Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I am Concerned About the Ice Wall Proposal at Fukushima

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

I have several somewhat obvious concerns regarding the proposed ice foundation the Japanese are planning to install in the ground surrounding the failed reactors.

What plans are there to divert water coming from the surrounding earth so as to prevent uneven pressures?

What will prevent a rotation and twist of the complex in the event of an earthquake and or flood, which could produce a catastrophic agitation of the saturated ground much like a washing machine churning up the reactors?

What prevents the formation of a bucket and supersaturated soil producing quicksand?

What prevents erosion resulting in a sink hole beneath the complex?

These are just a few of the obvious concerns I have. Clearly, something must be done. The Japanese should be far more transparent so that we all can assess their proposals and offer suggestions. This disaster affects us all and we have a right to safeguard our health and that of the planet from reckless or foolish measures.