Title: UPDATE ON FUKUSHIMA
Date: February 21, 2013
Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer: Proof that fuel fragments were “sneezed” out of the Unit 1 Fukushima Reactor and into the Torus.
I don’t agree with Arnie’s analysis where he states that the fuel fragments have left the Containment based solely on radiation levels. Such radiation levels (92 R/hr) might come from a piece of fuel stuck inside the Torus. The gamma ray detector used by TEPCO would still be influenced by the strong radiation field right through the wall of the Torus.In the long run it doesn’t matter because the fuel fragments and byproducts are being transported outside the Containment and into filters in the make-shift cooling systems. This is why any core damage is intolerable. [...]
See also: Tepco presentation shows clumps of melted nuclear fuel outside containment vessel -- "Many unexpected situations are expected"
Published: February 26th, 2013 at 11:00 am ET
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- Fukushima workers drill new hole in Unit 2 torus — Tepco to check for melted nuclear fuel (PHOTO) January 28, 2013
- “Pile of sediments” filmed at Fukushima Unit 1 — Tepco taking sample from corner of torus room (VIDEO & PHOTOS) February 22, 2013
- Gundersen on Plutonium: I believe fragments of nuclear fuel are in the ocean — From explosions at Unit 3 AND Unit 1 (VIDEO) May 21, 2012
- Gundersen: New data shows Fukushima exceeds Chernobyl… Plumes seen emanating from both the Unit 3 fuel pool & reactor — Nuke Engineer: Broken fuel rods are above all 3 melted down reactors — Gov’t Experts: Unit 3 explosion may have damaged spent fuel & released even more radioactive material (VIDEO) February 9, 2015