Tepco, “The reason why a lot of thermometers are broken in reactor2 is its individuality”

2 thermometers were indicating the rapid increase of the temperature in reactor2, but Tepco labelled them as “broken”.

(cf, Having ignored the increasing heat indicated, Tepco cancelled measuring radiation level of reactor2 [Link])

In the press conference of 1/9/2013, Tepco commented the reason why a lot of thermometers get broken only in reactor2 is its individuality.

Tepco’s spokesman stated, the temperature was higher in reactor1 just after 311, but it is not as it was originally designed how the injected water flows inside of the reactor. It’s not clear why only reactor2 has the thermometers disordered but it is considered to be the individuality of reactor2.


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Français :

Tepco : “La raison pour laquelle beaucoup de thermomètres sont cassés dans le réacteur 2 lui est spécifique”

2 thermomètres indiquaient une montée rapide de la température dans le réacteur 2 mais Tepco les a qualifiés de “cassés”.
(cf. Après avoir ignoré l’augmentation de température indiquée, Tepco “annule” la surveillance de la radioactivité du réacteur 2 [Lien])

Au cours de la conférence de presse du 9 janvier 2013, Tepco a dit que la raison pour laquelle beaucoup de thermomètres sont cassés seulement dans le réacteur 2 lui est spécifique.

Le porte-parole de Tepco affirme : “La température était plus haute dans le réacteur 1 après le 11-3 mais ce n’est pas comme c’était conçu au départ, comment l’eau injectée s’écoule dans le réacteur. Il n’est pas clair de savoir pourquoi seulement les thermomètres du réacteur 2 sont hors d’usage mais on considère que c’est spécifique au réacteur 2”.

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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