Tepco completed removing 20 t debris from SFP 3

Following up this article.. Tepco to start removing the largest debris from Reactor 3 pool / Worker “The most dangerous process” [URL]


Tepco announced they completed removing the fuel handling machine around 13:30 of 8/2/2015 (JST).

It originally weighs 35 t, so Tepco cut it into 20 t piece in the pool water.

Two large cranes were remotely operated to remove this debris. In case of oil leakage from the debris, they stopped the coolant system of SFP 3 (Spent Fuel Pool of Reactor 3) for 12 hours.




Français :

Tepco a terminé le retrait de 20 t de gravas de la SFP3


Article lié : Tepco va commencer le retrait des plus gros gravas de la piscine du réacteur 3 / Un travailleur : “Le travail le plus dangereux”

Tepco déclare qu’ils ont terminé le retrait de la grue de manipulation des combustibles ce 2 août 2015 vers 13:30 (JST).
Elle pesait 35 t au départ, Tepco l’a sectionnée en deux morceaux de 20 t dans l’eau de la piscine.
Deux grandes grues télécommandées ont été utilisées pour retirer ce gravas. lls avaient arrêté le système de refroidissement de la SFP3 (piscine à combustibles usagés du réacteur 3) par précaution au cas où il y aurait eu des fuites d’huile des gravas.

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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.


August 2015