Report: TEPCO reveals Reactor No. 2 temperature has gone “over scale” — “Unusual atmosphere” at press conference — Japan journalists suspicious something crucial is being hidden (VIDEO)

Published: November 28th, 2011 at 9:31 am ET
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Temperature has gone “over scale” at reactor 2, Fukushima Diary, November 27, 2011 (Emphasis Added):

Unusual Events?

  • “Today Tepco started their press conference 20 mins late, which is unusual … They did not even prepare documents to explain the current situation of the reactors.”
  • “Considering the unusual atmosphere of Tepco at the press conference, Japanese journalists are suspecting they are hiding something crucial again.”

TEPCO on Triple Temperature Troubles

1) Reactor No. 2

  • The gas pressure controlling room temperature has gone over scale, in the suppression chamber
  • Because the temperature has gone too high, the heat gauge is inaccurate
  • They say other 2 heat gauges are indicating normal temperature, but they are about 100 meters away
  • The area is extremely radioactive, so no one can get close to check, fix, or replace heat gauge

3) Reactor No. 2

  • Dry well of container vessel is unusually heated
  • Nov. 27 at At 11:00 am JST, a heat gauge at the point indicated 85.3 C
  • However, Tepco state there is no problem because other 5 heat gauges around that point show 65~69C, which is usual, so the heat gauge has gone out of order
  • Yet this is just at the same time as Trouble No. 2 above?
  • The heat gauge is also in a highly radioactive area so they are unable to get close enough to check, fix, or replace

3) Reactor No. 3

  • The water cooling system is not properly working
  • Water coming into the system and coming out of the system shows similar temperature
  • They assume it is because a valve was turned off
  • Nov. 19 was the last time it was checked
  • They don’t know why the valve got turned off

Published: November 28th, 2011 at 9:31 am ET
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