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460,000,000 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 detected from mountain side of Reactor 2

Extremely high level of Cs-134/137 was detected in groundwater taken beside Reactor 2, Tepco announced on 10/24/2014. The specific state of underground is not verified yet.

It is groundwater taken from “sub-drain” located beside Reactor 2. (cf, Strontium-90 detected in potentially discharged water from Reactor 1 and 3 [URL])

460,000,000 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 was detected from groundwater on 10/22/2014. 425,000,000 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 was also measured the next day.

From another sub-drain, 424,000,000 Bq/m3 was detected on 10/22/2014 as well. It was still 321,000,000 Bq/m3 the next day.

These sub-drains are located on the mountain side of Reactor 2, which is not affected by frequently reported groundwater contamination in the seaside of Reactor 2.

 

Tepco explains the high readings were caused by the recent typhoon, but the last analyses were implemented in the end of last November and the beginning of last December. The latest readings are approx. 900 times much as the last readings, and it can’t be denied that the contamination level has been gradually increasing even without typhoon.

Tepco states the contaminated coolant water that directly touched fuel is not related to the rapidly increased Cs-134/137 density in groundwater.

 

 

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_141024_15-j.pdf

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2014/images/around_2u_141025-j.pdf

 

 

Iori Mochizuki

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460 millions de Bq/m³ de Cs 134/137 relevés côté montagne du réacteur 2

 

Tepco annonce le 24 octobre 2014 qu’une radioactivité extrêmement élevée en Cs-134/137 a été relevée dans les eaux souterraines prises à côté du réacteur 2. La situation réelle en sous-sol n’est pas encore établie.

Il s’agit des eaux souterraines prises dans le “sous-drain” situé à côté du réacteur 2. (cf. Du strontium 90 relevé dans les eaux des réacteurs 1 et 3 potentiellement déversées en mer)
460 000 000 (460 millions de) Bq/m³ de Cs 134/137 ont été relevés dans les eaux souterraines le 22 octobre 2014.
425 000 000 (425 millions de) Bq/m³ de Cs 134/137 ont également été relevés le lendemain.
Le 22 octobre 2014, ils ont relevé 424 000 000 (424 millions de) Bq/m³ dans un autre sous-drain.
Il y en avait toujours  321 000 000 (321 millions de) Bq/m³ le jour suivant.
Ces sous-drains sont situés côté montagne du réacteur 2 qui n’est pas autant sujet aux contaminations des eaux souterraines que le côté mer du réacteur 2, selon ce qu’ils en rapportent.

Tepco explique que les valeurs élevées relevées sont dues au récent typhon mais les dernières analyses datent de fin novembre et début décembre de l’an dernier. les derniers relevés sont environ 900 fois supérieurs aux précédents et on ne peut nier que le niveau radioactif a régulièrement augmenté avec ou sans typhon.
Tepco affirme que le liquide de refroidissement qui a été en contact direct avec le combustible n’est pas lié à l’augmentation rapide de la radioactivité en Cs 134/137 des eaux souterraines.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_141024_15-j.pdf
http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2014/images/around_2u_141025-j.pdf

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Sailor talks Fukushima’s Impact on Pacific: “It’s dead… for thousands of miles there was nothing” between US & Japan — “Like sailing in a dead sea… everything’s all gone” — “Just talking about it makes me feel like I want to cry” — “No birds, no fish, no sharks, no dolphins, no turtles, nothing”

Related info: – The Pacific Is Broken: ‘After We Left Japan, It Felt As If The Ocean itself Was Dead’ – ‘I’m Used To Seeing Turtles, Dolphins, Sharks And Big Flurries Of Feeding Birds’ – ‘But This Time For 3000 Nautical Miles There Was Nothing Alive To Be Seen’ – Sailor talks Fukushima’s Impact on […]



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Experts warn of volcano destroying Japan at any moment, causing nation’s extinction — Millions buried by lava in minutes, ‘hopeless’ for 120,000,000 people — Reactors would be devastated and spread nuclear waste worldwide — Gov’t: Volcano near nuke plant is shaking, tremor 7 minutes long… ‘Stay away’ — Increased eruption risk due to 3/11 quake

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3 Istanbul Consulates Evacuated

3 Istanbul consulates evacuated because of suspicious packages



Read The Full Article Here: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/istanbul-consulates-evacuated-26429616

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UK nuclear manufacturing centre gears up

Nuclear AMRC Dorries Contumat 71x48Britain’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has taken delivery of two new machining centres capable of producing large parts for nuclear, offshore and wind power applications.



Read The Full Article Here: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-UK-nuclear-manufacturing-centre-gears-up-2410141.html

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Canadian Consulate in Istanbul evacuated after suspicious powder found

Canada Consulate Istanbul

Turkish authorities have begun an investigation into an unidentified yellow powder that was found in a package received at the Canadian Consulate in Istanbul. The consulate has been evacuated, says CBC’s Jeff Semple.



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Should the Japanese give nuclear power another chance?

On September 9, 2014, the Japan Times reported an increasing number of suicides coming from the survivors of the March 2011 disaster. In Minami Soma Hospital, which is located 23 km away from the power plant, the number of patients experiencing stress has also increased since the disaster. What’s more, many of the survivors are now jobless and therefore facing an uncertain future.



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Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover – Video

Photo : Spraying scattering inhibitor over the debris inside of cover. Photo taken on 10/22/2014.

 

Tepco started dismantling the cover of Reactor 1 on 10/22/2014.

The cover was installed in October of 2011 in order to stop radioactive material spreading supposedly.

To removed the molten fuel somewhere around the reactor, they need to remove 392 fuel assemblies in Spent Fuel Pool of Reactor 1 in advance, which is planned in 2017. However the spent fuel assemblies cannot be removed with the cover.

 

Currently they are to open approx. 50 holes on the top of cover to spray scattering inhibitor inside. However the main body of the cover cannot be removed until the end of February because there is no space around the reactor building due to the “frozen water wall” construction on-going.

The preceding “frozen water wall” failed. If this on-going “frozen water wall” construction is also delayed or failed, Reactor 1 fuel removal is going to be delayed as well.

 

2 Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover - Video

 

3 Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover - Video

 

4 Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover - Video

 

Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover - Video

 

 

 

http://photo.tepco.co.jp/date/2014/201410-j/141022-02j.html

http://photo.tepco.co.jp/date/2014/201410-j/141022-01j.html

http://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/sec/16025d/taiki-monitoring.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/decommision/planaction/removal-reactor-j.html#week

 

 

 

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Tepco commence le démantèlement du toit du réacteur 1 – Vidéo

 

Photo : Dispersion d’un produit empêchant la diffusion des particules sur les gravas de l’intérieur du toit. Photo du 22 octobre 2014.

 

Tepco a commencé le démantèlement du toit du réacteur 1 le  22 octobre 2014.

Cette couverture avait été installée en octobre 2011 pour soi-disant empêcher la dispersion des matières radioactives.
Pour retirer le combustible fondu en dehors du réacteur, ils doivent d’abord retirer les 392 assemblages de combustible de la piscine du réacteur, ce qui est prévu pour 2017. Néanmoins, on ne peut pas retirer ces assemblages avec le toit.

Actuellement, ils sont en train de forer environ 50 trous au sommet de la couverture pour disperser un produit empêchant la dispersion. Néanmoins, la structure principale de la couverture ne pourra pas être retirée avant fin février parce qu’il n’y a pas de place à côté du bâtiment du réacteur à cause de la construction en cours du “mur d’eau congelée”.
Le précédent “mur d’eau congelée” est un échec. Si celui-ci est retardé ou se révèle aussi être un échec alors le retrait des combustibles du réacteur 1 en sera retardé d’autant.

2 Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover - Video
3 Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover - Video
4 Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover - Video
Tepco started dismantling Reactor 1 cover - Video

http://photo.tepco.co.jp/date/2014/201410-j/141022-02j.html
http://photo.tepco.co.jp/date/2014/201410-j/141022-01j.html
http://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/sec/16025d/taiki-monitoring.html
http://www.tepco.co.jp/decommision/planaction/removal-reactor-j.html#week

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Sailor talks Fukushima’s Impact on Pacific: “It’s dead… for thousands of miles there was nothing” between US & Japan — “Like sailing in a dead sea… everything’s all gone” — “Just talking about it makes me feel like I want to cry” — “No birds, no fish, no sharks, no dolphins, no turtles, nothing” (AUDIO)

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