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Study: Fuel damage not ‘major’ at Fukushima Reactors No. 5 and 6 — Emissions from cores and spent fuel pools not ‘large’

Title: Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: determination of the source term, atmospheric dispersion, and deposition Source: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 2313–2343, 2012 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/12/2313/2012/ doi:10.5194/acp-12-2313-2012 Authors: A. Stohl1, P. Seibert2, G. Wotawa3, D. Arnold2,4, J. F. Burkhart1, S. Eckhardt1, C. Tapia5, A. . . . → Read More: Study: Fuel damage not ‘major’ at Fukushima Reactors No. 5 and 6 — Emissions from cores and spent fuel pools not ‘large’

Temperature doubles at Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Up 70% at SFP No. 6

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Spent fuel pool temperature at Unit 6 (Blue Triangles) via Tepco:

Feb. 3 at 00:00: 12.5°C Feb. 4 at 12:00: 21.5°C (Up 72%)

SFP of reactor 3 and reactor 5 are heated as well, via Fukushima Diary:

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

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FNN: Temperature rising at Reactor No. . . . → Read More: Temperature doubles at Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Up 70% at SFP No. 6

Reactors No. 5 and 6 were NOT in cold shutdown after quake, implies report by US nuclear industry — Cooling at Spent Fuel Pool No. 5 stopped until cables installed — Fresh fuel had been loaded into both reactors

Special Report on the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, INPO (Institute of Nuclear Power Operations), November 2011 [Emphasis Added]:

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“Four of the five emergency diesel generators on units 5 and 6 were inoperable after the tsunami” “One air-cooled emergency diesel generator on Unit 6 continued to function and supplied . . . → Read More: Reactors No. 5 and 6 were NOT in cold shutdown after quake, implies report by US nuclear industry — Cooling at Spent Fuel Pool No. 5 stopped until cables installed — Fresh fuel had been loaded into both reactors