Anonymous Fukushima Engineer: Another explosion at nuke plant possible — “It’s endless, endless – The task will never end”

Published: October 7th, 2011 at 12:10 pm ET


SOURCE: Residents of Japanese town contaminated by Fukushima refuse to return, The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2011

[…] Those working inside the plant provide little reason for optimism. “It’s endless, endless. The task will never end,” said a senior nuclear engineer who spends six hours a day, five days a week supervising the effort to make sure the reactor cores that partially [???] melted down in March remain immersed in cooling water.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the nuclear worker said he wouldn’t risk having his own family join him in Hirono. “No matter how much they say it’s safe, as long as the soil contamination exists, I could not bring my relatives here.” And, he added, there remains the possibility of another explosion “if someone is careless or the cooling facility stops.” […]

Published: October 7th, 2011 at 12:10 pm ET


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39 comments to Anonymous Fukushima Engineer: Another explosion at nuke plant possible — “It’s endless, endless – The task will never end”

  • Tanuki San

    Thankfully someone with some knowledge about the situation has spoken the truth. Now I wish the international community would get involved and help Japan find a way to deal with this problem. It seems like more ideas, more scientists, and more money will be needed to stop this disaster from getting worse.

  • Sickputer

    Soon to be 7 months and they are still running massive feed and bleed operations of cooling. The ocean contamination is massive as is the air toxins.

    Fighting a nuclear fire essentially with buckets of water is a picture that should remind us all that the scientists have finally met their match after 7 decades and lost the battle.

    Nuclear energy has become the master. We could call Fukushima Daiichi “Skynet” in Terminator terminology.

    We are the human slaves and many soon will be dead human slaves. New weapons will have to be developed to defeat the new master.

    Who will be the John Connor who can defeat the Skynet coriums? Application forms are available at Tepco headquarters in Tokyo (possibly later new digs in Okinawa).

  • StillJill StillJill

    And,…who’s money will that need to be? Hummmm? TEPCO’s? The Japanese Gov’mnt?????? Hummm,….getting colder,…..back down the food chain for that answer—Oh yes,….the little people,…who have had this DEATH stroke dealt TO THEM,…will somehow have to flip the bill.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Jova could become hurricane over Pacific; models show landfall possible next week
    By The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    MIAMI – Forecasters say Tropical Storm Jova is expected to become a hurricane sometime in the next day or so over the eastern Pacific Ocean.
    Earlier Friday, Irwin strengthened to become the eighth hurricane of the eastern Pacific season.
    Late Friday morning, both storms remained far from land off the coast of Mexico.
    Irwin was moving west-northwest at about 8 mph (13 kph), but current models show the storm could take a turn back toward the east and move toward land. Jova was moving northwest at about 8 mph (13 kph). Models show it also could take a turn toward the northeast and possibly make landfall sometime next week over Mexico.

    **So with something like this occurring in the Pacific, does this increase the fallout/inbound contamination from the air and water borne radiation for those of us on the coast?

    • Sickputer

      *So with something like this occurring in the Pacific, does this increase the fallout/inbound contamination from the air and water borne radiation for those of us on the coast”

      SP: Exponentially.

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    I have a strange feelings of sadness and awe saying this forbidden, blasfemic thoughts but uhm, looking at this from a global perspectif , and realizing we have Mother Earth strapped with nukes like a suicide terrorist making sure she dies completely off when we go extinct by chain
    reaction meltdowns. Shouldent the japanese people come to terms with the possibility that their country is fubar and the responsible thing to
    do would be cleaning the island from the other plants so they cant start leaking when the island becomes desolated ? Because, if i’m right, we
    probably have only a relatively small window in time to do this enormous task.

  • Anthony Anthony

    ***The concern that has been festering among investors since March is that the Japanese crisis will turn off other regions of the world from nuclear power. Japan has been living almost nuclear-free since March, and doing fairly well with the absence of power. However, the country’s new leader, Yoshihiko Noda, apparently isn’t convinced that a freeze on nuclear energy is the way to go. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Noda is determined to restart idled nuclear reactors by next summer, with fewer than a dozen of the country’s 54 reactors currently operating. ***

  • Every Japanese citizen will be safe.

    …All they have to do is convert to Islam, then all start to wear Barkhas.

    Radiation will not be able to seep thru.

    …I’m ahead of the curve on this one.

    Just opened up “Acme Barkha…Wear one size fits all, male and female.”

    Gonna go on the public stock markets on this one and make a bagillion Yen.

    red red wine

  • “It’s endless, endless. The task will never end,”

    “Someone’s had an Epiphany”

    : a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something (2): an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking (3): an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure

  • pure water

    I just wonder what they are cooling – the scanty remains of the coriums in the reactors? What about the main parts sinking in the ground?

  • “In the past week alone, plutonium was discovered in soil 40 kilometres from the stricken plant..” – also stated in article

    40 kilometers is almost 25 miles.

    Note: Plutonium

  • pure water

    And they stop measuring plutonium. Guess why.

    • Grampybone Grampybone

      They stop measuring plutonium because it stays around for eternity the Japanese government and TEPCO want people to move home. In the immortal words of Trey Parker…”Dum dum dum dum dum”

  • It rivals the soul,the beginningless endless one accompanying the body. The pinnacle of the cumulative effects of modern civilization generically based on untruth-witness all the inseparable strands of nature fully corrupted by Fukushimas and indeed the entire nuclear cycles all over-in a perpetual state of meltdown are the spent fuel pools and the nuclear reactors and add to these the mining and mill tailings wastes. Alas,modern civilization and not just the nuclear fuel cycle is the culprit. Look at coal for example and the ash! And sigh! See the damnation for all time at
    In short one must live in such a way that one is able to return all that one took back to the earth in a feasible acceptable safely degradable absorbable ecological manner- normal civilization. See
    The mantra is production,consumption and return.
    Right now neptunium 237 is scattered all over. And after ten thousand years, radiation’s major portion will be from neptunium 237. And tge extreme hazard lasts for 100 millennia or more.And in the present conditions of spent fuel pools and cores in a state of perpetual meltdown as Adams put it in naturalnews, we can only be drawn into the blackhole only to reappear at the break of the next day of
    Brahma,4.32 billion years later, the process is beginning less and endless. Still we
    must do our duty of living normally on a normal earth. So abandon nukes now and ensure insulation of the menace from the biosphere from generation to generation. Let’s into the blackhole as negs tropically as possible!

    • As negentropically as possible. Editor iPad please correct yourself!

    • Sorry not 100 millennia but hundred thousand millennia,the hazards of the Fukushimas remain and neptunium 237 is the most mobile of all the actinides produced in the nuclear reactors and will be carried fast from the repositories of wastes into the groundwaters…abandon nukes now..

    • I remind you that you Earthmen are only a tiny minority in this galaxy.

      • Novamind

        @Spock Your Left Brain Statements always inspire though.

        • Nowhere am I so desperately needed as among a shipload of illogical Earthmen.

          • Steven Steven

            Spogh (Vulcan pronunciation, common courtesy) did you know that we earthmen actually use the right hemisphere of our brain to make decisions? Research has shown that damage to that part of the right brain leaves people hesitant and unable to make choices.

            Seems we like to think we are rational, but in reality we apply good old instinct and prejudice to guide us through each day.

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            Even with both sides of the brain on…humans are too stupid…to handle themselves…

  • For those that aren’t Canadian let me point out The Globe and Mail is a conservative right wing mainstream National newspaper perhaps the Canadian version of the New York Times. Nice to see some critical Mainstream reporting. Excellent to see this article coming from the Globe.

    God Bless Everybody

  • Novamind

    The Task will never end…. Operation Plowshare or keep Monkeying around with the Unfixable Death/Mutant Making Machines.

  • Yup. I’ve been saying this since it all started. It will not ever stop.

    However, aside from covering it all within a massive structure, which could result in a huge nuclear fire explosion and massive radiation release, there may be another way to stop it. And that would involve JAXA (Japan Exploration Aerospace Agency), NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and any others that may be able to help. The together they devise some kind of rockets to send the entire plant into space. I know that this would cost billions and could be impossible to do, but it may be the only option left. God help us all.

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      What goes up must come down.

    • americancommntr

      At first thought, I said thought that statement about ‘rocketing the complex into space’ was just completely ridiculous. But, thinking further, it’s likely that anti-gravity technology is in use by the military right now. There were discoveries announced in the mid-1950s, then the news went silent. That kind of technology could lift any amount of weight into space.

      What I’d give a shot at for Fukushima, is the use of Brown’s Gas flame to take the radioactivity out of whatever they are able to put the flame upon, which it reportedly can do, and which was reportedly discovered about 20 years ago.

      Welders use torches underwater. If a Brown’s Gas torch will work underwater, then there is a darn good possibility they could be de-radiationing whatever they can pass a flame upon within those reactor vessels, whether there is any water in them or not. If BG works like Internet articles claim, it would make it possible to clean that plant up, in terms of radioactivity.

      They’d still have a ‘depleted uranium’ and other poisonous element MESS on their hands, but at least they wouldn’t have to tiptoe around nearly-instant-death hotspots as they cleaned the place up.

      The problems with Brown’s Gas are twofold, however. First, when the public learned more about it in the attention, they would soon learn about it’s potential to be an energy source.

      Second, the nuclear industry would thus be put out of business. Maybe the owners and people in that industry could just quit it, and start working on how to use Brown’s Gas, and splitting water with energy from the vacuum, so that we could start desalinating sea water en masse and pumping it to wherever needed to grow more food.

      Third, the lucrative game of eternally caring for spent fuel would be shortened to a very finite period of time.

      Fourth, this technology would make it possible to eliminate nuclear material from the earth, such as that in weapons.

      Fifth, there’d have to be some other kind of dead-man fuzing against general nuclear attack, EMP attack, and scalar electromagnetic weapon attack. But, the world would be safer from a Wormwood event where all the reactors and SFP in the world were melted down/burned up at once after a solar flare or global EMP.

      All the mentally ill liberals in America would want the US to unilaterally dud it’s nuclear weapons fuel. As we all know from how the current President from Kenya, (or Iran, Russia, China, or whatever) made it into office, there are enough crazy people to vote for unilateral disarmament nowadays. However, every current nuclear power would still keep secret weapons around, though, and the half-dozen other ways to build ‘inertial confinement fusion’ devices are probably already weaponized with some weapons deployed. Not to mention the other things we don’t know about that would scare us to insomnia.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Now that would make one hell of a movie!

    These freaks think they’re omnipotent.
    This ‘god-like’ psychosis they are displaying,….makes me think of the Babylonians trying to build a tower to heaven to escape another flood!

  • NeverAnyDanger

    God help us if the space administration tries to rocket that mess into space. NASA has had 3 accidents involving plutonium releases and there’s a new launch planned for Nov with 4.8 kg to 10 lbs of plutonium on board depending on the source.

    “The worst accident occurred in 1964 and involved the SNAP-9A plutonium system aboard a satellite that failed to achieve orbit and dropped to Earth, disintegrating as it fell. The
    2.1 pounds of plutonium fuel dispersed widely over the Earth and Dr. John Gofman, professor of medical physics at the University of California at Berkeley, long linked this accident to an increase in global lung cancer.”

    NASA estimates there’s a 1 in 220 chance of having an accident during launch.

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      Time to close that Agency NOW. Enough of this stupidity.

    • This is an ongoing example of generically corrupt modern civilization at work. We must change to a normal way of life whose products can be returned to earth safely!

    • Steven Steven

      Yep and I bet they are really sorry about it too. As in losing sleep over it sorry… I doubt it very much. As Dr Helen Caldicott often says, “how dare they”. It beggars belief.

  • jtb

    I wrote a short story once about a man who stole a big truck from a Truck Stop parking lot… it was hauling a big tank of gasoline… he opened a valve up so it started leaking fuel, then smashed through the gate of a “secure” facility… when he reached the thing he wanted to take out, he stopped and lit up a Zippo lighter and tossed it…

    It’s just a story of course…

    Nuclear plants are just pathetically vulnerable- by air strike, even by ground strike. The entire concept is flawed, and rotten to the Core.

    • Why bother, they build them on faults and tsunami zones so they are already ticking time bombs !

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        Ticking timebombs needs to be disarmed asap, as time is an important factor if i understand the concept “time-bomb” correctly .