Admitted: 5 Months of Leaking Radioactive Water at Fukushima
Admitted: 5 Months of Leaking Radioactive Water at Fukushima by Rory – The Daily Coin
Fukushima, from all indications, has been leaking radioactive water for the better part of six years. One of the first responses to this unfolding, unending nightmare was to pour millions upon millions of gallons of ocean water on the reactors in an attempt to keep them cool. Sadly it didn’t work then and it will not work in the future.
The image below was taken in March 2011 – just days after the whole situation began. Where is all the water being sprayed on the radioactive facility being gathered and disposed? Exactly – no one is saying and no one knows.
RT is reporting that TEPCO is finally admitting there is a leak and that radioactive water has been leaking for the past 5 months. Don’t you just love the new normal of reporting situations LONG after the situation has begun? This proves, for me, beyond question there is lot more that we are not being told and the situation is far worse than we are being told. If this is not the case then why not treat us likes adults and explain the situation as it happens – why report a situation, any situation, in the rearview mirror?
The Fukushima nuclear power plant may have been leaking radioactive water since April, its owner has admitted.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said on Thursday that a problem with monitoring equipment means it can’t be sure if radiation-contaminated water leaked from the reactor buildings damaged in the 2011 nuclear disaster which was sparked by an earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Times reports.
The company said there were errors on the settings of six indicators monitoring groundwater levels of wells around reactor buildings 1-4 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power station.
The indicators weren’t showing accurate water levels, and the actual levels were about 70 centimeters lower than that which the equipment showed.
— RT (@RT_com) March 9, 2017
In May, groundwater at one of the wells sank below the contaminated water inside, NHK reports, which possibly caused the radioactive water to leak into the soil.
The company said it is investigating, and that no abnormal increase of radioactivity has shown up in samples.
The problem with the six wells in question was discovered this week when the company was preparing another well nearby.
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred when three of the plant’s reactors experienced fuel meltdowns and three units were damaged by hydrogen explosions as a result of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
TEPCO has kept groundwater levels in wells higher than the contaminated water levels inside the plant, usually a meter higher. It also installed water-level indicators, which have now been revealed to be inaccurate.
— RT (@RT_com) September 29, 2017
Last week, the company was ordered to pay damages of 376 million yen ($3.36 million) to 42 plaintiffs for the nuclear disaster in the second case a court has which has seen rulings against the company. Source
TEPCO admits the water-level indicators have been bogus and the meter (3 feet) high safety net has probably been below the radioactive water level for months, if not years. Remember, they raised the “safe” levels of radiation exposure soon after this happened but that didn’t stop the children from having radioactive urine as early as June 2011, just 3 months after Fukushima blew apart.
This whole thing is a mess. TEPCO, Japan officials nor anyone else anywhere on the planet has an answer to fix this situation. It just keeps getting worse and worse everyday.