Reactors No. 5 and 6 contain 8,000 tons of radioactive water — Will be transferred to megafloat over next few months

Published: July 1st, 2011 at 1:33 pm ET
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TEPCO starts system to cool another spent fuel pool at nuclear plant, Kyodo, July 1, 2011:

[…] As for the steel megafloat, which is berthed at a quay near the plant, about 8,000 tons of low-level radioactive water will be transferred over the next three or four months. The government’s nuclear safety agency said TEPCO has not yet decided what to do with the water after it is transferred, but it will not be directly dumped into the sea.

The water comes from the Nos. 5 and 6 reactor turbine buildings and a large part of it is believed to be seawater left inside the facilities after large tsunami waves hit the plant on the Pacific Coast in Fukushima Prefecture, as well as groundwater. […]

h/t Global Security Newswire

Published: July 1st, 2011 at 1:33 pm ET
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14 comments to Reactors No. 5 and 6 contain 8,000 tons of radioactive water — Will be transferred to megafloat over next few months

  • bincbom

    Ah yes, the mysterious Fukushima Daiichi Units 5-6.

    SOMETHING happened to them in March, clearly we still don’t know what…

    Any ideas?

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    “TEPCO has not yet decided what to do with the water after it is transferred, but it will not be directly dumped into the sea.”
    Good to know! My guess is that the water will transfer itself to the ocean, before Tepcoclowns even have a chance to dump it there

  • theypoisonus

    Pardon me, but Har Har Hardy Har.

    These people weave more stories than one could imagine. It would be comical if it wasn’t nuclear. 🙁

    How many times have they been supposed to do this and some hose breaks or some such thing.

    A French gal, Dominique, posted a couple of articles on another thread at the bottom. I used ME translator and am passing them on here:

    Her Blog, I believe:
    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&from=&to=en&a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kokopelli-blog.org%2f%3fp%3d1597

    she has done very good research.
    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&from=&to=en&a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kokopelli-blog.org%2f%3fp%3d1597

    and this page also has alot of infor about the sun+readiation.
    http://news.discovery.com/space/is-the-sun-emitting-a-mystery-particle.html

    CREDIT To Dominique. Thank you Dominique!!

    • My pleasure. By the way, I am a man close to his 60s and I have been in Rage for the past 43 years, in fact since May 1968.

      I am the founder-chairman of Kokopelli in Europe (seed savers)

      http://www.kokopelli.asso.fr/

      and the French translator of John Lash and Metahistory.org

      http://www.liberterre.fr/metahistoire/index.html

      John Lash has been reporting recently on the fact that :”the north star polaris is displaced downward from its well-known alignment to the pointing stars in the Big Dipper”. Believe or not, look up tonight in the sky, it is very obvious.

      Times are changing.

      It is Open Season on Predators of the military-industrial complex.

      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        Dominique,
        wow, what interesting work you do! Salut! I’m quite involved in the eco-gardening/fight Monsanto/TransitionTown-field, and it’s often quite a surprise what diversity of people is around here on enenews!
        In which part of France do you live?

      • Terranigma1 Terranigma1

        Nice website!

        BTW, I planted thirty tomato plants, bush beans, heirloom cucumbers, and zucchini. My yellow bush beans are saved from seeds hand picked from last year; untainted, organic, and pesticide free. When you plant the first batch of seeds they do well, but the problem is we have birds like baltimore orioles that arrive in spring for breeding and these birds seem to know when you plant the next batch. I try to stagger the plantings so I don’t have beans coming in all at once. After planting the second batch, I noticed holes in the ground were the birds pecked out the seeds. The same thing happened after planting the second batch of cucmber seeds. My peppers look sick; just too much rain and not enough heat.

        I wish I could send some of my crops to Japan as I feel so badly for the farmers there.

      • arclight arclight

        like your research..in earlier posts ive been trying to make the connections between various pro nuclear countries, generally spotable by the press censorship…
        so, merci for this link…bookmarked!!

  • Ariana

    This is so much like that damn BP mess. How do those morons manage to even get jobs? They should be sitting in a quiet corner somewhere, rocking back and forth and drooling.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      Darn it I hit report sorry…

      Anyhow, it’s funny you mention sitting in a corner drooling. That is after all what they do while at corporate….

  • It looks like small flames at the top of reactor #3 at the webcam at 3:03

    Also, what is the glow over the trees on the far right side of screen? Is that the locale of unit #4?

  • Tuni Tuni

    This was posted on another forum I frequent. A fellow flying into Omaha yesterday. You can see Ft. Calhoun for a brief moment. But the flooding is just unbelievable!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_lOOTPLx_Y&feature=youtu.be

  • Tuni Tuni

    I should have said as he was flying in a week ago.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    They just have to make room is all…..