minimum of age 60 year old and capable […]

TEPCO – Finally admits meltdown at early stage

On May 16, 2011, in Nuclear Plants,

They had no way not knowing meltdown at the early stage. Now they finally admit it. TEPCO admits nuclear meltdown occurred at Fukushima reactor 16 hours after quake Also they have released 4 books worth data from nuclear reactors on the day of the accident on March 11, 2011 and what was happening in the […]

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Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant Asked to Hault

On May 6, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

No, this is not Fukushima Daiichi, but far more dangerous one. It is located south-west of Tokyo, sitting directly on top of subduction zone between two tectonic plates and consequence of its accident by a long predicted big earthquake will be far more serious. Prime minister Kan disclosed that he asked Chubu Electoric Power Company […]