Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire

Major Energy and Environmental News and Commentary affecting the Nuclear Industry.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fukushima Updates 11/20

Here are the topic summaries from today's Fukushima updates. Please click the link for the full reports.
The December 16th national election could usher in a new, less-antinuclear energy policy because it seems the DPJ will no longer control the Tokyo government... Fear of radiation continues to hinder repopulation of the restricted zones around Fukushima Daiichi... The Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) says Tepco is prepared for a sudden Spent Fuel Pool water loss at Fukushima Daiichi unit #3... About 80,000 tons of sewage residues with Cesium contamination above the 8000 Becquerel per kilogram (Bb/kg) national standard has not been disposed of... At least one Tokyo restaurant is not afraid to use Fukushima foodstuffs, and their business is hopping... A trout caught in Fukushima’s Niida River has a radioactive Cesium content of 11,400 Becquerels per kilogram. In addition, a smallmouth bass and catfish caught at Mano dam in Fukushima have 4,400 and 3,000 Bq/kg, respectively.

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