year has passed since the accident at Fukushima nuclear power plant. Conditions
of the reactors cannot be explained as 'quasi-cold shutdown' as the government
asserts. Nuclear fuel has eroded the container vessels and nobody can tell what
is happening at the bottom areas. Tanks for contaminated water will be full
soon. The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) will not take responsibility
to store contaminated soil, rubble and incineration ash at their premises. The
company is a mafia addicted with nuclear power.
MAFIA BOSSES CALCULATE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
current situation at the Fukushima plant cannot be said to 'be under control'.
An extraordinary volume of nuclear fuel (at Reactor No.1 the entire volume was
lost) has been melted away to leak out from the pressure vessels and is eroding
the bottom of container vessels at the Reactors No. 1, 2 and 3. TEPCO announced
in November last year that it estimated the melted fuel erodes the cemented
part of bottom to reach the steel plate.
knows in what speed the erosion goes on, whether it has stopped or not and when
the bottom steel will be broken through.
January an industrial endoscope was inserted to the container vessel of Reactor
No.2 to film the interior. The job accompanied a risk of high-level radiation
exposure. But visibility was too poor to see the water surface due to thick
steam, much less the upper part of fuel. What happens in the lower part of
of Contaminated Water
the crippled plant a thousand tons of highly-radioactive water is purified on
the daily basis and a half of it is used as coolant to circulate. But fresh 500
tons of underground water flows daily into the reactor buildings at the Daiichi
Plant and this volume of water is sent to tanks as an extra. The reservoir
tanks can store in total 170 thousand tons. They will be full soon. What should
be done next?
is reluctant to build shielding walls to prevent underground water from
entering the buildings. It does not either want to isolate the reactors at the
bottom of container vessels by reinforcing with materials to endure erosion,
heat and earthquakes.
materials damage mountains, forests, fields, rice paddies, seas, lakes and
swamps. The Tokyo Bay gets contaminated at the bottom. Decontamination efforts
do not work at many places.
is not willing to process and store inside their own premises such soil, rubble
and ashes as contain highly radioactive materials. The wastes are kept in the
'interim storage facilities', but no decision has been made yet to set up some 'intermediate
disposal facilities', nor 'final processing facilities'.
people are forced to suffer, harm their health and die an earlier death. Families
are lost and jobs are destroyed. A life as a human being is crushed.
Allow Mafias to Survive
the reactors across the country will be shut down soon when regular inspections
are made. Total suspension of nuclear power in the country will be a sheer reality
soon. It has been proven that electricity is sufficient enough in supply for hot
summer, if priority is given to encourage thermal generation, which is combined
with an appropriate use of hydropower, flexible cooperation among the nine
utility companies, various kinds of independent power generation efforts and building
of joint thermal power plants between big users and utilities.
mafias, however, have not yet given up. They seek immediate profits and even
their tiny shares. Kansai Electric Power Co. is planning to resume operation,
beginning at the Oi Plant, Fukui Prefecture. The utility company overlooks the crisis
at Fukushima and underestimates a possibility of big earthquake.
Minister Noda Yoshihiko, a mafia boss in charge of political affairs, is to
extend lives of nuclear plants and to build up new plants both inside and
outside the country, taking advantage of a prospect of resumption.
Chairman of Policy Bureau of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ),
Maehara Seiji, the party's top leaders are in favor of resumption of operation
at the nuclear plants. The DPJ's Energy Project Team, headed by former Minister
of Economy, Industry and International Trade Ohata Akihiro, who represents the
Hitachi group, approves reoperation, too.
for the previous government party, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), it admits resumption
too. The party has set a moratorium of ten years to reach a conclusion over
nuclear power generation.
of mafias, represented by monopolies of electricity, machinery and heavy industries
must be isolated further. Let's keep struggling against nuclear power