Reactor No. 3 at highest temperature of year — Now over 60ºC

Published: May 11th, 2012 at 7:26 am ET


Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
May 10, 2012

  • May 10: 60.1ºC
  • May 1: 58.6ºC
  • Apr. 14: 55.6ºC
  • Mar. 31: 55.6ºC
  • Mar. 15: 52.7ºC
  • Mar. 1: 52.8ºC
  • Feb. 15: 48.8ºC
  • Feb. 1: 51.8ºC
  • Jan. 14: 53.9ºC
  • Jan. 1: 55.9ºC

Published: May 11th, 2012 at 7:26 am ET


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26 comments to Reactor No. 3 at highest temperature of year — Now over 60ºC

  • This is equal to 140 degrees fahrenheit. Over 100 degrees is bad, right?

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      100 Celsius is "bad", because it is the boiling point of water and the arbitrary "cold shutdown" figure. The equivalent in Fahrenheit is 212 degrees. The temperatures cited are far below those numbers.

      This year so far, the temperature has gone up by about 4 degrees Celsius (about 8 Fahrenheit), while the outdoor ambient temperature will have risen by considerably more – about 10 to 15 Celsius.

    • SteveMT

      When I see these increasing temperature now at 60 C, what comes to mind is an ever increasing evaporation rate. More water is being lost through evaporation than before, and also more water needs to be added. There is less and less wiggle-room, like a tightening vice, should there be any interruption in the supple water being delivered.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      I believe over 100 reneges the claim of cold shutdown, a claim that was absurd to begin with. IMHO

  • Sickputer

    It's a never ending Abbott and Costello routine. And Tepco never seems to be able to handle (poorly at that) more than one crisis at a time. Megaplexes with multiple reactors are a nightmare to contain when things go wrong. The folly of the entire industry is laid bare at Fukushima. There may be plants running for a few more years, but Fukushima sounds the death knoll for the leaky monsters.

    As a side note…military forces of the superpowers must be a little anxious wondering how they will be able to justify new nuclear subs and aircraft carriers. The Chinese are late to the game for aircraft carriers and nuclear plants so it will be interesting to see how they view the dangers now apparent to the bankers and intelligentsia. With so many needs for energy it will be more difficult to cut the nuclear cord, but the emerging solar and wind technologies may win over the doubters. Green energy can trump fossil fuels and nuclear energy if a country commits to the switch.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    How could Tepco say months ago "Cold shutdown" with a straight face. TY aig for your calculations.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Nuc News for Friday May 11th

  • StillJill StillJill

    All I want to know really, is how was I (we) so bloody fooled (stupid), for so long? 🙂

    Got side-tracked on a youtube video from here,….off to the right side for similar vids,….one on chemtrails and maghellons (sp).

    Learned what chemicals are found in chemtrails,….all the ones I had TOXIC levels of in my latest hairtests,…..

    Found a large 'fiber' the other day that FREAKED me out,….sure looked like Maghellons,……weird skin eruptions, etc,….

    Saw half a dozen fresh chemtrails nearly every other day,…much more now recently!

    I'm starting to feel a little sorry for the Angel's that have been given the duty of keeping StillJill safe! (Man,…God,…they deserve a raise,…or whatever floats our boats up there, K? K! ) 🙂

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    "All I want to know really, is how was I (we) so bloody fooled (stupid), for so long?"

    Nobody wanted it. It was forced on us. And being forced on us now. Clearly a case of inmates running the asylum.

  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    The spent fuel pool at 3 concerns me even more than 4 due to the crane lying on top of the remaining fuel rods. I don't know where they can even begin cleaning what is left of reactor 3 and it is obviously is horrendous condition. NO NUKES

  • glowfus

    so where is the reactor? dont know, but it's 60c!

  • Cisco Cisco

    I read two recent articles, “Houston, We Have a Problem, No Known Technology to Deal With Fukushima”, and “The Worst Yet to Come? Why Nuclear Experts Are Calling Fukushima a Ticking Time-Bomb”.

    I thought they had been published on ENEnews; but, when I searched the site, I could not find them. Possibly one of our ENEnews commenters posted the links to them?

    So, please excuse me if this post is redundant, I am including the 2 links. Both are excellent descriptors of, what are the conditions at Fukushima, and what are the possible resulting effects.

    These two articles are an excellent resource for anyone who wants/needs to know what’s happening at Fukushima Daiichi, and what can we expect. Links to these articles have shown up when searching “Fukushima” in Google News; but, they have not been republished in any of the MSM.

    If these two articles have not been published as headlines on
    ENEnews, they should be.

    Consider sending them to your local news sources and the MSM.