Sunday, May 15, 2011

(UPDATED) TEPCO's Analysis of Reactor 1 Core Meltdown

From their press release, their English.

It's in "secure" mode, and I can't even do the screen capture. Take a look at page 3 and page 4.

The temperature reached the core melting temperature in about 4 hours, when the water level dropped to the bottom of the fuel. From there, nothing could stop the melt, all of it.

OK, here we go. (h/t Hope, culture of insanity)

Page 3:

Page 4:


culture of insanity said...

Here are links to the screenshots and a saved PDF of the slides:

Anonymous said...

Is this the result of modeling, or a new analysis based on previously unreleased data?

Anonymous said...

arevamirpal, try using Sumatra pdf reader (an open source pdf reader that is only few megabytes). I was able to open the pdf file and capture the screen (the print screen key) and paste it to paint in Windows 7. Thanks for all your work.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Thanks guys and gals for the info on PDF.

@anon at 1:09AM, it is probably the OLD analysis based on previously unreleased data that they've been sitting on. TEPCO knew all along, so did the researchers on the government payroll. Independent researchers and journalists suspected it, and they were attacked as "fear-mongers".

Anonymous said...

Robbie001 sez:

Wow! It looks like TEPCO is really good at "Nuclear Tetris" they managed to clear the board in four moves! (^^)

(Sorry I couldn't help myself)

Anonymous said...

what the hell is wrong with you robbie?
this situation isn't funny at all. you can be sarcastic, skeptical about TEPCO. But there is no need to add humour. unless you think that cancer is a funny thing.

Anonymous said...

I think humor is mandatory on this planet, thanks Robby, I was thinking the same thing!

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