[ RadSafe ] Claim - Supposed Fukushima News 1/20/14: Published Image Shows Molten Fuel Deep Underground
hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 23:19:42 CST 2014
In spite of my doubts about the other information (e.g. molten fuel), I'm
happy to see that a freeze wall is still in the plans for groundwater
containment of Fukushima which is a very effective method. Does anyone know
if they have designed or started a drilling program for a freeze wall?
Shell Oil is conducting a $750 million freeze wall test in the Piceance
Basin, NW Colorado beginning about 6 years ago associated with their plan
to recover petroleum from "Oil Shale". CAMECO is using freeze wall
technology to recover uranium from Precambrian Unconformity-Related
deposits in argillites in the Athabasca Basin at McArthur River.
Download their 2012 mining technical report to understand how a freeze wall
was used in their mining activity.
Dan W McCarn, Geologist
108 Sherwood Blvd
Los Alamos, NM 87544-3425
+1-505-672-2014 (Home – New Mexico)
+1-505-670-8123 (Mobile - New Mexico)
HotGreenChile at gmail.com (Private email) HotGreenChile at gmail dot com
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM, Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rather doubt that it is possible to get an image of "molten fuel" deep
> underground let alone have it published by the Embassy.
> Roger Helbig
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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
> by arclight2011part2
> Posted on 20 Jan 2014
> Image published by embassy in Japan shows Fukushima melted fuel deep
> 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
> remote-controlled robot.
> 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
> nuclear disaster.
> 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
> 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
> arclight2011part2 | January 22, 2014 at 1:16 am | URL:
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