Smoke from the common spent fuel

Around 10:45 of 1/24/2013, the fire alarm detected smoke on the basement floor of common spent fuel.

It was the white smoke coming up from the power cable put on the floor. They plugged out to stop the smoke.

Tepco comments there is no damage to out of the site.


Related article..Black smoke from the chimney of common spent fuel pool on 1/7/2013 [Link]



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Fumée à la piscine à combustibles commune

Le 24 janvier 2013 vers 10:45, l’alarme incendie a détecté de la fumée au rez-de-chaussée de la piscine à combustibles commune.
C’était une fumée blanche sortant d’un câble électrique posé au sol. Ils l’ont débranché pour arrêter la fumée.
Tepco dit qu’il n’y a pas eu de dégâts en dehors du lieu.

Article lié : Le 7 janvier 2013, de la fumée noire sort de la cheminée de la piscine commune à combustibles [Lien]

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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