Dr. Koide from Kyoto uni “Tepco’s assumption is baseless”

On the radio program, “Tanemaki journal” on MBS, Dr. Koide from Kyoto University stated that Tepco’s assumption to tell there is still 37 cm to go has no basis.

Dr. Koide has been warning melt-out since May, yet he admitted that he can not assume where the melted fuel is now because human-beings have never gone through such a crisis.

He estimates the melted fuel may stop about 5~10 meters deep under ground because melted fuel becomes larger as it contains concrete, the body of container vessel etc. It starts from 2800C, but the heat will decrease gradually.

However, he admits even this assumption does not have scientific basis.

Dr. Koide states, he suspects the container vessel has already been broken. Tepco assumes there is still 37cm to the wall of container vessel, but it is baseless.

They need data to assume, such as temperature, pressure, etc, but there is no data to consider.

He does not know on what “facts” they based their assumptions regarding the situation.

Even in the Three Mile Island accident, they took 7 years to confirm melt down happened.

It is considered to take much longer to know what was happening, and it would take even longer to settle it down.

  1. Dear Anony-mouse, Yes, your right, we egotistic idiots at Tepco-Crappy are indeed confident about everything even our fake data which is baseless as you mention. We idiots at TEPCO-CRAPPY hire the most stupid relatives of politicians to insure that our bribes and kickbacks and other fraud continue to fleece the taxpayers. We also bribe the judges, see our last big win about the stupid golf course? And of course WE dont eat any radioactive Fukushima garbage rice or fish or vegetables, are you kidding? Let the foolish Japanese taxpayers eat that radioactive crappo like that newscaster who now has leukimia or should we say rad-iat-ion-emia? Can we spell IDIOT? No, but we can spell TEPCO, its the same isnt it? Well we do get paid double, we get the free money from Japan idiot government to pay off damages, which we dont actually pay anyway, and we also get money paid to clean up the huge radiation messes we made all over Japan. WOW? That means we must be pretty smart or the government must be very very very stupid. But were not very smart I suppose, so…

  2. man u r so funny and so right…i lived in hawaii the time of the tsunami and felt the radiation very short after and left right away as fast as i could..all the people there are in denial and so are the people on the west coast i cannot imagine why they dont pack it up and go to cleaner grounds..those poor japanese kids and babies really are in bad shape only the future will tell what a nightmare we r living!

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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2011