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Report: Tepco sends "emergency" mail about Reactor 4 — Water level decreasing at 5 times normal ra

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posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 06:14 PM

Report: Tepco sends "emergency" mail about Reactor 4 — Water level decreasing at 5 times normal rate

Breaking News: M7 hits Japan and water leakage at reactor4, Fukushima Diary, Jan. 1, 2012:


[...] It was scale [note: NOT magnitude] 3 ~ 4 in Tokyo, and also Fukushima but the scale of Fukushima nakadori, where Fukushima plant is, is not announced on the page of Japan Meteorological Agency.

Though the connection with this earthquake is not clear, Tepco announced water is leaking from the cooling system of spent fuel pool in reactor 4.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 06:14 PM
Wow... not good.

No fear mongering needed here... I think we all know what this could mean

Noooot good. Lets hope they get this under control!! How big is this reactor compared to the others?

Though the connection with this earthquake is not clear, Tepco announced water is leaking from the cooling system of spent fuel pool in reactor 4.

The water level of the tank to pool overflowed water from spent fuel pool decreased by 8cm from 2PM to 5PM on 1/1/2012.

This tank is to give back the water to the spent fuel pool after purifying the water. Tepco assumes the leakage is at a joint of pipe but it’s not detected yet.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 06:19 PM
Damn.. that cant be good.
Send in the biorobots!

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 06:24 PM
When the earthquake hit...I was really hoping this kind of headline would not follow. No. 4 spent fuel pool...tick...tick...tick. Been a worry since day 1.

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 06:45 PM
reply to post by porschedrifter

Reactor 4 is the one with 1535 spent rods in the cooling pool above it..

Not good !!


posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 06:53 PM
looks like the new year is starting off with some entertainment for sure. hope they get it under control soon

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 06:57 PM
reply to post by porschedrifter

The odds are there will be more quakes this year.. much longer can Fukushima hold up ??


posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 07:05 PM
I find it bizarre that in this day and age, we do not have an answer to nuclear waste management. I also can't believe this is not being handled by an international team of specialists with the most advanced solutions. Or is it? Here we are invading countries to liberate them, but we ignore the really important world problems.

I wonder if this new super metal, graphene, could be an answer.

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 09:12 PM
reply to post by Cosmic4life

Thats what I'm worried about with this latest quake around Tokyo. As shaky as all the reactors are it wouldn't, (at least to me) a direct quake to cause damage to this area. Not good news at all.

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 11:33 PM
This is really bad news, I
wanted to get on board for
further updates - what a
way to start out the year
after the one Japan just had
and is still suffering from.

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 01:49 AM

No Problem at all!

Don't believe even a little bit coming from FD,
read Ex-SKF instead

#Fukushima Reactor 4 Skimmer Surge Tank Water Level Update (UPDATE: Again, it is NOT about the water level of the Spent Fuel Pool. There are blogs and tweets that either deliberately or by ignorance blur the distinction between the SFP and the skimmer surge tank and create an impression that the SFP is leaking. As of now, that is simply not true, with what little information available.)
edit on 2-1-2012 by Human0815 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 08:30 AM
Its not the spent fuel pool that is leaking, its the skimmer surge tank for the SFP.

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 09:46 AM
Jeeze, how about some figures much?
This could be serious in terms of contamination of the reactor area so that live humans cannot enter safely....
(i mean worse than already so contaminated which it can hardly help but be )
The water leaking from thos scrubbing device could be very contaminated.....
ie. its the tank that cleans the cooling pool water presumably before reuse.....
Flooding of the immediate area of the reactor housing could cause electrical failures or worse....
These are MY fears but perhaps somebody who knows can evaluate the risks better.....
We aparently have not seen the end of japans nuclear problems yet....
There dont seem to be a lot of reports about other power stations that suffered damage too, though we know some did.....
I begin to wonder.......

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:20 AM
I know this is a little off topic but over the new years I watched the series about population zero and then the 2012 one and WOW it really didn't help me in the least about the fear of a nuclear disaster lol where we live the Texas City Project is literally like 60 miles from us. It sure brings it all into perspective I just pray everyone will be ok in Japan I have quite a few friends over there and even they are worried with what's coming out of the bases information, and their info paints a way grimmer picture. I'll see what I can find out years back I worked for the pump division of tepco still have some high up friends if they will talk.

Be safe everyone....

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by stirling

I hope this is kinda what you are looking for, I don't know how to put the source in a link but its in the
"Asia Pacific journal-Japan focus.

In the immediate aftermath of the March 11 Level 7 earthquake tsunami disaster, the troubled power plants at Fukushima Daiichi released radioactive material that was 15 per cent of that released at Chernobyl (770,000 tera-becquerels), and radioactive fallout of Cesium 137 (half-life 30 years) that is 168.5 times that released by the Hiroshima atomic-bomb. 5 Some 600 square kilometres of land (an area ten times that of Manhattan) has Cesium deposit levels equivalent to the uninhabitable land around Chernobyl even 25 years after the accident. There is an additional 700 square kilometres of land with radiation levels that made evacuation mandatory after Chernobyl, 6 yet tens of thousands of people, including radiation-susceptible children and pregnant women, remain in the area. What particularly distinguishes Fukushima from Chernobyl is the large amount of radioactive material (3,500 tera-becquerels 7 ) released into the ocean, levels unprecedented among all past nuclear attacks, accidents and tests, raising concern about the effect on marine life and seafood. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the Japanese government, in explaining the failure to prevent such a disaster insist that the scale of the tsunami was “beyond the scope of the imaginable.” Mounting historical evidence points to the contrary, however: a tsunami of Fukushima scale was indeed to be expected, but government and TEPCO chose to ignore it. 8

Hope it helps and if I misunderstood I'm sorry.

posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 05:54 PM
Anyone find anything further on this report? Details are still very light.

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