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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:28 PM

Petition for immediate action on Fuel Pond 4

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Please give this your consideration before this situation gets much, much worse.

http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-the-only-immediate-fuel-pond-4-solution


At Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Number 4 there is a spent fuel pond that
is perched 100 feet up, on top of a building that has undergone a Richter 9
earth quake, a "small" nuclear detonation and a hydrogen explosion. Another
earthquake could lead to collapse or other unstoppable leakage to cooling water;
this would lead to a radiological, perhaps unfightable fire, one that could last for decades---85 times worse
than Chernobyl that probably killed at least a million people over the last twenty-
years.

Too much precious time has been wasted demanding "some kind of solution" from
experts that don't have one. We must demand THIS solution unless someone can
quickly produce a better one.
If we cannot immediately get the fuel rods safely on the ground, then we must bring
the ground up to support the floor that the Fuel Pond is sitting on. See:

http://r4sfps.yolasite.com/resources/FuelPool4Remedy.pdf

Spent Reactor 4 Fuel Pond is precariously perched on top of a crumbling building.
Even TEPCO, the reactor utility owner admits that a strong-enough earthquake will
collapse the building, but is willing to gamble with our lives. (The reactor is
almost directly above an active fault.) A collapse would lead to a deadly,
unquenchable radioactive fire. (Water cannot put it out!) This is a large part of
what was feared early in the accident when it was realized that all six reactors at
Daiichi and THEIR fuel ponds would have to be abandoned due to horrendous gamma
radiation from explosions and ongoing radioactive infernos. Just ten kilometers
away, all of the reactors at Daiini and THEIR fuel ponds would have to be
abandoned because of radiation from Daiichi and would explode and/or catch on fire.
Closer to Tokyo, the Tokai Reactor installation may also have to be abandoned and
left to the same fate because of radiation from the other reactors. Many in the
Japanese Government, and independent scientists throughout the World recognize that
this would bring about having to evacuate and abandon Tokyo for generations. This
could not possibly be done soon enough and millions would have their lives cut
short by cancers and many other radiation-caused illnesses, including immediate
radiation sickness, and an epidemic of birth defects, worldwide, especially in
Japan and the Pacific Coast of North America.

Again:
Too much time has been wasted demanding "some kind of solution" from experts that
don't have one. We must demand THIS solution unless someone can quickly produce a
better one.

If we cannot immediately get the fuel rods safely on the ground, then we must bring
the ground up to support the floor that the Fuel Pond is sitting on. See:

http://r4sfps.yolasite.com/resources/FuelPool4Remedy.pdf

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LunaSea Jan 2013 OP
patrice Jan 2013 #1
RobertEarl Jan 2013 #2

Response to LunaSea (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:42 PM

1. K&R and Shared.

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Response to LunaSea (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:09 AM

2. Here is a webcam of the area

It is from the owner of the plant - TEPCO

http://mfile.akamai.com/127380/live/reflector:51361.asx

See down at the far end? There are two massive buildings housing reactor cores and fuel ponds that are in various stages of destruction. There were once four of these massive structures. The ruins in the middle of the screen is what is left of one reactor building that blew sky-high, and is now so radioactive that all the company can do is leave the ruins standing.

On the right is what is left of reactor building 4. It sits behind some auxiliary buildings in the foreground. The top two stories of the 6 story building looked like what remains of the ruins of #3, before being dismantled.

What you see there is across the top of the fuel pool in question. There are four floors there and the bottom of the pool is two stories off the ground.

Here is a You Tube page that has logged many months of this webcam view if you want to go back and see the #4 reactor before it was dismantled down two floors to where it is now.

http://www.youtube.com/user/fuku1live

The OP is right on. If the fuel pond should fall, it could be real trouble for the whole N. Hemisphere. It needs to be fixed yesterday.

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