Fukushima one year on

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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:48 pm

sparks wrote:It might just as easily be in the concrete below or the dirt below that Rob. Besides, those dribbles of corium hardly represent all of the core material.

Wherever it is it is under the reactor.
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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by sparks » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:42 am

BWAHAHA...
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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by robinson » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:18 pm

Well, it took almost four years to figure out and photograph Three Mile island, and that was a partial meltdown (not melt through like the three Fukushima reactors), with all the fuel still in the reactor. So 6 years to get a video of reactor 3 fuel is pretty good.
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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by robinson » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:19 pm

Unlike Chernobyl, at least they are planning on doing something about it.
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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by Witness » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:28 pm

Japan Government Not Responsible For Fukushima: Court

Tokyo: A Japanese court ruled Friday that the plant operator not the government was responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ordering the former to pay damages.

The district court in Chiba near Tokyo said the government "was able to foresee" but "may not have been able to avoid the accident" caused by the tsunami that smashed into the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
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Chiba court judge Masaru Sakamoto turned down the demand of 42 plaintiffs for the government to pay compensation.

However, the court ordered operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) to pay a total of 376 million yen ($3.3 million), much less than the the 2.8 billion yen plaintiffs had sought.

Around 12,000 people who fled over radiation fears have filed various group lawsuits against the government and TEPCO.
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/japan-g ... rt-1753740

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Re: Fukushima one year on

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:46 pm

That's for just 42 plaintiffs. Works out to something like 9 million yen per plaintiff. Maybe after lawyers fees about 6 million each? Or in dollars about $50,000.

Overall I'm sure they've already had some other kinds of compensation from the government. It would be nice for TEPCO to pay them more but realistically, TEPCO is essentially bankrupt already. And they aren't the only victims, just 42 out of thousands. To give them more than all the others wouldn't be fair.

Say we multiply that by 12,000 (for all of them). That would come to 108 billion, say 1 billion dollars. I guess that's not actually so big, is it.
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