Saturday, August 4, 2012

#Fukushima II (Daini)'s Monitoring Posts Were Heavily Damaged in March 11 Tsunami, TEPCO's Photos Show

I don't remember seeing any news about it last year, but then I didn't pay much attention to Fukushima II (Daini).

TEPCO released a series of photographs showing the repair and improvement on Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant. In it, there are photographs of Monitoring Posts 6 and 7, right after the earthquake/tsunami on March 11, 2011 and after they were rebuilt.

Rebuilt? Yes, they were heavily damaged in the tsunami. MP7 was completely wiped out, as you see in the photo below from TEPCO's Photos and Videos Library 8/3/2012:

MP7 before the earthquake/tsunami (3/17/2004):

MP7 after the earthquake/tsunami (4/24/2011):

Temporary MP7 (8/26/2011):

MP7 newly built (7/24/2012):

So, where is MP7 located? From TEPCO's page on radiation monitoring for Fuku-II:

Comparing this with Google Map, that's about 200 to 300 meters from the river mouth.


Anonymous said...

So they still didn't learn that they placed the old sensors in an exposed position? Isn't doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome the definition of insanity?

Anonymous said...

Good thing that this can't happen again if the translation I saw of the NHK report here was correct (I don't speak Japanese). In the future, control centers may be located up to 30 km away.

Am still waiting to hear or see any plausible explanation how contaminated water ended up in some basement or other at Daini. Can't have been from the tsunami because of the radiation, can't have been fallout from Fukushima since found in the basement. Last thing I heard about this was that TEPCO wanted to decontaminate and then pump the water in the ocean, but locals were vehemently against it. Since then, not a word - unless, of course, I missed it.

Atomfritz said...

Looks like if it was really a close call at Daini.
The tsunami went really deep into the plant territory.

The fact that Tepco accurately rebuilt the measurement station suggests that they expect Daini to restart soon.

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