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0409: The Japanese government has just said there was no marked change in the radiation level after the blast at Reactor 3. According to an article in the New York Times, the US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which is sailing in the Pacific, passed through a radioactive cloud from Japan's stricken reactors on Sunday. Crew members received a month's worth of radiation in about an hour, government officials were quoted as saying.
Originally posted by EnhancedInterrogator
Finally, got into Tepco's English press-release page.
I saw this equivelant post on their Japanese page a few minutes ago, but couldn't pull it up there either. The link's there, but failing due to overload of their server or connection (which is certainly understandable).
For now, here's just the link to it, until I can to content to quote ...
(Mar 14,2011)White smoke around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 3
At approximately 11:01am, an explosive sound followed by white smoke
occurred at the reactor building of the Unit 3. It was believed to be a
According to the parameter, it is estimated that the reactor containment
vessel remains intact. However, the status of the plant and the impact
of radioactive materials to the outside environment are presently under
Some workers have sustained injuries. Ambulances are on their way to care
TEPCO continues to take all measures to restore the safety and security of
the site and are monitoring the site's immediate surroundings.
Originally posted by GullibleUnderlord
worst case what states are effected first ?
Radiation levels around the Fukushima nuclear power plant's reactor No. 3 hit by a hydrogen explosion on Monday have slightly risen, Japanese government officials said.
The radiation background has increased insignificantly," an economics ministry official said.
Originally posted by ethancoop
reply to post by 00nunya00
I sometimes forget that this is ATS; the internet's lone bastion of rationality & measured response.