Reactor4 pool had a crane trouble / Crane stopped for unknown reason

A crane stopped in reactor4 spent fuel pool. The crane is installed on the ceiling of the reactor building.


While Tepco was preparing to transfer the on-premises transportation container, the fault light was turned on and the crane became unable to move.

Tepco states the crane wasn’t lifting the container when it was stopped, and also no abnormality was observed in plant parameter.


The cause hasn’t been identified.



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 :

Problème de grue à la piscine du réacteur 4 : Elle s’est bloquée sans raison connue


A la piscine à combustibles usagés du réacteur 4 la grue s’est bloquée. Elle est installée sur le plafond du bâtiment du réacteur.

La lumière d’erreur s’est allumée et la grue s’est immobilisée au moment où Tepco se préparait à transférer le conteneur de transport sur place.
Tepco affirme que la grue n’était pas en train de soulever le conteneur au moment de la panne et qu’aucune anomalie n’a été constatée dans les paramètres de la centrale.

La cause de la panne n’est pas établie.

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