Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 2 suppression pool at saturation temperature at time of Reactor 1 explosion

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE

Saturday, March 12, 2011


 

MR. McDERMOTT: If you’ve seen the media coverage from over the evening, the most significant development is shown pretty vividly on some of the video. There was, at the Unit 1 reactor, an explosion of some time, that took off the core (inaudible) metal siding on the refueling floor level.

There is speculation that perhaps, it was some type of hydrogen detonation, although we do not have any confirmation for this, at this point.


Yesterday, Unit 2 was — they kind of went back and forth between which unit was having more trouble.

Unit 2 is also an older style BWR. They have a RIK-SEA system. We have not had any good updates on that unit this morning, nor have we had further information on the other Unit 3, which was the other one that was operating at the time of the


There are a couple of workers that were injured at that Unit 1, apparently, around the time of that explosion that you see in the video.

We did hear from WANO that Unit 2 was continuing to, you know, work through the station black-out that they’re in. The suppression pool, they said was at saturation temperature.


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