Tepco to shield reactor1 pool coolant system against the damaged stack / Stopping cooling the pool for 11 days
Following up this article.. 1.9 mSv/h detected at 54 m above ground along the damaged stack [URL]
Tepco is going to install covers over the facilities to protect against the damaged stack. The stack is 120m tall and have the damages at 66m height from the ground. Even a bolt would cause a significant damage by falling to the neighboring facilities.
The coolant system of reactor1 spent fuel pool will be suspended for 11 days from 3/14/2014 due to the installation.
The stack has 8 damages and 5 parts are cut off, however Tepco cannot dismantle it. It is not known how to dismantle the stack either.
Related article.. [Damaged stack] Tepco “looking for” the way to dismantle / cover the stack for high level of radiation [URL 2]
Tepco va installer des protections au-dessus des équipements pour les protéger de la cheminée endommagée. La cheminée fait 120 m de haut et est endommagée à 66 m du sol. Même un boulon pourrait provoquer des dégâts importants en tombant sur les équipements à proximité.
Le système de refroidissement de la piscine à combustibles usagés du réacteur 1 va être arrêté pendant 11 jours à partir du 14 mars 2014 pour monter ces protections.
La cheminée est endommagée en 8 endroits et elle est coupée en 5, Tepco ne peut néanmoins pas la démolir. On ne sait pas comment la démonter non plus.
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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.