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Posted on 09/19/2013 7:08:30 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Cracks found in vent pipe at Fukushima plant
The people in charge of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant say they've found cracks in a steel framework that supports an unused ventilation pipe. They relied on the pipe for a period of time to release dangerous vapors created by the 2011 accident.
Officials at Tokyo Electric Power Company say workers on Wednesday discovered the cracks and cuts at 8 places in the buttress about 66 meters above the ground.
(Excerpt) Read more at 3.nhk.or.jp ...
If it is unused, why should this be a concern?
Because it’s 400 feet tall, and could fall down.
Better wear your hard hat.
So the sky really is falling
At least it’s not a vent in a crack pipe.
Yikes, if a vent pipe developed cracks, what else could have???
10 seiverts per hour?
If it falls, it will expose whatever is inside the pipe and its base, which can be highly radioactive.
What? Where??? I haven’t read the article...
In the article...that is the radiation around the pipe...that can’t be right....sheesh.
Could be beta, but I doubt it. Can’t spend much time around that! Best to blow the frame near the bottom and control the fall, then drag it into the sea. :)
'The epicenter was also about 50 km southwest of the damaged Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Station, which was crippled by the major quake and tsunami in March, 2011.
The Japan Meteorological Agency, which put the quake at magnitude 5.8, said no tsunami warning had been issued.'
Even after the core meltdowns I don’t think we seen anywhere near that reading mis-reported or not...lol
This will go on for decades.
Ok, so this was BEFORE the 5.3 earthquake today. IOW, Mother Nature tested it for them. Since it didn’t fall on anyone’s head, I’m guess by TEPCO’s standards, it passed with flying colors. By everyone else’s standards the whole plant has failed miserably.
Just what “dangerous” gases were they releasing and why? Was this some of the radiation that ended up in the milk and soil? How soon will we all be glowing in the dark?
Indeed it will go on for decades. And the lives of the people exposed to all the radiation as well, and the lost property values, lost industry, lost home.
Way too much risk for any conservative to support nuke energy. At Fukushima the risks are right out in the open and sitting at the base of a vent pipe that may fall over.
I can tell a plumber didn't write this.
Pipe; or pipe supports; oh, well it's all up in the air....
A new earthquake near the Fukushima plant yesterday
Any reaction from the good folks there in Japan?
So far just a shrug as far as I can tell. It seems that damaged structures at the nuke plant still appear to be standing. How far their luck continues remains to be seen.
Gotta believe the good folks there live in a state of nervousness?
Have they found much impact on the fish or marine life where they are leaking or dumping contaminated water in to the ocean yet?
Also we hear that Japan is officially out of the nuclear energy business, has that had an impact on energy prices etc?
Thanks for being our eyes and ears on the ground in Japan.
This has become the serious problem because They won't let us know how much was dumped in the Ocean. Overall, they tend to withhold data and release it later drip-by-drip. TEPCO has a credibility problem.
Folks there were used to eating fresh local fish?
I’m not criticize cause lake okeechobee runoff dumping in to my river estuary has nearly killed it too but not in the same, this may take 100 years to fix , that, 10,000?