Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fukushima nuclear disaster updates - Weekend thread for November 23 - 24 , 2013 .... Fuel rod removal items , historical radiation release items , debris and radiation contamination items .........

Fukushima Diary.....


[Photo] Brown material released from fuel assembly taken out of the container

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[Photo] Brown material released from fuel assembly taken out of the container
Following up this article.. [Video] Reactor4 pool fuel restored in common pool [URL]

The video captured the brown material released from the bottom of fuel assembly. It is when the assembly was taken out of the on-premises transportation container.
No explanation was made about what the material is.

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[Video] Reactor4 pool fuel restored in common pool

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Following up this article.. [Video] Fuel container transferred to common pool on 11/21/2013[URL]

Tepco finished transferring the first 22 assemblies of new fuel from reactor4 pool to common pool on 11/22/2013.
The video, released on 11/22/2013, includes when they take out the fuel from the container to when they restore it to the common pool.




[Video] Fuel container transferred to common pool on 11/21/2013

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Following up this article.. [Video] Underwater camera caught fuel removal from reactor4 pool[URL]

On 11/21/2013, Tepco finished transferring the first fuel container to common pool.
The video was released on the same day.







Energy News......



Source: First try to remove spent fuel from Unit 4 could be next week — Nuclear Engineer: Everyone’s nervous about pulling out used rods that are corroding; Will zircoloy tubes break and spill fuel pellets, leading to a criticality? (AUDIO)

Die-offs of mammals, birds, reptiles in Western U.S. — “So many diseases afflicting such a wide variety of animals” — Names out of sci-fi thriller: hemorrhagic disease, sylvatic plague — Studies now underway to find out why (VIDEO)



Watch: Underwater close-up of fuel assembly pulled from rack at Fukushima Unit 4 — Debris seen floating inside pool (VIDEOS)

Tepco Adviser: 925 quadrillion Bq of contaminated water from trying to cool melted Fukushima cores in first few months after 3/11 — TV: “Tepco has no idea where the fuel is” (VIDEO)

Sailors in Hawaii being asked to monitor Fukushima plumes — TV: New type of debris washing up on islands, “Really looks different… it’s more current driven” — Study: Japan nuclear contamination moving same speed as current (VIDEO)

Tepco Adviser: Wait until Alaska salmon is found with Fukushima contamination, it’s only a matter of time — US Gov’t Report: “Radiation hot spots may occur… radioactive contaminants could remain a valid concern for years” (VIDEO)

Nuclear Engineer: New cover on Unit 4 can trap hydrogen gas during criticality in fuel pool — Blast would be close to a nuclear explosion, from a practical standpoint (AUDIO)

“A very alarmingly high number” — Magazine: Fukushima released up to 100,000 times more cesium-137 in surface ocean waters than Chernobyl or nuclear weapons testing (PHOTO)

Nuclear Engineer: Every expert I talked to this week is very concerned about a criticality event during fuel removal at Unit 4 — “There’s good potential for a criticality” (AUDIO)




Simply Info.....



Poor TEPCO! Upset That News Media Reported Fuel Cask Transfer

Poor TEPCO! Upset That News Media Reported Fuel Cask Transfer
TEPCO sent out this press release today complaining about the press, for reporting news. Kyodo News and possibly others flew helicopters over Fukushima Daiichi during the fuel cask transfer process. This took place Thursday when the first cask of fuel from unit 4′s spent fuel pool was moved to the common pool building for unloading. The media has flown helicopter flights over the plant repeatedly to give the public a view of what is going … Read entire article »

New Analysis Shows Unit 1 Meltdown More Severe Than Admitted

New Analysis Shows Unit 1 Meltdown More Severe Than Admitted
“Computer simulations show the melted fuel in Unit 1, whose core damage was the most extensive, has breached the bottom of the primary containment vessel and even partially eaten into its concrete foundation, coming within about 30 centimeters (one foot) of leaking into the ground.” This is a recent statement out of Hajimu Yamana, the president of IRID. IRID is the new … Read entire article »





TEPCO Fails To Release Portion Of Unit 1 Torus Inspection

TEPCO Fails To Release Portion Of Unit 1 Torus Inspection
TEPCO recently released videos and reports of their work in the unit 1 torus room. The work was split into two days with one half being investigated one day and the remaining half the second day. TEPCO reports that this work was successfully completed. The video and handouts show day one’s work on downcomer sections 1-4. Day two covered sections … Read entire article »