[ RadSafe ] Claim - Supposed Fukushima News 1/20/14: Published Image Shows Molten Fuel Deep Underground
rwhelbig at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 20:23:07 CST 2014
Rather doubt that it is possible to get an image of "molten fuel" deep
underground let alone have it published by the Embassy.
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From: nuclear-news <comment-reply at wordpress.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 5:16 PM
Fukushima News 1/20/14: Published Image Shows Molten Fuel Deep Underground
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
Image published by embassy in Japan shows Fukushima melted fuel deep underground
Fukushima inner leaks possibly from cracks
Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company say water leaks inside the
No. 3 reactor building likely came from cracks in the containment
They said high radiation levels in the leaked water suggest the water
is most likely from that used for cooling down melted fuel after the
accident in March 2011.
They spotted the leak on the first floor of the reactor building last
Saturday when watching images filmed by a camera on a
They suspect the water is leaking from around an opening in the
containment vessel which holds a steam pipe, as they found a puddle
They said the extra space around the opening had been tightly sealed
with resin. But they said the substance may have deteriorated after
being exposed to the heat of the melted fuel and to salt from sea
water poured into the vessels immediately after the accident.
Volunteers Crowdsource Radiation Monitoring to Map Potential Risk on
Every Street in Japan
Safecast is a network of volunteers who came together to map radiation
levels throughout Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
plant disaster in 2011. They soon realized radiation readings varied
widely, with some areas close to the disaster facing light
contamination, depending on wind and geography, while others much
further away showed higher readings. Safecast volunteers use Geiger
counters and open-source software to measure the radiation, and then
post the data online for anyone to access. Broadcasting from Tokyo, we
are joined by Pieter Franken, co-founder of Safecast. "The first trip
we made into Fukushima, it was an eye-opener. First of all, the
radiation levels we encountered were way higher than what we had seen
on television," Franken says. "We decided to focus on measuring every
single street as our goal in Safecast, so for the last three years we
have been doing that, and this month we are passing the 15 millionth
location we have measured, and basically every street in Japan has
been at least measured once, if not many, many more times."
Govt. lists candidate sites for radioactive debris
Japan's Environment Ministry has chosen 3 possible locations for
disposing highly radioactive materials spread by the Fukushima Daiichi
The 3 are in Miyagi Prefecture, north of Fukushima.
Ministry officials made the announcement at a meeting attended by
local mayors from the prefecture on Monday.
Storage built on the site will contain contaminated ash and mud with
more than 8,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram.
Ministry officials say they chose the sites after taking into account
the distance from water sources and residential areas. Environmental
protection was also considered. Geological surveys will be conducted.
The government drew criticism after presenting candidate sites in 2
prefectures in 2012 without consulting local authorities.
The government reviewed its selection process and agreed to involve the mayors.
Miyagi is the first prefecture that has chosen candidate sites under
the revised process.
The final plan is to build a storage site in Miyagi and sites in 4
other prefectures in eastern Japan.
Navy Sailor after Fukushima: I'm in a wheelchair, now it's spreading
to my arms and hands — Photo of skin with intense red burns after
being in sun, suspects radiation intensified impact (AUDIO)
Physician: Canadian gov't withholding testing data; "Less confident
about eating Pacific seafood now" — Top Scientist: "Sense of potential
widespread disaster" from Fukushima
Officials by West Coast Speak Out on Fukushima: Concerns about cancer,
illness from contaminated food — 'Low-level' radiation being reported
in fish — "We cannot sit by and watch and wait" — National gov't
appears to not be taking it seriously
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