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Radioactive debris of Fukushima nuclear plant to start overflowing the storage by 2015, Tepco has no detailed plan

According to Tepco, they are going to run out of the storage for highly radioactive debris in Fukushima nuclear plant by 2015. Currently the volume of debris produced from decommissioning

Cover-ups Spent Fuel Pools

Tepco had subcontract workers manually wipe out the leaking oil by rag beside reactor3

On 5/18/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Remote-control heavy equipment leaked flammable oil on debris removal of reactor3, Tepco “Far enough from SFP” [URL]” According to Tepco, they had subcontract workers (Not

Spent Fuel Pools

Tepco to dismantle reactor1 cover to remove the spent fuel assemblies, “4 years to start removing the fuel”

  On 5/9/2013, Tepco announced they are going to dismantle reactor1 cover in mid 2013. Tepco cannot build the sarcophagus on Fukushima nuclear plant due to the spent fuel assemblies.


Extremely radioactive debris found on the top of reactor3 North side, Tepco “Safely moved to the South side”

On 5/4/2013, Tepco released the press release to announce they found the extremely radioactive debris on the top of reactor3. At this moment, English version of the report is not


[Express] “JP gov offered N. Marianas gov a huge economical support for the condition to accept disaster debris”

Introducing important Tweets as [Express] for simultaneous updates.   <Translate> It’s been a while to see Saipan governor in US since we met in the field research. He said, “North

Spent Fuel Pools

Debris stopping SFP of reactor3 from fully covered

According to Tepco, they “completed” the first phase of covering the spent fuel pool of reactor3. The crippled reactor3 had the spent fuel pool on the top exposed to the

Plant hazard Spent Fuel Pools

Tepco crane picked up the skimmer surge tank hatch by mistake during debris removal of reactor3

According to Tepco,Tepco mis-operated to have a crane pick up the hatch of skimmer surge tank of reactor3. On 4/18/2013, they were removing the debris caused by the explosion from

Spent Fuel Pools

[Where from?]1.4 billion Bq/Kg of Co-60 measured from debris attached to the new fuel in SFP4, “feels like grit”

According to Tepco, significantly high level of Co-60 was measured from the piece of debris taken from SFP4.   They measured 1,400,000,000 Bq/Kg of Co-60 (half-life 5.3 years). The surface


Mr. Yamamoto Taro’s mother moved abroad

Actor / activist, Yamamoto Taro tweeted his mother has been sick since Osaka started incinerating debris. (cf, [Express] Yamamoto Taro “Since Osaka started incinerating debris, my mother has been sick”

Spent Fuel Pools

Photos and videos of Tepco’s SFP investigation in reactor3

When Tepco was removing debris from around the SFP of reactor3 on 2/6/2013, they dropped 1.5 tones of the fuel handling machine mast into the pool. [URL 1]   The