Thursday, July 12, 2012

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 3 Torus Room Video Taken by Robot "Survey Runner" Before It Became Inoperable

The tethered robot also carried a recording equipment to record any sound of water in the Reactor 3 Torus Room, but the equipment was stand-alone.

Since the cable was apparently damaged and the robot became inoperable, there is no way for now to retrieve any audio recording it did. The radiation levels inside the Torus Room is too high for human co-workers (100 to 360 millisieverts/hour), as you see below in TEPCO's handout for the press (7/12/2012):

According to the handout, the survey was about three-quarters done. The workers and the robot spent about 3 hours on the work, when the cable communication to the robot was interrupted. 6 TEPCO employees who had been scheduled for 8 millisieverts radiation exposure for their work of carrying the robot through the narrow passage in the basement and holding the Torus Room door open actually got 5.32 millisieverts.

The photographs and video released show no major damage inside the Torus Room. The stairway in the southwest corner shows damage. (The photographs and the video can be downloaded at TEPCO's site, here.)

Video by Survey Runner:


Atomfritz said...

Uncannily clean rooms.
Nuclear energy definitely looks clean.

Anonymous said...

Looks clean, but will fry you in minutes.

Anonymous said...

Take a look at the destruction of the #3 building.

Nothing on the exterior, nor any piping or surfaces you can see inside the building through the blown out walls is intact.

Therefore, I do not believe these videos are from inside the #3 building.

Additionally, the pictures of #3 spent fuel pool they released on July 11 are old. The photos they released last week show a new "lean to" structure across the entire east side of the building/wreckage - it's not in the pictures that were released on July 11. And that is because those pictures are more than a year old.

That is because SFP3 burned, starting in November, until March 2012. There is no more water in it. The fuel started to flow down to the south wall and drip over the side - However they covered that up with a grout/concrete slurry - which would be easily seen if they released current photos.

Reactor #3 and reactor #4 is where most of the danger to the country of Japan lies right now.

However it is not from the SFP's. It is from the MOX fuel that exploded in both buildings and spewed Plutonium and uranium laced fragments all over the site - indeed Kilometers from the site.

This is the reason for the green polymer sprayed on everything. This is the reason the robot failed. This is the reason they cannot fix anything at Fukushima.

Those explosions were the largest "dirty bomb" that could ever be imagined. I apologize for being blunt, however the truth needs to be known. Fukushima and everywhere the dust landed from those explosions will be contaminated for the next 1 million years. Not the next 10 years not the next 100 years, it's 1 million years. I will let you do your own research on the dangers of plutonium contamination.

At this point, spreading the contamination further is a real concern. Every vehicle, every person, every animal, all the food, every item traveling out from the contaminated area - which has likely spread out considerably from the original fallout zone - is carrying the contamination further and further from the source.

It seems the citizens of Japan are determined to allow the containment of the contamination to be the island of Honshu itself - since they have not been successful in limiting the spread. It is not their fault, of course, but it is their problem. I wish them good luck.


Anonymous said...

James, you're totally in your own fantasy world. Torus Room, in case you haven't figured it out, is in the basement.

Anonymous said...

Do you think I don't know that?

Everything I say applies, whether it is at the top of the building or the basement. The entire building is destroyed. Those videos did not come from that building.


Anonymous said...

It's a pity there are people like James, who make up crazy garbage and mix it with truth. The situation is already a disaster, but rubbish like James' above may cause some readers to doubt that any of it is real.

* Torus room is in the basement, below ground level. The only damage is at access points where the H explosion in the rest of the building blew in doors, hatches, etc. Plus a year of steam/rust, and whatever happened with the reactor fuel melt-down.

* I too doubt the SFP 3 underwater pics. Maybe true, maybe not. Overall state of used fuel rods: unknown.

* SFP 3 does still contain water, so it is still structurally intact.

* The only MOX fuel onsite was some of the active rods in the #3 reactor. None in any of the SFPs (luckily!) #3 reactor core has melted out the bottom of the RPV, and the top seal is probably holed, but there was no MOX among the debris blown across the countryside. Small mercies...

* Half life of plutonium is not '1 million years'. See For the different isotopes, Pu half lives range from seconds to 80 million years.

* The green adhesive spray was an attempt to immobilize radioactive dust of all kinds. They seem to have given up on that. Probably because there's a continual supply of more radioactive particles in the venting from units 1, 2 & 3, so what's the point.

* Agreed that the Japanese government at all levels seems to have a comprehension failure regarding the need to try and minimize the spread of contamination. I don't wish the government 'good luck'. I wish them (and TEPCO executives) a speedy but gruesome end involving nooses and pikes, at the hands of an awoken, informed and enraged Japanese public.


Anonymous said...


You seem to have missed some facts:

1. The explosion of #3 on March 14, 2011 was not a hydrogen explosion. The explosion of unit 1 two days prior was a hydrogen explosion. Look at the video of the two side-by-side and you will see that #3 was very likely an RPV rupture from steam flash with possible small critical reaction of the nuclear fuel. Tepco records show RPV readings closing in on 1000 psi in the 24 hours prior to the explosion.

Either way - it was confirmed that nuclear fuel was spread up to 3 km from the plant, and later that fuel was confirmed to be plutonium from MOX . Plutonium from Fukushima has been found as far away as California. Sorry, no small mercy at Fukushima.

Furthermore, the cap is not still intact on #3. It exited through the roof - leaving a perfectly round hole in the roof structure which then opened up like a tin can lid and collapsed back down on the wreckage, in a heap. Listen to the audio of the #3 explosion to hear the roof frame collapsing back down at the end of the explosion.

2. #3 core contained 32 MOX fuel fuel assemblies at the time of the accident. these assemblies were loaded into the core in August 2010, so they were still quite hot at the time of the accident. This MOX was enriched with between 6% to 9% weapons-grade plutonium. (I've heard claims it was 6 and others it was 9)

3. Tepco claims that no more MOX was onsite in the SFP's, however something very hot caught fire and catastrophically blew up in the "machinery pool" of unit 4 on March 15, 2011. I now believe that something was MOX that they were preparing to load into the core. If so, then MOX did fly all over the countryside and Tepco is being deceptive when they claim no MOX was in the SFP's.

Perhaps they had MOX in the machinery pool of #3 as well. Some kind of rods blew out all over the north end of the building and have subsequently burned down all the outbuildings on the north end of the #3 building and is now boring a china-syndrome hold deep into the ground - regularly emitting smokestorms.

4. #3 SFP did indeed still hold water after the blast on March 14, 2011 - amazingly. However it no longer does. It started burning in November 2011 and burned continuously for 5 months. It's gone now.

5. The latest photos and videos show that a new layer of green goo has recently been applied, indicated they have not "given up on that".

6.You are correct - my 1 million years is incorrect for PU 239. Half life is 24,100 years - which means 10 half lives or 240,000 years of contamination in Fukushima - there, does that make you feel better?

If you are really concerned about the people of Japan, then you should want the truth to get out, so the people can make the best decisions for themselves and take precautions. Trying to downplay the seriousness of this does not help.


Anonymous said...


Your No.1 is open to debate.

Your No. 3 defies a paper trail documenting the purchase and storage of MOX fuel for Fukushima I Nuke Plant.

Your No.4, please show your data link, if any.

Anonymous said...

Given that we have been fed lies continuously for now 16 months about the meltdowns, then everything about the situation is subject to debate - however strong circumstantial evidence of everything I claim is present.

About #1 - I don't think it was subject to much debate after they proved evidence of core material 3 Km from the plant.

About #3 - This is a recent theory from me. I believed that no other MOX was onsite - until I figured out that the explosion of #4 was from the machinery pool - blast evidence pinpoints the source of the large explosion from the machinery pool.

Unless they were storing nuke warheads in there, then something very hot exploded from there on March 15 - because that building sustained little damage from the #3 explosion the day before - then subsequent photos showed it had suffered a massive interior explosion. Since SFP4 was intact after the blast, and the core was empty, then something was in the Machinery pool - It was obviously nuke fuel - and given the suspiciously worded releases from TEPCO that the "spent fuel pools contained no MOX" on many occasions, I came to the conclusion that it was MOX in the machinery pool on March 15th that exploded. I've heard no other plausible explanation.

#4 - no data link. You can see the pool was intact in photos and the helicopter flyby on about March 18th.

The burning can be clearly seen in almost any of the Dec - March JNN cam views.

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