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Fukushima radioactive groundwater leak an ‘emergency’ – Japan’s nuclear watchdog

05.08.2013 17:26

Embattled Fukushima operator Tepco has been accused of a “weak sense of crisis”, as its failing battle to prevent radioactive water from seeping into the seawater near the plant has become an “emergency”, according to the country’s nuclear watchdog.

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Christina Pollock 19.08.2013 15:43

Everyone involved in this fiasco seems to have an astounding and profound lack of uinderstanding of geology and hydrogeology. Aren't there any hydrogeologists in Japan? Anyone with even junior level experience could have told them that everything they have done and the money they have spent to control the spread of contaminated groundwater is useless because they don't understand the most basic concepts of how groundwater works.

 

Michael Bonnault 06.08.2013 22:32

RockyFjord 06.08.2013 14:06

...Man's faith in Scientism, the hubris of technology. Where are those responsible for building a nuclear plant over earthquake prone Japan and so near the ocean?

  

Man's faith in scientism? Or man's faith in statism?

Re gardless, Japan is poor in natural resources. It relies on the ocean to sustain it's people and economy. They've been itching to expand for a long while and now it seems their survival depends on it.

For better or worse, great changes are on the horizon. How worse will things get before we realize the same 'ol same BS won't ever start working?

 

John Fox 06.08.2013 16:49

RockyFjord 06.08.2013 14:06

Where are those responsible for building a nuclear plant over earthquake prone Japan and so near the ocean? Whr NRC?

  


GE

 

Orbiter 06.08.2013 14:02

breakbeats 06.08.2013 01:58

2 years later and governments are still twiddling their thumbs over this mess, meanwhile the oceans get more contaminated, they need something better than water to cool these reactors, the problem isn't going to go away

  

Thi s only underlines the futile attempt of humans to create their own alter-Nature. Humans are destroying their own planet through their arrogance and belief that they are God. They invent laws that don't work and fail to establish mutual trust and combine their efforts for the benefit of all. This planet is f##cked.

 

breakbeats 06.08.2013 13:41

except the Colorado River its nearly as contaminated, get your Geiger counters out folks

 

gypsy 06.08.2013 12:43

river caught fish is the only fish i will be eating from now on

 

cilantro 06.08.2013 10:04

i used to eat fish.

 

Sir Keef 06.08.2013 10:03

Actually this HAS been reprted on BBC and in the UK Guardian Newspaper, and probably several other MSN outlets...which means it is serious!!!

 

MaRiLyN 06.08.2013 09:43

Thats gonna be a mayor dissaster! The hole food chain will be affected. #worried #concerned #disquiet

 

VarKoff 06.08.2013 07:25

Ah there's nothing like grilled tuna with a dash of radiation with compliments of Fkushima;)

 

breakbeats 06.08.2013 01:58

2 years later and governments are still twiddling their thumbs over this mess, meanwhile the oceans get more contaminated, they need something better than water to cool these reactors, the problem isn't going to go away

 

Dean 05.08.2013 22:18

Thank you, RT! Excellent reporting. We will never hear of this from others. Terrible.

 

Kathy 05.08.2013 20:22

Thank you for this information.

 

BrusselsLout 05.08.2013 18:57

Hope these guys hurry up before this becomes BIG news.

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