Tepco to begin coating seafloor with cement mixture (PHOTOS)

Published: February 21st, 2012 at 9:11 am ET


Title: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Start of marine soil coating construction inside the port
Source: Tepco Handout
Date: Feb 21, 2012

According to past sampling, we detected relatively high concentrated radioactive materials from marine soil sampled at inside of the port. Since the marine soil will be spread by ocean wave, we plan to prevent spreading of marine pollution to outside of the port by covering marine soil with solidified soil. […]

・We will use solidified soil made from bentonite and cement as covering material since it doesn’t affect to coastal environment and has less variability of quality of construction.
・For lower layer, we will use light weight solidified soil (Coating material A) to cover high natant floating mud of seafloor surface
・For upper layer, we will use solidified soil (Coating material B) which has superior durability and easiness to fill

Published: February 21st, 2012 at 9:11 am ET


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34 comments to Tepco to begin coating seafloor with cement mixture (PHOTOS)

  • HamburgGeiger

    Which port? The port of Daiichi?

    Seems to me like a "cost-effective" way to hide the fuel rods that landed there in the water after No.3 explosion and of course those that they dumped there intentionally.

    • HamburgGeiger

      Maybe they should place a banana in there and some old bottles with radioactive paint. Just in case. 😉

  • Jebus Jebus

    Just more coverup, distraction, and subterfudge…

    The Ocean will make short work of that rug placed over the lies.

    And the band plays on….

    • arclight arclight

      coool earthquake ressitant concrete!! impervious to high level radiation!!

      the things they can do nowadays!!

      they need some of that stuff in chernobyl 4 reactor and over eastern khazakstan, dounray, la hague, most of luxembourg etc

      could be very useful!!/sarc

  • retali8 retali8

    god why dont they dump it on the reactors,, lol,,,
    huge waste of money and time,,, covering up all those fuel rods that crane was dumping in the ocean

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      They should have been dumping sand on the reactors instead of seawater. What a mess and just getting worse

      • arclight arclight

        the radiation breaks the glass down too quickly .. chernobyl 4 elephant foot is currently disintegrating into dust or something…

  • they are psychs. cover it all in cement……

  • rather big area such an ocean floor….

  • and for sure this will stop pollution of the ocean with nuclides as harbors are commonly known as main source of nuclides….

    i have another idea on what to cover to stop proliferation of nuclides…..

  • goathead goathead

    These guys need to have a good smoke and think about what they're actually doing!! Then they need to have another good smoke and think about what they actually SHOULD be doing!! Sorry guys, but I really do think it's time for everyone to hit the weed!!!

  • Wouldn't it be cheaper to cover the sea floor with blue plastic tarps?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    My dad taught me to laugh in the face of foolhardiness….
    Adding further weight to an already sinking shoreline..more concrete to interact with the radioactive material…etc..come on..
    Can they hammer in the nails of the coffin from the inside too?
    Dumb as logs..
    Or may Tepco has a Big Yellow Taxi..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS.Dear TEPCO,
    Concrete has to set to dry.
    Do bring your giant blow dryer.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    lol..typo dry to set…lol

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi Heart…there is concrete which sets under water – such stuff exists!
      Nevertheless the whole Tepco idea is insane as usual. what do we expect….

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Hi… B and B…oh ya..forgot about that stuff..bet they are too cheap to use it.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    lol..kind of like ..how I never considered what kind of grout BP used on the seafloor of the GOM.

  • or-well

    Yakuza detectives,
    Yakuza fanzines,
    Yakuza nuke-workers,
    Yakuza bank schemes,
    you can't make this stuff up
    in your curiouser dreams.
    Japan is so riddled with
    Yakuza thinking
    no wonder they're diddled
    and downwardly sinking.
    Gov-kuza, Tep-kuza
    Bureau-kuza all schmooza,
    all safe by the lack of
    Media exposure.
    One big kuza-village
    cosy-kuza complicit,
    propa-kuza rich spinning
    a webakuza illicit,
    with money and power
    and nuke-akuza gone wild,
    they've built a
    Japa-kuza deficient,
    unsafe for any innocent child.

  • Sickputer

    Now we know where the hundreds of dead workers encased in concrete will end up. Starter logs in Tepco's underground concrete fantasy world. It just keeps getting more and more bizarre by the day.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    With the geological activity induced by the corium locally…
    hardened slab or no….natural geological disturbances in the area..
    For many… many reasons..this is INSANE.
    It's just insane…..
    I agree Sickputer..the workers will not be leaving the grounds.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Gee…next they can fill the cracks in the reactors with Silly Putty.. and add whipping cream on top.
    To look more like a circus tent…they might be so kind as to add the cherry.

  • Replacant Replacant

    I had the Joni Mitchell song Big Yellow Taxi running through my head, "Paved Paradise, put in a parking lot".

    So an obvious question, whats the half life of the concrete? I bet its not 30-90 years

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ..And… how far out…to Hawaii? …what about Daini and Tokai?
    ..They will keep it up..using the poor.. the innocent and evidently the mentally handicapped.
    ..how many thousands will go missing?
    ..all for engineering madness.

  • I have to come out of the wood work some days here and leave a comment. This story brings me out today. Long time reader here since the earliest days.

    This idea of pumping concrete down reads like some comic book fantasy. So does so much of it.
    . Hard to believe.
    Yet such a storehouse of knowledge this site has become. A big thanks to all.

  • Don't forget to add those plastic fish tied to the bottom with lead weights/fishing line, plus a couple of aquarium bubblers.

    Then you can invite the tourists in to swim in a 'natural' restored Japanese ocean habitat.

    Maybe hire a couple dozen former fishermen who cannot fish anymore due to the high radiation levels of all fish in the area. Have them anchor in the Bay and pretend to be fishing for those plastic fish..

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    I didn't think they could make things even worse. Or maybe this ISN'T the worst thing that could happen?

  • finally a committment where some mox is…
    makes no sense to even try to hold water solvable things doing a cement plate under water.
    this makes just sense to hold mox fuel itself.