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  • 6 t of contaminated water leaked from ALPS / 720,000 Bq of all β nuclide leaked to environment
    On 12/17/2014, Tepco leaked 6 t of contaminated water to the environment. They report it was water processed by ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System). The leakage occurred when water was The post 6 t of contaminated water leaked from ALPS / 720,000 Bq of all β nuclide leaked to environment appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tritium density rose up 10 × since July in seaside of Reactor 1
    Tritium density increased to be 10 times much as July near Reactor 1, according to Tepco. The sample is groundwater taken from the seaside of Reactor 1. Tritium density had The post Tritium density rose up 10 × since July in seaside of Reactor 1 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 160 volcanic earthquakes observed in the mountain 80km from Fukushima plant
    Following up this article.. Japan Meteorological Agency raised volcanic alert level 80km from Fukushima plant / “Don’t approach the crater” [URL]   On 12/12/2014, Sendai district meteorological observatory announced they The post 160 volcanic earthquakes observed in the mountain 80km from Fukushima plant appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • NRA decided not to apply INES evaluation to Fukushima plant anymore
    On 12/10/2014, NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) announced they are not going to apply INES (International Nuclear Estimation System) to any further accidents in Fukushima plant. Severe contamination leakage continues to The post NRA decided not to apply INES evaluation to Fukushima plant anymore appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Japan Meteorological Agency raised volcanic alert level 80km from Fukushima plant / “Don’t approach the crater”
    On 12/12/2014, Japan Meteorological Agency raised the volcanic alert level of a mountain located 82km from Fukushima plant. The volcano is called “Azumayama”, located between Fukushima prefecture and Yamagata prefecture. The post Japan Meteorological Agency raised volcanic alert level 80km from Fukushima plant / “Don’t approach the crater” appeared first on […]
  • M4.3 quake occurred at the foot of Mt. Fuji
    M4.3 occurred at the foot of Mt. Fuji on 12/11/2014, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. It hit around the Five Lakes of Mt. Fuji at 15:07 (JST). The depth of The post M4.3 quake occurred at the foot of Mt. Fuji appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Cs-134/137 detected double as food safety limit from water purification plant soil in Saitama
    Photo : Piled radioactive soil from Okubo water purification plant in Saitama. Taken in 8. 2011.    190 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was detected from water purification plant soil in Saitama The post Cs-134/137 detected double as food safety limit from water purification plant soil in Saitama appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco’s ordinary profit jumped up by 71.4% first half 2014 from the same period a year ago
    The ordinary profit of this first half year was 243 billion yen, Tepco reported on 12/8/2014. This is 71.4 % larger than the same period of 2013. (Consolidated) According to The post Tepco’s ordinary profit jumped up by 71.4% first half 2014 from the same period a year ago appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Refueling machine of Reactor 5 malfunctioned
    The refueling machine of Reactor 5 malfunctioned on 12/4/2014. Tepco has difficulties to remove fuel even from an uncrippled reactor.   The alarm of low air pressure went off when they The post Refueling machine of Reactor 5 malfunctioned appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Iron-oxidizing bacterium forming microbial population in contaminated groundwater
    Following up this article.. Unidentified algae looking-creature mass generated in bypass well / Tepco “Great quantity” [URL]   The unidentified algae was Iron-oxidizing bacterium, Tepco announced in the report published on The post Iron-oxidizing bacterium forming microbial population in contaminated groundwater appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • WNW 171-Fed and Congress Signal Trouble, Putin Defends Russia, ISIS War
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Friday 12.19.14) My top story is the economy, and I think the Fed and Congress just signaled that something is seriously wrong, and it’s going to get worse.  First off, the Federal Reserve just came out and said that it was going to be “patient” when normalizing the monetary policy.  I […]Related Posts:Is Ruble Collapse Act […]
  • Is Ruble Collapse Act of War-Paul Craig Roberts
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the only thing that explains the plunge in the Russian ruble is that it is being attacked by America.  Roberts contends, “It is not a currency crash in the sense there are no economic reasons for the ruble’s fall.  Unlike the United […]Related Posts:Gold and th […]
  • Oil Price Plunge Trigger for Next Global Crisis-Harry Dent
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Economist Harry Dent says falling oil prices will be a trigger for another economic calamity.  Dent explains, “Normally, oil prices falling in a good economy like the 80’s and 90’s, where we have falling inflation and booming productivity and good demographic trends, this would be a good thing.  […]Rel […]
  • WNW 170- Budget Battle, CIA Torture Distraction, Madoff Convictions
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Friday 12/12/14) The $1 trillion budget that just passed the House of Representatives has something in it for everybody–to hate.  Conservative Republicans hate that Obama Care and illegal immigration are funded and liberal Democrats hate the rollback of rules for Wall Street and political donations are dramatically increase […]
  • Big Banks Will Take Depositors Money In Next Crash -Ellen Brown
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  The G-20 met recently in Australia to make new banking rules for the next financial calamity.  Financial reform advocate Ellen Brown says these new rules will allow banks to take money from depositors and pensioners globally.  Brown explains, “It became rules we agreed to actually implement.  There was no treaty, and […]Rela […]
  • Global Deflationary Implosion Will Start Money Printing-Egon von Greyerz
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Gold expert and money manager Egon von Greyerz says Japan is leading the parade to the bottom of the currency heap. Greyerz says, “Japan is printing unlimited amounts, and we can see that yen is leading the race to the bottom of the currencies.  Gold in yen is […]Related Posts:Disorderly Reset Coming-D […]
  • WNW 169-Race Distraction, USA #2, US/Russia Coming War?
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (12/5/14)  It seems the mainstream media (MSM) is determined to bombard us with the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie. Michael Brown was not gunned down with his hands up.  Forensic evidence and eye witness testimony from a half dozen African Americans has disproven this, and it is indeed not a fact.  […]Related Posts:WNW 168-Fergu […]
  • 3.9% GDP Nonsense-Dollar Turns Sharply Soon-John Williams
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Economist John Williams is not buying the recent 3.9% GDP upward revision. Williams explains, “No one I know thinks we are growing at 3.9% other than they are trying to sell a bill of goods to the markets, specifically the currency markets. 3.9% is nonsense. You had 4.6% growth in the […]Related Posts:Dollar on the Brink of D […]
  • Gold Selling for at least 50% over Spot in Asia-Rob Kirby
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   (Early Sunday Release) A few months ago, financial analyst Rob Kirby said the gold price was ready to go up. In the international market, where it is sold by the ton–it has. Kirby explains, “For large amounts of bullion in the Asian market, the pricing mechanism has completely and utterly divorced […]Related Posts:Colossal […]
  • WNW 168-Ferguson Analysis, Iran Nuke Deal Stalled, Gold Repatriation
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com    (Friday 11.28.14)  I told you last week there would be no charges for the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, and no charges were brought. Of course, there was rioting and violence, and that seems to be what was wanted.   The Governor of Missouri did not deploy the National […]Related Posts:WNW 169-Race Distr […]
  • Sleepy puts Haydock rivals to bed
    A roundup of the early action at Haydock, where Sleepy Haven reaped the benefit of a recent seasonal reappearance to run out a ready winner. The post Sleepy puts Haydock rivals to bed appeared first on King World News.
  • De Kock and Roach injured
    South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is a doubt for the World Cup after being ruled out of the rest of the series against the West Indies due to injury. The post De Kock and Roach injured appeared first on King World News.
  • Silvi the star turn in King George
    Silviniaco Conti spearheads a list of 10 possible runners for the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. The post Silvi the star turn in King George appeared first on King World News.
  • Sceaux surges clear at Fairyhouse
    Un De Sceaux made amends for falling on his chasing debut last month with a no-nonsense victory at Fairyhouse. The post Sceaux surges clear at Fairyhouse appeared first on King World News.
  • Botham: Hales has to play
    Alex Hales must replace Alastair Cook at the top of England’s ODI batting order for the World Cup, says Sir Ian Botham. The post Botham: Hales has to play appeared first on King World News.
  • No. 683: November CPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings
    (SGS Subscription required) • November Annual Inflation: 1.3% (CPI-U), 1.1% (CPI-W), 9.0% (ShadowStats) • Using Exaggerated Drop in Gasoline Prices, BLS Generated Headline CPI-U Monthly Decline of 0.3% (-0.3%), Instead of 0.2% (-0.2%) • Real Retail Sales Growth Was Distorted Heavily by Inconsistent Handling of Seasonal Adjustments for Gasoline Prices and Sal […]
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date   Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Existing Home Sales GDP New Orders for Durable Goods […]
  • No. 682: November Housing Starts
    (SGS Subscription required) • Headline November Housing Starts Fell Month-to-Month and Year-to-Year Amidst Ongoing Unstable Revisions • Smoothed for Extreme Reporting Volatility, Aggregate Housing Starts Show Pattern of Plunge and Low-Level Stagnation, No Economic Recovery […]
  • No. 681: November Industrial Production, Producer Price Index (PPI)
    (SGS Subscription required) • Scheduled for Second-Quarter 2015, Meaningful Benchmark Revisions to Industrial Production Could Be Unusually Large and to the Downside • November Industrial Production Jump Encompassed Utilities Surge, Widespread Manufacturing Gains, and Declining Oil and Gas Production • Utilities Output Spiked by Unseasonably-Cold Weather • S […]
  • No. 680: November Retail Sales, Financial-Market Distortions
    (SGS Subscription required) • November Retail Sales Gain Boosted by Spurious Seasonal Adjustments,0.5% of 0.7% Headline Sales Gain Tied Just to Gasoline-Seasonality Issues • Irrational Markets Continue as Great Dollar Calamity Nears […]
  • No. 679: Labor Numbers, Trade Deficit, Household Income and Construction Spending
    (SGS Subscription required) • Widening Fourth-Quarter Trade Deficit Should Hit GDP Growth Hard • October Median Household Income in Continued Low-Level Stagnation • Full-Time Employment Is 2.4 Million Shy of Pre-Recession Peak • Headline Unemployment Really Increased by 0.1%, But Gain Was Hidden in Rounding Details • November Payroll and Unemployment Data He […]
  • No. 678: October Durable Goods Orders, New-Home Sales, November Consumer Conditions
    (SGS Subscription required) • No Economic Boom in Durable Goods Orders or Housing Activity • Real Durable Orders Goods Set Early Pace of Flat-to-Down Activity for Fourth-Quarter 2014 • New-Home Sales Revised Lower in Third-Quarter; October Broad Sales Activity Remained Stagnant • Consumer Confidence and Sentiment Remain at Levels Consistent with Historical R […]
  • No. 677: Third-Quarter 2014 GDP, First Revision
    (SGS Subscription required) • Gross Domestic Product Upside Revision Was Nonsense • Initial Gross Domestic Income Reporting Suggested Major Revision Shenanigans that Boosted Headline GDP • Underlying Reality Remains Down-Trending Stagnation in Broad Economic Activity […]
  • No. 676: October CPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings, Existing-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • October Annual Inflation: 1.7% (CPI-U), 1.5% (CPI-W), 9.4% (ShadowStats) • Inflation Held at 1.7% for Third Month, Despite Tumbling Oil Prices That Reduced CPI-U by 0.5% • Annual Real Retail Sales Growth Fell Back to Recession Level, Amidst Suggestions of Much-Slower Fourth-Quarter Activity • Third-Quarter GDP Headline Growth of […]
  • No. 675: October Housing Starts, PPI
    (SGS Subscription required) • October Housing Starts Indicated Fourth-Quarter Contraction • PPI Headline Inflation of 0.2% Reflected Peculiarities of New Reporting Approach • October PPI Will Dampen Real Growth in New Orders for Durable Goods and Construction Spending […]

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The Edge – April 4 2012

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