Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Quake Stabilizers Could Be In Trouble At Japan Reactor

The news keeps getting worse at the world's largest nuclear reactor site owned by the Tokyo Electric Company in Japan...seems they have over 50 know issues, including BURST PIPES to deal with. The Green Nuclear Butterfly is on the case, and after speaking with one of our sources, we believe that the Shock Stabilizers on which these reactors were built have now been significantly compromised.

Our source used too work for Underwater Construction of Essex, Connecticut. Further, he actually did some welding work at the nuclear site in Japan. All the reactors were constructed in a fashion that they sit on these shock stabilizers, which are basically large shock absorbers meant to cushion the reactors, and give them some movement mobility during a earthquake. Problem is, the 6.8 Richter earthquake that hit on Monday FAR EXCEEDED the Design Basis for said stabilizers, and it is this former Underwater Construction employee's educated belief, that all the stabilizers have been compromised, thus placing the entire nuclear facility and its numerous (seven)reactors in grave jeopardy should a quake of similar magnitude strike near the facility.
In short, Tokyo Electric Power company may have dodged the bullet during this earthquake, but the long term viability of the entire facility is now very questionable, and the Japanese government should order all seven reactors shut down permanently unless the company can prove conclusively that said earthquake stabilizers have not been compromised in any way.
Meanwhile, the folks over at NEI are already trying to do damage control by spinning the incident in a different light, posting false assurances to members of the public who foolishly follow their blog...check out the spin miesters yourselves:

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