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  • Japan: TEPCO blames high reactor temperature reading on broken thermometer(spiked to 285 C)

    02/13/2012 5:52:46 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 02/14/12
    TEPCO blames high reactor temperature reading on broken thermometer National Feb. 14, 2012 - 06:40AM JST ( 10 ) TOKYO — A rapidly rising temperature reading at one of the reactors in Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant that sparked fears of another meltdown is probably caused by a broken thermometer, TEPCO said Monday. Scientists have been watching the equipment for around a week as it slowly rose above 35 degrees Celsius that the two other temperature gauges on the No. 2 reactor showed. There were concerns when it exceeded 80 degrees that a spontaneous nuclear reaction had started in the...
  • Japan: Fukushima No. 2 reactor temperature up to 82C, but not critical: TEPCO

    02/12/2012 5:46:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Fukushima No. 2 reactor temperature up to 82C, but not critical: TEPCO TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday the temperature at the bottom of the No. 2 reactor at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant rose further to 82 C, but the reactor has not gone critical. While the thermometer reading at shortly after 2 p.m. marked a new high since the reactor attained a cold shutdown in December, the utility known as TEPCO said it has confirmed that sustained nuclear reactions are not taking place in the reactor as no radioactive xenon has been detected...
  • New fission suspected at Japan nuclear plant(reactor #2, xenon 133,135 detected)

    11/01/2011 8:18:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    New fission suspected at Japan nuclear plant (AFP) – 17 minutes ago TOKYO — The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday it feared nuclear fission had resumed within one of its reactors despite a shutdown. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it had begun injecting water and boric acid into Reactor No. 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which began leaking radiation after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. "We cannot deny the possibility of a small nuclear fission reaction," TEPCO spokesman Hiroki Kawamata said, adding that the injection was a precautionary measure. He said there...
  • Japan: TEPCO ready to inject nitrogen into No.2 reactor

    06/27/2011 8:41:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    NHK ^ | 06/26/11
    TEPCO ready to inject nitrogen into No.2 reactor Tokyo Electric Power Company is ready to inject nitrogen into the containment vessel of the Number 2 reactor at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to prevent hydrogen blasts. The company says it will monitor radiation levels around the compound more closely as the nitrogen may force out tiny amounts of gas containing radioactive substances. Work is underway at the damaged nuclear plant to decontaminate water and inject it back into the reactor for cooling. But if the reactors are cooled to a stable level, less moisture will be produced, raising the ratio...
  • Japan: Workers enter No.2 reactor building(too much steam inside)

    05/18/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    NHK ^ | 05/18/11
    Workers enter No.2 reactor building Workers have entered the No.2 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant for the first time since an explosion there on March 15th. The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, sent 4 workers into the building on Wednesday morning to check radiation levels and other conditions. The utility says data on radiation levels in the building are necessary to proceed with a revised plan the firm announced on Tuesday to circulate water leaked from containment vessels back into reactors as coolant. TEPCO says the maximum radiation level in the building was 50 millisieverts per...