The water level is lower than the heating gauge


Tepco is still struggling to cool down reactor 2, but actual workers are concerned it may damage the water purifying system.

The temperature went down to 66.0℃ at 11:00 2/8/2012, but it increased again.
Tepco increased the water to inject from 13.2m3/h to 13.6m3/h at 9:47 2/9/2012.

02/08 05:00 : 66.7℃
02/08 11:00 : 66.0℃
02/09 05:00 : 67.9℃ (Source)

Actual Fukushima worker Happy20790 tweets,
2号機もなかなか温度下がってくれないなぁ…。このままの注水量だと来週くらいに汚染水処理システムの何処かで不具合出るような気がするんだけど…。 Source

It’s taking time to cool down reactor2. If they keep injecting water at this level, probably the contaminated water purifying system will have troubles next week.
In reactor 2, there are 3 heating gauges and 2 are still showing 40℃.
The temperature gap of 30℃ is not modified though they are on the same level. It can’t happen if they are all in water. It is logical to think that the water level is lower than the 3 heating gauges at the bottom of container vessel.



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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.


February 2012