Tepco can’t investigate the state of fuel assemblies of SFP3 due to the stirred water by the dropped mast

On 2/8/2013, Fukushima Diary reported Tepco dropped the fuel handling machine mast (1.5 tones) into SFP of reactor3 when they were removing the debris. [URL]

According to NHK, Tepco cannot investigate inside of the pool to check if the fuel assemblies were damaged or not because the pool water was stirred up by the dropped mast.






Français :

Tepco ne peut pas examiner l’état des assemblages de la SFP3 à cause de la turbidité de l’eau provoquée par la chute du mât qu’ils y ont fait tomber


Le 8 février 2013, le Fukushima Diary rapportait que Tepco avait fait tomber le bras (1,5 tonnes) de la machine à manipuler les barres de combustible dans la SFP du réacteur 3 alors qu’ils en retiraient les débris. (SFP = piscine des combustibles usagés)

Selon NHK, Tepco ne peut pas examiner le contenu de cette piscine pour y contrôler l’état des assemblages parce que l’eau de la piscine est trouble depuis que ce bras y est tombé.

Source : http://www.nhk.or.jp/lnews/fukushima/6055396011.html?t=1360489747653

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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.


February 2013