Fukushima nuclear plant
Fukushima nuclear plant is the world's biggest nuclear plant at the East coast of Japan.
Fukushima has two parts, "first" with coordinates http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.421389,141.0325&spn=0.01,0.01&t=m&q=37.421389,141.0325
and the Second, with coordinates http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.319444,141.021111&spn=0.01,0.01&t=m&q=37.319444,141.021111
All the reactors at Fukushima are built-up above the ground. Past century, Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov had told, that the above–ground nuclear reactors should be prohibited by the special law ; up to year 2011, such reactors are not yet prohibited. Until the Fucushima catastrophe (2011 March 11-April) many people in the Fukushima prefecture believed that the reactors are safe.
After the earthquake 2011 March 11, the First plant at Fukushima had serious problems: the tsunami damaged the cooling system; the overheating caused seres of explosions and wide radioactive contamination of the Honshu island and Pacific ocean. This catastrophe is described in the article Fukushima disaster; the questions about Fukushima (and the nuclear energetics in general) are collected at Fukushima disaster, questions.
Masataka Shimizu (president of Tepco which owns the Fukushima nuclear plants), and Kan Naoto (prime minister of Japan), are suspected in hiding information about the Fukushima disaster . Such an information would allow the farmers to collect the premature harvest and to sell the cattle to the meat factories before the food gets contaminated with unstable isotopes. Practically, the map of contamination was released only in June–July, about of three months after the catastrophe .
- http://www.sakharov-archive.ru/Raboty/Rabot_22.htm А. Д. Сахаров. ПРЕДИСЛОВИЕ К ПОВЕСТИ Г. МЕДВЕДЕВА «ЧЕРНОБЫЛЬСКАЯ ТЕТРАДЬ» ..Лично я убежден, что ядерная энергетика необходима человечеству и должна развиваться, но только в условиях практически полной безопасности, что реально требует размещения реакторов под землей. Нужен международный закон, запрещающий наземное расположение реакторов. Медлить нельзя. (in Russian)
- http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/21/business/la-fi-japan-quake-tepco-20110322 E. Scott Reckard. Fukushima nuclear plant's owner is slammed for lacking candor. March 21, 2011.
- Larry Geller. Japan reportedly adopts censorship policy to control info on Fukushima disaster. Tuesday, May 03, 2011.
- http://www.nnistar.com/gmap/fukushima.html Radiation dose measured by MEXT and local governments at 1 or 0.5 meter height. (zoomable map)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KzABEkkc10 Japan nuclear plant fukushima- heavy explosions (March 12, 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZnhwJwX1E New Chernobyl// Nuclear Emergency in Japan by the 8.9 Earthquake. nuclearatomicbomb, Mar 12, 2011. (In Japanese)
http://www.mext.go.jp/component/english/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2011/03/20/1303972_2010.pdf Readings at Monitoring Post out of 20 Km Zone of Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP As of 10:00 March 20, 2011.