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Aug6-11, 04:30 AM
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Quote Quote by westfield View Post
I would be interested to know when the operators at Unit 1 saw the cooling rate was too fast why did they not just use one IC instead of either using both or none?
I reckon you'll be interested in this Tepco document, on the logs and testimony of operator response during the first days after the earthquake.

From the available evidence and testimony, the operators do in fact appear to have opted for the use of just one of the IC systems (the 'A' system) for the control of reactor pressure, judging it to be sufficient to keep the vessel at 6-7MPa, while they initially relied on the HPCI system for the control of the reactor water level.