Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I got worried about corrosion of pipes after seeing new video of Reactor 1 — One day pipes will break from slight quake after seeing how much they corroded in only a year — Same risk at all four reactors (PHOTO)

Published: June 29th, 2012 at 4:51 am ET
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Tweets by Fukushima Daiichi worker @Happy11311 translated by Fukushima Diary:

7:11 AM on June 28, 2012

Today’s “shake” was spooky to remind me of 311, but nothing happened. Anyway, yesterday Tepco published the video about inside of reactor1′s torus room. The high level of radiation was expected but I got worried about the corrosion of the pipes.

7:12 AM on June 28, 2012

[...] One day, the corroded pipes will be broken by a slight shock of an earthquake seeing how much the pipes have been corroded only within a year. Contaminated water may spread around by going through the corroded pipes.

7:14 AM on June 28, 2012

but that’s not only for reactor1, reactor2 ~ 4 can leak contaminated water for the same reason. [...]

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11 comments to Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I got worried about corrosion of pipes after seeing new video of Reactor 1 — One day pipes will break from slight quake after seeing how much they corroded in only a year — Same risk at all four reactors (PHOTO)

  • Urban27

    They never calculated the risk of a breakdown. Now they can't do anything inside as the radioactivity is so high.
    The uranium core is loose somewhere under the reactor. But there is also the spent fuel pool, that can need attention.


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  • or-well

    @Happy again, only now he IS concerned about a slight earthquake shock breaking pipes.
    Is the reasonable possibility of breaking corroded pipes a cover for Tepco deliberately/expediently releasing contaminated water as a "solution" for some other situation they can't handle?
    Maybe I'm too suspicious.
    If anyone has been carefully following Happys' tweets, I'd like to know if you think he/she has genuinely added to clarity or understanding of the situation, or is he/she mostly "noise"?


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  • WindorSolarPlease

    Another reason why I believe these can't be fixed.

    These monsters never should have been built.

    END NUCLEAR PLANTS


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Speechless in Vermont …. does anyone know what General Electric's crack reactor disaster management team's recommended approach to the radioactive problems at Fukushima might be??

    I mean, the silence is deafening!

    Now it's a ten trillion dollar problem. What does that do to all the mumbo jumbo financial cost/benefit analyses ever conducted in prostitutorial support of this mind-numbingly preposterous scheme known as nuclear power, that were ever contrived in all the sacred halls at MIT, the NRC, Livermore or any other such temple of farce? I ask you.

    Nothing.

    Silence.

    Peace.


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  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    Fuku is falling into ruin.
    Many here have put the odds of a sky shine forced evacuation of Fukuworkers at 100% at some point before the Fukuwreckage cools. I am very close to agreement with those 'newsers. Looking pretty bleak X4. We might have the failure of any SFP pump, or the draining of a SFP, drive the workers away. Without workers, other SFP pumps will fail, other pipes will break, and more SFPs empty of water will begin to burn. Once gone, workers won't be returning. Whatever are the 1% elites going to do then? Probably sell their nuke utility stock the day before the crash. Retire to the compound in Paraguay. Buy up all the real estate and triple the price before the 99% arrive as refugees. I'm getting my passport renewed!

    Nice rant, Ned. 100%. :)


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  • chrisk9

    General Electric, a past employer,put all their belief in the fact there were so many redundant systems that all of them could never fail. That is what we were told time after time. There were some voices of dissent concerning one system or another, but they were silenced, ignored or put into jobs counting widgets.

    No where did I ever see any kind of plan for any of the stuff that has happened at Fukushima. Industry belief was the worst that could happen was TMI, and that only happened because of stupid people. They do not know how to do any of the measures that have been needed at Fukushima because in their mind none of this was possible. There are no plans, everything is from the hip.


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