Tepco to start fuel removal of reactor4 pool on 11/18/2013

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Tepco announced they plan to start the fuel removal of reactor4 pool on 11/18/2013.

Specifically, they will start it from sinking the cask in the pool but the exact time schedule was not announced.

They estimate one cycle (sinking the cask to the pool ~ setting the fuel in the common usage pool) would take 7~8 days.



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Français :

Tepco commencera le 18 novembre 2013 le retrait des combustibles de la piscine du réacteur 4
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Tepco annonce qu’ils prévoient de commencer le retrait des combustibles de la piscine du réacteur 4 le 18 novembre 2013.
Plus précisément, ils vont commencer par immerger le conteneur dans la piscine, l’heure exacte n’est pas précisée.
Ils estiment la durée d’un cycle (depuis l’immersion du conteneur dans la piscine du 4 jusqu’à l’installation du combustible dans la piscine commune) à 7 à 8 jours.


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  1. It is a matter of opinion, I suppose …

    Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), IMHO, is a mass-murderer, pathological-liar, world-destroyer, inept-manager, lousy-planner, walking-disaster, epidemic-creator, public-menace, Pied-Piper, and general-moron. However, (again IMHO) Uranium Cartel press flacks, such as Bonnie Malkin of the Telegraph, think that he has great wisdom to share.

    Once again IMHO, England is a tiny place and a nuclear-7 disaster would eliminate it.

    http www telegraph co uk/ (news/worldnews/asia/japan/10461452/Fukushima-meltdown-is-warning-to-the-world-says-nuclear-plant-operator) html

    “The British government recently stuck at deal with EDF Energy to build the first of a new generation of nuclear reactors in Somerset.”

  2. The ‘Nuclear Renaissance has fizzled

    If memory serves, MHI had some ‘stray-resonance-design-issues’, at a now defunct California NPP.

    http www star-telegram com/ (2013/11/08/5319304/luminant-suspends-efforts-to-expand) html

    Dallas-based Luminant Generation has told federal regulators that it will suspend its quest for a license to expand its Comanche Peak nuclear plant in Glen Rose, southwest of Fort Worth. “Luminant is suspending work” on adding two new reactors to Comanche Peak, Luminant said in a prepared statement. The plant currently has two reactors, and Luminant in 2006 announced plans to add two more. After gaining several steps toward obtaining a license for the plant from the NRC, work on the Comanche Peak project stalled as Luminant’s corporate parent, Energy Future Holdings, flirted with bankruptcy and as wholesale power prices in Texas remained low.

    Two Texas opponents of the Comanche Peak expansion said Friday that Luminant’s suspension “shows that the so-called nuclear renaissance has fizzled.” Karen Hadden, executive director of the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Coalition, said the delay “clears the way for safer, cleaner and more affordable renewable energy in Texas.” Tom “Smitty” Smith, director of Public Citizen’s Texas office, said, “It was long believed EFH was keeping these licenses alive because they would be valuable assets in bankruptcy. This stunning decision shows how little bankers on Wall Street value nuclear power.”

    The letter to the NRC, dated Thursday, said that “while Luminant preferred for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to continue” to pursue certification of its reactor, “that alternative does not appear viable.”

  3. http www dallasnews com/ (business/energy/20131108-expansion-of-comanche-peak-nuclear-power-plant-suspended) ece

    On Friday, Luminant, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, suspended its application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two new reactors at the plant. Its partner on the project, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, said it was focusing on getting its nuclear reactors in Japan back in operation.

    With the hydraulic fracturing boom bringing electricity prices to historic lows, the mood on nuclear power has soured. “Currently, it’s just not competitive with gas. Nuclear’s capital costs are so high you can’t win on it,” said Ross Baldick, an engineering professor at the University of Texas who studies electricity markets.

    The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is scheduled to shut down next year because of low electricity prices. NRG Energy had been working toward getting a license from the NRC to expand its South Texas Project nuclear facility outside Bay City on the expectation that power prices will one day rise. But last month the nuclear agency ruled that a deal with Japanese industrial giant Toshiba to fund the project through a loan violated U.S law prohibiting foreign control of nuclear power plants.

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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.


November 2013