Report: Massive release of Fukushima radioactive waste being planned — Gov’t Official: I was overwhelmed by amount of contaminated water from reactors, we must dump it into ocean — Experts: Much of melted nuclear fuel is now particles which are inside the water (VIDEO)

NRA head signals massive release of tainted water

Report: Massive release of Fukushima radioactive waste being planned — Gov’t Official: I was overwhelmed by amount of contaminated water from reactors, we must dump it into ocean — Experts: Much of melted nuclear fuel is now particles which are inside the water (VIDEO) (ENENews, Dec 15, 2014):

Asahi Shimbun, Dec 13, 2014 (emphasis added): NRA head signals massive release of tainted water to help decommission Fukushima site — The head of Japan’s nuclear watchdog said contaminated water stored at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant should be released into the ocean… Shunichi Tanaka, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, made the comment Dec. 12 after visiting the facility… “I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of tanks (holding water tainted with radioactive substances),” Tanaka told reporters, indicating they pose a danger to decommissioning work. “We have to dispose of the water… We also have to obtain the consent of local residents in carrying out the work, so we can somehow mitigate (the increase in tainted water)… While (the idea) may upset people, we must do our utmost to satisfy residents of Fukushima,” Tanaka said, adding that the NRA would provide information to local residents based on continuing studies of radioactive elements in local waters.

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission senior scientist Dana Powers, 2011: Should the accident progress so that molten core debris can penetrate the reactor vessel and molten core debris cascade into the drywell… the core debris interactions with the concrete will lead to the… release of droplets of core debris 1-5 micrometers in size that will contain the radionuclides at the bulk core debris concentration.

Tokyo Electric Power Company: MAAP analysis & Core concrete reactionPart of the fuel debris was reduced to particles… [Unit 2 scenario] Ratio of particle: 62%… [Unit 3 scenario] Ratio of particle: 56%.

Radiation & Nuclear Safety Authority (Norway), University of Helsinki, 2003: Determination of Transuranic Elements, Their Behaviour and Sources in the Aquatic Environment — In comparatively shallow water bodies, usually more than 90 % of total Pu [plutonium] is rapidly transferred to sediments associated with particulate materials. In deep oceans… the situation is different: most Pu remains in the water phase for a long time due to a slow mixing of water masses and slow sedimentation rates… TRUs can be either soluble or fixed in particulate fraction… in the Baltic Sea, the proportion of soluble Pu varied from 25 to 70 % of total Pu in the water… The finest particles can be easily transported long distances.

Watch NHK video of Tanaka’s tour of Fukushima Daiichi here

2 thoughts on “Report: Massive release of Fukushima radioactive waste being planned — Gov’t Official: I was overwhelmed by amount of contaminated water from reactors, we must dump it into ocean — Experts: Much of melted nuclear fuel is now particles which are inside the water (VIDEO)

  1. Thank you for putting this essential story on your site.
    Why is nobody doing anything to stop these bastards?
    They have killed the Pacific Ocean, destroyed our food chain, polluted our crops, air and water.
    We face our own extinction because of them, and nobody says a word.
    Our political parties are careful to screen food and drink for radioactive content before entertaining greedy guts, but nothing is said about the millions of people who are dying because of this……………….our salmon run was 1% of normal, the fish are dead of starvation. Sardines, a food staple for fish, are all dead, same with shrimp, what exists is so polluted it isn’t safe to eat. Same with crab, trout, swordfish…….all the wonderful fish I grew up with in San Francisco. On Fridays, we went to Fisherman’s Wharf…………now, we cannot eat any of it.
    The salmon is yellow, so they dye it and try selling it anyway. It is appalling. Trader Joe sells it if anyone is interested.
    So much for healthy food stores.
    The FDA has no funds to check food safety, but they give a blank check to warmongers.
    The downfall of our standard of living, quality of food, drink, furniture, clothing……..even the nice stores sell junk……and they are being replaced with Target and other disgusting corporations promoting lower prices to a poorer population.
    85 years since the splitting of the atom, and we face our own extinction.
    Such knowledge ought never to have been made public for the profane to get their hands on it.
    I am sickened and disgusted beyond words.

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