Hey guys... nothing new to bring here so have played catchup and noticed something about the diary entry of core samples that air cooled brought
Fukushima Diary Whistle
and then Ghostrider embellished with photos I intend to use here. Thank you both for letting me use your stuff.
The Fuku Diary entry was awesome. Dude deserves highest recognition for risking all to bring us this stuff. The pics of drill rigs:
Here one is being used to drill holes for "Tie-Back Anchors" that will be used to secure mesh (visible above drill) to prevent soft slope collapse.
Just one use for these machines.
Another Pic from Fuku Diary:
Again, being used to anchor visible steel mesh.
Heres a pic and link to a similar core driller and catalog of capabilities. These things can go into a variety of substrates including drilling into
dams (concrete), solid rock, mixed strata, etc., at any angle up to hundreds of meters deep, alternately switching between drilling and core sampling
apparatus at the tip. Of course they would be using these things to determine what is below the containment of these reactors. Ingenious. With the
right attachments they can drill into and thru anything and take core samples to analyze later. According to diary entry they been doing this below #
Angle Drilling Rigs
We are only hearing about it and seeing the samples that Ghostrider brought pics of because of brave lad who "leaked them". Thank god for that. The
A snippet from the diary:
made up my mind to take out the slags from the shelter to take pictures of them.
Wore protective clothing. When it’s taken out, it was over 400 ℃ but now it’s cooled down to 100 ℃.
So he did protect himself from breathing or touching any contaminants and bravely opened these jars to photo these for us. I guess his references to
temp of 400 deg. C was at the point of removing samples from the "drill core sampler" on site from beneath
the #2 reactor . That now, when he
opened the containers they were "cooled" to boiling water temps.(100 deg. C).
I wonder at what depth the samples were obtained? That would be revealing...
If the drilling beneath #2 is "reaching a climax", I wonder at just how big this slug of ore, salt, oxide mix is?
We can see with our own two eyes the metallic as well as the oxidized portion (yellow, orange, gray and black bits) of the mystery metal present. If
the whitish part of what looks like limestone was
concrete then it has dissolved to crumb cake. Amazing bit of ore there.
Has anyone opened a flashlight after leaving the batteries in it for too long? The crystal structure and corrosive properties of the electrolytic
processes are similar. Albeit different sources. Sea water has it's own electrolytic and galvonic characteristics that when combined with all the
salts present in this matrix, made for a cocktail of radionuclides and isotope fizzys.
This is the result. Oxides will dissolve in contact with ground water and carry far and away to ocean currents thru groundwater channels opened by the
earthquakes and heat and pressure of the "melt". Hell, just drilling into it brings up fresh steam and lets in water from above. I guess they need
to do it as a precursor to digging up all the slag piles below each reactor vessel once they have thermally cooled enough? First of course they will
need to take down the buildings above these ore "mines", some how dispose of them somewheres and then dig... phew.