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Unit 2 Containment Pressure Drops In Half

Unit 2 containment pressure dropped by about half yesterday. TEPCO cites closing a valve allowed the pressure to slightly regain inside containment. TEPCO does not explain clearly why the valve was open and if it was intended to be that way. They state that none of the monitoring posts increased. TEPCO’s cited changes in pressure: <Changes in Unit 2 reactor containment pressure> 00 minutes 11:00 pm, the 23rd August: = 13.19Kpa g 40 minutes 11:00 am, the 24th August (valve closed after operation) =  6.62Kpa g: 3:00 pm:the 24th-August  = 7.18Kpa g <Changes in the flow rate of the Unit 2 reactor containment vessel gas management system> 00 minutes 11:00 pm, the 23rd August: = 16.03Nm3 / h 40 min 11:00 am, the 24th August (valve closed after the operation): = 12.66Nm3 / h 00 min 3:00 pm the … Read entire article »

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TEPCO’s Plan To Extract Melted Reactor Fuel

TEPCO has a plan to remove the melted fuel from the reactors. It involves flooding containment with water and extracting the fuel with robots. No details on how this will be conducted on three leaking reactor buildings remains to be seen. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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Tools To Help With Language Barriers

One of the difficulties in sharing information internationally has been language. Groups from all over the world are following the events in Fukushima. Pertinent documents are in so many different languages. Documents on Chernobyl might be in German. Nuclear information from the US in English. Important documents in Japan in Japanese, also newspaper articles and first person accounts. Many people throughout the world don’t speak or read a second language, or the right one to decode that important bit of information. Over the last five months we have found some coping mechanisms to help. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content … Read entire article »

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The difference between types of radiation

Radiation from nuclear accidents is frequently expressed by the media as “just like an x-ray” or “equivalent to an x-ray”. This comparison is grossly incorrect. Many times internal exposure will be again, incorrectly compared to an x-ray. These faulty comparisons give the public a false sense of security. The International  Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War have an excellent paper that clearly explains the differences between medical diagnostics and a nuclear accident. Please share this article widely. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may … Read entire article »

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Sample Documents Gallery

This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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GE Whistleblower Nuclear Physicist Jack Shannon

This interview offers a revealing look inside the nuclear industry from an ex-industry insider.  Jack Shannon was employed by General Electric as a contract engineer for their work with the  U.S. Navy reactor program.  In that capacity, he designed the nuclear power plants that still power most of the nuclear submarines and cruisers in the fleet. Jack Shannon Part 1 Jack Shannon Part 2 Jack Shannon Part 3 Jack Shannon Part 4 Jack Shannon Part 5 You have to be a brave person. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it … Read entire article »

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