NHK Top Story: New highly radioactive leak at Fukushima — Believed to be draining into Pacific Ocean — 200,000 Bq/liter of strontium and other beta-ray emitters (VIDEO)

Published: October 2nd, 2013 at 2:54 pm ET


Kyodo News, October 3, 2013: New leak of stored toxic water found at Fukushima plant: TEPCO […] Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has found that highly toxic water has leaked from another storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex. […] TEPCO, which operates the Fukushima plant, said it detected high levels of radioactive materials in water accumulated within barriers around a group of storage tanks including the leaky one. […]

NHK WORLD, Oct. 2, 2013: Contaminated water detected in Fukushima […] Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have detected highly-radioactive substances in water within a barrier surrounding contaminated water storage tanks. [Tepco] says it found 200,000 becquerels per liter of beta-ray emitting substances, including strontium, in the water. […] The tank is located near the Number-4 reactor. […]

NHK Newsline
, Oct. 2, 2013: Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have discovered another leak of highly radioactive water from a storage tank. It is believed the water may have reached the ocean by way of a drainage system.

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Published: October 2nd, 2013 at 2:54 pm ET


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12 comments to NHK Top Story: New highly radioactive leak at Fukushima — Believed to be draining into Pacific Ocean — 200,000 Bq/liter of strontium and other beta-ray emitters (VIDEO)

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    H E M O R R H A G I N G . B L O O D . V E S S E L S

    Call the Russians in to "do their thing". They're the only ones that would stand a chance against this.

    Act soon, because you're losing the battle.

  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    The Russians handled their mess, granted it costs many lives as will this disaster which has not had massive man power thrown at it but hopefully the international community will wake up and soon. Wow the leak is right next to the fuel pool that they need to empty speaking of which why in the world are they not dry casking the common spent fuel pool and five and six of course our country isn't either as it cost too much. What a species.

    • nedlifromvermont

      @moonshellblue: That's the point exactly … of course they say they could … but they choose not to … so how is this any different from you can't … because somebody up high tells you not to …. who is controlling the purse strings in US … is it Yakuza, like in Japan, and the spent fuel money is already spent … on crack and crank … and some dodgy sub-prime mortgage investments … what you wanna bet????

      peace …

  • FXofTruth

    This is just a sliver of truth and facts.
    The magnitude of this is beyond comprehension and understanding the implications as the problem worsens. This will never stop unless those cores are sent deeper into the Earth. Miles into the Earth would cover them so as to not have to use sea water to cool them. But that's miles deep…the deeper the better.

    Ice walls are the ideas of complete idiots! I would even comment on it. What we need is to focus on dropping those cores deeper into the Earth quickly. Using nuclear shape-charges, the caverns created underneath the cores (precision blasting is required)would allow the cores to drop quickly toward the center of the Earth's core.

    There is not enough water on the surface of the Earth to forever be cooling these cores. All life will die in 50 years or less. Sea Life is dying now. Billions of sea creatures are being irradiated and killed. The ocean is our oxygen supply, kill it and we kill ourselves…period.

    Drop the cores deeper or expect to start seeing people dropping dead.

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    FX-you are correctly identifying idiotic response reflex.

    Unfortunately, my left arm and sometimes my right foot often have this compulsion without warning. I frequently read the solutions to the FU problem are explosives and bombing. Frankly, these ideas are barely post Romanesque. Burning and blowing up stuff doesn't seem to have effectively worked since the middle-ages, unless the torture extracting techniques of the same period are applied to those most in need of incentive to provide information to use here at ENE.

    Your cites and engineering analysis on dropping the cores deeper would be helpful in convincing me to support your bombing idea.

    To my knowledge, there is no evidence that the coriums have traveled in a uniform path and remain in intact blobs. Realistically, the physical/material models based on gravitational influence on substrata penetration rates coupled with fluid mechanics would suggest an unlikelihood the corium masses have remained intact.

    Any bombing attempt would be futile and the equivalent of amputating your foot with a wood chopping wedge.

    Additionally, there is a valid ongoing concern raised of the possibility of explosive criticalities within the earth’s deep crust from melted corium which may have the effect of shattering the earth’s mantel, releasing an unabated flow of the earth’s iron core. This is hardly the result any sane person would support. I do not think dropping coriums deeper will help. The risks are…

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    substantial. Peace…

  • yohananw

    Subnukeing is not a solution.

    &BTW, FXofTruth, what's the FX stand for? In medical abbreviations, Fx = Fracture (although # is more commonly used to denote a fracture)

  • yohananw

    FX, Subterranean underground nuclear detonation to make an atomic lagoon with extra hot chimney? to kill atmosphere and globe? See "Nuclear Bomb Test Subsidence Crater Formation"

    To return to water thread –without waking Godzilla, perhaps see the Robert Frost poem

  • FXofTruth

    Ok, I'm not a scientist but I think my idea is better than building an ice wall so the radiated water backs up and flows into the Pacific after the next earthquake and tsunami.

    This is why I would use micro nukes that blow downward. The risks are very high but, leaving these coriums exposed enough to require constant water flowing over them is killing the planet…NOW! I see leaving everything the way it is now, as a far great risk for the World's survival.

    There is no easy solution in this dire situation. The longer it goes on, there will be no one left to worry about fix it.