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Fire alarm goes off nearby Fukushima spent fuel pool — Tepco: “No smoke, etc. was found around ceiling at site using a web camera… we have judged incident was malfunction”

Title: Fire Alarm Went off at the Third Floor Area of the Auxiliary Operation Shared Facility (Common Pool Building) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Source: Tepco Date: August 5, 2013

Fire Alarm Went off at the Third Floor Area of the Auxiliary Operation Shared Facility (Common Pool Building) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power . . . → Read More: Fire alarm goes off nearby Fukushima spent fuel pool — Tepco: “No smoke, etc. was found around ceiling at site using a web camera… we have judged incident was malfunction”

Worker reported smoke coming from Common Pool Building at Fukushima Daiichi

Follow-up to Jan. 7 report: Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I saw black smoke that came from Common Spent Fuel Pool’s chimney — I wonder if it was the smoke of boiler… it’s not fire (VIDEOS)

Title: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review Source: Nuclear Street Date: Jan 25 2013 6:27 AM

A smoking power cord . . . → Read More: Worker reported smoke coming from Common Pool Building at Fukushima Daiichi

Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I saw black smoke that came from Common Spent Fuel Pool’s chimney — I wonder if it was the smoke of boiler… it’s not fire (VIDEOS)

@simacya ばんゎ(^O^)よく見えましたね。オイラも現場で見ました。出所は共用プール建屋の煙突から出てました。オイラも詳しくはわからないけど、ボイラーの煙かなぁ…?火事とかトラブルじゃないでし。

— ハッピー (@Happy11311) January 7, 2013

@Happy11311′s tweet translated by Fukushima Diary:

I saw the black smoke well too. It came out from the chimney of common spent fuel pool. I don’t know details but I wonder if it was the smoke of boiler.. It’s not a trouble like fire.

The smoke . . . → Read More: Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I saw black smoke that came from Common Spent Fuel Pool’s chimney — I wonder if it was the smoke of boiler… it’s not fire (VIDEOS)

Nuclear fuel rods in Common Pool to be inspected for ‘soundness’ at Fukushima plant (PHOTO)

Title: Inspection of the Spent Fuel Appearance and the Fuel Rack in the Spent Fuel Common Pool at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Source: Tepco Date: Dec 20, 2012

Spent Fuel Appearance Inspection

The soundness of the spent fuel (the impact of the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake) will be evaluated.

Put the spent fuel on the . . . → Read More: Nuclear fuel rods in Common Pool to be inspected for ‘soundness’ at Fukushima plant (PHOTO)

“The Mother Load”: Common Spent Fuel Pool just 50 meters away from No. 4 (VIDEO)

Title: Interview with Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear Source: The Big Picture (RT) Date: April 6, 2012

At ~35:00 in

Former Japan Ambassador Warns Gov’t Committee: “A global catastrophe like we have never before experienced” if No. 4 collapses — Common Spent Fuel Pool with 6,375 fuel rods in jeopardy — “Would affect us all for centuries”

Title: Fukushima Daiichi Site: Cesium-137 is 85 times greater than at Chernobyl Accident Source: Akio Matsumura Date: updated on 4/5/12

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Japan’s former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Mitsuhei Murata, was invited to speak at the Public Hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 22, 2012, on the Fukushima . . . → Read More: Former Japan Ambassador Warns Gov’t Committee: “A global catastrophe like we have never before experienced” if No. 4 collapses — Common Spent Fuel Pool with 6,375 fuel rods in jeopardy — “Would affect us all for centuries”

Power supply to common spent fuel pool ‘stopped’ at 2:34 pm on April 17 — TEPCO ‘investigating the details of the cause’

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COMMON spent fuel pool now being sprayed with water — Contains 6,375 spent fuel assemblies

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), March 21, 2011 at 23:15 UTC:

Japanese authorities have also reported that water has been sprayed over the Common Spent Fuel Pool; this started on 21 March at 1:37 UTC. The IAEA is seeking further information on this development and will report further as updates . . . → Read More: COMMON spent fuel pool now being sprayed with water — Contains 6,375 spent fuel assemblies