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

    Dust and soil sample analysis from Fukushima Prefecture to April 1. (map of locations on P12)

    http://www.mext.go.jp/component/a_me...04007_0401.pdf
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    • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

      Battle continues for Fukushima

      Urgent work is continuing on several fronts to contain the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

      Efforts to cool down the reactors continued on Friday. A barge provided by the US Navy is preparing to pump large volumes of fresh water by hose to a water tank near the No.1 reactor......
      01_33_v_s.jpg
      Friday, April 01, 2011 19:25 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_33.html

      Tremors exceeded design limits for 3 reactors

      The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station says 3 of the plant's 6 reactors were shaken on March 11th by tremors exceeding forces they were designed to withstand.

      The Tokyo Electric Power Company, known as TEPCO, says reactor No.2 suffered the largest horizontal ground acceleration of 550 gals, which is 26 percent stronger than the reactor's design limit.......

      Friday, April 01, 2011 19:40 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_39.html

      Fukushima beef cleared of radioactive cesium

      Beef from a village in Fukushima Prefecture that had tested positive for excessive radioactive cesium has been cleared of contamination in a second test.

      Japan's health ministry says Friday's new round of testing did not detect any trace of cesium in meat from the same cattle......

      Friday, April 01, 2011 21:27 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_43.html

      TEPCO releases new footage of Number 4 reactor

      Tokyo Electric Power Company has released new video footage of the Number 4 reactor building at its damaged Fukushima complex.
      The utility firm shot the video using a camera installed on the tip of the long arm of a special construction vehicle....

      Friday, April 01, 2011 22:04 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_42.html
      plz see http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...806#post402806

      TEPCO head office 4/1
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        URGENT: Gov't eyes injecting nitrogen into reactor vessels to prevent blasts

        "The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. are considering injecting nitrogen into containment vessels..."



        http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/04/82625.html

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

          Originally posted by morningperson View Post
          URGENT: Gov't eyes injecting nitrogen into reactor vessels to prevent blasts

          "The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. are considering injecting nitrogen into containment vessels..."

          http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/04/82625.html
          This post says that a physicist, (but not a nuclear engineer), suggested using liquid nitrogen sometime ago.

          http://www.dallasblog.com/2011031610...-nitrogen.html

          by Tom McGregor Wed, Mar 16, 2011, 07:10 PM
          "Nevertheless, Ms. Lin-Hendel has not received a response from the so-called ?technical expert,?.."
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          • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

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

            4/02 09:00 AM
            snap20110402092813.jpg

            Radioactive water may be kept in mega float

            Japan's government is deciding if highly radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant can be temporarily kept in a steel mega float or in US military vessels.

            Highly radioactive materials have been detected in water at the crippled nuclear plant in northeast Japan....
            02_04_v_s.jpg
            Saturday, April 02, 2011 05:33 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_04.html

            TEPCO speeds up work to remove radioactive water

            The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is stepping up work to remove radioactive water that hinders the functioning of the cooling systems.
            Tokyo Electric Power Company is trying to remove contaminated water from the basements of the turbine buildings of the No.1, 2, and 3 reactors......

            Saturday, April 02, 2011 09:05 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_09.html

            Restoring stable cooling systems may take time

            The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is working hard to restore systems that cool reactors in a stable manner by circulating massive volumes of water.
            Currently, freshwater is being poured directly into the reactors and the pools containing spent nuclear fuel rods, to cool them down.......

            Saturday, April 02, 2011 09:05 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_07.html

            TEPCO to get a massive floating platform

            Tokyo Electric Power Company is going to get a massive hollow floating platform from Shizuoka City. TEPCO plans to use it to store radioactive water at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
            The steel mega float is 136 meters long and 46 meters wide. Shizuoka City obtained it after it was used in an on-sea airport experiment off Yokosuka City near Tokyo. In 2003, the city turned the float into a deep-sea fishing park at a cost of about 7.3 million dollars.......

            Saturday, April 02, 2011 09:05 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_02.html

            Higher radiation levels on SDF helicopters

            Higher than normal levels of radiation have been detected on Ground Self-Defense Force helicopters that flew over the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant even after decontamination.
            GSDF sources say hundreds of microsieverts of radiation per hour were detected at engine inlets and other parts of the helicopters, which monitored radiation levels and took aerial pictures of the plant......

            Saturday, April 02, 2011 09:27 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_12.html

            IAEA reports lower radiation levels in Iitate

            The International Atomic Energy Agency says radiation levels in a village 40 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have dropped below its criterion for evacuation.
            The IAEA announced the result of its analysis on Friday.....

            Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:03 +0900 (JST)
            before news http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...806#post402806
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_13.html

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              Radioactive water leaking from No.2 reactor crack

              Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has found that radioactive water is leaking into the ocean from a 20-centimeter crack in a facility wall of the No.2 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

              The power company said on Saturday that the level of radiation has been measured at over 1,000 millisieverts per hour.....
              2011327200026.jpgsankei news
              snap20110402163854.jpgtepco
              Saturday, April 02, 2011 15:46 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_19.html

              Radioactive Water Leaks from Japan Nuclear Plant Into Pacific Ocean

              TOKYO -- A Japanese nuclear official says highly radioactive water is leaking from a damaged nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.Nuclear safety spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama says the air above the leak contains 1,000 millisiverts of radioactivity. Exposure to 500 millisiverts over a short period of time can increase the risk of cancer.

              http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04...pacific-ocean/

              Radioactive water leak confirmed

              Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has identified for the first time a place where high-level radioactive water is leaking into the ocean from the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
              The power company said on Saturday that water has been seeping from a crack in the wall of a 2-meter deep pit that contains power cables near the reactor's water intake........

              Saturday, April 02, 2011 17:33 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_21.html

              High-level radioactive iodine detected offshore

              Radioactive iodine twice the country's legal standard has been detected in seawater at a location 40 kilometers south of the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
              The Japanese Science Ministry on Saturday released the results of a survey based on samples taken 3 days ago. The sample was collected at a spot 10 kilometers off Iwaki City and 40 kilometers from the disabled plant, both in Fukushima Prefecture.....

              Saturday, April 02, 2011 17:49 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_17.html

              Tap water safe again

              Japan's health ministry says test results of tap water show that radiation levels are within safety standards in all municipalities.
              However, the village of Ii-tate in Fukushima Prefecture near the disabled nuclear power plant says the situation will have to be monitored for some time. It's calling on residents not to give tap water to infants as a precaution. On Friday, Ii-tate lifted restrictions on tap water consumption.....

              Saturday, April 02, 2011 21:13 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_28.html

              Efforts to remove radioactive water stepped up

              The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is stepping up efforts to remove radioactive water that has been hindering its attempts to contain the ongoing problem at the power plant.
              Tokyo Electric Power Company is trying to remove contaminated water from the basements of the turbine buildings of the No.1, 2, and 3 reactors......

              Saturday, April 02, 2011 21:13 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_25.html

              Unknown Foreigner Information http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=165151

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

                1,000 millisieverts per hour equals 1 sievert per hour, which is at the lower end of a fatal dose. A dose of 6 sieverts over a short period is nearly 100% fatal within a matter of days or weeks. Also, that measurement was taken in the air above the water. Contact with the water itself could deliver an even higher dose.

                If somebody hasn't confused millisieverts (0.001 Sv) with microsieverts (0.000001 Sv), then that's the most alarming news I've heard since the reactor buildings exploded.

                I hope there is a mistake in the units because data have been reported in both mSv (millisieverts) and uSv (microsieverts) and the media has been throwing around both terms, probably not realizing that 1 mSv equals 1,000 uSv.
                "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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

                  TEPCO press release says "over 1,000 mSv/hour" http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...20&postcount=4
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                  • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

                    crack point & line image
                    over 1000 msv/h
                    snap20110403020902.jpg

                    into the ocean
                    snap20110403020805.jpg
                    damaged
                    snap20110403020819.jpg
                    pit
                    snap20110403020825.jpg
                    repair...emergency measure
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                    • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

                      Radioactive water continues to leak into sea

                      Highly radioactive water continues to leak into the sea through a crack in a pit at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, despite ongoing work to pour concrete into the pit to stop the leakage.....

                      Sunday, April 03, 2011 01:41 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_01.html

                      Radioactive levels measured within 20km of plant

                      The Japanese government and the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant have started to gauge radioactive levels in the air within a 20 kilometer radius of the plant.....
                      03_02_v_s.jpg
                      Sunday, April 03, 2011 05:46 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_02.html

                      Resin sprayed on grounds

                      Test-spraying of a resin solution over debris and the ground to seal in radioactive substances that might otherwise spread further into the environment has begun at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
                      In the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors, preparations progressed to use an external power supply to activate electric pumps to inject coolant water into the reactors....

                      (Apr. 3, 2011)
                      yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110402002976.htm

                      TEPCO: Quake intensity at Fukushima plant exceeded safeguard standards

                      The Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced Friday that the tremors that shook the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant during the March 11 earthquake exceeded plant's quake-resistance standards.....

                      asahi com http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104020232.html

                      Radiation below legal limits found in farm, sea products near Fukushima

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The health ministry said Saturday that lower levels of radiation materials than the legal limits were detected in farm products and seafood in and around Fukushima Prefecture where the crippled nuclear power plant is located......
                      snap20110403123347.jpgsnap20110403123339.jpg
                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

                      Advance party of U.S. military radiation control team arrives

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A 15-member advance party of a U.S. military radiation control team arrived Saturday at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo to help Japan deal with its worst nuclear crisis, a U.S. military official said.....

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

                      PM advisor: effort to stop radioactive leakage

                      An advisor to the prime minister has pledged an all-out effort to contain the leakage of radioactive substances from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex within a few months.....

                      Sunday, April 03, 2011 12:50 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_08.html

                      2 TEPCO workers at Fukushima plant found dead

                      Tokyo Electric Power Company has said two employees who had gone missing since the March 11th disaster were found dead at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.....

                      Sunday, April 03, 2011 13:02 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_11.html

                      小久保 和彦さん Kazuhiko KOKUBO, 24 years old
                      寺島 祥希さん Yoshiki TERASHIMA, 21 years old

                      presumed time of death: 16:00 PM 11 Mar
                      cause of death: hemorrhagic shock caused by multiple injury
                      found point: basement of the Number 4 reactor's turbine building on 30 Mar
                      recovered: 31 Mar
                      autopsy: 2 April
                      tepco http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/english/web/?wb_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tepco.co.jp%2Fcc%2Fpress% 2F11040301-j.html&wb_lp=JAEN&wb_dis=2
                      Last edited by makoto; April 3, 2011, 05:43 AM. Reason: RIP

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

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

                        4/03 18:00 PM
                        snap20110403180328.jpg

                        TEPCO to stop radioactive water leak from plant

                        The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will start injecting water-absorbing polymers into a cracked pit to stop radioactive water from leaking into the ocean.....

                        Sunday, April 03, 2011 14:50 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_13.html

                        Checkups find no problems in children's thyroid

                        Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has said that recent checkups have found no problems in the thyroid of children in the area near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....
                        03_16_v_s.jpg
                        Sunday, April 03, 2011 16:02 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_16.html

                        Fukushima to check industrial goods for radiation

                        The government of Fukushima Prefecture will begin free monitoring of local industrial products for radiation following the leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
                        The prefecture said on Sunday that there is growing public concern about the impact of radiation on industrial products as well as farm and marine produce.........

                        Sunday, April 03, 2011 17:46 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_17.html

                        Edano wants inquiry into Fukushima accident

                        Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has indicated that an independent body should be set up to investigate the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
                        The top government spokesperson was asked about the accident at a news conference on Sunday. Edano replied that an objective investigation should be carried out as soon as possible to prevent a recurrence.....

                        Sunday, April 03, 2011 18:39 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_18.html

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                          Press Release (Apr 03,2011)
                          Employees of TEPCO Who Were Missing at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station


                          Due to the Tohoku-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake which occurred on March 11th
                          2011, two TEPCO employees, who had been working at the turbine building
                          of Unit 4 for site investigation, went missing.
                          We had put all our strengths to search them, and approximately at 3:25 pm
                          and at 3:53 pm, today, March 30th, 2011, those employees were found at
                          the basement of the turbine building and we confirmed their death
                          yesterday.
                          We would like to offer our deep regret that our workers died while
                          working at the plant and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

                          [Deceased Employees of TEPCO]

                          Kazuhiko Kokubo (Age: 24) Operation Management Department One, Fukushima
                          Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
                          Yoshiki Terashima (Age: 21) Operation Management Department One,
                          Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1040302-e.html

                          Press Release (Apr 03,2011)
                          (Comment)Employees of TEPCO Who Were Missing at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station


                          April 3, 2011
                          Tokyo Electric Power Company
                          Tsunehisa Katsumata, Chairman

                          It is the most regrettable fact that we lost two young employees who were
                          working to protect the safety of the Fukushima power station after the
                          earthquake and the tsunami. I would like to offer my deep sorrow that
                          these men died and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
                          We will work to avoid a similar tragedy in the future, and will put all
                          our strength and all our hearts to improve the situation after the
                          incident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

                          May their spirits rest in peace.

                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1040303-e.html
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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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                            30 Mar., around Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station1
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                            Radioactive water continues to leak

                            Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says there has been no change in the amount of radioactive water seeping from the Fukushima nuclear plant after a polymer absorbent was injected into a cracked pit.....
                            03_22_v_s.jpg
                            20110403-107712_L.jpgyomiuri online
                            Sunday, April 03, 2011 19:38 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_22.html

                            Radiation levels gradually decreasing

                            Radiation levels on the ground have gradually decreased or have stabilized in many locations around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Experts say these readings do not pose a threat to human health.....

                            Sunday, April 03, 2011 20:15 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_20.html

                            GE chief promises support for TEPCO

                            The chief executive of General Electric has agreed to offer maximum support to Tokyo Electric Power Company, the owner of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.....

                            Sunday, April 03, 2011 22:14 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_26.html

                            workers at Fukushima plant
                            20110402-178545-1-L.jpg20110329-069935-1-L.jpgyomiuri online

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                              http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/0...7302OH20110401

                              In its attempts to bring under control its radiation-gushing nuclear power plant that was severely damaged by last month's massive earthquake and tsunami, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) is trying to get workers ever closer to the sources of stubborn radiation...

                              Asked on Monday how the contaminated water could be pumped out and how long it would take, a TEPCO official replied, "The pump could be powered from an independent generator, and all that someone would have to do is bring one end of the pump to the water and dump it in, and then run out."

                              Translation: jumpers wanted.

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

                                4/04 08:00 AM
                                snap20110404082956.jpg

                                NISA: Stemming leak will take months

                                Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said a full-scale recovery of cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is needed to stem the leakage of radioactive substances, but that work will take several months.

                                A senior official of the agency, Hidehiko Nishiyama, made the comments at a news conference on Sunday.....

                                Monday, April 04, 2011 05:27 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_04.html

                                TEPCO to examine route of radioactive water leak

                                Tokyo Electric Power Company has tried to stop the leakage of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the sea by obstructing the route of contaminated water. But no improvement was reported on Sunday. The company is going to make another attempt to block the stream on Monday.....
                                04_06_v_s.jpg
                                Monday, April 04, 2011 06:49 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_06.html

                                Japan can't reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25&#37;

                                Vice Minister of the Environment Hideki Minamikawa says it will be hard for Japan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as it previously said.....

                                ....Minamikawa said the accident will have a big effect on Japan's greenhouse gas reduction target. He also said the target was made on the assumption that 8 or 9 nuclear reactors would be in operation by 2020.....

                                Monday, April 04, 2011 06:49 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_07.html

                                U.S. team's mission is to help SDF

                                The primary task of a visiting U.S. nuclear emergency response team will be to help the Self-Defense Forces with operations related to the ongoing nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture, such as decontaminating residents and providing information to assist the SDF's medical activities.
                                According to sources, the U.S. team will also prepare for unexpected contingencies, such as a large-scale radiation leak from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.....

                                (Apr. 4, 2011)
                                yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110403002770.htm

                                Fishermen wary of rumor mill / Worry lack of information could lead to doubts about seafood safety

                                Local fishermen have reiterated concerns that rumors about contaminated seawater could harm their business, after it was confirmed Saturday that highly radioactive water was leaking into the sea from a pit at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
                                The fishermen want the government to find a fundamental resolution to the problems at the plant and to prevent speculation by keeping the public informed.....

                                (Apr. 4, 2011)
                                yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110403002501.htm

                                Dosimeters, more food secured for N-plant crew

                                Tokyo Electric Power Co. has secured 920 dosimeters for personnel struggling to control the crisis at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, resolving a shortage of the devices, a TEPCO spokesman told The Yomiuri Shimbun.
                                The company has also increased the workers' food rations from two meals a day to three, according to Keiichi Kakuta, manager of the plant's public relations department.....

                                (Apr. 4, 2011)
                                yomiuri online http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110403002815.htm

                                Gov't eyes use of huge sheet to contain radioactive substances

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government has asked Tokyo Electric Power Co, operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to study the possibility of containing radioactive substances from four damaged reactors by wrapping their entire containment buildings with a huge amount of sheeting, government sources said Sunday....

                                (Mainichi Japan) April 4, 2011
                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

                                Illegal levels of radioactive substances found in Fukushima mushrooms

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The health ministry said Sunday it has detected radioactive substances higher than the legal limits in mushrooms sampled Friday in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, where the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located....

                                (Mainichi Japan) April 4, 2011
                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

                                Fukushima puts voluntary ban on shiitake

                                The Fukushima prefectural government has urged farmers in Iwaki City to halt shipments of shiitake after one sample of the mushrooms tested was discovered to contain radioactive substances exceeding the legal limit.....

                                Monday, April 04, 2011 12:47 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_14.html

                                TEPCO trying to spot leak

                                Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, is continuing its efforts to identify the exact route of the highly radioactive water flowing into the Pacific from its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex.....

                                Monday, April 04, 2011 12:26 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_12.html

                                Govt did not reveal high level radiation estimate

                                It has been learned that the Japanese government withheld the release of computer projections indicating high levels of radioactivity in areas more than 30 kilometers from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

                                Monday, April 04, 2011 12:38 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_10.html

                                Edano: Radiation leak into sea must be stopped

                                Japan's top government spokesperson says the leak of radioactive water into the ocean from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant must be stopped as soon as possible.....

                                Monday, April 04, 2011 13:16 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_15.html

                                Radiation levels drop or remain flat

                                Radiation levels continue to drop or remain flat on Monday morning in many locations around the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
                                In Fukushima City, about 65 kilometers northwest of the power plant, 2.51 microsieverts per hour of radiation was detected. The reading in Koriyama City, also in Fukushima Prefecture, stood at 2.21.....

                                Monday, April 04, 2011 13:16 +0900 (JST)
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