Tepco “Algae can grow in the spent fuel pool without hydrazine”

Tepco is injecting “hydrazine” into the spent fuel pools of reactor1~4. Hydrazine is the highly toxic inorganic compound, used in various rocket fuels and to prepare the gas precursors used in air bags and also used within both nuclear and conventional electrical power plant steam cycles as an oxygen scavenger to control concentrations of dissolved oxygen in an effort to reduce corrosion.


On 9/30/2013, Tepco announced they inject it to the spent fuel pools not only to reduce corrosion but also to prevent bacteria and algae from generated in the pools.

The detailed sorts of the algae that can grow in the highly radioactive environment were not announced.





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Français :

Tepco : “Les algues peuvent se développer dans les piscines à combustibles sans hydrazine”


Tepco injecte de “l’hydrazine” dans les piscines à combustibles usagés des réacteurs 1 à 4. L’hydrazine est un composé hautement toxique non-organique utilisé dans divers combustibles de fusées et pour préparer les gaz propulseurs des airbags et aussi dans les cycles de vaporisation des centrales électriques conventionnelles et nucléaires en tant qu’absorbeur d’oxygène pour contrôler les concentrations d’oxygène dissous dans le but de réduire la corrosion.

Le 30 septembre 2013, Tepco annonce qu’ils en injectent dans les piscines à combustibles non seulement pour limiter la corrosion mais aussi pour empêcher les bactéries et les algues de coloniser les piscines.
La liste détaillée des algues capables de se développer dans un environnement aussi radioactif n’est pas communiquée.


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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.


September 2013