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Originally posted by monica86
Problems seem to come in pairs.
But maybe that's just because they managed to get thermomètres working yesterday
Trace of Japan nuke plant radiation in Arizona
Posted on March 23, 2011 at 1:02 AM
NEWS ADVISORY: Black smoke seen rising from Fukushima Daiichi's No. 3 reactor, workers evacuate - Kyodo
TEPCO says white smoke coming from No. 3 reactor at stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant.
TEPCO: Reactor 3 area evacuated, reason for the black smoke there not clear.
TEPCO executive vice president, Sakae Muto, said the core of reactor No.1 was now a worry with its temperature at 380-390 Celsius (715-735 Fahrenheit). “We need to strive to bring that down a bit,” Muto told a news conference, adding that the reactor was built to run at a temperature of 302 C (575 F)
Over a four-day period last week, Japan's crippled reactors released about half as much radioactive Cesium-137 as Chernobyl had nearly 25 years ago, scientists say.
Data gathered by a UN agency's global network of detectors — including four in Canada — indicate the Fukushima power plant emitted "about 50 per cent" of the Cesium-137 as Chernobyl and 20 per cent of that disaster's total emissions of Iodine-131, says an Austrian team at the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics in Vienna.
Radiation Would Have Spurred U.S. Evacuation .
REUTERSFLASH Japan nuclear agency: Smoke at Fukushima no.3 unit is from building that houses reactor
U.S. halts Japan food imports
Originally posted by zorgon
Okay 100 millesieverts per day even outside the 30 km range...
Yukio Edano now admitting the radioactive material is spreading and rain is making it worse
Asked if the situation at the problem reactors was getting worse, Mr Muto said: "We need more time. It's too early to say that they are sufficiently stable."
Radiation 1,600 times higher than normal levels was detected 20km from the power station, the limit of the evacuation area. While radiation at that level is not considered high for a single burst, it could harm health if sustained.
Miniscule amounts of radioactive particles believed to have come from Fukushima have been detected as far away as Iceland. AGENCIES
-At approximately 10:45 pm on March 22nd, the light in the main control room was turned on.
-Until March 22nd, Units 1 through 6 were started to be energized from the external power source.
-At approximately 10:00 am on March 23rd, we started spraying water to Unit 4 using the concrete pumping vehicle.
-At approximately 10 pm on March 22nd, 1 worker who had been working on setting up a temporary power panel in the common pool was injured and transported to Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station where the industrial doctor is.
-At approximately 1 am on March 23rd, 1 worker who had been working on setting up a temporary power panel in the common pool was injured and transported to Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station where the industrial doctor is.
Originally posted by sepermeru
Okay, so I did totally hear him say even outside the range, but I think I also heard him say "could grow EVEN HIGHER even outside the range".
Tokyo, Yokohama firefighters have stopped spraying water on reactor 3 at the Fukushima N-plant because of the gray smoke sighted minutes ago
Originally posted by AstraCat
is there a mistake, or they really mounted concrete pump just to spray water?
Originally posted by zorgonyeah they can use a concrete pump for water... but the info is so muddled you can't trust anything.
Strong quakes in Tohoku region at 6:55pm. 5+ on Japanese scale. Magnitude 4.7, depth 10kms under Fukushima. No tsunami alert - NHK
6:55pm quake was 5+ in Iwaki, which is about 50kms from Fukushima 1 plant.