ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Sat, 08 Mar 2014 12:32:20 +0000
Tepco still retains 3,600 tonnes of contaminated rainwater in underground reservoirs, which experienced the major leakage last Spring. Tepco dug the ground, covered the hole with water shielding sheets, and called it the underground reservoir. In April of 2013, at least 3 of 7 reservoirs leaked the contaminated water. They decided to abandon the reservoirs. [...]
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:46:05 +0000
Following up this article.. Tepco to re-interrogate 43 workers about 100 m3 overflow [URL] On 3/7/2014, Tepco announced they hadn’t obtained any useful information from the interrogation. The overflow of 100m3 contaminated water was caused by the wrong valve settings. However, nobody was supposed to work beside the issued valves that day, and also [...]
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:21:48 +0000
Following up this article.. One of the last 2 thermometers in reactor2 RPV was broken / Tepco possibly destroyed it during the test [URL] On 3/7/2014, Tepco admitted they burnt and cut one of the last two thermometers in reactor2 RPV by themselves. Now there is only one thermometer left in the vessel. It [...]
Ukraine sent 23 athletes to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, but only one man participated in Friday's opening ceremony. That man, biathlete Mykhailo Tkachenko, was met with a thunderous ovation when his country's name was called during the parade and he entered the stadium.
Unlike athletes from other counties who marched with beaming smiles and waves to the crowd, Tkachenko completed the parade around Fisht Stadium with a solemn expression on his face.
...Ukraine decided at the last minute to participate in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Although the U.S. sent 80 athletes to the games, it refused to send presidential delegation.
As for Russia, its athletes chose "Goodbye America" as its entrance song for Friday's opening ceremony.
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:48:15 +0000
Following up this article.. The multiple nuclide removing system (ALPS) suspended again [URL] On 3/6/2014, another system of the multiple nuclide removing system, ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) stopped for malfunctioning. ALPS has 3 independent systems. One of them was suspended last week, and another system was suspended again. According to Tepco, a [...]
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:03:55 +0000
Following up this article.. [100m3 overflow] Contaminated water is removed by “hand-digging” of human workers [URL] More than half of the overflowed contaminated water was absorbed by the ground before they removed, according to Tepco. Among overflowed 100m3 contaminated water, it was only 42 m3 that Tepco managed to remove. The rest of 58 [...]
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:27:14 +0000
Even under the blasted 5th floor, the elevator shaft and the isolated column are severely damaged in reactor1 building. On 2/26/2014, Tepco and NRA (Nuclear Regulatory Agency) conducted the inspection of the 3 & 4th floor of reactor1 building. As a result, they found 4th floor, which is under the blasted 5th floor is [...]
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:21:32 +0000
Following up this article.. [100m3 overflow] Contaminated water is removed by “hand-digging” of human workers [URL] The abnormality of tank water level trend was too slight to recognize, Tepco stated in the press conference of 3/5/2014. When 100m3 of highly contaminated water overflowed from the tank, the operators were watching the monitor of [...]
ostdata">Fairewinds Energy Education : Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:33:41 +0000
Located near Carlsbad, New Mexico this Department of Energy (DOE) experimental nuclear waste dump is attempting to store leftover radioactive plutonium and americium from the US weapons program. On February 14, 2014 there...
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:18:41 +0000
Still 2,900 MBq/Km2 of Cesium-134/137 fall down monthly in Fukushima plant area. It’s been nearly 3 years since 311, but still high level of radioactive plume is falling around the plant. The sampling date was from 12/25/2013 to 2/3/2014. Cs-134 density was 800 MBq/km2, Cs-137 density was 2,100 MBq/km2. This is nearly 31 times [...]
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:47:12 +0000
On 2/25/2014, Tepco damaged the power cable for reactor4 pool, which was installed by themselves. It stopped one of the coolant systems of reactor4 pool, they ended up suspending fuel removal from the pool. They took about 4 hours to restart. Tepco was drilling the ground in the south side of reactor4 in the [...]
ostdata">Fukushima Diary : Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:13:15 +0000
The groundwater levels have been in sync with ebb and flow since the end of February in the seaside of reactor3. Those groundwater levels are observed in two borings inside of the underground wall. Those borings must be separated from the sea. However since 2/25/2014, the water levels are synchronized with the seawater level from [...]