Fukushima: Water Level Drops at Units 1-3 + Updates

30 08 2012

Sharp drop in water at Fukushima Reactors No. 1-3 — “Below level regarded as necessary to keep fuel inside cool”

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Thursday that the amount of water injected into the crippled Nos. 1 to 3 reactors temporarily dropped below the level regarded as necessary to keep the fuel inside cool.

 Although the sharp drop in the water volume did not last long enough to push up the temperature of the reactor pressure vessels, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will investigate the cause of the incident because water injection is the “most important” system to ensure the stable condition of the reactors. . .  (more)


The LIVE CAM shows creepy steam at the plant. [at 12:45 pm.m. EST] We won’t even bother with a screengrab because this happening so often lately. – F.C.

UPDATE, Aug. 31

Tepco struggling to control the coolant system, “Adjusted the valves 7 times for 2 days”

Sept. 3 –   Water flow to Fukushima reactors dropped again

EX-SKF: #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Plankton and Rust May Be Clogging Up the Valves in Water Injection System, Says TEPCO

Sept. 4No prepositioned chemicals  in event water drains from fuel pool[!!!]

Sept. 8Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Video Inside the Buffer Tank Shows White Particles Floating in the Treated Water, Rust on the Bottom

Sept. 14Fukushima Worker – We don’t know what is really going on inside Reactors 1, 2 and 3

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One response

8 09 2012

Reblogged this on flying cuttlefish picayune and commented:

This is still unstable. New film inside unit 1 pool.

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