Actual Fukushima workers Happy11311 and TS were talking about the risk to take out the rest of fuel assemblies from SFP4 on Twitter.
What do you think about the risks to make it difficult to take out the rest of fuel assemblies, such as disfigured rack by explosion or corrosion of channel box etc..
There are various risks but disfigured rack or sticking can be managed. The biggest risk is corrosion. The worst senario is fuel assemblies are released from channel box to have channel fastener taken off because of corrosion. There is no contingency plan for it at this moment.
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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.