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Fukushima Unit 4; 11 Spent Fuel Assemblies Left To Remove From Pool

Fukushima Unit 4; 11 Spent Fuel Assemblies Left To Remove From Pool

There are now 11 spent fuel assembles left in the damaged unit 4 spent fuel pool. The other remaining assemblies are a group of unused assemblies that had been stored in the pool before the disaster. Those unused assemblies would have eventually been put into the reactor after the maintenance outage was completed. The remaining 11 spent fuel assemblies include two that are leaking and one that is deformed. TEPCO claims these were damaged before … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4; 1298 Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4; 1298 Assemblies Removed

Unit 4 spent fuel removal is at 1298 assemblies removed as of this week. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. … Read entire article »

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1276 Fuel Assemblies Removed From Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

1276 Fuel Assemblies Removed From Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

1276 fuel assemblies have been removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi. Work resumed after an annual crane inspection but has been considerably slower than in previous months. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this … Read entire article »

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1254 Fuel Assemblies Removed From Fukushima Unit 4

1254 Fuel Assemblies Removed From Fukushima Unit 4

TEPCO reported that as of September 16, 2014 they have removed 1254 fuel assemblies from unit 4′s fuel pool. This leaves 279 assemblies remaining for removal. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 Fuel Removal Work Resumes Tomorrow

Fukushima Unit 4 Fuel Removal Work Resumes Tomorrow

TEPCO is reporting that work to remove fuel from the unit 4 spent fuel pool will resume tomorrow. Removal work had been suspended while an annual crane inspection was completed, according to TEPCO. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing … Read entire article »

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TEPCO Outlines Plan To Remove Damaged Fuel At Unit 4

TEPCO Outlines Plan To Remove Damaged Fuel At Unit 4

TEPCO released a short handout this week that explains their plan for removing the damaged fuel at unit 4. One assembly is considerably bent, both the body of the assembly and the lifting handle are damaged. TEPCO cites this as being from a work error before the disaster. Two additional assemblies have known leaks. TEPCO plans to remove the damaged assembly using the overhead crane rather than the refueling crane. This would be a far less precise … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 Spent Fuel Removal Suspended For 3 Months

Fukushima Unit 4 Spent Fuel Removal Suspended For 3 Months

TEPCO announced that work to remove spent fuel from the unit 4 fuel pool will be suspended for 3 months. TEPCO claims this is for an annual crane inspection but didn’t state why an annual inspection would take 3 months, 1/4 of a year. As of the work stoppage 1188 spent fuel assemblies have been removed from unit 4′s spent fuel pool.   This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 1122 Spent Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 1122 Spent Fuel Assemblies Removed

There are 411 spent fuel assemblies left to remove from unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. 1122 have been removed as of Monday of this week. While this is significant progress, the remaining assemblies include some of the heavily damaged ones that will require careful handling, special equipment and come with huge risks. TEPCO has not specifically outlined the equipment or procedures that will be used to remove the more damaged assemblies in the pool. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article … Read entire article »

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Some Spent Fuel From Fukushima Unit 4 To Be Sent To Unit 6

Some Spent Fuel From Fukushima Unit 4 To Be Sent To Unit 6

TEPCO is asking for permission to make an unusual change to the removal of spent fuel at unit 4. The common pool has been filling up with the offloaded fuel from unit 4. TEPCO claims that they can’t move spent fuel to dry storage casks fast enough claiming a hold up due to waiting on safety approvals of a cask design. TEPCO has been moving some spent fuel from the common pool to the new … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4; 1078 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4; 1078 Fuel Assemblies Removed

1078 fuel assemblies have been removed from unit 4 and transferred to the common pool. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4; 1034 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4; 1034 Fuel Assemblies Removed

1034 fuel assemblies have been removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool to the common pool. There are 499 fuel assemblies left to remove. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 968 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 968 Fuel Assemblies Removed

968 fuel assemblies have been removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool to the common pool. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 924 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 924 Fuel Assemblies Removed

924 fuel assemblies have been removed from the spent fuel pool of unit 4 and placed into the common pool as of today. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 880 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 880 Fuel Assemblies Removed

880 fuel assemblies have been removed from unit 4 to the common pool as of Monday. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 Fuel Inspection Shows Some More Damaged

Fukushima Unit 4 Fuel Inspection Shows Some More Damaged

TEPCO released a small selection of images of some of the fuel removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool. They selected different types of fuel to examine. They provide some contrast to how each fuel type was damaged by the conditions in the pool during the disaster. The 8×8 high burnup fuel appears to have fared the worst with thicker corrosion towards the bottom. The 9×9 and the new type fuel appear to have … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 814 Spent Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 814 Spent Fuel Assemblies Removed

814 spent fuel assemblies have been removed from the spent fuel pool of unit 4 to the common pool. Workers have completed 37 cask transfers of fuel from unit 4 to date. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 Fuel Removal Hits Half Way Mark

Fukushima Unit 4 Fuel Removal Hits Half Way Mark

Don’t pop the champagne quite yet. Removal of spent fuel from the damaged unit 4 fuel pool has crossed the half way mark. 770 assemblies have been removed, leaving 763 to go. The remaining ones include three known to have been damaged from before the disaster. Those will require special handling and a cask capable of transporting them. Removal of the spent fuel from unit 4 has been an urgent situation since the early days of … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 748 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 748 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Unit 4 has had 748 fuel assemblies removed to the common pool as of today. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 704 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 704 Fuel Assemblies Removed

704 fuel assemblies have been removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool to the common pool as of this week. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 638 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 638 Fuel Assemblies Removed

638 spent fuel assemblies have been removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool to the common pool as of today. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 594 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 594 Fuel Assemblies Removed

594 fuel assemblies have been removed to the common pool from unit 4′s spent fuel pool. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html   This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 550 Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 550 Assemblies Removed

TEPCO has removed 550 assemblies from the spent fuel pool to the common pool as of March 31, 2014. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 Crane Failure; Workers Left Parking Break On

Fukushima Unit 4 Crane Failure; Workers Left Parking Break On

Nikkei is reporting that the problem with the unit 4 overhead crane was discovered to be workers attempting to operate it with the parking brake on. It sounds like work at unit 4 will resume soon now that the problem has been resolved. Earlier TEPCO thought it would take a week to repair the assumed damage on the crane.   This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 Fuel Removal Delayed 1 Week Due To Crane Failure

Fukushima Unit 4 Fuel Removal Delayed 1 Week Due To Crane Failure

The control mechanism for the overhead crane in the defueling building at Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 failed. TEPCO is reporting it could take a week to get the crane back into service. This is a brand new crane installed in 2013 when the defueling building was built to remove the spent fuel from unit 4. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is … Read entire article »

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528 Fuel Assemblies Removed At Fukushima Unit 4

528 Fuel Assemblies Removed At Fukushima Unit 4

528 fuel assemblies have been moved to the common pool from unit 4′s spent fuel pool as of yesterday. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be … Read entire article »

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506 Fuel Assemblies Removed Fukushima Unit 4

506 Fuel Assemblies Removed Fukushima Unit 4

506 fuel assemblies have been removed from the spent fuel pool at unit 4 to the common pool. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 462 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 462 Fuel Assemblies Removed

462 Fuel assemblies have been removed from unit 4 as of earlier this week. The assemblies were moved to the common pool. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it … Read entire article »

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Fukushima 3rd Anniversary; Technical Report Unit 4

Fukushima 3rd Anniversary; Technical Report Unit 4

Unit 4 saw the completion of the defueling building. Since early in 2011 TEPCO has considered the removal of fuel from the spent fuel pool to be an urgent matter. An emergency set of concrete supports were installed under the pool in 2011 to try to shore up the pool but concerns remained. The cantilever design defueling building has been under construction for most of 2013. It was ready for use by September. The building interior … Read entire article »

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418 Fuel Assemblies Removed At Fukushima Unit 4

418 Fuel Assemblies Removed At Fukushima Unit 4

Unit 4 has had a total of 418 fuel assemblies removed from the spent fuel pool to the common pool as of earlier this week. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 374 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 374 Fuel Assemblies Removed

374 fuel assemblies have been moved from unit 4′s spent fuel pool to the common pool as of this week. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 352 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 352 Fuel Assemblies Removed

TEPCO reports a total of 352 fuel assemblies have been removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool as of Monday February 17, 2014. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org … Read entire article »

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Damage Inside Fukushima Unit 4 Containment

Damage Inside Fukushima Unit 4 Containment

Yomiuri has released a more detailed article after yanking an earlier version. Two Yomiuri reporters were allowed into unit 4′s containment vessel and torus room. They mentioned what sounds like extensive damage inside the containment vessel. “We also entered a reactor containment vessel for the first time. Pipes and walls there were heavily damaged.” In the damage inspections released by TEPCO and NRA neither mention or provided photos of the containment vessel or the torus room. The … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4; 308 Fuel Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4; 308 Fuel Assemblies Removed

308 assemblies have been removed from the unit 4 spent fuel pool. The assemblies were transferred to the common pool last week. http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/removal4u/index-j.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Fuel Inventory Update; February 4, 2014

Fukushima Fuel Inventory Update; February 4, 2014

The cask storage facility at the seafront is now completely empty, all casks have been moved. This building will likely no longer be used. The common pool is now 82.5% full with 5643 fuel assemblies stored in the pool. Temporary cask storage is 43.5% full with 1274 fuel assemblies stored there. Unit 4 is down to 1401 assemblies remaining in the pool. http://www.meti.go.jp/earthquake/nuclear/pdf/131226/131226_01dd.pdf This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation … Read entire article »

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New Fuel Damage Found At Fukushima Unit 4

New Fuel Damage Found At Fukushima Unit 4

TEPCO did inspections on a damaged fuel assembly in the unit 4 spent fuel pool. The series of videos showed extensive damage. Photos and videos below. TEPCO does not indicate where within the pool this assembly was selected from. http://photo.tepco.co.jp/date/2014/201401-j/140130-01j.html TEPCO recently released 5 videos of the condition of fuel assemblies which were transferred to the common pool. Each of the videos examined the external latch, fuel assembly container outer surface and bottom on one side of … Read entire article »

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264 Fuel Assemblies Removed At Fukushima Unit 4

264 Fuel Assemblies Removed At Fukushima Unit 4

264 fuel assemblies have been removed to the common pool from unit 4. http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/removal4u/index-e.html This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 Removes 220 Fuel Assemblies

Fukushima Unit 4 Removes 220 Fuel Assemblies

This week’s update on unit 4 fuel removal shows a total of 220 assemblies being removed to the common pool to date. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 198 Assemblies Removed

Fukushima Unit 4 198 Assemblies Removed

TEPCO announced late yesterday that another round of fuel assemblies was removed from unit 4 to the common pool at Fukushima Daiichi.  This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it … Read entire article »

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176 Fuel Assemblies Removed From Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

176 Fuel Assemblies Removed From Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO’s weekly update on fuel removed from Unit 4′s spent fuel pool now sits at 176 spent assemblies removed from the reactor pool to the common pool. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website … Read entire article »

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Unit 4 Spent Fuel Transfers Now At 154 Assemblies

Unit 4 Spent Fuel Transfers Now At 154 Assemblies

TEPCO announced another transfer of spent fuel from unit 4 to the common pool. The work would have taken place last week. 154 fuel assemblies have been transferred to the common pool to date. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you … Read entire article »

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