SimplyInfo Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup; Nov 2, 2014

Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap
http://www.trust.org/item/20141031005413-ux955/?source=leadCarousel
OPPD employee raked in 1.2 million while the plant failed including OPPD paying his kids college tuition
http://www.ketv.com/news/iteam-former-oppd-employee-made-more-than-1-million-in-three-years/29222858
Rokkasho nuclear fuel reprocessing plant had opening delayed for the 22nd time, this one due to NRA safety screening
http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2014/10/319950.html
Office workers in Tokyo protest possible restart of the Sendai nuclear plant
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201410300075
Radioactive soil stored at Fukushima schools not covered by recent disposal law, has nowhere to go
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/29/national/radioactive-soil-stored-fukushima-schools-covered-recent-disposal-law-nowhere-go/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20japantimes%20(The%20Japan%20Times:%20All%20Stories)#.VFA0x_l4pkA
Taiwan may increase Japan food screening for radiation
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2014/10/30/2003603270
Efforts to restart the reactors at Sendai in Japan have had local resistance.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141020_45.html
Japan tries to use WTO to pressure South Korea to accept radioactive fish exports
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/15/national/japan-pressure-south-korea-lift-ban-seafood-fukushima-seven-prefectures/#.VEBX0vnF8rl
UK wind generated more power than nuclear this week
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29715796
NRA to start inspection work at Kashiwazaki Kariwa end of the month
http://www.nsr.go.jp/activity/regulation/tekigousei/shinsa/genchi/20141030.html
Frozen wall progress (very little)
http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_141023_02-j.pdf
Yet another tank farm to be installed
http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/betu14_j/images/141023j0103.pdf
KEPCO to submit revised Takahama safety plan
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141021_02.html
More public briefings on Sendai nuclear plant
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141022_38.html
Prosecutors to extend investigation into indictment of TEPCO execs
http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2014/10/318884.html
Japan’s …

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Tepco postponed removing molten fuel from Reactor 1 until 2025

Photo : Reactor 1 before covering. Taken on 4/14/2011.

Following up this article.. Tepco accidentally destroyed a part of Reactor 1 cover at dismantling preparation [URL]

On 10/30/2014, Tepco announced they postponed removing molten fuel from Reactor 1 until 2025, when is 5 years later than planned.

Currently Tepco is trying to remove the existing cover, but this is already 6 months behind the schedule.

Their delaying the schedule is due to the change of fuel removing process.

Originally they planned to remove the fuel from Spent Fuel Pool 1 by transforming the existing cover. In the revised plan, they are to build a new structure over Reactor 1 like Reactor 4. Also, in order to remove the molten fuel, they are to replace the cover again.

After all, fuel removal from Spent Fuel Pool 1 is going to be postponed by 2 years, molten fuel removal is going to be postponed by 5 years.

However, neither of the state nor the location of molten fuel is verified. They rescheduled the plan but it is still baseless.

Tepco states the entire decommissioning will be still ending in 30 ~ 40 years, but this is also baseless. The actual decommissioning may take over a century.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/roadmap/images/d141030_10-j.pdf#page=10

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Tepco repousse le retrait des combustibles fondus du réacteur 1 à 2025

Photo : Le réacteur 1 avant sa couverture. Prise le 14 avril 2011.

Article lié : Tepco a accidentellement détruit une partie de la couverture du réacteur 1 en préparant son démantèlement

Le 30 octobre 2014, Tepco annonce qu’ils repoussent le retrait des combustibles fondus du réacteur 1 jusqu’en 2025, soit 5 ans plus tard que prévu.
Tepco essaye actuellement de retirer la toiture existante mais c’est déjà avec 6 mois de retard sur le planning.

Leur report de calendrier est du au changement de méthode de retrait du combustible.
Au départ, ils avaient prévu de retirer les combustibles de la piscine du réacteur 1 (SFP1) en transformant la toiture existante. Dans leur planning révisé, ils vont construire une nouvelle structure par dessus le réacteur 1 comme avec le 4. De plus, ils vont refaire encore une fois la couverture pour pouvoir enlever le combustible fondu.
Au bout du compte, le retrait des combustibles de la piscine à combustibles usagés du réacteur 1 (SFP1) est repoussé de deux ans et celui des combustibles fondus de 5.
Néanmoins, ni la localisation, ni l’état des combustibles fondus ne sont établis. Ils ont revu leur calendrier mais c’est toujours sans fondement.

Tepco affirme toujours que le démantèlement complet sera terminé d’ici 30 à 40 ans mais c’est également au pif. Le démantèlement réel peut très bien demander plus d’un siècle.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/roadmap/images/d141030_10-j.pdf#page=10

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