Thursday, April 26, 2012

NHK: "EU to defer releasing nuclear stress test results"

Majia here: The article states that the EU started conducting stress tests on Japan's nuclear reactors over a year ago.The stress test results are not going to be released as planned. They have officially been delayed until fall.

[excerpts] "The tests examine the ability of reactors to survive emergencies, including plane crashes and natural disasters such as major earthquakes and tsunami.

"The EU had aimed to release the final results of the stress tests by June and make concrete recommendations at a summit. But on Thursday it announced that the final report will be published in the autumn because it will take more time to complete the tests...."

Majia here: Let us consider why the stress results are not being released. Perhaps this headline sheds some light on the situation:

Fukushima Report Introduced by Top Official Hosono: “Other reactors are all in considerably severe condition” — 14 total; Dai-ni, Onagawa, Tokai — “Extreme situations, though not much has been broadcast” (VIDEO)

Majia here: Perhaps Tokai is one of the reactors that the EU does not want to release stress test results for.

Tokai had reported radiation leaks in March of 2011

Radioactive water leaked at Tokai in March 2012

In December 2011, a fire broke out at this reactor:
 Research reactor ceiling catches fire

Kyodo: Ceiling at Japan reactor catches fire — Burns 110 m² area in two hours — Just 100km from Fukushima

Might it be that the Tokai reactor is in dire condition also?

Radiation dose spikes in Ibaraki northeast of Tokyo near time of last night’s 5 intensity quake — Highest level measured since April — Double average

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