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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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Inspection Of Damaged Fuel Assembly Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

Inspection Of Damaged Fuel Assembly Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO released a brief report on the bent fuel assembly in unit 4′s spent fuel pool. The outer box of the bent assembly showed cracks in the steel on both sides of the bend. They stated that there we no increases in radiation near the assembly. This would indicate that the interior fuel rods were not broken to the point of leaking contamination that was detectable. TEPCO previously admitted a pre-disaster bent fuel assembly was … Read entire article »

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2 More Spent Fuel Transfers From Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

2 More Spent Fuel Transfers From Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO announced today that two more fuel transfers have been completed from unit 4 to the common pool. A total of 132 assemblies have been removed from the pool over 6 transfer trips. 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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Radioactive Water Found Deep Beneath Unit 4

Radioactive Water Found Deep Beneath Unit 4

TEPCO announced today that contaminated water was found in deep groundwater 25 meters (82 feet) below the unit 4 reactor well. NHK reported this but did not elaborate how TEPCO had tapped a well so deep beneath the building. “In a water sample taken on Tuesday of last week, 6.7 becquerels per liter of Cesium 137 and 89 becquerels per liter “ Unit 4 was under maintenance to replace the shroud at the time of the disaster … Read entire article »

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Spent Fuel Moved At Unit 4, 88 Total Removed

Spent Fuel Moved At Unit 4, 88 Total Removed

Another cask of spent fuel has been transferred to the common pool from unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. This makes a total of 88 assemblies removed from the pool. This was reported December 18th, 2013 JST by 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 … Read entire article »

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Another Load Of Spent Fuel Moved At Fukushima Daiichi

Another Load Of Spent Fuel Moved At Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO has moved another load of spent fuel from unit 4 to the common pool. After the initial fuel transfers TEPCO ceased reporting each fuel move and now only updates the plant update page. The new load was announced December 9, 2013. 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 … Read entire article »

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Second Set Of Unit 4 Fuel Loaded In Common Pool

Second Set Of Unit 4 Fuel Loaded In Common Pool

TEPCO reports as of November 30, 2013 JST the second set of 22 fuel assemblies were loaded into the fuel racks of the common pool. The work was completed about 5pm JST according to NHK. NHK also reports that TEPCO will now give spent fuel priority for removal over the unused assemblies in the 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 … Read entire article »

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2nd Fuel Transfer From Unit 4 Completed

2nd Fuel Transfer From Unit 4 Completed

TEPCO has removed another cask from unit 4 and transported it to the common pool on November 29th JST. Kyodo News flew their helicopter over the plant in defiance of TEPCO’s claim these fuel transfers can not be photographed. This is the second cask transfer to take place from unit 4. The first one moved unused fuel assemblies. The second transfer removed spent fuel from the pool.   This article would not be possible without the extensive … Read entire article »

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Unit 4 Cask Filled, Transit Prep Tomorrow 11.27.13

Unit 4 Cask Filled, Transit Prep Tomorrow 11.27.13

TEPCO announced an additional 16 spent fuel assemblies were loaded into the transport cask by the end of the day filling the cask with a total of 22 assemblies. 6 assemblies were previously loaded in the morning. Tomorrow will be cleaning and preparation of the cask for transport to the common storage pool. TEPCO is not declaring the transit date or time to avoid having the cask filmed claiming nuclear security concerns. http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2013/1232487_5117.html This article would not … Read entire article »

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Unit 4 Fuel Removal Work Begins For Wednesday

Unit 4 Fuel Removal Work Begins For Wednesday

TEPCO announced work to begin taking out spent fuel at unit 4 resumed this Wednesday morning JST. http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2013/1232461_5117.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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Unit 4 Fuel Removal; 6 Assemblies Removed To Cask Today

Unit 4 Fuel Removal; 6 Assemblies Removed To Cask Today

TEPCO has announced that 6 fuel assemblies have been removed from the pool racks to the transport cask by the end of work today JST. The assemblies removed were spent fuel, considered to be more risky than the removal of unused assemblies as was done in the previous fuel move. Removal work concluded at 18:32 JST. No problems were reported. http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/2013/1232451_5117.html 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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Unit 4 Fuel Removal Resumes Tuesday

Unit 4 Fuel Removal Resumes Tuesday

NHK is reporting that TEPCO will continue the process to remove spent fuel from the unit 4 pool on Tuesday JST. The first run removed unused fuel and transferred it to the common pool nearby. This next effort will try to remove a group of spent fuel assemblies and transfer them to the common pool using the same process. TEPCO cited problems with sand and sediment in the spent fuel pool causing visibility issues and will … Read entire article »

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More On The Conversation About Unit 4

More On The Conversation About Unit 4

A SimplyInfo.org member has a review of the conditions and issues at unit 4 published over on SmirkingChimp that gives a good rundown of the kinds of conversations that persistently pop up related to unit 4 at Fukushima. Read it here: http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/greyraven/52768/on-unit-4-fuel-removal-what-you-need-to-know 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 … Read entire article »

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Poor TEPCO! Upset That News Media Reported Fuel Cask Transfer

Poor TEPCO! Upset That News Media Reported Fuel Cask Transfer

TEPCO sent out this press release today complaining about the press, for reporting news. Kyodo News and possibly others flew helicopters over Fukushima Daiichi during the fuel cask transfer process. This took place Thursday when the first cask of fuel from unit 4′s spent fuel pool was moved to the common pool building for unloading. The media has flown helicopter flights over the plant repeatedly to give the public a view of what is going … Read entire article »

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Unit 4 Fuel Unloaded Into Common Pool; Video & Photos

Unit 4 Fuel Unloaded Into Common Pool; Video & Photos

TEPCO announced they have removed the first load of fuel from unit 4 to the racks in the common pool. NHK reports the work was completed by the end of the day Friday. This process will have to be repeated 70 times to fully unload the pool at unit 4. Video of the process can be viewed on our YouTube channel http://youtu.be/paIoQkO2WpE Large format photos from the work can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplyinfo/10994784153/   This article would not be possible without … Read entire article »

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U4 Fuel Cask Moved To Common Pool Building

U4 Fuel Cask Moved To Common Pool Building

NHK and TEPCO have announced that the first cask of fuel assemblies has been moved from unit 4 to the common pool building. The cask will be placed in the common pool on Friday. Then work will begin to remove the assemblies from the cask to racks in the common pool. NHK has video of the transfer truck moving between buildings here. More images can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplyinfo/sets/72157637484080604/ Video of the effort here http://youtu.be/de_XveTXwwc This article would not be possible … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Unit 4 Cask Moved, New Underwater Video

Fukushima Unit 4 Cask Moved, New Underwater Video

NHK is reporting that the cask transport effort took place Wednesday day. TEPCO has not forwarded any additional announcements at this time. They did however release an underwater video of the fuel transfer work. Per previous reports on Tuesday, TEPCO will review the process to look for portions that may need improvement before they begin the next round of fuel removal. Video of the fuel removal can be found on our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIUHezUe1as&feature=youtu.be   This article would not … Read entire article »

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First Cask Filled At Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

First Cask Filled At Unit 4 Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO announced that they have filled the first cask with fuel as of 6:28PM JST Tuesday. A total of 22 assemblies were loaded between Monday and Tuesday. This from the TEPCO press release via email: “Fukushima, Japan, Nov. 19, 2013-TEPCO announced today that they have completed the second day work for fuel removal from the Unit 4 spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi NPS. 22 fuel assemblies were loaded into the cask, and all the work for the … Read entire article »

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Unit 4 Fuel Loaded In Cask At Fukushima Daiichi

Unit 4 Fuel Loaded In Cask At Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO has released photos of the first fuel successfully removed from the fuel racks at unit 4. NHK reports the removal of some of the unused fuel from the pool to the transfer cask. TEPCO estimates it may take a week to load the first cask of 22 fuel assemblies before they can remove it from the pool. From TEPCO’s press release distributed via email: “Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 18, 2013-TEPCO announced today that they have started the fuel … Read entire article »

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