TEPCO Delays Unit 1 Inspection Indefinitely

NHK is reporting that TEPCO will indefinitely delay the containment inspection work inside unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi. Concerns about dust being disturbed by work to cut a hole into the containment structure was cited as the reason for the delay. This issue has already caused months of delays.

In November 2019 TEPCO installed a new dust monitor in the reactor well area of unit 1 to provide data on possible dust releases. At that point they planned to resume cutting work. TEPCO provided no further explanation for the new delay.

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2 thoughts on “TEPCO Delays Unit 1 Inspection Indefinitely

  • January 31, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Could be fuel was completely vaporized due to extreme decay heat energy at 600 GJ thermal and so blew up fuel into microfragments and little or none melted into a mass of corium under reactor.

  • February 3, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Paul, your theory is chilling, and completely plausible.


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