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Tepco checking if “chain of nuclear fission has occurred again in melted fuel” at Reactor No. 2 after temperature rises sharply

Published: February 6th, 2012
By ENENews

Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: February 06, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported a spike in temperature in the No. 2 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Feb. 5, forcing it to increase the volume of cooling water there as a precautionary step.

TEPCO said cooling water may not have reached part of the fuel in the reactor’s pressure vessel while it switched to different piping for injecting water and changed the volume of water.

According to TEPCO, a thermometer at the bottom of the pressure vessel measured 71.7 degrees as of 4 p.m. Feb. 5, up from 52 degrees on Feb. 1.

Thermometer readings can sometimes be out by as much as 20 degrees. Therefore, a reading exceeding 80 degrees could mean that conditions for cold shutdown have been compromised.

Published: February 6th, 2012
By ENENews

I’m afraid gov’t will try its very best to hide numbers coming from Fukushima — No death rate data for areas near meltdown…

[b] Why is that?

CCTV host Margaret Harrington interviews Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education Corp regarding the triple meltdown in March 2011 at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. There were ample warnings that both TEPCO and Japan’s regulators ignored steps that would have prevented this tragedy. Throughout the world, nuclear oversight has been compromised by the revolving door and cozy relationship between the nuclear industry and the so-called nuclear regulators who promote nuclear power rather than regulate.

Published: February 6th, 2012
By ENENews

Steam/vapor rising from Fukushima reactor


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