Over Easy: Monday Science
Despite the Japanese Governments best efforts, the youth of Fukushima intend to leave. This is a matter of real concern for the JG, as there simply isn’t enough space if people refuse to live in the contaminated zones.
ANNNND here it comes. 800Tbq of cesium isotopes going to hit the US West Coast. No mention is US papers, this link is from China.
The new leak at Fukushima I mentioned last week was caused by a failed hose. That TEPCO knew shouldn’t have been used. And that was bent beyond it’s specifications when laid.
Japan’s first Nuclear restart (at Sendai) will now be delayed until at least August. There is SIGNIFICANT public opposition, enough that if the JG doesn’t get that reactor restarted before the next Sendai local elections, they might have to fight the new mayors.
And the JG plans to end Fukushima business compensation by 2016. The compensation payments are really hurting the JG, more than they’d like to admit.
The Japan Times, which is as cooperative with the JG as the NYT is with ObamaLLP, does a puff piece extolling the low cost of Nuclear power. 100% pure, weapons grade bolognaium.
For you science fiction lovers, they plan to start fuel debris removal in 2021. With technology currently undeveloped.
Benzene is the nastiest chemical in gasoline. Carcinogenic, mutagenic, and poisonous. And so difficult to remove the US has long told the gas companies not to bother. Here’s a low cost catalyst that may do the trick!
Yet another study on the effects of global warming for the Koch’s to attach. This one shows the connection between climate change and extreme weather.
Improved efficiency solar cells. Good. We’re gonna need them.
Boxturtle (Another fantasy shot to hell by basic physics)