Arnie Gundersen is interviewed by Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint program on Radio New Zealand. Important additions of this broadcast to the body of knowledge on the effects of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi include discussions on the safety and regulation of food (especially fish) both in Japan and that being exported from Japan and on the resources and effort needed to contain the situation at the nuclear power plant.
“Last Tuesday’s revelation that the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking contaminated water into the ocean and that the Japanese government has known about the spillage, confirms the fears of independent experts. Wayne looks at the aftermath of the disaster.”
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” TOKYO—As problems mount at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, more experts and overseers are accusing the operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. of incompetence in how it is dealing with one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents.
An advisory panel of outside experts—appointed by Tepco itself—blasted the utility on Friday for its slow release of information about a recent leak of radioactive water.
The panel, which is tasked with making recommendations to improve Tepco’s performance after the missteps surrounding the 2011 accident, said that the company needed to improve its risk management, communication and water-management planning. … “
” Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that the trench problem at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has cropped up again and is sending highly radioactive water into the sea.
The water in the underground passage, which runs under the turbine building of reactor 2, contains 2.35 billion becquerels of cesium per liter, roughly the same as that measured right after the crisis began in spring 2011. … ”
Christopher Hobson, a research fellow at the Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University, Tokyo, offers an informed recommendation of why it is important for the Nuclear Regulation Authority and Japanese government to directly take control of Fukushima Daiichi and take it out of the hands of Tokyo Electric.
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I recommend this video. The information is well put together. I could try to summarize it for you here, but you are better informed by simply watching it.
This next short video contains a very condensed version of some of the information above, including Tokyo Electric’s admitting to the long-term leaking of radiation into the Pacific Ocean.
RT America interviews a Greenpeace activist about Greenpeace’s testing of radiation levels in and around Fukushima and fish in the Pacific Ocean. They also discuss the safety of nuclear energy and global trends toward the shutting down and phasing out of nuclear power plants.