October 27, 2016

Hitachi Ltd., Toshiba Corp., and Mitsubishi HI nuclear groups could merge. Hitachi President Toshiaki Higashihara broached the possibility of integrating the nuclear fuel businesses on Thursday. He said, “It’s not just about [nuclear fuel]. The time will...

October 24, 2016

The mass of Fukushima corium is estimated at 880 tons. Corium is the solidified remains of the Uranium cores and structural materials from inside the three Fukushima reactor pressure vessels (RPVs). Once Fukushima station was re-electrified, sufficient cooling water...

331st  Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers

The Hiroshima Syndrome’s Fukushima Commentary is proudly hosting the latest edition of the Carnival of Nuclear Bloggers. This week, we have postings by Dr. James Conca, Meredith Angwin, Jessica Lovering, Dan Yurman, and Dr. Gail Marcus. Here’s the Fact or Fiction (?)...

October 20, 2016

Fukushima’s governor touts his prefecture in Washington, D.C.  On Tuesday, Governor Masao Uchibori announced he will publicize specialties and attractions of Fukushima, such as sake and hot springs, in the United States. He wants as many Americans as possible to visit...

October 17, 2016

Japan’s Press focuses on Niigata’s antinuclear governor-elect. Niigata Prefecture is home to the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (K-K) nuclear station, owned by Tepco. Restart of units #6 & #7 is key to reversing the company’s downward financial spiral since the nuke accident....

October 13, 2016

Removal of the upper-floor enclosure for unit #1 is complete. On October 7th, Tepco took off the last of the eight upper enclosure panels surrounding unit #1. Local residents and politicians were concerned that the work might stir up radioactive dust and be carried...

October 10, 2016

A storage tank’s radioactive water leak is fully contained at F. Daiichi. The leak was from one of the bolted-together tanks that are still being used. 32 liters (~8.5 gallons) seeped from a bolted seam, but was entirely contained by the coffer dam surrounding the...

October 6, 2016

Fukushima radioactivity is not amplifying super storms on our oceans. The Daily Kos reports that the internet speculations of Fukushima intensifying typhoons and hurricanes are “nonsense”. The miniscule heat generated by the radioactive decay of Fukushima isotopes is...

October 3, 2016

More evidence emerges for the Hiroshima Syndrome theory. Japanese epidemiologist Shigenobu Nagataki writes, “In order to distinguish atomic bomb sufferers from air-raid victims, radiation damage was adopted as the criterion for health support since that damage...
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