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Originally posted by Curio
Seems to have gone a bit quiet, or is it just me? Reports suggest radiation levels at the plant are dropping and we don't seem to have had a "oh jeez, what now?!?!?" moment for a couple of hours.
Trying to stay positive here...
Originally posted by ethancoop
It's quiet cause it's the middle of the night there. Expect reports to come in around 5-6pm eastern after their day has begun.
Originally posted by whiterabbit85
reply to post by nghtshd
Yes.. Yes there are. The separate earthquakes they're discussing are from different fault lines, thus aren't the result/continuance of the initial quake. They're more troubling because it opens up the possibility that You could be facing quakes/aftershocks from multiple fault lines and multiple directions.
At approximately 6:00am, a loud explosion was heard from within the
power station. Afterwards, it was confirmed that the 4th floor rooftop
area of the Unit 4 Nuclear Reactor Building had sustained damage.
After usage, fuel is stored in a pool designated for spent fuel.
Plant conditions as well as potential outside radiation effects are
currently under investigation.
TEPCO, along with other involved organizations, is doing its best to
contain the situation. Simultaneously, the surrounding environment is
being kept under constant surveillance.
Originally posted by Gamecock
Live geiger in tokyo... I just watched it climb from 16.23 to 17.47 in the last 15-20 minutes.
I saw the 130 CPM emergency thing... but if you could be exposed to this for a few days wouldnt[sic] you want to leave and avoid it?