Published on Dec 30, 2013
Deteriorated joints may be cause of water leaks
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says deteriorated resin filler probably caused water leaks from barriers surrounding contaminated water tanks.
Tokyo Electric Power Company found a total of 225 tons of water leaked from 2 concrete barriers at the plant on Tuesday.
It also found that the remaining water in the barriers contained radioactive strontium at a level of up to 44 times higher than the government limit.
TEPCO says it drained the water from the barriers and no cracks were seen at the bottom of the concrete.
Tohoku utility applies for reactor safety check
Tohoku Electric Power Company has applied for a government safety screening of one of the reactors at its Onagawa plant with a view to restarting it. The plant is located on the Pacific coast of Miyagi Prefecture.
The application is the first for a reactor affected by the March 2011 disaster in northeastern Japan.
UN Official ‘Astounded': Homeless are taken to work in Fukushima, ready to die — Pastor: “At end of month, they’re left with no pay” — Police: They end up in debt to employers after food and housing fees deducted (VIDEO)
Plight of homeless in Fukushima cleanup
‘High Alert': Mystery illness killing bald eagles in Western U.S. — Wings paralyzed, full blown seizures — Experts: “Very big concern”… “Never seen anything like this”… “We just don’t know what’s going on” (VIDEOS)
LA Times: Experts suggest bald eagle deaths are related to Fukushima radiation — Idaho officials reporting similar sickness — “It’s hard to have your national bird in your arms, going through seizures” (AUDIO)
Radio: Experts warn ocean currents spreading Fukushima contamination across world — Official 4,000 miles away: Radiation in seafood imports increased noticeably; Time for all stakeholders to be on alert (AUDIO)
Reports: Highly significant quantity of fission products are flushed into environment by water used on Fukushima molten fuel, including plutonium and curium — Radioactivity to recirculate for many generations in ocean food chain, meat content will increase with time
Newspaper: Is Fukushima impacting king salmon in Alaska? “Unprecedented declines in recent years…startling”; No comment, says NOAA biologist — Record low seen in major fishery on Canada’s west coast, “alarming decrease”
Epidemiologist back from Fukushima: “We’re talking about a sacrifice zone and millions of people live in this area” — Exceeds allowable radiation dose for nuclear workers 40 kilometers from Fukushima plant (VIDEO)
Contamination level in seaside of reactor2 still gets highest every time measured / All βnuclide 2,100,000,000 Bq/m3
Tritium density keeps increasing beside groundwater bypass wells / 34,000,000 Bq/m3 from the latest data
Evaluation of the situation of
cores and containment vessels of
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Units-1 to 3 and examination into unsolved
issues in the accident progression
Progress Report No. 1
December 13, 2013
Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc.
Fukushima Unit 3 Has Deadly Steam Blowout! Radiation Alert West Coast!
Published on Dec 29, 2013