Japan Times: Walls are cracked below ground at Fukushima reactor buildings — “As if the damage above ground isn’t enough to worry about”

Published: March 8th, 2013 at 8:05 pm ET


Title: Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1
Source: The Japan Times
Author: Kazuaki Nagata

Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1 […]

As if the damage above ground isn’t enough to worry about, the 9 -magnitude earthquake apparently cracked the walls of the plant, allowing about 400 tons ofgroundwater to seep into the buildings and mix with the tainted coolant water. […]

Since the water could very well leave the plant and end up in the water supply and the ocean, Tepco is planning two measures. […]

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Published: March 8th, 2013 at 8:05 pm ET


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12 comments to Japan Times: Walls are cracked below ground at Fukushima reactor buildings — “As if the damage above ground isn’t enough to worry about”

  • Proton

    Tepco is planning two measures. […]
    measure, 1. lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie
    measure, 2. kill kill kill kill kill kill kill kill

  • Proton

    Shame on you Nuclear assholes

  • We Not They Finally

    The attached article from The Japan Times is infuriating for a bunch of reasons (not the author's fault). One of which is that NO, it is NOT an acceptable solution to just let zillions of tons of contaminated water flow out to sea, rather than continue to pollute the local water supply. But no, NOT because it is acceptable EITHER to poison the local population any further. My suggestion is to first EVACUATE the entire area, and I mean MOST OF NORTHERN JAPAN, for the sake of the health and life of the residents and their descendants. Then leave the groundwater IN JAPAN. Now that these people have destroyed Japan, their own country, don't they have SOME responsbility to the rest of us? We should ALL die for their criminality?

    • Songie Songie

      We Not They Finally: Well said.

      In one of his readings, Edgar Cayce said, " The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea. "

      i'm sure it sounded way bizarre back then. Now, not so much.


    • Ronnie_D.

      Of course Tepco and the Japanese government are downplaying and lying about this whole terribly, tragic, catastrophic disaster. The have no fix nor plan of action. And how do you evacuate millions of people from an island nation? Logistically, how could Tokyo be evacuated for example? Not only would it take thousands of planes and ships, but the fleeing people would either have to leave everything behind or decontaminate all their belongings. The few that do have any money would it continue to hold any value? What nation would be willing to take on not only the sheer number of people but the prospect of a looming healthcare crisis when the evacuees begin suffering the ill health effect of prolonged exposure to high and low level radiation? An influx of soon to be sick workers in an already crowded job market. Don't mean to be an a-hole. I'm wondering if anyone has thought out how an evacuation could work.

  • jec jec

    UHH…didnt someone say the plants were not damaged by the EARTHQUAKE..it was the tsunami? Seem to remember that statement. Sounds like earthquake did a lot of damage….

  • nedlifromvermont

    Isn't nuclear power wonderful? So SAFE that we are not even allowed to talk about it, per US Judge J. Garvan Murtha … kinda like a Nazi Judge …. who wore black robes, dressed up real nice, looked the part, all clean cut and freshly quaffed …and carried out R. Heydrich's Wannsee directive … to … well, we all know what comes next …

    but OH! those fresh scrubbed Nazi judges sure looked the part, now, didn't they???

    peace …

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


    We all should have been swearing at the top of our lungs.. since day one!

    Tasteless, Odorless and Invisible and yes a fricking gold mine for all to be had behind the scenes!

    The perfect invisible death money machine!

  • Sol Man

    The government-corporate partnerships have been successful in creating problems so large that when we speak of the local populations being effected, that we must include every person on the entire earth.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Multiple Nuclear Reactors Bombed; All Nuclear Reactors ARE Bombs; via A Green Road

    Fukushima Crisis Total Cost Up To $10 TRILLION Dollars; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/fukushima-crisis-total-cost-up-to-10.html