Institute of Applied Energy: Corium Could Be 2 Meters Deep into Concrete, EX-SKF, Nov. 30, 2011:
TEPCO’s worst-case scenario (here and here) pales in comparison with the analysis by the Institute of Applied Energy, also presented on November 30 at the workshop held by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.
From what Yomiuri Shinbun reported (01:01AM JST 12/1/2011):
The analysis done by the Institute of Applied Energy commissioned by the national government, 85% of fuel dropped to the Containment Vessel in Reactor 1, and 70% of fuel dropped to the Containment Vessels in Reactors 2 and 3. The researchers at the Institute pointed out the possibility of the damage to the stainless-steel shroud that surrounds the fuel core, and of the corium having eaten away the concrete floor of the Containment Vessel up to 2 meters deep. Because of that, they also said it was possible that the RPV got tilted.
See EX-SKF commentary here
Published: November 30th, 2011 at 4:37 pm ET