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.
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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.