Wednesday, January 24, 2018

6.2 Earthquake in Japan off Honshu


See the story here: https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/979dd63e-3e3e-3fef-8704-5dc8af96b5db/ss_japan-hit-by-6.2-earthquake.html

The quake appears to have been far north of Fukushima. Map here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/6-2-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-japan-usgs-9892074

Daiichi looks unchanged, at least, above ground:





Who knows what is going on underground. TEPCO has not been forthcoming about the implications of recent robotic findings from reactor unit 2:

CHIKAKO KAWAHARA January 20, 2018 Melted nuclear fuel seen inside No. 2 reactor or at Fukushima plant. The Asahi Shimbun http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201801200017.html
Unit 2 seems to be missing quite a bit of fuel.



2 comments:

  1. japan wants to open 20 reactors in earthquake zones. Abe wants to build 18 new reactors in fukui.