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TEPCO: reactor damage includes holes

The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says data analyses suggest damage to its reactors may have caused cracks and openings in the reactor containment vessels equivalent to a 10-centimeter hole.

Reactors 1 through 3 at the plant suffered nuclear fuel meltdowns after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. This is likely to have created holes and cracks at the bottom of the pressure vessels protecting the reactor cores and damaged the containment vessels.

Massive amounts of highly radioactive water also leaked from the structures.

Tokyo Electric Power Company analyzed the changes in pressure levels inside the pressure and containment vessels to gauge the scope of the damage.

TEPCO said the analyses show that holes in the Number 1 reactor containment vessel amounting to 3 centimeters in total may have formed 18 hours after the quake. It said that may have expanded to 7 centimeters at least 50 hours after the quake.

The utility said holes and cracks equivalent to 10 centimeters in diameter may have formed in the Number 2 reactor's containment vessel about 21 hours after the quake. It said a similar amount of holes could have been created in the suppression pool chamber by an explosion heard coming from there on March 15th.

TEPCO said these results were obtained through data calculations, and that it has yet to confirm whether such holes actually exist.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:56 +0900 (JST)

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_20.html
 

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Definitely not good, but I'm optimistic that engineers will ultimately be able to get it under control. However, the damage to people and environment from the leaks that have already occured is going to be significant.
 

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I noticed not much if anything is being said about any of the workers or population any more. Even the entire crisis doesn't seem to muster much media these days.

I like this politically correct line.
data analyses suggest damage to its reactors may have caused cracks and openings in the reactor containment vessels
Oh really it may have. :crazy: You needed "data analyses" to say that? :rolleyes: I would say someone needs to grow a pr of eyes and some nuts to speak.

I am interested in what the "Massive amounts of highly radioactive water" effects are and will be. I have heard everything from nothing to extremely bad. :huh:
 

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I noticed not much if anything is being said about any of the workers or population any more. Even the entire crisis doesn't seem to muster much media these days.

I like this politically correct line.

Oh really it may have. :crazy: You needed "data analyses" to say that? :rolleyes: I would say someone needs to grow a pr of eyes and some nuts to speak.

I am interested in what the "Massive amounts of highly radioactive water" effects are and will be. I have heard everything from nothing to extremely bad. :huh:
I think what they are trying to say is that no one has been able to get in there to actually see the damage. But they have done a data analysis based on internal pressures, and they can deduce from the analysis that these breaches have taken place - but they won't be able to confirm that until workers can get inside.
 

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It's ok, our government says radiation is good for you. Just don't don't drink raw milk.. :lookinup:
 
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