fukushima update 4, Autumn 2013

In the last few weeks, the mainstream media has started to catch up with what a shambles Fukushima has become. In July ’13, those following the numbers closely were getting shocked. 3rd July – 4,300,000 Bq/l six metres from the sea. 5Th July – 900,000,000 Bq/l in the test hole next to it. Then came a vital admission; the water in the test bore holes was rising and falling with the tide, and contained lots of salt. Oh dear; its directly connected with the sea. Tepco must have known that for months, yet didn’t say. Then they tried to explain it by saying it was from a trench connecting reactor 2 with the sea, which they now admit has a gravel bottom, and which they have done nothing about since March 2011. When all this delight began. I thought, as did most, that their ‘concrete trench’ had a concrete bottom, which I suspected was probably cracked by the earthquakes. A gravel bottom? Are these people six year olds? They build four nuclear plants on an old river, filled in with sand and gravel, and then leave lethal water lying around for 2 1⁄2 years in a trench with a gravel bottom? With a thousand tons of water flowing through under the site every day to the sea? But it turns out it’s worse than that..

They built a wall by injecting chemicals into the ground, between the reactors and the sea. These chemicals are hardened by the pressure of the soil, and can’t be built less than 1.8 metres underground. Meanwhile, 1000 tons of groundwater a day are flowing into the site from the mountains. So, the groundwater quickly builds up behind the wall, flowing over the top of it, and approaching the surface as it builds up. Didn’t they know that if you dam a river, underground or not, the water will build up and slosh over it? So the wall stops nothing getting to the sea, and is turning the ground marshy and unstable as water builds up. And is radioactive. So now the whole reactor buildings are sitting in what is becoming mud and quicksand. Which will wobble like jelly come the next earthquake. So why didn’t they dam this underground river upstream? They talked of a wall of ice upstream of the reactors, but it’ll take at least two years to build. The plan is to inject liquid nitrogen through pipes set in the ground. Pipes vulnerable to the next earthquake.

So they dug some wells upstream of the plants in the meantime, to pump out some groundwater. But now the water from these is coming up radioactive, so they have to dig some more further upstream. Another few months. And showing the presence of a huge, ever-growing bubble of deadly water under the plants, edging constantly towards the sea, and to a degree moving inland as it swells.

The Japanese have created a huge, unstoppable machine for producing hundreds of tons of lethal water a day and chucking it into the Pacific. It has no ‘off’ switch, and will run for hundreds of years. A massive civil engineering effort may reduce outflow, by intercepting and diverting groundwater while its still clean, by closing in the port, by treating more water, but Tepco spends as little as possible, lies about events, fudges data, and the Japanese government does nowt. It has already bailed out Tepco for more than Tepco is worth, so it owns Tepco, yet keeps it there as a scapegoat for when things get even worse just down the line. And the governments main interest is to reopen their other 44 reactors, which is why they constantly make light of the catastrophe. ‘Keep smiling, as a positive attitude will help you through’ is their advice. There is a lot of money involved in nukes, so they feel unable to change course. So the citizens of Japan and of the world are asked to just silently absorb in place…

As an example, Tepco found out on wednesday 17th July they were leaking 300 tons a day into the sea, yet didn’t announce it till the following monday 22nd July. There was an Upper House election on the friday, the 19th. Because, said Tepco, they wanted to spend the weekend checking the numbers, as they knew it would cause ‘great consternation’. ‘Nothing to do with the election’, asked the press? ‘Of course not’, said Tepco. Yeah right..

Another example: great excitement this week when they announced radiation is up 18 times at a leaking tank. Real reason is that they first measured it with a machine that only went to 100 mSv/h. So they announced it as 100. Then they measured it again with a machine that can measure higher, and then said ‘Oh, its actually 1,800 mSv/h’. World press reported this as a sudden jump in radioactivity. Clog up the discussion with little snippets of misinformation and misunderstanding… The very company whose incompetence caused all this is left in charge of cleaning up the crime scene, and are devoting themselves to hiding all evidence of their culpability through smoke screens and number fudging. Its a Japanese thing, called the nuclear village… Bureaucrats’ careers and huge salaries are at stake, so the rest of us can just eat and breath radiation..
And we still have spent fuel pool number four to worry about. They are about to start (in November ’13) removing the 300kg fuel rods, 1535 of them. 400 tons altogether. The rods are probably cracked, possibly already burnt, are bent, have been resting in sea water for 2 1⁄2 years, will be partly rusted in place. Should one break, or bump against others, you could get the nuclear reaction starting up again, and with no control rods present you couldn’t turn it off. It’ll take them a few years to remove them all, and if it goes wrong or if another big (greater than magnitude 7) earthquake hits, they could yet lose Tokyo. Seriously. That is the risk that these infernal machines bring with them. The guys hand-operating the removal machinery will be in full protective gear, will be hot, vision reduced by goggles, hearing impaired, working probably with new co-workers as turnover there is very high, and will be knowing one error could mean he is the one who caused the loss of Tokyo. Not just loss of face; loss of Tokyo. Nice job…

Meanwhile the 1000 tanks holding 340,000 tons of lethal water on site, are starting to leak as well. One leaked 300 tons last week, into sea and soil-then-sea. It sits in a concrete pan, which has a drain tap to let out rainwater, which they left open all the time, to save labour costs. Not only are 300 of them built from bolt-together sections with deteriorating gaskets, their bases are also built from sections, whose bolts are inside the tanks, under the lethal water that no-one can approach, so cant be tightened as they leak. But they were cheaper, so that’s what we get. Of course, 1000 ton bolt-together tanks don’t hold up well to being jiggled around by an earthquake, and this is an earthquake zone, but we’ll discover that later.

What can be done? It’s probably too late. A serious effort two years back might have helped, but the Japanese body-politic couldn’t manage to admit it had a grievous problem, so did almost nothing. A large crude carrier off the coast might be better than 1000 tanks on shore, but then a typhoon could sink the lot in one go which would be worse. The answer is not to build these things in earthquake zones, on exposed coasts, on gravel beds, over old river beds, or actually anywhere else. One bad day and they wreck your nation.

For daily updates, visit enenews.com or fukushimadiary.org or fukuleaks.org or Januk.org.

福島 原子力災害 最新情報 秋 2013

年 7 月には以下に続く数に衝撃を受けました。7/3 に海から 4,300,000 Bq/リットル 6 メートル、7/5 にその横のテスト用の穴から

900,000,000 ベクレル/リットル。そして私達に伝えなかった事があります – テストの穴にある水は潮の流れにそって上下し、多量の塩分を含ん

でいました。困った事に直接海へと繋がっていたのです。TEPCO は何か月も前から知っていたはずなのですが、この事について何も言いませ

んでした。その後、海に繋がる溝が接続する第 2 原子炉からであると言い、説明しようとしました。彼らは砂利が底にある事を認めますが、

2011 年 3 月以来何もしてこなかったということなのです。私はコンクリートの溝にはコンクリートの底があり、それは多分地震によって亀裂 がはいったのかと疑いました。砂利の底?彼らは 6 歳児ですか?彼らは 4 つの原子力発電所を古い川の上に構築し、砂と砂利で埋め尽くされた

ままそして死に至る程の水、溝に砂利を放置し 2 年半の間も嘘をついていたのでしょうか?毎日その下のサイトへ何千トンもの水が海へ通り抜 け流れるのでしょうか?しかしそれよりも悪い事が判明します…

彼らは原子炉と海の間に壁を建て、地面に化学物質を注入します。これらの化学物質は土壌の圧力によって硬化され、1.8 メートル未満の地下 には構築することができません。一方、一日に 1000 トンもの地下水が山々から現場に流入しています。そして、地下水がすぐ壁の裏へ溜まり、 その上を流れて溜まった水が上面の域に迫っています。彼らは川を塞き止めてしまうと地下で水が溜まり、その上に蓄積されるということを知 らなかったのでしょうか?だから壁は何も止めずに海へと流れ込み、溜まった水によって地面がどろどろに不安定な状態になっています。そし て放射性です。現在、全部の原子炉建屋は泥と流砂でできたものの上に乗っているのです。それは次の地震が来るとゼリーの様にぐらぐらしま す。それではなぜ、彼らは上流をせき止めなかったのでしょう?彼らは原子炉の上流で氷の壁について話をしましたが、少なくても作るには 2


日本人は 1 日あたり数百トンの致死水を生産し、太平洋にそれを放水する巨大で止められない機械を制作しました。その機械には『停止』のス イッチはなく、何百年もの間稼働し続けることでしょう。大規模な土木工事の努力により、まだ綺麗なうちに地下水を阻止し、迂回させれば流

水を縮小するかもしれません。しかし TEPCO は可能な限りの少ししか予算を捻出せず、嘘をつき、データーをごまかし、そして日本政府は何 もしません。既に TEPCO の価値がある以上の救済をしているので、国は東電を保有、しかしそれは所有していても、物事が悪化をした時に仮 を返す時の身代わりとして維持しています。そして日本政府の主な関心事は、その他 44 の原発を再開することです。そして、それは彼らが大


例として、TEPCO は 7/17(水)に海へ一日につき 300 トン漏らしてましたが、7/22(月)まで発表していなかったことが分かりました。 7/19 (金)に参議院選挙があったのです。TEPCO は言いました。それが『大きな驚愕』を引き起こすと知っていたので、彼らは『数を確認 することに週末を費やしたかった』。『選挙には関係ない』報道機関に尋ねられ、『もちろん、ない』と…

別の例では、今週放射能が漏れていたタンクで発表があった数値の 18 倍であったとしました。本当の理由は最初に測定した機械が単に 100 mSv/h であったというのです。そこで彼らは 100 として発表しました。しかしそれから彼らはより高い測定が出来る機械で再度測定をし、そ の後実際に計測された数値が 1,800 mSv/h と語ったのです。国際報道機関は、放射能の突然上昇としてこれを報告。誤報と誤解の抜粋で議論


そして我々は 4 号機の使用済み燃料プールの懸念が残されています。彼らは 13 年の 11 月に一つ 300 キロある燃料棒・1535 本、総量 400 ト ンを除去し始めようとしています。燃料棒はおそらく欠けており、既に燃えて曲がっているでしょう。2 年半以上の間も海水の中にあったので、 部分的に錆びていることでしょう。きっと 1 つは破損し、または他の棒が他のと衝突するはず。そうすれば原子核反応を再び開始させてしまい、 そうなるとオフすることは出来ません。それら全ての燃料棒を除去するには 2~3 年必要でしょう。そしてもし上手くいかなければ、または大 きな地震(マグネチュード 7 以上)が起きてしまうと、東京までも失うこと可能性があります。真面目な話。それはこれらの偽装爆破装置と彼


その間に、現場では 34 万トンの致死水を保管している 1000 のタンクは同様に漏れ始めています。先週には汚染された水が 300 トンが土に、 そして海へと漏れました。雨水を出す為に排水管に栓があるのですが、人件費を節約する為にその部分は常に開いたままでした。そのうちの

300 ものタンクは悪化ガスケット(ゴム製で管の漏れを防ぐもの)で構築され、それら基礎も誰も接近する事が出来ない汚染水の下にあるタン クの内側にそのボルトはあり、漏れたとしても栓を閉じる事もできません。しかもそれらは安価なもので、それ程度の物しか手に入れる事がで

きないのです。勿論、1000 トンものスクリューで繋がったタンクは、地震によって周囲が揺れたりすることになれば上手く保てないでしょう。 そしてそれは地震地帯にあり私達は後々に発見することとなるでしょう。

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