A Japanese publication has obtained an email sent from a worker in Tepco’s engineering division. Here is an excerpt of the email from a report in the June 8, 2012 edition of the Weekly Asahi via Yahoo.jp translated by Fukushima Diary:
From looking at the [Reactor No. 2] water level (60cm), it is obvious that the PCV and suppression chamber are severely damaged.
It is very likely that a new heating mass is generated from recriticality. We can not tell exactly what is happening inside of PCV. We can never deny the possibility of recriticality.
As “possibly re-criticality in Unit 2, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant” TEPCO employees accused of e-mail
(Asahi Weekly) Yahoo! News
May 30, 2012
Charged with mail marked as “possibly re-criticality in Unit 2, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant” TEPCO employees
That it is of a real convergence in the sense of (Fukuichi) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, you need a fresh start an Needless to say, the dissolution of the Tokyo Electric Power Company. To improve one’s health is ingrained considerable hurdles but will listen. Asahi Weekly got the e-mail was signed secretly inside TEPCO. There is the possibility of a concern in Unit 2 Fukuichi be “the worst” had been spelled.
Wrote, in the technical staff of TEPCO, was sending a long e-mail to some nuclear experts also served as the key positions of the Nuclear Energy Agency of TEPCO employees and colleagues.
E-mail, which wrote about the water level of Unit 2.
TEPCO head office and the press conference to be preoccupied with ambiguous wording, contrary to that assertion tone. In addition, the
Are written as such. Cooling is not going well. On the water, such as some part of the fuel has accumulated, There are a number of conditions can be assumed. E-mail, after contact with all the possibilities, the word of this impact are lined up.
And the possibility of re-criticality is that he can not be denied. The place to point out once again, you’re writing this email, but technical employees of TEPCO. Evidence until now, TEPCO has issued a warning about the dangers However, there is no such.
* Weekly Asahi June 8, 2012 No.
Published: May 30th, 2012 at 9:15 am ET
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