Friday, 20 May 2011

Nuclear Meltdown: The ONLY Solution for Fukushima

It's confirmed that data shows meltdowns occurred at reactors Nos. 1-3 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. It appears that melted fuel has created holes in all the pressure vessels and landed in the containment vessels. No.1 reactor has been reported to have a cracked containment vessel.

Furthermore, more than 87,500 tons of contaminated water has been accumulated at the site so far, and leaked water has been going somewhere. Not surprisingly, highly contaminated water was found leaking into the ocean from No. 3 reactor on May 11, 2011.

There's no denying of the worst-case scenario unfolding before our eyes! It's time for the Japanese government and TEPCO to take adequate and necessary actions!

Nuclear experts advise the following:

1. Dig a trench about 50 feet below the surface around reactors 1-3 all the way down to the bedrock. Then fill the trench with zeolite that can absorb radioactive cesium from leaking into the groundwater around the plant. Nonstop work MUST begin now.

2. Build a concrete wall to encapsulate the entire reactor, which could take years, but need to start as soon as possible.

Fumiya Tanabe, former senior researcher at Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, has said before: "In resolving serious accidents like those (at the Fukushima plant), it is a cardinal rule to work out recovery measures based on the worst possible situation."

Unfortunately, TEPCO seems to be going backwards in getting the situation under control and things have been slowly eroding day by day.


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