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Japan's trade minister, Banri Kaieda, blames a "safety lapse" for exposing the men to 100,000 times the normal level of radiation found in water used for reactor cooling.
March 25: Workers, who stepped into radiation-contaminated water during Thursday's operation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, are shielded with tarps before receiving decontamination treatment at a hospital in Fukushima, northeastern Japan.
On March 25th, remaining worker was also transferred to Fukushima Medical University hospital. All 3 workers are now being transferred to National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba Prefecture. We will assess radiation dose of 2 worker's leg skin by beta ray. We thoroughly instruct our employees and workers of cooperative companies to recognize APD alarm and evacuate when the alarm rings. We will explain this event, together with appropriate measures to be taken, to the government and to people concerned in order to fully secure the safety in relation to radiation dose management and operations associated with radiation exposure.
Here is information regarding the status of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
station from the news reports aired by NHK in this afternoon and evening on
Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency pointed a possibility that radioactive
material from damaged fuel rods would have leaked into the environment
based on the fact that water containing high amount of radioactive material
was found at unit-3 on March 24. (19:18, March 25)
The self defense force released video image of the nuclear power station
taken from a helicopter. Steam rising from the spent fuel pool of the unit-3
was observed. (18:21, March 25)
Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency ordered TEPCO take preventive step
after the accident in which three workers were exposed to radiation at unit-3
on March 24. (18:50, March 25)
It has been pointed out that the reactor will become eroded if seawater is
injected continually. The self defense force and U.S forces made decision to
consolidate a system to feed freshwater from a large ship of U.S forces.
(16:30, March 25)
Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
Here's where the 2 workers are being transferred: National Institute of Radiological Sciences (I don't take this as a good sign).
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by Silverlok
I mean this quote from zorgon's post is simply a staggering statement from the "professionals":
... We don't have any word on how to proceed at this time
Pumps were inspected at the No.2 and 4 reactors. Inspectors are said to be facing difficulty at the No.2 reactor due to high levels of radiation.
FULL COMMITTE MEMBER MEETING: to provide an update on the recent events at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex due to the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011 (Hearing Room SD-366).
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Energy Committee Hearing Room - SD-366
The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an update for Committee Members and their staff on the recent events at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex due to the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011 (Hearing Room SD-366).
The meeting will be open to the public, and will be webcast live on the Committee's website. An archive video will be available shortly after the meeting is complete.
Dr. Peter Lyons, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Mr. Bill Borchardt, Executive Director for Operations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mr. David Lochbaum, Director, Nuclear Power Project, Union of Concerned Scientists
Mr. Anthony R. Pietrangelo, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute
Originally posted by OneisOne
I think someone needs to invite these 'scientists' to this thread. You all figured this out days ago!!!
Originally posted by nghtshd
Surely you don't think that they just came to realize the corrosive nature of sea water and the possible implications.