Tepco messes up Fukushima clean-up


This music video says about itself:

Japanski Vjetar (Fukushima & Chernobyl – prog punk rock) – Sanjin

In March 2011 I wrote a song dedicated to the accident in Fukushima. It is in Bosnian and the text dwells on the topic of nuclear power, weapons and waste – in a punk poetic way. The music is composed by Mikael Edebro and the guitar played by Emil Rolof. I, Sanjin Đumišić, did the lyrics, song and video. For the lyrics in Bosnian and English, here is the link.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Fukushima clean-up suspended sagain

Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, Tepco, admitted today that it had again suspended a trouble-plagued system used to clean radiation-tainted water.

Tepco put its advanced liquid processing system (Alps) on standby mode after it found processed water was clouded and unusually high in calcium.

Why the levels had become elevated was not known, a Tepco spokesman said.

The system is intended to clean radiation-tainted water used to cool reactors at the Fukushima Dai’ichi plant.

Alps has three lines, one of which has already been stopped for the same problem while the third is not functioning properly.

Tepco has repeatedly shut down the system because of a series of glitches since operations began last year.

The operator is struggling to handle the growing volume of contaminated water at Fukushima and thousands of gallons are being stored on site with no way of disposing of it.

Outcome of battle against radioactive water at Fukushima plant in doubt — Mainichi: here.

Record high radiation in seawater off Fukushima plant — The Japan Times: here.

Journalist makes documentary film after spending 2 years in Fukushima — Mainichi: here.

Number of Fukushima kids with thyroid cancer jumps by 17 from Dec — The Japan Times; Radiation exposure to butterflies — Smithsonian.com: here.

Editorial: Startling Fukushima testimony raises grave questions — The Asahi Shimbun: here.

Tepco pumping contaminated groundwater into the Pacific: here.

Manga about Fukushima cleanup operation becomes hit in Japan: here.

Government shows no intention of disclosing Fukushima disaster interviews — The Asahi Shimbun: here.

Tritium levels at Fukushima No. 1 well top Pacific dumping limit, Tepco admits — The Japan Times: here.

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