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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
Toshiki Takahashi, Fusaki P. Iizima, Hidefumi Yamaura, Yoshiomi Kondoh (19P62)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 382-384
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1409
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A model to describe an ion-electron-beam fluid equilibrium state is presented. The effect of the centrifugal force of beam ions on the plasma pressure profile is considered. From the toroidal force balance, it is possible to calculate the temperature and density for both ions and electrons. A preliminary calculation result of the plasma pressure profile in the three-fluid system is presented.