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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.
R. K. Musyaev, A. A. Yukhimchuk, B. S. Lebedev, A. O. Busnyuk, M. E. Notkin, A. A. Samartsev, A. I. Livshits
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 54 | Number 2 | August 2008 | Pages 523-525
Technical Paper | Materials Interactions | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST08-A1868
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To develop the membrane pumping technology by means of superpermeable membranes at RFNC-VNIIEF in the "Prometheus" setup, the experiments on superpermeation of hydrogen isotopes through metal membranes were carried out.The experimental results on superpermeation of thermal atoms of hydrogen isotopes including tritium through a cylindrical vanadium membrane are presented. The possibility of effective pumping, compression and recuperation of hydrogen isotopes by means of superpermeable membrane was demonstrated. The evaluation of membrane pumping rates and asymmetry degree of pure vanadium membrane was given.The work was performed under the ISTC-2854 project.