Tepco “Almost completed transferring spent fuel from Reactor 4 pool”

On 10/19/2014, Tepco announced that they have already completed transferring 1,320 of 1331 spent fuel assemblies from Reactor 4 pool.

The rest of 11 spent fuel assemblies to include 3 damaged assemblies are to be transferred with the next lot planned by the end of November.


Still 180 of 202 new fuel assemblies are remaining in the pool, but Tepco announces the radiation level is low enough for human worker to manually handle.

So far, they have transferred the casks for 61 times.






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Tepco : “Le transfert des combustibles de la piscine du réacteur 4 est pratiquement terminé”


Le 19 octobre 2014, Tepco annonce qu’ils ont pratiquement terminé le transfert de 1 320 des 1 331 assemblages de combustibles usagés de la piscine du réacteur 4.
Le reste, 11 assemblages de combustibles usagés dont 3 endommagés, seront transférés dans le prochain lot prévu pour la fin de novembre.

Il reste toujours 180 des 202 assemblages de combustibles neufs dans la piscine et Tepco annonce que le niveau de radioactivité est assez bas pour que des travailleurs humains puissent les manœuvrer “manuellement”.
Pour l’instant ils ont utilisé les conteneurs de transfert 61 fois.


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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.


October 2014