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Small fire reported at Fukushima nuclear plant

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Are we confident that this is being properly run?

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The NRA stated this week that the claim by TEPCO/gov't that the melted nuclear fuel will be recovered/removed by 2020, is nothing more than pie in the sky and may not even achieve it until 2050+.......

Guess. there are many pies at the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

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@AKBfan, that's a rhetorical question, right?

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Are we confident that this is being properly run?

Of course. The placement of the cardboard boxes next to the incinerator was carefully planned so that they would only burst into traditional, celebratory fire.

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Rubbish piles don't just catch fire, more info!

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Shut it down.....permanently!!! TEPCO is too incompetent too run a nuclear plant..They've made that abundantly clear

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@Mirai Hayashi

Shut it down.....permanently!!! TEPCO is too incompetent too run a nuclear plant..They've made that abundantly clear

are you confused? Its not a nuclear plant, its a nuclear plant which had a nuclear disaster and has been shut down since? But the clean up and reactor decommissioning could take until the end of this century.

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@Zichi, I think she was referring to TEPCO as a whole... They have other nuclear plants that, while are in shut down now, are being planned for restart. I agree, TEPCO are too incompetent, for anything (but siphoning tax-payer money) it seems.

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Japan Today should stop reporting TEPCO at Fukushima unless the news brings hope.

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Why, nsv, does the truth hurt?

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Something is fishy- fire just don't broke out by self.

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A small fire? Is this why Japan has small fire engines?

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Cardboard boxes on fire. Lordy, Lordy! What will the next revelation out of Daiichi be? Men's toilet on the first floor of Admin blocked? Dodgy sandwiches in the canteen?

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Risk assesment with a dose of common sense and trained engineers to spot the risks on the hoof! Why arent well trained engineers able to do this basic task? is there not enough of them? Tepco has to earn the trust of engineers through transparency , then maybe more engineers the world over would consider working there. Stop spending money on WPP PR mitigation exercises and invest in the site safety instead. …Sir Martin’s maximum annual bonus opportunity was 435% of his base salary in 2012, with 50% of the award deferred for two years and subject to clawback provisions. The proposed new long-term incentive plan provides for long-term awards of up to 9.74 times salary in the case of the CEO…. http://nuclear-news.net/2013/07/02/abe-reforms-take-aim-at-japans-1-trillion-pension-fund-pension-scam/ :) imo

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Risk assessment, common sense and trained engineers? That's English and those words do not exist in Japanese. If they did, somebody would get sued!

So, this is the 'professional' clean up of the world's second worst nuclear disaster. The finest minds and highest skilled workers should be handling this instead of long-term unemployed contractors with Yak connections. It seems the clean up is just as much of a disaster. I am astonished and somewhat disgusted by the incompetence that keeps repeating itself in this clean up operation. Is the Abe Gov aware the rest of the world is watching this comedy of errors unfold? Do they care that the rest of the world is extremely worried about the crap coming of this clean up? Yet, Japan wants to sell its nuclear power technology to undeveloped countries. I suppose its ok as long as nobody expects them to clean it up.

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Mirai Hayashi, Magnet,

I see, my wrong understanding. Yes! I agree, TEPCO should already be out of business and to think it still owns its nuclear power plant in Niigata with its 7 reactors, making it the largest in the world and hopes to restart it soon and dream of returning to profit with it. All very scary stuff!

@Star-viking Little fires so often become major ones.

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hmmmmmm.... small fire?

hmmmmmm......

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Immediately following the start of the new reactor safety standards on July 8, TEPCO will make an application to the NRA to restart its reactors 6&7 at its Niigata plant. Its will request "fast action" from the NRA.

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looks like its a trial run to burn more radioactive material in the future.

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This shouldn't even be news. Its a disaster zone. Everything could happen.

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Nothing to see here....move along...

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Force the Diet to live around the area and don't allow them to leave until it's all fixed up. I imagine that would change things

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Japan Today should stop reporting TEPCO at Fukushima unless the news brings hope.

If you're hoping for rainbows and unicorns from Tepco, be careful what you wish for.

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TEPCO needs to Entomb those reactors if its possible RIGHT NOW just bury Daiichi NPP. The reading on MEXT is showing every Prefecture is affected. http://radioactivity.nsr.go.jp/en/contents/7000/6991/24/192_0701_0702.pdf Take Fukushima's air quality for environmental radioactivity today its 0.76 Sieverts. that's 760 millisieverts and that is high to me. ENTOMB Daiichi

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It warms my heart to read the news on the way how in a proffesionall manner these things are handled at TEPCO ;)

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Zichi,

Mirai Hayashi, Magnet,

@Star-viking Little fires so often become major ones.

And incinerators are usually locatated far from buildings.

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Questionable if TEPCO leadership could find their backside with both both hands... and so goes the company.

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