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With radiation levels around the facility up, TEPCO suspects the core of the No.2 reactor has partially melted, a critical nuclear safety situation. ...
Confirmed the water supply pump for the 4th reactor is broken.
The second reactor - we heard a 'large sound'
All people must close their windows and not breath the outside air. People in those areas please obey the government. The people who live outside of the area should have no fear but we will be sure to let you know.
Update on reactor #1,2 and #3 - we are pouring the seawater in and we're trying to relieve the heat and need to cool it down using firetrucks to pump the seawater into the 1-2 and 3 reactor.
Next, the 4th reactor had a fire on the third floor. It was close to where the 'pool' of the used fuel rods and the power supply pump. We don't know the cause of this but when the employee checked this the fire had already ceased.
Kan raps Tokyo Electric's handling of nuclear crisis
TOKYO, March 15, Kyodo
Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday strongly criticized Tokyo Electric Power Co. for its handling of the earthquake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
''The TV reported an explosion. But nothing was said to the premier's office for about an hour,'' a Kyodo News reporter overheard Kan saying during a meeting with executives of the power company at its head office. ''What the hell is going on?''
Kan strongly ordered the company not to withdraw its employees from the power plant, which has been facing a series of problems since Friday's massive quake, ranging from explosions to radiation leaks.
''In the event of withdrawal from there, I'm 100 percent certain that the company will collapse,'' Kan said. ''I want you all to be determined.''
The government, as well as the public, has been dissatisfied with the company's way of releasing information regarding the crippled nuclear plant.
In an attempt to work more closely together, the government and the company launched Tuesday a joint headquarters of the crisis involving the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
The headquarters set up at the company's head office is headed by Kan, with industry minister Banri Kaieda and TEPCO President Masataka Shimizu serving as its deputy chiefs.
Remains to be seen if water smoothly injected into No. 2 reactor: Edano
Edano denies continued release of high radiation around No. 4 reactor
cooling of #5 #6 reactors appears not to be working properly Edano
Tuesday hydrogen explosion occurred at the reactor nuclear power plant emergency "Fukushima-1 in Japan.
Earlier, Prime Minister Naoto Kan told a televised address in an emergency, because of the fire on the fourth nuclear power plant unit "Fukushima-1" spewed radiation of high concentration, after which the radiation levels exceeded the normal average of 400 times .
Radiation levels at nuclear power plants "Fukushima-1" on Tuesday, three times higher than the permissible one-year norm for humans.
Tuesday morning local time , an explosion occurred on the second power plant "Fukushima-1", after which it became known that the radiation level in the area of emergency plant is not dangerous to humans .
Radiation level in Russia remains normal.
71 station are continiously monitoring the situation.
IAEA says it has been informed by Japan that the fire at the nuclear reactor spent fuel pond has been put out
Wouldn't an event like this have global repercussions ? Would anywhere in Europe be affected ? I am in the UK.
People familiar with the plant said there are seven spent fuel pools at Fukushima Daiichi, many of them densely packed.
Gundersen said the unit 1 pool could have as much as 20 years of spent fuel rods, which are still radioactive.