TV: Underground wall around Fukushima reactors started “leaning” — Cracks developing due to rising water levels — Problems seen along almost entire length of sea wall — Trying to make repairs to keep groundwater from surging (VIDEO)

Published: November 25th, 2015 at 10:56 pm ET


NHK World, Nov 25, 2015 (emphasis added): Groundwater wall at Fukushima plant leans slightly — The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has found that a wall it built 30 meters into the ground to block the flow of radioactive water is leaning slightly. {TEPCO] built the steel barrier along a coastal embankment to stop contaminated groundwater from seeping into the sea… TEPCO inspectors found that the wall is leaning up to some 20 centimeters toward the sea. They say this is due to the pressure of the groundwater flow. The officials also blamed rising groundwater levels for cracks found in the embankment’s pavement. The utility says workers are buttressing the wall with steel pillars…

NHK (Google translation), Nov 25, 2015: In TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, it can be seen that the equipment called “impervious wall”, which was completed last month in order to reduce the outflow of the contaminated groundwater, are slightly tilted to the sea side… [T]he pavement of the seawall also cracked… When depends on the Tokyo Electric Power Company, after the “impervious wall” has been completed, it is that it’s because the water level of the land side of the groundwater is rising.

Fukushima Minyu Shimbun (Google translation), Nov 26, 2015: …  sea side wall is inclined about 20 centimeters at the maximum to the sea side, cracks of up to about 1 centimeter has occurred in the pavement of the seawall. That inclination and cracks have occurred in almost the entire sea side wall… TEPCO, rain water enters the cracks of the pavement, so that the groundwater does not surge, is promoting the repair to block the cracks spraying resin.

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Published: November 25th, 2015 at 10:56 pm ET


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    Poster idea: Picture of wrecked / destroyed Fukushima nuclear complex

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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    More problems for Fukushima

    First they are so sorry..

    "“Now we believe that contaminated water has flown out to the sea," Masayuki Ono, Tepco's general manager, told a news conference in comments broadcast on Japan's public NHK television. "We would like to offer our deep apology for causing grave worries for many people, especially for people in Fukushima."

    " silt fences built around the reactors, as there was no significant rise in the levels of radioactivity in the sea water."

    It went to fairyland in between.

    "To prevent further seepage of ground water to the ocean, Tepco is injecting chemical sodium silicate into part of the seawall separating the sea and nuclear plant, which will solidify a larger part of the seawall with the chemical, Reuters reported."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


    Silicates ..I don't know…

    "Proton and electron irradiation of silicates, minerals, and rocks produces a paramagnetic defect whose resonance spectrum is identical to that of the singly charged oxygen vacancy in silica glass and α-quartz. It is suggested that this defect is characteristic of all structures containing SiO4 tetrahedra. Cracks, fracturing, and electric discharges have been observed after irradiation in planes determined by the particle ranges. These processes may contribute to the erosion materials."

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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    In early August 2011..
    There was indication, that a larger amount of corium met groundwater.

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    That's all she wrote…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And in the forest a tree fell..

    I guess it is easy for false hope to be removed unnoticed, when the masses aren't even aware enough to look for hope itself.

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