Damage Found At Fukushima Daiichi After Quake, Tsunami
Small pieces of information are coming out of TEPCO. So far no reporting of the status of the storage tanks up on the hill has been given. This has been a major concern of ours as the aging bolt together tanks are still partially in use. Those are the most vulnerable to damage in the event of a quake and those still in use contain contaminated water. There has also been no report of the status of the unit 1-2 vent tower that has existing damage.
We do know so far for damage or problems:
- Contaminated water transfer from the reactor building basements was stopped after the quake. It was resumed at 3:19pm
- Reverse osmosis desalination system was stopped at 6:17 am, was restarted at 3:44 pm
- Cesium adsorption systems stopped at 6:23 am, was restarted at 4:47 pm
- Other water treatment systems stopped at 6:12 am and resumed at 4:20 pm
- Field patrols resumed at 4:06 pm
- Both the south and north silt fences on the port were damaged. These are used to try to keep small radioactive debris from leaving the port.
- A puddle was found near the common spent fuel pool that was 2 meters by 3 meters, it was assumed to have been caused by sloshing of the pool during the quake
- Maximum acceleration at unit 6 was 45.5 GAL vertical, 54.2 GAL horizontal
- Sea level rise of 1 meter recorded at the plant
TEPCO documents in the links below
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