Having ignored the increasing heat indicated, Tepco cancelled measuring radiation level of reactor2

Having 2 thermometers indicate rapidly increasing temperature, Tepco labelled them as “broken” for unidentified reason. [Link]

However, on 1/8/2013, Tepco cancelled the measurement of radiation level in reactor2 according to their press release.

H25/1/8 2号機オペレーションフロアのブローアウトパネル開口部から、γカメラを用いて、放出される放射線の計測を
On 1/8/2013, Tepco planned to measure the radiation level coming out from the blow out panel on the operation floor in reactor2 by γ camera. However, because the malfunction was found in camera, measuring task was cancelled. Tepco plans to investigate the reason.




Français :

Après avoir ignoré l’augmentation de température indiquée, Tepco “annule” la surveillance de la radioactivité du réacteur 2

Ayant vu 2 thermomètres indiquer une montée rapide de la température, Tepco les a qualifiés de “cassés” sans explication. [Lien]

Suite à quoi, ce 8 janvier 2013, Tepco arrête de mesurer le niveau de radioactivité dans le réacteur 2, selon leur communiqué de presse.

H25/1/8 2号機オペレーションフロアのブローアウトパネル開口部から、γカメラを用いて、放出される放射線の計測を
Le 8 janvier 2013, Tepco avait prévu de mesurer avec une caméra le niveau de radioactivité sortant du panneau éclaté au sol du niveau opérationnel du réacteur 2 . Toutefois, à cause d’un dysfonctionnement de la caméra, la tâche de mesurage a été annulée. Tepco prévoit d’en rechercher la raison.


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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.


January 2013