Fire beside reactor1 and 2

Around at 10:59 of 10/19/2012, Tepco staff found weeds caught fire beside reactor1 and 2, where is called supervoltage switchyard.

The fire was extinguished by 11:12, the area of 20m×34m was burnt.

2012年10月19日10時29分ごろ 東電職員が 1号機と2号機超高圧開閉所周辺(屋外)の雑草より発火しているのを発見しました。

火は11時12分に消されましたが 20mx34mの範囲が 燃えました。

Weeds had fire beside reactor1 and 2


Weeds had fire beside reactor1 and 2 2


Source 1 2 3




Français :

Un incendie devant les réacteurs 1 et 2

Le 19 octobre 2012 vers 10:59, l’équipe de Tepco a trouvé des broussailles en feu à côté des réacteurs 1 et 2, là où se trouve le centre de répartition des super-voltages.

L’incendie a été éteint vers 11:12, une surface de 20×34 m a été brûlée.

Un incendie devant les réacteurs 1 et 2

Un incendie devant les réacteurs 1 et 2 2

Sources : 1 2 3

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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.


October 2012