NRA suggests Tepco to give up removing molten fuel from Fukushima plant

On 2/19/2016, Fuketa, a committee member of NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) visited Fukushima plant and commented it needs to be considered if it is the best option to remove the molten fuel or not. He also suggested to remove a part of molten fuel to solidify the rest.

He added it depends on the research result.

The government of Japan and Tepco had been planning to remove the molten fuel at least from Reactor 1, 2 and 3 however it has not even been known where the molten fuel is accumulated.



Français :

La NRA conseille à Tepco d’abandonner le retrait des combustibles fondus de la centrale de Fukushima


Le 19 février 2016, M. Fuketa, un membre du bureau de la NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), s’est rendu à la centrale de Fukushima et y a déclaré qu’on doit se demander si la meilleure solution est de retirer les combustibles fondus ou pas. Il a aussi conseillé d’enlever une partie des combustibles fondus pour solidifier le reste.

Il a ajouté que ça dépendait des résultats des recherches.
Le gouvernement japonais et Tepco prévoyaient d’au moins retirer les combustibles fondus des réacteurs 1, 2 et 3 mais on ne sait même pas où ils se sont accumulés.

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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.


February 2016