There is new MOX in SFP of reactor 3

Reactor 3 is known to be more risky than other reactors because it uses MOX.
However, there is un-used MOX in the SFP of reactor as well.

In May of 2010, The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency made this report below to confirm the new MOX fuel is still available.

1. はじめに
福島第一原子力発電所 3 号機の使用済燃料プールにおいて現在保管している
MOX 新燃料(ベルゴニュークリア社/FBFC インターナショナル社製造)は,平成 11
年 9 月 27 日の発電所搬入後,10 年以上の長期に亘り水中にて保管されてきた(経緯
本報告書は,当該 MOX 新燃料の健全性を確認するために実施した評価結果及び

1. Beginning
MOX fuel (made by belgonucleaire and FBFC international) has been stocked in SFP of reactor 3 for longer than 10 years, since it was carried in 9/27/1999.
This report is to file the assessment and test results to prove the MOX fuel is still available.

There is new MOX in SFP of reactor 3


6. まとめ
3.~5.のとおり,福島第一原子力発電所 3 号機の使用済燃料プールに保管している
MOX 新燃料が健全に使用できる状態であることを確認した。
6. Conclusion
From the article 3~5, we confirmed the new MOX fuel stocked in the SFP of reactor 3 is still available.


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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