Debris removal from reactor3 pool in 4 months delay due to the continuous troubles

Debris removal from reactor3 pool is in 4 months delay, Tepco reported to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) this February.

Tepco is in the process to remove debris from around the spent fuel pool of reactor3.

However due to the extremely high level of radiation, it is being behind the schedule.

In the press conference of 3/17/2014, Tepco stated it may be because they suspended the removal when they found the workers severely contaminated possibly due to the emission from reactor3, where is over 500m away from the workers. They also stopped removing when they observed the “steam” coming up from the top of the building last summer. They also had to stop operation when the crane was significantly damaged, which the reason has not been identified yet.



Downplay it in the beginning, and quietly add more information so nobody notices it. All for not letting the cattle escape. This is their strategy.


Français :

4 mois de retard dans le retrait des gravas de la SFP3 à cause des problèmes continuels


En février dernier, Tepco disait à la NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority)  que le retrait des gravas de la piscine du réacteur 3 (SFP3) avait pris 4 mois de retard.

Tepco est en train de retirer les gravas de la piscine à combustibles usagés du réacteur 3.

Cependant, à cause de la très grande radioactivité des lieux, ils sont en retard sur le programme.
Au cours de la conférence de presse du 1er mars 2014, Tepco a affirmé que c’est sans doute parce qu’ils avaient interrompu le nettoyage après avoir découvert que les travailleurs avaient gravement été irradiés par les émissions du réacteur 3 qui est pourtant à plus de 500 m d’eux. Ils l’avaient également interrompu l’été dernier au moment où ils observaient la ‘vapeur” sortant du haut du réacteur. Ils avaient encore du l’interrompre en constatant que la grue était gravement endommagée, pour une raison qui n’est toujours pas établie aujourd’hui.

Le minimiser au début et ajouter tranquillement de nouvelles information pour que personne ne le remarque. Tout pour que le troupeau ne s’échappe pas. C’est leur stratégie.

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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.


March 2014