Sunday, 29 December 2013

Fukushima update - 12/27/2013

Steam coming from Fukushima Unit 3 reactor building — Observed multiple times this week


27 December, 2013


Tepco (translation), Dec. 27, 2013: At around 7:00 am on December 27, and confirmed by the camera that from Unit 3 reactor building, 5th floor near the center, steam is generated. Have not been identified abnormal plant conditions of 54 minutes at 7:00 am the same day, the indicated value of the monitoring post (meteorological data of 50 minutes at 7:00 am, 5.1 ℃ temperature, 93.1% humidity).


Tepco (translation), Dec. 25, 2013: At around 7:00 am on December 25, and confirmed by the camera that from Unit 3 reactor building, 5th floor near the center, steam is generated. Have not been identified abnormal plant conditions of 8:00 am the same day time, the indicated value of the monitoring post (meteorological data of 50 minutes at 7:00 am, 2.8 ℃ temperature, 76.7% humidity).

Tepco (translation), Dec. 24, 2013: At around 7:00 am on December 19, and confirmed by the camera that from Unit 3 reactor building, 5th floor near the center, steam is generated. Have not been identified abnormal plant conditions of 55 minutes at 7:00 am the same day, the indicated value of the monitoring post (meteorological data of 40 minutes at 7:00 am, 5.6 ℃ temperature, 93.7% humidity). Then, in 58 minutes around 7:00 am December 24, steam is no longer observed. It should be noted, have not been identified abnormal plant conditions in a 3-minute time at 8:00 am the same day, the indicated value monitoring posts, etc. (meteorological data of 50 minutes at 7:00 am, 4.1 ℃ temperature, 74.9% humidity).


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Tepco’s new cover-up – 

Possibility of groundwater 

rising in various places of 

Fukushima plant


19 December, 2013
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[Column] Tepco's new cover-up - Possibility of groundwater rising in various places of Fukushima plant
 
2 [Column] Tepco's new cover-up - Possibility of groundwater rising in various places of Fukushima plant
The land subsidence in Fukushima plant area in October. It was due to a typhoon supposedly but it can’t be that fragile in a “nuclear power plant”.
 
 
Tepco’s recent most-used word is “we won’t investigate it anymore”. Even if the press ask why, they only answer “Because we decided so”.
 
Nuclear must be safe, so they must hide everything that matters.
 
Every time they say “we won’t ..”, it’s about groundwater. Specifically speaking, the rising groundwater.
 
Several facts show the groundwater level is rising in various area of Fukushima plant. However, for some reason, none of the press, media, experts have pointed it out or connected all the dots to a line.
 
It started when they built the underground wall on the coastal line. It was to stop the groundwater flowing to the sea, but it caused groundwater to rise in the seaside of the plant area.
 
They installed the pumps to send the rising groundwater back to the plant buildings, but it wasn’t the end.
 
A few months later, underground tanks were observed “floating”. Those tanks are approx. 800m from the sea. However, the reason of their “floating” was because the groundwater was rising.
 
Tepco explained it was due to the rainfall. However the groundwater is still rising even after the rain season’s over. The cause of rising groundwater or how much it is rising are never announced.
 
This is not all.
 
In October, the slope beside the main street of the plant had a major land subsidence. It was due to a typhoon supposedly. However, a nuclear plant cannot have such a land subsidence only because of a typhoon, which comes to Japan more than every year.
 
It suggests the rising groundwater, but Tepco did not mention the cause at all.
 
Also, Tepco found the groundwater was already coming up only 40cm to the surface of a contaminated water tank area. This is where experienced the 300m3 leakage.

In this area, the soil stabilization is already sunk under the groundwater. However again, Tepco announced they won’t investigate it anymore. None of the press inquired anymore either.
 
Back to the seaside, because of the rising groundwater, the radiation level is also rising. The groundwater is highly contaminated there.

The workers therefore work on the stand and lead plate to protect themselves from the radiation of the ground.
 
In this seaside area, where is on the east of reactor2, the groundwater level has been in sync with ebb and flow of the sea. It was observed in one of the boring points. The groundwater must have been separated from the sea because of the underground wall.

However scientifically enough, Tepco decided to abandon this boring hole and not to investigate it anymore. The reason of not investigating wasn’t announced either.

Simply thinking, it may be because the increased groundwater pressure made a new route to the sea by breaking the underground wall.
 
What Tepco is trying to hide ? NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority)’s working group for contaminated water issue has been suspended over a month too.
 
We might see the next disaster “water meltdown” without being warned again.
  
Iori Mochizuki



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