Le 4 août 2015, Tepco annonce qu’ils ont trouvé 4 assemblages de combustible déformés dans la SFP 3 (Spent Fuel Pool Reactor 3 = piscine à combustibles usagés du réacteur 3).
Ces assemblages étaient sous les 20 t de gravas retirés. Tepco les a examinés avec une caméra amphibie.
Les parties déformées sont les poignées de saisie du haut des assemblages. Il sera plus difficile de retirer ces assemblages.
Il n’est pas encore précisé comment Tepco va retirer les assemblages de combustible de la SFP 3.
Dans ces photos publiées, la piscine est bleue.
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.