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Fukushima News 3/30/14: Radioactive Water Treatment System Is A Joke; Fuel Removal Resumes
Water treatment system halted with pump trouble
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant temporarily halted the key water treatment system at the complex.
Tokyo Electric Power Company says it suspended the sole working line of the Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, on Sunday morning.
A pump that takes contaminated water from storage tanks to check pre-processing water quality was found to have a lower flow rate than usual.
Workers washed the pump on Saturday night, but could not bring the intake flow back to normal.
Later, they succeeded in bringing the pump back to full function, and resumed treatment of the contaminated water.
ALPS is capable of removing almost all nuclear materials from radioactive water at the plant and has been undergoing a test run.
But it recently suffered a series of troubles.
On March 18th, TEPCO halted operation of all 3 lines in the system, after the performance of one of the lines sharply decreased due to malfunctioning filters.
Two of the 3 lines had resumed operation, but water in one of the two was found to be unusually turbid, forcing TEPCO to shut it down again on Thursday.
The utility is hoping to process all the contaminated water in storage tanks by the end of March 2015 but has no prospective date for when ALPS will be back in full operation.
Fuel removal resumes at Fukushima plant
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has resumed the process of removing spent fuel from one of the crippled reactors.
On Wednesday, an alarm suddenly activated and stopped a large crane, as workers were preparing to hoist a cask containing fuel assemblies from the pool at the No. 4 reactor building.
Tokyo Electric Power Company found that a worker had mistakenly operated the crane without releasing an auxiliary brake, causing it to become overloaded.
The problem was fixed, and the removal work resumed at noon on Sunday.
This was the first suspension of the operation since TEPCO started removing fuel units from the pool in the building last November. The utility is removing the fuel assemblies to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
1,533 fuel units were being stored in the pool at the time of the 2011 accident, and 983 were still there on Sunday.
N.Korea warns of 'new form of nuclear test'
North Korea has reacted sharply to the UN Security Council's condemnation of its recent ballistic missile launch, saying it would not rule out a new form of nuclear test.
The North fired what are believed to be 2 medium-range Rodong missiles into the Sea of Japan on Wednesday.
The UN Security Council denounced the move as a violation of UN resolutions.
In a statement issued by the state-run KCNA news agency on Sunday, North Korea's foreign ministry said the council's move is a provocative act that unjustly condemns the North's rocket-launching drills.
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