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A U.N. nuclear watchdog team said Japan may need longer than the projected 40 years to decommission its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant and urged its operator to improve plant stability.
Originally posted by Aircooled
"Radioactive cesium levels exceeding 100,000 becquerels per kilogram were measured in mud accumulated at the bottom of swimming pools at two high schools in and around Fukushima city."
So it's in the kids swimming pools now. They swim in it, breath it, eat it, and it rains down on them.
The International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday called on Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushimanuclear power plant, to improve “essential systems” as it struggles to deal with leaks and power cuts.
Tepco should continue its efforts to improve the reliability ofessential systems, to assess the structural integrity ofsite facilities and to enhance protection against external hazards,” the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a statement.
Originally posted by okiecowboy
reply to post by Destinyone
Anyone want to give odds on tepco stopping those leaks in the next 40 years?
Radioactive water leaks at the Fukushima atomic station won’t seep beyond the plant for decades, the International Atomic Energy Agency said, citing data provided by operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501)
“This water will only reach the boundary of the site after several tens of years,” Lentijo said. Tepco, as the plant’s operator is known, must in the meantime monitor the water and prevent public exposure, he said.
IMHO, they should shut down and decommission all nuclear plants and find a safe way to shoot the waste into space and into the sun. But some idiot cutting corners or trying to meet a deadline will almost assuredly screw up and crash one of the rockets back into the earth. In fact, that idiot will probably screw up any method of "safe" disposal.
Tepco has shut down the spent fuel pool cooling system for unit #3 at F. Daiichi. They are replacing the temporary power supply with a “multiplex distribution system”. The company believes the change-over will take about 33 hours. They estimate that pool’s water temperature will increase about 5 o C during the shutdown. It was at 16 o C when the system was turned off. Tepco says, "There is no problem. The water temperature was low enough at 16 degrees when it was shut down." The company also said they will shut down the SFP cooling system for unit #4 as soon as unit #3’s system is re-energized. Unit #4 SFP cooling will be down for about nine hours.