Photo: Wall of Fukushima Unit 3 fuel pool “covered in some sort of corrosion or buildup”
Published: September 27th, 2012 at 1:40 am ET
The SimplyInfo research team provides a short analysis of the newly released underwater footage from inside the Unit 3 spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi:
In the videos of the pool a couple of things of interest show up. One bent piece of steel may be a fuel assembly storage box. It is not fully confirmed since it is only partially visible in the video but it bears the same general shape and size to the other assembly boxes around it.
Other portions of the videos show either red paint that is wearing off or some sort of red rust or algae buildup. The steel pool wall is also covered is [sic] some sort of corrosion or buildup.
The photo on the right has a basic levels adjustment intended to give a more accurate representation of the wall’s appearance.
Sources: SimplyInfo (L); ENENews (R)