Asahi: Huge island made of “contaminated soil and rubble” proposed off Fukushima coast — Place for disposal of radioactive debris — “Measures will be taken to prevent adverse impact on ocean”

Published: August 8th, 2013 at 8:58 am ET


Title: INTERVIEW: Former member of ‘nuclear village’ calls for local initiative to rebuild Fukushima
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: August 8, 2013

Yukiteru Naka, former General Electric engineer who spent 40 years at nuclear plants in Fukushima Prefecture

[…] In May, I presented a Futaba County Island Construction Plan to heads of municipal governments in Futaba county.

It calls for creating a huge island off the Fukushima No. 1 plant from contaminated soil and rubble and building facilities for decommissioning as well as for disposal of and research on debris.

(A high level of) radiation is not expected on the island because it will be covered with a large amount of soil. All possible measures will be taken to prevent an adverse impact on the ocean. […]

I came up with the proposal for the purpose of reconstructing all of Fukushima Prefecture. In return, I expect government assistance in building the man-made island and other projects. […]

Will companies set up in a place full of abandoned homes? Can agriculture be revived when there are no successors? The government’s approach is not realistic. […]

[The island could] change the image of Futaba county drastically and develop an area where young people want to gather.

The Futaba County Island Construction Plan should contribute to decommissioning the reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 plant and reconstructing local communities. I expect experts to study the feasibility of the project. […]

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Published: August 8th, 2013 at 8:58 am ET


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32 comments to Asahi: Huge island made of “contaminated soil and rubble” proposed off Fukushima coast — Place for disposal of radioactive debris — “Measures will be taken to prevent adverse impact on ocean”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    A person can't answer the stupidity fast enough these days.
    And when an earthquake happens..and it will..what becomes of the 'tender' man-made radioactive island?

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      Wow! Just when you thought thing were getting loopy, they go and get loopy loopy. What the bloody hell is going on?!

      • eatliesndie eatliesndie

        …I can see all the "young people" flocking to the Fukushima resort island…yay…sun, surf, sand….yipee….

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    A HUGE island of radioactive contaminated material?..they might as well stay on the 'mainland".

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oh..ya..ya..ya..stick it near one of the larger faults in the ocean off of Fukushima…see what happens.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Yukiteru Naka, better to abandon Japan entirely, since it is already a nuclear waste dump end-to-end.
    Build a new nuclear-free and contamination-free island for the Japanese people to live on.

    You have spent a lifetime destroying the Japanese Homeland.
    Haven't you done enough damage?
    Here's a suggestion: Retire. 😉

  • saltyfishlvr

    Absolute moronic stupidity! Is this the best they can come up with? One big earthquake, one typhoon, and the ocean will eat their man made island. All that soil and rubble will be swept away. Fuku sits on land fill, and they can't stop the ground water, how do they intend to stop the ocean tides from seeping into their man made island?

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      Yes, basically it amounts to dumping the entire mess into the ocean. What a clever chap he is to come up with such a plan.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I muse..oh yes..
    Today I am musing on the condition of Daini.

    Shukan Asahi: Fukushima Daini also had major damage from 3/11 — Submerged under 4 meters of water
    May 30 2012

    Is it gushing radioactivity as well?
    Is it having the same problems of subsidence and groundwater?
    I would be checking whole earthquake struck area for shearing etc..
    But..hey..that's me.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Why Futuba county? Because it's already dosed.?

    An Interview With Idogawa, Mayor of Futuba Town ,After His resignation
    Feb 10 2013

  • 🙁 – IMO

    All of the radioactive contaminated debris has been or WILL BE DUMPED into the deepest part of the ocean. Most likely the south Pacific's deep trench or somewhere/anywhere as far away from Japan as possible.

    In the end, they will claim it's regrettable but they had no choice as a country.

    Fukushima's NPP explosions and multiple meltdowns are proof that these DNA Destroying Death Machines are the hugest FAIL in the history of mankind.

    Einstein and many others warned us this could happen, but people were enticed/tricked by the Public Relations campaign that said it was 'safe' and that the electricity produced would be 'too cheap to meter'.

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      "…hugest FAIL in the history of mankind…" ChasAha, I really liked this statement. :). Peace. No nukes.

    • m a x l i

      We can expect to see little Greenpeace boats skirmishing with large japanese rubble freighters in the South Pacific. The japanese will call the dumping "research".

    • lam335 lam335

      re: "All of the radioactive contaminated debris has been or WILL BE DUMPED into the deepest part of the ocean"

      I also think that's where all this is ultimately going… just like with the contaminated water.

      It's amazing that a nation that has always depended so heavily upon the sea for its sustenance can view the ocean as little more than a dumping ground for radioactive trash.

      • lam335 lam335

        I don't see why they don't just dump everything in the most contaminated parts of Fukushima. They need to get over the idea that it's going to be de-contaminated and should be re-settled. Kids should not be raised in those areas; they'll always have higher radiation levels.

        Instead of clinging to the delusion that everything can be cleaned up and re-built in the worst-contaminated areas, they need to accept the loss of those areas and confine all of the radioactive debris there. Instead, they cling to that unrealistic hope while at the same time willfully spreading the contamination farther and farther around by incinerating it and dumping it into the ocean that provides one of their main sources of food (as well as the food of so many other peoples in the region).

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          The debris placed anywhere will continue to enter the groundwater.
          Fukushima as 'No Man's Land..yes..I believe it is now..yet to be realized.
          Any water..all water coming contact with radioactive material will become contaminated.
          They want us to follow the water..instead of following the corium.
          Where is the corium?

  • dosdos dosdos

    Well, why did they make the Mariana Trench so close to Japan anyway?

  • OnTheFrontLines

    It'll all be okay, "because it will be covered with a large amount of soil."

    • We Not They Finally

      Yeah we know. Built out of contaminated soil, but it won't be too radioactive because it will covered with a lot of soil. Contaminated isn't radioactive? Did I miss something? Did this guy just not quite screw in the light bulb?

  • m a x l i

    Typical textbook nuclear engineer, built nuclear power plants all his live, thought they were save for eternity, but, oops! there came an earthquake and tsunami. Suddenly they weren't save anymore.

    Now he wants to build an artificial island from rubble, waste and soil in the ocean, thinks it will be save for eternity, but, oops! Help! Who could have thought what is coming on the horizon?

  • ftlt

    We are now living in a SciFi horror movie latter days world…

    Right an island of radioactive junk…

    They can't even get near the place.. How do the accomplish this???..

    This is the PLAN!!!!!!! WOW

  • jec jec

    Just BS—"All possible measures will be taken to prevent an adverse impact on the ocean". Just like they are doing already? They sure like to lie a lot….

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Once again proof that "truth is stranger than fiction".

    So another earthquake and tsunami not to mention rising sea levels will impact this radioactive island how?

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    Anyone care to bet that sending all the nuke waste into space was at least on the table?

  • gmathol

    Come on Japan – radiation already leaked into the ocean.

    Game over – Japan poisoned!

  • Lion76 Lion76

    Huge island made of “contaminated soil and rubble”

    "Yes, and we shall call it… JAPAN!"

  • We Not They Finally

    Treasure Island or The Island of Dr. Moreau?

  • StevenStarr

    Yukiteru Naka will protect the ocean by creating an island made of radioactive waste.

  • NeverAnyDanger

    Yes I'm sure young people everywhere will want to travel to Futaba for spring break…I'm hoping young people are going to be smarter than the people around now.

    And they're going to get those reactors into the ocean one way or another. Put them on an island and let the next tsunami sink them.

    But how will they get those coriums over to the island??