Friday, May 13, 2011

From TEPCO Presser on May 12 Part 3: "Probably the Same Situation in Reactors 2 and 3"

The water gauges for the Reactors 2 and 3 are not to be trusted, said TEPCO's Matsumoto in the press conference on May 12 (I watched the live-recorded video) when the company officially acknowledged the meltdown of the Reactor 1.

If the water gauges for the Reactors 2 and 3 have been overstating the water levels, just like in the Reactor 1, it is very likely that all three reactors have hardly any water inside the Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV), and the reactor cores are likely to have been melted.

Just like Michio Ishikawa of Japan Nuclear Technology Institute said on April 29.

About the water gauges for the Reactors 2 and 3:

"They are probably in the same condition as that of the Reactor 1. The numbers the gauges are currently showing are not very trustworthy. We need to monitor carefully with other parameters like pressure."

Weak points in the RPV and Containment Vessel:

"The RPV has more than 100 small pipes running through the bottom. Any one of them could have been damaged. We cannot completely deny that the [melted] fuel itself damaged the RPV. The Containment Vessel also has pipes, and it is possible that they got damaged when the pressure rose or when there was a hydrogen explosion."

To confirm, TEPCO does not deny that the fuels have all melted and went down?

"We don't deny that. How much of the fuels have melted we cannot say for certain, but our understanding is that they melted, and didn't retain the original shapes, and moved downward."

"We don't deny that part of the melted fuels may have damaged the RPV and escaped the RPV."

Any further danger if the melted fuel did escape the RPV and into the Containment Vessel:

"We're assuming it is being cooled by the water in the Containment Vessel."

If it is still within the Containment Vessel, that is.


Anonymous said...

did you read this news?

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Yup. Not on Josei Seven but on a Japanese message board long time ago (like, in March LOL) and meant to create a post with other whistleblowers. Thank you for reminding me!

areyoume said...

I think that the fact that Matsumoto admitted that the conditions of Unit 2 & 3 are probably the same as Unit 1 is very important, as shown by the fact that you've put that on the headline of this post. However, as far as I can see, no major Japanese newspaper mentions it. They only report that "TEPCO admits to the 'meltdown' of Unit 1." I wonder why.

Anonymous said...

Robbie001 sez:

If you are making posts about whistleblowers don't forget to mention the "Government Accountability Project" they champion whisleblowers rights around the world.

GAP website:

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Anonymous said...

Burning plutonium, water evaporating instantly. Burning plutonium nuclear fumes not steam; lies.
Burning plutonium everywhere like a nuke daily.
Bomb the place to separate the fuel.
Bash the retards in charge; No valor no godhood; play nanny pickup after the shift. Decommission others
before next quakes get worse. 10 days to next flare.
(Robert Urantia) Pray and know, or die eternally.

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