In early August,an actual Fukushima worker emailed to his friends.
“A lot of the cracks came up in the ground,massive steam is coming up from there.It’s too smoggy here,can’t see a thing.It seems like nuclear reaction is happening underground.Now we are evacuating.Watch out for the direction of wind.”
Whistle-blower in the gov
“I’ve heard that steam is coming up from the cracks in the ground.We are afraid of it.”
Another Fukushima worker,
“Near the reactors,there are a lot of the cracks in the ground,steam splashed out from there sometimes.and we have detected 10Sv/h at 6 places unlike gov’s announcement.”
This has been known among our Japanese community,but we were not sure if it was really true. We did not want to go over the top.
That’s there is a huge pool on the basement floor of Fukushima,which is shared by units 1~4. They stock 6400 nuclear spent fuel rods in it,and groundwater is flowing into the pool through broken duct.
However,this evening,Tepco “confessed” a new fact.
Now the massively contaminated water is in it at least 9.0t.
6400 fuel rods is about 140% of the total fuel rods in the reactors.
Actually Fukushima nuc plants are built on underground water vein,they always needed to pomp up groundwater. However,because of the accident,they stopped pomp up the water.This fact has not been published yet.
Melt-out fuel rods are reacting underground and keep having hydrovolcanic explosion with groundwater.
6400 spent fuel rods are boiling the ground water and it splashes steam from the cracks.
It’s above 30C in Fukushima. Considering the heat,the steam must be really thick.