"Fukushima Daiichi No. 2 temperature update
This writer's assumption of February 7 seems now confirmed by TEPCO, who are now saying that the high-reading instrument near the bottom of the reactor vessel at their 1F-2 plant is likely failed. The detector has failed a resistance check performed by TEPCO, meaning that the indication is confirmed incorrect.
It is thus safe to disregard this one outlier in terms of temperature readings at 1F-2 and continue to consider the state as announced previously by TEPCO and the Japanese government as essentially 'cold shutdown.'"
Basically confirmation that the instrument has failed and is giving false readings. I called it as well. So much for the "uncontrolled criticality" fearmongers, who have been wrong all along.
They're doing it by the seat of the pants ~ not with hard, cold logic and reason based on a full understanding of the processes they're herding like cats.
One report a year ago (based on TEPCO data) said there may well be 600,000 spent fuel rods AT THIS SITE underneath the reactors.
I guess that was a smart thing to do ~ so that when they get a meltdown....... well, maybe that doesn't go critical either!
I'm adding you to a thread where the topic is EARTHQUAKES and how we might well be able to build earthquake proof facilities ~ by making them INVISIBLE to wave forms generated by earthquakes. Thought you might like to see what the mathematicians and geologists are coming up with.