zichi's past comments

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    zichi

    That's just a load of ****!

    Posted in: Do you have enough toilet paper?

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    zichi

    But while it solves the problem of the level contaminated soil there's still the problem of the high level radioactive waste being produced at the next door nuclear disaster?

    The former residents of those areas still haven't accepted the fact they won't be able to return. There's also the problem of compensation and payment for the land used and will that be in addition to any compensation those owners will be entitled to from their TEPCO claims.

    Since both of the nuclear plants are shut down and will never operate again, the Fukushima government no longer receives any nuclear tax subsidy monies which it has received for several decades so the new ¥300 billion, to be paid over 30 years will go someway to replacing the lost monies.

    Posted in: Fukushima agrees to interim nuclear waste storage facilities

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    zichi

    The method of killing can only be described as brutal?

    In June 2008, AERA, a Japanese weekly journal, reported that the whale and dolphin meat sold in Taiji contained 160 times higher level of mercury and hairs of eight men and women had 40 times higher, based on a research conducted by the National Institute for Minamata Disease (NIMD).

    Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji

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    zichi

    I've been on quite a few. TVG Paris to Marseilles was nice, an impressive 5 hours if I remember correctly. The wine and food were good too. But there's nothing really to beat the reliability and comfort of the Shinkansen. But the view from the window might not always be great.

    Posted in: Which country has the best high-speed rail technology in the world?

  • 0

    zichi

    Hope he can start to enjoy his game again. He had to deal with some personal loss too while at Man U.

    Posted in: Dortmund brings Kagawa back from Man United

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    zichi

    Putin can no longer be trusted and he don't give a damn what the west says and does?

    Posted in: Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

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    zichi

    Although I'm opposed to the current use of nuclear energy I have never liked much of the statements made by Arnie Gundersen or the likes of Helen Caldicott who claimed following the 3/11 nuclear disaster that the entire Northern Hemisphere would become contaminated with radiation and more than one million would die from cancer?

    "The earthquake reverberated throughout northern Japan".

    It was the fifth strongest known quake and even reverberated in the cosmos and moved the country nearer to America. But with a country prone to powerful earthquakes andw tsunami and being on the Pacific Ring of Fire are the main reasons not to have atomic plants especially if they have been built like the Fukushima NPP?

    "Damaging all the reactors"

    At the Fukushima plant, reactors 4,5&6 were empty of nuclear fuel at the time of the 3/11 nuclear disaster.

    According to the plant manager at the Fukushima Daini atomic plant which also lost power and water, the reactors came within 60 minutes of having meltdowns but was prevented from doing so when the plant workers ran a water hose several kilometers to a water source. The design of the Daini plant is better and also higher above sea level than the other plant.

    The nuclear disaster revealed many design flaws in the atomic plants including the use of open cooling pools located on the top floors or about 100 feet above ground. The No 4 cooling pool came very close to collapse.

    Posted in: Should Japan restart its nuclear reactors?

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    zichi

    lucabrasi

    Money is the difference.

    Jimizo yes a much better performance and Sterling is going to have a major role.

    Posted in: Chelsea beat Everton in goalfest, City crash

  • 0

    zichi

    Two things come in a bag at Goodison, toffee's and goals!

    Posted in: Chelsea beat Everton in goalfest, City crash

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    zichi

    A squeeze that made money for a change!

    Posted in: Porn queens raise Y5 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid'

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    zichi

    In my time I owned several of the hippy love bugs!

    Posted in: New life for old VW

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    zichi

    turbotsat

    @zichi, how about inside?

    how about the inside, why are you asking me? The radiation levels are very high, probably more than 15 SIEVERTS so that prevents workers from entering but there have been some robots. The melted fuel probably breached the containment vessel.

    But going back to the original disaster when the explosions happened there were three explosions seen on the video. Two from steam and hydrogen but the third explosion with an actual flash has never been explained.

    Posted in: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

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    zichi

    The original overhead crane weighs more than 30 tons and will be a very difficult piece to remove from the pool, especially if TEPCO have to use remote control equipment.

    Posted in: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

  • 4

    zichi

    So I didn't read the article properly. The console was part of the original overhead crane and was being removed from the cooling pool when it slipped its hook and fell back into the pool. The main problem there would be if there was any damage to fuel assemblies making the removal more difficult.

    Posted in: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

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    zichi

    Typo, TEPCO won't attempt to remove the fuel until the mid 2020's.

    Posted in: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

  • 4

    zichi

    The original overhead crane using for moving the nuclear fuel is also in the cooling pool. TEPCO had removed much of the smaller debris. Previously a steel girder was dropped in. The top level of the No3 reactor building has been cleared of debris. The radiation level is above 5 sieverts per hour which makes it impossible for any workers to be there so all the equipment is remote operated. The only way to remove the spent fuel, which also includes MOX is with remote controlled equipment which has never be attempted before. TEPCO won't start until the mid 1920's?

    Posted in: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

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    zichi

    For the coastguard, its like taking a paid vacation with not much to do.

    Posted in: Coast guard requests budget be doubled for disputed islands patrol

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    zichi

    Good guys are always willing to go the extra length to keep the women happy!

    Did find myself in a women's only carriage before I realised it. Remained next to the door, and changed at the following station but no one seem to actually notice me?

    Posted in: Are women-only train cars illegal in Japan?

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    zichi

    The two women are interpreters, not translators but if the two countries ain't talkin' then just photo accessories?

    Posted in: Courtesy call

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