TEPCO report faults operating manual; disputes hydrogen explosion
A committee set up by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) to investigate the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the March 11 tsunami has released an internal document that says the company’s operating manual had not properly prepared workers for a disaster scenario.
According to Fuji TV, the manual apparently gave no instructions on what to do in the event that the system’s emergency diesel generators failed to come online – a worst case scenario that was realized following the tsunami.
The document also states that there was no hydrogen explosion at the No. 2 reactor’s suppression pool, which contradicts previous reports that there were hydrogen explosions at the reactors after they went into meltdown.