[Fuel removal of reactor4 pool] Tepco released the debris map of SFP4 -Complete mess
Tepco plans to start fuel removal of reactor4 spent fuel pool from mid November.
On 8/26/2013, Tepco released the debris map of SFP4 but it looks extremely difficult to remove the assemblies.
Even as long as announced, deck plate of 10m long (200kg), steps for cart of 2m×1m (200kg), stage plank of 1.5m (10kg) and countless numbers of the pieces of concrete debris are on the fuel assemblies.
Tepco states all the debris removal will be operated by human workers.
↓ The colored pieces are all debris to be removed.
Tepco prévoie de s’attaquer au retrait des combustibles de la piscine à combustibles usagés (=SFP) du réacteur 4 à partir de mi-novembre.
Le 26 août 2013, Tepco publie la carte des décombres de la SFP4 mais il semble extrêmement difficile de retirer les assemblages.
Reposant sur eux, on a entre autres une plaque de pont de 10 m de long (200 kg), un morceau d’échelle de 2 m × 1 m (200 kg), un bout de plancher de l’étage de 1,5 m (10 kg) et d’innombrables gravas en béton.
Tepco affirme que le retrait de tous les gravas sera effectué par des travailleurs humains.
↓ Les parties colorées sont les décombres à retirer.
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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.