In order to prevent the corrosion and break of structural materials of Unit 3 Spent Fuel Pool (SFP) at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in mid term, we plan to implement the desalinating. Prior to the desalinating, we conducted the removal of radioactive materials from Unit 3 SFP from January 14, 2012 and completed on March 1, 2012.
As a result of the removal work of radioactive materials, it was confirmed that the radioactivity concentration was reduced about one hundredth compared to the one before the removal work.
Hereafter, we plan to conduct the desalinating by the Desalination Facilities (reverse osmosis membrane (RO) and electrodialysis (ED)).
Published: March 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm ET
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- TEPCO adding boric acid to No. 3 spent fuel pool to prevent situation which could lead to re-criticality June 26, 2011
- 220 Million Bq/liter of Cesium now in No. 2 Spent Fuel Pool — SFP No. 1, 2, & 3 “clearly have significant spent fuel damage” (VIDEO) August 28, 2011
- Tepco: Cooling system suspended at Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Will not resume until weekend November 6, 2012
- Japan Newspaper: Unit 3 steel beams were bent inward by explosion, Unit 4′s bent outward — Some hang in No. 3 fuel pool 12 feet deep September 26, 2012