“Tokyo Electric reported a sharp rise in temperature at the nearby Reactor 3. It was at 202 degrees Celcius early Sunday, up 40 degrees in less than a day” -Voice of America, May 8, 2011
Unit temperature rise of 3 or fuel melting due to, TBS, May 8, 2011:
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. In Unit 3 has raised the temperature of the reactor, and that does not contain enough water for the damage to the cooling pipe, a portion of the fuel burn-through, the heat came from there, perhaps because a found in an interview that government officials are.
The temperature of the Unit 3 reactor pressure vessel 08 at 5:00 am and 151.9 degrees upward trend becoming restless, but has increased compared to nearly 40 degrees a week ago.
According to officials, the cause of the temperature rise is not in good enough for the water damaged some water pipes are sent to the reactor, and even some fuel rods melted fall down, it is considered likely that the heat emitting.
Toukyoudenryoku for injection into the reactor, even this weekend, will switch to another pipe plumbing system currently being used.
Meanwhile, now that the Unit 1 reactor building doors open at 8:00 pm on September 8. At this time, but will be released from the small amount of radioactive material, “exhaust blower” that level is down by NISA impact on the surrounding environment is “no obstacle” judges for permission.
The door opened, people have become to be able to work inside the reactor building, Unit 1 will be able to progress toward a stable cooling.
Translation via FanJapan:
The title of this article is ３号機の温度上昇、燃料溶融が原因か which means “Is the temperature rise at unit 3 due to the melting of nuclear fuel?” [...]
Both English and Japanese are not my mother tongue, so it might not be a perfect translation^^
This is about the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. It has been reported by a person related to the Japanese government that the temperature is rising at the nuclear reactor of unit 3, and it is thought that it is because of heating up due to either an insufficient incoming water due to a damage in water pipes of the cooling system, or because of a part of the nuclear fuel which has melted and fallen down. [...]
Vessel temperature at Unit 3, atmc.jp, May 8, 2011:
Published: May 8th, 2011 at 12:12 pm ET
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