TEPCO says no damage to spent fuel at Fukushima Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10410912
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has found no damage to spent fuel rods that will be the first to be removed from the plant's reactors.
Tokyo Electric Power Company on Friday released video of the storage pool at the No.4 reactor building taken by an underwater camera the previous day.
The utility says the footage shows debris fell onto the rack containing the fuel rods but apparently caused no damage. Visibility in the pool is reportedly about 5 meters.
[link to www3.nhk.or.jp
Wonder what SFP they were videoing? Doesn't sound like 4 to me...
bAll of these internal NRC documents were obtained by Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from Enfomable and are available at their website. Source if the hyperlink doesn’t work: [link to enformable.com]
[link to www.pacificfreepress.com
March 15th, 2011 UPDATE: 2000 EDT Telecon on Fukushima Daiichi – Unit 4 New Fire Broken Out
– Doses in Area around 30R/hr
March 15th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Units Degrading – Zirconium Fire at Reactor 4 SFP
– Reactor 2 Possible Reactor Vessel Breach & Ex-Vessel Core Reaction
March 15th, 2011 – The fire’s back in unit 4 – Unit 4 pool has a full core load in it and needs full attention – Holes in the upper structure from the earlier hydrogen explosion in unit 4
March 16th, 2011 – Assessing SFP Damage – SOARCA – Uncovered Spent Fuel Reports – Leak at Unit 4 SFP
March 18th, 2011 – There’s Got to be a ton of loose materials floating in the SFP – I would not be surprised if the top 10 feet or so of the sfp was sloshed out
March 20th, 2011 – The band of elevated dose rates up to 18 mi from plant to the northwest seems to coincide with “Lube Oil Fire” in Reactor 4 SFP
April 6th, 2011 – Japan just said there was a zirc fire in Unit 4 SFP.
Did we know this? – Depends what is meant by “know.”