Saturday, March 26, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Stating the Obvious - Radioactive Water in Reactor 2 Drained to the Regular Drainage Duct, Into the Ocean, Maybe, Maybe Not

Stating the obvious but refusing to connect the dots. That's career bureaucrats for you.

Latest from Kyodo News Japanese (I haven't found an equivalent in their English site)(1:24AM JST 3/27/2011, my comment red, emphasis added):

METI's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) disclosed on March 26 that there was a trace of water from the Reactor 2 building to the regular drainage duct, and 15 milli-sievert/hour radiation was detected. It is possible that highly radioactive water flowed out of the building. This drainage duct is supposed to be reaching the ocean.

["Possible"?? What do they mean "supposed to"? Don't they have a plant schematics by now??]

Radioactive iodine (1,250 times the limit) and high level of cesium have been detected from the sea water near the water drain from the Plant. The Agency says "The relationship [between the high radioactive materials in the sea water and the radioactive water found in the Reactor 2 building] is unknown."

["Unknown"???]

Off with their heads.

And TEPCO has resumed pouring in water into the Reactor Pressure Vessels, EVEN THOUGH THEY NOW ADMIT THE PIPES AND VALVES CONNECTED TO THE RPVS ARE LIKELY TO BE LEAKING RADIOACTIVE WATER.