IAEA Meeting: Concern of Fukushima spent fuel pool collapse as aftershock “should be caused in near future”

Published: September 24th, 2012 at 10:15 am ET
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Title: Fukushima Daiichi Accident Spent fuel pools ~ Facts, actions taken, and issues ~
Source: IAEA – International Experts Meeting Parallel Session: Spent Fuel
Authors: Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization’s Hiroshi ABE, Atsushi UI, Masashi HIRANO
Date: 20 March 2012 in Vienna

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Concern against aftershock

Unit 3 & 4 Reactor Building (R/B) heavily damaged by hydrogen explosion

Concern to Spent Fuel Pool collapse by aftershock, especially that by Shouwa-Sanriku Earthquake, which should be caused in near future by normal fault due to change of stress field by main shock

[…]

View the full presentation here

Published: September 24th, 2012 at 10:15 am ET
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12 comments to IAEA Meeting: Concern of Fukushima spent fuel pool collapse as aftershock “should be caused in near future”

  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    this 'revelation' has been the main concern of most participants on ENENEWS, over the last year. Tell us IAEA, something we don't already know…

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      As I recall, tons of tax payer dollars have been spent on anti-terrorism issues at nuke plants.. guess what that means?

      More money for research and development of fast breeder mox powered nuke plants.. all paid for as we need "safer" ways of managing spent fuel..

      Get rid of any political party that does not put the survival of the species as number one issue.. No more DNC, no more RNC, tired of the crooks liars murders and chiefs.

      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        the entire war-on-terror is nothing-more than a midnight-basketball program for the MIC. These people have-had a stranglehold over the direction of human progress and unless a bucks to be made on it, never admit to their mistakes. Take some comfort in knowing, they've not-only managed to destroy our world, but their own, as well. They were too powerful to overcome. They thought of their fellow human as nothing-more than needy-trash. They justified the murder of millions-upon-millions over the last century with the chaos they-themselves brought about. They are nothing more than heel-clicking self-righteous brutes who will order the rape of child to extract false confessions from parents. But no matter how deep their bunkers, they're about to discover, the rest of us aren't the only ones who've been left out in the cold. Justice has finally arrived and her mood's soured…

  • or-well

    That was an interesting report.
    (I mean the seismologists' one, not the presentation at the IAEA meeting.)
    The seismologists talked about a previously untroublesome fault becoming activated and the increased risk of future earthquakes.

    They did not mention the Shouwa-Sanriku earthquake.

    They mentioned new risk from new quakes from newly-activated faults.

    The extract here from the IAEA presentation represents downplaying.

    Go back to that thread Admin lists above by "Follow-up to:",
    then follow the "update", there's a bunch of links, including the actual paper if you don't believe me.

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      "a disaster of unprecedented scale."?? This comparison is post 3/11.. in other words, if this happens, Fukushima looks minor.. all japan nuke plants in danger..

      "After the earthquake in March 2011, a professor from Ryukyu University warned in May that a larger eruption of Fuji should be expected within 3 years, based on the observations that:
      – Steam and gases emissions from the crater have increased.
      – Water eruptions were observed in the area.
      – Huge pit craters had appeared on the flank of the mountain, from which gases escape.
      – Above all, a 34 km long fault was discoverd recently, which extends right under the volcano.

      This fault could even cause the collapse of the whole mountain if there is a large-enough movement along the fault. Such a collapse would cause devastating pyroclastic flows, debris avalanches and extensive lahars, and be a disaster of unprecedented scale."

      I say they had better be installing solar panels and wind turbines on sites of nuke plants to provide cooling power.. if this happens, I think there could be an outage of more than 4 to 8 hours.

      http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VA-20120909-36499-JPN

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      "a disaster of unprecedented scale."?? This comparison is post 3/11.. in other words, if this happens, Fukushima looks minor.. all japan nuke plants in danger..

      "After the earthquake in March 2011, a professor from Ryukyu University warned in May that a larger eruption of Fuji should be expected within 3 years, based on the observations that:
      – Steam and gases emissions from the crater have increased.
      – Water eruptions were observed in the area.
      – Huge pit craters had appeared on the flank of the mountain, from which gases escape.
      – Above all, a 34 km long fault was discoverd recently, which extends right under the volcano.

      This fault could even cause the collapse of the whole mountain if there is a large-enough movement along the fault. Such a collapse would cause devastating pyroclastic flows, debris avalanches and extensive lahars, and be a disaster of unprecedented scale."

      I say they had better be installing solar panels and wind turbines on sites of nuke plants to provide cooling power.. if this happens, I think there could be an outage of more than 4 to 8 hours.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Still no admission of anything other than 'hydrogen' explosions. And of course, no mention of plutonium released…

    How Dangerous Is 400-600 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html

    Karen Silkwood, An Anti Nuclear Industry Matyr; via A Green Road Blog http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/karen-silkwood.html

  • truthseek truthseek

    We have already discussed many of the very scenarios which we enventually read about in "the news". It nearly seems like they are scripting our mentions along the way. Very little surprises me in the headlines any more.

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      which illustrates an important point, truthseek: the 'common' citizen is far-more intelligent and insightful than those we've come to think of, as our 'betters'. This last year has made me realize, there are nothing but incompetents at the helm…

  • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

    Hello Enewsers … $$Profit$$ of Doom says the tipping point is losing spent fuel pool number 4 … is there any chance that they would not lose control of all the fuel at the facility when this occurs ? … not too far south is the next dominoe that would fall ? … there is real good odds of them losing control of all the nuclear material in their (Japanese) possession … the truth and consequences of splitting the atom can not be avoided … now we wait … $POD$

  • dosdos dosdos

    It's still being called a hydrogen explosion….. the truth is still being buried.