Tepco started transferring Reactor 5 fuel assemblies to SFP

On 4/21/2015, Tepco announced they would start transferring fuel assemblies from Reactor 5 to SFP (Spent Fuel Pool) of Reactor 5 on 4/22/2015.

Reactor 5 had 548 fuel assemblies in its reactor. These assemblies are going to be moved to SFP approx. in one month.

SFP 5 stored nearly 1,000 new and spent fuel assemblies. Tepco comments SFP 5 will still have 30% capacity.






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Tepco a commencé le transfert des assemblages de combustibles du réacteur 5 dans sa SFP
Le 21 avril 2015, Tepco annonce qu’ils devraient commencer le 22 avril 2015 le transfert des assemblages de combustibles du réacteur 5 dans sa SFP (Spent Fuel Pool = piscine à combustibles usagés).
Le réacteur 5 contient 548 assemblages de combustibles dans son réacteur. Ces assemblages devraient être déplacés dans la SFP sous environ un mois.
La SFP 5 engrange près de 1 000 assemblages neufs et usés. Tepco déclare que la SFP5 conservera après environ 30 % de sa capacité.


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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.


April 2015