Tepco “Molten fuel may be in various parts of reactor, takes up to 35 years to remove, international help is needed”
On 2/21/2013, Tepco released their report that was submitted to IEM held by IAEA from 1/27 to 2/1/2013.
In this report, Tepco admitted, they cannot deny the possibility that molten fuel debris were scattered to recirculation pipes, suppression chamber or torus room.
(cf, [Column] 3 facts to support the hypothesis that fractured nuclear fuel is in individual stages of nuclear reaction [URL 1])
They estimate the defueling process takes up to 10 years to start and up to 25 years to complete.
In the end report, they are asking for the international advice and counsel.
Ils estiment que le processus de retrait du combustible pourrait prendre jusqu’à 10 ans pour commencer et jusqu’à 25 ans pour se terminer.
A la fin du rapport, ils en appellent à des conseils et avis internationaux.
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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.