Fukushima one year on

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Re: Fukushima one year on

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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That's a $1.05. sparks Posts: 13992 Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:13 pm Location: Friar McWallclocks Bar -- Where time stands still while you lean over! Has thanked: 1908 times Been thanked: 592 times Re: Fukushima one year on BWAHAHA... You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think. robinson Posts: 4231 Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:01 am Title: Be good to each other Location: USA Has thanked: 41 times Been thanked: 48 times Re: Fukushima one year on 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. You never know what's going to happen robinson Posts: 4231 Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:01 am Title: Be good to each other Location: USA Has thanked: 41 times Been thanked: 48 times Re: Fukushima one year on Unlike Chernobyl, at least they are planning on doing something about it. You never know what's going to happen Witness Posts: 16428 Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm Has thanked: 1988 times Been thanked: 2718 times Re: Fukushima one year on 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. […] 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

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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