Posts Tagged Fukushima
Jeffrey R Immelt
Chairman of the Board and CEO of GE
former president and CEO of GE Healthcare
January 11, 2011: Chairman on the Jobs and Competitiveness advisory board to President Obama created by executive order *
GE provided and ran the reactors at Fukushima along with TEPCO
There are 23 GE supplied reactors-GE Mark 1 BWR – in the US of the same type that failed in Fukushima where the spent fuel ponds are suspended 100 feet above the floor.
1/10/14 Barak related: Loretta Fuddy and Keith Yamamoto plane crash: http://www.worldtribune.com/2014/01/10/the-strange-death-of-hawaiis-department-of-health-director-loretta-fuddy/ The two people involved in producing the “official” birth certificate of Obama.
* http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/business/economy/22obama.html?_r=2&hpw& from the article here: “G.E., one of the nation’s largest companies, routinely has a wide variety of regulatory, trade, contracting and other issues before the federal government, on matters as varied as television mergers, military hardware and environmental cleanup”
TEPCO is now pumping water surrounding the area of the holding tanks for radioactively irradiated waste water surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. Yes, those same tanks that were found to be leaking radioactive material into the ground around them lately. To prevent “potential problems”? I think the potentials are already there. From USA Article today:
As a preventative step, workers at the crippled Fukushima Da-ichi nuclear power plant, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo, were pumping accumulating rain water pooling around hundreds of storage tanks containing radioactive water to the ocean. That was to avoid the risk of potential tank leaks getting mixed with rainwater seeping into the soil or flowing into the sea.
Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the plant released what is believed to be untainted rainwater to the Pacific in order to avoid flooding near the tanks, a step that could violate safety rules, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said. TEPCO says the radioactivity in the released water was within allowed discharge limits, but duty regulators at the plant are checking.
Recent acknowledgement by officials that contaminated water is leaking from underground and storage tanks into the ocean have triggered concerns about the plant’s safety.
Radioactivity to Pacific ocean: here I come!
Reliable sources of information regarding what is going on at Fukushima have been difficult for me to find. I am appalled at the lack of focused attention this situation is receiving in the lamestream media. TEPCO seems more interested in protecting itself than the Japanese people or the rest of the world. Their official information may be supplying bits and pieces of the truth to the public, but I don’t trust their analysis of those facts.
I have found the website of Fairewinds Associates, whose tagline claims it’s focus is “Analysis and solutions to complex engineering, environmental, energy, and legal issues” to be filled with reasonable and expert analysis of the disaster. There are many videos of nuclear expert and chief engineer, Arnie Gunderson, and others discussing the crisis and it’s implications.
The newest video is here from May 13th: Fukushima – One Step Forward and Four Steps Back as Each Unit Challenged by New Problems