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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

(more) news on Fukushima

Steve Herman (VOA) tweets:

Fukushima nuke crisis worsening...
about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

TEPCO: Water level rises to cover 1.2 m of No. 2 reactor's fuel rods. That's the good news...

But rad level at Fukushima-1 No. 2 reactor exceeded legal limit about 3 hrs ago.

Japan Nucl. & Industrial Safety Agency: Reactor's pressure-suppression system likely damaged

TEPCO: All workers being evacuated except those critical for trying to cool the reactor.

Recorded rad peak emission of 8217 µSv/hr this morning At Fukushima-1 is 8x/legal limit.

Kyodo quotes TEPCO for first time admitting possibility of a "meltdown" at Fukushima-1

Japan chief gov't spokesman to meet with reporters in 45 min. Also we're expecting a statement to the nation from Prime Min. Kan soon.
about 5 hours ago via TweetDeck

Please listen calmly, Kan says.
about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck

Japan PM Kan: "Every possible method has been used to cool the reactor..."

Kan: Radiation has spread from the reactors and readings seem "very high."

Kan: "We need now for everyone to move out of 20km radius around the Fukushima-1 plant."

Those within 30km should remain indoors.

That was for those around Fukushima-1.

Kan says for Fukushima-2 everyone should evacuate 10km radius.

Edano: Reactor No. 4 is on fire.
about 4 hours ago via TweetDeck

Edano: Hydrogen being generated so we're seeing radioactive substances being released.

Edano: Blast at No. 2 reactor came 30 mins. after incident at No. 4.

Edano: Hole observed in No. 2 reactor.

Edano: Water injection ops continuing at 1,2,3 reactors at Fukushima-1. Going smoothly. We believe cooling is effective.

Edano: 800 staffers were evacuated at Fukushima-1. 50 remain working on emergency cooling.

Edano: Very little possibility of harm to human health from these reactors. (??)

Edano says Prime Min. Kan made final decision on not evacuate those in 20-30km zone.

Japan top gov't spokesman says spent fuel in Reactor 4 explosion could be causing the fresh, very high rad readings.

(By the way, I am about 75 km from the nuke plant, for those asking).

Kyodo: Radiation 400 times annual legal limit measured near Fukushima No. 3 reactor.
about 3 hours ago via web

Kyodo: Hydrogen explosion occurs at Fukushima No. 4 reactor.

TEPCO: Fire at No.4 reactor apparently put out.

Kyodo reporting "small amounts" of above normal levels of radiation detected in Tokyo.

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