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  • "Radioactive Substances and their effect on Health" in.reuters.com
    by Jim Carver 3/26/2011 4:28:27 AM

  • Don't want to think about it
    by CaraBnr 3/26/2011 4:29:14 AM

  • It will still be a couple of days before the Barge makes it there was my understanding but CNN spoke as if they were there already.
    by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 4:30:33 AM

  • Required reading. Highly technical but worth the read. www.google.com
    by Bev 3/26/2011 4:33:11 AM

  • Definitely using fresh water today. Funny about the barge, you'd think the Japanese could make their own RO water.
    by Jim Carver 3/26/2011 4:33:23 AM

  • Thanks, @GeorgeGibb. After these initial couple of days post-birth, the likely day-to-day operational configuration of this your live.blog project will begin to assert itself. Feel free to holler if you need anything in terms of editorial management. Keep going, you're doing fine.
    > Hi all, I have set auto approve for anyone that has made a comment...
    by Albert Lee in Manila 3/26/2011 4:36:44 AM

  • @Albert Lee in Manila thanks
    by George Gibb 3/26/2011 4:37:34 AM

  • The fresh water they are using today is coming from trucks I believe, but CNN said specifically that US forces were helping...I guess i just assumed it was the barge. www.cnn.com
    by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 4:38:39 AM

  • But I'm not sure if the firetrucks are using fresh water. They only said they are "injecting".
    by Jim Carver 3/26/2011 4:41:05 AM

  • Don't know if you guys have this yet...U.S. Department of Energy released data recorded from its Aerial Monitoring System as well as ground detectors deployed along with its Consequence Management Response Teams. blog.energy.gov thanks for the link Bev
    by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 4:41:11 AM

  • Bev: At this juncture, you would think that it would be classified as a Level 6. Are they working on the logistics of an evacuation plan before escalating this thing up? I have to believe that brightest minds in the world are either on the ground or involved in an information-sharing capacity unless the GoJ dissuaded the participation in the beginning. Pride is the greatest sin.
    by Karen Warren 3/26/2011 4:43:03 AM

  • @Karen Warren They are a very proud people. The radio announcer spoke of WWII and how this ain't nothing.
    by Jim Carver 3/26/2011 4:45:30 AM

  • On a lighter note... what happened to Dean? Did he get locked in a chat room? :-)
    by Karen Warren 3/26/2011 4:46:51 AM

  • He was on facebook and said he had to go - so i sent him a fb message with a link to this site.
    by George Gibb 3/26/2011 4:48:24 AM

  • How sad.
    by CaraBnr 3/26/2011 4:49:26 AM

  • Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink, nor fish or veggies to eat... and no heat...
    by CaraBnr 3/26/2011 4:49:27 AM

  • I saw him on the FB re***ters site. Last I heard he turned in. They got up second, before George.
    by Jim Carver 3/26/2011 4:49:29 AM

  • oh ok
    by George Gibb 3/26/2011 4:49:53 AM

  • @Karen I've learned through this process that I truly don't comprehend Japanese culture. The population's reaction has been so unlike anything we would witness here, it's hard to grasp. In a good way, for the most part. But that very polite culture also inhibits the demand for honest answers. I've come to the conclusion that the Japanese people themselves prefer their disasters to be orderly, even if it means dishonesty from TEPCO and the GOJ. Otherwise we would be seeing a demand for answers from the people themselves. Interesting dynamics.
    by Bev 3/26/2011 4:49:55 AM

  • What am I missing? I thought they were reported at very high levels? According to the IAEA: from 3/26 "Japanese authorities today reported data on radiation samples collected 30 kilometres off shore of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on 24 March, and the levels of iodine-131 and cesium-137 showed slight variations from data collected at the same locations on 23 March.

    A vessel from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) collected water samples at eight points 30 kilometres from the coastline and found measurable concentrations of iodine-131 and cesium-137. The iodine concentrations measured were about at Japanese regulatory limits, and the cesium levels were well below those limits."
    by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 4:51:00 AM

  • Workers trying to pump radioactive water from Japan reactors
    www.reuters.com
    by Karen Warren 3/26/2011 4:54:16 AM

  • Re-post This is from the 26th not the 24th Levels of radioactive materials soaring in sea near nuke plant, english.kyodonews.jp
    by Ralph Unger 3/26/2011 4:54:47 AM

  • @Bev I think your right from everything I know about Japanese culture, which is really not that much, even though I had a Japanese girlfriend.
    by Jim Carver 3/26/2011 4:55:33 AM

  • As for level six, it should have been classified as such back when Germany and France assessed it as such. Is the IAEA waiting on the GOJ to give it the go-ahead? Likely. I've always been a proponent of nuclear energy. But it's been made abundantly clear by this crisis that without an international governing board with TEETH, the risks are too great. Noone is at the wheel except those who stand to lose the most by admitting problems.
    by Bev 3/26/2011 4:55:42 AM

  • Even the new plants with gravity fed cooling systems only can go 72 hours without power. In this case even that might not have been enough.
    by Ralph Unger 3/26/2011 4:57:05 AM

  • @Bev That report was eerie. Thankfully NRC at least is thinking about it.
    by marie rich 3/26/2011 4:57:16 AM

  • ok, just read the KYOTO report. It just baffles me this wasteland of conflicting and inaccurate unreliable information.
    by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 4:58:54 AM

  • @Sin Thats been the issue all along
    by George Gibb 3/26/2011 4:59:58 AM

  • Well I'm gonna say something that wouldn't get posted: Sorry. But they might as well turn Fukushima into nuclear waste dump and start bringing waste in. Cause that's what it really is right now. (And a bad one!)
    by Jim Carver 3/26/2011 5:00:19 AM

  • Reuters blog going offline again.
    by Ralph Unger 3/26/2011 5:01:29 AM

  • Ralph, their update was from today at the IAEA. Why are they day behind with information then? Must be on Vienna time. I agree Jim...and it sickens me.
    by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 5:01:30 AM

  • Not to sound flippant, but this all reminds me of the Clash song "Should I stay or should I go..." I bet the GoJ agencies, TEPCO and other engineers, etc. are all screaming at each other about what should be done for the reactors, the people, and the planet.
    by marie rich 3/26/2011 5:01:53 AM

  • I like this one better anyway.
    by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 5:02:24 AM

  • samples collected 30 kilometres off shore of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on 24 March,
    by Ralph Unger 3/26/2011 5:02:34 AM

  • I like to hear what people really think ;)
    by George Gibb 3/26/2011 5:02:52 AM

  • I know Ralph but it was today's update.
    by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 5:03:21 AM

  • by Sinthia Domina 3/26/2011 5:03:53 AM

  • Some of you may have read this last night, but if you missed it, a white paper detailing exactly what's going on inside the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) or in layman's terms, core. www.osti.gov
    by Bev 3/26/2011 5:05:25 AM

  • Data dropout? Bureaucracy?
    by Ralph Unger 3/26/2011 5:05:25 AM

  • How can the IAEA say seawater contamination is ameliorated by dilution!!!! That's a flat out uh, uh, misstatement. Even among nuke rad techs, they don't believe 'dilution is the solution to pollution'.
    by marie rich 3/26/2011 5:08:46 AM

  • 6 hours since the last update on radiation from Tepco. Hiding another spike? www.tepco.co.jp
    by Ralph Unger 3/26/2011 5:09:50 AM

  • IAEA update just now posted :
    Brief Update on State of Fukushima Daiichi Reactors



    Japanese authorities today confirmed a number of developments at the nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi.



    Unit 1



    Workers have restored lighting in the control room and have recovered some instrumentation. As of 25 March, fresh water is now being pumped into the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) instead of seawater.



    Unit 2



    Seawater injection into the reactor pressure vessel continues, and RPV pressures remain stable.



    Unit 3



    Workers are now pumping fresh water into the RPV, while seawater is pumped into the spent fuel pool. In addition, firefighters sprayed water into the reactor building yesterday from the outside.



    Unit 4



    With no fuel in the RPV, concerns remain focused on the condition of the spent fuel pool, and workers continued to use a concrete pump truck to pour water into the pool from above while pumping seawater into the pool through the fuel pool cooling line.



    Units 5 and 6



    Both reactors have achieved safe, cold shutdown, and their fuel pool temperatures have stabilised at acceptable levels.
    by VeenOui 3/26/2011 5:10:25 AM

  • @Ralph Their cam showed smoke belching out all morning
    by marie rich 3/26/2011 5:10:44 AM

  • Steam this morning, but as the air warmed up, now it is invisible steam.
    by Ralph Unger 3/26/2011 5:12:33 AM

  • With the Iodine up 3 times was yesterdays was in seawater.
    by Jim Carver 3/26/2011 5:12:46 AM

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