Debris in Fukushima No. 3 pool is inhibiting water flow, says nuke industry website — ‘Concrete dust’ making it very murky

Published: November 23rd, 2012 at 12:59 pm ET
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Title: Protecting unit 3
Source: World Nuclear News
Date: 20 November 2012

World Nuclear News “is supported administratively and with technical advice by the World Nuclear Association”; The WNA is “supporting a fast-globalizing nuclear industry”

[...] Concrete dust in the [Unit 3] pool has made the water very murky and the debris inside inhibits the flow of water.

The cover will be constructed to encase the damaged reactor building, protecting it from the weather and preventing any release of radioactive particles during decommissioning work [...] it will not be fixed to the reactor building itself, but will be supported on the ground on one side, and against the turbine building on the other.  [...]

Tepco aims to remove sufficient debris from unit 3′s used fuel pool to allow the removal of the fuel assemblies to start in fiscal 2014.

The fuel removed from unit 3 will be packaged for transport the short distance to the site’s communal fuel storage pool, although it will need to be inspected and flushed clean of dust and debris. [...]

See nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen discuss how the cover is not fixed to the reactor building here

Published: November 23rd, 2012 at 12:59 pm ET
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