Book by Fukushima Worker: Bottom of Daini reactor may be ‘broken through’ — Rumors of possible explosion

Published: April 23rd, 2012 at 10:25 pm ET
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Excerpts from book by Tomohiko Suzuki translated by Fukushima Diary:

Fukushima Daini, 2F as they call, is very mysterious. Something must have happened there.

2F [Daini] is that contaminated.

There are 4 reactors in 2F [Daini] and all of them stopped. Coolant system is properly working and the temperature is stable, but it’s only reactor 4 to have been recovered. Collecting comments of subcontract companies, I asked about the contamination situation to Tepco workers. They turned to be helpless.

“Yes, true.. I wonder why it’s so contaminated. The operation floor on the top and concrete shielding plug are unbelievably contaminated. Water is even in pedestal (= The room under pressure vissel [sic]).”

A retired employee of an electric company said, “If water is in pedestal, it means pressure vessel had excessive pressure. Control rod or pipes are severely damaged. The bottom of the reactor is broken through. Like Fukushima Dai ichi, it is rational to think there was a hydrogen explosion.”

Toshiba planned to enter reactor 3 it the end of December, but they didn’t.

After Hitachi went into reactor 4 in the end of August, the rumor spread that reactor may have exploded.

Media tried to report but they couldn’t confirm.

Only few plant workers know the current situation. 2F [Daini] looks normal but subcontract companies to work around the vessel all say it’s suspicious.

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Published: April 23rd, 2012 at 10:25 pm ET
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49 comments to Book by Fukushima Worker: Bottom of Daini reactor may be ‘broken through’ — Rumors of possible explosion

  • CB CB

    Could that be the smoke from an earlier video this year covering the entire cam on the TBS? I will have to find it.


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  • TheWorldIsBlind

    So, if I'm understanding correctly, Daini is in much trouble if not more than fukushima? Wow…a double nuclear plant disaster – if this is true than we are doomed, although, just from Fuku alone, we are doomed…we failed as a species, we failed miserably…


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    • Sickputer

      We can not guess at the extent of the global effects yet.. Maybe it will be a near ELE or maybe not. Maybe it takes 10, 20, or 30 Fukushimas to kill off mankind. The jury and executioner is still out.

      300,000 births occurred today globally… 150,000 died. The atomic scientists may have unleashed a monster that will skew that ratio, but will nuclear power plant radiation destroy 7 billion humans in days, weeks, months, years, decades, or millennia? The old thermonuclear war theory of a nuclear winter relied on many thousands of widely dispersed bomb blasts.

      The single megaplex disaster in Japan is potentially fatal for millions, perhaps billions. Japan and North America may be decimated. Other continents may fare better.

      I speculate that the common NRC theory" the ocean is vast" is to some extent true. Ten billion fatal doses of plutonium will fit easily into a bus. Broken and dispersed helter skelter by the wind and water it will undoubtedly lose much mass to inacessible hiding places. In sediment, inside a tree as it grows, under a landslide, etc.

      True those million-year danger poison specks can re-emerge forever with the flukes of nature or mankind. On my opinion Man will become extinct at some future date, but it may not be from radiation. Something far deadlier will be invented and wipe out all vestiges of biped apes.

      Having said all that… I think the theoretical Doomsday Clock should be set to 1 second before midnight. We are very close to the…


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      • Sickputer

        …end of mankind.


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      • CB CB

        Sickputer, I don't know what to say.


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        • "Something far deadlier will be invented…" or/and mutated, on purpose or otherwise. :(


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        • Sickputer

          I will give relate anecdotal testament that may be terrible news for southwestern states. I drove 1100 miles last weekend across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. The skies were clear in north eastern Oklahoma and into the Ozarks.

          But coming back to north western Texas… I spied the massive haze cloud from just south of Lawton, Oklahoma and it was socked in for the next two hundred miles into Texas. It's the same haze I have seen most every day for over two months… Maybe 2 or 3 days have been clear.

          It is important to realize the elevation in my part of Texas approaches 1700 feet above sea level. Many areas of the Ozark range runs nearly half as tall despite the many mountains and valleys.

          The hazy air inversions are affecting people with ticins and the dynamics of altitude, extensity of flora and fauna, and precipitation are all interlinked.

          I thought previously I was lucky to be in a drier area to avoid fallout in rain. That "blessing" is sorely tempered by the reality lack of vegetation provides a massive conduit for dust-laden wind and suspended air inversions loaded with fumes even when the wind is very light.

          Locales with lush foliage present a huge sponge to soak up wind-blown toxins. True those toxins may be washed by rain and snow into water supplies… But I think air pollution is much deadlier than water pollution in the short run. You can buy and drink imported water…but you can't purchase imported air.


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          • CB CB

            Sickputer, this may be unrelated. Last month I noticed an ash cloud. Very very thin, dark and noticeably strange. It was low, very thin, dark, and moved like the surface of the ocean. I should have taken a picture of it. It took up the entire sky, my angle to view was enhanced by the suns angle. It reminded me of the ash in Fukushima, later when it came to light.


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              • Sickputer

                I think most of us here see clouds and rain in such a different light since 311.

                Sorry admin for offthread straying…I think we may learn eventually much greater deceptions besides this 13 month tribble of isinformation about Dainii and Daiichi. Deceptions that may shock many, but won't even register any sign of emotion from the stalwarts of Enenews.


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                • Yes- since then, all clouds and precip I view with automatic dread. A few days ago, however, I *forgot* somehow- long enough to enjoy a gentle, warm, late afternoon rain, complete with distant thunder & lightning.

                  The pre-311 bliss managed to linger for a while even after I remembered that we can't play in the rain anymore. I have to hold on to those memories of the before-rain.

                  Suppose us stalwarts are fortunate in that we have had time to adjust, to have the capacity to remember The Before- without going totally nutso with grief- and fear- of The After.

                  Does that make any sense at all?


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                  • I measured .05 microSv/H in the light rain, and that is lower than normal, so I went running with my dogs in the rain.
                    Geiger rocks.


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                    • :) that's happy. Geiger is high on my shopping list.


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                    • aigeezer aigeezer

                      Hi stock. Something I've learned since getting a GC and watching user chatter on the radiation network is that rain events often have plenty of radon washout (separate phenomenon from Fukushima stuff). The amounts are small in absolute terms, but exposure is cumulative, as you know. I conclude that we probably should have stayed out of the rain all our lives, where feasible, especially if we had known what was to come with cumulative man-made "allowable releases" everywhere, not to mention Fukushima.

                      Similarly, I think the new privately owned GCs are going to pick up more and more small "oopsies" from local nuke sources – things we would never have known about when we got all our news from government and msm sources.

                      The crowd-sourced GC networks are still way too small – it will be great when there are millions of stations. Soon, I hope!


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      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        @Sickputer: "…300,000 births occurred today globally… 150,000 died." That is an astonishing number. Is it a misprint / typo? Or do you have a source for it? TY.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Wow, Sickputer, are you saying half the infants born today did not survive? That is an enormous number of infant deaths!


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        • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

          According to John Robbins (Diet For A New America ) ,ex heir to the Baskin Robbins ice cream fortune (he walked away from it all) about 64,000 people were dying of starvation world wide every day as of the late 1980s (If my memory serves me right).

          Which means the numbers have to much higher now.


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        • Not that half of newborns died….
          150000 old folks died.


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          • jec jec

            Or radiated carbon based life forms..of any age group. I fit the "old folks" moniker..soon OLD will be the new 20 yrs of age. Girls and boys will have to have babies as soon as they mature..over 20 will be too late….


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  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Earthquake shutdown Tokai Daini Power Station~!~

    Tepco states Tokai Daini Power Station stopped automatically on the occurrence of the Earthquake. Off site power was lost immediately after the earthquake. ..at 14:46 March 11/2011

    http://www.atomdb.jnes.go.jp/en/events/tokai-daini.html

    NOTE: The first pdf on this link is the press release which states that the earthquake did not shutdown the reactor. However the 2nd pdf to NISA states clearly that it was shutdown by the Earthquake.

    PLEASE download the 2nd pdf to be sure that we all have a copy of it. Send it to yourself in an e-mail to have an additional backup. And save a copy to an external hard-drive & or disc.

    ~Oct 12/2011 (Reuters) – Japan Atomic Power said on Wednesday that repairing its quake-hit Tokai Daini nuclear reactor will take until August next year, about nine months longer than originally planned, as the facility's turbines need extra work.

    In the table below, capacities are shown in megawatts. "P" represents a planned
    regular inspection shutdown and "U" an unplanned shutdown.

    http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFL3E7L41DL20111012


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    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Quake damage to turbine blades found at Tokai Daini

      Damage to turbine blades, apparently caused by the March 11th earthquake, has been found at a nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan.
 The Tokai Daini plant, about 100 kilometers north of Tokyo, automatically shut down in the quake.

      The operator of the plant, Japan Atomic Power Company, has been checking the plant closely since May in a regular checkup scheduled to last 6 months.
 It says it discovered friction marks on the blades and other parts of the reactor’s turbines.
 The company believes the damage was caused by the March 11 quake as similar marring had been reported in another plant in Niigata Prefecture in the wake of an earthquake in 2007.
 The utility says some parts were also found missing from a device that injects coolant into the reactor. It also discovered cracks in equipment attached to the upper parts of the reactor.


      Earlier this month the government nuclear safety body found the level of quake-resistance of the electrical equipment at the plant was below the standard set by power companies. 13.07.2011 -

      http://myfukushima.info/2011/07/14/quake-damage-found-in-tokai-nuclear-power-


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Several of the Japanese TV videos discussed problems at Daini. Since I don't speak much Japanese I wasn't able to tell what they were saying about it.

      It's nonetheless apparent something has been going on there for awhile.

      It was discussed in the context of the issues with Reactor 2 at Daichi, going back to January 2012 or so.


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  • patb2009

    dai-ichi is completely screwed, 3 meltdowns and a explosion,

    dai ini is heavily damaged.

    lots of core damage, one breached RPV but no meltdowns/meltthroughs.


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  • patb2009

    Dai-ini should be very worrisome, they had a big quake, the tsunami did way less damage and still they saw a lot of reactor core damage. That means that in any big quake, you can expect a high probability of core damage and release.


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    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      They already knew that quakes cause core damage to reactors. Quote from my posts above:

      "The company believes the damage was caused by the March 11 quake as similar marring had been reported in another plant in Niigata Prefecture in the wake of an earthquake in 2007.
 The utility says some parts were also found missing from a device that injects coolant into the reactor. It also discovered cracks in equipment attached to the upper parts of the reactor."



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  • kalidances

    Sickputer hugs to you.
    The entire world will be completely changed because of Fukushima by 2015. I have been here since the beginning and even now there is pointless arguing where there should be active cooperative and planning.

    There will be many, many deaths and much more pain. It is going to get much worse this Summer. Humans, however, are going nowhere. Humans will genetically mutate(evolve) to survive and thrive. The task now is to get comfort and justice for the victims,to find(and divulge) the new technologies for rebuilding the infrastructure that will move the Japanese culture forward. To create alternative forms of healthy agriculture. To never let this happen again.

    No country will be exempt from this. ALL will suffer. Pay attention to Ibaraki. The JMA and USGS are no longer being truthful. To those who worry about "when"- you will be able to see the explosion from space.

    Be supportive of each other. It is truly the citizens against the governments now-and the citizens are considered expendable.

    Namaste~


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  • retali8 retali8

    OK so Daini is inn a bad shape too,, possibly alot worse than we first thought, especially when radiation around daini was found to be much higher than around daichi… it was on a recent report posted here anyway…

    Also i would like to share with you guys,,, i take Fish Oil — its actually the "Practioner only" range,, called "Ultra Clean EPA/DHA Plus" this being more expensive than the others and supposed to be much better for you,,, but a closer look at the bottle shows "Manufactured in Canada" CHRIST,,,, WE ALL KNOW THE OCEANS OFF CANADA ARE HEAVILY POLLUTED THANKS TO FUKUSHIMA,,, so infact this fish oil is probably give you a dose of radiation at the same time,, WHAT A SHOCK?! so sad…. anyway ive emailed them, not sure ill get an honest answer or not,,, thought my health was going downhill and it all lies in the pill,, the fish oil from the pacific ocean huh?


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  • Sickputer

    Yes…the labels may be helpful… If they don't get creative and relabel consumables. I bought Atlantic cod liver oil capsules and hope the fish had been swimming in better spots than Sellafield. ;-)


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    • aigeezer aigeezer

      Sickputer, the labels can already mislead, even without "dirty tricks". For example, "Atlantic salmon" is a species – originally found in the Atlantic – but it might now be farmed anywhere.

      From Wiki:

      "The Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, is a species of fish in the family Salmonidae, which is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and (due to human introduction) the north Pacific".

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon


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  • StillJill StillJill

    I bought Norweigen kelp. Not sure if it's 'safe',…but it sounded good! :-)


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    • arclight arclight

      "Over the last years, much attention has been paid to the radioactive contamination in the Norwegian marine environment. The fact that radioactive discharges from the British reprocessing plant Sellafield are transported with ocean currents to Norwegian waters, and that several potential sources in the Russian Arctic constitute a threat to our marine environment, has resulted in extensive monitoring programmes in Norway so as to document the radioactivity levels in our waters, fish and seafood."

      "Recently published results (for samples collected in 1999) from the Norwegian national programme for monitoring Radioactivity in the Marine Environment can be summarised as follows: The concentration of caesium-137 (Cs-137) in surface water from the southern Barents Sea, ten different Norwegian fjords and in Kattegat, ranged from 3-23 Bq/m3 (maximum concentration in Kattegat).

      The concentration of Cs-137 in fish species such as cod, polar cod, haddock, capelin, redfish, flatfishes, herring, mackerel etc. caught in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea and 9 different Norwegian fjords was in general low, with a maximum concentration at a level of 1 Bq/kg (wet weight). The concentration of strontium-90 (Sr-90) in fish meat ranged from 9-25 mBg/kg (wet weight).

      The concentration of Cs-137 in shrimps, crabs, lobsters and mussels was very low (or below the detection limit), with a maximum concentration at a level of 0.4 Bq/kg (wet weight).

      cont…


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      • arclight arclight

        "….Based on these results, and previously published data, the radioactive contamination of the northern marine environment is in generally low, this is also valid for the levels in fish and other seafood in general. This fact is clearly underlined when compared to the actual limits of Cs-137 for consumption as recommended by the EU and the Norwegian authorities, respectively: 600 Bq/kg for food articles (with the exception of milk and baby food which is 370) and 3000 Bq/kg for game, reindeer and wild, fresh water fish.

        The fact that the present radioactive contamination, resulting from historic releases, is in general low, is made evident when compared to the high levels of Cs-137 which were exceeding 120 Bq/m3 in surface water of the North Sea in the late seventies.

        Although the radioactive discharges from Sellafield has been reduced since the mid-seventies, when the discharges where high, the discharge of technesium-99 (Tc-99) has increased considerably since the mid-nineties. As a result of this, great opposition has been addressed to the British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. (BNFL, the owners of the Sellafield plant) and to the British authorities to stop the discharges into the sea."

        http://www.bellona.org/english_import_area/energy/nuclear/sellafield/24388

        enjoy the kelp!! :)


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    We must outlaw all reactors. And we need politicians that will help do this.


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  • dear jones

    Thank for Japan we are starting the global population control


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    • Holland Holland

      If this turns out to be part of the pop control plan then it's not only Japan behind this. It may explain why the international community is so silent.

      I do not believe the Jim Stone scenario to be the whole truth and nothing but the truth but i do believe a similar scenario happened.


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  • Bobby1

    The excess amount of noble gases released from Japan indicates at least one other meltdown has occurred. The inventory of noble gases from Daiichi was completely gone after 5 days. But xenon and krypton was still being released after that.

    "After Hitachi went into reactor 4 in the end of August, the rumor spread that reactor may have exploded."

    The huge spike in radiation in rain that occurred in August suggests that Daini #4 may be responsible:

    http://i42.tinypic.com/js20lw.jpg

    This amount of radiation dwarfs Daiichi by comparison.


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