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Fukushima 04/16/2011

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This post is mainly to catch up on details that need covering. That Slightly Radioactive Water That was dumped into the sea to make room for the storage of much more highly radioactive water. We now have some figures on just how radioactive that water was. “Slightly” was an understatement. They discharged a total of […]

Posted by neonjohn on April 16th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | Comment now »

Fukushima 1 month later

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OK, so I’m 3 days late. That’s about par for me. Besides, good things take longer! Lots of stuff to talk about. INES Level 7 It took awhile but politics are now entering the picture. I refer to the very unfortunate uprating of the Fukushima incident to Level 7, the same level as Chernobyl. This […]

Posted by neonjohn on April 15th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | Comment now »

About that Radiation

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Since things are settling in at Fukushima for the long haul, I thought that I’d take a moment or two and discuss the nature and effects of radiation. Lots of folks talk about radiation but few outside the industry know much about it. I want to take a moment here to congratulate TEPCO (Tokyo Electric […]

Posted by neonjohn on April 10th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | 4 Comments »

Fukushima is a Success

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Fukushima simply worked and is still working. With 3 reactor buildings laying in ruins and a dry spent fuel pit, that may seem like a strange statement to make but bear with me and I’ll back it up. The media likes to refer to what happened at the plant as a disaster. To me it’s […]

Posted by neonjohn on April 10th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | Comment now »





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