Kino: There’s been a rumour that there are uneven settlements of the ground around the unit 4 building. So I don’t understand why you haven’t surveyed the ground.
NISA: If we experience an earthquake, of course, uneven settlements of the ground could occur. However, the building is basically set on the bedrock. There was a case at the Kashiwazaki nuclear power plant but we think we need to consider the unevenness of the building and its surrounding area separately.
Yes, interesting story about Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP. Kariwa has 7 reactors and holds 25% more fuel than Fukushima Daiichi, twice as much as Daiini.
It had a bad day in the Great Earthquake of 2007 despite being the first in the world to build the vaunted ABWR reactors (units 6 and 7) which are GE's state of the art Generation III reactors.
It took 21 months to restart those bruisers after the quake. Major land subsidence issues. It still needs a new 49 foot tsunami wall, but we know that the odds of that happening and the megaplex restarting is slim. The money needed to bring these fragile monsters up to earthquake/tsunami codes is beyond the ability of TEPCO to pay for a retrofit even if the poisoned Japanese people decided they would allow it to reopen.
TEPCO can't even spend the tens of billions needed to stop Fukushima Daiichi, or reimburse the trillions it will need for reparations when the dead zone is extended (and I have strong confidence that in time the Diet will be forced to issue more evacuation orders).
Has anyone mentioned to the "speaker" on the "bedrock" comment of a slight problem with his "theory?" Its the bedrock which can get shifted and moved in these large quakes. If it never moved..we would not have tsunamis or movement of earth. Just saying..
This was mine and others assessment of building the plant there also, most likely bought cheap and kickbacks accrued, someone should look through records and old news articles ! IT REEKS OF STINK !
Great Job anne, and came across this and it still rings true:
November 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Many people were not here in the early days and weeks of even months so they wouldn’t, but we see people come and awaken slowly to what many knew from the onset, we still see people realizing and posting thing that have been sorted through and excepted to what may be as we see others awaking to these facts and or possibilities, we all get to the same subject’s sooner or later, as these NEW news stories seem new to some, they are old territory to others, but new thought of possibility’s are read with interest because we understand the reasoning that brought them to it learning more with each passing day as we all have here !
Tacomagroove has done a great job with the scientific aspect and scientific reasons that are greatly appreciated by all !
All enenews should be applauded each day for the unselfish efforts they bring to the page here with the added stories an inside information past/present/future of many targets that matter in this and other areas related and simi related connecting the dots as the webmasters hard work and continuing to allow the world a place to meet and discuss with stories about this life changing event !
Found it !
November 20, 2011 at 11:26 am
Last report I think was the corium’s were a couple meters under the reactor concrete floor !
Who has the link here ?
The Geology of Fukushima
At a time when everyone is wondering where the coriums of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may be, it is interesting to know the nature of the terrain where they could possibly be hiding. Although all documents used to write this article are readily available, most are in Japanese and this explains that to date knowledge of the geology of Fukushima is fragmented. Based on the geological survey that was conducted prior to building the plant, as well as on results of seismic testing and recent research related to drilling, this article will attempt to give an updated picture of the nature of the substratum of the nuclear plant, which may help to predict possible developments in the currently unfolding disaster. … http://ddata.over-blog.com/4/37/62/00/The-Geology-of-Fukushima.pdf
A wealth of inf.
Very good read, and Photo/maps/graph/schematics/links for them that like pictures for references !
November 20, 2011 at 11:29 am
Steam Explosions https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/mragheb/www/NPRE%20457%20CSE%20462%20Safety%20Analysis%20of%20Nuclear%20Reactor%20Systems/Steam%20Explosions.pdf
November 20, 2011 at 11:52 am
xdr, Thanks very much for this link.
"I have talked with some of my colleagues (geology professors) today, and some of them knew for many years/decades that the bed rock of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuke Power Plant is soft sedimentary rock."
Takase Hirose has been lecturing and warning people about Futaba active fault-line in Fukushima. Oma NPP in Aomori prefecture which is being built right now, stands on an active fault line too. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to work it out. This is nuts!
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