Saturday, March 12, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Sea Water Being Poured Into Reactor No.3

After the emergency battery died and the emergency cooling system stopped due to lack of power, the Japanese government decided to pour sea water into the reactor No.3 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

There goes another reactor.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (in Japanese, 3:05PM Japan Standard Time, 3/13/2011):

TEPCO started pouring sea water into the reactor No.3 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant at 1:12PM, March 13.

TEPCO started releasing the radioactive steam from the container at 8:41AM this morning, and the pressure inside the container started to drop at 9AM. The water level then started to rise again, but the pressure began to rise again around noontime. At 12:55PM they discovered that the 1.9 meter of the fuel rods were exposed, and they decided to pour sea water into the container.


Maryetta said...

More Reuters Results for:

TOKYO | Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:14pm EDT

TOKYO (Reuters) - The cooling system pump has stopped at the Tokai No.2 nuclear power plant in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, Kyodo news reported, in the wake of the massive earthquake that has crippled other reactors in the country.

The plant, located about 120 km (75 miles) north of Tokyo, had suffered a nuclear accident in 1999.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Thank you for the info. This is just horrendous... To make things worse, they are releasing precious little information.

Maryetta said...

Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared at Onagawa plant, where Japanese authorities say radioactivity readings have gone over allowed levels.

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