[Editor's Note: The Japan radiation alarmism psyops, which has expanded by leaps and bounds since March 12, 2011, is one of the greatest mass propaganda deceptions of the 21st century. I've posted maybe 25 or 30 articles, since 3/11, debunking the voluminous lies and distortions about the non existent "radiation peril" emanating from Japan, but it would take a large staff of full time, dedicated investigative journalists to effectively mount a debunking campaign to counter the Himalayan-size mountain of falsehoods, fabrications, exaggerations, and misstatements made by a well oiled, Leftist propaganda machine, funded and guided by our Illuminated friends of the "carbon tax" camp. As I stated in my first article, posted on March 12, 2011, denouncing the unbelievable volume of Fukushima radiation hype propagated by anti-nuclear zealots in the wake of 3/11, that the PURPOSE of exaggerating and hyping the so-called radiation "dangers" from the Daiichi Nuclear Power station is to inculcate an illogical fear and anxiety about nuclear power in the public's mind if order to supplant nuclear power stations withnatural gas turbine power plants, thus creating another mega-windfall profit bonanza for the Illuminated Ones who are fracking gas all over the globe in anticipation of the demise of the nuclear power industry. Ordinary residential electric rate payers will be forced to pay through the nose for this rank deception and profiteering scheme engineered by the Illuminated oligarchs.
The following is the known status as of Thursday morning of each of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the four reactors at the Fukushima Daini plant, both in Fukushima Prefecture, which were crippled by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11 .
Due to the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake which occurred on March 11, 2011, TEPCO's facilities including our nuclear power stations have been severely damaged. We deeply apologize for the anxiety and inconvenience caused.
With regard to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, on April 17, 2011, we have compiled the roadmap towards restoration from the accident and on July 19 we accomplished the Step1 target "Radiation dose is in steady decline". Then on December 16 we confirmed the accomplishment of the Step 2 target "Release of radioactive materials is under control and radiation doses are being significantly held down".
In addition, on December 21, 2011, we have compiled the "Mid-to-long-Term Roadmap toward the Decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Units 1-4, TEPCO".
In addition to the maintenance of the plant's stable condition, we will implement Mid-to-Long Term countermeasures towards the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Units 1-4 to enable evacuees to return to their homes as soon as possible and reduce the anxiety of the people in Fukushima and the whole nation as soon as possible.
Below is the status of TEPCO's nuclear power stations (Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini).
* The updates are underlined.
[Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station]
･ Unit 1 to 4: Abolishment (April 19, 2012)
･ Unit 5 to 6: Outage due to regular inspections before the earthquake
- As for the underground reservoir No.2 installed within the power station site, 101Bq/cm3 level of radiation was detected as a result of analyzing the water accumulated between the sheet on the outside (bentonite sheet) and the ground (the underground reservoir is made of three layers of impermeable sheets) on April 3. On April 5, radiation was detected in the water between the sheet on the outside (bentonite sheet) and the sheet on the inside (double-layered permeable sheet) as a result of analysis. The radioactivity density of all β detected was approx. 5.9×103Bq/cm3. Considering that there is no drain ditch in the surrounding area, it is considered that there is no possibility of the leaked water flowing into the sea. At 5:10 AM on April 6, the incident was judged to be a leakage which is subject to the application of Article 19-17, Item 10 of the Rule for the Installation, Operation, etc. of Commercial Nuclear Power Reactors (Rule for Commercial Nuclear Power Reactors). At 5:43 AM on April 6, we started transferring the water stored in the underground reservoir No.2 to the underground reservoir No.1 utilizing a permanent pump. Considering that the amount of leaked water is approx. 120m3, all γ radioactivity density is approx. 1.5×100Bq/cm3 and all β radioactivity density is approx. 5.9×103Bq/cm3, the γray radiation dose leaked is estimated to be approx. 1.8×108Bq and the β radiation dose leaked is estimated to be approx. 7.1×1011Bq. Details are currently being investigated.
As three temporary pumps were added and no problem was found with the temporary water transfer line, we started transferring the water from the underground reservoir No.2 to No.1 at 9:38 AM on the same day. In order to add another temporary pump, the pumps other than the permanent pump (3 temporary pumps) were temporarily suspended at 12:27 PM on the same day. Since no problem was found with the temporary pipeline of the newly added temporary pump, the water transfer from the underground reservoir No.2 to No.1 was started at 12:52 PM. The three temporary pumps suspended were restarted at 12:57 PM for water transfer from the underground reservoir No.2 to No.1.
In order to use the permanent facility for water transfer to the underground reservoir No.6, the water transfer to the underground reservoir No.1 was suspended at 3:33 PM on the same day. At 4:10 PM, water transfer from the underground reservoir No.2 to No.6 was started. Water transfer from the underground reservoir No.2 to No.1 utilizing temporary pumps is continued. On April 6, sampling was performed in the underground reservoirs (No.1 drain hole, No.2 leakage detection hole (northeast/southwest) and drain hole (northeast/southwest), No.3 drain hole and No.4 drain hole) as well as in the leakage detection hole (northeast/southwest) of the underground reservoir No.3.
While enhancing the monitoring of the water level of the underground reservoir No.3, on April 7, sampling was performed on the water in the drain hole (southwest) and the leakage detection hole (southwest) of the underground reservoir No.3 for the purpose of investigating the leakage location.
Considering that all β nuclides were detected in the water in the leakage detection hole and the drain hole of the underground reservoir No.3 as a result of sampling, it was judged at 8:53 AM on the same day that there may be a small amount of leakage from the impermeable sheet on the outside (bentonite sheet) of the reservoir to the outside and that the incident may be subject to the application of Article 19-17, Item 10 of the Rule for the Installation, Operation, etc. of Commercial Nuclear Power Reactors (Rule for Commercial Nuclear Power Reactors). On the same day, sampling was performed in the drain hole (northeast) and leakage detection hole (southwest: by vacuuming method*) of the underground reservoir No.3. As for the water in the leakage detection hole (southwest) of the underground reservoir No.3, the chloride concentration and all β nuclides that are equivalent to those of the sample previously collected.
On April 7, sampling was performed in the drain holes (at 14 locations) and in the leakage detection holes (sampling could not be performed at 3 out of 10 locations) of the underground reservoirs No.1-No.7. At 6:25 AM on April 8, water transfer from the underground reservoir No.2 to No.1 utilizing temporary pumps was suspended since the water level of the underground reservoir No.1 had increased. The water level when the transfer was suspended was approx. 57%.
On April 8, sampling was performed in the drain holes (at 14 locations) and in the leakage detection holes (sampling could not be performed at 2 out of 10 locations) of the underground reservoirs No.1-No.7. At 10:00 AM on April 9, water transfer from the underground reservoir No.2 to No.1 utilizing 4 temporary pumps was restarted. The water level when the transfer was restarted was approx. 55%. The samples collected in the morning of April 9 in the drain hole (at 2 locations) and the leakage detection hole (at 2 locations) of the underground reservoir No.1 have been analyzed. As a result, the chloride concentration of the water in the leakage detection hole (northeast) has increased from 4ppm (on the previous day) to 910ppm. The chloride concentration of the water in the leakage detection hole (southwest) was 8ppm. Other sampling results are as follows.
[Drain hole (northeast) of the underground reservoir No.1] All γ: below the detection limit
[Drain hole (southwest) of the underground reservoir No.1] All γ: below the detection limit
[Leakage detection hole (northeast)] Cs134, Cs137, I131: below the detection limit, Sb125: 1.8×101Bq/cm3, Ru106: 1.2×100Bq/cm3, Allβ: 1.0×104Bq/cm3
[Leakage detection hole (southwest)] All γ: below the detection limit
At 12:47 PM, water transfer from the underground reservoir No.2 to No.1 utilizing temporary pumps was suspended. The cause of the incident is currently being investigated and countermeasures are being considered.
The chloride concentrations of the samples collected in the afternoon of April 9 in the leakage detection hole (at 2 locations) have been analyzed. As a result the chloride concentrations of the leakage detection hole in the northeast side and southwest side were 1100ppm and 9ppm respectively.
*Vacuuming method: A method to collect samples by utilizing a suction machine and a hose.
- At around 7:36 PM on February 16, a cooperative company worker found water overflowing from the water intake tank between the temporary tank storing accumulated water installed outside of Units 5-6 and the desalination system (reverse osmosis membrane). The leaked stopped after stopping the water intake pump on the upstream side of the water intake tank. The amount of leaked water is evaluated to be approx. 19.8m3 and the leaked water has been absorbed into the ground. We have judged that the leaked water has not flowed to the outside considering that there is no side ditch, etc. in the surrounding area. The cause of the leakage is currently under investigation. The radioactivity density analysis results of the leaked water are as follows.
Cesium 134: 6.8×10-2Bq/cm3
Cesium 137: 1.3×10-1Bq/cm3
All γ: 2.0×10-1Bq/cm3
As a result of investigation, the cause has been assumed to be the abnormality of the part (substrate) which controls the intake chamber water level which caused the continuous operation of the water intake pump and the overflow of the intake chamber as a result. The following recurrence prevention measures have been implemented.
- Replacement of the substrate
- Web camera installation to allow for swift abnormality detection
- Installation of sandbags around the intake chamber and the filtrate water tank to prepare for unexpected leakage
The desalination system (reverse osmosis membrane) on Units 5-6 side is planned to be restarted once the preparation is complete.
[Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station]
･ Unit 1 to 4: Shutdown due to the earthquake.
Published on Thursday, 11 April 2013
TEPCO to Remove All Radioactive Water from Troubled Tanks by June
Thursday, 11 April 2013
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday unveiled a plan to transfer all the highly radioactive water stored in underground tanks to more reliable containers by the end of June to address the risks of further leaks.
Three of the seven underground tanks have been found to be leaking, and operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. has decided to empty not only those three but another tank as well. The tanks are used to store water for cooling reactors which experienced meltdowns during the 2011 nuclear crisis at the plant. A total of 23,600 tons of liquid will be pumped out by June.
Two of the tanks are not in use, and TEPCO said it will also eventually remove about 3,000 tons of water held in the remaining tank, which is much less contaminated because that water has not been used to cool the crippled reactors.
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