“Reactor 3 fuel is assumed to have melted concrete base up to 26cm to the wall of primary vessel.”

August 08, 2014 at 05:26PM

Tepco has just admitted the most part of reactor 3 fuel melted out of RPV. From their latest simulation, the fuel penetrated into the concrete base by 1.2m and it is 26~68 cm to the wall of PCV.

(This article was posted from Iori’s mobile device to prioritize the speed of informing more than accuracy. It will be followed up by the main part of Fukushima Diary shortly. I hope you to follow this for reference.)

You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


Français :

Le combustible fondu du réacteur 3 est supposé avoir fondu l’embase en béton sur jusqu’à 26 cm du mur de l’enceinte primaire
8 août 2014 à 17:26


Tepco vient juste de reconnaître que l’essentiel du combustible fondu du réacteur 3 s’est écoulée en dehors de l’enceinte principale du réacteur (RPV). Selon leurs dernières simulations, le combustible s’est enfoncé dans la base de béton sur 1,20 m et de 26  à 68 cm dans les murs de l’enceint primaire de confinement (PCV).

(cet article a été publié via le mobile de Iori pour privilégier la vitesse d’information plus que sa précision. Ce sera bientôt suivi par un article dans la section principale du Fukushima Diary. J’espère que vous suivrez ceci pour vous y référer.)

Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

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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.


August 2014