Public employment security office recruits temporary Fukushima worker for frozen wall / 755,700 JPY per month

Temporary Fukushima workers for frozen water wall are recruited on the internet by Yokohama south Employment Security Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

The employer is Takako construction Co., LTD [Website]. They plan to employ 5 workers but the contract term is only 4 months because of the extremely high exposure dose expected.

The candidates are not required to have any experience or license to work for the frozen water wall project. Specifically, the potential workers are supposed to be involved in test installation, installation of the pipes and working platform.

They announce the monthly salary will be 526,700 ~ 755,700 JPY excluding the dormitory and food expenses.

You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 20 - August 26, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 1 volcano from August 20 – August 26, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 20 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Bardarbunga, IcelandOngoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Fuego, Guatemala | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Kusatsu-Shiranesan, Honshu (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Pacaya, Guatemala | Popocatepetl, Mexico | Reventador, Ecuador | Sabancaya, Peru | San Miguel, El Salvador | Santa Maria, Guatemala |… »

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WIPP; Cause Still Unknown, Missing Records, State Radiation Monitoring Lapsed

The LA Times covers the ongoing issues at WIPP. Their findings match with ours in our efforts to follow the events after the explosion in the mine. Records kept at WIPP have many missing records in the public inventory system. We have asked WIPP and DOE officials multiple times through multiple channels why the inventory system has so many blank and missing record files. They have repeatedly refused to provide an explanation for the blank barrel records or to explain when that would be corrected.
The Times also points out during the initial incident there was no radiation protection staff at the plant and they were unable to locate the on call person. It also took 13 hours to set up the emergency response center.
The state of New Mexico has admitted they did not have radiation monitoring staff in the Carlsbad office. An EPA review found missing, mis-dated and incorrect radiation …

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Geomagnetic storm in progress, auroras visible at high latitudes

Plasma cloud unleashed by M-class solar flare on August 22 reached our planed early Wednesday, August 27. Wind speeds increased from near 280 km/s to 340 km/s while density remained primarily between 5-10 p/cc (protons per cubic centimeter).Active to minor storm (G1) conditions are expected throughout the day with a chance for a major geomagnetic storm level (G2). CME effects are expected to wane by the end of the day, replaced by the arrival of a positive polarity CH/HSS on August 29. Unsettled to active conditions are expected on August 29. Quiet to unsettled conditions are forecast for August 30 ad the CH/HSS impacts subside.Potential impacts: area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude, weak power grid fluctuations can occur, minor impact o… »

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Fukushima Disaster Interviews Clear Up Evacuation Of Daiichi Question

A new report released by Kyodo News seems to clear up what transpired and who may have wanted to abandon Fukushima Daiichi at the height of the meltdowns.
The series of events are outlined as far as who said or did what during those hours, these are in time order based on either a date/time stamp or Kyodo’s narrative:
1. Susumu Kawamata (TEPCO) told Banri Kaida (NISA) “I’m sorry. We’ve tried many things, but we are in a situation beyond our control,” (no date/time given)
2. Akio Komori (TEPCO) told TEPCO home office from his location in the field in Fukushima that “If we don’t make a decision at some point, things could get crazy. Please start setting the criteria for evacuation,” (7:30pm March 14, 2011)
3. Sakae Muto (TEPCO) “ordered his subordinates at the head office to craft an evacuation plan” (no date/time given)
4. Masao Yoshida (TEPCO – Daiichi plant chief) “started arrangements to secure buses“
5. Masataka Shimizu …

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