Highly radioactive water spews from pipe in Fukushima Unit 3 turbine building (PHOTO)

Published: October 16th, 2012 at 7:04 pm ET


(Subscription Only) Title: Further leak at Fukushima, photos reveal other damage
Date: October 16, 2012

[…] TEPCO reported that 90 liters of highly radioactive water spewed from a pipe on the first floor of the No. 3 reactorโ€™s turbine building.

The water was contained within the building, the company said.

TEPCO said a worker employed by a subcontractor discovered water gushing from the pipe around 10 a.m. on Oct. 15, and raised the alarm.

The pipe delivers contaminated water from the building basement […]

2.52 billion becquerels of total cesium (28,000 Bq/cm3 of total cesium * 1,000 cm3/liter of water * 90 liters):

Published: October 16th, 2012 at 7:04 pm ET


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30 comments to Highly radioactive water spews from pipe in Fukushima Unit 3 turbine building (PHOTO)

  • patb2009

    Duck Tape,

    When in doubt, Duck it.

    • Chelsea Chelsea

      You mean duct tape, right?

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Hi Chelsea

        Duck Tape is a brand name, but it's Duct Tape

        You gotta shop where us poor people do..lol..**wink..wink**


        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

          lol~"FAMILY DOLLAR" store="where do you think TEPCO got the leaky hoses??!! You don't wanna know how many paper coffee filters from the Dollar Store it took to fill one of those long,blue Cesium filters the size of semi-tanker's!!??LMAO!! Hey,don't knock DUCK tape!!~it may be holding more of Fukushitma NPP together than we know??!! two and a half BILLION(!!)BQ of cesium in just 90 liters of water??!! I'm surprised the canned tuna isn't steaming hot & melting the tin cans on the store shelves?(not)!! I know temporary "fixes" with "jury-rigging" aren't exactly what we like to hear associated with a mega-nuke complex that went belly-up,but sometimes it's "better" since at least they'd know where the "weak" points are & would watch for problems closer than the EQ & explosion-damaged 30+ year old corroded pipes they might've otherwise ruled out as sources of "mysterious" puddles of highly radioactive liquids?!!~Maybe the ONLY equipment "functional" there is that which was added on & "cobbled together" POST-3/11/11??!! I've been hearing,reading that 100 years may be the most likely timeframe for any scenario that includes containment and "some" of the materials decaying enough to allow necessary goals to be achieved. The problem is that WE can't possibly survive as a species or planet supporting(most)life forms for 100 years!!~That hunk of rusting,steaming,spewing,leaking shit won't stay together that long anyway…Good Luck & Best Wishes to ALL…

      • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

        Nothing new to see here, move on, keep watching the 'programming'…

        Duct and cover, get out the sawdust, baling wire and diapers. FukU; same as Chernobyl, only MUCH cheaper..

        No permanent cover here, just let it spew right into the air, and allow the multiple coriums to just go down as fast and far as they want.. too expensive to try and stop it all…

        Chernobyl Coverup And Denial Of 1 Million + Casualties; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/chernobyl-coverup-and-denial-of-1.html

        The Chernobyl Sacrifice; 1 MILLION Liquidators; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/chernobyl-sacrifice-1-million.html

        • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

          They should have said; #3 had an uncontrolled liquid emulsion ending a mission at the end of a rounded shaped object with some interesting chemical properties.

          Make it sound more like a toilet plunger in action.. and avoid any mention of radiation at all. Why get people irritated and upset?

          Try this; some nuclear baloney came flying out of a hot sausage machine, resulting in some uncontrollable fried won tons..

          At least make people laugh, instead of lying about everything. If you can't tell the truth, at least hire a comedian and crack some jokes, while the global genocide is happening…

          At least people can laugh, and pretend that they are not suffering and dying from an invisible nano poison.

          • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

            @A.G.R.; +100 for your comment!!-especially the last sentence!! A stark reminder of what we're faced with is held within that "not so funny" reality in the closing words of your much-needed & well-timed post! P.S., I'd rather we can laugh at some of the idiocy that fuels our macabre humor when our brain's self-defense mechanism is initiated by overloading of negative,stressful and particularly dire events/issues with no (happy)end in sight!~I learned that when I was a newbie and "thrashed & lashed" out at a "regular" here who I (wrongly)"assumed"was "minimzing" the disaster while the shit was still flying from the reactors exploding & here he was "macking" on "chicks"LOL!! Now I think it's great when we can laugh at dumb shit we say,do(type)within "OUR" group whose hearts & minds are in the "right" place and I may not be received/perceived as a "favorite" here-I really care about all of you for "daring to care"about this issue and being here "setting out" the TRUTH!! I'd rather be laughed at by any of you who don't mince words or have "hidden" agenda's & "loyalties"than pro-nuke troll's,etc.-including anyone who tries to make "thinking" people look bad because of their acknowledging the existence of an immeasurably horrible event & it's implications for EVERYONE!~I can't hold it against 'em for laughing at ME for being funny…looking!(LMAO)Another "bowl" & I'm gonna have to DUCK tape my hands to keep em off the keyboard!! ~ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ~…

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    Sooo, how did they measure just how much (90 liters) highly radioactive water leaked if they can't get near it?

    • dosdos dosdos

      They probably have flow meters in series, probably at the pumps and shut off valves.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      @VFO; They measured it in the pitcher used by pro-nuke pukes to drink filtered "Fukushitma Springs" puddle water via little RC toy helicopters and lowly sub-contracter's mop-bucket waterline measurements who they send into the "hot" area's just before they're rotated out of there so they can go home and spend their pay having fun before they start getting sick & die young. The worst part is ANY one or ALL of my sarcastic joke scenario's might actually hold more truth than fiction and I was just "clowning around" trying to offer some light-hearted attempt at being a comedian?!! The whole thing would be comical if it wasn't our species demise being put at risk by the TEPCO Bros. Circus & Freak Show!!

    • Unknown Unknown

      The on-site suicide workers must have phoned the โ€œeliteโ€ managers in the Tokyo head office to ask how much radioactive water leaked. These managers then proceeded to role a set of the highest quality Aizu lacquer-ware dice with tortoise shell inlay numbers on the belly of the naked woman they had just finished eating sushi off of. Following the role, the number on the dice is added to the total number of severed fingers on the guy in the shiny suit sitting in the corner of the room.

      Yes, I am bitter.

      [ Cool Japan ]

  • SteveMT

    I heard that sawdust, shredded newspapers and chemicals used in diapers work well to plug leaks.

    • Unknown Unknown

      To think that the company making Pampers diapers knows more about nuclear waste absorption than the nuclear industry leads me to question the industries over all state of preparedness. Billions of dollars and the only thing between deadly radiation and the Pacific Ocean is a box of Pampers!

      TEPCO must be one of the most insanely incompetent organizations that have ever existed. No matter what propaganda they spin, TEPCO will be used in MBA classes as an example of what happens when you do not consider ability an import factor in hiring and promotion decisions.

      [ Cool Japan ]

  • nuckelchen nuckelchen

    its time for *fukuducterium*


    the problem is right now:
    where is the duct?

    do u see it too?


    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      LOL, Hey Nuck!!- The"Fukuducterium" will be open for business & set to give Disney Japan a bit of competition. They're setting up the "haunted house" for Halloween in the basement of the #3 Turbine Room and plan to build a water park into the SFP/corium recirculating cooling water system. Patrons are encouraged to "collect souvenirs" from the bottom of the common SF/swimming pool with a "season pass" offered to any patron who takes a fuel bundle home with them to put in their bathtub under running water for a few years. The Gift Shop will also offer mini-home reactor kits for those who want to power their homes & heat water for bath and/or tea time & enjoy the therapeutic effects of "radiation hormesis" and just a quick "skinny dip" session will guarantee an end to unsightly body hair without painful
      "wax" or electrolysis treatments & parents won't have to worry about saving or scraping together funds for their college education after just one visit since they won't be alive to even graduate High School,if the proprietors of the TEPCO Fukuducterium have anything to say about it??!! Don't forget to stop in to the TEPCO Fukuducterium Visitor's Center Theater where you can watch classic TEPCO-produced anime cartoons like the one associated with my Avatar,which is an actual anime featuring "Plutonium Boy" offering a Japanese schoolboy a glass of liquid containing plutonium with the translated caption reading "Go ahead,drink it!!-it won't hurt…

  • Gmouse

    substantiating the hard truth is imperative. wading through mis/dis/information, part of the process. newsers are the conscious filter… Hey Nuckey.. you're the best..tenacity of focused research with wit,charm, humor… way cool.. all the way.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    duct and cover

    in case of earthquakes and nuclear accidents

  • The scary thing is we know they lie, yet what they show is bad enough.

    Just look at that picture. Jerry rigged would be kind. I guess the workers just do what they have to do and get out, given the high radiation there. Thats the reality They like to pretend nuclear energy is high tech, but during an accident its duct tape and plastic pipe. But this leak at a mere 90 litres, about 22.5 us gallons, is less then a tank of gas for an old school Buick which given the size of the Fukushima complex and all the 1,000's of gallons of water being used is an unbelievable small leak. But there number can only be a guess as it said they were pumping this water from the basement of the building which I surmise means this was water that leaked out during the earthquake or is still leaking out of the cooling system. I suspect much more then 90 litres of highly radio active water has leaked from Fukushima.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    So in the tangle of pipes, hoses, duct tape and baling wire, they got someone to go in and sponge up 22 gallons of highly radioactive water, measuring it all at the same time?

    Or did they send in Merry Maids, to mop up the mess and measure it in five gallon buckets on the way to pouring it down the laundry sink?

    water hoses used to transport highly radioactive water, no surprise that there are Leaks, leaks everywhere…

    Did you ever see a hose that had ZERO leaks on BOTH Ends?

    How many HOSES are they using at FUKU anyway?

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      I'd like to take their hoses and give them a nice "hot" enema with it!!

      • Andres Arce Andres Arce

        One way of another those corrupt suits of Tepco can't avoid to be Japanese and to live in that (now) filthy soil, by their own incompetence.

  • EX-pose-the-fakes

    Certainly sounds like a stroke fest. Does anyone else ever feel like one person is just talking to himself in these message boards(or is a majority of people posting)?

    It would take a "holier than thou" complex to have the ego trip to walk all over those around you under the assumption that everyone's a "clone" and that God has but two or three friends and seems to resent the rest of life.

    Anyone know any weirdo's like that other than the Nucleotards who did this?

    Here's a great article for anyone who needs to avoid horrible people in their lives http://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html

    This might seem unrelated but in an abstract sense its these types of people who need to be exposed for who the really are and then maybe naive people wont put so much trust in wack job wanna-be's

    p.s. watch out for the guru types, some of the worst(and bitch the most)

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      Not sure who you're referring to,don't much care either since it's even more O.T. than anything in this particular forum since I "know" everyone else who's posted on this page & topic as regulars,except for YOU?,Perhaps I'm wrong but isn't it against NRC policy to allow bored NPR personnel to troll around the web instead of monitoring your facilities temp,reactor & SFP gauges?(unless they amended it to allow "instigating"on certain sites)~perhaps I read too far between the lines and got it all wrong,but if not then maybe I can offer a suggestion to break the monotony by filling both your shoes with industrial strength Preparation H and if you don't find your way back we'll figure it either worked or your closing "p.s." earned you a second job writing fortune cookies. If I got it wrong and misinterpreted your comment then accept my humble apologies….ahem,lol

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      Sounds exactly like Mit Romney to me!

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    Now THAT's an insult!!LOL

  • richard richard

    the orange pipe is the important one ๐Ÿ˜‰