Title: Fukushima nuclear plant: Japan takes steps over sea leak
Source: BBC News
Date: July 23, 2013
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[...] (Tepco) said steam was seen around the fifth floor of the building housing Reactor No 3 [...]
It is not clear what is causing the steam [...]
The sight of steam rising is worrying because it means somewhere inside the reactor building water is boiling, says the BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo.
Th badly damaged reactors are supposed to be in what is called “cold shutdown”; the temperature of the cooling water inside the reactor should be well below boiling point.
It is another sign that Tepco still does not fully know what is going on inside the damaged reactors [...]
See also: AFP: 'Fukushima reactor site engulfed by steam' -- Kyodo: 'Something like steam' coming from unknown source at Unit No. 3 -- Tepco: 'Continuously wafting through the air' -- Work to remove rubble suspended
Published: July 23rd, 2013 at 10:55 am ET
- AFP: ‘Fukushima reactor site engulfed by steam’ — Kyodo: ‘Something like steam’ coming from unknown source at Unit No. 3 — Tepco: ‘Continuously wafting through the air’ — Work to remove rubble suspended July 23, 2013
- Alarm as steam rises from Fukushima No. 3 reactor — Concern about uncontrolled chain reaction — Contains highly lethal MOX fuel — Tepco: “We don’t believe an emergency situation is breaking out” (VIDEO) July 18, 2013
- Tepco: “Significant density” of Alpha radiation leaking from Unit 3 at Fukushima — Steam seen at reactor building “likely to be leaked” from containment vessel August 14, 2013
- Steam coming from Fukushima Unit 3 reactor building — Observed multiple times this week December 28, 2013
- Fukushima Unit 3 steaming again, third time in a week — Asahi: High radiation levels detected near where it was observed — Tepco does not know where it’s coming from (PHOTOS) July 24, 2013