Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fukushima Headlines Sep 22


I. NHK   Radioactive iodine spread south of nuclear plant
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_12.html

"A Japanese government survey shows that radioactive iodine emitted from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant spread not only northwestward but also to the south of the plant."
An alternative reading

II. Fukushima Diary: After the typhoon hit Fukushima,massive scale of contamination is detected. http://fukushima-diary.com/

III. Mainichi: TEPCO unveils compensation formula for businesses, but not enough for fresh starts
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110922p2a00m0na012000c.html

"Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) unveiled a formula on Sept. 21 for calculating amounts of compensation to businesses affected by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, but it failed to satisfy the operators of many tourist businesses and farmers hit hard by harmful rumors about the threat of radiation...."


IV. ASIA Pulse TEPCO SETS EXCLUSIONS FOR MELTDOWN COMPENSATION Sep 22
Japanese tourism businesses claiming damages from the stigma of the FukushimaDaiichi nuclear disaster will not receive compensation for the first 20 percentage points of an earnings decline, according to guidelines issued Wednesday by Tepco.. When it comes to indirect damage stemming from misinformation about the accident, Tepco drew on various statistics --including data from the 1995 Kobe earthquake -- to come up with a partial exclusion that is likely to prove unpopular.”

V. Radioactive Materials from Subsurface Water near the Turbine Buildings of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (sampling on September 21)

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Press Release (Sep 22,2011)
Detection of Radioactive Materials from Subsurface Water near the Turbine Buildings of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (sampling on September 21)

VI. September 21, 2011 Why Did They Fake the “9.0”?What TEPCO and the Media are Hiding COUNTERPUNCH by TAKASHI HIROSE http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/21/what-tepco-and-the-media-are-hiding/

"When did the radiation start to leak from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and how far has it spread?

"About this our greatest interest, the Japanese Government announced nothing for several days (at least until March 17) after the earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011. They just described the facts saying they “….happened” in the past tense, explaining neither the cause of the explosion nor its mechanism. They never talked about expectations of danger. What is “the worst scenario” that this nuclear accident might lead to? A reporter asked this of Edano Yukio, Chief Cabinet Secretary, at a news conference, but whether because Edano couldn’t answer or didn’t want to, he said nothing clearly..."

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