Desperate Tepco to drop ice and dry ice to help “frozen wall” be frozen

Following up this article..


Preceding “frozen” water wall not frozen over 2 months – Video [URL]


On 7/7/2014, Tepco admitted the preceding “frozen” water wall hasn’t gotten frozen over 2 months after the operation.

They installed the coolant packers at 2 locations of underground trench of the seaside of Reactor2 in the end of April and June but neither of them have been frozen.

As the reason, Tepco comments the water flow is preventing it from frozen. Tepco plans to install additional packers and grout and announces they can still complete freezing the wall by the end of September.


On 7/23/2014, Tepco announced they are going to drop ice and dry ice to the unfrozen “frozen wall”.

It’s becoming nearly 3 months, but the preceding frozen wall hasn’t gotten frozen as planned.

Japanese government and Tepco have only 3 measures against contaminated water. Frozen water wall is one of them. They need it to be successfully working so the government of Japan can look like they are controlling the situation.


From Tepco’s report submitted to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), they are already prepared to drop 2 t of ice and 1 t of dry ice for 3 days starting on 7/24/2014.

Depending on the temperature, they are going to drop 5.4 t of ice per day from the end of July. They expect to complete the frozen wall by mid August.


There is a possibility that the retained contaminated water may overflow if they drop ice and dry ice. Also it is not clear how it is supposed to reinforce the frozen water.

However there are not many options left for Tepco.



You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


Français :

Tepco à court va descendre de la glace et de la glace sèche pour aider le “mur congelé” à congeler


Article lié :

Le mur “congelé” précédent n’est toujours pas congelé après plus de 2 mois – Vidéo

Le 7 juillet 2014, Tepco a reconnu que le précédent mur “congelé” n’était toujours pas gelé au bout de plus de 2 mois après l’opération.Ils avaient installé les conditionneurs réfrigérants en 2 endroits de la tranchée souterraine du côté mer du réacteur 2 à la fin des mois d’avril et de juin mais aucun des deux n’a congelé.
Tepco se justifie en disant que le flux des eaux les empêchent de geler. Tepco prévoit d’installer d’autres conditionneurs réfrigérants et des joints et annonce qu’ils peuvent toujours atteindre la congélation complète du mur pour la fin septembre.

Le 23 juillet 2014, Tepco annonce qu’ils vont faire descendre de la glace et de la glace sèche dans le “mur congelé” non-congelé.
Ça va bientôt faire 3 mois mais le mur congelé précédent n’a toujours pas congelé contrairement à ce qui était prévu.
Le gouvernement et Tepco ne disposent que de 3 solutions contre les eaux extrêmement radioactives et le mur souterrain congelé en est une. Il doit marcher pour que le gouvernement puisse avoir l’air de contrôler la situation.

Selon le rapport remis par Tepco à la NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), ils se préparent à utiliser 2 tonnes de glace et 1 tonne de glace sèche sur trois jours à partir du 24 juillet 2014.
Ils vont y descendre 5,4 tonnes de glace par jour à partir de fin juillet en fonction de la température atteinte. Ils espèrent arriver à terminer le mur congelé d’ici la mi-août.

Il est probable que les eaux extrêmement radioactives ainsi endiguées finissent par déborder s’ils y ajoutent de la glace encore et encore. De plus, on ne voit pas en quoi c’est supposé renforcer la congélation.
Il ne reste de toute façon pas tellement de solutions à Tepco.

Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

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  2. Fukushima Fizzie

    I am not personally convinced that the fizzie in my softdrink (CO2) or other anthropomorphic global warming shrieks are grounded in physical reality. Therefore, Japan dumping a few hundred tons of dry ice at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station does not arouse any personal concern. A closed loop CO2 chiller system would be preferable, in the medium-term. However the Fukushima Fizzie may be sufficiently cold to freeze the FDNPS ‘Dirt Slurpee’.

    I remain unconvinced that an Ice Wall will constitute a useful tool; but perhaps we shall soon see.

    Will an Ice Wall actually help?

  3. The Japanese Government, via their financially & morally bankrupt alter ego, TEPCO, is presumably dumping the (CO2) Dry Ice Fizzie into ditches along the Dirt Slurpee.

    Perhaps some of the (CO2) Dry Ice Fizzie will be piled up on the surface as well. I suppose they will pour the H2O Ice on top of the (CO2) Dry Ice Fizzie. The “Plop Plop Fizz Fizz” will likely pump some additional radioisotopes into the air.

    Given the extreme contamination of the site and the NW Pacific Ocean; I doubt that the Dry Ice Fizzie will substantially worsen the local air. Then, if the freezing attempt works; we shall see if ANY advantage accrues toward the enormous and ongoing corium cooling and/or water control problems.

    Big Science Fair experiment …

  4. I’ve stated many times both on this site, as well as on other anti-nuke sites, that I’m no expert in nuclear physics/decontamination practices, but I’d like to know why they couldn’t just entomb Fukushima Dai Ichi – is it too expensive to make a sarcophaggus, or is it too expensive for TEPCO in terms of potential lost assets/energy sales? Why do the people “in charge” (massive quotation marks) have to stubbornly shovel around in the radioactive dirt, instead of working on a clean, practical soution?

    What am I talking about, crony capitalism and nuclear power don’t gel well at all, it seems.

  5. Several Problems

    There are SEVERAL technical problems at the FDNPS. Some of these SEPARATE concerns include:

    Seven Spent Fuel Pools, containing about thirty (30+) years fuel for the 6 nuclear nuclear reactors. This amounts to, on the order of ~ 120X the nuclear fuel loaded into a single nuclear reactor. God only knows the condition of the FDU-3 Spent Fuel Pool, following the most energetic nuclear reactor explosion in human history.

    The Nuclear Reactor in FDU-3 exploded in a hyperthermal, supersonic detonation, characterized by: vaporized nuclear fuel, Orange Flame, Black Smoke, Transmutation of previously INERT structural materials such as steel and concrete into GAMMA Ray emitting radioactive substances; as well as the telltale Mushroom Cloud. These signs and symptoms are scientifically irrefutable proof, that nuclear fission took place ‘outside the box’ at the FDU-3 Nuclear Power Plant; (an atomic explosion). Again, God only knows the nuclear fuel dispersal patterns from the FDU-3 civilian nuclear power plant. And He ain’t talking.

    Then, we have the earthquake and tsunami damage to the other 5 Nuclear Power Plants at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Similarly, there are the reactors and spent fuel pools of FDU-1 and FDU-2; condition and fuel locations not disclosed; though probably KNOWN by ‘Team Nuke’ at this point.

    Then there is the HIGHLY POROUS and HIGHLY PERMEABLE, contaminated groundwater table, flowing THOUSANDS of TONS of highly contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean per day. Some of the contamination is likely due to one or more Corium Slugs, Melted into the groundwater strata, China Syndrome Style, from the FDU-3 Nuclear Power Plant.

    The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster is a multifaceted DISASTER SCENE. It, particularly FDU-3, cannot presently be contained, sarcophagus fashion.


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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.


July 2014