Tepco abandoned another heating gauge of reactor 2


Tepco abandoned another heating gauge to judge it’s out of order again.
In February, Tepco asserted one of the heating gauges went out of order to indicate increasing temperature of reactor 2. They decided to use the rest of the 5 gauges.
However, from 3/1 to 3/2, one the the five heating gauges indicated increasing temperature again. At 23:00 3/2, it showed 58.5℃, which is higher than other gauges by 13 ~ 18 ℃. They abandoned that one.

Additionally, the heating gauge of reactor 3 has also been showing the increasing temperature since 6:00 2/17. At 6:00 2/17, it was 48.6℃ but it’s 53.7℃ at 12:00 3/3. This gauge hasn’t been abandoned yet.

Tepco abandoned another heating gauge of reactor 2

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先月、温度計の異常があった福島第一原発2号機で、新たに1台の温度計が上昇傾向を示し、「東京電力」は信頼性が薄いとして、監視対象から外したと発表した。  福島第一原発2号機は先月、原子炉圧力容器の底の温度を測る6つの温度計のうち、1つが異常な数値を示し、故障と断定、残る5つの温度計で監視を続けていた。  しかし、1日から2日にかけて、このうちの1つが上昇傾向を示し、2日午後11時に58.5℃と、他の温度計より13~18℃高い値を示したため、信頼性が薄いとして監視の対象から除外した。
[ 3/3 13:49 NEWS24]

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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.


March 2012