Fukushima Worker Shocked: Steel support frames under Reactor 4 damaged — Reinforcement of fuel pool jury-rigged, danger if hit by typoon or tornado — Vast amounts of ‘heavy water’ inside (VIDEO)

Published: June 25th, 2012 at 11:25 am ET


Japanese Diplomat urges UN intervention on SFP4
ABC Australia
Mark Willacy
June 25, 2012
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Mark Willacy, ABC Australia: Working next to the Reactor 4 building, he was shocked about what he was told about the pool 30 meters above him

Tomohiko Suzuki: I spoke to a worker that helped reinfoirce the reactor 4 building. He said the spent fuel pool has vast amounts of heavy water in it and that the steel support frames were damaged, but he told me that the reinforcement of the pool was jury rigged so if a typoon or a tornado hits it will be dangerous.

Published: June 25th, 2012 at 11:25 am ET


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12 comments to Fukushima Worker Shocked: Steel support frames under Reactor 4 damaged — Reinforcement of fuel pool jury-rigged, danger if hit by typoon or tornado — Vast amounts of ‘heavy water’ inside (VIDEO)

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Fukushima Reactor 4; Global Life Extinction Event If It Collapses; via A Green Road

    12 reasons why all nuclear power plants must be shut down; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/12-reasons-why-all-nuclear-power-plants.html

  • weeman

    I have a dream and if dreams come true, we will rid this world of nuclear energy and all it's byproducts
    If not this will be the demise of this world, wake up or perish.
    We the people demand it, let's have a referendum on it, we live in a so called democracy so let the people deside, we must rise up and be counted.
    Should be the main issue in coming elections in all countries.
    We should be putting our own candidates in elections, lets find and convince leaders to join us.
    People who work or profit from nuclear power should have their names released and ostrizised by society, make the their lives a misery and especially their children should have no friends
    Extreme measures requires a sacrifice

  • The logic involved here reminds me of when I lived in Texas. A certain number of people have to be killed at an intersection before they would install a traffic light.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    #Fukushima: Langley: FALSE ACCUSATIONS FROM MEDIAFIRE ABOUT MY STUDY ON Strontium 89 http://tinyurl.com/7uksdws

  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    If I had been given the job of reinforcing SFP4, the metal jacks would have been a temporary reinforcement while reinforced concrete pillers were installed. I believe that this was, in fact, the case at SFP4. This reporter might not have known this, and may not have been able to take a look at the supports. The concensus here at the time was that even new concrete supports were insufficient to secure the building in the event of a strong EQ. That remains my opinion.

    Others have made the point here that TEPCO's focus on SFP4 drew attention away from the significant amount of plutonium actually released in the explosion of Reactor3. There was talk at the time of an ELE as a result of the plutonium dispersed over the whole world by that explosion. That remains to be seen. But I have had a change of mind on the ELE subject, and now believe that the Fuku event will impact Japan first, and the rest of the world very little. Today I went shopping in one of those chain grocery stores that seem always to have great produce from California. Big agriculture is marching in lockstep with Government and the Nuke Industry to keep even the discussion of the possibility of Fuku nuke fallout content of California and PNW produce to an absolute minimum. There is as yet no portable, real-time meter available that can detect cesium and other fallout in food products. We need nuke democracy now, please.

    • The june bugs never appeared this June.

      The cockroaches that previously swarmed my garden are gone.

      I've only seen 1 bat this summer.

      Many people I know have inexplicable and unusual health problems that cannot be diagnosed by their doctors.

      I'm not arguing that Fukushima is an ELE.

      I don't think it is; at least, not in the way people usually think about an ELE.

      Radiation can produce genetic damage that is not immediately detectable through the bystander and delayed effects.

      Over time, cells that were impacted by these effects produce mutated progeny. Offspring will inherit germ line mutations.

      The sheer volume of mutations in our germ line cells are increasing rapidly in response to the radiation and chemicals in our environment.

      The rapidly resulting "genetic mosaicism" is probably unprecedented in human evolution.

      At some point, viable reproduction will become compromised.

      We could already have enough mutations in the germ line cells of northerners to have reached that point.

      Yet it takes time to unfold – generations.

      No one knows what the tipping point is (or if they do, they're not publishing that research).

      On Mosaicism

      On Burdening Species with Genetic Mutations

      On Bias in Permissible Dose

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Mr.Koide speaks of the danger of radiation and a common ground between Okinawa and Fukushima

  • razzz razzz

    I can understand the fascination with SFP #4 and I'm glad it is getting media attention but overlooked is (3) melted core along with their fuel pools besides the rest of the site i.e. Units 5&6 plus the common fuel pool and the dry cask storage area at this one nuclear site…54 smaller(?) sites in Japan.

    Are they trying to say Unit 4's SFP potentially going up in flames is any worse than already having (3) melted cores?

    A couple months old article…


    • Sickputer

      razz typed these queries:

      " 54 smaller(?) sites in Japan."

      SP: Fukushima Daiichi is huge (in fuel tonnage) but Kashiwazaki- Kariwa is bigger and has a lengthy history of spent fuel also:


      razz: "Are they trying to say Unit 4's SFP potentially going up in flames is any worse than already having (3) melted cores?"

      SP: That depends on whether you want your radiation death slow and rough or fast and tough. Open burning fuel from 4 would be a one-year death sentence for central Japan, possibly the whole country and beyond.

      With the coriums the emissions are spread out slower over a much longer time span in the atmosphere and water contamination. Certainly those cores have the potential to wipe out Japan in a few years also.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Don't know if anyone else caught this, but at 1:41 in, Robert Alvarez said that there is 10 times the Caesium in the spent fuel pool #4, than what was released from the Chernobyl disaster. Then at 2:56 in, Hiroki Koide say's that if the spent fuel pool #4 goes, there would be 10 times the Caesium released, than what was already released at the Fukushima triple meltdowns and two explosions. Don't know about the accuracy of these statements, although these two are the experts, but that puts Fukushima, at least on a par with Chernobyl, and Fukushima is still releasing Caesium from the 3 missing underground marinating, sputtering coriums.
    So, that pretty much puts it on record, that Fukushima is the worst nuclear power disaster in the history of nuclear power and the worst man made disaster in the history of man kind. The most Caesium released into the atmosphere and pacific ocean ever.
    Which nuclear power plant is next?
    Will the industry be able to top this?
    Will we, as a global society wake up and SHUT THEM ALL DOWN?
    Before it's too late for Planet Earth's future.
    It is way past time, to be done with nuclear power.

    • Jebus Jebus

      It is important to note that everyone is only talking about Caesium 134 and Caesium 137.
      What about all the other radionuclides and actnides that were released? Over 1200 different isotopes, including PLUTONIUM.
      It's time now. Shut them all down.

  • razzz razzz

    Since in is known that Unit 3 was running MOX fuel, I'm guessing Unit 3's reactor core left the building. I only say that because large amounts of plutonium is being picked up by sensors, more than what would be found as daughter byproducts after uranium has been fissiled in typical fuel rod assemblies (not MOX loaded).

    The Unit 3 explosion scatter solids and gases away from the plant site, sorta of. An uncontrolled fire in 4's SPF pond would contaminate the immediate area rendering the entire site unapproachable besides where an airborne toxic cloud or plume wafts towards. Rains would cause horrendous fallout washouts around the globe. And of course more contaminated groundwater and ocean.

    Sand and concrete drops would be the order of the day to keep remnants in check. Water would only make the fire worse as fuel rod cladding would react by taking the hydrogen out of the water and feeding itself.