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    •  Sorry, forgot to publish diary from JNI group (2+ / 0-)
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      Is it worth deleting and publishing it again?

      •  No keep it you already have comments and (9+ / 0-)

        recs.  

        Most folks know the ROV are JNI productions.

        I'm glad you did this.  I clipped to articles about this last night, that make an additional point.

        10 Sv is as high as their Geiger Counters can measure. So, it is greater than 10 Sv but we don't know by how much.

        Joieau makes the accurate point is that this is a lethal dose.

        Tepco, and the Japanese government are straining their credibility, perhaps, beyond redemption, when they act surprised, as if they have just noticed this now, after almost five months of a Level 7 accident.

        How does one miss several hot spots of this magnitude for 5 months?

        They've lowered probes by crane, they have remote wide scan sensors that will note gamma rays, if not also beta rays,. by the inverse square law.

        They've had sensing robots in the plants for over 2 months, and live workers going in for months.

        Like we are supposed to beleive, "Ooops, look over here, a bright orange glowing spot, what could it mean?"

        Unless, this is a new recriticallity event, it makes the Japanese authorities look, ..... really bad.

        There's several stories I was also about to write up, about Japanese citiizens buying dosimeters so they can do their own readings.

        One grandmother, in Fukushima City, is causing all sort of problems by finding areas many, many times the official readings.

        Indpendend professors have come out and verified her findings.

        Tepco, and the Japanese government are bring great shame upon themselves, and all government authorities by their apparent lack of candor for the very first day.

        They've admitted they they knew they had a INES Level 7 accident from the first couple days, but suppressed the information, to avoid "undue public concern."

        This is a criminal act, and perhaps, even a Crime Against Humanity, as defined by the Geneva Conventions.

        I'm going to ask again that these failure to accurately disclose to the public, and the world, accurate information the governement has on deadly radiation releases, be investigated by the World Courts in Geneve and the Haque for possible prosecution, if direct evidence of intentional suppression can be found.

        This is disgraceful and an ongoing loss of face for the Japanese people that they would tolerate such behavior from their leaders.

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 03:57:51 PM PDT

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        •  Willful ignorance: (5+ / 0-)
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          TEPCO said on Aug. 2 that there were two more pipes nearby that apparently showed radiation in excess of 10 sieverts. The utility said it had not actually measured the radiation there and it had no plans to do so because there would be no one working there.
          ... or criminal incompetence? I have an open mind on the subject.

          "Our answer is more democracy, more openness, more humanity." ~Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg

          by Andhakari on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 09:58:51 PM PDT

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      •  Naw, looks like they got it. (2+ / 0-)
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        Thanks, rja. I've been pretty busy of late, so I'm very glad y'all are still on top of things.

        Have to ask, though. Is that first item in "Most Current News" for real? It reads...

        August 8, 2011 - Some good news about Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool.  On 7/31, the circulating cooling system for #4 SFP went into full-scale operation.  The temperature of the pool fell from 82~84 ̊C (As of 17:00, July 31) to 44°C (8/2 11:00).

        Aug 2, 2011 - Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(Handout at Press Conference)(26.9KB)

        Is August 8 a typo of yours, or a filing error from TEPCO per their press conference? I'd love for it to be the latter, as it would so beautifully illustrate that they're making it up as they go along, and are a week ahead of themselves! §;o)

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