Warning that foundations of Fukushima reactor chambers have been “compromised” — Groundwater rising fast, now just 10 inches from surface

Published: August 27th, 2013 at 9:39 am ET
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Title: Japanese government to take over Fukushima nuclear reactor
Source: The Daily Telegraph (UK)
Author: Julian Ryall, Tokyo
Date: Aug. 26, 2013

Speaking after being shown around the site, [Toshimitsu Motegi, the minister of trade and industry] said, “The urgency of the situation is very high. From here on, the government will take charge.” [...]

As well as leaks of water contaminated with radiation, work to bring the damaged reactors under control has been making painfully slow progress. Radiation levels in three of the reactor buildings are so high that it is impossible for workers to spend more than a couple of minutes inside at one time.

The true state of the reactor chambers remains unclear and there are suggestions that the tons of water that are being sprayed on the reactor vessels to keep them at a stable temperature has compromised the foundations of the structures.

Experts have also warned that the effort to gain control of the reactors – which is likely to take an estimated three decades – could be for naught if another major earthquake or tsunami strikes north-east Japan. [...]

See also: Expert: Land under Fukushima reactor buildings at risk of turning into liquid -- Area near sea could become like mud

Tepco Handouts (Fukushima Diary: “Groundwater level at one of the borings has been jumping up since 8/20/2013 for some reason. There was no rainfall in this term according to Tepco. [...] This time, the groundwater level came up to 25cm to the surface of the ground.)

Most Recent English Version (Aug. 22, 2013)

Most Recent Japanese Version (Aug. 26, 2013)

See also: TV: They are turning ground into quicksand at Fukushima plant -- Engineers warn reactor units may topple (VIDEO)

Published: August 27th, 2013 at 9:39 am ET
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76 comments to Warning that foundations of Fukushima reactor chambers have been “compromised” — Groundwater rising fast, now just 10 inches from surface

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    This is big news: "From here on, the government will take charge.”


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "…tons of water that are being sprayed on the reactor vessels to keep them at a stable temperature has compromised the foundations of the structures."
    Probably the fact that 250 tonnes of molten nuclear corium turned the ground underneath Reactors1-3 into swiss cheese might also have compromised the foundations of the structures.

    Where is the Corium, Minister Motegi?


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  • jec jec

    PCV pressure in Reactor 2 dropped by 50 percent about Aug 20th(PCV pressure drop from Fukushima Diary)… Would the corium pressure + steam == ability to raise groundwater? Or a major displacement or subsidence? Note the groundwater graph reflects the tide ranges as to timing or so it seems.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The groundwater is upwelling.
    Corium pressure.. major displacement… subsidence.
    The natural nature of groundwater … the desire of the groundwater..to return to cycle.
    All of the above..
    As the corium continues it's downward path..will it run into geothermal involvement..methane..etc.?
    I think there is a good chance.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Natural nature..lol.
    I wish we had 'white board'..we could sketch things…


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  • pkjn

    Fukushima in freefall: radioactive water filters taken offline, Tokyo Electric Power Company in desperation as leaks just won't stop
    August 27, 2013 NaturalNews
    After a 29-month cover-up, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is now calling for international help and has all but admitted Fukushima's radiation leaks are spiraling out of control. In addition to the leaking water storage units that are unleashing hundreds of tons of radioactive water each day, Tepco now says 50% of its contaminated water filtration capability has been taken offline due to corrosion.
    The result is that radiation leaks are escalating out of control and attempted remediation efforts are faltering. This is in addition to the fact the Japanese government's attempted brainwashing propaganda campaign has also been exposed. It attempted to convince people that if they drank beer or smiled, they would be immune to radiation poisoning. (Yes, this is how desperate they've become…)
    http://www.naturalnews.com/041800_Fukushima_radiation_leaks_desperation.html#ixzz2d9aGW299
    https://plus.google.com/108002809946749848449/about


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  • pkjn

    Natural News exclusive: Fukushima victim exposes Japanese government's attempted bizarre brainwashing of radiation victims
    August 21, 2013 NaturalNews
    The following is a first-person account of the attempt by the Tokyo Electric Power Company and Japanese government to brainwash victims of Fukushima radiation poisoning into believing radiation would not harm them if they simply "smile." Natural News is the first U.S. news source to publish this account in English. The name of the original author is Uwamae Masako, who now lives in Taiwan after escaping Fukushima and leaving behind many friends and family members.
    As you'll see below, the Japanese government's Fukushima Radiation Health Risk Advisor uses a hypnotic, droning speech pattern to try to convince his audience of absolutely bizarre quack science beliefs like "people who drink aren't affected by radiation" or that "laughter will remove your radiation phobia."
    http://www.naturalnews.com/041720_Fukushima_radiation_Japanese_government_propaganda_brainwashing.html
    https://plus.google.com/108002809946749848449/about


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  • pkjn

    Watch the Tokyo Electric Power Company and Japanese government`s propaganda video that promises radiation won't harm you if you just "laugh"
    August 21, 2013 NaturalNews
    【日本語】http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuwFrNEgDTg
    【English】http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOgaBUDFeb4
    【Français】http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mpsnKhvWMw
    【Español】http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pZQbEIGkxA
    【Deutsch】http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPrHbZ6SHOY
    【L'italiano】http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R-juJhoVRY
    http://www.naturalnews.com/041720_Fukushima_radiation_Japanese_government_propaganda_brainwashing.html
    https://plus.google.com/108002809946749848449/about


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  • homeenergyexpert homeenergyexpert

    As I said the other day, as a Master Inspector of Structures for NV Power, it is only a matter of time before these old buildings become unstable. They are starting to remind me more and more everyday of Florida big sinkhole which swallowing the condo complex. Earthquakes + Lava + underground aquifer + loose fill + salt water pumped into & on the old concrete= ONE BIG PILE OF RADIOACTIVE RUBBLE STICKING OUT OF A HOLE IN THE GROUND!


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Rose … your thinking is right on … groundwater will seek a level relative to its piezometric pressure, (water does not always flow 'downhill' but it does always flow from a higher energy potential to a lower energy potential.) Flow rates involve recharge and discharge and subsurface soil and bedrock matrix. It can well up from underneath, but pumping can affect the level near extraction wells. The principles are simple, but three-dimensional modelling is highly complex, and it was not well-understood in the 1960's when they (under-)designed this reactor complex.

    Phillipupnorth has good ideas and they may be the best available, but you are correct that his closed loop concept leaves the bottom of the enclosure open. Maybe the Russians can send some miners over, and the floor of the closed loop can also be closed?

    Anyway, the good news is Vermont Yankee (Entergy-owned) GE Mark I BWR, twin to Fuku-Daichi Unit One, announced today that it will close after current fueling cycle (October 2014) so our little tactical victories continue. Too late to save carbon-based life on Planet Deathrow???? Maybe, maybe not, but we will fight this odious, corrupt, asinine and unnecessary technology, for all its worth, while we still have contaminated breath in our lungs, and as long as our radiation-compromised brain functions allow us to pour ridicule on the heads of the pro-nuke-pukes, who cling to their idiotic faith in uranium utilization …

    peace!


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    • flatsville

      Congratz on your efforts. I know how had these wins are.


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Yes..of course..the pumping..add that in.
      And will affect the general area.
      Sometimes..say.. as in the activity of the cranes..the hiding of evidence in my opinion..well..I tend to blow it off some..the silly works of man..
      The pumping..changing water levels..yes.
      But in my minds eye..that whole section of beach is saturating..like a sand castle.

      Water coming up..the dumping of water..soggy toast.


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      "…closed loop concept leaves the bottom of the enclosure open." nedlifromvermont
      Originally, I liked the idea of using the "frozen wall" concept to block the corium, from underneath, to keep it from escaping.
      TEPCO's inaction over the past 2 1/2 years allowed the corium to get beyond the bottom of the surface aquifer, and I'm afraid it's now gone deep into the earth.
      Since the corium lava tubes, and fuel debris in and under Units1-3 are causing the contamination of the Pacific Ocean, I have embraced the Closed Loop Heat Sink concept as the way to stop the destruction of the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem.
      You could still use a frozen wall to close off the bottom, if it makes you feel better.
      But the corium is probably long gone.
      So there is really no reason to close off the bottom of the Impermeable Wall Enclosure.


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    • We Not They Finally

      nedli, it is a victory that Vermont Yankee is CLOSING. I remember how the legislature (and a popular vote? — I don't remember)voted solidly to CLOSE it and it was overridden by the NRC, which was both shameful and dangerous. Good for everyone who fought this fight!


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  • Redpill

    People should remember that the accident at Fukushima has killed or injured nobody.


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  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

    WOW!! cool water level charts!!.. (see above) they remind me of my tide chart that tells me when to go dig radioactive clams, yummy!!

    I'm still volunteering to run the Dragline Crane to build a much bigger set of concentric breakwaters offshore surrounding FDNPP1.

    The only thing stupider than building nukeplants on the beach anywhere is building nuke-bombs…
    …this idea really bombed, eh??

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/08/130819-japan-ice-wall-for-fukushima-radioactive-leaks/

    HDD horizontal directional drilling tech can drill refrigeration-tubes straight down 1000 meters, then make a 90degree turn and continue drilling horizontal 10,000 meters, then turn upward to return to the surface.

    http://goo.gl/maps/08Kbt

    Build a 2km seawall breakwater with a bucket dragline crane..

    http://gypsyroadtrip.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/big-muskie-010.jpg

    big bucketline in action..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSEq79kDiUg

    ..my favorite
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLPnnPHkIuc


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    All because of man-made nuclear reactors. What country will be next?


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  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

    Propane is a very good and very cheap refrigerant gas..
    DURACOOL is mostly propane.

    The ice-wall refrigeration can be partly powered by windmills, just run the refrigerant-gas right to the windmill-hub compressor, no need to make electricity.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/76/Agucadoura_WindFloat_Prototype.jpg/375px-Agucadoura_WindFloat_Prototype.jpg


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  • getoutwhileyoustillcan

    So what happens if the water rises another foot? I think there's a tropical storm on the way. Can anyone work while standing in a radioactive puddle?


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  • hbjon hbjon

    Is the water rising or is the wreckage lowering? Either case, the daily large scale filtration systems only process less than a billionth of what will need to be processed. But even that amount adds up to millions of lethal doses taken out of the environment. Daily. It's better to take out all the big pieces first, but the bulk of the big pieces are hundreds of meters deep and protected within a crust of solidified earth and corium. Any signs of steam indicate criticality and therefore heat was produced. When heat is produced, so are the bi-products of fission. We don't have the luxury of viewing the ongoing projects at FDNPP wreckage and seeing the situations firsthand. But that doesn't stop some people from pontificating about it. I'm going outside with my Geiger counter to rule out the possibility of the corium coming up in my driveway as we have record heat here in beautiful Minnesota today.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Tons of water being "sprayed" on the reactor VESSELS?? Are these reporters just stupid, or are we supposed to be eating the same dog food? Nuclear hell has been burrowing into the ground for 2-1/2 years, and they are just daintily "spraying" the vessels where the fuel no longer IS?

    Cut the cr-p!! But I guess we should be glad that at least they are now reporting SOMETHING. Then when the death toll starts to rise, maybe at least they will say that what the populace is being "dusted" with, is radiation.


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    • The problems with this sight are escalating, which means that they have NOT been handled properly, which is a fault of improper management. Who is managing this site now, specifically?

      Just saying Japanese Govt. does not answer that question..

      Who is going to take responsibility and put their NAME on the line?

      They better know what they are REALLY getting into before saying yes…


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      • Before they started pumping contaminated groundwater, they were processing 400 tons of water a day and storing it.

        Now they have shut off the filtering equipment AND started pumping groundwater. How much more water is going into tanks per day?

        Another 400 tons? Another 1000 tons? or more?

        The pace is accelerating…

        Will the new boss be able to handle it, whoever that is?

        Or will everyone avoid touching this monster with a 10 foot pole?


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  • Cerviche

    Any country with reactors in use can be next xD


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  • weeman

    You think that I am impressed that the government is taking control no, the governments failure to protect its inhabitants at time of accident proves to me they have their own priorities, no good, the only thing the government should be doing is signing the checks, what do they know about nuclear power, as much as us.


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  • We Not They Finally

    It would be helpful if someone could explain to the NON-scientific amongst us: Is the water rising because the coriums have burrowed down into the aquifer, so that even that flow of water is "out of containment" so to speak? Like if we imagine the aquifer like a pipe beneath the ground, that "pipe" is now punched with holes?

    Because a thousand tons or more of water PER DAY is also pouring into the sea! So it's not like water is rising because of a dam — to the contrary, there is nothing holding that water BACK from pouring into the sea.

    If the water is RISING, then the implication is still that more water is flowing INTO the plant than is flowing OUT of it. But it is hard to believe that they would (or could!) deliberately "pump in" yet more water daily than is flowing out into the sea. So where is the incontrollable gushing of water COMING from? Is that from the aquifer?

    (Excuse any ignorance here.)


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    • flatsville

      WNTF, I hsd the same WTF moment when I read this. Undetground hydrology changind due to (fill in the blank.)

      Sesmic and very subtle?

      Related to volcamic actvity?

      Just spitballing this…


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    • 21stCentury 21stCentury

      http://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Sendai-Kagosima-Kagosima-Japan/tides/latest

      http://enenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/img_343-Aug.-27-09.22.jpg

      …it looks to me that the ocean seawater tidal flows underground are forcing water onto the coriums, then the heat expands the water rising in the observation holes..
      –It's kinda like the Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone, just waiting for it to blow out of the hole.

      …..an ice-wall can stop this ocean water intrusion.

      Also, a big breakwater built around the outside of the existing breakwater can slow it down, plus capture much of the runoff into the surfline and sea.

      The water inside the bigger breakwater can be purified using seawater uranium mining tech..
      yes, you can mine uranium from seawater, they been doing it for decades now, and are improving the technology too.

      Did you know the worlds oceans already hold over 4.5billion tons of uranium???….
      Mother Nature has had it there all along.

      If all of Japan's uranium & plutonium was properly dissolved into seawater then nobody would notice the difference.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Correct..
        "…it looks to me that the ocean seawater tidal flows underground are forcing water onto the coriums, then the heat expands the water rising in the observation holes..
        –It's kinda like the Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone, just waiting for it to blow out of the hole."


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      • nedlifromvermont

        @ 21stCentury: I'm liking the way you think! Keep posting here. You and PhillipUpNorth sound like a dream team for a possible Fukushima triage management team … Send your resumes to Naota Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan, who has pledged to fight nuclear power for the rest of his life.

        They are crying here in Vermont over Entergy's plan to shutter its smallest nuke … Pallisades is likely next in line, then Pilgrim and Fitzpatrick and Indian Point, too.

        Entergy's announced plan includes leaving the spent fuel in the pool for sixty years …. No Problem!!!!

        Orphaned spent fuel pool on banks of Connecticut River threatening Metro-Boston's water supply (Quabbin Reservoir … only seventeen miles away, in direction of prevailing winds) for the next sixty plus years !!! Who has a problem with this stupid, NRC approved, plan from Hell???

        I do, and a half million other Vermonsters, too ….

        The hubris of the nuke-pukes knows no bounds ….

        Dumber than posts, all of them!

        peace …


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        • ion jean ion jean

          Yeah if Entergy gets approval for SafeStore, the shit will be allowed to sit and rot for decades.

          WTF kind of safety protection is that, NRC? Idiot laws designed with only the MIC in mind.


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        • bo bo

          Yes and how about fishing or tubing down Deerfield river being a popular new england outdoor summer activity? People like to just wade in that radioactive river in swimsuits. Yankee Rowe doesn't show up on map of NPP in the area, since it's already decomissioned, but the damage lasts for thousands of years after.


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      • hbjon hbjon

        The news wouldn't report it, but everyone would smell the stench of rotting fish and animals if the enriched, irradiated, and decaying nuclear waste were to dissolve (properly) into the worlds food basket. What is the half/life of curium? Plutonium?


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      WNTF asks why the groundwater level is rising.
      The short answer is: "Because of construction of the Impermeable Wall."
      http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2013/07/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-contaminated.html
      The Impermeable Wall consists of double sheet steel interlocking piles, vibrated and pounded into the mudrock along the harbor. It is driven into an impermeable rock layer at the bottom of the aquifer.
      The Wall is now over half way along the harbor, past Unit 2.
      As the wall goes in, water tends to backup behind the wall, thus raising the groundwater level inside the plant.
      Part of what I call the "Pump & Dump Plan", there are also a series of 12 Groundwater Extraction Wells drilled inland and uphill from Units1-4 to intercept uncontaminated groundwater, which will be dumped into the ocean. TEPCO now has permission of local fishermen to begin the Pump & Dump.
      I expect these pumps will begin to lower the groundwater level shortly, bringing this emergency to an end.


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      • flatsville

        Hope you are corrrect PUN.
        I find it confounding that they are waiting to pump (relatively clean) water backing up and swamping the site from the landside.

        Waiting on permission from fishermen in a dire emergency?

        What next?


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        • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

          Many thanks, flatsville. Getting local permission is the Japanese way. The Rastas say "Respect!" down in Jamaica. In Japan, the Utilities have to ask for local government just to open these nuke plants. And the sheeple let them say "OK". Go figure. ;)


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  • truthseek truthseek

    What if areas of complex are sinking, settling due to being ravaged
    by so many factors working on an unimaginable scale.

    The porosity of the soil, earthquakes with amazing mass on the ground all around the complex, without any footings or shoring of the ground beforehand to account for these changes… A gazillion pounds of heavy water stored in (god only knows) randomly placed tanks. Buildings with with portion of their structures blasted to dust, striking a massive imbalance or structural 'lean'. Imagine the settling, like in a reinforced concrete driveway, sidewalk or patio… How just a minor amount of water, over time WILL ERODE THAT WHICH LIES BENEATH IT, I have witnessed this on my driveway over many years… a modest 10 x 10 concrete square, there is a staggering amount of settling.

    We all know, in any massive weighted/loaded structures such as these ravaged NNPs, minor shifts in the structure and that which supports it, cause it to fracture 'portions to fall away' crumble over time, especially worrisome to me, with a high temperature, reactive and erosive river running through and beneath it. Like a balloon, squeeze here, it bulges over there.

    We all already know and share these things already. I am just vocalizing, attempts to wrap my mind around what IS taking place in those buildings… IT IS SCARY!


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  • Anyone else feel like the s@@#(#(# is about to hit the FAN?

    best case; coriums never left buildings… despite pics. But what if buildings sink out of sight in quicksand?

    Worst case; coriums burrowing down, creating pressure and explosions that rise up, destabilize what is above, creating voids, radioactive water that rises to surface due to heat and steam.

    The water going through or near coriums from either scenario goes directly to PACIFIC, from multiple reactors.. and SFP's if one or more are destroyed.

    No matter what, it gets harder from here on in… it was child's play up to now, and they were BARELY able to squeak by, faking FUKU was in 'cold shutdown'; by applying band aids, baling wire and duct tape.

    No problems were solved, but many more were created.

    Now what?

    TEPCO gets to walk away scott free of blame/justice and consequences.

    The people of Japan just inherited a MONSTER that may very well consume them unless someone REALLY bright comes in to save the whole country, literally.


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    • And whoever steps in better have a BLANK CHECK, because it is going to COST BIG TIME to fix this…

      They are going to have to run the printing presses non stop, and maybe even a couple dozen more just to keep up with the money 'burn' rate.

      How do you define Corium?

      Corium is like a yacht or a castle. It is a hole that you pour money into and it never comes back out.


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      • ftlt

        How do you fix it… Look to Hanford??? Chernobyl???

        Would that be just putting off the inevitable at FUFU now???

        Trying to "FIX???" this will be the biggest job in history of mankind – really part of the problem… Until the next nuke or 2 or 3 or 4 or 6 or 20 or 100 go… And never forget, there are other bad things happening too…

        Really, again and again… Don't take this wrong… FUFU is just a symptom and not our biggest problem right now…


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    • truthseek truthseek

      Dr.GH that's exactly what I was driving at, senses are pegged and on alert…

      With everything is in turmoil, we talk about it here, eventually read about it, and know deep down to our UNnuclear cores… IT HAS ALREADY or IS CURRENTLY HAPPENING and we sit a squirm and writhe over this whole unfortunate mess, only to wake up the next day a-n-d it's not a dream and we really have to deal with it… everyday for the rest of our lives… D@MM!T!

      I am sorry to say (bare with me) it's like a big series of gurgles in your gut before you cr@p yourself. It was not a fart… It was .really dangerous. and an unfortunate mistake [assuming that has happened to anyone] Tooties are not supposed to be wet and coriums are not supposed to be out, loose and running around the neighborhood. I am sorry for the sh!tty analogy, but this is one sh!tty mess. You can just change your under pants, and go about your way.


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    • getoutwhileyoustillcan

      If I understand things correctly, I think they're going to have to blow a big hole in that dam they built, to let the water flow out. And they're going to have to do it in a way that doesn't cause the water to flow too fast, and wash the soil away. And it has to happen soon, before they get some heavy rains (I think there's a tropical storm on the way). And before the whole site ends up under highly radioactive water, that noone can work in. How would those radiation suits they wear hold up under water? I'm thinking the government may be taking over, because they need to bring in the military.

      And if the buildings start collapsing, does anyone know how much stress those fuel pools can handle, before they start leaking? Will the walls and floor bend some, before they split open?


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  • ftlt

    Looking at this small issue, it may be a localized soils de-watering at saturation rate issue… At least, that is what the graphs and article seems to be saying…

    Simply put, more water is being applied to an area than can be drained out… Again, according to the chart and the article..

    That aquifer groundwater has risen to within 10 inches of the surface in an observation hole/s is very suspicious to me..

    Changes in applied water may not be as obvious as one would think nor the outflow conditions either in and about the grounds there… Extra water may be arriving to the area too.. Additional water traveling to a particular area could result in these types of observations

    Barrier zones to outflow may have developed over time by many means above ad below the soil line… Remember, it is a crazy work site..

    Many factors could be at work here beyond the pre-existing ground water levels having risen, which I doubt.. And some seem to be implying here…

    Firstly, I question, how the term "groundwater" is being used here…

    I do think it means "applied water" in the ground in this case opposed to existing aquifer ground waters.. We should be aware of this…

    This does not mean it is not a serious development…

    And does not mean the aquifer is not being contaminated or stressed..

    It just means the existing aquifer is probably NOT being rapidly charged and thereby overwhelmed by applied water at the site..


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    • ftlt

      In fact, if the local aquifer is being used as a source for the coolant waters, I would expect a draw-down in the aquifer water levels not an increase in the levels of the aquifer waters there…

      Of course, I have no knowledge of the aquifer conditions or their use there..

      But, I do think it is clear the wrong terms are being applied here… Or at least, mixed wrongly in the delivery of the story…


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    You can see the fault that is under Fukushima PP in this article. They state that the many layers of ground water can be connected via this fault, contaminating the water to hundreds of meters down. So you have horizontal and vertical migration of contamination. Also if the corium really did sink hundreds of meters, or even kilometers as some suggest, it leaves a vertical path of contamination over several aquifer layers.

    https://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/the-geology-of-fukushima-porous-ground-lowered-10-metres-built-over-an-aquifer-with-a-fault-line-present-with-basements-below-sea-level/


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I think there are two issues here..the 132 Olympic size swimming pools worth of radioactive water in the underground storage…

    Fukushima’s radioactive water contamination enough to fill 132
    Olympic-size swimming pools
    Aug 27 2013

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Fukushima+radioactive+water+contamination+enough+fill+Olympic/8839405/story.html

    But this is what concerns me..

    Tepco “We think underground reservoirs were uplifted by the increasing groundwater
    Aug. 15 2013

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/08/tepco-we-think-underground-reservoirs-were-uplifted-by-the-increasing-groundwater/

    Fukushima worker suspects the connection between impervious wall the “floating reservoirs”
    Aug.15 2013

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/08/tepco-we-think-underground-reservoirs-were-uplifted-by-the-increasing-groundwater/

    "In the press conference of 8/16/2013, Tepco admitted the reservoirs didn’t only have the top uplifted, but the entire body of the reservoirs was lifted due to the buoyancy of the rising groundwater.

    Tepco stated it was because of the past rainfall, but the Fukushima worker Happy11311 suggested the connection with the rising groundwater level in the seaside."


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Wrong link above..

    Fukushima worker suspects the connection between impervious wall the “floating reservoirs”
    Aug 16 2013

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/08/fukushima-worker-suspects-the-connection-between-impervious-wall-the-floating-reservoirs/


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  • Vorith

    Jim Stone showed proof how it was not a 9. quake. That was part of the lie. This was another 9/11…. so, it may be they're not rushing to fix it simply because it's part of the agenda not to. The fact that the entire planet's professionals didn't b-line over there is also telling.


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    • VanneV anne

      Jim Stone is a nuclear advocate who is in favor of MOX fuel.

      The Geology of Fukushima. Porous ground, lowered 10 metres, built over an aquifer with a fault line present, with basements below sea level
      August 18, 2013, Paul Langley

      “…I finally have a coherent picture. 2.5 years of obstruction by nuclear industry aimed at preventing people from having any coherent picture of the sequence of decisions which resulted in this nuclear disaster. 1. They lowered the Fukushima coast by 10 metres to make it cheaper to pump cooling water to the proposed power plant. 2. They built the power plant over an aquifer and on ground with a fault line present 3. They built the basements below sea level. 4. The quake diverted the underground river of the aquifer through the basements 5. Being below sea level the emergency generators and switchgear were doomed to be flooded. 6. cooling failed, the reactors melted down, the 70 holes in each reactor bottom (design of control rod entry) meant fuel and water leaked from bottom of reactors. 7. TEPCO decision to put emergency generators and switchgear in basements. to save money in 1966. 8. 400 tons of water must be poured into reactors per day to keep them cool. 9. this water enters the underground river and flows to the sea. 10. fuel is too radioactive to approach and remove and will remain so for years. 11. the flow of radioactive water to the sea will continue.


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  • guinness69

    Underground water just 4 inches from surface by Fukushima reactor — AP: Groundwater closer to surface than Tepco told officials investigating tank leak August 28, 2013

    And a hell of a lot of rain coming with Kong rey tropical storm


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