Japans Fukushima Ice Wall Melts From Typhoons Rain https://youtu.be/Prvc9DKCFvg
This video shows the rigors of our supreme Dear Leader Tepco ice wall testing , scientist are gathering up homeless to send in and repair it . Meanwhile Tepco employee's aka the Japanese govt ponders a possible lawsuit against the Typhoon for showing up early and dumping so much rain on their new ice wall . Prime minister Abe created laws banning Typhoons for 2 more years so the Typhoon is clearly at fault and was operating with out a weather permit
“Ice wall” Around Fukushima Nuclear Plant Melts in 2 Places Following Powerful Typhoons http://tinyurl.com/h3w7f6r
TOKYO — The frozen soil wall built around the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant have melted in two places following recent powerful typhoons, local media reported Friday, raising concerns over effect of the approach adopted by the Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO) to reduce the massive volume of radioactive water.
The 1.5-km-long frozen soil wall, also known as the “ice wall,” which was partly put into use in March, melted in two places following Powerful Lionrock, the tenth of the season, battered the region, with temperature of the melting parts rising above zero centigrade, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reported.
The melting was probably caused by lashing of large amount of groundwater as a result of recent powerful typhoons and heavy rainfall, said local reports.
Groundwater flowing under the nuclear plant is leaking through the melted parts of the wall to outside and TEPCO is trying to refreeze the parts by injecting special chemicals to the wall, said the reports.
The ice wall construction was finished in February after two years of work involving driving more than 1,500 steel pipes with 30 meters into the soil around the perimeter surrounding the No. 1 to 4 reactors at the troubled plant.
Liquid calcium chloride at minus 40 degrees Celsius was then pumped into the pipes to freeze the surrounding soil, which, in theory, would prevent groundwater from flowing into the facilities and getting contaminated when it comes into contact with melted nuclear fuel.
However, reports showed that there still remained unfrozen parts as of mid-August, and TEPCO revealed plans to take additional steps such as injecting cement into the parts of the wall that are not fully frozen.
The ice wall, costing tax payers some 35 billion yen (USD336 million), met with doubts and criticisms from experts from the very beginning, with the technique having been used previously in engineering projects, but not on a scale of the Fukushima plant or for the expected duration.
Some experts believe that capping the reactors in concrete, as was the case following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, would be a more effective means of dealing with the ongoing crisis.
The project was considered failed by some outside experts at an earlier meeting called by the Nuclear Regulation Authority to assess the effectiveness of the approach.
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Typhoons cause ‘ice wall’ to melt at Fukushima nuclear plant http://tinyurl.com/guduopy
Rainfall from recent typhoons caused partial melting of the “ice wall” at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, allowing highly radioactive water to leak from around the damaged reactor buildings, the plant’s operator said Sept. 1.
The groundwater level near a seaside impermeable wall temporarily rose to 28 centimeters below the ground surface when Typhoon No. 10 passed the area on Aug. 30.
Before the typhoon hit, the water level was 35 cm below the surface.
Around 5.5 cm of rainfall a day fell in the area when the typhoon hit.
The groundwater level, however, actually rose by 7 cm, although 740 tons of groundwater was pumped out of the section.
“If there had been an additional 15 cm of rain, (the contaminated water) could have poured out over the ground surface” and spilled into the sea, a TEPCO official said Sept. 1.
The Meteorological Agency’s initial forecast said Typhoon No. 10 would bring a maximum 20 cm of rain a day at some locations in the Tohoku region.
The 34.5-billion-yen ($335 million) frozen wall was completed in spring to prevent groundwater from entering the reactor buildings and mixing with highly radioactive water.
TEPCO admitted the underground wall of frozen dirt is not working.
The company said the temperatures at the two sections of the frozen wall have climbed above zero since Typhoon No. 7 approached Fukushima Prefecture on Aug. 17.
The company believes that the partial melting was caused by the influx of water brought by the typhoons and heavy rain in between.
TEPCO plans to freeze the wall again by pouring chemicals into pipes that extend