Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Fuel Handling Machine Post Drops into Reactor 3
It’s snowing heavily at the plant. The equipment to remove the debris from what used to be the operating floor of Reactor 3 is remote-controlled.
From TEPCO’s Photos and Videos page, 2/8/2013:
According to TEPCO, the debris is “assumed to be the fuel handling machine mast”, and it is a “possible” drop. Since no one can be there to witness the event firsthand, it is always a possibility, I suppose.
The radiation levels in and around the Reactor 3 building remain very high, although I don’t remember any reporting of how high they actually are for a very long time. I think it was in 2011 when the human workers dared enter the reactor building. I remember seeing them making very quick swipes of the floor. I wonder if they did the analysis.
- TEPCO Admits To Dropping 1.5 Tons Of Debris Into Depths Of Fukushima Reactor No. 3 SFP (infiniteunknown.net)
- Fukushima update – Did Tepco drop a 1.5 ton steel Fuel Handling Machine Mast into the spent fuel Pool at Unit 3 ? And did this mishap smash nuclear fuel rods in the spent fuel pool ? How many more screw ups can we expect from Tepco (fredw-catharsisours.blogspot.com)