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”

Published: August 5th, 2013 at 12:00 pm ET
By

7 comments


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 Station

At around 4:13 PM on August 5, 2013, we have received information that a fire alarm went off at the third floor area of the Auxiliary Operation Shared Facility (Common Pool Building) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. At 4:22 PM, the incident was reported to the fire department.

Later, we have confirmed that no smoke, etc. was found around the ceiling at the site using a web camera. Since no abnormality was found at the site as a result of investigation by a TEPCO employee at 4:48 PM, we have judged that the incident was malfunction of the fire alarm.

The incident has caused no impact on the plant conditions so far and the common pool cooling has been continued. No significant change in the monitoring post data has been found.

From January 2013: Fire Alarm Going off at the Auxiliary Operation Shared Facility at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Published: August 5th, 2013 at 12:00 pm ET
By

7 comments

Related Posts

  1. Worker reported smoke coming from Common Pool Building at Fukushima Daiichi January 25, 2013
  2. Gundersen: Up to 3 explosions hit Fukushima Unit 4 after 3/11 — Study: There was fire in its spent fuel pool — NPR: Big worry since fire weakened building’s structure (AUDIO) November 21, 2013
  3. 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) January 7, 2013
  4. Tepco: Fire breaks out at Fukushima Daiichi — Happened while working on fire protection equipment March 21, 2012
  5. AFP: Fire breaks out at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant July 2, 2013

7 comments to 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”

  • lickerface lickerface

    Was it a fire alarm containing americum-231, or was it a HEAT detector?


    Report comment

  • SteveMT

    TEPCO is the malfunction; they have been the continual malfunction with this disaster.


    Report comment

  • norbu norbu

    "Later, we have confirmed that no smoke, etc. was found around the ceiling at the site using a web camera"
    Later? how much later? web cam? must be bad cant go near it. Do share please. Circus….
    N


    Report comment

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    We have judged it NOT a malfunction.
    Is this a hinty-poo..that all is not well at the Common Spent fuel pool?
    I can never figure how it is assumed to be stable.
    It is logical to assume the it also suffered severe damage and the cooling system was affected.
    It's been 'cooking'..the material reaching criticality..several times.

    PS..Dear TEPCO PR reps…
    You need to stop.
    Heart


    Report comment

  • ftlt

    Things are falling apart – it is to be expected..

    Have they not remove the spent fuel yet??? If not, why not???

    Seems like it is something they could do with some effort to lessen the risks there


    Report comment

  • patb2009

    steam, set off the fire alarm.


    Report comment

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    TEPCO said just recently that the pools could last "at least 4 days" without power. You do the math. Count from the first day of the disaster. How many days were they going without power? The rods have already left the building. Poof…up in smoke. Thus they have to check for smoke "with the cam" cause they don't dare go in. All to give them more time…to keep the lie going…


    Report comment