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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Repairing of Cooling System in Fukushima Reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) continually strive to create conditions within the reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 safer for the staff of the reactor workers. The work was almost complete while waiting for decreasing of the humidity levels in the unit which is still very high.

An alternative circulation system for the fuel cooling ponds used in Unit 2 began operations on May 31 and attempted to get a normal temperature around 25 ยบ C on June 10. This work is expected to reduce the humidity inside the building, but this has not happened yet.

Address the issue separately in the unit's reactor, Tepco has conducted operations of air filters for ventilation Unit 2, and filter out air radioactivity. Then the filtered air is flowed back into the reactor building. The company said that it will continue for three days, then they will check again the existing radiation levels . If the internal level has dropped significantly, Tepco will open the door of the building so workers can go to work again.

For the first time since the accident on March 15, 2011, workers can now enter the third floor of the Unit 4 of reactor building. While the company is considering plans to install a new cooling pond system in Unit 4 because of the serious damages occurred.

(Source: World Nuclear News)

12 comments:

colson said...

This information on the face of it is reassuring.

However a few days ago the attempt to clean the extremely polluted water in the reservoirs before getting rid of it to open sea, was aborted. Though the Tepco experts originally expected they would last at least a month,some essential parts of the system broke had broken down within a few hours..

By now the disaster is considered to be the worst nuclear catastrophe ever.

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Multibrand said...

We can only hope that Japan would be able to solve this problem.

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