[Leaned crane] Tepco “A third person possibly touched the joint part intentionally”

Following up this article..Leaned crane was brand new to be in operation in Fukushima plant [URL]


On 9/24/2013, Tepco announced they assume the accident was caused by the trouble in the joint part to release the drum lock.

As to the reason of the joint part trouble, Tepco mentioned the possibility of “a third party” to have touched the joint part.


The crane had the annual inspection only 3 weeks before the accident. Also, the maker states the part doesn’t have the type of the trouble usually. The crane wasn’t in the operation that may have damaged the joint part with excessive vibration.


Tepco didn’t announce further details about the possible third person.





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Français :

[Grue couchée] Tepco : “Une tierce-partie a sans doute intentionnellement modifié la partie jointive”


Article lié : La grue qui s’était effondrée était neuve quand elle a été déployée dans la centrale de Fukushima il y a 2 ans

le 24 septembre 2013, Tepco déclare qu’ils supposent que l’accident a été provoqué par une faiblesse dans la partie jointive qui libère le verrouillage du tambour.
Tepco a mentionné la possibilité qu’une “tierce partie” ait pu modifier la partie jointive pour expliquer le dysfonctionnement.

La grue avait reçu son inspection annuelle 3 semaines seulement avant l’accident. Le constructeur affirme aussi que cette partie n’a habituellement pas ce type de problème. La grue n’était pas en train d’effectuer une opération qui aurait pu endommager cette partie avec des vibrations excessives.

Tepco ne donne aucun détail sur cette possible tierce partie.


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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.


September 2013