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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

TEPCO rapidly halts water flow to cable pit at No. 3 plant.

TEPCO press photos...

Picture 1 is a view into the cable pit with the leak still in progress:

Picture 2 appears to be the top of the pit, now filled with concrete:

12:30 PM Eastern Wednesday 5/11


  1. All the “plugging” of leaks is happening at the downstream/downhill end, they’re making the leaking water slow down, spread out, and soak into the ground under and around the plant, when they plug the cable trenches through which it has been running out directly to the ocean.

    In the press accounts when you see “liquid glass” they are referring to sodium silicate, aka “water glass” — it sets up as a soft solid. Kind of like Jello gelatin.

    Video: http://www.japanprobe.com/2011/04/07/video-how-sodium-silicate-water-glass-stopped-fukushimas-radioactive-water-leak/

    More news:

  2. I already reported a long time ago on the actual content of the liquid glass... but thanks for the review anyway.