Monday, September 2, 2013

Tepco fixes leaky pipe but finds hot spots, jump in radiation | The Japan Times

Tokyo Electric Power Co., manager of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, said Sunday it halted a slow leak from a pipe connecting two water storage tanks by patching it with tape just hours after stumbling upon a potentially lethal radioactive hot spot.

Tepco has been unable to safely contain the growing volume of water used to cool the three reactors hit by meltdowns triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the government is in the process of taking over the cleanup.

The discovery of the dripping pipe came just after Tepco said late Saturday it had found hot spots at four sites near the water tanks, with one giving off 1.8 sieverts per hour — enough to kill a human being in four hours.

The other three hot spots were not detailed.

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Comment: Duct tape, fixes everything from a broken side view mirror on a 62 Chevy Bel-Air to leaks at a nuclear disaster. What better advertizing or endorsement can you get than that!!!

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