[ RadSafe ] Australian Broadcasting Corporation - News report on Fukushima Meltdown Cleanup

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Tue May 24 17:10:54 CDT 2016

This report was on Australian TV by the time that you read this.  The
headline that Nuclear News and Australian Broadcasting Corporation
used is NOT accurate - the reporter's article says that there is 600
tonnes of mixed concrete, debris, metals and fuel.,

"It's estimated that approximately 200 tonnes of debris lies within
each unit," said TEPCO's Naohiro Masuda.

 "So in total, about 600 tonnes of melted debris fuel and a mixture of
concrete and other metals are likely to be there"


The report looks fairly comprehensive and appears to be accurate with
the exception of the attention grabbing headline that implies that 600
tonnes of fuel have not yet been located.  This fuels claims that the
cores are nowhere to be found.   Suggest those of you in Australia
watch the program and contact ABC to correct the error in the

Roger Helbig

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New post on nuclear-news

Fukushima clean-up chief still hunting for 600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuel

by Christina MacPherson

Reblogged from Nuclear Exhaust:

Fukushima clean-up chief still hunting for 600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuel
Exclusive by Mark Willacy inside the Fukushima nuclear plant for
Foreign Correspondent


The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has revealed that
600 tonnes of reactor fuel melted during the disaster, and that the
exact location of the highly radioactive blobs remains a mystery.

In an exclusive interview with Foreign Correspondent, the Tokyo
Electric Power Company's chief of decommissioning at Fukushima,
Naohiro Masuda, said the company hoped to pinpoint the position of the
fuel and begin removing it from 2021.

Read more… 674 more words

Christina MacPherson | May 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-nGc


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