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originally posted by: DancedWithWolves
It appears that IRID is the main hub for solutions towards decommissioning and treatment and disposal of irradiated water at Fukushima. Is this correct?
Are other groups working on Fukushima problems or leading as well or is IRID the main portal as we understand it? Just trying to clarify where the world's working groups are for this crisis and where they funnel.
We have a subcommittee of IRID, The International Research Group for Nuclear Decommissioning. They are
The International Expert Group (IEG)
The 3rd meeting of the International Expert Group (IEG) was held between June 24-27, 2014. The IEG was formed with the mission of gathering knowledge around the world.
Dr. Douglas Chapin, US (Chairman)
Dr. Rosa Yang, US
Dr. Joel Pijselman, France
Mr. Nikolai Steinberg, Ukraine
Dr. Anton Leshchenko, Russia
Mr. Peter Wylie, UK (on behalf of Dr. Simper)(Assistant to the Chairman)
Mr. Robert Coward, US
ADVISORS who met in November were:
Mr. Lake H. Barrett, USAMr. Luis E. Echavarri, SpainDr. Adrian Simper, UK(Absent)
1. International Advisors：Comprising of overseas experts, this group provides IRID (board of directors) with advice from organizational and management perspectives.
2. International Expert Group (IEG) :Comprising of overseas experts, this group acts as an advisory council to provide technical advice and proposals to IRID. They have taken over from International Advisory Team (IAT) of Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc.
The site has a host of research efforts and the conduit to implement, it would appear.
The latest solutions to be announced out of Japan were we are delayed removing fuel. Let's dump the irradiated water in the ocean. Let's stop covering damages to people, property and businesses damaged, and let's have people move back in near this nuclear site in full triple meltdown.
Those solutions just are not going to work.
I seriously hope there is better news coming on the R&D front and that topics being discussed here are on the radar.
Thanks for any insight...
originally posted by: fakedirt
it seems all four reactor buildings are sinking. around 28 and one half inches of sink.
I am speculating that we may see the beginnings of a sinkhole or further downward activity due to corium/groundwater interaction. what else could explain this?