Friday, December 21, 2012

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Steel Beam Removed from Reactor 3 Spent Fuel Pool

It took TEPCO (most likely subcontractors, most likely Kajima and/or Hitachi) 3 months to finally remove the steel beam that had accidentally fallen into the Reactor 3 Spent Fuel Pool back in September.

About the beam, please see my posts, here and here (with video of the accident).

From TEPCO's Photos and Videos, 12/21/2012:


Atomfritz said...

Thanks again LaPrimavera!

Damn interesting. Wondering whether they have designed this recovery apparatus specifically for this project.

Highly interesting also:
This video shows the cooling water injection for SFP 3 in operation. Look at 4:19 to 4:31 at the upper left corner of the pool.

Anybody who can tell the function of the float in the lower left of the pool? Temperature/level measurement?

And, I really wonder how that equipment got there. Sadly Tepco didn't publish a video of that...

OT: And, there is some very funny thing regarding the IAEA visit on the plant at Dec. 18.
See the Dec 21 entry of for a very informative comment. I had an evil grin in my face when reading :)

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