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From: Sent: To: Subject: Bloom, Steven Friday, April 29, 2011 11:36 AM OIP_lTServices Resource FW: TEPCO Earthquake Information Update on April 29: Unit 4 Fuel Pool Status
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From: 4 illk •(wash) [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 11:29 AM To: Kenji Matsuo Subject: TEPCO Earthquake Information Update on April 29: Unit 4 Fuel Pool Status Dear Friends, Please find Fukushima Daiichi NPS updates below. (1) Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (2) Results of analysis of spent fuel pool water of Unit 4 Contacts: TEPCO Washington Office : 202-457-0790 Kenji Matsuo, Director and General Manager Yuichi Nagano, Deputy General Manager, Masayuki Yamamoto, Manager, Nuclear Power Programs (1) Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station <Draining Water from Underground Floor in Turbine Building (T/B)> El Transference of water at Unit 2 to Centralized Radiation Waste Treatment Facility
At 9:16 am, April
in order to check the transferring facilities and enhance the investigating function, transferring was temporarily suspended (Increase in the water level at the Process Main Building:
1,182mm(as of 9:16 am on April
Water level at the vertical shaft of the trench and T/B (As of 7:00 am on April 2 8th) Vertical Shaft of Trench (from top of grating to Turbine Building surface) Unit 1 1,530mm (O.P. +2,470mm) O.P. +5,050mm (150mm from the bottom) Unit 2 900mm (O.P. +3,100mm) O.P. +3,100mm (1,200mm from the bottom) Unit 3 Unit 4 940mm (O.P. +3,060mm) O.P. +3,000mm O.P. +3,050mm (1,100mm from the bottom) (1,200mm from the bottom)
<Iniection of Nitrogen Gas to the Primary Containment Vessel of Unit 1 (PCV)> / Injection of nitrogen gas - From 1:31am, April 7 th, we started to inject nitrogen gas to PCV by temporary nitrogen generators. - At 1:20am, April 7 th, before we injected nitrogen gas, the D/W pressure was 156.3kPaabs and the pressure was changed to 114.3kPaabs, at 11:00am, April 2 9 th. The amount of nitrogen gas injected was approx. 14,600m 3. <Monitoring of Radioactive Materials> 0 Density of Iodine 131 in the seawater (Reference purpose) 3 Density limit by the announcement of Reactor Regulation: 0.04Ba/cm (Sampling: Everyday) Sampling Location (seacoast) Date Time Density (Bq/cm 3 ) Approx. 30m north to Discharge Canal of Units 5 & 6 of Fukushima 4128 9:30 14:40 0.064 0.041 Daiichi Approx. 330m south to Discharge Canal of Units 1 to 4 of Fukushima 4/28 9:10 14:00 0.020 0.011 Daiichi. Around the north Discharge Canal of Fukushima Daini (10km from 4/28 Fukushima Daiichi) Around Iwasawa Seashore (approx 16km from Fukushima Daiichi) 4/28 8:40 0.016
Ratio to Criteria (times) Approx.1.6 Approx.1.0
The density of Iodine 131 in the sub-drain (for reference) Samplingq interval: three times per week (Mon, Wed and Fri) Sampling Location Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Sampling Date 4/27 10:20 4/27 10:10 4/27 10:00 4/27 11:56 Density (Bq/ cm3) 55 390 28 0.049
Unit 5 4/27 10:50 0.041
Unit 6 4/27 10:40 0.31
Deep Well 4/27 8:39 ND
<Water Injection and Spraving to Spent Fuel Pools> V Results on April 2 8 th [Unit 2] 10:15am-11:28am Injection of freshwater by Fuel Pool Cooling and Filtering System (FPC) (approx. 43t).
Plan on April 2 9th
Injection of freshwater is not planned.
<Water Injection to Reactor Pressure Vessels> [Unit 1] Injecting fresh water: Reactor pressure vessel temperature: At 11:00am, April 29th., <Water feed nozzle> 114.7 C <Bottom of reactor pressure vessel> 95.0 C [Unit 2] Injecting fresh water Reactor pressure vessel temperature
At 11:00am, April
<Water feed nozzle> 119.2 C
[Unit 3] Injecting fresh water Reactor pressure vessel temperature At 11:00am, April 2 9 th, <Bottom of reactor pressure vessel> 112.9 C [Common spent fuel pool] No particular changes on parameters. [Unit 4] [Units 5/6] Reactor cold shutdown. No particular changes on parameters. - At 10:14am on April 2 9th, we changed the amount of injecting freshwater to the reactor of Unit 1 from 10 m 3 /h to 6m 3/h. - From 11:36am to 2:05pm on April 2 9 th, we have checked the status of the 1st floor of the reactor building of Unit 1 and confirmed that there was no significant water leakage from the primary containment vessel. <Others> Since April 2 6 t, we have started spraying the dust inhibitor in full swing (Mountain side area of Unit 5 at a total range of approx. 4,540m 2 on April 2 8 th; East side of Unit 4 turbine building and mountain side area
of Unit 5 at a total range of approx. 11,000m
is planned on April
Since April 1 0 th, we have been clearing outdoor rubbles by a remote control. By April 1 9th, we completed the construction work to strengthen the offsite power supply security between Unit 1 & 2 and Unit 3 & 4 (by setting up multiple power sources). Since April 2 6th, aiming to increase the power supply capacity in future as well as to strengthen the insulation, we have started the construction work to strengthen the offsite power security of Unit 3 & 4. From April 2 2 nd, we commenced the construction work to strengthen the offsite power supply security between Unit 1 & 2 and Unit 5 & 6 (by setting up multiple power sources).
(2)Results of analysis of spent fuel pool water of Unit 4 TEPCO has been observing the water level of the spent fuel pool of Unit 4 since April 2 2 nd. In the course of the observation, we collected 150ml pool water on April 2 8 th As a result of nuclide analysis of the sampled pool water, radioactive materials were detected as shown in the table below.
Date of sampling: April 28 Date of analysis: April 29 Result :Nuclide Cs- 134 Cs-137 I- 131 [Half Life] Approx, 2 year Approx. 30 year Approx. 8 days .. .. 29 April Ar21
49 55 27
88 93 220-
-. Reference) • ( March 4. Turbine Bulding Water Puddle Marc 4 samrpled on March 27 3 (Bq/cm ) . 3.... ND 3-01x106j; 0.13 3x10• .: ND
[Comment] We think the result of this time is consistent with previous result sampled April 12 considering the half lives and buildup of pool water (level increase).
- 1-131 decayed about 1/4 since last time and considering the pool water inventory increase about 1.6 times 3 (water level changed from 7m to 1lm): 220 x (1/4: Decay) x (1/1.6: Pool) = 34 <--4 27 Bq/cm - Cs-1 34,137 decreased mainly by water inventory increase. 3 Cs-134: 88 x (1/1.6) = 55 <---> 49 Bq/cm 3 Cs-137: 93 x (1/1.6) = 58 <--> 55 Bq/cm It is still difficult to evaluate the data itself but judging from the ratio of Cesium versus Iodine-131, we believe these nuclides are come from reactor water of Units 1 - 3. It might be possible to think some fuels are damaged in the spent fuel pool due to the fall of ceiling and walls of the reactor building. Also, there might be some influence from two failed fuels stored in the pool. However, we believe majority of fuels in the pool is sound. (Movie of inside of the pool is posted on http://www.tepco.co.ip/en/news/1 1031 l/index-e.html
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