Fukushima Unit 1 New Torus Room Inspections

What are they doing?
TEPCO & Hitachi are apparently looking for damage to the vacuum breaker pipes that run in tandem above the downcomers to the torus inside unit 1. The handout before they did the actual work cited both the vacuum breakers and the location they found one leaking so they may have had other data that lead them to believe this was a problem.

Additional parts of the plan include using both the robots and the robot boat to look at penetration locations in the outer wall that faces the turbine building. They didn’t clarify why they were investigating those but it could be speculated they consider this a route of highly contaminated water or fuel debris to leave the building.
The new robots used to traverse the catwalk with telescoping camera arms were dropped in through a hole in the 1st floor down into the torus room. The location is …

Source: Fukushima Sub

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish washed ashore near Kemah, Galvestone Bay, Texas

Hundreds od thousands dead fish have washed ashore near the 146 bridge leading into the city of Kemah, Galveston Bay, Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said the dead fish began showing up last weekend and the most likely cause is oxygen depletion. By Wednesday, May 28th, almost all the fish have decomposed and officials said there are no plans to investigate the fish kill any further. Reduced oxygen levels are most commonly caused by factors such as drought, algae bloom, overpopulation, or a sustained increase in water temperature. This is not the first such report coming from Galveston Bay in recent years.Thousands of dead fish, most of them Gulf Menhaden, or shad fish, washed ashore along the Texas coast, from the C… »

Source: Solar News