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Minamisoma blogger “The heating gauge is not broken at reactor2”

The Minamisoma blogger wrote about reactor 2. She comments reactor2 is actually being heated. <Quote> いま、 「 作業員 さん 」 と 「 (元)作業員 さん 」 に、電話で確認をした。 Now I talked on the phone with

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Heating gauge was lost

In the press conference of 2/13 PM, Tepco announced they lost the heating gauge of reactor 2. Reactor 2 marked 93.7℃ at 2/13/2012 11:00, but it went to 276.4℃ at

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Fukushima local gov requested Tepco to update every 1 hour

Though NISA suggested it was just broken heating gauge, Fukushima local government required Tepco to inform them of the temperature of the reactor every one hour. They also requested Tepco

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90℃ in reactor2. Emergency press conference of NISA [Live]

Reactor2 marked 90℃. NISA held  an emergency press conference at 19:00 in JST. They even skipped emergency mail to journalists. NISA is still suspecting it’s because the heating gauge is

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82℃ in reactor2 → change the definition of cold shutdown

Video streaming by Ustream Reactor 2 marked 82℃. Tepco increased water amount by 1 tone on 2/11/2012, but increased it by additional 3 tones. Currently, they inject 17.6 tones /h

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78℃ in reactor2

A Japanese freelance journalist tweeted this below. If it’s true, it’s only 2℃ left. She has been one of the most trustworthy source to me. You can read it as

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74.9℃ in reactor2

Following up this article ..After all, nothing is improved Reactor2 marked the highest temperature in February. It’s only 5.1℃ to warn local governments around the Fukushima plants. It was 71.3℃

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After all, nothing is improved

Reactor 2 has become over 71℃ again. The temperature of reactor 2 marked 73.3℃ on 2/6/2012. Tepco increased the water amount to inject to 13.5 tones/h on 2/7/2012. As a

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The water level is lower than the heating gauge

  Tepco is still struggling to cool down reactor 2, but actual workers are concerned it may damage the water purifying system. The temperature went down to 66.0℃ at 11:00

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Tepco is struggling with reactor 2

Source Tepco is stil struggling with cooling reactor2. On 2/8/2012, the bottom of the reactor is 65.4℃. It decreased by 3℃ since yesterday, but still it remains high. Other two