TEPCO: Accident Likely Worse Than Chernobyl

Note to my readers: I like to post here at Classical Values only the most reliable reports and speculations. Well as reliable as possible given that it is breaking news. I do use My Naval Nuke Reactor Operator training to filter as much as I can. I also use as a filter the Emperor's evaluation of the situation at the end of WW2:

"...the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage..."

That given, if you are interested in some of my wilder speculation, unconfirmed reports, and in some cases out right craziness, visit my other blog: Power and Control, where you will find a lot of material not posted here. I recommend it only for the truly paranoid or those seeking entertainment. Now for the latest report.

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TEPCO has just made an URGENT announcement.

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it is concerned that radiation leakage at the plant could eventually exceed that of the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe.

''The radiation leak has not stopped completely and our concern is that the amount of leakage could eventually reach that of Chernobyl or exceed it,'' an official from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

Meanwhile, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said that most of the radioactive material released in the air from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant came from the No. 2 reactor damaged by an explosion on March 15.

Just as I suspected. TEPCO (why do I keep thinking PETCO?) says that so far the releases are only 10% of the Chernobyl release. So what does that tell you? It tells you that they do not expect to get things under control for at least a year. Possibly longer.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 04.12.11 at 01:43 AM










Comments

From zerohedge:

...with Chernobyl, even under utmost secrecy, the government moved fast, sacrificing many people, but only to prevent a far greater damage in the long run. In other words, the polar opposite of TEPCO...

Frank   ·  April 12, 2011 10:41 AM

I prefer PETSMART to PETCO.

Eric Scheie   ·  April 12, 2011 2:21 PM

I prefer PETSMART to PETCO.

Then PETCO is all the more appropriate.

M. Simon   ·  April 12, 2011 7:08 PM

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