Holes found in Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

May 25, 2011Tokyo, Japan — Two of the damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan may be riddled with holes, according to the facility’s owner. The holes may be as big as 7 to 10 centimeters ( 2.8- 3.9 inches), Tokyo Electric Power Co. said in a 225-page document submitted to Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. In the report, Tokyo Electric says the containment vessel of reactor No. 1 may have developed a hole as big as 3 centimeters in diameter 18 hours after the quake. Fifty hours after the quake, the hole may have widened to 7 centimeters, the report said. In reactor No. 2, the containment vessel may have developed a hole as wide as 10 centimeters 21 hours after the quake. The nuclear plant has suffered cooling problems and radiation leaks since a March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The hydrogen explosion four days after the crisis began may have led to the formation of a second hole in reactor No. 2, as wide as 10 centimeters in diameter. “This report is not conclusive. No one has entered these areas and we cannot confirm this as fact,” TEPCO said, adding that the report is making preliminary assumptions about what happened inside the reactors. A hole in the reactor’s containment vessel means there is a high probability of the leakage of radioactive material into the reactor building. –CNN
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6 Responses to Holes found in Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

  1. TTB says:

    I cannot understand why they have not contained this yet. The plant will never be of any use again, tomb it up till they can figure out a better solution. This steady leak is madness.


  2. Mahati says:

    Go and demonstrate against your nearest Nuclear Power Plant. Take like-minded people with you and start to protest wherever you are. It works….


    • J Guffey says:

      Sad. I have been thinking about the children to be born over the next few months after pregnant Mom has been exposed.


  3. Kim says:

    Oh God that poor bunny. I hate nuclear power plants.


  4. David says:

    It is appalling that this is on-going. Day 1 – first hour: a remote robot is analysing/fixing. Wait…nix that. Never take an unessesary risk such as nuclear power and take all appropriate measures, know every scenario, and don’t let thinking such as “wait till something better comes along” dominate your reasons to go this route in the first place and be you excuse.


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