Fukushima Japan Earthquake: nuclear plants Fukushima part 2


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Very impressive performance by TEPCO. They are eating the elephant, one spoonful at a time, as laid out in their longer term plans..
Presumably a similar approach will be implemented later on units 1 and 2. Once that is done, the actual site fuel removal and cleanup can begin.


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I posted about some open-access reports in the thread on Fukushima discussions.

However, there are two important technical books on the accident progression and report by AESJ. They are not open-access, but must be purchased, but are probably worth the money for serious technical analysis.

A Study of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Process
https://www.springer.com/us/book/9784431555421 e-book $89.00

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident
Final Report of the AESJ Investigation Committee
https://www.springer.com/us/book/9784431551591 e-book $129.00
NHK Documentry - Decommissioning Fukushima Daiichi: Tackling Nuclear Fuel Debris


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