Saturday, August 5, 2017

New Cover at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3

TEPCO is installing a new roof cover over Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3. You can see it in this screenshot taken yesterday behind the large white vent tower (it looks like a gray egg right now):

You can read about the new roof over unit 3 here:
CHIKAKO KAWAHARA (August 2, 2017) Hydrogen blast reactor’s new roof in progress at Fukushima. The Asahi Shimbun,

You can read about the amount of hot fuel at unit 3 here:
Majia's Blog How Much Fuel Was in Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3

Majia's Blog Where is the Fuel from Fukushima Daiich Unit 3

I wonder if the uptick in emissions I've been seeing on the webcams (see recent posts), which have seemed to emanate most from the unit 3 area, is a result of construction efforts to install this new roof, which may have entailed removing debris or other structures covering the fractured Unit 3 reactor.

Fukushima Daiichi looks wild on the Futaba cam today, with the light unusually emanating...

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