Follow-up to: TV: Officials concerned about 400 ft. tall pipe near Fukushima reactors collapsing during quake -- 8 cracks found in support brace -- Gov't orders immediate investigation -- Tepco unsure how to access area as radiation levels around it are 10 sieverts per hour (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Tour of Fukushima Daiichi, October 3, 2013 – Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Engineer (at 6:30 in): Tokyo Electric found cracks in the stack at about 66 meters up. That’s likely a seismic node, and its quite likely that that stack buckled from the earthquake.
Fukushima Diary, September 25, 2013: Having been required by Nuclear Regulation Authority to take prevention based on the worst assumption, Tepco announced [on Sept. 25] they are calculating the possibility of [the stack] collapsing and the potential damage of it.
Tepco: We continue to monitor and analyze the situation.
Published: October 4th, 2013 at 1:57 pm ET