Reports are coming in from a variety of sources that the ground water situation is getting out of hand at Fukushima Daiichi. Some, including sources quoted by Wall Street Journal, are speculating that the saturation of the ground water could cause the reactor buildings to topple. A variety of solutions are being explored including the possibility of freezing the ground water around the reactor. CNN is today quoting a top nuclear regulatory official as saying the situation is an emergency. See the story.
Reuters is today quoting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as saying the situation at Fukushima Daiichi is “urgent” and that the government will get involved in addressing the situation. More at Reuters.ʻʻ