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Tepco contacted molten fuel in Reactor 2 yet 98 percent unknown

On 2/14/2019, Tepco announced they managed to contact the molten nuclear fuel on the bottom of the Primary Containment Vessel of Reactor 2. The research was implemented on 2/13/2019. No

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Mass media reported Reactor 2 has almost no fuel inside / 6 months later than the first academic report

Following up this article.. Nagoya Uni “Significantly small amount of fuel remaining in Reactor 2″ / No announcement about underground [URL]   The mass media in Japan such as NHK reported

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Tepco plans to manually repair access hole to the inside of Reactor 1

On 9/24/2015, Tepco announced they are going to start the investigation on Reactor 1. In order to evaluate the feasibility of manual repair of the access holes to the inside

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Tepco announced to postpone fuel removal from SFP of Reactor 1 – 3 up to over 3 years

On 6/12/2015, Tepco announced they are going to postpone fuel removal from SFP (Spent Fuel Pool) of Reactor 1 – 3. From their revised plan, the fuel removal from SFP

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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

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Nagoya Uni “Significantly small amount of fuel remaining in Reactor 2” / No announcement about underground

Related to this article.. IRID SAW no fuel or water remaining in reactor core of Reactor 1 [URL]   On 3/20/2015, Nagoya University announced they SAW the remaining nuclear fuel in

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IRID SAW no fuel or water remaining in reactor core of Reactor 1

Following up this article.. Tepco to start “scanning” inside of Reactor 1 in early February by using muon [URL]   IRID (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning) and High Energy Accelerator Research

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Coolant system of Reactor 2 pool stopped / “Someone turned off a related switch”

On 11/27/2014, coolant system of Reactor 2 pool suddenly stopped, according to Tepco. Approx. 5 hours later, Tepco managed to reboot the system. Pool water temperature was 16.7 ℃ when

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Tepco postponed removing molten fuel from Reactor 1 until 2025

Photo : Reactor 1 before covering. Taken on 4/14/2011.   Following up this article.. Tepco accidentally destroyed a part of Reactor 1 cover at dismantling preparation [URL]   On 10/30/2014,

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Molten fuel might be out of concrete base to directly damage primary containment vessel of Reactor 1

Photo : Reactor 1 taken on 4/15/2011     Molten fuel might be already outside of the concrete base and damaging the vulnerable part of PCV (Primary Containment Vessel) in