Underground ice wall to contain Fukushima leaks gets official approval

Japanese authorities gave the go-ahead yesterday to the construction of an underground ice wall around the nuclear reactors of the crippled Fukushima plant in attempt to slow down the build-up of radioactive water. Experts are still questioning whether giant ice wall will actually work. The Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the project after dismissing the idea that it could have a significant negative impact on subterranean watercourses and on the stability of the subsoil under the plant. “Today we confirmed that the possible scale of ground sinkage will not be significant, and that was the secondary effect we feared most from building the wall,” Toyoshi Fuketa, one of the experts of the authority, said. (GP)The construction of 1.5 km long i… »

Source: Solar News

Evacuees Gain Compensation For Voluntary Evacuation

A court in Kyoto has found in favor of an evacuee who left Fukushima prefecture for Kyoto but was not under an evacuation order. The man in his 40′s moved his family away from Fukushima but has struggled with PTSD and has been unable to work. The court granted provisional compensation for ongoing living expenses. It appears that is just a temporary measure as the courts work on determining any permanent compensation.
This ruling may open the door for others who fled or were unable to stay in their homes but have fallen outside the current compensation system. Namie evacuees recently accepted an arbitration body’s ruling to increase monthly compensation amounts. TEPCO has not confirmed they will also accept the agreement.
image credit | thenextweb
This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team
Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org

All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from …

Source: Fukushima Sub

Shiveluch spews ash 10 km into the air, Kamchatka

Kamchatkan Shiveluch volcano had another strong eruption at 22:45 UTC on May 26, 2014 and spewed ash up to 10 km into the air, according to KVERT. Volcanic alert level is on orange.Satellite data showed an ash cloud extended up to 850 km (520 miles) to the south from the volcano. However, it poses no hazard to nearby populated localities.KVERT said a growth of the lava dome continues. Moderate ash explosions, fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompanies this process.At 04:15 UTC today, when latest KVERT notice was issued, volcanic eruption was still underway. At 02:56 UTC, the height of ash plume was estimated to 3 km a.s.l.Previous strong eruption of Shiveluch occurred late on May 12… »

Source: Solar News

Asahi Shimbun Releases Yoshida Testimony On Fukushima Daiichi

Asahi Shimbun has continued to release portions of an interview between the late Fukushima Daiichi plant manager Masao Yoshida and a government investigation team. The series of articles have had multiple revelations about the early days of the disaster. We will have more reporting on the findings and what they might mean as the articles are released. The Japanese government has refused to release the interviews claiming Yoshida didn’t want them made public. The government has also refused to release the testimony of others at the plant claiming a need for privacy but would not even release statements with names removed.
More extensive versions along with audio recordings have been released by Asahi Shimbun in Japanese. An abbreviated set is available in English.
http://ajw.asahi.com/tag/Yoshida%20testimony
http://digital.asahi.com/special/yoshida_report
This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team
Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org

All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other …

Source: Fukushima Sub

Fukushima Ice Wall Gets Go Ahead

The NRA in Japan has given the go ahead for installation of the ice wall around the reactor buildings. There were concerns about the wall causing land to subside in the reactor block area. NRA had asked for additional information. No details were given about what information was submitted in order to gain NRA’s approval.
http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2014/05/292307.html
This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team
Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org

All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission.

Source: Fukushima Sub

Massive landslide swept through Mesa County, western Colorado, U.S.

A massive landslide swept through Mesa County in western Colorado, U.S., on May 25, 2014. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, three people are missing. The slide occurred after a day of rain and a smaller slide earlier in a day.According to Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey the three men who are reported missing went to check on their irrigation water that had been disrupted. From there they went to check on the first slide.It’s believed a second slide happened while they were in that area and they may have been caught in it.The site is located along Salt Creek Road, also known as 601/2 Road, near Vega State Park, east of Collbran. It is 800 m (0.5 miles) wide and about 3.2 – 4.8 km (2 – 3 miles) long. At th… »

Source: Solar News