Cold shutdown was a lie

Following up this article about the press conference of Prime Minister Noda

JP PM Noda asserted all the parts of the container vessels are cooler than 100℃ so they declared cold shutdown.

However, on 12/26/2011, Tepco announced they will drill into the container vessel to check the temperature of inside by using an endoscope.

Tepco admits melt through is happening at reactor 2 at least and reactor 3 uses MOX so they can not get close. This is why they try to check the temperature of the reactor 2, but it means they don’t know how hot it is actually.

They are planning to do it by mid January but they admit they won’t be able to see the melted fuel somewhere near the vessels.



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