Crane watching - NHK, KYODO confirm. Cranes used to move radioactive "debris" on Mega - Floats


Updated Thursday, 30 june 2011

As we have previously reported a new champion crane has come in perspective on TBS / JNN. As NHK reports "One of the largest cranes in Japan has been brought to the site for the construction. It has a 140 meter-long arm that can lift up to 750 tons."

The article by NHK dated 28 june 2011 further elaborates:

"The crane will be used to install a fabric cover around the reactor building. Before that, it will be used to remove debris from the top of the building... "  

Hum, wait a minute. That crane has been doing that for over a week and we got pictures, videos and huge columns of smoke that follow to prove it.

Its exactly what we were saying all along! We have speculated, that all the various webcam discrepancies are a consequence of Tepco trying to hide what is being removed from the reactor buildings. And this official report actually casts another doubt on what and how is being moved and relocated at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, beacuse we have noticed the above mentioned crane one week earlier than NHK reported its arrival. Please look at the article Is Tepco Dumping Spent Fuel Rods into the Sea for details - published on 21 june 2011.

We are seeing this one week silence as nothing short but confirmation of all of our speculations, especially with all the mounting failures at Fukushima Daiichi, where such mammoth crane giving a "helping hand" is a welcome sight. Why hide its presence for a week? Perhaps to hide all those columns of smoke we have presumed are the consequence of spent fuel rods being cooled directly in the water-filled steel containers floating in the sea?

It is clear that TEPCO can not cover the reactor building no.1 as they want to present in the mentioned article, before removing not only debris but also any and ALL shattered spent fuel rods and other radioactive debris found in abundance around the power plant.

Of course the logical question arrises on where all this debris is going and we allready offered a viable explanation on 24 june with the article Tepco has been storing radioactive materials at the sea for a month when we remember the long forgotten Mega Floats for which we have speculated are the temporary resting place for all the radioactive debris and other HOT materials that Tepco might want to get rid off in a sense, that they would store them in floating containers directly in the sea, which provides abundant cooling medium.

And here it is... Another confirmation to our fears, this time from Kyodo. Todays article title on their webpage reads " Tepco starts using megafloat to store low radioactive water.  Excuse us, but we have heard the same title over a month ago. Was the megafloat just sitting in the bay emtpy, while radioactive water is overflowing? We dont think so.

It was being used intensively, we were following and recording it, along with vast amounts of approx 50m tall columns of smoke lasting for hours, right after the cranes and floats have left the scene.

Aditionaly we also find it very troubling that in todays article Progress in cooling Fukushima Daiichi spent fuel by NHK they seem almost to optimistic and reasuring regarding the decontamination process of no. 3 reactor spent fuel pools that is about to start. The work of censored cranes around reactor no.3 was the first thing that triggered our thoughts in direction, that they might be removing spent fuel rods. If there are no rods left to cool, the decontamination system may actually work. At least a bit longer than an hour or so.

We believe countries most affected by Japans nuclear crisis, especially those in vicinity affected the most by radioactive water being dumped into the sea, should take a very very close look at what TepCo and Japans government are doing.  Beacuse it is becomming more and more clear, that they are cleaning their house by dumping their garbage over the neighbours fence. 

Tadej Nared

Random videos of the 140m crane recorded on 28 june . Again all of the cranes are clearly seen on TBS / JNN webcam while TEPCO webcam remains blank at all times.