Saturday, June 30, 2012

(UPDATED) Ooi Nuke Plant Restart Protest at the Gate Still Going Strong, But More Police Reinforcement May Be on the Way

(UPDATE 3) Germany's Tagesschau broadcasted the protest at Ooi Nuke plant, here. (German readers, care to translate for the rest of us?)

(UPDATE 2) Another rumor that the US's ABC and Germany's ZDF are in Ooi-cho.

The sound of drums is deafening. (I hate drums.)

(UPDATE) Journalist Ryusaku Tanaka just tweeted that the employees at the nuclear plant, since the only road to the plant is blocked by the protesters and the police, arrived to work from the ocean, using a ferry boat. Tanaka says he heard it from a taxi driver who drove them to the ferry.

Further, someone else tweeted that the riot police who suddenly showed up had climbed the mountain to get there, because the only road to the plant is still blocked.

Both pieces of information are unconfirmed.


It looks like Mr. Iwakami is on the way to the scene, bringing in supplies and rain jackets to his staff at the scene who have been netcasting the protest all night on IWJ's USTREAM Channel. Iwakami is at JR Fukui Station. Right now, it is 10 AM on July 1, 2012 in Japan.

A cleaner photo taken by someone at the scene:

There's a rumor that more riot police on the way.

Live stream by Ustream


Scott said...

While all the idiotic Sunday morning TV gossip shows are rolling irrelevant/old news and wipes to equally irrelevant people, the real news happened on Friday night and now at the Ooi NPP.

Bringing in riot police would be overkill for peaceful protesters like the ones that have been protesting over the past weeks in large numbers. Maybe it has to do with the new law passed about the "security" of Japan's national interests...

Nancy said...

Bits of what I caught said the control rods would be pulled at 9pm and they want a METI minister and the mayor on site when it happens. The road is totally blocked. There are cars parked sideways and chains on the gate. There were people chained to the gate, don't know if they are still there. If the police tried to haul everyone away all the cars and buses would still be blocking the road?

Scott said...

Interesting how a group of protesters can block the only access road into the NPP. Just think of what would happen if a large scale natural disaster occurred...

Susan said...

TBS/JNN live cam down blank.
Sunday 10am Japan time.

Scott said...

The live stream page appears to have changed. The new one can be found here

Anonymous said...

Join them
Hold your ground

Occupy Ooi
The world is watching
We support your strength and courage 100 %

Nuke Free World Now

Anonymous said...

Need more people, keep it going, this is it. The future of Japan right now, right here. Stand your ground. Peaceful protest. No Nuclear Japan forever!

Anonymous said...

English following Japanese:

緊急情報4 福島4号機冷却できず 100℃を超える日







Anonymous said...

OK! Some predictive linguistic guys wrote few months ago that some shit strong might transpire around July 10 3plus / minus days.

Keep an eye on this! Why don't you change?

Japan vacate...Wave One
Sadly, very very sadly, it is necessary to report that the [fukushima (death by radiations)]
disaster is forecast to get [increasingly hazardous] over the next [half year] such that
[evacuations] are [finally ordered]. For many, the forecast shows that this will be [too
late (fatal delay)]. These [evacuations] will be [thought/presumed permanent]. The
[evacuations] from [radiation danger] are supporting sets for the [diaspora] within the
GlobalPop entity. The formation of the supporting sets for the [diaspora], japanese sub
set, are quite clearly forecasting at least [3/three waves]. Sadly, there are at least [3/three
waves] of [deaths/mutations] that are also forecast.
The [fatal delay] sub set is rising to dominate the [Japan] and [global nuclear problem]
descriptor sets. This set is a major supporting set for [japan evacuations], and [planet
wide mutations], and [diaspora]. While our data has had [mutations] as a [planetary
concern] since 2003, we had the majority of the [source] of the [genetic contamination]
as being [solar] and [unknown energies (radiations) from space]. As of these last two
reports, the data has significantly altered to [fukushima] and [nuclear] sources in general
for [mutations], and [increasing (diversity) of human species]. Other supporting sets
now are accreting to the [fatal delay] specific to [japan], and the [mutations], and [death]
caused by [escalating nuclear disaster] at Fukushima.
At a meta data level, the [evacuations] of some significant portion of the [japanese
populace] is now certain, though the timing us unknown. We can say this as the data sets
are filling in support for new words that will arise, first in Japanese, then gradually
adopted in other languages, for [japanese radiation refugee (ex-pat)]. One of our
operating postulates is that 'new language foretells fundamental social change'.

Anonymous said...

GlobalPop Entity Set + tptb + Populace/USofA + Terra entities sets
What about the on-going Fukushima nuclear disaster (and other potential
nuclear disasters) over the rest of this year?
The longer term data sets have the [fukushima] sited under the archetype of [sound]
which is also [vibration] and [resonance] as well as [energy] at this level within our
lexicon. The primary supporting set is headed by [breaking movement]. This set of

[breaking movement] also contains [thunder], [explosive release (of sound)], [sound and
fury], [signifying fury], and others to that same effect.
The data set continues to provide growth under [dangerous position]. In this instance this
is relative to nuclear plants in general, and Fukushima specifically returns in the data
here directly held as well as by cross link.
The data sets at the detail level within the primary supporting set suggest that a [visible]
incident is just ahead (perhaps by end of Summer 2012), in which a [man standing on a
crag/precipice/broken wall] will [lean or hang (by) one arm] over the [most dangerous
(view/point of view/perception)] relative to the [fukushima nuclear plant disaster]. His
fate is described within the data sets multiple times a [precariously perched (looking
down upon) personal destruction)]. It is difficult to view this data set and NOT to take it
as the 'whole of humanity stares at destruction'.
There are many repeated sets within the [breaking (nuclear) fury] set that include [full
bloom (flushed with) mutations] across the [northern hemisphere]. Note that this set is a
very large and growing set that 'stems' (dark pun intended) from our previous sets that
forecast [strange plant behavior] for this time. The previous Shape and ALTA reports
contain repeated forecasts for [changing planetary biosphere]. Now much of that
language from previous runs as far back as 2005 is reappearing in this current data run
under the archetypes of [mutations] at a tertiary supporting level indicating that the
manifestation into our collective consciousness is mere days/weeks ahead. The intensity
values for the [full bloom of spring mutations] set shows that the [mainstream media
propaganda whores] will be forced to [make the ruination visible].
The data sets contain references (instances of sub sets) that forecast a [special express
service] that will be 'in use', relative to the Fukushima [nuclear disaster]. This [special
express service] set is supported by [documentation] and [cars/conveyances] that are
also [documentation bound/constrained]. Within the sub sets supporting the [special
express service] there are many sets for [wealth]. There are also huge numbers of
explicitly bespoke (appearing within the data as written here) references to [fame] and
[social wealth] that will be [involve in] and [exposed by] the [special express service] as
that set manifests over these next [5/five months].
Within the top level for the [fukushima ongoing nuclear disaster] are repeated
supporting layers that reinforce the idea of a [loud noise] that is [heard (but not seen)]
and is ['felt in the hairs'] for [one hundred miles around]. Note that there are supporting
sets also showing that the [loud noise] is [affecting ships] of [many countries] for [days].
There are repeated references to [summer, northern hemisphere, 2012] within this set.
There are repeated referees to [startlement], and [sudden fright], and [nervous
worry/response] within this set at several key levels of the archetype.
The [startlement/shock] word sets are in their turn affecting (directly and by cross link)
the sets for [authorities] and [pan-global]. This last is a dually modifying set so the
interpretation is for a global [fear fest] or [freak out] involving the [pan-global

Cont... below..

PD All the above material is copyrighted

Anonymous said...

This set contains specific references to a [period of (intense) unease] that will last for
[six months]. The forecast here is for the [fukushima on-going nuclear disaster] to
contribute to the release language increase for a 6/six month period that begins in very
late May, or early June. This set extends the [worry] and [unease] language to [other
manifestations of nuclear disaster]. These will likely be [new events].
This set contains references to a [flight to safety] which will be [directed south (of the
equator)].. Cont..

PD All the above material is copyrighted

Anonymous said...

I always wonder how cops can just stand there mindlessly without thinking "hmm, maybe I'm on the wrong side of the fence?"

I guess paycheck decides all.

Anonymous said...

Well those cops are brainwashed and as Henry Kissinger the warcriminal famously said .. “Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”. .... so too are the cops, they are enabling the NWO and are dumb idiots for doing so.

Anonymous said...

Most policemen I've met in Japan are decent people. I would expect these men are also decent. I think if you explained to them that the protesters were out there, without pay, protecting their families and the policemen's families, one might actually get some of the policement to donate all or part of their overtime pay to the anti-nuke movement.

Anyway, it wouldn't hurt to ask. And it would get them thinking. We want them to think don't we?

Anonymous said...

The data sets are indicating that prior to July 10th {ed note: error rate is 3 days plus or
minus} the tone relative to the [ongoing Fukushima disaster] will change to one of [conflict] and [trouble] just as the [disaster] word shifts within the [public consciousness] over to [catastrophe], or [cataclysm].

PD All the above material is copyrighted

Anonymous said...

Actually, all of the above is NOT copyrighted. The comments I made above as Anonymous are not copyrighted.

Suggest that if you want to retain rights, you post a link instead of trying to copyright something you write on somebody else's blog

Anonymous said... stop making tedious stupid fucking comments and then saying its all copyrighted, you are on someone elses blog , now piss off...

Anonymous said...

Rough translation of the German "Tagesschau" broadcast (German sentences tend to be very long - see example of first one - so that I split them in English later on):

"Wenn die Atomkatastrophe von Fukushima im vergangenen Jahr schon dafuer gesorgt hat, dass es im mehrere 1000 km entfernten Deutschland zu einer Energiewende kam, was muss das erst in Japan selbst ausgeloest haben, wo die Menschen unmittelbar betroffen sind von dem Reaktor-GAU? ..."

If the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima the previous year caused the "Energiewende" [switch from nuclear to other energy sources] in the many thousands of kilometers distant Germany, what must it have caused in Japan where people are directly affected? Well, so far, all nuclear reactors in the country are stopped. But the government is concerned about the high energy demand in the summer and wants to restart the first nuclear reactor tomorrow. That, in turn, causes many Japanese entirely different worries, and so the anti-nuclear protest grows to entirely new dimensions, as Philipp Abresch reports:

A little bit of "Gorleben" [German nuclear waste facility site with major protests going on in the 80's] in the Japanese countryside, anti-nuclear protesters have overpowered security at the NPP and have chained themselves to the entry gate. Here in Ooi, the nuclear reactor is the first that is scheduled to again produce nuclear energy, starting this weekend. The roughly 200 demonstrators would like to prevent that at any cost.

[protester:] "The time to collect signatures is over. Now we create pressure on-site. It is our last resort."

Politicians have succumbed to the will of nuclear companies and the industry. Accordingly, in mid-July, Prime Minister Noda allowed the restart of the Ooi nuclear reactor. The intend is to avoid the feared power outages during the hot summer months.

[Noda:] "We have learned from Fukushima. An accident like that must never happen again. We will do everything we can to ensure the safety of the country's nuclear reactors."

[to be continued]

Anonymous said...

[Continuation of translation, "Tagesschau" report]

The nuclear power plant Ooi is located in a picturesque setting at the ocean. Critics consider the restart irresponsible. [According to the critics:] The Ooi plant is far more endangered than Fukushima. It is located on three earthquake faults, the Tsunami wall is way too low, escape route for people in case of a major accident ... non-existent.

The police is surrounded by demonstrators, and officers are surprised about the temperamental protests of their normally so reserved fellow citizens.

[securiy/police officer:] "We respect the anti-nuclear protesters. But at the same time, we have to see that they don't cause trouble here."

A good-bye to nuclear power is what demonstrators demand. Most people in Japan think this way. They feel that they and their fears are ignored by politicians, and so they discovered the way of protesting on the streets, more than one year after Fukushima. More loudly and more creative than ever before.


Anonymous said...

about 9pm japan time chant changes to Boryokku hantai with some trouble erupting it seems from the livecam. but it is diffiult to understand wtf is going on.

Anonymous said...

Thanks *mscharisma*
The need for action wherever you are.
"escape route for people in case of a major accident...non-existent."
New license extension granted.
Emergency plan-
After evacuating, how will "cold shutdown", clean-up and decontamination be accomplished at a facility nestled in the confines of the U.S. largest, increasingly costly, problematic, leaking radioactive material, Superfund site ?

Line the Columbia River with concrete?

High school kids from another country to volunteer?

Anonymous said...

This was on the BBC which is something considering the BBC are in the pocket of the government in the UK which is very pro nuke..


Beppe said...

@anon 5:14 TV reported that the police forcibly removed the demonstrators blocking access to the Oi npp, hence the "boryoku hantai" (no violence) chant, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Tagesschau 01.07.2012 20:16 Uhr (

#00:00:00-0# [ARD Reporter Philipp Abresch] Fleissig arbeiten sie am Neustart, die Ingenieure im Atomkraftwerk Ooi. Um 9 Uhr Ortszeit heute Abend hat der Betreiber 2 seiner Reaktoren erfolgreich hochgefahren. Dabei mussten die Kraftwerksmanager in den vergangenen Tagen immer wieder technische Probleme einräumen, zuletzt an der externen Stromversorgung.

The engineers at the NPP Ooi are busily working on its restart. Today in the evening, at 9 o'clock local time, the operator [KEPCO] has successfully started up two of his reactors. During the last days, the plants managers had to admit technical problems again and again. At last, problems with the external supply of electricity.

#00:00:19-4# Das Kraftwerk Ooi am Japanischen Meer, noch bevor Experten die Anlage abschließend überprüft hatten erklärte die Japanische Regierung das AKW für sicher. Premierminister Noda persönlich erlaubte das wiederanfahren, vor allem auf Druck der Wirtschaft. Die kämpft seit Fukushima mit steigenden Energiepreisen und der Angst vor Stromengpässen im heissen Sommer.

The NPP Ooi at the japanese sea, even before experts gave their final approval of the complex, it was declared safe by the japanese government.
Prime minister Noda personally gave the permission for the restart, especially under the pressure from the economy. Since Fukushima the economy is struggling with rising costs for energy and fear of electricity congestion during a hot summer.

#00:00:40-2# In Ooi protestieren tausende Menschen gegen Japans Rückkehr ins Nuklearzeitalter. Demonstranten haben die Wachen überrumpelt und blockieren die Zufahrt zum AWK. Sie meinen Ooi sei eine Zeitbombe, die Reaktoren seien noch schlechter gegen Erdbeben geschützt als das havarierte Kraftwerk in Fukushima. Auch der Tsunamischutzwall sei zu niedrig und es gäbe zuwenig Fluchtrouten im Falle eines Supergaus.

In Ooi, thousands protested against Japans returning into the atomic age. Protesters overcame the guards and blocked the access to the NPP.
They consider Ooi a time bomb. According to them, the reactors are protected even worse against earthquakes than the damaged plant in Fukushima. The tsunami wall is too low and there are not enough routes for evacuation in case of a beyond design basis accident.

#00:01:02-9# [Comment by protester] Die Regierung nimmt das AKW wieder ans Netz, dabei gibt es noch so viele Probleme. Das Ooi jetzt wieder Strom liefern soll, unter diesen Umständen, da kann ich nur sagen: Ich bin wirklich geschockt von der Regierung.

The government allows the NPP back on the grid, despite of so many problems. In the face of Ooi producing electricity again, under those conditions, i can only say: i am shocked by the government.

#00:01:16-9# (Reporter) Am Mittwoch wird Reaktor 3 in Ooi erstmals wieder Atomstrom liefern. Nach und nach sollen weitere japanische AKW wieder ans Netz gehen. Im Frühjahr will auch der umstrittene Stromkonzern TEPCO eines seiner Atomkraftwerke wieder anfahren.

On wednesday reactor 3 in Ooi will produce electricity again. Little by little other japanese NPP are planned to get back on the grid. In spring the controversial electricity corporation TEPCO wants to restart one of their nuclear power plants.

greets from .at

Anonymous said...

This stuff is so upsetting the "reality merchants" can make tens of thousands of people not exist. Once again the mass media is purposely dropping the ball like they did with WMD's. The Jgov knows damn well if people across Japan were aware of the protest many more would probably join the protest. As Scott noted in the first post the media blackout is probably part of the new national security law.

I hope this doesn't become violent it would only take a couple of malevolent people to discredit the entire action. Violence would also give the Mass Media the video clip it would need to frame the anti-nuclear movement as a bunch of troublemakers. This happens at many of the various G-summits across the globe the only thing you'd see on the news is the very minor portion of troublemakers fighting with the cops and damaging property the vast majority of peaceful protesters are completely ignored. I wouldn't put it past the pro-nuclear faction to orchestrate a few troublemakers to tangle with the rumored police reinforcements.

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