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Kyodo: Steel beam removed from Fukushima plant’s No. 3 pool after falling on fuel racks — Another steel beam found soon after (PHOTOS)

Published: December 20th, 2012 at 7:39 am ET
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Title: TEPCO removes steel beam from pool at contaminated Fukushima plant
Source: Kyodo News
Date: Dec. 20, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Co. removed a steel beam from a spent nuclear fuel pool on Thursday at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, using a remote-controlled crane, the utility said.

The 7-meter steel beam weighing 470 kilograms dropped into the water-filled pool in the No. 3 reactor building in September when the plant’s operator TEPCO used a similar crane to remove debris from the upper portion of the building.

Another steel beam was found during a later camera survey in addition to a 30-ton fuel exchanger and concrete pieces, which dropped into the pool when a hydrogen explosion occurred at the building after the March 2011 earthquake [...]

Source: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/images/handouts_121219_02-e.pdf

See photos of the steel beam on top of the fuel rack here

Published: December 20th, 2012 at 7:39 am ET
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10 comments to Kyodo: Steel beam removed from Fukushima plant’s No. 3 pool after falling on fuel racks — Another steel beam found soon after (PHOTOS)

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    They are still sticking with the lie about a 'hydrogen' explosion at #3.

    That means that all of the fuel at #3 is still there and did not get thrown out during the explosion, and that floors 3-6 are also still there, despite clear evidence of all of these disappearing.

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    • Wreedles Wreedles

      Notice that they're also still sticking with the lie that the plant is "crippled."

      The plant isn't "crippled" or "stricken."

      It's "destroyed" or "ruined."

      But I guess that doesn't look so great in the news.

      It's a subtle spin, but it's helpful in understanding how they're reframing it to their advantage, to the detriment of the rest of the human race.


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      • +1

        Not so subtle would be ->

        Nearly 'obliterated' with continued radioactive emissions into the atmosphere and sea with no end in site. While at the same time there is an extremely high probability of additional 'even more catastrophic' radioactive contamination events likely at any moment.

        People should be alerted, aware and prepared for all of this, but regrettably they are not and most likely will not be advised of anything anytime soon. Especially if the words RADIATION or PLUTONIUM are involved.


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  • patb2009

    "Another steel beam was found during a later camera survey in addition to a 30-ton fuel exchanger and concrete pieces, which dropped into the pool when a hydrogen explosion occurred at the building after the March 2011 earthquake [...]"

    doesn't seem like a steam explosion can toss a steam exchanger of that weight out of the basement and up in the SFP.

    but a critical event could


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    There are two questions about SF3: How many fuel assemblies remain in the pool? And what condition are they in?


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  • weeman

    Tepco please release the video of spf3 and put our minds at ease or let us prepare for the inevitable.
    The laws of nature has been corrupted no longer is it survival of the fittest but survival of the prepared.


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    • Sol Man

      It is really difficult to prepare appropriately when most all of the necessary information is distorted or unavailable to the masses, or the resources are lacking.
      When the people are gone the vaunted, paying corporations will, no doubt, figure out a way to continue into the future.


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  • Fury Fury

    patB2009:: since when did an Overhead crane turn inti a heat exchanger in the basement?? what you said did NOT happen!!


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  • Fury Fury

    no. 5., what the heck would cause prompt moderated criticality in the fuel pools?? It hasn't happened before, Why now?? The laws of physics don't allow it!!


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