I tweeted this before but in case of another major aftershock or Tsunami, it won’t be only reactor4. I think all the reactors will be in crisis. Tepco says they have prepared multiple coolant means, but if the radiation level goes too high, we can not even get close. Also even if the reactor buildings remain safe, roads won’t be safe to approach the reactors.
Actually 311 caused a lot of cracks on the ground, there were a lot of places where you can not drive by car. Even pumper trucks or fire trucks can not drive maybe. Above all, now we don’t have enough human resource nor engineers to settle down reactor4 in addition to other reactors.
If you drive from Iwaki, it would take 6 hours if the situation is as bad as 311. Also, there as a heliport on the ground in 311, but it will be removed soon though we are supposed to build a heliport somewhere in the plant area..
続き3:タンクの場所ばかり計画されるがヘリポートの計画はないんだ。元々1Fにはあったけど、今は無いんだ。もしそんな事態になった時に対応しなきゃならないのは、訓練された自衛隊でも消防隊でも機動隊でもなく、オイラ達ごく普通の作業員なんだよね。 — ハッピー (@Happy11311) May 25, 2012
They all plan to build tanks for contaminated water, but there is no plan to build a heliport. There used to be one, but not anymore.
In case of another major aftershock or Tsunami, it’s not self defense force, fire brigades or riot police, it’s us, normal plant workers to try to settle it down.
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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.