Ana's Feed Starting March 21 3PM
Radioactive iodine 126.7 times higher detected in seawater near nuke plant - kyodo news
Radioactive cesium 24.8 times higher detected in seawater near nuke plant - kyodo news
Too early to assess contaminated seawater's impact on fishery product: TEPCO - kyodo news
Gov't orders 4 prefectures to suspend some food shipments
Tidbits from NHK's morning broadcast:
- Spraying of reactor buildings and restoration of power remain suspended - all workers remain evacuated form the area
- Grey smoke from reactor no.3 and white vapor from no.2 are being investigated - both are thought to involve the spent fuel areas
- Radiation readings jumped to 1,932microsievert/hr. "because of wind direction and time of day" - safety agency
- TEPCO apologizes "sincerely"
- Samples of contaminated seawater were taken 100 meters offshore
- 60% of Tokyo market's leafy produce comes from the now prohibited areas
â"A radiation level of 100,000 counts per minute will be introduced as a new standard for decontamination, up from 6,000 counts per minute, the government said, adding that raising the bar will not endanger health."
(Ana's Feed is a collection of Analiese Miller's facebook status entries posted as she takes in the news live in Japan.)
News and blog Links:
Workers at Japan's ravaged nuclear power plant on Tuesday renewed a bid to bring its command center back online and restore electricity to vital cooling systems but an overheating spent fuel pool hampered efforts and raised the threat of further radiation leaks.
Documents show operator failed to carry out mandatory checks at Fukushima Daiichi and allowed fuel rods to pile up
The Japanese police are quietly beginning an investigation into TEPCO, the managing entity of the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor for charges of professional negligence resulting in death or injury. It is not "official" and still in the early stages
After listening to the latest statements by Japanese officials, some of our experts are changing their assessments of the potential of a full meltdown from "wildly unlikely" to "pretty unlikely" or "sort of unlikely," while others are now using terms like "somewhat likely" and "kind of likely, actually" and "awfully bloody likely."
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