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..."Because we had no information we were unwittingly evacuating to an area where the radiation level was high so I'm very worried about the people's health," mayor Baba tells AM. "I feel pain in my heart but also rage over the poor actions of the government," he says.
While the people of Namie and the Japanese public as a whole weren't getting any clear idea from their government about the possible spread of radiation, the Americans were.
Just three days after the tsunami crushed the Fukushima nuclear plant Japan's science ministry handed over computer predictions about the radiation dispersal to the US military.
Itaru Watanabe from the science ministry says the government did this to secure US support in dealing with the nuclear crisis. But he admits that maybe that same data should have been shared with the public too.
Originally posted by Purplechive
reply to post by Aircooled
AC - Any idea what the rad readings were? What's all the floaty stuff? And dudes walking around...
- Purple Chive
March 11th and Beyond
The utility says the workers were exposed to up to 3 millisieverts of radiation. The company says the workers had rehearsed the job at the No. 5 reactor, the same type as the No.2, in order to minimize their exposure.
TEPCO says Tuesday’s operation went smoothly and it will insert the endoscope on Thursday as scheduled. It hopes to gain the first internal view of one of the damaged reactors since the accident.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that it has passed an industrial endoscope into one of the reactors that suffered meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the first attempt by the plant operator to directly check the interiors of the crippled reactors.
The outcome of the 70-minute survey into the No. 2 reactor is expected to be announced later in the day. Confirming the state of the melted fuel is likely to be difficult through the investigation, but the utility may be able to gather more information on the reactor's conditions.
According to officials of the utility, known as TEPCO, the industrial endoscope, 8.5 millimeters in diameter, was to have been inserted into the reactor's primary container through a hole located about 2.5 meters from the floor of the building housing the reactor.
* 6 Unit was in a refueling outage at the time of the event and core was off loaded to the SFP
* First fire in the reactor building was a small generator lube oil fire. IAEA reports that fire was put out at 2200 EDT, March 14.
* Radiation levels 150-1000 mrem/hour at 1000 EDT on March 16. 2011. at site -gate. (Site gate is same for each unit.)
* Second fire began at 1645 EDT, March 15, 2011 in reactor building. Fuel reported to be uncovered.
* Radiation level outside Unit 4 reported to be 30R/hour following second fire.
* High radiation dose rates measured between Units 3 and 4, source is suspected to be the Unit 4 spent fuel pool.
* The spent fuel pool’s ability to retain water is in doubt, no steam – likely dry.
Originally posted by Human0815
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Originally posted by Human0815
TEPCO fails to clearly see inside damaged reactor
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has failed in an attempt to get clear images from inside damaged reactors using fiber-optic lines.
What a Shame for Tepco
TEPCO says that the photos showed no serious damage or deformation to walls and pipes.
It's the first time that TEPCO has examined the inside of the damaged reactors since the disaster. The company says it must understand the state of the reactors before it can complete its shutdown of the plant.
TEPCO failed to link data device to backup power
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it failed to supply emergency electricity to a devise that sends information on the reactors to a government nuclear safety agency............
TEPCO says it had planned to connect the device to an emergency power source in November 2010 -- 4 months before the March 11th disaster. The utility says it did not complete the procedure as an available cable was too short to connect the device.
TEPCO adds that it discussed a date for connecting the device with the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. But TEPCO says it did not see connecting the device to emergency power as an urgent task.
HOW FUGGIN HARD IS IT TO GET A LONGER CABLE!!!
The ministry found that the maximum radioactive cesium level of the ash exceeded 40,000 becquerels per kilogram.
The SPEEDI systems key failures were that it was unable to get information related to reactor cores at the site of the accident and made calculations based on the input of provisional data. This allowed for even less reliability in the accuracy of the information produced.
It was also shown that the SPEEDI system was unable to make any accurate predictions regarding the area of radioactive contamination as the materials dispersed during the accident changed frequently due to changes in wind direction.
Toshimitsu Honma, chief of the group and director of the Nuclear Safety Research Center, said....SPEEDI “can predict nothing more than wind direction.”