Tokyo Electric Power Company is to begin work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to stop radioactive wastewater from flowing into the sea.
The task of creating walls of frozen soil is due to start at the Number 2 and Number 3 reactors on Wednesday.
Massive amounts of water are being poured into the reactors to prevent melted nuclear fuel from overheating. Some of the water is contaminated with radioactive substances, and is leaking from the damaged reactor container vessels.
The water has accumulated in the reactor buildings, adjacent turbine buildings and underground tunnels. TEPCO believes the water is leaking from the tunnels, seeping into the ground and reaching the sea.
Engineers will begin their work by digging vertical holes where the tunnels meet the turbine buildings. Pipes will be installed in the holes to inject liquid coolant to freeze the soil to block the water.
Scientists present links between unusual Alaska seal deaths and Fukushima fallout — Skin lesions, hair loss, lethargy — ‘Pulsed release’ when built-up radionuclides were set free as ice melted — “Wildlife health implications” due to radiation exposure discussed (PHOTOS & MAP)
Stony Brook Univ. Scientist: Fukushima radioactivity “has absolute consequences in rest of world” — “It’s carried all over the place… incorporated into sea life… causes risks to human health” (AUDIO)
Alaska Professor on Radio: Fukushima fallout a suspected factor in ‘unusual mortality’ of seals and walrus — We couldn’t test for plutonium (AUDIO)
CBS: Tepco says fuel removal even worse than Gundersen’s analogy — It’s like pulling ‘lit’ cigarettes from a crushed pack — Going to get far more difficult in future (VIDEO)
‘Historical Weirdness’: Expert says US gov’t has failed public by not testing Pacific for radiation — A ‘very obvious’ need since Fukushima is leaking into ocean — They told me “it’s salty” and that’s not our thing (VIDEO)
Reports: White ‘goo’ everywhere in Alaska seal, crows won’t touch it… yet they eat people’s roofs — Slime in ones mouth, kidney almost black — Another appeared to change color — Hairless one seen recently: “We all still have sick seals here!” (PHOTOS)
Tepco “Filling up the port → Abandon 13 seawater monitoring posts”
Tritium density of reactor2 seaside became the highest since last November / 270,000,000 Bq/m3
NRA “Tepco’s past All β nuclide analysis may be wrong”
Reactor3 coolant water possibly leaking since before explosion of 311
Tepco to install another pump for contaminated groundwater of seaside of reactor2 / Manipulation of analysis ?
Tepco is filling up a part of Fukushima plant port
Utilities secretly buy tickets for pro-nuclear minister’s fund-raisers
‘Iron-hearted’ manager in charge of ending Fukushima nuclear crisis
The Obama Administration Demands Japan to Return 300kg of Weapon-Grade Plutonium the US Sent During Cold War Era
How Tumbleweeds Spread Radiation From Old Nuclear Sites
Post time: Jan-11-2017