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August 09 2017


"Wir müssen Nuklearwaffen vollkommen ausmerzen, damit die Welt ein sicherer Platz zum Leben wird" (Toshiki Fujimori, Anführer der Überlebendenorganisation Hidankyo). Heute vor 72 Jahren traf eine US-Atombombe die Stadt Nagasaki – mit verheerenden Folgen.

August 07 2017

Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Our Government Has Never Apologized

from globalresearch.ca (August 5, 2017):

We, the undersigned, represent a coalition of concerned peace organizations and citizens of the United States who are advocating the importance of abolishing nuclear weapons globally, toward a more peaceful world. We are gathering here, in front of the office of the Consulate General of Japan in New York, with a bouquet of flowers to express our sincere regrets and apologies for the deaths of those killed by our nation’s atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a war crime and crime against humanity, although our government has never apologized. We wish to extend our deep condolences and apology to those atomic bomb survivors (Hibakusha) who have endured great mental and physical hardships for over seven decades as a result of the horrific bombings.

First, we appeal to Japan to play a leadership role in supporting and promoting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by the UN on July 7, 2017 with overwhelming support from 122 member states. It states clearly the prohibition from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons. We urge that the Japanese government act in a timely fashion to complete the domestic legislative process, so that Japan can sign and ratify the treaty soon after it opens for signature at the UN in New York this September.

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After more than seven decades of nuclear deterrence policy, the global consensus undeniably agrees that the world has become more dangerous under such a policy. 122 member states clearly showed their common ground that peace cannot be achieved by the existence of nuclear weapons. We promise to keep raising our voices to press our own government, and call for signing and ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, agreeing to begin to remove all the existing nuclear weapons from operational status and destroy them in accordance with this international document.

In addition, we are deeply troubled by the security implications of Japan’s stockpile of 48 tons of separated plutonium in conjunction with the start-up of Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant, scheduled for late 2018, which will have an estimated capacity to separate up to an additional 8 tons of plutonium annually. Such a large stockpile of separated plutonium is a proliferation threat as well as a target to nuclear terrorism and could become a grave environmental disaster if another nuclear accident happens.

Rokkasho reprocessing plant

The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel requires excessive costs. It has serious environmental concerns and safety risks to workers and local citizens, as we have seen at the Hanford Nuclear Site in the United States.

On July 17, 2018, the US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement will mature. It will be automatically extended unless either the US or Japan notifies the other country six months prior to termination. We are deeply worried about the extending of this Agreement, and its impact on the security of the Northeast Asian region and the rest of the world.

Instead of extending the US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement, we propose the US and Japan jointly cooperate to:

(1) Discuss alternative energy policies;

(2) Implement nuclear-free policies;

(3) Review issues associated with Japan’s existing stockpile of 48 tons of separated plutonium and analyze ways to store them safely and securely with independent third-party experts and all stakeholders, including those whose lands and waters are being put at risk;

(4) Conduct risk assessment and comprehensive reviews on reprocessing spent fuel in Japan; and,

(5) Supply and exchange information and technology on how to contain and monitor Japan’s plutonium stockpile and radioactive waste materials from nuclear facilities and nuclear accidents in order to keep them out of the food, water, air, and land of local citizens for future generations.

Victimized by the use of atomic bombs, Japan has also been a victim of the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident since Chernobyl, suffering from massive radiation leaks that have spread well into the Pacific Ocean; the evacuation of more than 150,000 people, most of whom haven’t yet been able to return home; and a rise in thyroid cancer among children, among some of the known adverse effects. The use of nuclear technology, whether military or civilian, comes with enormous risks and incalculable consequences. Effective global nuclear disarmament will not be possible as long as we allow commercial uses of plutonium and highly enriched uranium.

Finally, your constitution has an inspiring introduction clause which recognizes that “all peoples of the world have the right to live in peace, free from fear and want.” Japan has learned the benefits of a strong culture of peace, while the U.S. increasingly moves toward the economy of war. Article 9 of your peace constitution is more powerful and honorable than the possession of nuclear weapons. It is more persuasive than the policy of nuclear deterrence or a reliance on a “nuclear umbrella.”

Thus, our coalition calls on Japan to protect its peace constitution, discard its military reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella, and say NO to the extension of the US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement in order to build a more humane and safer world, one free from the terror and fear of nuclear weapons.

NO MORE HIROSHIMA
NO MORE NAGASAKI
NO MORE WAR
NO MORE HIBAKUSHA
NEVER AGAIN!

August 4, 2017

Co-signed by:
Brooklyn for Peace, Catholic Worker NYC, Coalition Against Nukes, Council on Intelligent Energy & Conservation Policy (CIECP), Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space , Granny Peace Brigade, International Action Network on Small Arms, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, NYC War Resisters League, Pax Christi Metro NY, Peace Action Fund of New York State, Peace Boat US, Radiation Exposure AwarenessCrusaders for Humanity-Marshall Islands, The Ribbon International, Veterans for Peace (National), Veterans for Peace – Chapter 34 (NYC), The NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, The NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World, Beyond Nuclear

Endorsed by:
Cora Weiss (UN Representative of the International Peace Bureau), Carol Reilley Urner (Emerita, national DISARM/End War Issue Committee of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section), Norma Field (Author and emeritus professor of East Asian studies at the University of Chicago), Ann Wright (retired United States Army colonel), Barry Ladendorf (president of Veterans for Peace), Tarak Kauff (board member of Veterans for Peace), Bruce K. Gagnon (Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space), Regis Tremblay (independent filmmaker), Will Griffin (Peace Report, board member of Veterans for Peace), Mariko Bender (Child Advocate, WNSCR, Westport for Japan), Anthony Donovan (author/filmmaker), David McReynolds (former chairperson of WRL International), Priscilla Star (Coalition Against Nukes), Desmond Narain Doulatram (Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity-Marshall Islands)

Contact info:
Veterans For Peace-Chapter 34 (NYC), P.O. Box 8150, New York, NY 10116-8150

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August 01 2017

Nicht alle negativen Schlagzeilen über die Atomkraft sind der Sicherheit geschuldet. Manchmal ist es auch ganz normales "Großprojekte der öffentlichen Hand"-Versagen.


In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities said on Monday that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to showcase advanced nuclear technology but has since been plagued by delays and cost overruns.


The two reactors, which have cost the utilities roughly $9 billion, remain less than 40 percent built.


https://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a77e75e9

July 29 2017


Pensez à participer à la consultation publique lancée en été par l'ASN, jusqu'au 12 septembre

July 26 2017

Urgent Messages from Murata-San – Open Source Truth

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Mitsuhei Murata, former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland and nuclear opponent, says:

“It is simply scandelous to organize Olympic baseball and football games in Fukushima without reassuring its safety as required by civil society. The IOC is increasingly criticized for this.”

“The pitiful downfall of TOSHIBA undeniably symbolizes the beginning of the end of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The mainstream of the world still permits and promotes the existence of more than 440 nuclear reactors, now considered as the most serious threat to security. This mainstream undeniably needs a change.”

He’s calling for “honorable retreat” from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Mr. Murata also quotes US nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson as saying, “The inhumanity of the Japanese government toward the Fukushima disaster refugees is appalling.”

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July 23 2017

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Mehr als sechs Jahre nach dem Super-GAU im japanischen AKW Fukushima hat ein Unterwasserroboter dort geschmolzenen Kernbrennstoff gefunden. Darauf sollen die Bilder hindeuten, die der ferngesteuerte Apparat vom Boden des gefluteten Reaktors 3 übermittelt hat.

Der Betreiberkonzern TEPCO teilte mit, dass die Aufnahmen höchstwahrscheinlich geschmolzenen Brennstoff zeigten. Der mit zwei Kameras ausgerüstete, 30 Zentimeter lange Roboter habe die Brennstoffüberreste in ein Meter dicken Schichten am Boden des zerstörten Reaktorbehälters gefunden.

TEPCO muss wissen, wo sich der Brennstoff in jedem der drei havarierten Reaktoren befindet, um herauszufinden, was die beste und sicherste Methode ist, ihn herauszuholen. Eine vollständige Stilllegung der Atomruine Fukushima dürfte Schätzungen zufolge etwa 30 bis 40 Jahre dauern. 



https://deutsch.rt.com/newsticker/54555-vermutlich-geschmolzener-kernbrennstoff-in-fukushima-entdeckt/

map: thyroid cancer cases among those in Fukushima who were a) 18 or younger at the time of the March 2011 meltdown, and b) born afterwards (including suspected cases). total: 190 as of March 31 2017.

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Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant

AP via nuclear-news.net (Jul. 22 2017):

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An underwater robot captured images of solidified lava-like rocks Friday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago.

Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the robot found large amounts of lava-like debris apparently containing fuel that had flowed out of the core into the primary containment vessel of the Unit 3 reactor at Fukushima. The plant was destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

Cameras mounted on the robot showed extensive damage caused by the core meltdown, with fuel debris mixed with broken reactor parts, suggesting the difficult challenges ahead in the decades-long decommissioning of the destroyed plant.

Experts have said the fuel melted and much of it fell to the chamber’s bottom and is now covered by radioactive water as deep as 6 meters (20 feet). The fuel, during meltdown, also likely melted its casing and other metal structures inside the reactor, forming rocks as it cooled.

TEPCO spokesman Takahiro Kimoto said it was the first time a robot camera has captured what is believed to be the melted fuel.

“That debris has apparently fallen from somewhere higher above. We believe it is highly likely to be melted fuel or something mixed with it,” Kimoto said. He said it would take time to analyze which portions of the rocks were fuel.

In an earlier survey Wednesday, the robot found severe damage in the vessel, including key structures that were broken and knocked out of place.

The robot, nicknamed “the Little Sunfish,” on Friday went inside a structure called the pedestal for a closer look. TEPCO plans to send the robot farther down on Saturday in hopes of finding more melted fuel and debris.

Experts have said the melted fuel is most likely to have landed inside the pedestal after breaching the core.

Kimoto said the robot probe in its two missions has captured a great deal of useful information and images showing the damage inside the reactor, which will help experts eventually determine a way to remove the melted fuel, a process expected to begin sometime after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“It’s still just the beginning of the (decades-long) decommissioning. There is still a long way to go, including developing the necessary technology,” he said. “But it’s a big step forward.”

Locating and analyzing the fuel debris and damage in each of the three wrecked reactors is crucial for decommissioning the plant. The search for melted fuel in the two other reactors has so far been unsuccessful because of damage and extremely high radiation levels.

The submersible robot, about the size of a loaf of bread, is equipped with lights, maneuvers with five propellers and collects data with two cameras and a dosimeter. It is controlled remotely by a group of four operators. It was co-developed by Toshiba Corp., the electronics, nuclear and energy company charged with helping clean up the plant, and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning, a government-funded consortium.

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July 20 2017

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A Germany nuclear plant was damaged because its operators increased and decreased its output to respond to energy grid fluctuations. The incident supports the theory that nuclear and renewable energy generation are incompatible.
The Brokdorf nuclear power station, located in northern Germany, was taken offline in February after maintenance showed its reactor’s fuel rods had begun to unexpectedly oxidise.
A regional nuclear supervisory body has now ruled that the plant can be booted back up but only in “safe mode”, according to Schleswig-Holstein’s energy transition minister.



https://www.euractiv.com/section/electricity/news/german-nuclear-damage-shows-atomic-and-renewable-power-are-unhappy-bedfellows/
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was da auch immer untergeht in der debatte um diese schrottigen dreckschleudern:

in die (bau-)gleiche kategorie mit genau den gleichen problemen fällt dann auch mühleberg.

danke, ihr schweizer atom-idioten!
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July 19 2017

Aus der beliebten Reihe "bei UNS ist Atomkraft SICHER", heute: 
Die belgischen Schrottmeiler Tihange und Doel waren anscheinend schon vor ihrem initialen Anschalten Schrott.
Denn an der Geschichte der AKW ist brisant, dass die Dokumente über den Zustand der Druckbehälter bei ihrer Herstellung verschwunden sind – das hat die Fanc auch bestätigt. „Dies begründet den Verdacht, dass die Dokumentationen über diese Risse vom Betreiber/Hersteller unterdrückt worden sind. Alleine diese Tatsache müsste zur vorläufigen Einstellung des Betriebs der Anlage führen“, schreibt der renommierte Atomwissenschaftler Wolfgang Renneberg in einem Gutachten.

Meiner Meinung nach hätte es für DIE Erkenntnis keinen renommierten Atomwissenschaftler gebraucht.




https://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a791a95e
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July 18 2017


“Releasing (tritium) into the sea will create a new wave of unfounded rumors, making our efforts all for naught,” Kanji Tachiya, head of a local fishermen cooperative, told the Japan Times."
I've got news for you Mr Tachiya, there's nothing un-foundered about our concerns.
1) Our concerns are totally justifiable.
2) We know we cannot trust Tepco to release water whose only radionuclides are tritium.
I see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Near term human extinction as a result of runaway abrupt climate change will spare us the multi-generational genetic destruction of Fukushima Daiichi and a multitude of other nuclear disasters.



http://www.neonnettle.com/news/2407-tepco-confirm-plans-to-release-entire-fukushima-waste-into-ocean
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