Kyodo: Robot data reveals hole in Unit 2 suspected to be almost 10 square cm; Highly radioactive water draining out bottom of containment vessel – TEPCO model shows molten fuel barely underwater

Kyodo: Robot data reveals hole in Unit 2 suspected to be almost 10 square cm; Highly radioactive water draining out bottom of containment vessel — Tepco model shows molten fuel barely underwater — Temperature irregulaties started earlier this month (GRAPHIC) (ENENews, Jan 30, 2014):

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Kyodo News, Jan. 30, 2014: Fukushima No. 2 reactor suppression pool may have 3-cm hole — The suppression pool connected to the No. 2 reactor at the disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have a 3-centimeter hole through which highly radioactive water is leaking out, the plant operator said Thursday. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said data gathered by a robot this month near the doughnut-shaped suppression pool at the bottom of the No. 2 reactor’s primary containment vessel indicated that the structure is damaged somewhere. […] TEPCO estimated the damaged section could be 8 to 9 square cm in size. If it were a hole, it is expected to be between 3.2 and 3.6 cm in diameter.

A previous estimation by Japan government experts determined there was a hole over 30 times larger: 300 square centimeter hole in Reactor No. 2 pressure suppression pool: NISA analysis

The line indicating temperature in Unit 2 began to deviate from Units 1 and 3 earlier this month:

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Information regarding how the hole may have been created: NHK: “The unimaginable was happening” — Workers say part of Reactor 2 containment vessel destroyed — After alarming pressure readings, “we heard a loud bang… pressure is now zero” (VIDEO)

See Tepco’s data here (Japanese-only pdf)

2 thoughts on “Kyodo: Robot data reveals hole in Unit 2 suspected to be almost 10 square cm; Highly radioactive water draining out bottom of containment vessel – TEPCO model shows molten fuel barely underwater

  1. You can bet if this waste water was effecting muslims, rather than America obama would have acted. He says he is “monitoring” this, but when is he NOT on a golf course? I am sure this is the same monitoring as Stevens got in Benghazi..

  2. It is affecting Muslims, Christians, atheists, Buddha worshippers…….the whole bloody world. Obama does nothing because there is no technology to slow or stop it.
    We may well be facing our own extinction while US media hawks the super bowl…and other trash that passes as news by the goddam corporate media.

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