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Tepco: 91.2°C at Reactor No. 2 — Reporter suspicious of instrument failure claim since it’s steadily rising in small increments

Tepco Press Handout 福島第一原子力発電所2号機 原子炉圧力容器下部(底部ヘッド上部)温度(参考値), Feb 13, 2012:

Via EX-SKF:

Q: The steady rise of temperature like this doesn’t seem like instrument failure. A: We want to investigate whether such “failure” is possible where the temperature rises in small increments. 

. . . → Read More: Tepco: 91.2°C at Reactor No. 2 — Reporter suspicious of instrument failure claim since it’s steadily rising in small increments

Mystery: Radioactive black substance reported 25km from Fukushima — Latest measurement over 95 µSv/h — Strong alpha emitter detected (PHOTOS)

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SOURCE: ameba.jp

Paraphrased translation provided by N.K., a concerned citizen in Japan

What follows is a summary of a series blog posts about mysterious radioactive black materials found in and around Minami-Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, about 25km from the plant.

Black materials looking like sand or powder were found in the Haramachi-ku area . . . → Read More: Mystery: Radioactive black substance reported 25km from Fukushima — Latest measurement over 95 µSv/h — Strong alpha emitter detected (PHOTOS)

Fukushima Worker: I don’t think temperature gauge is broken — Likely area is getting heated

Tweets by Fukushima worker @Happy20790 translated by Fukushima Diary:

Tweet [...] I don’t think it’s broken though. I don’t know the distance of the nuclear debris and heating gauge, nor the flow of cooling water but I think it’s likely that only one part gets heated.

Tweet Only if they haven’t declared cold shutdown, . . . → Read More: Fukushima Worker: I don’t think temperature gauge is broken — Likely area is getting heated

NHK: Gov’t report said if Fukushima containment vessels were damaged, Tokyo would be voluntarily evacuated

Title: Nuclear accident scenario kept under wraps Source: NHK Date: Sunday, February 12, 2012 23:24 +0900 (JST) Emphasis Added

A document submitted to the government 2 weeks after the Fukushima nuclear accident suggested that the Tokyo metropolitan area might have to be evacuated. [...] 

The report said massive amounts of radioactive materials could be . . . → Read More: NHK: Gov’t report said if Fukushima containment vessels were damaged, Tokyo would be voluntarily evacuated

Official: Flakes fell like snow after first Fukushima explosion — “It was like a movie”

Title: Futaba-machi Mayor on March 12, 2011 Explosion of Reactor 1: “Insulation Materials Falling Like Large Snowflakes. I Knew We Were Finished” Source: EX-SKF Date: Feb 11, 2012

[...] On March 12 [...] the first hydrogen explosion took place. There was a dull “thud”. 

“Oh no, it finally happened,” the mayor thought. After a . . . → Read More: Official: Flakes fell like snow after first Fukushima explosion — “It was like a movie”

Mayor near Fukushima: “I’ve lost almost all body hair from chest down” — “Nosebleed hasn’t stopped”

Title: Futaba-machi Mayor on March 12, 2011 Explosion of Reactor 1: “Insulation Materials Falling Like Large Snowflakes. I Knew We Were Finished”Source: EX-SKFDate: Feb 11, 2012 [...] I [Ugaya] asked the mayor [of Futaba-machi, Katsutaka Idogawa] who was doused with “dust from Fukushima I Nuke Plant”, “Did you think it was dangerous?” He answered, . . . → Read More: Mayor near Fukushima: “I’ve lost almost all body hair from chest down” — “Nosebleed hasn’t stopped”

Mainichi: Fukushima gov’t requests temperature updates every one hour — Wants prompt warning of potential risks from increase

Title: Fukushima first the original: The No. 2 machine temperature, Prefecture contact pleaseSource: MainichiDate: Feb 12, 2012

Summary via Fukushima Diary

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 to warn the . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Fukushima gov’t requests temperature updates every one hour — Wants prompt warning of potential risks from increase

Asahi Reporter: Tepco graph shows spike above 90°C at Reactor No. 2 — Exactly how high have temperatures gone?

Title: (Updated) TEPCO Press Conference on Reactor 2 RPV Temperature Source: EX-SKF Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012 Emphasis Added

(Updated) TEPCO Press Conference on Reactor 2 RPV Temperature 

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(There are many reporters this time…)

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Asahi Shinbun’s reporter asked how high exactly the temperature went, as the graph seemed to show the spike . . . → Read More: Asahi Reporter: Tepco graph shows spike above 90°C at Reactor No. 2 — Exactly how high have temperatures gone?

NHK: Highest temperature since claim of ‘cold shutdown’ — Asahi: Could force gov’t to revoke declaration

Title: TEPCO: No. 2 reactor’s temperature hits 82 degrees Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Date: Feb 12, 2012

The temperature in a reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant may have risen to 82 degrees on Feb. 12, a situation that could force the government to revoke the declaration of “an . . . → Read More: NHK: Highest temperature since claim of ‘cold shutdown’ — Asahi: Could force gov’t to revoke declaration

82°C at Reactor No. 2 — Keeps rising even after injection of more water — Tepco “set to dump in boric acid”

>> UPDATE: *Now 90+°C?* Update as of 2:45 am ET on Feb. 12: Asahi Reporter: Tepco graph shows spike above 90°C at Reactor No. 2 — Exactly how high have temperatures gone?

Title: JUST IN: #Fukushima Reactor 2 RPV Bottom Temperature at 82 Degrees Celsius Source: EX-SKF Date: Feb 11, 2012

Fukushima Reactor 2 . . . → Read More: 82°C at Reactor No. 2 — Keeps rising even after injection of more water — Tepco “set to dump in boric acid”