Tepco finished investigating the 1/8 of the pool and found 3 steel beams in total. One of the 3 steel beams was found beside a rack of fuel assemblies.
Tepco still hasn’t verified the dropped steel beam.
They have been stating there is no change in the radiation level in the pool water and no change of the water level, which suggests the state of the pool and fuel assemblies were sound, but they are starting to suggest the possibility that fuel assemblies were damaged.
Google Translation: Tepco… have decided to look at but there is no noticeable change in the radioactive material contained in the water of the pool, and there is also a possibility that fuel has been damaged, continue to investigate.
Systran Translation: Tepco… although there is no change which is conspicuous in the radioactive substance which is included in the water of the pool, seeing that there is also a possibility the fuel having been hurt have decided to continue investigation.
Watch NHK’s report here
Published: September 25th, 2012 at 9:00 pm ET
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