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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.
H. K. Chiu, S. Noraky, R. M. Hong
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 4 | November 2007 | Pages 1051-1055
Technical Paper | Plasma Engineering and Diagnostics | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST52-1051
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Water flow calorimetry is utilized at DIII-D to quantify injected neutral beam power. As part of the system upgrades for the past year, the old CAMAC-based telemetry system for the WFC diagnostic was replaced by a fiber optic Ethernet-based telemetry system. The difficulty to obtain replacement CAMAC hardware and the prospect of lower noise and spurious signal sensitivity motivated the move to fiber optic Ethernet-based telemetry. The new system was installed and tested during the 2006 physics campaign startup phase. Both the CAMAC-based system and the new Ethernet-based system were used to acquire data from one common neutral beam ion source in the current year. System performance improvements are presented.