An expert in nuclear safety complied the result of the analysis by November 19 that shows the high possibility of the Suppression Chamber of Reactor 2 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant having been damaged or degraded by the earthquake.
Translation Source: Ex-SKF
I have spent a bit of time going over some of the documentation of Reactor 2 between 3/11/2011 and 3/16/2011.
Not only are the indications of core damage at Unit 2 much earlier than TEPCO admits, but there is also interesting variations in alternate reactor data recordings during these events.
A few weeks ago, I shared details showing possible degrading conditions of the RPV and containment at Reactor 3, and uploaded a video of the Fukushima Daiichi explosion at Reactor 3.
I’d like you to watch it again. And this time, watch the cooling tower to the left of your screen.
The interesting notes of mention are that the condensing tower is completely obscured by some type of vapor.
It is of a different make-up than the debris from the explosion at Reactor 3, and moves in a different direction, against the wind, which might suggest some force. (towards the upper left hand corner of the scene)
It was also released at a different time.
The condensing tower disappeared from base to top, and reappeared from base to top.
The workers were unable to get site radiation readings together for nearly a week.
There are many more details to still be documented about the explosions, and the sequence of events prior to each. I hope that someone is able to collect this data, and wonder what implications the explosions at other units had on equipment already damaged by the earthquake.
- March 15th, 2011 – NUREG-0651- Torus (Suppression Chamber) Portion of the Mark I Containment (enformable.com)
- Japanese Researcher: “Reactor 2 Suppression Chamber May Have Been Damaged in the Earthquake” (ex-skf.blogspot.com)
- Highest Yet: 1,600 millisieverts/hr detected at Reactor No. 3 – Radiation coming from floor (VIDEO) (enenews.com)
- TEPCO Submitted the Uncensored Severe Accident Manual, But Didn’t (and Couldn’t) Use It Anyway (ex-skf.blogspot.com)
- China syndrome inevitable says architect of Fukushima Reactor No. 3 – Warns of massive hydrovolcanic explosion – Melted fuel inevitably sank underground (enenews.com)
- March 11th, 2011 – NEWS Event Detail – Fukushima Daiichi (enformable.com)
- #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 1.3 SIEVERT/HR Inside Reactor 3 Bldg (ex-skf.blogspot.com)
- TEPCO Now Says There Was No Hydrogen Explosion at Reactor 2 (ex-skf.blogspot.com)
- How Reactor 4 at Fukushima I Nuke Plant “Exploded”, According to TEPCO (ex-skf.blogspot.com)
- Mainichi: Melted nuclear fuel seems to be leaking out from reactor buildings (enenews.com)
- More on Fukushima II (Daini): Loss of Function to Remove Residual Heat for Up to 2 Days and 23 Hours, March 11 to 14 (enformable.com)
- The Fukushima Daiichi Incident and Earthquake Presentation (enformable.com)
- March 16th, 2011 – Latest from Japan – US press is inaccurate, to be kind (enformable.com)
- Composite Images of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1 (enformable.com)
- #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: March 15 6AM Explosion Was “Somewhere in the Plant”, Not Near Reactor 4 (ex-skf.blogspot.com)