Category: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster


NCNUKE has received an update from GE Hitachi headquarters in Wilmington NC.  It contains very insightful information.  Read their press release and NCNUKE’s take on it below.

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Workers have returned to the Fukushima nuclear site.  ncnuke reported that they had been withdrawn earlier after a sudden spike in radioactivity was detected.

Japanese Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano reported that the approximately 50 workers who had been working on cooling the crippled reactors at Fukushima Daiichi had been temporarily withdrawn.  A sudden spike in radiation levels caused the safety measure.  As always we at ncnuke will try to break down some of this information for our readers. Continue reading

We at ncnuke have been going over the press release issued by GE Hitachi spokesman Michael Tetuan in order to give our readers some insight.    It indicates that the reactors funtioned well through the historically intense earthquake.  The tsunami was responsible for damaging the diesel powered backup generators, resulting in the power failure.  The press release indicates specifically one very interesting class of assistance.   Continue reading

David Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University, said “at this point in time there’s no real evidence that there are health risks to the general population.”

Loud noises were heard at Fukushima Daiichi 2 at 6.10am this morning. A major component beneath the reactor is confirmed to be damaged. We will keep you updated on this situation.

Japanese authorities are now reportedly batting a fire at the Fukushima #4 reactor! The scope of this ongoing disaster is staggering! Radiation, fire, explosion damage, earthquake damage, buildup of dangerous gasses. The emergency workers must be near exhaustion!

     In order to give our readers an insight into the problems associated with the nuclear disaster at Fukushima;  a little background is required.  Radiation exposure safety levels are not just a function of the intensity of the radiation that a person is exposed to.  It is also a function of the length of time a person was exposed.  Previously we used this analogy.  The person being exposed is like a large sponge in a empty sink.  The water is like the radiation.   A spigot on full force for a brief time will saturate less than a slow steady stream over a much longer time.  Continue reading

Japanese Authorities reported that the blast which occurred at the badly crippled Fukushima #3  damaged 4 out of 5 of the cooling pumps!  Blast damage has become an increasingly important part of this story.  These facilities in general are all about containment.  The buildup of explosive gas in this hostile environment has been hampering efforts to cool the reactors.

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