Lucas – Some Nuclear News To Light Up Your Mind – 9 February 2013

NoNukesFukushima was a bit forgotten lately as we see things are still a danger and hazard to the people:

Here a webcam video of the earthquak M 5.4  hitting the Fukushima plant.

Title: Earthquake Information
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency
h/t MissingSky101

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And this about TEPCO:

Asahi: Tepco to check for “smashed fuel rods” after large piece of debris fell at Fukushima Unit 3 pool

Title: TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima
Source: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
Date: February 08, 2013

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has admitted dislodging broken equipment weighing 1.5 tons and sending it falling further into a pool where fragile nuclear fuel rods lie.

[…] on Feb. 7, Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials said work a day earlier to shift an unrelated steel frame nearby caused “vibrations” which dislodged the hoist. It fell, disappearing beneath the water surface.

TEPCO now plans to drop a video camera into the pool to check whether the hoist has smashed fuel rods below. […]

They insisted there has been no significant change in radioactive concentrations measured in the pool and in the atmosphere since before the latest incident.

See also: Tepco: Debris is missing at Unit 3 — May have ‘sunk’ into fuel pool (PHOTOS)

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The nuclear  plants  situation in the USA is also detoriating  as we have seen early with some plants to shut down.  Here are  some other examples of what is going on.

Fairewinds: ***BREAKING NEWS!*** Federal investigation into San Onofre nuclear plant announced

Title: (1) ***BREAKING…
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: Feb. 8, 2013

***BREAKING NEWS!***

SEN. BOXER AND REP. MARKEY ANNOUNCE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC) WILL INVESTIGATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) TO SEE IF COMPANY “…FULLY COMPLIED WITH LEGAL OBLIGATIONS.”

STAY TUNED FOR ACTION…THIS BATTLE ISN’T OVER YET!

“Rep. Markey said: ‘The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today confirmed that it is investigating the issues raised by our letter. Our nuclear safety officials should now postpone any decision on the re-start of the reactors until this critical investigation is complete.’”

[Link: http://epw.senate.gov]

See also: AP: U.S. Senator wants probe after reading confidential report on sickly California nuke plant — Shows they knew about San Onofre problems beforehand

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Fairewinds Special Edition: They covered up the truth at San Onofre nuke plant — Knowingly put public safety in Southern California at risk (AUDIO)

Title: Sen. Boxer Believes that San Onofre Knew About Problems Years Earlier
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: Feb. 8, 2013

Sen. Boxer Believes that San Onofre Knew About Problems Years Earlier

In this special edition, Fairewinds analyzes a letter from Senator Boxer and Representative Markey that indicates that the problems at San Onofre were known to its owner, Southern California Edison, years before the steam generators were installed and rapidly failed […]

At 5:45 in

Maggie Gundersen, Founder of Fairewinds Energy Education: It shows that Edison covered up the truth. They knew this, they were asked about it. Fairewinds issued a report in March of 2012 that talked about the fact that Edison made design changes and purposefully left that information out from any of its NRC filings because it didn’t want to face a license amendment process. And according to the quotes extracted from the MHI [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries] report that Senator Boxer and Congressman Markey have — that is verified — it’s verified in there and it says they purposely took this action because they didn’t want a full license amendment review. I don’t know, does that constitute lying under oath? To me it does.

Kevin Hurley, Fairewinds’ Media Developer: Of course, you could say now since they did avoid that process and they did have that accident, they knowingly put the public safety in Southern California at risk?

Gundersen: Yes, there are 8 and a half million people right in that vicinity of the nuclear plant, inadequate evacuation plans and the rate payers have paid more than 770 million dollars for this debacle of these broken, faulty-designed replacement steam generators.

Full report here

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