Japan gov’t announces new leakage from reactor No. 1 containment vessel

Published: April 26th, 2011 at 7:45 pm ET
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New Leaks Detected at Japan’s Nuclear Power Plant, ABC News Radio, April 26, 2011:

In yet another setback to gaining control of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency announced Tuesday that radioactive water was detected leaking from the containment vessel of reactor number one. […]

The leak wasn’t detected by robots when they initially went into reactor number one on April 17 to check for radiation levels there, but NISA said they detected the problem while examining data from the nitrogen injections […]

The new leakage is expected to slow down efforts to flood the reactor’s containment vessel with water to cool it down. […]

Published: April 26th, 2011 at 7:45 pm ET
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41 comments to Japan gov’t announces new leakage from reactor No. 1 containment vessel

  • Franky

    This is beyond the capabilities of the Japanese Government to solve

    • tony wilson

      yes that has been the case for 3 weeks.
      you seem to ignore an important thing.
      to admit failure and ask for help,would mean loss of face a humiliation.
      this is not permitted.
      so we wait for the big crash or big bang when the reactor building comes down or the core hits the water table.
      when that happens we will get a bow and the japanese people will get a statement saying sorry for the inconvenience.
      followed by a painful death.
      but the good thing is tepco execs can stand tall because they never lost face.

      • mark V

        …big crash or big bang when the reactor building comes down or the core hits the water table…

        How are you supposed to know this has happened

      • WindorSolarPlease

        Loss of Face..or..Loss of People
        There is no question what is important here.

        Can’t the UN say enough is enough this is effecting other Countries and then the Nuclear Genius from around the world step in and together figure this out?

  • sunny

    many will die in this 4th Turning…

  • 67Mopar

    How does one “gain control” over multiple nuclear cores that are in the process of “meltdown”?

    • Franky

      with the Japanese military, using 50 workers is a joke

    • tony wilson

      grass hopper
      confucius say
      a man that runs away from a death challenge is not a man.

      a man that runs away from an irradiated destroyed building with 3 melted cores on the floor.
      the man that runs from this will never be able to run fast enough.

    • Discordian

      To the best of my knowledge, that is technically impossible.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      I sure hope that, at least one Nuclear Genius knows.

  • Mudge

    This is a very sad situation and they need help. But what would we do different. I think the game plan they have is the best that can be done. The challenges are great and the likelihood of failure is great.

    What would we do different. wwwdd.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • Mudge

    I am curious. What would happen if they just walked away. What would really happen? Realistically, what would the effect be?

    Someone please paint me a picture of this scenario.

    • xdrfox

      There would be a China Syndromes effect, most think … more then one… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Syndrome … But it may burn through the floor and get to water and produce radioactive steam for ever, but others believe they will keep exploding for hundreds of years !

    • xdrfox

      But it has never happened before and no on knows for sure !

    • 67Mopar

      Unless they can destroy the core materials, they will l just smolder in the ground water for decades. Of course continual contamination of the ocean is going to be an unfortunate result.

      I’m going to miss my McDonald’s fish fillet… : – (

    • tony wilson

      how do we really know if anyone is on site apart from a few fire guys..
      no live feed some old footage.
      the molten hot cores are self sustaining so they eat through the ground until they hit the water table.
      the military escalation and momentum in the ukraine 25 years ago was simple.
      the leading russian scientists stated to gorbachev that if the core hit the water table it would kill most of europe in a matter of years..from the explosive combination chain reactions.
      a massive explosion followed by a never ending reaction from nuclear material and water.
      instead of 1 russian we have 4 maybe 6 reactors plus tons of mox plutonium that should be in pools.
      so as the constant water reactions are going on fuel is still going deep in the ground.
      reactions over time which will probably affect the pacific plate leading to more earth quakes.
      damaging other even bigger nuclear sites.
      leading to the japanese elites moving to Hainan Island, China…this after turning down relocation offers from russia.
      apart from millions of death parts of japan will sink causing more chain reactions at other nuclear power stations.
      by then anyone with serious wealth will be in nuclear bunkers underground.
      rockerfella and his buddies will be working out logistics of the brave new near empty world to come.

    • kx

      Imagine that a solar flare strong enough burns the electric circuits of half of the plants in the world, guess what happens. unlucky event.

      Imagine a meteorite falls in middle of france destroying 300 Km radius, and disabling all french nuclear power plants, that would be called unlucky shot…

  • anne

    “The process a French firm will use to clean Fukushima’s radioactive water has been blamed for a leukemia cluster in France and for polluted beaches and irradiated waters from the English Channel to the Arctic Sea.”

    http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/25/french-plan-to-clean-fukushimas-radioactive-water-detailed-including-risks/

  • anne

    When Japan measures the amount of radiation released from Fukushima Dai-ichi they do NOT count the amount of radiation released into the ocean.

  • ZombiePlanet

    The bomb that never stops going off.

    Only Lucifer could come with such.

    Bet Hitler wishes he had one.

  • Bill Harding

    Is this going to kill us all? Straight question.

  • 67Mopar

    Who cares? All it’s going to do is fester in the ground water for the rest of time. It’s not like it’s going to explode – so why bother worrying about it? It’s old news as far as I’m concerned.

  • Poor Daddy

    Straight answer. Probably, Yes. Slowly. Somewhere between 2012 and 2040.

    • Arizonan

      It may not kill us all, but it will kill many, many people, very, very slowly. The longer the emissions go on, the more people it will kill.

  • Arizonan

    The ongoing radioactive emissions from the uncontained and still fissioning reactors at Fukushima represent one of the greatest threats humanity has faced since the end of WWII. It may be “old news” but it is news that will never be old, as Hiroshima is never old, as TMI is never old, as Chernobyl is never old. The cell-damaging products of these events are still in the environment and still irradiating human bodies from within. A review of over 5000 scientific articles has suggested that close to one million deaths can be attributed to Chernobyl. The nuclear apologists will keep denying this as long as they can, but the science is there.

    Unfortunately we still don’t know for sure whether or not Reactor 3 has already exploded; neither do we yet know the potential for future explosions due to extremely hot uncontained reactors melting into the water table. That is apparently still a possibility.

    If Fukushima is already “old news,” that merely shows the immaturity, not to say irresponsibility, of our mainstream news sources. Don’t let your brain get tuned only to their rhythms! Think for yourself!

  • anne

    Small Distributed Nuclear Power Generation. The local distributed power generation that Arne Gunderson talks about, the new technology of this century, includes in addition to the renewable—wind, solar, biodegradable—numerous, small nuclear power generators all over the U.S. Mr. Gunderson should be able to clearly state if he is just against large nuclear power plants or against all nuclear power all together. His estimate of a projected200,000 dead from the Fukushima accident is extremely, extremely conservative when compared with the one million dead from Chernobyl which continues to generate radiation for another 100,000 years. If MOX fuel is two million times worse than just uranium, and 3 reactors and involved and 4 spent fuel pools compared with just one reactor at Chernobyl, you do the math.

    Hyperion is planning on manufacturing 4,000 small nuclear power generators. Senator Udall, Democratic senator for Colorado is still supporting the spread of these numerous small nuclear power generators across the U.S., never mind that the Democratic Party platform stated that no nuclear with government subsidies. The United States government should stop giving insurance to nuclear power companies for anything that goes wrong with nuclear power. No private insurance company will provide insurance for any nuclear power generator or plant.

    Why should the American people suffer the health problems from adioactive leaks and accidents from nuclear power and then have to pay monetarily for any claims and cleanup from any accident?

    http://www.tylerwhitaker.com/2008/10/14/small-distributed-nuclear-power-generation/

    http://www.nei.org/filefolder/doe_gen_iv_diagrams.pdf

    http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Hyperion%27s_Small-Scale_Nuclear_Reactors

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Concerned_Scientists

  • Franky

    We need to start protesting and make it known that we will not let this kill us quietly!!!

  • xdrfox

    I have to take a brake, Going to watch a movie, The Road ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road

    • Cindy

      Saw it about a year ago. I guess it was ok, I mean..how can you make surviving an apocalyptic world… cheery? Only thing was that the entire movie was really Underlighted (dark as in not enough ambient lighting).

  • anne

    Actually, I am a Christian and believe God gives us knowledge and support. I believe that God gives us the gift of life and the gift of the earth, and that we are stewards of all that he has given us. I believe that all people are God’s children and that all life is sacred and that God can act through anyone however imperfect. I believe that it is our responsibility to witness to everyone God’s promise to us of everlasting life.

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  • Novamind

    I watched the Road a week ago,recorded it,showed friends. Good Movie!

  • kx

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