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  • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

    Aerial photos reveal Fukushima plant damage

    Aerial photographs of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant show the scope of the devastation caused by tsunami and hydrogen explosions.

    NHK obtained the high resolution photos taken from an unmanned plane on March 20th and 24th. An aerial survey firm in Niigata Prefecture, Air Photo Service, took them at the request of the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company.....
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    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 08:48 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_08.html
    Last edited by makoto; March 29, 2011, 11:44 PM. Reason: TEPCO CEO Masataka Shimizu was hospitalized for hypertension and vertigoes

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      unit3 & 4
      20110330-087898-1-L.jpgyomiuri online
      unit4,3 & 2
      47news


      sankei news

      High radiation levels in waters off Fukushima

      The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says radioactive iodine in excess of 3,300 times the national limit was found in seawater near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Tuesday afternoon. This was the highest measured in waters off the plant.
      The level of radioactive iodine-131 found 330 meters south of a water outlet of the plant was 3,355 times regulated standards at 1:55 PM on Tuesday....
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      Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:23 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_21.html

      Draining efforts continue

      Tokyo Electric Power Company is struggling to drain off highly radioactive water that is thought to have leaked from 3 reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

      The vital work to cool down and stabilize the troubled reactors is being hampered by the leakage....
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      Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:55 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_20.html

      Edano: Cover may be used to stop radiation

      Japan's top government spokesman says the government and experts are considering whether to cover the reactor buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant with a special material, to stop the spread of radioactive substances.

      Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters on Wednesday the experts are also examining the use of a tanker to collect irradiated water at the plant.
      Edano said a variety of options are being studied to minimize radioactive contamination in areas around the plant, and to prevent health hazards....
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      Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:56 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_18.html

      Radioactive elements in No.1 reactor tunnel

      Japanese nuclear safety officials say radioactive iodine and cesium have been found in water at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant coming from a tunnel outside the turbine building of the No.1 reactor.

      The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says the levels of radioactive substances detected are low, at one-to-ten percent of those occurring in an operating nuclear reactor.....

      Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:57 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_22.html

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        Thank your for the updates, Makoto. There is some good news about options being considered to control radiation release.

        I hope that more food and water can be supplied to the workers soon, just so they are as comfortable as possible.
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          Dust and soil measurements out to 45 km around Fukushima Daiichi, from March 23-29. Includes map of sample locations. http://www.mext.go.jp/component/a_me...04007_3010.pdf
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            Press Release (Mar 30,2011)
            The status of water analysis in the trench of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station


            As to the water found in the trench of Unit 1, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
            Power Station, we conducted the sampling on Mar 29th. Today, we informed
            NISA and Fukushima prefecture of the result of the nuclide analysis
            attached as the appendix.

            We intend to conduct the sampling and analysis for Units 2 to 4 on the
            same part. As soon as we have the result, we will inform you.

            Appendix:The result of the nuclide analysis of water in the trench of
            Unit 1, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(PDF 7.59KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/110330e2.pdf

            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1033004-e.html
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              Kan, Obama hold third talks since quake

              Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan and US President Barack Obama say their two countries will continue to cooperate closely in dealing with the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 14:47 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_23.html

              Air may be leaking from reactors No. 2 and 3

              Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says air may be leaking from the No 2 and No 3 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
              The agency was responding at a news conference on Wednesday to speculation that low pressure inside the 2 reactors was due to possible damage to the reactors' pressure vessels....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 15:15 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_25.html

              TEPCO chairman apologizes

              The chairman of the Tokyo Electric Power Company has apologized for trouble and anxiety caused by radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
              Tsunehisa Katsumata on Wednesday was speaking to reporters in Tokyo for the first time since problems at the plant surfaced. The firm's president, Masataka Shimizu, was hospitalized for hypertension and dizziness on Tuesday night....
              47news
              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 16:37 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_28.html

              TEPCO halts work to remove radioactive water

              The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suspended work to move highly radioactive water from the basement of the turbine building into the turbine condenser at the No. 1 reactor.
              Tokyo Electric Power Company suspended the operation on Tuesday morning after the condenser became full of water....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 16:37 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_26.html

              Soil checked for radiation before rice planting

              Japan's agriculture ministry is to check soil around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant for radiation, before the start of rice planting next month.
              Levels of radioactive cesium-137 as high as 2,200 times the normal figure have been detected in soil about 40 kilometers northwest of the plant.
              Cesium-137 stays in the environment for a long time, as it has a half-life of 30 years....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 16:39 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_29.html

              Kaieda urges safety steps at other nuclear plants

              Japan's industry minister has urged power companies across the country to secure emergency energy sources for their nuclear power stations.
              Banri Kaieda told reporters on Wednesday that the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant was due to a failure to secure emergency electricity and a loss of cooling systems at the reactors.....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 16:57 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_27.html

              Smoke from Fukushima Daini nuclear plant

              Tokyo Electric Power Company says smoke was seen coming out of the turbine building at the No.1 reactor of the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant.
              The company notified the fire department after it confirmed smoke was being emitted from around the electric circuit board on the building's first floor shortly before 6:00 PM on Wednesday.

              The smoke was no longer visible as of 7:00 PM......

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 19:12 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_41.html

              Smoke from Fukushima Daini nuclear plant

              Tokyo Electric Power Company says smoke was seen coming out of electrical equipment in the turbine building at the No.1 reactor of the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant.

              The Daini plant is located about 10 kilometers south of the crippled Daiichi plant.

              The company says an alarm was activated at around 5:50 PM on Wednesday to show an abnormality in the electrical equipment on the 1st floor of the turbine building.....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 21:02 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_42.html

              Japan to step up monitoring radiation in waters

              The Japanese government announced that it will step up monitoring of radioactive substances in a wide area of water around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
              Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano made the remark at a news conference on Wednesday. The announcement comes after high levels of radioactive iodine-131 were detected at a point 330 meters south of one of the plant's water outlets on Tuesday. The levels were 3,355 times higher than the acceptable limit set by the government.....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 19:26 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_37.html

              Areva CEO arrives in Japan to help at Fukushima

              The CEO of French nuclear reactor maker Areva says she will meet with Japanese officials to improve the situation at the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

              Speaking to an NHK reporter on her arrival at Narita Airport, near Tokyo, on Wednesday afternoon, Anne Lauvergeon pledged full cooperation. She brought along a team of experts, the first such group to arrive from France since the outbreak of the incident......

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 20:32 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_33.html

              TEPCO chief shows no road map to end nuke accident

              The chief of the Tokyo Electric Power Company says he cannot now present a road map for resolving the serious accident at the firm's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as many factors remain unclear.
              TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata made the remark at a news conference on Wednesday.....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 20:32 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_39.html

              Japan-US teams working on Fukushima plant trouble

              The Japanese and US governments are working together to tackle trouble at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
              The Japanese government has set up 4 working groups led by Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Tetsuro Fukuyama and prime ministerial advisor Goshi Hosono.....

              Wednesday, March 30, 2011 20:32 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_35.html

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                Maybe this is the 'cover' that was mentioned previously. I couldn't imagine a mechanical cover. I hope this helps but worry about possible fumes and their effects on workers in the area.

                http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapc...lear.spraying/
                Solution to combat particle dispersal to be tested at Japan plant
                By the CNN Wire Staff
                March 30, 2011 1:03 p.m. EDT
                Tokyo (CNN) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. will begin spraying a liquid aimed at preventing the dispersal and scattering of nuclear particles in and around the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the company said Wednesday.

                The spraying, on a trial basis, will begin Thursday and is dependent on acceptable radiation levels for workers, Tokyo Electric said in a statement. The liquid is said to be able to stick to nuclear particles when it dries -- and will also stick to other particles, such as dust.

                One of the liquid's main components is a water-soluble synthetic resin called Kuricoat C-720G, which will be mixed with water before spraying. The resin, which envelops nuclear particles, is also used in glue, the company said. It is manufactured by a Japanese company....
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                  Press Release (Mar 30,2011)
                  Smoke generation from the turbine building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2 (2nd Release)


                  On approximately 5:56 pm, March 30th 2011, TEPCO employee discovered smoke
                  generation from power panel (*)at the turbine building Unit 1 (Reactor cold
                  shoutdown). On 5:57 pm, March 30th 2011, TEPCO immediately reported this
                  incident to the fire department.

                  Subsequently the fire department consisting of TEPCO employee inspected the
                  area. On approximately 6:13 pm, March 30th 2011,we confirmed the smoke
                  generation stopped after interrupt electrical supply to the power panel.

                  From now, the fire department will conduct inspection around the area.

                  TEPCO will also conduct an investigation into a cause in detail.
                  This incident will not cause any effect of radiation externally.
                  (Previously announced on March 30th, 2011)

                  On 7:15 pm, March 30th 2011, the fire department made a judgmental decision
                  that this incident was caused fault of the power panel, they found no signs
                  of fire.

                  (*) power panel: power supply board to supply electricity to the motor of
                  a drawing water pump to the outdoor duct.

                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1033012-e.html

                  Press Releases

                  Press Release (Mar 30,2011)
                  Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 8:00 PM Mar 30th)

                  ...

                  Draining water from underground floor of turbine buildings
                  - Unit 1 Draining water was started at around 5 pm on March 24th and it
                  was stopped at around 7:30 am on March 29th, because we confirmed that
                  the water level reached almost full capacity of a condenser. At present,
                  we are preparing removal the water from a condensate storage tank to a
                  suppression pool water surge-tank.
                  - Unit 2 We started to remove water from a condensate storage tank to a
                  suppression pool water surge-tank from around 4:45 pm on March 29th.
                  - Unit 3 We started to remove water from a condensate storage tank to a
                  suppression pool water surge-tank from around 5:40 pm on March 28th.
                  - Unit 4 The implementation of the work is under examination.

                  ...

                  - On March 28th, a puddle of water was found at a centralizedc
                  environmental facility process main building. As a result of a
                  radioactivity analysis, on March 29th, we detected approximately
                  1.2 x 10Bq/cm3 in a full dose at a radiation controlled area and 2.2 x
                  10Bq/cm3 in a full dose at a non-controlled area.

                  ...

                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1033013-e.html
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                    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(F1) live cam
                    05:00 AM to 19:00 PM(up date frequency 1time/h)

                    3/31 10:00 AM
                    snap20110331103722.jpg

                    Many countries helping Japan tame N-plant

                    Countries around the world have pitched in with equipment, materials and experts to help bring the critical situation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant under control.

                    Although radiation levels monitored around the plant are on the decline, fine dust mixed with radioactive materials have been detected in the air.
                    One way to reduce the risk of radiation exposure is to introduce robots to handle dangerous tasks. The United States has stepped into the breach by offering to dispatch robots to Japan for use in the nuclear plant free of charge....

                    (Mar. 31, 2011)
                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110330005713.htm

                    Troubles at Fukushima plant persist

                    Workers are still struggling to resolve the problems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant where the disposal of radioactive water is hindering cooling efforts.
                    The chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company, Tsunehisa Katsumata told reporters on Wednesday that it is uncertain when cooling functions can be restored to stabilize the situation at the plant....

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 07:56 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_04.html

                    Test to contain radioactive dust

                    Teams working on the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are going to use a synthetic resin to try and prevent radioactive dust from becoming airborne or being washed into the sea.
                    The hydrogen explosions earlier this month at the Number One and Three reactors spread contaminated dust and debris over a wide area.....
                    31_05_v_s.jpg
                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 07:57 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_05.html

                    US nuclear regulator to step up safety measures

                    The head of the US nuclear regulator says the country must consider measures to boost the safety of its power plants following Japan's nuclear crisis.
                    Gregory B. Jaczko, chairman of the Regulatory Commission testified before a Senate committee on Wednesday following a trip to Japan this week to discuss the ongoing battle at the Fukushima facility.....

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 07:57 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_06.html

                    IAEA to dispatch marine analyst to Fukushima

                    The UN nuclear watchdog has decided to dispatch a marine environment expert to Fukushima to analyze seawater surrounding the troubled nuclear power plant.
                    Participants at an International Atomic Energy Agency meeting in Vienna on Wednesday agreed to send an additional staff member from the Marine Environment Laboratory in Monaco to Japan this week.....

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 08:01 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_03.html

                    Areva to help TEPCO remove contaminated water

                    The head of the Japanese subsidiary of the world's largest nuclear energy firm says he is ready to help remove contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima plant.
                    The news comes after radioactive iodine-131, about 3,355 times regulated standards, was found in the sea near the Daiichi power plant on Tuesday - the highest recorded level so far.....

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 08:01 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_01.html

                    Obama pushes for nuclear power despite Fukushima

                    US President Barack Obama has reiterated his support for more nuclear power, despite growing public concern in the wake of the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
                    Speaking in Washington on Wednesday, Obama praised the perseverance of the Japanese people as they struggle to recover from the March 11th quake and put the stricken plant under control.....

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 09:51 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_11.html

                    US to send robot to combat Japan nuclear crisis

                    The United States plans to send a remote-controlled robotic device to Japan next week to help combat the crisis at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
                    The robot, built to withstand high-level radiation, will be shipped from the US Energy Department's laboratory in Idaho. American experts who would train Japanese operators will also come to Japan.....

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 09:51 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_08.html

                    Radiation in seawater at new high

                    Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says.....
                    ....The level is 4,385 times higher than the legal standard, and far above the 3,355-times level detected on Tuesday.

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:06 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_17.html

                    Plant workers rushing to remove contaminated water

                    The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, is stepping up efforts to remove radioactive water pooled around reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The water has been hampering work to cool the reactors.

                    Water contaminated by high-level radiation has been found inside turbine buildings at the No.1 through No.4 reactors, as well as in tunnels outside the buildings......

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:57 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_14.html

                    IAEA reports high radiation outside exclusion zone

                    The International Atomic Energy Agency says radiation levels twice as high as its criterion for evacuation were detected in a village 40 kilometers from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

                    This is outside the 20 kilometer exclusion zone and the 20-to-30 kilometer alert zone where the Japanese government advises voluntary evacuation.....

                    Thursday, March 31, 2011 13:29 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_18.html

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                      Press Release (Mar 31,2011)
                      The results of nuclide analyses of radioactive materials in the air at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (10th release)


                      On March 22nd 2011, as part of monitoring activity of the surrounding
                      environment, we conducted nuclide analysis of radioactive materials
                      contained in the air which were collected at the site of Fukushima Daiichi
                      Nuclear Power Station, which was damaged by Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyo-Oki
                      Earthquake. As a result, radioactive materials were detected and
                      therefore, we summarized the results and reported them to Nuclear and
                      Industry Safety Agency as well as to the government of Fukushima
                      Prefecture. (previously announced)

                      On March 30th, 2011, we conducted nuclide analysis of radioactive
                      materials contained in the air which were collected on the same date at
                      the site of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. As a result,
                      radioactive materials were detected as shown in the attachment. Therefore,
                      we summarized the results and reported them to Nuclear and Industry Safety
                      Agency as well as to the government of Fukushima Prefecture today.

                      We are planning to conduct these surveys continuously.


                      attachment1:The result of the nuclide analysis of radioactive materials in the air at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/110331e1.pdf (PDF 35.7KB)
                      attachment2:The result of the nuclide analysis of radioactive materials in the air at the site of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station
                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/110331e2.pdf (PDF 36.9KB)
                      attachment3:Nuclide analysis of radioactive materials in the air Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Western Gate) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/110331e3.pdf (PDF 31.1KB)
                      attachment4:Nuclide analysis of radioactive materials in the air Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/110331e4.pdf (PDF 36.3KB)


                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1033101-e.html
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                        Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(F1) live cam
                        05:00 AM to 19:00 PM(up date frequency 1time/h)

                        3/31 18:00 PM
                        snap20110331180704.jpg

                        Up to 1,000 bodies left untouched near troubled nuke plant

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radiation fears have prevented authorities from collecting as many as 1,000 bodies of victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami from within the 20-kilometer-radius evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, police sources said Thursday.

                        One of the sources said bodies had been "exposed to high levels of radiation after death." The view was supported by the detection Sunday of elevated levels of radiation on a body found in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, about 5 km from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station....

                        (Mainichi Japan) March 31, 2011
                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm109000c.html

                        Sarkozy offers nuclear linked support to Japan, urges currency stability

                        NANJING, China (Kyodo) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday offered support to Japan in the nuclear field amid fears of radioactive leaks from a nuclear power plant in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan.

                        Speaking at a meeting of finance ministers, central bankers and academics from the Group of 20 major economies in Nanjing, China, Sarkozy called for stability in exchange rates, saying the yen's surge after the quake and tsunami was "unacceptable" as it deviated from economic fundamentals.....

                        (Mainichi Japan) March 31, 2011
                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm110000c.html

                        Fukushima nuke crisis to be discussed at G8 summit

                        The Japanese and French leaders say they have agreed that the crisis at the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will be high on the agenda of the G8 summit scheduled for May in France.
                        Prime Minister Naoto Kan and French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke to reporters on Thursday after meeting in Tokyo....

                        Thursday, March 31, 2011 19:10 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_33.html

                        Kan & Sarkozy to cooperate in handling nuke crisis

                        The leaders of Japan and France have confirmed that they will work together to solve the ongoing crisis at the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.
                        French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Prime Minister Naoto Kan's office in Tokyo on Thursday.....

                        Thursday, March 31, 2011 19:10 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_28.html

                        Govt may scrap nuclear energy plan

                        Prime Minister Naoto Kan has reportedly hinted at the possibility of a fundamental review of the government's nuclear energy plan.
                        Communist Party leader Kazuo Shii met Prime Minister Kan on Thursday to discuss the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.....

                        Thursday, March 31, 2011 19:10 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_27.html

                        US to send emergency response unit to Japan

                        The US military is sending Marines specialized in responding to nuclear emergencies to Japan to help deal with the trouble at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
                        Japan's Self-Defense Force Joint Chief of Staff Ryoichi Oriki announced the measure on Thursday....

                        Thursday, March 31, 2011 19:36 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_30.html

                        Nuclear watchdog defends its decision

                        Japan's nuclear safety watchdog says it sees no reason to change the zone for which the government advised residents to stay indoors or evacuate voluntarily.
                        The Nuclear Safety Commission made the remark to reporters on Thursday, following reports by the IAEA that radiation levels twice as high as its criterion for evacuation were detected in soil at a village outside the zone.....

                        Thursday, March 31, 2011 19:37 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_34.html

                        Radiation monitors not given to each worker

                        NHK has learned that Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has not provided every worker at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant with radiation monitors, breaking government rules.
                        High levels of contamination have been detected at the Daiichi power complex following a series of hydrogen explosions that have scattered radioactive substances.....

                        Thursday, March 31, 2011 19:37 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_31.html

                        Work continues to remove contaminated water

                        Tokyo Electric Power Company is continuing its efforts to remove radioactive water pooled in the basement of the turbine buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
                        The presence of water contaminated by high-level radiation at the Number 1 through Number 3 reactors is hampering work to restore the reactors' cooling systems.....

                        Thursday, March 31, 2011 19:43 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/31_32.html

                        Students cancel enrollment at universities in disaster-stricken area over radiation fears

                        Public and private universities in Fukushima Prefecture, which hosts Japan's troubled nuclear power plant, have received a barrage of inquiries about radiation, and some would-be students have cancelled their enrollments over radiation fears.
                        According to data compiled by the Mainichi Shimbun, at least 11 would-be students had cancelled their enrollments for universities in Fukushima Prefecture as of March 30 over fears related to earthquakes and the nuclear crisis. All of the universities which have had cancellations are located outside the zones around the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant designated for evacuation or staying indoors. In addition, the levels of radiation in the areas where the universities are located are very low. Experts are urging people to "act calmly"....

                        (Mainichi Japan) March 31, 2011
                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

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                          Press Release (Mar 31,2011)
                          Detection of radioactive materials from the seawater around the discharge canal of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(11th release)


                          On March 21st 2011, radioactive materials were detected from the seawater
                          around the discharge canal (south) of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
                          Station which was damaged by the 2011 Tohoku-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake.
                          This is the result of the sampling survey of radioactive materials in the
                          seawater which was implemented as a part of monitoring activity of
                          surrounding environment. We have informed the result to Nuclear and
                          Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) and Fukushima prefecture.
                          (previously announced)

                          On March 30th 2011, we have conducted re-sampling survey to examine the
                          effect of radioactive materials in the seawater. Today, we have informed
                          the result to Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) and the
                          government of Fukushima Prefecture, because radioactive materials were
                          detected as shown in the attachment.

                          We will continue to conduct similar sampling survey.

                          attachment1: The result of the nuclide analysis of the seawater (Around the discharge canal (north) of Unit 5 and 6 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station) 8:40 (PDF 7.60KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e10.pdf
                          attachment2: The result of the nuclide analysis of the seawater (Around the discharge canal (north) of Unit 5 and 6 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station) 14:15 (PDF 7.60KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e11.pdf
                          attachment3: The result of the nuclide analysis of the seawater (Around the discharge canal (south) of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station) 8:20 (PDF 7.61KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e12.pdf
                          attachment4: The result of the nuclide analysis of the seawater (Around the discharge canal (south) of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station) 13:55 (PDF 7.61KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e13.pdf
                          attachment5: The result of the nuclide analysis of the seawater (Around the north water discharge canal of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station ) 10:00 (PDF 7.58KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e14.pdf
                          attachment6: The result of the nuclide analysis of the seawater (Around Iwasawa shore at Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station) 9:05 (PDF 7.61KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e15.pdf
                          attachment7: Radioactivity Density of Seawater (PDF 54.0KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e16.pdf

                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1033109-e.html

                          Press Release (Mar 31,2011)
                          A correction of "The status of water analysis in the trench of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station"


                          We would like to make a correction to a part of appendix "The result of
                          the nuclide analysis of water in the trench of Unit 1 Fukushima Daiichi
                          Nuclear Power Station" of "The status of water analysis in the trench of
                          Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station" announced on 30th March. We
                          apologize for any inconvenience and would like to correct as follows:

                          <Correction part and context>

                          - "The result of the nuclide analysis of water in the trench of Unit 1
                          Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station"
                          ?Densityensity (Bq/cm3)
                          Tc-99 (Approx. 6 hours) Approx. 2.8 x 10-1
                          ( Before: Tc-99 (Approx. 6 hours) Approx. 2.0 x 10-1)

                          Appendix:"The result of the nuclide analysis of water in the trench of Unit 1 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Revised)" (PDF 10.4KB)
                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e17.pdf

                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1033110-e.html

                          Press Release (Mar 31,2011)
                          The detection of radioactive materials in the water on 1st basement of turbine building at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station


                          On March 28th 2011, we received advice from Nuclear Safety Commission of
                          Japan to conduct sampling survey of the water on the first basement of
                          turbine building of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station as well as to
                          reinforce the sampling survey of seawater in order to secure safety and to
                          monitor the leakage of the water on the basement into underground and/ or
                          sea.

                          On March 30th, 2011, we conducted nuclide analysis of radioactive
                          materials, the sample of which was collected from the water on 1st
                          basement (sub drain) of turbine building at the site of Fukushima Daiichi
                          Nuclear Power Station. Because radioactive materials were detected as a
                          result, as shown in the attachment, we reported the result to Nuclear and
                          Industry Safety Agency as well as to the government of Fukushima
                          Prefecture today.


                          Appendix:Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: the result of measurement of sub drain(PDF 11.2KB) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp.../110331e18.pdf
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                          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                            Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(F1) live cam
                            05:00 AM to 19:00 PM(up date frequency 1time/h)

                            4/01 08:00 AM
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                            Radiation detected in beef, vegetables

                            Radiation exceeding safety standards has been detected in beef from Fukushima and vegetables from Ibaraki, Tochigi and Chiba prefectures.
                            The health ministry says it detected 510 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, above than the national limit of 500, in round beef from a cow raised in a village in Fukushima prefecture on Wednesday. The beef has not been shipped.....

                            Friday, April 01, 2011 05:09 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_05.html

                            Tsunami footage of Fukushima thermal plant posted

                            Video footage of the March 11th tsunami, apparently taken by someone at a thermal power plant in Fukushima prefecture, has been posted on YouTube.
                            The video was apparently taken from inside the Tohoku Electric Power Company's Haramachi thermal plant in Minamisoma City.....
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                            47 news
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRYgBzZIGuM
                            <iframe width="180" height="150" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.co.jp/maps?hl=fr&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=h&amp;brcurrent=3,0x6 020bd8efeb27f57:0x4bc7f8df7b936e97,1,0x6020962e7af db745:0x83c3b3148934831b&amp;ll=37.665478,141.0175 04&amp;spn=0.010191,0.01545&amp;z=14&amp;output=em bed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.co.jp/maps?hl=fr&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=h&amp;brcurrent=3,0x6 020bd8efeb27f57:0x4bc7f8df7b936e97,1,0x6020962e7af db745:0x83c3b3148934831b&amp;ll=37.665478,141.0175 04&amp;spn=0.010191,0.01545&amp;z=14&amp;source=em bed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">hara town thermal power station</a></small>
                            Friday, April 01, 2011 05:09 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_08.html

                            Researcher explains how radiation reaches Tokyo

                            A Japanese researcher explained to NHK how radioactive substances that leaked from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have spread and reached Tokyo and other parts of the Kanto region.
                            Hiromi Yamazawa, a Professor at Nagoya University graduate school, says that high levels of radiation have reached Kanto at least twice since the nuclear plant accident....

                            Friday, April 01, 2011 05:09 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_03.html

                            Singapore bans imports of vegetables from Shizuoka

                            Singapore has announced that it has suspended imports of vegetables and fruit from central Japan due to radioactive contamination.
                            Singapore has increased its surveillance of food imports from Japan since the start of the trouble at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to ensure that they are safe for consumption. About 380 samples so far have been tested for radioactivity.....

                            Friday, April 01, 2011 05:09 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_07.html

                            TEPCO to ensure radiation monitoring for workers

                            Tokyo Electric Power Company says it may postpone low priority work at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to ensure radiation monitoring for workers.
                            TEPCO said on Thursday that the quake destroyed many radiation monitors and that only 320 out of the 5,000 it had prior to the disaster are now available.....

                            Friday, April 01, 2011 07:36 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_09.html

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                              Radioactive substances in underground water

                              Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has detected radioactive substances in underground water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
                              TEPCO, operator of the plant, has been checking below-ground water on the advice of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan.....

                              Friday, April 01, 2011 11:23 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_17.html

                              IAEA: High level of iodine-131 outside zone

                              The International Atomic Energy Agency has revealed that iodine-131 was the radioactive substance that exceeded its criterion for evacuation in a village 40 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
                              The agency did not give the name of the substance at its news conference on Wednesday.
                              The village of Iitate to the northwest of the plant is outside the 20 kilometer exclusion zone and the 20 to 30 kilometer alert zone where the Japanese government advises voluntary evacuation....
                              01_13_v_s.jpg
                              <iframe width="150" height="150" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=fr&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=h&amp;ll=37.679048,14 0.735056&amp;spn=0.002547,0.003197&amp;z=16&amp;ou tput=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=fr&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=h&amp;ll=37.679048,14 0.735056&amp;spn=0.002547,0.003197&amp;z=16&amp;so urce=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">iitate village</a></small>
                              Friday, April 01, 2011 11:40 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_13.html

                              GE: Fukushima reactors have no structural defects

                              The chief executive of General Electric has stressed that the GE reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have no structural problems.
                              Jeff Immelt spoke to NHK and other media outlets on Thursday. Some observers say the No. 1 and 2 reactors, the oldest types at the plant, have a flaw in their designs.....

                              Friday, April 01, 2011 12:24 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_21.html

                              TEPCO reprimanded over sloppy radiation checks

                              Japan's nuclear safety agency has reprimanded Tokyo Electric Power Company over its failure to ensure the safety of workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant due to shortages of radiation monitors.

                              Some teams of workers had to share a radiation monitor, although they are supposed to have one each. Many monitors stopped working after the massive quake....

                              Friday, April 01, 2011 13:30 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_24.html

                              Program errors force TEPCO to review all data

                              Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will review all data on radiation leaked from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, citing errors in a computer program.
                              The utility says it found errors in the program used to analyze radioactive elements and their levels, after some experts noted that radiation levels of leaked water inside the plant were too high......

                              Friday, April 01, 2011 15:39 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_28.html

                              Vehicle tries to enter Fukushima Daiichi plant, breaks into Daini plant

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A vehicle of what appears to be right-wing campaigners tried to enter the radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and then broke through the gate of the nearby Fukushima Daini power plant Thursday, the government's nuclear safety agency said.

                              The driver of the vehicle was later seized by police, and the agency said it ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the two plants in Fukushima Prefecture, to take all measures to ensure security especially from the viewpoint of nuclear material protection......

                              (Mainichi Japan) April 1, 2011
                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

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                                Press Release (Apr 01,2011)
                                The record of the earthquake intensity observed at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (Interim Report)


                                This is the record of the earthquake intensity observed at the lowest
                                basement of the reactor buildings of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
                                Station and Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station when the
                                Tohoku-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake occurred approximately at 2:46pm on March
                                11th, 2011.

                                This report also contains Maximum Response Acceleration based on
                                "Regulatory Guide for Reviewing Seismic Design of Nuclear Power Reactor
                                Facilities (Revised in 2006)".
                                We will endeavor to keep collecting as much data as possible and examine
                                it in more detail.

                                [Table]
                                The comparison between Basic Earthquake Ground Motion and the record of
                                the earthquake intensity observed at the lowest basement of the reactor
                                buildings of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and Fukushima Daini
                                Nuclear Power Station when the Tohoku-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake occurred.

                                1.gif

                                【Reference】
                                Threshold for reactor scram at each unit(The reactor automatically stops
                                if the intensity of the quake exceeds the threshold.)

                                2.gif

                                Glossary
                                ? Observed Record of Earthquake Intensity
                                Record that indicates the intensity of an earthquake (Unit: gal)

                                ? Regulatory Guide for Reviewing Seismic Design of Nuclear Power Reactor
                                Facilities
                                Revised in September 2006 based on the newly accumulated knowledge on
                                seismology and earthquake engineering and advanced technologies of
                                seismic design, this is a regulatory guide in reviewing the validity
                                of the seismic design of nuclear power reactor facilities.

                                ? Basic Earthquake Ground Motion Ss
                                A basic earthquake ground motion in seismic design of facility,
                                stipulated in Regulatory Guide for Reviewing Seismic Design of Nuclear
                                Power Reactor Facilities

                                ? Maximum Response Acceleration against Basic Earthquake Ground Motion Ss
                                Assuming Basic Earthquake Ground Motion Ss in the evaluation of the
                                earthquake-proof safety, this is the Maximum value of the quake of a
                                building, which is expressed in acceleration.
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