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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.
Fan Ying, Tan Yun
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 48 | Number 1 | July-August 2005 | Pages 71-74
Technical Paper | Tritium Science and Technology - Tritium Processing, Transportation, and Storage | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A883
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The Helium blanketing effect on LaNi5-xAlx and ZrCo alloy is researched. Hydrogen absorption and desorption change due to gaseous helium has been investigated by the serial experiments under different conditions. Helium reduces hydrogen absorption and desorption rate, but it would not change the ultimate quantities of hydrogen absorption and desorption. The surface electron spectrum of LaNi5-xAlx was examined by a multi-functional spectrometer. The examination shows that inert gas would not affect the electron state of the alloy surface and also the decomposition and absorption course of hydrogen molecule on the alloy surface. The research shows that Helium blanketing course is divided into two stages of "bulk flow" and "diffusion flow". After reaching the blanketing pressure the microcosmic course is molecule migration controlled by diffusion.