The age old question of whether to "go over the wall" or not comes up in the context of Fukushima.
More specifically, let's consider the question in the context of the ice wall which is planned for the Fukushima Daiichi site and which is intended to
form a perimeter around that site and to [allegedly] prevent groundwater from being contaminated by radioactivity from the stricken Daiichi reactor
Based on diagrams of the proposed project, the portion of the ice wall to the west of the stricken buildings forms an absolutely straight-line barrier
of great length significantly exceeding the distance from the extreme north wall of reactor 1 to the wall of the other extreme of reactor 4.
Let's consider a water molecule that is driven by the groundwater current to the midpoint of the aforementioned straight-line barrier. This little
molecule is up against it and has a very important decision to make. Should it get involved in a great crowd and backlog of similar water molecules
and choose to go to the left of the barrier? Or should it get involved with a great crowd and backlog of similar water molecules and choose to go to
the right of the barrier?
This is where I believe a law of Physics comes into play, to wit, all things take the path of least resistance. That little water molecule and many
more like it will choose to go over the wall.
Thus the ice wall, to a great degree, will be defeated even if freezing of the ground is successfully accomplished, this especially in light of the
fact that about 80 feet of height of ground was shaved off in order to prep the Daiichi site for its construction. Far less soil above the bedrock may
have its consequences as to the nature of how the groundwater behaves.
There is another consideration. Let's say the little water molecule and all others like it choose to go left or right and not over the wall. Then a
discussion of the amplification of wind speeds at the corners of buildings is in order.
When wind strikes an outer wall of a building, the molecules of that wind current get compressed, AND
they have to get out of the way of
subsequent air molecules that are coming their way to get similarly compressed. So the air molecules that are up against the building's wall speed up
as they change their direction to the left or the right in order to make way for those subsequent air molecules. The compressed streams of accelerated
air go around the corners of the building, resume their original direction, and blast pedestrians as those pedestrians step into the accelerated
streams of air at the corners of the building.
So, while I am not an expert in geology or in fluid dynamics, I would imagine that Fukushima's eastbound current of water as it strikes that west
straight-line ice wall barrier will get compressed and accelerate as it goes left or right making itself a more compressed, intense and speedy current
of water as it passes the north and south sides of the ice wall barrier. With this being the case, the soil erosion will be unimaginable with
All things considered, I think that it's valid to ask: is the ice wall project seriously proceeding, or is it just a public relations ploy to build
confidence and buy time... time for what? For prayers to finally take effect?
edit on 23-7-2014 by theworldisnotenough because: Corrected "south" to "north"