Tepco had no manual for emergency

9/15, Tepco submitted their “emergency” manual at the request of House of Representatives.

However, 47 lines out of 50 lines were blacked out. (redacted heavily)

Tepco was required to submit it again without censorship. (Source)

On 11/16/2011, Tepco finally submitted the manual to Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency without black lines, which is about emergency case of reactor 1, 2 and 3 though only 10% of them have been published yet.

As a result, it turned out that they did not prepare anything for the case of when they lose all the power.

As “the highest level of security”, Japanese government is planning to export nuclear plants to Turkey, there is actually no manual for emergency case.


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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.


November 2011