TV: Tepco could be facing centuries-long crisis at Fukushima plant — Actions show they don’t know what to do long term (VIDEO)

Published: June 20th, 2013 at 11:34 am ET


Title: Fukushima: Strontium now in Groundwater
Source: The Thom Hartmann Program
Date: June 19, 2013

At 6:45 in

Kevin Kamps, nuclear waste watchdog at Beyond Nuclear: It’s really incredible [Tepco’s] been criticized for very short term thinking.

They’re taking things like one day at a time.

This is a decades long, if not centuries long crisis that they’re facing. […]

Long term scenario, Tokyo Electric certainly doesn’t know what to do, they’re showing that by their actions.

Watch the video here

Published: June 20th, 2013 at 11:34 am ET


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22 comments to TV: Tepco could be facing centuries-long crisis at Fukushima plant — Actions show they don’t know what to do long term (VIDEO)

  • ftlt

    Sadly, this is all now too marginalized and too late to capture the minds of folk…

    Fukushima has become a distant memory for the vast majority of the world's Pavlov Dog citizenry(99.99% and more)…

    Fukushima has been firmly placed in the negative.. The place where conspiracy theories and the like things people just don't want to think about or be bothered with go…

    It attracts far less interest than 9/11…

    This MB is important… But, it is really quite isolated – look at the hits… They are dropping..

    Very little to nothing will be done… Until the next Fukushima happens…

    • Proton

      Fuku what? Oh. Plutonium? 🙁

    • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer

      So we have to keep up the fight. I have and have moved many with this web site. Even my wife of 39 years has been coming around of late. I have been harping on my 5 children and my grandchildren for over two years. My grand daughter did a class project on Fukushima. And yes ftlt it seemed as though we were up here fighting a one sided contest until lately. Now her class has more info then their parents and the teacher was amazed and gave her an A+. Then some of the parents are asking important questions about the crisis in Japan. We have not lost this battle yet, although it would be easiest to say we have. Takes less work but there is a way to get to people. The poster board my grand daughter did is just one example of how to get this news out. Hell if the parents don't care about their children, let the children lead. My children are smarter than I ever thought and this is their world too! Even went to you tube with the grand children and showed them what can/is happening inside of our bodies because of these invisible nuclides.

      • or-well

        Yes, Tumrgrwr, Let The Children Lead!
        Fill the Halls of Justice with grieving mothers
        and fill the streets with betrayed families,
        rally all humankind's sisters and brothers
        to follow those who love baby animalies!
        Please, I'm serious, give me one moment.
        Do children not love with hearts simple and pure?
        Are we not hardwired to see them endure?
        Given the choice would they not protect Life?
        Given the power would they not end strife,
        simply because they know it's not right
        and being born hardwired to co-operate,
        knowing that BEING is the appropriate "state"?
        Look in the eyes of a child born without violence,
        then explain, those who can, Humanity's silence
        in the face of the killing of our most innocent.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

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        • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer


          Sorry for the late Thank You very much, your information is invaluable. I'm on it.

      • vital1 vital1

        I Agree with you Tumrgrwer, "we have to keep up the fight."

        This flyer has had a lot of success reaching a lot of people. Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the
        lifesaver.pdf or create your own, hand it out, mailbox it, or email it.


    they realized from day one that a massive response was needed. They also knew, if they pushed the pea around the plate in an attentive manner, we'd all be fooled into thinking something was actually being done, and eventually the world would move on to other issues. The idea is to minimize the real-world cost of nuclear technologies. Just like Hanford, generations down the road will be forced to address the festering wounds.

    Thank you TEPCO. You've lived-up to every one of my expectations…

    • You mean lived DOWN to, don't you?

      Or did you mean that they lived up to your expectations of;

      covering up, lying, cheating, fraud, minimizing, monopolizing, short circuiting, blowing up, making a mess, creating MORE entropy, chaos, death and destruction

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Centuries-long crisis (( from a single nuclear plant )).

  • weeman

    No different than Chernobyl, never to be fully decommissioned can't , the only solution is time on a magnitude we can not comprehend. By the way you may decommission a nuclear plant but you still have to deal with radioactive waste in process of demolition forever. Always to be with us, adapt or perish and to adapt you need time and radiation does not permit such a luxury.

  • razzz razzz

    There is nothing they can do about it. The radioactive melted fuel is in the wild with no way to contain it. Even if they knew exactly where the melted fuel was, it is to radioactive to deal with at this time.

    With Units 1,2&3 they know where the spent fuel is but it will still take years to remove it.

    • RichardPerry

      But they can direct the ground water from flowing through the plant and into the sea. This will reduce the radiation from spreading by 1/100th or more, cost is only a few billion much less than the cost of building a plant. But Japanese do not want to loose face.

  • Sol Man

    Centuries? No, forever.

  • We Not They Finally

    Understood from previous posts on the article about strontium-90 going up by 10,000%, that that had to be the result of fissioning and/or RE-criticality. So it's not just what to do about the current situation at ANY time. It's that escalation onwards cannot be stopped to begin with. NEW fissioning keeps happening and they have NO control over that. Very dire!

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "Tokyo Electric certainly doesn’t know what to do, they’re showing that by their actions."
    What should TEPCO do?
    1. Locate Corium1,2,&3, using available technologies.
    If Corium1,2,&3 are located in a place where they can be contained, then contain them.
    If Corium1,2 &3 are located in a place where they cannot be contained, tell the public.
    2. Study how deep Fuku aquifer goes.
    3. Build rectangular cofferdam around Unit1,2,3&4 to below aquifer depth.
    Keeps groundwater from becoming contaminated before entering Pacific Ocean.
    4. Grout everything. Reactors. Containments. Torus Basements. Tunnels. Generator Buildings. SFPs.
    5. Declare Decommission complete.
    6. Close all nuclear plants.
    7. Walk away.

    • RichardPerry

      I agree, I did not read your blog before reply to RAZZ or would of said see your blog, this is what Gunderson suggested long ago and is needed to be done or we will feel the effects greatly in North America.

  • nedlifromvermont

    The wonderful thing about financial analysis is that, even by using a very low internal interest rate or cost of capital, any large expense incurred very far in the future is rendered meaningless or trivial in today's world … say several trillion dollars a hundred years hence, can be whittled down by many zeros to a manageable hundred thousand or two, by jacking around the time factor or the interest rate, and presto, problem solved (or minimized) … …

    guess we should throw some financial analysts into the Torus, along with the nuclear physicists and GE top management personnel …


  • paschn

    My dad worked at the old AEC for the Dow Chemical Company at their Rocky Flats plant outside Boulder, CO. He and I always marvelled at the things the "giants of industry" would risk for a more-than-healthy bottom line. The amazing / frightening things the blow-flies in D.C. would do for them if, "the price is right".
    To us, creating nuclear waste without a sane, viable way to dispose of it was rather like digging an outhouse 2 feet deep in the middle of the kitchen and thinking "it's all good".
    What these giants have been doing along the monstrous Hugoton-Panhandle natural gas reserve for +/- 100 years is yet another fact that reinforces the belief that said "giants-of-industry" and their "pocket politicians" are, among other things, sociopaths. With the risks screaming in their faces, they continue unabated and could, realistically, split the entire continent in two. But hey, they tell us they have to break a fee eggs to make an omelete, right? Said giants not only heard mankind toward the abyss with their rapacious acts, they actually block/hide technology that can create what is needed for civilization with much much less, if any risk to ourselves and our world. When you consider what one Person wrote on the subject, the actions of these psychopaths makes sense. The love of money truly is the root of all evil.


  • So much of the nuclear industry is hidden, secret and covered up, it is like we see only a teeny tiny tip of a HUGE iceberg… And this iceberg will destroy humanity just as surely as an iceberg sand an 'unsinkable' ship.

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