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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.
Mark L. Bibeault
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 54 | Number 1 | July 2008 | Pages 91-94
Technical Paper | Storage | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST08-A1772
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LANL undertook a program to design, test, and procure a new set of secondary tritium containment vessels to replace older containment vessels. This program was driven by new requirements to meet all metal seal and higher temperature ratings. The testing involved ASME pressure tests, additional pneumatic tests at room and elevated temperature, and drop tests. Testing revealed a fabrication issue with the metal seal and a need to provide a crash bar for drop protection.