Monday, December 2, 2013

Fukushima Updates December 1 , 2013 - Surveying the ongoing Fukushima remediation clusterfark , radiation contamination from the Fukushima debacle - focus on Japan wastelands and disaster to be called the Pacific Ocean...

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AP: Experts warn about ground sinking at Fukushima plant — Tepco Adviser: Reactor building structures likely degraded; “Containment degradation” concerns back in 2011

TV: All-time high radiation level in well at Fukushima plant 40 meters from Pacific — 1.1 billion Bq/m³ of strontium-90, other beta emitters — “Feared highly contaminated water leaking into ground” and being allowed to flow into sea (VIDEO)

Tepco Adviser: Fuel is damaged in two Fukushima pools — 150 billion Bq/m³ of Cesium-137 at Unit 3, possible second explosion after 3/11 — “Certainly appears something of significance occurred”




Gundersen: They want to dump all Fukushima’s radioactive water in Pacific — Tepco: It will be diluted, then released — Professor suggests pumping it out in deep ocean (VIDEOS)

Risk Expert: “High risk” of nuclear holocaust at Fukushima — Plant to keep emitting radioactive materials “for a thousand years or so” (AUDIO)

Study finds giant strontium-90 release into body of water begins around 1,000 days after meltdown — Dec. 5, 2013 = thousand days after 3/11 — Graphic shows very high levels being discharged for up to 50,000 days

Insiders: State secrets bill meant to suppress Fukushima news — Japan public stunned, citizens could face years in prison — Man has mouth “stuffed with cloth” after voicing opposition — Toxic leaks into ocean seem unstoppable, gov’t must plug the information instead (PHOTO)





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Zirconium found molten inside of reactor2

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Zirconium found molten inside of reactor2
Following up this article.. [Elephant foot ?] Tepco collected highly radioactive sediment in reactor2 PCV, “0.2 Sv/h of γ and β” [URL]

Zirconium was identified in the substance taken from reactor2 PCV. Zirconium is used for the fuel clad and channel box.
The substance was coincidentally found inside of the PCV at 9.6m from the surface. This proves fuel clad or channel box was also molten in reactor2 and scattered in PCV.
Tepco stated they won’t conduct the additional detailed analysis to reject the further inspection.



Tepco gave up air cooling plan / The state of molten fuel not known

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On 9/29/2013, Fukushima Diary reported Tepco was studying the feasibility of air-cooling the reactors.
(cf, [Column] Tepco and JP Gov’s “blank” plan to decommission Fukushima nuclear plant in 40 years [URL])
2 months have passed and on 11/28/2013, Tepco announced they cannot realize the air cooling plan for the absence of technology.
In order to cool reactor1 ~ 3, they need to inject approx. 5,000 ~ 9,000 m3/h of air (25℃) to each reactor.
However, they don’t know the location, shape, surface area, volume and the state of surface of the molten fuel. Also, 4 of 5 nozzles can’t reach the possible fuel. The only nozzle that may reach the fuel is too far. They therefore need to install the pipes inside of the vessels, which is extremely challenging at the current technical level.


Fukushima plant radiation increasing due to the rising contaminated groundwater / “Covering with lead plate”

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Related to this article.. Tepco gave up pumping up the rising contaminated groundwater on the seaside of reactor3 / “No tank capacity” [URL]

The atmospheric dose of the seaside of Fukushima plant is increasing due to the rising contaminated groundwater, according to Tepco.
Tepco is building the underground wall on the coastal line, but the exposure dose of the workers is going up.
Tepco states as they build the underground wall, highly contaminated groundwater is coming up to the surface of the ground.
In order to keep building walls, the workers are operating on the “stand” to be as far from the ground as possible and also use the lead plate.



Tepco gave up pumping up the rising contaminated groundwater on the seaside of reactor3 / “No tank capacity”

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On 11/28/2013, Tepco announced they won’t pump up the contaminated groundwater anymore in the seaside of between reactor2 and 3.

Having the highly contaminated groundwater flowing to the sea, Tepco is building the underground wall on the coastal line.
However the groundwater level rapidly increases due to the wall, Tepco needed to pump up the groundwater on the seaside of reactor2.
On the seaside of reactor3, Tepco is also building the underground wall but because of the shortage of the tanks, Tepco decided not to pump up the rising groundwater.
By not pumping up the groundwater, it may come up to the surface of the ground or overflow the underground wall to the sea.
Tepco states the radioactive density of the water is low enough.




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Tokyo Suburb To Be Decontaminated, 70% Of Town Marked For Clean Up

Tokyo Suburb To Be Decontaminated, 70% Of Town Marked For Clean Up
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Fukushima Radiation Exceeds Chernobyl Evacuation Levels Across Japan

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