[Unanticipated] Tepco failed in investigating the torus room of reactor2 “Different from the map”
From 1/27 to 1/28/2013, Tepco opened a hole (Diameter 300) on the top of the torus room of reactor2.
The purpose was to investigate inside of the torus room with thermometer, dosimeter and camera for potential fractured fuel.
However, they failed inserting the equipment because of the pipes and grating that were not expected to be there.
Tepco comments there shouldn’t have been the pipes and grating at that point, according to the map.
Tepco does not even understand the exact details of Fukushima nuclear plant.
[Imprévu] Tepco a échoué dans son exploration de la salle du tore du réacteur 2 : “C’est pas comme sur le plan”
Les 27 et 28 janvier 2013, Tepco a ouvert un trou (diamètre 300) au sommet de la salle du tore du réacteur 2.
Le but était d’en explorer l’intérieur avec des thermomètres, dosimètres et une camera, à la recherche de combustible cassé.
This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.