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
- 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) September 18, 2013
- New report shows support braces completely severed on 400-foot tower near Fukushima reactors (PHOTOS) October 7, 2013
- Tepco ‘Prompt Report’: Fracture-like traces found on steel bracings at Fukushima Units 1 and 2 exhaust stack — High radiation dose rate in area, had measured over 10 sieverts/hr — Press conference to explain incident (PHOTO) September 18, 2013
- Japan Nuclear Professor: Fuel pool ‘unstable’ at Fukushima No. 4 — Tepco’s been examining stability of reactor building, says no sinkage from soil subsidence — Reuters: It’s buckled, tilted, at risk of collapse in quake — Kyodo: Structure ‘crumbling’ November 18, 2013
- Caldicott: “When the earthquake occurred the reactors sunk about a meter in the earth” (VIDEO) May 8, 2012