Bottom line - Artificial Island, home of Salem Units 1 and 2 and
Hope Creek, is an Artificial Island, built on mud, with no foundation that
reaches bedrock; and The Island is near a earthquake fault line.
Yes, South Jersey is not as seismically active as Japan. But NONE of
the 3 nukes were built to withstand more than perhaps a 5.0 quake.
You want to gamble? Go to Borgata, not by extending the 3 nukes
lives by 20 years.
Our thought and prayers go out to the people of Japan.
UNPLUG Salem Campaign
News Updates from Citizens For
12 Mar 2011
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Radiation leaking from
Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant
--Report that nuclear building's outer structure blown off --Core
could become 'molten mass' - risk consultancy --Quake shifted earth's
axis and main island of Japan 12 Mar 2011 Radiation leaked from an
unstable Japanese nuclear reactor north of Tokyo on Saturday, the government
said, after an explosion blew the roof off the facility in the wake of a
massive earthquake. The developments raised fears of a disastrous meltdown
at the plant, which was damaged by Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake, the
strongest ever recorded in Japan.
Explosion Destroys Walls of Japanese Nuclear Reactor Building, NHK
12 Mar 2011 An explosion occurred at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station
north of Tokyo, destroying the walls of the No. 1 reactor building, NHK
Television said. The report came after the government said a reactor may be
melting. Smoke was rising around the nuclear reactor after an aftershock
from yesterday’s quake struck, Ryohei Shiomi, a spokesman at the country’s
nuclear safety agency said by phone.
Japan's Fukushima No.1
nuclear power plant explodes
--30 million people 'may be experiencing nuclear meltdown' 12 Mar
2011 A Japanese nuclear power plant exploded today, television footage
showed, a day after a massive earthquake damaged the facility's cooling
system, as nearby residents were warned to stay indoors. Nuclear authorities
had earlier warned that the Fukushima No 1 plant, located about 250km
northeast of Tokyo, an urban area of 30 million people, "may be experiencing
a nuclear meltdown". The plant's cooling system was damaged in the quake
that hit yesterday, leaving the government scrambling to fix the problem and
evacuate more than 45,000 residents within a 10km radius. Public broadcaster
NHK today said that a blast had been heard at about 3.30pm local time and
showed delayed footage of smoke billowing from the site, also reporting that
the reactor building had been destroyed.
Huge blast at Japan
nuclear power plant
12 Mar 2011 A massive explosion has struck a Japanese nuclear power plant
after Friday's devastating earthquake. A huge pall of smoke was seen coming
from the plant at Fukushima and several workers were injured. Japanese
officials fear a meltdown at one of the plant's reactors after radioactive
material was detected outside it... Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan
declared a state of emergency at the Fukushima 1 and 2 power plants as
engineers try to confirm whether a reactor at one of the stations has gone
Japan Reactor Fuel Rods
May Have Begun to Melt, Atomic Safety Agency Says
12 Mar 2011 A nuclear reactor in the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station about
220 kilometers (140 miles) north of Tokyo may be starting to melt down after
Japan’s biggest earthquake on record hit the area yesterday. Fuel rods at
the No. 1 reactor at the plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. may be
melting after radioactive Cesium material left by atomic fission was
detected near the site, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, spokesman Yuji
Kakizaki said by phone today. "If the fuel rods are melting and this
continues, a reactor meltdown is possible," Kakizaki said. A
meltdown refers to a heat buildup in the core of such an intensity it melts
the floor of the reactor containment housing.
Evacuation area expanded to 20km radius
The prefectural government of Fukushima has expanded the evacuation area
around Fukushima Number 1 Power Station from an earlier established 10-kilometer
radius to a 20-kilometer radius.
The decision was made at the instruction of the prime minister's office shortly
before 6:30 PM, local time, at a nuclear disaster task force meeting on
The prefectural government is working to determine which towns and villages fall
under the new evacuation order. It is maintaining an evacuation instruction for
a 10-kilometer radius around the Number 2 Power Station.
Saturday, March 12, 2011 20:14 +0900 (JST)
Coalition for Peace and Justice
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "CNIC" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:29:07 AM
Subject: [NukeNet] CNIC Statement re Nuclear Disaster in Japan
Statement re the Nuclear and Earthquake Disaster Unfolding in Japan
The Citizens' Nuclear Information Center (CNIC) is deeply concerned
for the health and safety of the people affected by the earthquakes
and tsunamis that have struck Japan over the last two days. We are
particularly concerned for the people in the vicinity of nuclear power
plants, including workers who are trying to minimize the scope of the
Unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is in a state of
meltdown. A nuclear disaster which the promoters of nuclear power in
Japan said wouldn't happen is in progress. It is occurring as a result
of an earthquake that they said would not happen.
This could and should have been predicted. It was predicted by
scientists and NGOs such as CNIC. We warned that Japan's nuclear power
plants could be subjected to much stronger earthquakes and much bigger
tsunamis than they were designed to withstand.
Besides the question about how this accident will unfold, the big
question now is, will the government and the nuclear industry
acknowledge its mistakes and change track?
Last December the Japanese government began a review of its nuclear
energy policy. The review was commenced in the spirit of essentially
confirming the existing policy. That approach is no longer viable. The
direction of the policy review must be completely reversed. It must be
redirected towards developing a policy of phasing out nuclear energy
as smoothly and swiftly as possible.
International Liaison Officer
Citizens' Nuclear Information Center
Phone: 81-3-3357-3800 (office)
Phone: 81-3-3708-2898 (home)
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