(Subscription Only) Title: After 500 days, Fukushima No. 1 plant still not out of the woods
Source: Asahi, AJW
Author: By TAKASHI SUGIMOTO
Date: July 24, 2012
At the same time, TEPCO workers are still unable to accurately grasp what the situation is within the pressure vessels. Due to the high temperature and high humidity, cables connected to the thermometers are on the verge of breaking. Half of the 36 thermometers on the pressure vessel of the No. 2 reactor are not displaying accurate temperatures. TEPCO workers are considering the possibility of inserting thermometers directly into the pressure vessel.
Published: July 24th, 2012 at 3:59 pm ET