Plagued by problems at the crippled Fukushima plant where the world has been focused on the radiation and the hundreds of tons of radiaoctive water flowing into the Pacific, and major concerns over the severely compromised reactor #4, now TEPCO admits that after sending a robot in, the water is “gushing out” of reactor #1 and they suspect similar damage at the other reactors.
NHK WORLD, Nov. 13, 2013: A robot at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has for the first time identified exactly where highly radioactive water is leaking from a reactor […] the lower part of the No.1 reactor’s containment vessel. […] A camera on the robot captured images of water leaking from 2 holes in the containment vessel […] TEPCO engineers […] say one of the leaks looks as if tap water is gushing out. Radiation levels in the area were extremely high at 0.9 to 1.8 sieverts an hour. Engineers suspect that damage to containment vessels at the No. 2 and 3 reactors is also causing similar leaks […]
ENENews reminds readers that back in May, the “worst case scenario” assumed “significant public exposure” to occur by end of March 12 because of pressure buildup that would damage No. 1 reactor container (VIDEO)