Workers investigate Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 Torus Chamber

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Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 Torus Chamber Investigation - April 12th, 2014

On April 11th and 12th, workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station used an endoscopic camera to investigate the torus chamber in the Unit 2 reactor building.  On the second day, workers used a sediment collection device to sample water and sediment from the Torus Chamber.

Radiation levels jumped to 134 millisieverts per hour just above the surface of the water, and rust and corrosion was easily visible.  The ambient temperature in the Torus Chamber is around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) while the water temperature is around 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius).

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Source: TEPCO

 

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