Items of interest - Fukushima watch. On the second item , if the info wasn't from Tepco , I would feel a greater comfort level. As Tepco has lied through their teeth to date , I guess we shall see what happens with unit 4.
Though Tepco stopped the water leakage, coolant system is still not back on. At the moment, they can’t estimate when they can recover it. Also, they estimated the temperature increases at 0.5℃/h, it’s increasing at over 1℃/h. It went up by 22℃ within 18 hours. Currently the temperature of SFP is 55℃.(10:00 JST) The safety limit is 65℃. At this pace, it will reach 65℃ about in 10 hours.
About the information disclosure, it is tweeted like these below
４号機プールに関し経産省からの新たな情報。福一担当者たちがさぼっているのではなく、彼らはミサイル情報集約担当でもあって、今そちらの仕事をしているそうです。つまりミサイル騒ぎの間は、原発は放っておかれるらしい。こんなことで大丈夫？ — 谷岡郁子 (@kunivoice) April 13, 2012
(Tweet of Ms. Tanioka, a member of the House of Councilors from The Democratic Party of Japan)
New information about SFP of reactor 4 from METI. The staff of METI is not being lazy, they are occupied to collect information about missile of North Korea.
フクイチ４号機の現状；４月１３日午前９時２５分に東京電力お客様相談室の佐藤さんに電話で伺いました。１２日１５時５５分に冷却水の漏洩はとまり、１６時５１分にヒドラジンの漏洩も止まったが、現在、人も入って原因究明中で、電源は回復していない。本日の記者会見は１８：００時からの予定。 — 木下泰之 (世田谷区議会議員) (@kinoshita_kugi) April 13, 2012
(Mr. Kinoshita Setagaya ward councilor)
The current situation of reactor 4. Today I called the customer center of Tepco at 9:25 4/13. The water leakage was stopped at 15:55 4/12, hydrazine leakage was stopped at 16:51 as well.However, now they are still investigating what caused it, coolant system is not recovered yet. Today’s press conference will be from 18:00.