Skip to comments.Japan: Wastewater rises, fears mount [Fukushima]
Posted on 06/02/2011 7:32:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Wastewater rises, fears mount
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is struggling to remove pools of highly radioactive wastewater as fears of an overflow get more intense.
Tokyo Electric Power Company says wastewater levels rose around 6 centimeters inside the No.2 reactor turbine building, and in its utility tunnel, during the 24-hour period through Thursday morning.
Increases were also seen inside the No.3 and 4 reactor turbine buildings.
The water level in the utility tunnel is now just 28 centimeters from the surface outside the No.2 reactor, and 24 centimeters from the surface outside the No.3 reactor. Tokyo Electric plans to start using a water purifier by the middle of this month. But as an emergency measure it's preparing to remove wastewater pooled inside the No.3 reactor turbine building to its turbine condenser.
The utility is also considering using 2 additional buildings inside the compound as storage.
The level of wastewater inside the No.1 reactor building dropped 8 centimeters on Thursday morning from Wednesday, unlike the other facilities.
Tokyo Electric is measuring the level of radiation in groundwater near the plant to check for possible wastewater leakage.
Thursday, June 02, 2011 13:03 +0900 (JST)
Thanks for posting. Despite the fact that this crisis is far from being resolved, you don’t see anything about it in the media. I guess it is no longer trendy to report on it.
They're too busy trying to get Sarah arrested for having a flag on her bus. hehe...
What do you do with the waste water? Moving it from here to there and back again isn’t a solution but a game that they’re quickly losing. Time’s ticking away and they have no idea how to get a handle on the situation. Tick, tick, tick....
Well, this has been a Keynesian daydream brought to you by none other than a ghost of Keynes. That's right, I just channeled him.:-)