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June 05 2017

The trial of three key TEPCO executives who were in charge during the Fukushima disaster began this week. The three are charged with criminal negligence for failing to take known safety measures that could have protected the plant against a large tsunami.
— from simplyinfoorg.tumblr.com (Jun. 1 2017)

April 11 2015

Forcing the Media to Cover Fukushima

$12 million dollars and 2 years of building it. Gone in 3 hours flat. And no backup plan, as per usual with Tepco.


Foto einer person.

Fukushima Unit 1: from SimplyInfo.org

Apr. 7 2015: TEPCO is making an effort to lower the water level in some of the basement rooms of the unit 1 reactor buildings.

Apr. 10 2015: TEPCO reports that the [unit 1 containment inspection] work is underway and released three images of the robot being inserted into the containment structure. The images of the robot were taken with a scope camera and confirm the robot was inserted into containment, made it down to the catwalk and successfully rearranged itself for the inspection work.

Apr. 10 2015: Kyodo News is reporting the robot died inside unit 1’s containment during the inspection. It stopped functioning part way through the inspection.

Apr. 10 2015: Per Yahoo News Japan, the robot died about 2/3 of the way through the planned route. Specifics about what kind of failure the robot had were not available yet but Kyodo News reports that workers tried to tug on the data cable but were unable to move the robot. Workers are currently working on an effort to retrieve the robot from containment.

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April 02 2015


“TEPCO’s paid consultant from the US, Dale Klein is pushing TEPCO’s continuing quest to dump contaminated water into the ocean. The reason given today is that he claims it is harmless if you dilute it with other water. A ton of highly contaminated water is a ton of highly contaminated water, even if you add another ton of cleaner water to the release. This is an old industry PR tactic that is in dire need of retirement.”SimplyInfo.org (Mar. 31 2015)

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March 25 2015


Japan Audit: Millions of Dollars Wasted in Fukushima Cleanup - ABC News

“Some of the failures cited in the report:

FRENCH IMPORT: Among the costliest failures was a 32 billion yen ($270 million) machine made by French nuclear giant Areva SA to remove radioactive cesium from water leaking from the three wrecked reactors. The trouble-plagued machine lasted just three months and treated only 77,000 tons of water, a tiny fraction of the volume leaking every day. It has since been replaced with Japanese and American machines.

SALT REMOVAL: Sea water was used early in the crisis to cool the reactors after the normal cooling systems failed. Machines costing 18.4 billion yen ($150 million) from several companies including Hitachi GE Nuclear Energy, Toshiba Corp. and Areva were supposed to remove the salt from the contaminated water at the plant. One of the machines functioned only five days, and the longest lasted just six weeks.

SHODDY TANKS: TEPCO hurriedly built dozens of storage tanks for the contaminated water at a cost of 16 billion yen ($134 million). The shoddy tanks, using rubber seals and assembled by unskilled workers, began leaking and some water seeped into the ground and then into the ocean. The tanks are now being replaced with more durable welded ones.

GIANT UNDERGROUND POOLS: A total of 2.1 billion yen ($18 million) was spent on seven huge underground pools built by Maeda Corp. to store the contaminated water. They leaked within weeks, and the water had to be transferred to steel tanks.

UNFROZEN TRENCH: A 100 million yen ($840,000) project to contain highly contaminated water in a maintenance tunnel by freezing it failed because the water never completely froze. TEPCO subsidiary Tokyo Power Technology even threw in chunks of ice, but eventually had to pour in cement to seal the trench.”

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February 01 2015

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January 25 2015

TEPCO has gained approval to dump contaminated groundwater into the ocean. The water is being pumped up from the subdrain pits around the [Fukushima] reactor buildings. News reports cited that ‘most’ of the radiation would be removed. NHK’s report clarifies that they will only remove most of the cesium before dumping it into the ocean. TEPCO’s own testing shows that the water does have significant amounts of beta radiation and tritium.
— from SimplyInfo.org (Jan. 22 2015)
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May 02 2014

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January 03 2014

... despite lab workers assurances that the fish was free of any harmful particles and TEPCO standing firm that the nearby waters are clear of radiation, [RT’s Aleksey] Yaroshevsky learnt that most of the seafood he personally saw at the port of Soma [a coastal town in the Fukushima prefecture] will never make it to the shelves of fish markets or restaurant tables.

‘Most of the fish caught within the 30 kilometer radius is thrown into the garbage because it is radiated. And TEPCO is paying to local fishermen for it, so that they’re happy and keep silent on that. Some of it though makes it to stores, but only locally,’ economist Hirokai Kurosaki revealed to RT.
‘Fukushima fish ends in garbage’: Radioactive fears blight Japan’s seafood industry (RT News, Dec. 25 2013)
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October 29 2013

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September 20 2013


August 05 2013


BBC News - Fukushima radioactive water leak an 'emergency'

Tepco admitted for the first time last month that radioactive groundwater had breached an underground barrier and been leaking into the sea, but said it was taking steps to prevent it.

However, the head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority task force, Shinji Kinjo, told the Reuters news agency on Monday that the countermeasures were only a temporary solution.

Tepco's "sense of crisis is weak," Mr Kinjo said. "This is why you can't just leave it up to Tepco alone"

"Right now, we have an emergency," he added.

If the underground barrier is breached, the watchdog warns, the water could start to seep through shallower areas of earth.

Once it reaches the surface, it could start to flow "extremely fast", says Mr Kinjo.

Contaminated water could rise to the ground's surface within three weeks, the Asahi newspaper predicted on Saturday.

The contaminated water is thought to have come from the 400 tonnes of groundwater pumped into the plant every day to cool the reactors.

May 09 2013

けっこうな1週間 (永田町徒然草 2013年4月13日)

【Twitter】 東電再建計画

  • @tanakaryusaku: 衆院会館なう。国会エネルギー調査会(準備会)が、関係省庁の役人を呼び、東電再建計画について追及する。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 国会エネ調が問いただす「東電再建計画」。東電からも出席。よくぞ来たものだ。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 東電改革本部・村松事務局長「ひき続き首都圏の(電力)安定供給につとめてまいる」。 “安定供給するから電気料金の値上げを認めてくれ” ということだ。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 元経産官僚の古賀茂明氏「東電はどう見ても破綻している。将来はない」。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 古賀氏「電力料金の査定を経産省がやってることに問題がある。経産省と電力会社とのズブズブの関係で査定をやるのは、とても受け入れられない」。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 経産官僚「電力料金の査定は公開でやっている」(爆)。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 金子勝氏「柏崎刈羽の再稼働なくして東電の再建計画はありえない。官邸との間にコンセンサスはあるのか?」

  • @tanakaryusaku: 原子力損害賠償機構の役人。「柏崎刈羽の再稼働を(前提に)置いているのは事実」。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 東電・村松事務局長「再建計画では柏崎1号機、7号機を前提に組んでいた」「この先、柏崎の運転再開は安全基準が出てくる」と自信を示す。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 金子勝氏「福島事故の収拾がついていないのに、再稼働とは自覚がない」。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 阿部知子議員「再稼働の運転主体に東電はふさわしいのか?」。経産官僚「安全性は規制庁が判断する」。もうシナリオはできてんだ。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 事故原因の究明もできておらず、汚染水もダダ漏れ。「それでも柏崎を再稼働させるのか?」の問いに、経産官僚「事故の教訓を踏まえてできた規制庁が判断する」。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 「賠償総額の総額はどれ位になりそうか?」と聞かれ、原子力損害賠償支援機構の役人「現時点で(見通しは)立っていない」。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 東電「除染費用の見積もりはない」と開きなおる。

  • @tanakaryusaku: 古賀茂明氏「東電の若手が私のところに来て “破綻処理してくれ” “幹部は皆変えてくれ” と言った」。

December 29 2012

The sailors allege a host of medical conditions, from headaches and difficulty concentrating to rectal bleeding and thyroid problems, as a result of the exposure and say they will have to undergo more medical tests and expensive treatments in the future, their lawyer Paul Garner said Thursday. The sailors also want TEPCO, which has an office in Washington, D.C., to establish a $100 million fund to pay for any of their future medical expenses. ...About half of the sailors involved in the suit are active duty, while the others have separated, Garner said. He said they are not just looking for money. ‘No amount of money would compensate me if I’m 23 years old and I’m bleeding from my [behind] or have thyroid problems,’ he said. He added it was about getting justice for people who rushed to aid Japan in its time of need.
US sailors sue Japanese utility over radiation exposure (Stars and Stripes, Dec. 27 2012)

February 25 2012

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