Tepco: It’s ‘really impossible’ for us to keep storing liquid from Fukushima reactors — We need to think about discharging it into ocean (VIDEO)

Published: March 10th, 2013 at 6:15 pm ET


Title: Path to Recovery: TEPCO Exclusive Interview
Source: NHK
Date: March 4, 2013
h/t MsMilkytheclown1

Akira Kawano, Tepco General Manager:

It’s really impossible just to continuously accumulate that water in the tanks.

It’s not a feasible way.

So we need to think about possibility of discharge, or the other alternative ways — like evaporation or something like that.

See also: [intlink id=”tepco-planning-dump-water-fukushima-plant-pacific-ocean” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]

Watch the Tepco interview here

Published: March 10th, 2013 at 6:15 pm ET


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23 comments to Tepco: It’s ‘really impossible’ for us to keep storing liquid from Fukushima reactors — We need to think about discharging it into ocean (VIDEO)

  • weeman

    Sorry boys you are not on, there is no way you are going to pollute the waters that support half the plant, you better come up with some other solution, it's your waste, keep it in your own house it's already contaminated.

    • takedake

      How about some comments REGARDING the particular video that's linked to, instead of the same old whining? It's pointless and tiresome.

      If you watch the video, you'll notice, for one, that they label the explosions at all three reactors as "hydrogen explosions." That's probably no surprise, but it's worth noting IMO in part so that it can be pushed back against.

      So instead of tossing the same old complaints–valid as they ate–at TEPCO, why don't one or more of the commentariat here actually do some work analyzing and commenting on the material linked to here every day.

      The enenews.com guy's doing a great job. There are people in Japan and around the world working to stop nuclear weapons/power. I'm doing work (far beyond commenting here, like raising, so far, over $10k for Fukushima victims), so you know I'm not being a hypocrite.

      So push the keyboard away and do something, or stop just complaining and whining so that you feel better about yourselves.

      • With all due respect Takedake,

        I think it's hardly appropriate to belittle our comments by referring to them as 'whining and complaining'.

        Furthermore, our comments are not made merely to feel good about ourselves.

        It's a very complex situation – and the more comments the better.

        So folks, you now have full permission to pull your keyboards right back where they belong – towards you.

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    Yeah, like they have not been doing that all along.

  • We Not They Finally

    Got a great idea for your nuclear mafia guys: You first!! Go breathe in evaporated nuclear waste. Go swim in the ocean you are killing off for the rest of us. Nuclear waste for breakfast, fish with 5,000 times the cesium limit for lunch. But if you really want to do something useful, we understand that Japanese have ways of punishing themselves when they have violated all honor. We're waiting.

  • Max1 Max1

    How much is too much?
    … Hemlock, that is.

  • Max1 Max1

    We need to think about ways to make TEPCO drink, bathe, and eat from that waste before THEY foist it on the world. Show us Mr. TEPCO…
    … Show us how it looks.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      @Max1; +311 !! What we need to do is find out the EXACT details of Mr. TEPCO's & the "elite" nuke-pukes and their cronies "in the know" sources & brands,etc. of food,water and post-3/11 changes they've made in their lifestyles,diets & relocation of their personal residences & corporate headquarters,etc. and once the research is completed of the comparisons of pre & post 311 "changes" they've made for their own lives & the very few others their kind is capable of caring about beyond their own selfish asses it needs to be "set out" to their victims so we can make a mad dash to "bum-rush" their suppliers & resources in short order to force them to consume the same necessary products full of their toxic crap that we've been being poisoned with!! I'd also hope their "new" neighbors include many of their victims who KNOW all of the names & intimate personal details of their parts in the horrors they unleashed upon all for the sake of their greed,vanity & ultra-sadistic ways that will likely never change and deserve to find their "secret hide-outs" and "safe(r)" resources in peril with the remainder of their lives spent surrounded & constantly under assault by "us", their victims who KNOW them and HATE them after they've been "weighed,measured & found wanting"! Maybe if they lose their stashes of everything needed to survive including "safe" places for them to hide along with their current sources of "clean" goods they'd be forced to change their…

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        ways?!!..:| ~**

      • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

        @Johhny, even their supply of *clean food & water will be gone after 30 years by the time Tepco plans to start decommissioning. And the oceans & air will be just as contaminated for them as it is for us.

        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

          @MaidenHeaven; I know that their sources will be gone-they don't seem to take it seriously though and that's exactly why I want to learn about it to "take it away" and/or cause their sources to run dry "prematurely" to FORCE them to be concerned for themselves as usual,but enough to also put immediate pressure on them to change policies that might speed up their sense of urgency to try to avoid having their own sorry asses from being caught up in the "population reduction" or self-serving agenda's of their own invention that they so readily impose on others while nonchalantly announcing indefinite delays in the operation to decommission their foul mess supposedly to allow radiation levels to magically disappear even while it's common knowledge that nearly 3 decades after Chernobyl radiation levels not only haven't gone down-they've actually climbed a bit higher & has accumulated & still found concentrated in soil, groundwater and the regions wildlife & vegetation! I want the nuke-pukes names,faces and crimes plastered on WANTED posters with rewards offered via contributions from the people they stepped on and shit all over to get where they are & what they want & most of all I want to see them have to wander into OUR world & have to forage for food & water amidst us until those they've FUKuD UP recognize them & remember their dead or sick & dying children & loved ones suffering when they catch up with the guilty parties and rip them to shreds!~311~NEVER 4-GET!~…

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    They will create even more contaminated water with their new toy that will be *discharged..into every life form on the planet…and how much contaminated water will they have in 30 years before they can even begin to decommission the plants?? And remember there are 14 reactors in Severe condition in Japan.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Japan can't deal with it, nobody can. The meltdowns will be with us a long time, as we wait for another nuclear disaster.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    EneNewsers, I need your thoughts, dias criticisms & opinions. What we need to d is get access to the Heritage seeds that are stored in both the US & Iceland, as well as other areas…we are paying to store them…use these first for the children. ..it should not be Only the PTB that get to use them.

    We also need to ensure that NO privatization of water takes place…plans are in effect & places where it has been privatized…prices increased 60% in 3 to 5 years…they are working on Canada now.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    TPTB are also spending billions of our money for space research…I assure you that if they are able to sustain life in space that we will not be invited. And so then how do we gain control. I hate the thoughts of sitting around & watching the chosen few spend our money to create a living environment for themselves.

  • jec jec

    What in the world do we have agreements about not dumping into the oceans..when JAPAN sticks it finger in its A.. and does it anyway.

    NO RADIATION should be released in the ocean, air or ground that is INTERNATIONAL LAW! I hope someone manages to stop these terrorists who are intentionally spreading radiation and its terrible dangers around the world.

  • Noah

    Wholesale dumping into Pacific not necessary
    Titanate Nanofiber can remove radioactive material from contaminated water

    Nanofiber technology developed by Queensland University of Technology led by Professor Huai-Yong Zhu in collaboration with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization and Penn State University.

    One gram of titanate nanofibres will purify one ton of radioactive water!

    I have picture of Dr. Zhu on my white board. His achievement never ceases to inspire. I hope to add his titanate nanofiber filtration system to my homes water supply system.

  • W8R W8R

    Come on now… How else can they explain the future death of our oceans, except to admit that 90% of the millions of gallons, per day, they are pumping THRU these sieves disguised as reactors, is going into the ocean.
    They have to publicly poison it, to cover up "secretly" poisoning it..
    No worry.. When the plankton dies, they will suffocate with the rest of us..

  • FrickingFrack FrickingFrack

    As if they aren't already dumping it into the ocean.

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    Listen LIVE now to the Fukushima Symposium in New York City: Live stream link – http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf
    Experts from around the globe!

  • weeman

    I will tell you what, when you can bottle contaminated water in tanks and feed it to your families and there is no ill effects on your family then you can dump in pacific ocean, deal or you find away to store.
    It is not acceptable to dump in pacific and as a citizen of this world, I demand this as well as over half the population of the world and in my eyes the majority rules.
    Dump it and the UN should put sanctions on Japan that makes the sanctions they put on north Korea look minuscule, better yet let the north Koreans deal with it once they realize the damage it is doing to there nation.
    You will not release that into the ocean.