Thursday, May 3, 2012

JAPAN FACING NO NUCLEAR PLANT IN SERVICE -SITUATION THE 5TH MAY 2012

Japan is running its economy and society without nuclear power first time for decades beginning the 5th of May this year. All of Japan's 54 nuclear reactors are out of commercial service from this weekend on. A growing majority of Japanese are against restarting any of the nuclear power plants when the cause and the real severity and all the consequences of Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant accident with 3 melt-out reactors and extremely dangerous reactor 4 with its spent fuel pool possibly collapsing and burning if severe earthquakes will occur is still not fully understood.

Link - The Economist: http://www.economist.com/node/21554239?fsrc=rss%7Casi

Over 70 organizations sent a letter to UN-Head Ban Ki-Moon: the world is in danger because of spent fuel pool of FD reactor4 - International Expertize is needed. The worst case scenario: about 85 times Chernobyl Cesium -release possible!

Link - Greenaction:
http://fukushima.greenaction-japan.org/2012/05/01/an-urgent-request-on-un-intervention-to-stabilize-the-fukushima-unit-4-spent-nuclear-fuel/


The problems of Talvivaara Uranium Mine in Northern Finland continue: lots of death birds found in processing water basin last week. The journalists that found the birds were stopped by police and the mining company is claiming they had no right to be there.

Link (in Finnish - use google translator) - HelsinginSanomat: http://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/Talvivaaran+allasalueelta+l%C3%B6ytyi+kymmeni%C3%A4+kuolleita+lintuja/a1305560856341 

(reminder: Talvivaara -critical marathon -blues by Carlos F-Major, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooXtDWjbX_4 :-)

JPS

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