Good news, so far. Ex-SKF has been keeping an eye on TEPCO’s page which reports on its most tricky operation of emptying the Spent Fuel Pool (SFP) of reactor #4 and transferring the contents to a safer location.

  • Breakdown of transferred assemblies: Spent fuel: 132 assemblies/1,331 assemblies
  • Unirradiated New fuel: 22 assemblies/ 202 assemblies

So far, no news of major or minor hiccups whatsoever, and the world hasn’t ended yet.

via #Fukushima I NPP Reactor 4 SFP Fuel Assembly Removal: 10% Done | EXSKF.

10% still leaves a long way to go, and there are of course the SFPs of the other reactors as well which will need to be emptied.

But let’s breathe a sigh of relief that this much has been completed safely, and a round of applause to all those people involved in this.  This blogger has not forgotten them.

And while I’m at it, if you are concerned about high levels of radiation on California beaches, please read

(OT) No, #Fukushima I NPP Did Not Cause High Radiation Reading on California Beach, Experts and Officials Say