Sunday, April 3, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: TEPCO Putting the Tracer in Contaminated Water To Figure Out Where It Goes

Paging Murphy...

According to Yomiuri Shinbun (in Japanese; 8:18AM JST 4/4/2011), at 7:10AM TEPCO poured 13 kilograms (28.6 pounds) of the "tracer" powder from the vertical shaft that connects to the trench that in turn connects to the pit by the ocean that's been spewing highly radioactive water. The tracer powder colors the water in milky white, making it "easier" to see where it is going.

So adding milky white color to dirty, murky gray water would make it easier to see where the water is going?

Couldn't they pick a color like iridescent pink or orange?

Paging Murphy...


Anonymous said...

Hey maybe they can use all the contaminated milk they are forced to toss out as dye for the next try. You'd think these "engineers" would know you trace the leak then you fail to stop it. How much do you want to bet the white dye will disappear just like all the other trash and gel goo they dumped earlier? For all we know judging from the huge long cracks in concrete near the leaking pit the ground below the plant could have a big void leading to the ocean where they can't get access or easily plug .

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Murphy's law. Repeat 100 times. Murphy, Murphy..

I bet it never occurred to them to use a shocking bright color.

I still suspect the so-called "crack" in the pit is a regular drain that you would put in a pit like that, to drain accidental water and rain, and water is coming from a totally different place.

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