Unknown active sea-bottom fault found near Ohma nuclear plant to restart construction

A Japanese power company plans to finish building Japan’s first nuclear power station to run exclusively on recycled fuel, a mixture of plutonium extracted from spent fuel and uranium, which is called Ohma nuclear plant. [Link]

However, On 10/13/2012, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Tokai university found an active sea-bottom fault at 40~50km south-west to Ohma nuclear plant. This active fault was not known before.

So far, they confirmed it’s at least 14km long but it could be extended.

The power company, J-Power doesn’t take the risk into consideration to build the nuclear plant.










Français :

Une nouvelle faille active sous-marine découverte près de la centrale nucléaire d’Ohma dont la construction va reprendre

Une entreprise de production d’électricité nippone prévoie de finir la construction de la toute première centrale nucléaire à fonctionner avec des combustibles recyclés, un mélange de plutonium extrait des combustibles usagés et d’uranium, centrale nucléaire nommée Ohma. [Lien]

Toutefois, le 13 octobre 2012, le National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology et l’université de Tokai ont découvert une faille active au fond de la mer à 40-50 km au sud-ouest de la centrale d’Ohma. Cette faille active était inconnue jusqu’à présent.

Pour l’instant, ils ont établi qu’elle fait au moins 14 km de long mais ceci peut encore augmenter.

La compagnie électrique, J-Power, ne prend pas ce risque en compte pour sa centrale nucléaire.



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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.


October 2012