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Fukushima reactors status 28 Sept


Fukushima reactors status 28 SeptThe following is the known status as of Wednesday morning of each of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the four reactors at the Fukushima Daini plant, both in Fukushima Prefeture, which were crippled by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.

 

 

 

Due to the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake which occurred on March
11, 2011, TEPCO's facilities including our nuclear power stations have
been severely damaged. We deeply apologize for the anxiety and
inconvenience caused.
With regard to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, on
April 17, we have compiled the roadmap towards restoration from the
accident and then we updated the progress status of roadmap considering
the current situation, on July 19. Accomplishment of the Step1 target
"Radiation dose is in steady decline" has been confirmed. On September 20,
we updated the further progress.
By bringing the reactors and spent fuel pools to a stable cooling
condition and mitigating the release of radioactive materials, we will
make every effort to enable evacuees to return to their homes and for all
citizens to be able to secure a sound life.

Below is the status of TEPCO's major facilities.

*Updates are underlined.

[Nuclear Power Station]
-Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station:
   Units 1 to 3: shutdown due to the earthquake
   (Units 4 to 6: outage due to regular inspections)

* At 11:05 am on September 27, on the second floor of the turbine building
  of Unit 5, while draining lubricant oil of overhead crane to drums for
  inspection of the crane, one of our employees found lubricant oil was
  leaked on the floor. The amount of the leaked oil was approximately 8
  liters, and at about 1:00 pm, we wiped the oil from the floor.

* At approx. 6:17 pm on September 26, one of the pumps (H2-2) of the skid
  of the Cesium adsorption apparatus has shut down. Throughput of the
  apparatus is decreased approx. from 20 m3/h to 16 m3/h. At 11:30 am on
  September 27, we started pump (SMZ-2) in the Skid for filtering out oil
  and technetium, and the throughput was adjusted to approx. 20 m3/h.

-Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station:
   Units 1 to 4: shutdown due to the earthquake

-Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Station:
   Units 5, 6: under normal operation
   (Units 1 to 4 and 7: outage due to regular inspections)

[Thermal Power Station]
-Power supply has returned to normal and facilities damaged by the
earthquake are now being handled in a timely manner.

[Hydro Power Station]
-Power supply has returned to normal and facilities damaged by the
earthquake are now being handled in a timely manner.

[Impacts on Transmission Facilities]
-Power supply has returned to normal and facilities damaged by the
earthquake are now being handled in a timely manner.

[Impacts on Power Supply and Demand Balance]
Thanks to our all customer's energy-saving efforts, we could successfully
maintain an even supply-demand balance in this summer. We express our
deepest appreciation to the efforts.

While we will continue to exert maximum effort to stabilize the
supply-demand balance, we kindly request your continued efforts in keeping
electricity consumption within reasonable levels.

 

 

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