The bottom of reactor 2 went near 50℃ again

Following up this article..Reactor 2 went over 100℃ again

Tepco asserted the heating gauge attached to the bottom of container vessel is broken on 2/16/2012, they decided to pick up one of the left 2 heating gauges.

However, even the “right” heating gauge has started betraying Tepco.

Since they started decreasing the water amount on 2/19, it’s been showing the temperature increasing like the top part of the container vessel.

Now it’s  49.5℃ at the moment of 17:00 2/23/2012.

The bottom of reactor 2 went near 50℃ again


The bottom of reactor 2 went near 50℃ again2


The other heating gauge is showing, 37.1℃, which is different from the other one by 12℃.

Tepco still hasn’t found out what is causing this temperature gap.


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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.


February 2012