Sunday, January 8, 2012

Just In: Japanese Expert Says Fukushima II (not I) Nuke Plant's Containment Vessel Has Been Damaged by the Quake

Information from Iwakami Yasumi's USTREAM channel netcasting the workshop of an Osaka citizens' group "Kansai network to stop the disaster-debris acceptance" with a panel of experts including European experts.

One Japanese expert, Hiromitsu Ino, said a Containment Vessel at Fukushima II (Daini) is broken, and they are trying to repair it. It was probably caused by the earthquake, not tsunami.

The workshop is on-going at this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iwj-osaka1#utm_campaign=t.co&utm_source=8481429&utm_medium=social

Hiromitsu Ino is professor emeritus at Tokyo University. His area of specialty is metallic materials science. He is the head of the Group of Concerned Scientists and Engineers Calling for the Closure of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant.

I still remember a tweet last summer (I think) saying an acquaintance fleeing from the area near Fukushima II Nuke Plant right after the earthquake saw a smoke coming out of one of the reactor buildings (there are 4). Fukushima II, unlike Fukushima I, has 4 Mark-II type boiling water reactors built by Toshiba and Hitachi.

13 comments:

Chibaguy said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owhjiZGmfuA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Please watch this if you have 13 minutes to spare. I have tried all of the simple ways to get out of here for 6 months but it is difficult when you have a house loan, kids, ect.

I sent this video to my family and friends. Let's just say this video alone woke up half.

I love Japan and the people, but the government is still in WWII mode so I am going to try and get out.

If anyone has ideas please contact me at swifthankuk.yahoo.com

If this story for Daini proves to be true we are in the biggest financial collapse ever. IMHO, Japan will be the second country to fall by nuclear. The government is responsible, not the people.

I guess what I am trying to say is wake up world. These industries own us and we are disposable.

farfromhome said...

Chibaguy - Wow.

I pray that you and your family can get out safely. We have a little less than three months ourselves and I can hardly wait. I am sick of the lies and misinformation. But I am even sicker when I thinkof how some familes have no choice but to stay. It is mind numbing.

I will pass this video on.

Nancy said...

Does this mean the concrete containment bulb (PCV) not the steel pressure vessel (RPV)? Containment is an "oh damn", RPV is an "oh s(*&!"

Nancy said...

Chibaguy, Okinawa has a bunch of programs to help people move there. Fukushima-Diary.com has a page of relocation information, I think theirs is for getting out of Japan. If those don't help contact me at info (at) simplyinfo.org and I can try to dig up more resources.
This is the Okinawa page http://www3.pref.okinawa.jp/site/view/cateview.jsp?cateid=288

Anonymous said...

No one should be staying there no matter what possession and or commitment they have there. If the place becomes decontaminated someday, they can come back again to their beloved place.


The Japanese people are not happy.

Many realize a significant portion of Japanese soil is not suitable for habitation. Just last October a leaked Tepco documented indicated the total amount of plutonium and neptunium emitted from the plant. This stuff sticks around for millions of years...

If you haven't seen the dispersion maps for plutonium they are published here:

http://www.datapoke.org/blog/89/study-modeling-fukushima-npp-p-239-and-np-239-atmospheric-dispersion/

no6ody said...

"" Fukushima II, unlike Fukushima I, has 4 Mark-II type boiling water reactors ""

Which is probably the only reason they have been able to cover up the cracked containment vessel this long. The Mark-I design was not so strong.

Chibaguy's video is double-plus good--have only seen half, but I have to go...
Chibaguy's video

Anonymous said...

its a hell of a way to boil water have they not seen the sun? nuclear energy is the most incredibly stupid idea man kind has EVER come up with

Anonymous said...

God came up with it.

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Anonymous said...

Hi
can someone please write what is it this video about? Please!
As it is censored in Germany I cannot see it!
We have here full censorshio for videos cantaining "music Rights"....
I think it must be too interesting to let the peasants see it and unfortunately I am not a computer specialist.
thank you

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Surf with a proxy like HideMyAss.com and you'll be able to access any video that is censored.

Anonymous said...

@ Nancy, this Tepco Press Release from March 14 (http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/11031404-e.html) suggests the 'containment' problem is a continuing RPV issue. Back on Mar 14, there was an increase in temperature and partial release due to pressure increase in the RPV. Is a lack of coolant the problem or valve failure, perhaps? What are they doing about Stuxnet and Duqu at all the Japanese plants and plants all over the world? The PLC is the plant software's Achilles Heel. There's no forensic software at plants to protect programmable logic controlled valves and piping.

So, now there's a recent cracked 'containment' at Daiini, a fire at Tsuruga, and a possible hydrogen explosion at R4. Tidbits of these stories come out with a lack of follow-up that leaves me aghast - what's next? All indications suggest continuous release of radioactivity into air, water, and soil on the planet. There is enough solid measurement evidence of high radioactivity in Japan (compared to the West Coast and Alaska) that people who can evacuate should make a plan and leave Japan.

On top of all reactor issues, we now have deep water oil rigs releasing 'naturally' radioactive minerals and oil from deep sea bed leaks that mix with methane to find a path to the surface. The entire planet is in real trouble due to a lack of technology to fix what we rip open or to protect all nuclear plants from (un- or) natural disasters, plus the inability to destroy radioactive waste. The propensity of humans to project fantasy and lofty, future goals in place of practical, reality based, physical science surprises me. We must mobilize our grief and anger to stop the 'advanced' destruction of current energy technologies that are quickly leading us towards an extinction event! In only 50 years, we've come to this precipice of human survival.

Anonymous said...

Do you know the exact timing on the ustream video where Hiromitsu Ino makes his statement about Fukushima Daini ? I would like to watch that part without needing to watch the whole video.

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