Tepco secretly increased the water amount to inject to reactor2.
Having the heating gauge indicate extreme temperature, Tepco and NISA has been suspecting the gauge was out of order.
On 2/18/2012, Tepco officially abandoned the gauge and decided to pick up another one, which is located at 135° far from the first one. It’s indicating about 30℃.
However, Tepco increased the water amount to inject on 2/15, and still haven’t decreased the water amount.
According to their plant parameter data, they were injecting 17.5 tones / h of water until 12:00 2/15, but the data of 6:00 2/16 tells they inject 17.6 tones /h, which was increased by 0.1 tone / h.
No explanation is given from Tepco and the data of 12:00 2/18 tells they are still injecting 17.6 tones /h.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.