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Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Charge Federal Regulators With Favoring Secrecy Over Safety
Richard H. Perkins and Larry Criscione are precise and formal men with more than 20 years of combined government and military service. Perkins held posts at the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration before joining the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Division of Risk Analysis in 2008. Criscione landed at the agency a year later, after five years aboard the USS Georgia as a submarine warfare officer. Now both men are also reluctant whistleblowers, stepping out publicly to accuse the NRC of being both disconcertingly sluggish and inappropriately secretive about severe -- and in one case, potentially catastrophic -- flood risks at nuclear plants that sit downstream from large dams. A number of nuclear safety advocates who have looked into the matter in recent weeks have echoed their complaints, and a collection of documents obtained by The Huffington Post -- including a 4-year old internal communication plan for NRC officials seeking to head-off criticism of its handling of the dam threat, as well as detailed correspondence between Criscione and NRC leadership on the issue -- appears to lend credence to the engineers' concerns. Taken together, the documents and charges shed new light on an agency that has been repeatedly criticized for allowing plant owners to delay crucial safety improvements for years, and for diligently withholding information not as a way of protecting the public interest, but as a way of protecting itself.
1.07m (as of 11:00 , 12/6 )
※10：Water level adjusted due to restovation works
- At 2:23 PM on December 5, Unit 2 spent fuel pool alternative cooling system was suspended in prior to the suspension of the common MC1A scheduled on December 6 for recovery work (connecting the cable) of MC1A-2A interconnected line cable damage occurred on November 2. The cooling will be suspended until December 7. The pool water temperature when the cooling was stopped was 14.5℃ and the pool water temperature increase rate during the suspension is 0.211℃/h. The amount of temperature increase is estimated to be approx. 11℃. There is no problem with the spent fuel pool water temperature control considering the sufficient margin to the maximum allowed temperature (65℃).
MAP 4.8 2012/12/07 09:23:04 37.822 144.175 35.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.7 2012/12/07 09:13:24 37.721 143.746 35.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.7 2012/12/07 09:01:54 37.741 143.543 35.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.5 2012/12/07 08:48:15 37.849 143.581 34.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 3.4 2012/12/07 08:46:35 58.176 -151.278 50.0 KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 6.2 2012/12/07 08:31:15 37.939 143.763 29.2 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 3.1 2012/12/07 08:27:01 60.206 -144.057 34.9 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 7.3 2012/12/07 08:18:24 37.889 144.090 36.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Having the M7.3 of 12/7/2012, Mr. Nagai from Meteorological agency warned bigger earthquake of M8.0 class is expected.
The M7.3 was one of the aftershocks of 311, which was outerrise type of the earthquake. M8.0 class of the earthquake was expected but the last one was smaller.
There is a possibility that a bigger outerrise type one occurs at North or South of this epicenter.
Outerrise type of the earthquake is a normal fault type caused by the stretched and split Pacific plate outside of the Japan Deep.
It was expected to happen as a reaction of 311, which was reverse fault type.
December 09, 2012 - JAPAN - Concerns are rising that Japan could be hit by another massive earthquake after a magnitude-7.3 quake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan on Friday.
The quake struck in the same region that was battered by last year's massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered the Fukushima nuclear crisis. High-rise buildings in Tokyo swayed for minutes during Friday's quake and at least two people were injured. Japan's Asahi Shimbun reports that aftershocks could continue and warned residents in the northeastern region to exercise caution. Japan's Defense Science and Technology Institute says the latest tremor is especially alarming, adding an earthquake with a magnitude of eight or over could soon strike the country.