Reports: Fears for Fukushima plant as typhoon now only a few hours away — Officials warn of floods at site — Storm gusting over 150 km/hr — Workers frantically pumping up water — Torrential rain to force more contamination into groundwater (MAP)

Published: September 15th, 2013 at 5:13 pm ET
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AFP, Sept. 16, 2013: Typhoon hits Japan – fears for Fukushima plant [...] The typhoon was then expected to head northeast towards the capital and its surrounding region by around noon and cross the northeast including the Fukushima area, according to its predicted track. At Fukushima, crews have struggled to contain the nuclear plant after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that led to the contamination of groundwater with radioactive materials as it flows to the Pacific Ocean. [...]

AFP, Sept. 15, 2013: With torrential rains from typhoon expected Monday, more contaminated water is feared to seep into the groundwater of Fukushima nuclear plant [...]

Inquisitr, Sept. 15, 2013: Officials warned of floods and strong winds that could go on to hit the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. [...] The storm was carrying winds up to 144 kilometres (90 miles) per hour overnight Sunday [...] With even more torrential rain expected on Monday, the fear is that contaminated water will seep into the groundwater. Workers frantically pumped water from around highly radioactive tanks at the plant to lower the risk. [...] Officials hope that the latest Japan typhoon will not further complicate the work at the Fukashima plan.

Japan Meteorological Agency, Sept. 15, 2013 at 4:00p ET: Maximum wind gust speed @ 85 knots (157 km/hr or 98 mph)

See the most current forecast from the Japan Meteorological Agency here

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11 comments to Reports: Fears for Fukushima plant as typhoon now only a few hours away — Officials warn of floods at site — Storm gusting over 150 km/hr — Workers frantically pumping up water — Torrential rain to force more contamination into groundwater (MAP)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Tropical Storm Man-yi Storm Footage 台風 18 神奈川県
    Sept 15 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iACN_MjTpsU


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  • SteveMT

    Apocalypse … Earth cleansing. Nature gave the world over two years to fix this mess. Time's up. Submissive, dependent, mammals will be the first to go.


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    • SteveMT

      Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan
      Published September 15, 2013
      Typhoon Man-yi hit southern Japan Monday, bringing heavy rains as officials warned of floods and strong winds, amid fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

      About 200 domestic flights scheduled for Monday, a public holiday, were cancelled, mainly those departing Tokyo, and train services were also reduced.

      The storm, located in Pacific waters close to the southern island of Shikoku, was packing gusts up to 144 kilometres (90 miles) per hour overnight Sunday to Monday and moving north-northwest, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

      It was on a direct course to hit southern parts of the main island Honshu Monday morning, possibly around 9:00 am (0000 GMT) in Shizuoka prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, according to the agency.

      The typhoon was then expected to head northeast towards the capital and its surrounding region by around noon and cross the northeast including the Fukushima area, according to its predicted track.

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/15/typhoon-man-yi-hits-japan/#ixzz2f0Axo5XD


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    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @SteveMT

      With wind gusts to nearly 100mph, it appears that it will head over land and could impact Fukushima. However, in my experience, hurricanes that cross over land weaken as they go and it probably won't be as bad by the time it would reach Fukushima. Thanks to all for the links.


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  • jec jec

    Since these kinds of storms are not exactly an unknown event, how would the frozen ICE WALL be managed during this type of high water/rain/wind cyclone? Just curious. Or for that matter, what happens to the waterglas /impermiable wall already in place? Over topping by fresh water/groundwater? Over topping from the ocean side by storm conditions? Mother Nature really is in charge…


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    • We Not They Finally

      You didn't hear that the so-called "impermeable wall" has ALREADY failed to contain the onrushing water into the sea? Water has already gone over it, under it, around it. And the water that got backed up is turning the land on site into a kind of oatmeal mush.

      The ice wall we'll believe when we see it. We've been seeing what happens with everything else in the planning stages with this.


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  • hbjon hbjon

    Just what they've been waiting for, a 75 mph offshore wind under cover of darkness and rain to detonate some device to blow the whole works into the ocean and later say, "Wow, must've been the china syndrome having a criticality. It would be a really bad idea, but at least they could begin work on the pyramid that would be a half mile square at the base I call "The Fluxor".


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  • Edward Edward

    Before the typhoon has even passed the liars will declare – no damage, all is under control, nothing to see here. They have done this after every storm and earthquake, lied to everyone and continue to get away with it. I do not believe a word they say. The money is more important than people, environment, ocean, health, planet. Very sad. There is so much we do not know about this nuclear nightmare. I am sure most of us would be shocked and disturbed if we knew the truth.


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    • nedlifromvermont

      @Edward … "shocked and disturbed" … yes, to put it mildly …

      What a nice name you have! Glad to see you here.

      Kind of goes along with Dick Cheney's "shock and awe" campaign.

      Fukushima is about the only thing that makes that particular madman look good!

      peace …


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