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Fukushima operator discovers
pipe leaking radioactive water

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/1/2013 7:02:41 AM

Tokyo - The operator of Japan´s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Sunday it had found highly radioactive water dripping from a pipe connecting two coolant tanks, and had patched it up with tape. The discovery came hours after Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said late Saturday it had found new radiation hotspots at four sites around coolant tanks, with one reading at 1,800 millisieverts per hour -- a dose that would kill a human left exposed to it in four hours. (Snip) It was repaired using special material and plastic tape. Water with a radioactivity of 230 millisieverts per hour was found below it,

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Somehow, this "fix" does not inspire a lot of confidence in me. There may soon more to be checking when buying fish [sushi] from the region besides mercury. BTW, the Japanese method of measuring radiation in millisieverts, instead of microsieverts should be a clue as to how serious the problem really is. For a person living near the plant, 0.01 microsieverts is the daily dose allowable.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oldbuffalo, 9/1/2013 8:02:14 AM     (No. 9500752)

Duct tape, is there anything it can´t do?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 9/1/2013 8:30:43 AM     (No. 9500781)

Duct tape is so "yesterday". Gorilla Tape is the only thing I´d trust on a radioactive leak around the house.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 9/1/2013 9:19:19 AM     (No. 9500844)

I prefer the aluminum duct tape - (the heavy rolled stuff). Stays on well for years and effectively blocks most beta radiation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/1/2013 9:50:26 AM     (No. 9500892)

Nuclear Power is the future.

How many people have been killed mining coal, cutting trees and in other industrial processes ?

I am very suspicious of those who knock nuclear but offer no alternatives other than fairy dust and good intentions.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: andromedastudio, 9/1/2013 10:08:24 AM     (No. 9500913)

An operator just discovered this? I may be missing something, but there is magic in doing things correctly, as it seems that things work, and work, and keep working. I know Japan is capable of doing things correctly because I use some items that come from there. My truck comes from Toyota, and my cameras and lenses come from Canon. Never ANY issues from these folks. Maybe they might be able to help out with this latest issue.

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