Posts Tagged ‘ radiation ’

Winter in Chernobyl

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02/09/2012
(Radioactive Merry Go Round. This is the most dangerous place in Piriyat. this used to be a huge children recreation ground, and it got hit heaviest by fall out from the reactor. The Ferris Wheel is said to be the most radioactive and dangerous single item in the entire area.

TOKYO (majirox news) — These are some photos of the exclusion zone around Chernobyl, which were taken by a reporter who snuck in a few days ago to show how it looked in winter. The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in...
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Russia, South Korea to carry out radiation tests around Japan’s ocean

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12/12/2011
Japan's EEZ is shown in solid purple. Lighter colors are areas where Japan either administers it jointly with other countries or is in disagreement with them about the boundaries of the EEZ

TOKYO (majirox news) — Russia and South Korea are nervous about Japan’s radiation runoff into the Pacific and increasingly skeptical about the Japanese government’s announcements about it. In the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, Russia sent radiation-collecting airplanes into Japanese airspace, which had to be chased off by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force....
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Fukushima children at risk for cancer, warns Russian doctor

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11/20/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Dr. M. Romachev presented a worrisome report on the connection between radiation on childhood cancer in Belarus, which borders Chernobyl. The presentation was given at a symposium on Nov. 18 in Chiba, Japan. Romachev is a doctor and specialist in juvenile cancer and the head of the Russian Commonwealth of...
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Update: Japan restarts Genkai reactor No. 4

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11/01/2011
The Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga prefecture

Update The Genkai reactor No. 4 was restarted at 11 a.m. Nov. 1. The restart of the reactor was seen as a key to determining the fate of dozens of halted reactors across Japan. Japan had 54 working nuclear reactors while about 40 remain halted, mostly for regular inspections but some because of damage...
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Rise in atmospheric radiation levels in Tokyo and Kanagawa

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10/07/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) continues its daily air-borne monitoring of wind-borne radiation. During the last several weeks, radiation has been carried west by prevailing autumn wind patterns, resulting in an increase in radiation in the northern parts of Gunma prefecture and some limited areas...
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Chiba city halts waste plant following radiation contamination

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10/01/2011
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KASHIWA, Chiba (majirox news) — A waste disposal plant at Kashiwa City in Chiba prefecture has been shut down for the foreseeable future after incinerator ash registered excessively high radiation levels, the Kashiwa Municipal Government said Sept. 30. Chiba Prefecture is located directly east of Tokyo, and bordered by Ibaraki prefecture to the north....
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Radiation fears prompt Hermitage Museum no-show

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09/30/2011
Gunma Museum of Modern Art

TOKYO (majirox news) — The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia has abruptly withdrawn its show Glass of the Tsars from its scheduled start in December at the Gunma Museum of Modern Art. The Hermitage gave the reason that, “Gunma Art Museum (in Takasaki, Gunma prefecture) is too close to the reactors in Fukushima.”...
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Minister says Fukushima cold shutdown faster than planned

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09/20/2011
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VIENNA (majirox news) — Nuclear Disaster Minister Goshi Hosono told the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) annual meeting Sept. 19 that a “cold shutdown” of the radiation oozing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant would be achieved “within this year,” slightly ahead of schedule. Originally, plans suggested the shutdown would not be achieved until January next...
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Gov’t seeks faster nuke evacuation plan

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08/27/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The working group devising revisions to the government’s nuclear power disaster prevention guidelines decided Aug. 26 to recommend creating precautionary action zones (PAZ) around nuclear power plants to evacuate residents immediately in the event of major accidents. The Nuclear Safety Commission working group wants to decide on the specific ranges...
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Fukushima radiation 500 times annual safety level in Evacuation Zone

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08/20/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Radiation is at its highest point in the 20-kilometer Evacuation Zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It is equivalent to 500 years’ worth of the normal annual limit of artificial radiation absorption, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) said Aug. 19. Annual radiation absorption...
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