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TV: “Barrier is not holding” at Fukushima plant — All effor
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TV: “Barrier is not holding” at Fukushima plant — All efforts have failed to stop very high levels of radioactive materials flowing into ocean — Officials: More water’s coming in than we were pumping out — Workers now trying to prevent overflow (VIDEO)

Published: November 19th, 2014 at 12:15 pm ET
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Mainichi, Nov 18, 2014 (emphasis added): Attempt to stop water flowing into trench at Fukushima plant fails… TEPCO determined that the leak must be continuing… critics have pointed out the possibility of it escaping into the ocean… TEPCO planned to freeze the water… However, the water was insufficiently frozen to stop the flow, and while an effort continued until Nov. 6 to fill in the gaps in the ice with special cement, this effort also failed… While the water remains in the trench, TEPCO cannot create a planned underground wall of frozen soil around the No. 1 through 4 reactor buildings…

NHK, Nov 18, 2014: Officials… say a barrier designed to prevent radioactive water from entering underground tunnels is likely not doing its job… highly-radioactive water from tunnels under the facility… leaks to surrounding soil… Monday, workers removed 200,000 liters of water, estimating that water levels in the tunnels would drop by 80 cm. However, the levels went down by only 20.

NHK World (original): Officials [at] the Fukushima plant have another problem… Officials concluded more water was likely entering the tunnels from the reactor building than was being pumped out… Officials say workers [plan to fill tunnels with cement] carefully to prevent contaminated water from overflowing.

NHK World (updated): The aim is to prevent the water from leaking into the surrounding soil but the barrier is not holding back the water… Officials concluded more water was likely entering the tunnels from the reactor building than was being pumped out.

Japan Times, Nov. 19, 2014: Tepco unable to halt tainted water flowing… from the No. 2 reactor building to underground tunnels at [Fukushima Daiichi,] officials said. Tepco has injected cement… but water levels suggest the effort has remained unsuccessful… The company began the cement injections after failing to create an “ice wall”… Tepco pumped 200 tons of tainted water out of the tunnels Monday… [If] completely sealed, water levels would have fallen roughly 80 cm [yet levels only dropped 20 cm], the officials said, indicating the possibility that contaminated water is still flowing into the tunnels. The officials also noted the possibility that groundwater may be flowing into the tunnels. However… the amount of radioactive materials in the tunnel water is very high, an official in the Nuclear Regulation Authority said. “Concentrations should have been lower if large amounts of groundwater are really flowing in”

Jiji Press, Nov. 19, 2014:The tunnels are believed to contain some 5,000 tons of tainted water. Some observers believe the water may be leaking into the ground and reaching the Pacific.

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133 comments to TV: “Barrier is not holding” at Fukushima plant — All efforts have failed to stop very high levels of radioactive materials flowing into ocean — Officials: More water’s coming in than we were pumping out — Workers now trying to prevent overflow (VIDEO)
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November 20, 2014 at 5:49 am Log in to Reply

TEPCo n the Abe Administration were probably aware way ahead that they will have a tremendous amount of the problem in the decontamination process, with no real plans or ways to solve them. That's why they draft up the 'State Secrecy Law' to prevent any real reports of NOTHING IS REALLY BEING DONE to make progress on a long term bases; for there's nothing they can nor know how to do. As the entire site is being increasingly radioactive as time goes on, most of the 6000 daily worker r dressed up for shows, digging trenches n mending the leaking tanks. They can't even get inside the exploded buildings, let alone trying to find the 3 molten cores that they have no idea where they r n what shape they're in…I said it before the building of the 'ice wall' will not work on the Diaichii site. If I can see that's the case, what on earth r the heads of those TEPCo's engineers thinking?

Heart of the Rose
November 20, 2014 at 8:22 am Log in to Reply

Passion…a person can work up passion for many things..
Where is the love?
November 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm Log in to Reply

Thank you Magda, once you understand radiation and its works, you can see it everywhere doing its evil, secret, invisible, unsmellable deadly, painful destruction. "Proof it" – they say, grinning devilish into our faces, knowing it is so difficult to do, but not impossible. Radiation does not distinct between its worshippers and opponents, it will get us all. Just got news that a friend has contracted leukemia in LA. More and more of those news to come, it is just the beginning…

November 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm Log in to Reply

Can someone explain what the first effects of the a dead ocean would be?
Today it is -2 out side and the normal would be -20 to -30 for this time of year, and say 3 inches of snow? my bird feeders have been full for over a month and only a couple chic-i-dee's ? yup no effects here!
Oh but we do have the most pink sun sets and full colour rain bows!!!!
Todays math question? How many tanks will be on the ground by the 2020 Olympics and how area will that cover?
Stock please come back? and remember people DON'T FEED THE TROLLS!

November 19, 2014 at 6:41 pm Log in to Reply

Dead ocean = dead world(*).

Totally unavoidable, because it's not going to stay in the Pacific. The pollution ( radiological, chemical etc ) will be carried by the currents to the rest of the worlds oceans and seas, and via evaporation, onto the land.

There's nowhere that we can hide from it on this planet, and that includes in those DUMB bunkers, the governments and 1% are so enamoured of.

(*) By world, I mean the human world, our towns, cities, civilization etc, washed away in a radioactive tide of our own hubris.

Nature may survive, but only by mass adaptation, and it's anybodies guess as to what the resulting lifeforms will be like.

Some of mankind may well survive, but again, it's anybodies guess as to how.

The world as we know it, is dying, and we haven't even noticed.

"Baby born with four arms and four legs has been dubbed God Boy by his parents because they say he looks like an Indian deity"

Events like this are becoming more common day by day, and not just to humans, but the rest of the natural world too.

November 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm Log in to Reply

I'll say it again. Why don't they vibro-drive heavy duty sheet piling around the facility. If the bedrock is too deep use oil rigs to drill and set 36 inch casing in two rows where all the casings are touching; then drill out the interstice and pump it full of grout.
TEPCO's excuses are BS.There are many ways to stop underground water and the "ice wall" was probably the worst choice.
I'm starting to wonder whether the TEPCO people are actually as incompetent as they appear or are they incompetent on purpose.

Bill Duff
November 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm Log in to Reply

The Nuclear Village reflexively lies to preserve their investments & jobs. So, even basics, such as fuel location and water table characteristics are misrepresented. When the Fukushima PERFECT STORM hit, the layers of lies prevented effective action.

The civilian nuclear power industry has become a threat to continued life on this planet. This threat is probably not physically inherent or technically-intractable. The threat is behavioral, but probably too ingrained in the industry to ever root out.

November 19, 2014 at 2:27 pm Log in to Reply

"Japan is now guaranteed to be successful in the total destruction of its currency, the complete destruction of its economy and the collapse of the markets it is attempting to manipulate around the world. To fully understand its misguided reasoning, we have to explore how Japan got here in the first place."

The world has, in a sense, given Japan a "free" pass when it comes to their handling of the Fukushima Fiasco.

But radiation never sleeps, never fades.

The world, in a sense, can't afford to let the Japanese falter beyond repair.

Yet, the Japanese have, in a sense, done exactly that with FD-NPP. They have let it falter to a point beyond repair.

Stay tuned.

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Dr. Goodheart Dr. Goodheart
November 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm Log in to Reply

Fukushima Mega Nuclear Disaster Total Cost $1 – $10 TRILLION Dollars – Will Bankrupt Japan In The Longer Term; via @AGreenRoad

November 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm Log in to Reply

Oh carp – paving the way for a return of dissidents disappearing into a "psychiatric gulag" – "medicated" into submission for made-up "disorders" – ON THE MARCH TO TOTALITARIANISM !

Dr. Goodheart
November 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm Log in to Reply

There is ALWAYS something that can be done.

The Soviets threw 1 million people into trying to stop 1 corium from reaching groundwater, and threw 5,000 tons of sand, boron, clay, lead and etc onto the nuclear fire.

What did Japan do when 3 reactors and 3 spent fuel pools were melting down and out?

They left 50 people, and all the rest fled.

A couple helicopters flew over and dropped a few loads of water.

That was about it.

Since then, the level of caring about what happens or doing something that actually solves the problem is equal to using baling wire and duct tape as the Titanic sinks, and not notifying any of the passengers.

Keep playing that musical deck chairs game…

Such nice music, wouldn't you agree?

Did you see the last dancing stars show?

Nothing to see here, move on.

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November 20, 2014 at 9:45 am · Reply

Is it not clear we are in a full blown nuclear war with the issuers of our money?

Will labor not help us here? If so then STRIKE THEM OUT. Take the authority to issue our money out of their hands please.

Do we not perceive that we are going out in the hundreds of millions with a range of radioactive sicknesses and diseases in the next six years?

Here's a link to help bring on a general strike to STOP THE WAR:

Thank you

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