Report: All 7 Fukushima in-ground storage ponds leaking radioactive water

Published: April 13th, 2013 at 4:47 pm ET


Title: #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Pond Leak of April 2013: All 7 In-the-Ground Water Storage Ponds Are Leaking Radioactive (Beta) Water
Source: EXSKF
Date: April 12, 2013
h/t Fukushima Update

[…] TEPCO’s handout for the press on April 13, 2013 shows that beta nuclides are being detected in the water taken from either the drains or the leak detection pipes or both in not only the ponds Nos 1, 2, 3 but all seven of these in-the-ground storage ponds […]

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Published: April 13th, 2013 at 4:47 pm ET


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27 comments to Report: All 7 Fukushima in-ground storage ponds leaking radioactive water

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    Built exclusively to drain into the Pacific anyhow….

  • harengus_acidophilus

    What a surprise …


  • RememberThis RememberThis

    1 criminal act after another……..

  • Atomfritz Atomfritz

    2013 releases might even exceed the 2011 releases…

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Atomfritz, Ive noticed you often say dont worry, dont worry fukushima is a dud compared to Chernobyl. And Im comparing this to what Arnie says, and wondering why you say dont worry…

      Arnie Gundersen,

      We already know that the liquid releases are ten times Chernobyl.
      … they’ll continue for years and years into the future…

      "We have 20 nuclear cores exposed, the fuel pools have several cores each, that is 20 times the potential to be released than Chernobyl," said Gundersen. "The data I'm seeing shows that we are finding hot spots further away than we had from Chernobyl, and the amount of radiation in many of them was the amount that caused areas to be declared no-man's-land for Chernobyl.

      …The results obtained for the total release of Xe-133 was 15.3 EBq (uncertainty range 12.2-18.3, EBq – 1018 Bq), more than 2 x total release from Chernobyl

      • Atomfritz Atomfritz

        CodeShutdown, it's completely normal that about double that about double of Xe-133 was released at Fuku compared with Chernobyl.
        At Fuku three GEC BWR of total roughly 2GWe quietly crumbled, farting out their gaseous contents, but keeping the rest.
        At Chernobyl one RBMK 1GWe exploded and burnt for days in open air. Thus, the short-lived gaseous isotope releases at Fuku were roughly double of that in Chernobyl.
        But in terms of long -lived fission products and especially the heavy transuranics (plutonium, americium and the like) Fukushima is dwarfed by Chernobyl by magnitudes due to the very different accident nature, like a firecracker being "owned" by a grenade, as I said already.

        Thus, in total, the Fukushima accident was quite a lucky outcome, creating only little harm.
        Again, please keep in mind that the nuclear industry hopes Fukushima to be regarded as a "catastrophe". This only to make people believe that this was the "worst possible case" of a nuclear accident!

        The nuclear industry NEEDS Fukushima being exaggerated to make people think: "no nuclear accident can get worse than Fukushima. Thus, nuclear energy cannot be that dangerous."

        Do you understand me now and understand why the nuclear industry needs people think that these Fukushima duds were a "worst case nuclear accident"?

  • michellemamarn

    Why hasn't this story appeared at the top of the home page?

  • Jebus Jebus

    Lets take a walk with KB in Eugene, Or., after he is slapped and called a fearmonger, at the end of a symposium, in March, at the U of O.
    Hipocracy is alive and well at the "headquarters" of the environmental movement in the USA.

    Stick with it, the reality check is worth it…

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


      Sorry Jebus. There was so much vulgarity it was difficult to get the message. He could have said it in two or three minutes had he left out all the swearing.

      • Jebus Jebus

        Whats more vulgar than the Fukushima disaster and it's ongoing atrocities?

        Everyone has their individual style, I usually just listen to the message…

      • Lion76 Lion76

        YOu could have graced us all with a better reply than that load of trite nonsense

      • SmokinSess SmokinSess

        Kevin blanch is brilliant. Watched his vlogs since 2011. This guy has aml and he has the right to be angry and vulgar. Plus it's part of his movement – 'post ignorance'. I pull my hat of this guy. A true soul with honor!


      fun stuff Jebus. Notice his critique of failed environmental policies flip-flops between the Left and Right. This is a sign his politics are maturing. He's not completely abandoned the phoney paradigm, but he's well on the way to understanding it.

      I also liked the accompanying commentary. I'm not sure who put it up but it's worthy of a read. The thing that most caught my eye towards the end of the writing, is the emphasis on productive expectations. It's reassuring that others understand, society cannot move forward with lowered expectations…

    • Au Au

      Love Kevin! Ok, you might have to be a bit of pirate to fully appreciate him but he does get his points across. He also says he has some form of autism and chemo-brain. To understand that is important as it explains spelling errors, etc. I like it when he does the "fake, phony, hairsprayed politician" imitation. lol Spot on. Amazing man. He also has reasons for why he wears certain things. You have to go back in his vlog to find out what it is about.

      His first video on Fukushima – I thought, "Wow, somebody who gets IT. Wow, somebody is actually outraged and breaking it down like it IS." The msm was (and is) just patting Fukushima on the head as if it was not the biggest story since the extinction of the dinosaurs.

      "We are all one, for the jetstream tells me so." Kevin Blanch

    • We Not They Finally

      We get upset at the environmental movement too. Like carbon is the great villain (though who wants pollution?), yet somehow plutonium and cesium and strontium don't even exist. It's a dangerous level of denial out there….

  • Lion76 Lion76

    General Electric doesn't get enough blame, you want to watch a video?

  • Jebus Jebus

    It's curious that Tepco has "all of a sudden" found high levels of radiation in all the leak detection systems. I also wonder how isolated that detection system is from surrounding surface water runoff…

    How long have these storage pits been in existance?
    They are so past loosing faith in them…
    If they made them that temporary, how could they have any faith in them, in the first place?

    I think that they are out of ideas on what to do…

    What's a solution for a low budget, cost cutting, temporary worker, unethical company like Tepco?

    What's a psychopathic government corporation to do?

  • combomelt combomelt

    Dont worry, the leaks won't be an issue after the next tsunami. Grrrr

  • Lion76 Lion76

    the ocean and everything in it is "forever tainted" by this event, this sequence of events waiting to play out in a nuke plant near you. That's all that should have to "sink in" when you want to talk about "profanity" I mean, get a clue already.

  • We Not They Finally

    We thought there were at least only SIX, not SEVEN. It never ends…

  • We Not They Finally

    People mostly don't even realize that when they say "storage ponds," that's SPENT fuel, which is way MORE radioactive than fresh fuel! They'd been running that plant for FORTY years, while keeping all the tons of radioactive waste right on site. And adjacent to the ocean. The WORLD'S ocean.