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Originally posted by butcherguy
I choose not to believe TEPCO press releases.They have been lying all along. They told us at first that there was no explosion, that the roof had collapsed. They knew they were in the process of a meltdown before the explosion occurred.
7:15am More on the danger posed by that second developing problem at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. A Tokyo Electric Power Co spokesman said: All the functions to keep cooling water levels in No.3 reactor have failed at the Fukushima No.1 plant. As of 5:30am, water injection stopped and inside pressure is rising slightly. An emergency report on the plant's condition has been filed with the government, he added.
6:56am AFP says the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where a second reactor system is overheating, says there is a risk of a second explosion. We'll keep you updated right here.
Nuclear accident rated at level 4 The Japanese government rates the accident at the Fukushima Number One nuclear power plant at level 4 on an international scale of 0 to 7.
Two radioactive substances, cesium and radioactive iodine, were detected near the Number One reactor at the plant on Saturday. Their presence indicates nuclear fission of uranium.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said that fuel in the reactor partially melted. It's the first such accident in Japan. A level 4 on the International Nuclear and Radiologocal Event Scale includes damage to fuel and release of significant quantities of radioactive material within an installation.
It's the same level as a criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant in Tokai Village in Ibaraki Prefecture, south of Fukushima, in 1999. The agency called the accident very regrettable even though it was triggered by an earthquake. Sunday, March 13, 2011 07:08 +0900 (JST)
Originally posted by 2012TheEnd
I think it's very sad how CNN lies to us. They say "Since the explosion, radiation levels have dropped" Yet they keep widening the evacuation area. I'm tired of all of the BS they're shoveling.edit on 12-3-2011 by 2012TheEnd because: (no reason given)
- Reactor has been shut down. However, the unit is under inspection due to the explosive sound and white smoke that was confirmed after the big quake occurred at 3:36PM.
- We have been injecting sea water and boric acid which absorbs neutron into the reactor core.
- 2 workers of cooperative firm were injured at the occurrence of the earthquake, and were transported to the hospital.
- 1 TEPCO employee who was not able to stand by his own with his hand holding left chest was transported to the hospital by an ambulance.
- 1 subcontract worker at important earthquake-proof building was unconscious and transported to the hospital by an ambulance.
- The radiation exposure of 1 TEPCO employee, who was working inside the reactor building, exceeded 100mSv and was transported to the hospital.
- 4 workers were injured and transported to the hospital after explosive sound and white smoke were confirmed around the Unit 1.
- Presence of 2 TEPCO employees at the site are not confirmed
- We measured radioactive materials inside of the nuclear power station area (outdoor) by monitoring car and confirmed that radioactive materials level is higher than ordinary level. Also, the level at monitoring post is higher than ordinary level. We will continue to monitor in detail the possibility of radioactive material being discharged from exhaust stack or discharge canal. The national government has instructed evacuation for those local residents within 20km radius of the periphery because it's possible that radioactive materials are discharged.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has decided to suspend the operations of a nuclear power reactor in Fukushima Prefecture, possibly from Sunday, due to trouble that could lead to a water leakage, informed sources said Thursday.
The prefectural government of Fukushima has expanded the evacuation area around Fukushima Number 1 Power Station from an earlier established 10-kilometer radius to a 20-kilometer radius. The decision was made at the instruction of the prime minister's office shortly before 6:30 PM, local time, at a nuclear disaster task force meeting on Saturday. The prefectural government is working to determine which towns and villages fall under the new evacuation order. It is maintaining an evacuation instruction for a 10-kilometer radius around the Number 2 Power Station. Saturday, March 12, 2011 20:14 +0900 (JST)
In the wake of the devastating earthquake in northeastern Japan, chain e-mails and misinformation are circulating on the Internet. E-mails warn that a massive fire at an oil refinery in Chiba triggered by the quake could contaminate rainfall with toxic substances. They advise people to use umbrellas and raincoats for protection. The oil company that operates the refinery says that what the message suggests is not true. It notes that the liquefied petroleum gas from tanks which has burned off hardly affects the human body. The chain e-mails apparently aim to gain attention by propagating sensationalist misinformation. On Twitter, groundless warnings, including one reading that "another quake will hit western Japan", have been posted. In some malicious messages, people pretending to be quake victims called for help. The government warns such misinformation could spread fast on the Internet, hampering rescue and evacuation efforts of those actually affected by the quake. It advises people to reference any claims found in e-mails with information provided by local authorities and relevant companies. Sunday, March 13, 2011 07:09 +0900 (JST)