Tepco to scan Reactor 2 with Muon again after Nagoya uni already confirmed nothing remaining

Photo : Muon detecting system installed for Reactor 2. 3/16/2016.


Following up this article.. Nagoya Uni “Significantly small amount of fuel remaining in Reactor 2″ / No announcement about underground [URL]


On 3/17/2016, Tepco announced they are going to start scanning Reactor 2 with Muon detecting system from the end of March.

Reactor 2 was already scanned by Nagoya University to confirm the possible remaining fuel is significantly small compared to Reactor 5, which was officially reported last March.

It is not clear why Tepco has to implement the same investigation again, and none of the media has questioned it as long as Fukushima Diary researched.

Tepco comments the investigation would take several months.







Français :

Tepco re-sonde le réacteur 2 aux muons après que l’univ de Nagoya ait confirmé qu’il ne reste plus rien


Photo : Système de détection de muons installé au réacteur 2, du 16 mars 2016.

Article lié : Univ. de Nagoya : “Il reste très peu de combustible dans le réacteur 2″ / aucun état du sous-sol publié


Le 17 mars 2016, Tepco déclare qu’ils vont commencer dès la fin mars un sondage du réacteur 2 avec un système détecteur de muons.

Le réacteur 2 a déjà été sondé par l’Université de Nagoya, leur recherche des restes de combustible avait confirmé qu’il en reste vraiment très peu comparé au réacteur 5. Ces résultats ont été officiellement publiés en mars de l’an dernier.
On ne sait pas pourquoi Tepco doit procéder à la même recherche et, pour ce que le Fukushima Diary a pu trouver, aucun organe de presse n’a posé la question.
Tepco déclare que ce sondage devrait prendre plusieurs mois.


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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.


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