Nuclear Information and Resource Service tele-briefing, Apr 4, 2017 (emphasis added):

Question (at 1:03:45 in): Hi, I’m Norma Field calling from Chicago… I’ve seen that those huge plastic garbage bags that hold the waste from so-called decontamination in some places now have little chimneys attached to them. I’m imagining that since this is often organic waste that’s been baking under the sun, there are gases that have to be releases. Now, how effective are those bags at containing radionuclides if they have to be off-gassed in that way? Thank you.

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: You’re very observant. I noticed that when I was over there, too. I’ll let our other listeners know – when you think of these large fields of bags, they have organic matter in them. They have leaves and grass clippings and tree limbs and on and on, that as they decay, they give off methane gas, which of course is flammable. And the Japanese are terrified that they’ll get a fire – essentially spontaneous combustion in the center of these large piles, that could re-volitalize a million bags of radioactive waste again. So they have pipes sticking out of the piles at predetermined locations in an attempt to allow the radioactive and non-radioactive gasses – the explosive gasses, to leak out. I just keep thinking that sooner or later a lightning strike is going to cause one of these dumps of perhaps a million bags of radioactive contaminants to go up in fire again… What the Japanese are doing – and I witnessed this, we have some pictures up on the site about this – is they’re taking the bags with the least contamination – and they’re still contaminated – and burning them in incinerators that they’re building. No one is getting good data on what’s coming out those stacks, but I believe that the cesium is being released right up the stack again… I probably went on way too long a rant for that question, but my hat’s off to you for understanding that these piles of bags not only are radioactive but they’re potentially flammable.



the Japanese are terrified that they’ll get a fire

I believe that the cesium is being released right up the stack again
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BREAKING: Emergency at US nuclear site after collapse − TV: “Fears of radioactive contamination” − Expert: “Could lead to considerable radiological release” − Multiple states activating Emergency Operations Center − Pilots told to avoid flying over area (VIDEOS)
Published: May 9th, 2017 at 6:36 pm ET

KING 5 News, May 9, 2017 (emphasis added): Hundreds of workers were told to take cover at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation after a tunnel full of highly contaminated materials collapsed… Officials say a collapsed patch of ground above the tunnel was larger than first believed. The U.S. Department of Energy said the collapse covered about 400 square feet instead of the 16 square feet first reported… A source said “take cover” status was expanded to the entire site at 10:35 a.m… Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the Department of Energy and The White House reached out to his office after the incident. “This is a serious situation… Our understanding is that the site went into immediate lockdown“…

Yakima Herald, May 9, 2017: BREAKING… Several counties adjacent to the Hanford Site − Yakima, Walla Walla, Grant and Adams counties − participated in a mid-morning conference call with the state Emergency Operations Center, Yakima interim EOC director Tony Miller said. “At this time, we’re monitoring the winds“… If there should be a release of contamination that goes beyond the boundaries of the Hanford site, it would mean that produce would not be allowed in or out of the affected area, Miller said. Milk and the dairies in the Valley could be affected as well…

Statesman Journal, May 9, 2017: Oregon activates emergency operation center after tunnel collapses at Hanford… ODOE officials are coordinating with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Health Authority and nuclear safety experts at Oregon State University, ODOE spokeswoman Rachel Wray said Tuesday morning. “Hanford is 35 miles away from Oregon,” Wray said. “We are concerned about Oregonians’ health and that concerns the food we eat.”

US Dept. of Energy: An alert was declared at the Hanford Site this morning… Later this morning, the alert was expanded to a Site Area Emergency. A Site Area Emergency is declared when the event is affecting or could potentially affect personnel beyond the facility boundary…

Tri-City Herald, May 9, 2017: Private pilots in the area have been told to avoid flying over Hanford. The Hanford Patrol is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to put a formal air restriction in place until the FAA can confirm there is no danger.

KHQ, May 9, 2017: Hanford tunnel collapse prompts fears of radioactive contamination

Washington Post, May 9, 2017: “It appears that this is a potentially serious event,” [Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists] said. “Collapse of the earth covering the tunnels could lead to a considerable radiological release.”







The Washington Post 2017/5/10
An atomic town revels in its plutonium past as tunnel collapse raises contamination concerns
Despite Hanford officials insisting there was no radiation leak from the tunnel collapse, on Tuesday night Rouse was certain that is a lie. He’s familiar with the tunnel that collapsed. Constructed to carry spent fuel in rail cars to a reprocessing plant that extracted plutonium, that tunnel and another like it were filled with hazardous debris, including the rail cars.

“People don’t go in there,” Rouse said. And he’s skeptical of how long it took for surveillance workers to discover the collapsed tunnel. “When that thing opens up, it’s going to come out of the hole. If there’s any kind of a breeze, it’s going to go everywhere.”
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「後期高齢者医療事業状況報告」(年報:確報) 平成27年度 から





次は「後期高齢者医療毎月事業状況報告(事業月報) 総括表(速報値)」から


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浪江町で山林火災 その5 自衛隊員の被曝回避のためロシアの放水用飛行機の救援を依頼すべき

<浪江林野火災>高線量 消火活動阻む

※  桑ちゃん‏ @namiekuwabara 氏の2017/5/7のツイート

※ 桑ちゃん‏ @namiekuwabara 氏の2017/5/9のツイート



2017/5/10正午過ぎ 山並みの低い辺り、丘の陰にやすらぎ荘があります。










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Emergency declared at US Hanford nuclear waste site after tunnel collapse

The US Department of Energy has declared an emergency at the Hanford, Washington nuclear waste storage site, after a cave-in of a tunnel used to store radioactive materials and equipment.

約3000人の労働者が広大な複合施設の200 East Areaで避難し、現地時間10時半までには避難命令はサイト全体に拡大された。
About 3,000 workers have taken cover at the 200 East Area of the sprawling complex, local media reported. By 10:30 am local time, the “take cover” orders have been expanded to the entire site, which is about half the size of Rhode Island.

プルトニウム - ウラン抽出工場近くのトンネルの一部が火曜の早朝崩落した
A portion of a tunnel near the plutonium-uranium extraction plant (PUREX) collapsed early Tuesday morning local time, most likely from vibrations produced by nearby road work, KING-TV reported.

Initial reports spoke of a 4-foot (1.2 meter) hole, which was later expanded to 20 feet (6 meters) across, at the junction of two tunnels used in the 1960s to store highly radioactive materials and equipment, such as trains used to transport nuclear fuel rods.

The PUREX facility was built in the 1950s and used until 1988 to extract plutonium from around 70,000 fuel rods in total. The building has been vacant for nearly twenty years and “remains highly contaminated,”according to the Hanford website. Rail cars used to transport the fuel rods from the nuclear reactors to the processing facility are buried inside the nearby tunnels.

No workers were injured in the collapse, and officials have detected no release of radiation, Washington state Department of Ecology spokesman Randy Bradbury told AP.

“In the ‘60s, spent fuel rods were put in railroad cars and, once filled, the railroad cars were wheeled into a tunnel dug into the side of a hill,” Bradbury said. “Twenty-eight rail cars in all fill this particular tunnel. A worker today noticed a collapse of dirt above the tunnel today, triggering the evacuation.”

Workers at the complex have been ordered to stay indoors and refrain from eating and drinking, according to text alerts seen by local media. Emergency crews are organizing the evacuation.

Emergency measures were put in place due to “concerns about subsidence in the soil covering railroad tunnels,” says a statement posted on the Hanford facility website.

Residents of the nearby Benton and Franklin counties do not need to take any action, the facility said.

Hanford is located on the Columbia River in eastern Washington, near the border with Oregon. Built during World War Two as part of the Manhattan Project to develop the nuclear bomb, it still contains roughly 53 million gallons – over 2,600 rail cars – worth of high-level nuclear waste, left from the production of plutonium for the US nuclear weapons program.

A number of current and former Hanford workers suffer from serious medical conditions as a result of exposure to toxic waste leaks and “burps” of radiation at the complex, RT America reported in April 2016.

Susannah Frame@SFrameK5
UPDATE FROM HANFORD: eating now allowed but some areas still in lockdown.
4:11 AM - 10 May 2017

Susannah Frame@SFrameK5
Hanford Source: "This is the biggest deal I've seen at Hanford in my 35 years here."
12:42 AM - 10 May 2017


‘I thought I was dying’: Ex-Hanford worker gravely ill after inhaling toxic fumes (VIDEO)


"Serious Situation" After Tunnel Collapse At WA Nuclear Facility; Evacuation Ordered, No-Fly Zone In Place

Google Earthから 上の地図はコロンビア川までの広い範囲を示している。次の地図は中央部のみ。
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浪江町の山火事で目立った線量率上昇はない? デマを流しているのは誰ですか




※ 共同2017/5/9 19:17

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