Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fukushima Building Collapse?

Fukushima Building Collapse --- ===

Correction - a section of grating that was melted by fuel which melted down and through it is about to collapse, terrible, but not the same as a building collapse. On the other hand back in 2012 some scientists thought at unit 4 was in danger of collapse because of sinking ground level. 

NHK: s supposed to move around on the grating. The image analysis also found that an around one square-meter section near the missing segment is about to collapse.

NHK World transcript, Feb 3, 2017: “[Tepco] is facing more setbacks. Tepco has found unstable grating near a rector that will make it difficult to conduct further surveillance to help it decommission the plant… They found a section the size of a square meter is about to collapse. They had already found holes in other sections… A nuclear power expert suggests that will make it difficult for workers to locate the fuel.”

NHK World transcript, Feb 3, 2017 (at 1:30 in): “Engineers were able to get a glimpse inside Reactor No. 2… They found that a section one meter square is about to collapse. They had already found holes in other sections.”

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster
In October 2012, the former Japanese Ambassador to both Switzerland and Senegal, Mitsuhei Murata, said that the ground under Fukushima unit 4 was sinking, and the structure may collapse.[122][123]



FACT CHECK: Is a Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Reactor About to Fall Into the Ocean?
snopes.com ·Tepco, the company responsible for clean-up after 2011 Fukushima disaster, found high levels of radiation inside one of the crippled reactors, but no reactor is about to collapse into the ocean. On 3 February 2017, the disreputable web site YourNewsWire posted a story with the alarming but false claim that one of the reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was on the verge of falling into the ocean:
... No credible news reports have stated that a Fukushima reactor is about to fall into the ocean, nor has any Japanese government agency announced a state of emergency. YourNewsWire's exaggerated "news" seems to have been derived from media reports in early February 2017 about high levels of radiation found inside the containment vessel for reactor No. 2 at Fukushima power plant No. 1. The Japan Times reported of the situation that:

ALERT: Collapse imminent at Fukushima — TV: Officials find large ...
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NHK World, Feb 3, 2017 (emphasis added): The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is examining if it can go ahead ...

Is a Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Reactor About to Fall Into the ...
www.snopes.com/fukushima-reactor-falling-into-ocean/2 days ago - Tepco, the company responsible for clean-up after 2011 Fukushima disaster, found high levels of radiation inside one of the crippled reactors, but no reactor is about to collapse into the ocean.... Scientists at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have declared a state of ...

Possible nuclear fuel find raises hopes of Fukushima plant ...
https://www.theguardian.com › Environment › FukushimaJan 30, 2017 - Material found below the damaged No 2 reactor at Fukushima nuclear plant ... Hopes have been raised for a breakthrough in the decommissioning of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after its .... Threads collapsed.


ALERT: Collapse imminent at Fukushima! Japan Declare Crisis As ...
https://breaking-news.ca › NEWS › @Alt_News_TKALERT: COLLAPSE IMMINENT AT FUKUSHIMA! JAPAN DECLARE CRISIS AS FUKUSHIMA REACTOR ON THE VERGE OF FALLING INTO THE OCEANScientists at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have declared a state of emergency as one of the reactors is on the verge of falling into the Pacific Ocean.
...A hole of no less than one square meter in size has also been discovered beneath the reactor’s pressure vessel, TEPCO said. According to researchers, the apparent opening in the metal grating of one of three reactors that had melted down in 2011, is believed to be have been caused by melted nuclear fuel that fell through the vessel.
The iron scaffolding has a melting point of 1500 degrees, TEPCO said, explaining that there is a possibility the fuel debris has fallen onto it and burnt the hole. Such fuel debris have been discovered on equipment at the bottom of the pressure vessel just above the hole, it added.

ALERT: Collapse imminent at Fukushima — TV: Officials find large section under reactor is “unstable… about to collapse” — “Bad, bad news… Time to reconsider that trip to the east coast of Japan” (VIDEOS)
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NHK World transcript, Feb 3, 2017: “[Tepco] is facing more setbacks. Tepco has found unstable grating near a rector that will make it difficult to conduct further surveillance to help it decommission the plant… They found a section the size of a square meter is about to collapse. They had already found holes in other sections… A nuclear power expert suggests that will make it difficult for workers to locate the fuel.”

NHK World transcript, Feb 3, 2017 (at 1:30 in): “Engineers were able to get a glimpse inside Reactor No. 2… They found that a section one meter square is about to collapse. They had already found holes in other sections.”