Tepco “Filling reactors with water to remove fuel is technically difficult, need alternative way”

Tepco and Japanese government have been insisting it is possible to remove the molten nuclear fuel in the reactors filled with water.

However on 9/27/2013, Tepco stated it is technically difficult.

They are starting to give up the “water tomb” project to decommissioning Fukushima nuclear plant.

According to Tepco, they judged it is nearly impossible to fill PCV with water to the upper part. Tepco commented they need to find out alternative way to remove fuel.





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Français :

Tepco : “Noyer les réacteurs pour en retirer le combustible est techniquement difficile, il faut une autre méthode”


Tepco et le gouvernement japonais ont insisté à dire qu’il est possible de retirer les combustibles fondus dans des réacteurs noyés sous l’eau.

Maintenant, ce 27 septembre 2013, Tepco affirme que c’est techniquement difficile.
Ils commencent à abandonner le projet de “tombeau aquatique” du démantèlement de la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima.
Selon Tepco, ils ont réalisé qu’il est pratiquement impossible de remplir la PCV (enceinte primaire) par en haut. Tepco déclare qu’ils doivent trouver une autre méthode pour retirer ce combustible.


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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