Thursday, June 30, 2011

IAEA reports, nuke profits


Radiological Monitoring and Consequences of Fukushima Nuclear Accident (2 June 2011)

IAEA Marine Environment Monitoring of Fukushima Nuclear Accident (2 June 2011)

The Japan Times Online

38 years of nuke profit up in smoke?

By analyzing Tepco's financial statements, Oshima put its cumulative profits from its nuclear power business at ¥3.995 trillion between the business years of 1970 and 2007, which ended in March 2008. Tepco operates three nuclear power plants — the six-reactor Fukushima No. 1 plant, four-reactor Fukushima No. 2 plant and seven-reactor Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. faces a potential damages bill exceeding its profits from nuclear power generation over a 38-year period beginning in 1970, the year it opened the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant, according to a recent study.
The cost of power generation per kilowatt hour came to ¥10.68 for nuclear power, ¥9.90 for thermal power and ¥7.26 for hydraulic power on average during the 38-year period, when expenses for disposal of radioactive waste and subsidizing... local governments hosting nuclear plants are added to direct costs, he said.
The cost of nuclear power rose to ¥12.23 per kwh when pumped-up water power generation using power generated by reactors at night is taken into account, the economist added.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Strontium and strange animals

("Now They Tell Us" Series) Strontium Was Detected 62 Kilometers from Fukushima I in April and May

東日本大震災と原発事故: Mutant Rabbit Born Near Fukushima Daiichi

A new-born rabbit without ears is seen in Namie City which is located just outside the 30km exclusion zone of the Fukushima Daiichi

Cat gets caught barking by a human and resumes meowing


You as a Dog

Soylent Brown

Japan scientist synthesizes meat from human feces
Somehow this feels like a Vonnegut plotline: population boom equals food shortage. Solution? Synthesize food from human waste matter. Absurd yes, but Japanese scientists have actually discovered a way to create edible steaks from human feces.
"Throw another $#!* on the barbee!" Maybe they could aim for catfood or dogfood instead. Algae? Biodiesel? Wouldn't you rather eat soylent green?

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Radiation

Got the little 2-page paper from city hall. Online:
They measured radiation at a dozen or so schools around town. Numbers ranged from 0.14 microsieverts/hr to 0.69 microsieverts/hr. These new official numbers are about 3-15 times the levels reported for Ichikawa or Tokyo at
or at
(0.044µ, 0.051µ)

Saturday, June 11, 2011


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Thursday, June 09, 2011

wats gud fr dh guus…

White House & NRC Recommend 50 Mile Fukushima Evacuation, Yet Insist US Safe With Only 10
Fairewinds' chief engineer Arnie Gundersen emphasizes the need to enlarge evacuation zones around US nuclear plants to 50 miles. Reducing US evacuation zones to only 10 miles during a nuclear power accident compromises public safety.

White House & NRC Recommend 50 Mile Fukushima Evacuation, Yet Insist US Safe With Only 10 from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.

Feishal rekagnishan (feisbuk)

Facebook rolls out facial recognition for all
Last year Facebook rolled out its facial recognition feature, which allows users to tag their friends in photos based on facial features. When the feature was first announced, it was limited...
Skynet NEEDS facial recognition in order for its terminators to function correctly. That's why it sent "Mark Zuckerberg" back to create it.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Brian Eno as Guest DJ on NPR

Guest DJ Brian Eno : NPR
In advance of his new album Drums Between the Bells, the influential artist and producer shares some of his favorite new and old music.