From the video of endoscope, SUS pipes were not so corroded but carbon pipes have gone so corroded. We are supposed to start taking out the fuel debris in 10 years from now but I bet it does not last so long.
The coating of the PCV wall is also being ripped off and the wall itself is very corroded though it’s better spec than system7. It must have been such a heat. Hatch of the operation control or airlock are even thinner so I’m worried about that too. I suppose rubber packing is also damaged..
I think some flange parts are opened in the upper part of reactor or grand parts of valve or bonnet are leaking water. There are a lot of the things I can’t figure out about reactor 2. For me, the explosion of the pipes of reactor 2 is a mystery too..
Tepco started endoscope operation from reactor 2 because it is the least damaged, but the worker tells even reactor 2 will not last until they take out fuel debris in 10 years from now. Also, he thinks the water dripping from the above is too much for evaporated water, there must be some open part because of damaged valve or bonnet.
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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.