Title: Temperature Remains High at Reactor 2 Pressure Vessel at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant
Date: January 15, 2012
It went as high as 142 degrees Celsius on January 14 before it came down to 138 degrees Celsius on January 15 at “CRD Housing Upper Part” of the Reactor Pressure Vessel of Reactor 2 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.
Looking at the numbers, erratic movement started on January 12 when the temperature at the location jumped from 48.4 degrees Celsius at 5PM to 102.3 degrees Celsius at 11PM. TEPCO says it’s just malfunctioning, but the temperature had been stable up to that point.
Read the report here
See the Tepco Press Release here
Published: January 16th, 2012 at 1:14 pm ET
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