Kyodo: ‘Radiation crisis’ at Fukushima plant — Toxic water entering sea for years — “Tainting ocean and marine life”

Published: August 4th, 2013 at 10:34 pm ET


Title: Huge leak of tritium feared in Fukushima
Source: Kyodo News
Date: Aug. 3, 2013

[…] toxic water from the emergency cooling system set up after the nuclear crisis began on March 11, 2011, is leaking into the sea. […]

Since [Tepco] doesn’t know when the leak began, the utility has assumed the beginning was in May 2011, after it attempted to stop the toxic water from entering the ocean when it was discovered in April 2011.

The constant injection of water that is needed to keep the damaged reactors cool after the core meltdowns of March 2011 are generating a new radiation crisis at the plant that officials appear unable to solve without tainting the ocean and marine life.

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Published: August 4th, 2013 at 10:34 pm ET


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46 comments to Kyodo: ‘Radiation crisis’ at Fukushima plant — Toxic water entering sea for years — “Tainting ocean and marine life”

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation entering the ocean seems to be perfectly fine with governments and nuclear industries of the world.

    • Teddi Teddi

      Something bigger is at play… Lately they have "allowed" a great deal of bad news to surface which is abnormal behavior in consideration of their attempts to keep a cap on Fuku.

      • Kassandra

        I agree with you Teddi.

        Something bigger is at play.

        What is going on?

        I don't know but I'm concerned.

      • eatliesndie eatliesndie

        I can't help thinking the same.

        • From the looks of it, the crisis had a unspoken point of no return, in which has now surpassed…

          imagine dragons radioactive, to twitter…


          Make all future generations comfortable accepting the effects of the current disaster…

          has one not already asked:
          If one fails to tell the extent of said pandemic?
          Should one not question said extent…

          welcome to the new age. This is the apocalypse, I'm radioactive… Why did imagine dragons produce these lyrics, but not only why, but under whose and direction was it popularised?


            awesome intuition on all your parts. Keep in mind, the scale of this catastrophe is so great, they have no choice but to pass on the crippling losses to the public. Denigrating TEPCO is a part of that plan. At the outset, they thought they could buy time to put bandages on these crippled reactors and continue business as usual. They were obviously in a state of denial. Something that most of us saw from the start seemed to elude these many insiders (doubtless the Peter Principle coming into play). All that's done now. Read two weeks ago in the weekend edition of the WSJ, all major financial houses are divesting themselves of energy related holdings. This means, the big guys see the writing on the wall and they're getting out while the getting's good. By rights, nuclear power is no longer considered a viable (if it ever was) long-term technology for terrestrial electrical power generation by those in the know. Problem now, who's going to absorb the losses of the innumerable long-term remediation challenges, like Fukushima, Hanford, Chernobyl, and so many thousand of less known nightmares. If what we saw in the 2008 banking collapse is any indication, the public will again be forced to swallow yet another poison pill. Confirming our suspicions will be a part of that process…

            • We Not They Finally

              "Read two weeks ago in the weekend edition of the WSJ, all major financial houses are divesting themselves of energy related holdings"?? Didn't know that. That is HUGE! Is that what happens just before the next big market crash? Not financially sophisticated here. Would welcome comments by others.

      • We Not They Finally

        Teddi, that obviously seems to be true. But it's also concurrent with the Japanese gov wanting to overtly take away operations from TEPCO. Maybe new faces, new voices, want to at least save JAPAN, so they are starting to sound the alert instead of just a barrage of denial and lies.

        • eatliesndie eatliesndie

          Japan govt = tepco = japan govt…anyway, the current "japan govt" is overtly pro nuke. I think tepco is being the scape goat here.

          • eatliesndie eatliesndie

            And I'm more than happy to lay the boot in to both.

            • We Not They Finally

              Agreed. I was totally NOT trying to justify either TEPCO or the Japanese government. Just trying to decipher this strange new dance.

  • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

    I am afraid words like "crisis" are ineffective … it is time for visual alerts … Maybe build the worlds largest fan and then hurl s..t (poop) at it … $$POD$$

  • norbu norbu

    The shtf long ago.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The problem is more than the cooling water making contact with the sea.
    The problem is the corium making contact with the sea.

  • hbjon hbjon

    New rules. 1) No fishing allowed in the Pacific Ocean 2) No swimming allowed in the Pacific Ocean. 3) No sailing or boating allowed on the Pacific Ocean 4) No harvesting of any edible products allowed from the Pacific Ocean. Earth was paradise back in the day. We still have our memories, they haven't been able to take those from us.

  • We Not They Finally

    All this time, they didn't know where "THE [singular]" "LEAK [euphemism]" was coming from?? And now it is "mystery solved"?

    Give these people a trip to the lunatic asylum on the way to prison for mass murder.

  • We Not They Finally

    "New" crisis? There has been nothing BUT deadly crisis from the start! It is good to see more reported in the JAPANESE news outlets, however. But then again, maybe that is just a controlled drib-drab to get the public ready for the increasingly unavoidable truth.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Well, kiss this one good bye and all the countries listed too while your at…they have no clue what is in store for them all in the near future but I don't think it will be electricity to cheap to meter. So sad..

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    The constant flooding of the ruined reactors with water from above, is constantly referred to in terms like "injecting" and "temporary cooling system". This bugs me. Its misleading. It suggests some kind of control or grip on the situation……

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    …it suggests some some kind of remaining functionality within the ruins. It is deceitful.

    • mairs mairs

      TEPCO two years ago: "The vessels are not without some containment properties".

      Everything they say is deceitful.

      • We Not They Finally

        Yeah, like if you are in a rowboat in the middle of the sea, your rowboat is "not without some containment properties." The lunatic asylum for billionaires apparently doesn't look any different than the lunatic asylum for anyone else.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


    Everything that goes on inside/around this world "is" purposefully deceitful!

    I do not think that I have seen one thing that is not deceitful inside this current Zeitgeist design and what a great word!

    Deceitful…I will use it often.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Pick any authority/institution anywhere in the world…and apply as needed.
    deceitful |diˈsētfəl|
    (of a person) deceiving or misleading others, typically on a habitual basis.
    • intended to deceive or mislead : such an act would have been deceitful and irresponsible.

    deceit |diˈsēt|
    the action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth : a web of deceit.
    • a dishonest act or statement.
    • deceitful disposition or character : I can't stand your treachery and deceit.
    ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French, past participle (used as a noun) of deceveir ‘deceive.’

    Kind of follows/merges/dances with the word "conspiracy" hand in hand…nice word!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Have you peeked at yours/theirs Federal, State, Local and/or the rest of World's Nations/Citizens budgets lately?

    Talk about some "Deceitful" behaviors!

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    What part of the Pacific is connected to all the other oceans don't we understand. ELE reality show in progress. Ene news watchers have been spot on since the beginning. Fukuplanet is past no return……. Been nice gang. Having children now becomes the new crime against humanity. Now what???? Steven Hawking says to find another inhabitable planet now. I believe he is right. Every day is becoming ten times worse than the day before. Do THAT math………………………….

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Of course one of the most famous "Deceitful Lines" ever told to world at large was this one…

    Nuclear Energy is just/simply to cheap to meter!

    I am afraid we will all be bending over in the near future with puke coming out one end and puss coming out the other as tubes are jammed into every orifice available…

    They call this behavior progress…

    • hbjon hbjon

      Eloquently put Obewan. Let's take a close look at what is going on. Take a closer look at what happened on 3/11/11. The releases were so massive that the downwinders are experiencing symptoms by now. The explanation may be stress, cancer, asthma, leukemia, depression, anxiety, etc. etc. etc. Will they get their justice. Let's take a close look at "The Pledge Of Allegiance". Don't the law makers have work to do? Or has their ineptitude paralyzed their ability to get anything done in Washington? I say to them,"Get to work".

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


    You, I and all the others are not invited to travel to Steve's new planet, but you, I and all the others are required to pay for all the funding required so these boys and girls can maybe take the ride…

    I am thinking it might be best to restrict the human species including Steve to only one planet…this one!

    I do not want us humans to destroy another one…

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, One planet, One people, but our "Once chance" appears to be/is slowly slipping away…..

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    oops…"One Chance"

  • thatmonk thatmonk

    Exactly which U-Haul truck will take "the people" to which nearby planet? Don't see the vehicle, don't see the planets. Seems a lot easier to just clean up the house than build a new one at the other end of the galaxy. But maybe I'm naive.

  • >The constant injection of water that is needed to keep the damaged reactors cool

    I may be wrong, but I think this wording is misleading and faulty. The constant injection of water is to keep the spent fuels cool, not the reactors. There's no need to cool the reactors, since the corium has long since departed. I suspect whoever wrote this story just doesn't understand.

  • Wooster

    Tepco neeeds to find a way of siphoning 400 tons plus a day of radioactive water straight into outer space – perhaps some sort of large syphon?

    Siphoning the water into space would have the added bonus of reducing sea levels caused by climate change, thus saving Polynesia.

    Yes, it's a very stupid idea, but is it any more stupid than building a dam around the plant that is overrun within weeks of being built?

    • We Not They Finally

      Wasn't someone in D.C. recently TALKING about shooting nuclear waste into space? It sounded laughable — it's just all too cry-able to keep it escalating HERE.

  • Sol Man

    Humans have been so efficient working at their very own demise. It only took 70 years to destroy this greatest of gifts; marking the time since that first chain reaction December 2, 1942 at the University of Chicago.
    Good show boys!

  • Sol Man

    We leave it all to the cockroaches and the corporations. The corporations are an entity that doesn't have a genome to scramble.
    The rest of life's spectrum is not so lucky.

  • mairs mairs

    Please someone finally shoot, retire, bury, decommission… the word "crippled" Fukushima nuclear plant. Not in any world would what happened there be likened to crippling anything. Geezus do any MSM journalists think anymore or are they all one big hive brain.

  • mungo mungo

    By the end of June this year, 13,667 workers had been exposed to 5 millisieverts or more on an accumulated basis, according to TEPCO figures.

    The number of workers reaching the 5-millisievert threshold for possible leukemia compensation is expected to further increase because TEPCO is planning measures that could expose them to high radiation levels. One immediate project at the Fukushima plant is dealing with the radioactive water accumulating at the site that is leaking into the ocean.

    • We Not They Finally

      It's WAY more than 5 millisieverts, even for the kids in the area. Where did you hear 5 millisieverts? That's a tiny fraction of the actual exposure.

      • We Not They Finally

        Oh, I re-read you post — TEPCO said so. Consider the source. It's bizarrely under the mark.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    "tainting ocean and marine life" Jimmy Durante… "Ive..been…Tainted"

    Once I ran to you
    Now I'll run from you
    This tainted love you've given
    I give you all a boy could give you
    Take my tears, and that's not nearly all
    Tainted love
    Tainted love

    Im suggesting
    Max Raabe – Tainted Love

    Dont get me wrong, Manson had some creativity too, but Raabe was in the pocket.