NYTimes: New concerns Fukushima storage tanks are leaking contamination into Pacific Ocean

Published: June 19th, 2013 at 2:09 pm ET
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Title: High Level of Radioactive Strontium Found in Groundwater Near Fukushima Plant
Source: NY Times
Author: HIROKO TABUCHI
Date: June 18, 2013

Tokyo Electric Power, the operator of the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima, said Wednesday that it had detected high levels of radioactive strontium in groundwater at the plant, raising concerns that its storage tanks are leaking contaminated water, possibly into the ocean.  […] The company has struggled to store growing amounts of contaminated runoff at the plant, but had previously denied that the site’s groundwater was highly toxic […]

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Published: June 19th, 2013 at 2:09 pm ET
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22 comments to NYTimes: New concerns Fukushima storage tanks are leaking contamination into Pacific Ocean

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Speaking of welds..
    June 18 2013

    Tepco found 2 “pinholes” on multiple nuclide removing system ALPS

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/tepco-found-2-pinholes-on-multiple-nuclide-removing-system-alps/

    Just 2 little pin holes..?..BS
    Corrosion..and some ghastly welding..

    • Jay

      NY Times reporting on Fukushima ?? Hmm , the masses now will think Japan is the guilty party on poluting the world with radiation .
      That fits nicely with not having to explain the French or American polution acts .

      Next : boycott Japan !

      Before WW2 the American newspapers painted Germany in a good light only to change it later , even though historically it was UK and france that DECLARED WAR on Germany eventhough the 'reason' was only 'victims' that were a handfull of German-speaking polish villages on the border that were taken back by Germans … did you know that ? i.e. Hitler did not attack UK or france , he was provoked !

      Heck , even britain holds on the Maldivas even though the island is in … the other hemisphere !

      Today the Media is well versed at manipulating us , even in commercials . Check out Who owns the Media :

      http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart

      • We Not They Finally

        Oh, you're saying that England and France occupied Germany, rather than Hitler occupying France and running daily blitzkriegs on the UK? Aside from that small matter of Hitler attacking his own Reichstag and false-flagging it onto the Poles. Then invading Poland and dragging the Jews away to concentration camps.

        Are you seriously crocked?? Because I am seriously OFFENDED! Why don't you stick to nuclear, Jay? Because you don't seem to know anything about history. I am OFFENDED. You actually need to RETRACT.

        • Jay

          @WeNotTheyFinally , just learn history , it's there if you have the time , your comments prove you need it .

          " … Britain and France had sworn to defend Poland. Honoring these obligations, the two countries sent ultimatums to Hitler demanding his withdrawal from Poland. … "

          http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/vocham.htm

          Indeed , 'WeNotTheyFinally' proves how easy Media deceives , the point of my initial post .

          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            didn't want to say anything Jay, but you're right. Some obviously insist on the 'party line', while others have the courage to face the possibility that all of what they've learned of the past should be put to question…

    • Bring out more baling wire, hose clamps and duct tape!

  • Although similar to previous story they are now atributing the source as leaking storage tanks. This makes sense as strontium isn't filtered out of cooling water and eventually it becomes too contaminated to re use ending up in storage tanks. Meanwhile this is what your president is doing. Read the comment section. I feel great sadness for America at this time. A heartfelt God bless America from Mark

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/06/19/obama-merkel.html

  • weeman

    Just coincidental they release contaminated water and suddenly levels spike, they don't have a chance anymore and probably never had and if there was a window of opportunity it is now closed, sorry.
    Now we must determine the effects on the ecosystem, as time passes it can only increase, at what rate is the bio accumulation, what is wrong with these people, I fail to comprehend, I am at a lose

    • getoutwhileyoustillcan

      "what is wrong with these people"

      I think they're like self-destructive drug addicts. Who knows, maybe on some level they really want to be stopped?

    • Superman will save us all. The Daly News and Laura Lang reports that Superman was sighted flying from his secret Arctic base over to Japan.

      He will use his super breath to cool the reactors, and inhale all of the radiation, thus saving Japan and the world.

      Don't believe in Superman?

      Then why believe the nuclear industry, which keeps saying NOT ONE PERSON DIED from FUKU; it is in 'cold shutdown', and only 10% of Chernobyl!

      The disaster is still ongoing, as the NYT shows.

      Alice in Wonderland weaves a much more believable story.

  • New???

    I would say the New York Times… is behind the times. 🙂

  • Sorry, not Unfathomable Incompetence, rather Purposeful Deceitfulness.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    All nuclear leaks radiation. It's invisible, so you never know when it gets on you, and in you. And meanwhile, the world watches Japan become permeated with this radiation. Never ending. On going.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Well Tepco did apologize… 😐

    Seriously, "groundwater", think, pacific ocean, tides, twice daily…

    Tell me again the tuna is safe to eat…

    For that matter, tell me again anything is safe to eat from the eastern pacific…

    Fukushima is a global train wreck of unlimited mass and momentum…

  • NYT, duh!

    All joking aside, Strontium is way worse than cesium, I did a writeup on strontium, check it out let me know what you think.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/03/strontium-bogeyman-exists-wicked-one.html

  • Sickputer

    Strontium 90 leaks from "normal" nuclear plants all the time and investigations of fresh water river fish in 2010 near Vermont Yankee showed flesh and bone contamination in fish:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/08/05/how-did-those-vermont-fish-get-radioactive/

    Of course Entergy denied their plant leaked. It's nice to have friends in high places who give them the benefit of the doubt. Not that there is much doubt in my mind.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Debris removal at Unit3 now at 50%. New photos here. http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=10540
    Almost all is remote control work. Plutonium dust is on every beam they remove, so watch out Tokyo. When the winds are from Fukushima, keep the kiddies inside. Hawaii, what can I say? What doesn't fall on Tokyo is coming your way.

  • ML

    Effects of strontium 90 was studied in pigs and showed myeoldegenerative and myloproliferative disorders, peridontal disease and severe arthritis:
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1939-165X.1975.tb00043.x/abstract

    Bulletin of the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists

    Volume 4, Issue 2, pages 11–14, April 1975

    Keep an eye on your CBC (complete blood count) for low white blood cell counts for possible evidence of low level contamination.