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Monday, March 21, 2011

Tense situation in Fukushima

The uncertainty on the defective nuclear power plant in Japan to take several times to rise to smoke and steam. The authorities are sticking to their strategy. Off the coast is increasing the radiation exposure of Meerwassers.

Heat makes it difficult to work
Continued heat hampered the efforts to bring the partially destroyed nuclear power plant in Fukushima one (Daiichi) under control. On reactor block 3 rose on Monday and Tuesday to smoke - according to the Japanese Defense Toshimi Kitazawa be an indication of burning debris or oil. The white steam over Block 2, however it were to heated water.

The forces and workers were therefore taken to safety on Monday night in order not to compromise even more. On Tuesday, the work to restore the power supply for reactor technology were then taken up again as the spokesman for the Nuclear Safety Agency (NISA), Hidehiko Nishiyama, said at a press conference in Tokyo.

Work on Unit 2 to be completed
The authorities hope that this work can be completed in block 2 to Wednesday. Should it encounter unforeseen defects could, however, this delay also said Nishiyama. In addition to Block 2, the power of unit 1 is again possible. Goal is to restore lighting in the control rooms and to bring the regular cooling of the plants going.

Also at the reactor units 3 and 4 is a power line has been laid, said the authority spokesman. Once it is established that the technology is intact, there will ebgenfalls started with the electrical connection work. In the less critical reactor block 6, the power supply is according Nishiyamas an emergency generator with diesel. This will soon be also replaced by an external line from the outside.
Strong radioactive pollution of the sea

The reactor blocks are to be sprayed again in the next few days with water to prevent overheating. Because of the residual heat in the reactors supplied to evaporate the water so far, so that a continuation of the use of pumps and water cannon was necessary, said spokesman NISA Nishiyama. In particular, the reactor units 3 and 4 should be re-sprayed with water.

Meanwhile, a strong radioactive contamination of sea water was found. In iodine-131, a value was measured, which the legal maximum by a factor of 126.7 climb, NHK television reported on Tuesday. In cesium-134 is 24.8 times the radiation in cesium-137, 16.5 times higher than permitted. After evaluation of the sample from a site 100 meters south of the damaged power plant operating company, announced the Tepco further tests off the east coast of Japan's main island Honshu.

52 comments:

  1. Just hope all this works out... :\

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  2. Hope they pull through and prevent any further radiation.

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  3. This is sounding very serious - like they need things to be any worse.

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  4. I hope it doesn't melt down... radiation going towards Tokyo would be really bad

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  5. Heart goes out to everyone in Japan!

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  6. I really hope everyone in Japan stays safe. There are some amazing rescue stories that are really overshadowed by the whole nuclear thing...

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  7. great post! can't wait for another! following!

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  8. They got some trouble if they cant get it all under control.
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  9. Does this mean real life superheroes in Japan?

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  10. I hope they sort it out. Could do with a cup of coffee after reading this :)

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  11. I wonder, would ultraman be real in the future. heh.

    I know Japan can make it through. They one tough nation to beat. :D

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  12. It's really messed up in Fukushima :/

    Followed :)

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  13. I really hope the people in Japan wont get hurt

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  14. Radioactive water can be a real problem, especially if the sea life gets infected. Maybe some fishers caught some fish that were infected already, and these fishes could been sold/eaten.

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  15. Such an unfortunate series of events. I hope this gets resolved as soon as possible so that those poor people can begin rebuilding their lives. Thanks for the post, very informative.

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  16. Can nuclear power ever be completely safe?

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  17. Crap, I hope everything ends fine in Japan :(

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  18. I'm going to be the usual asshole and say: "What idiot builds a Nuclear Powerplant on such a location".

    I know they did it for the water, but hey, last time I checked rivers provide water aswel.

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  19. My neighbor called his new dog "Fukushima" :S

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  20. The nuclear power plant stands on the border between humanity's greatest hopes and its deepest fears for the future.

    On one hand, atomic energy offers a clean energy alternative that frees us from the shackles of fossil fuel dependence. On the other, it summons images of disaster: quake-ruptured Japanese power plants belching radioactive steam, the dead zone surrounding Chernobyl's concrete sarcophagus.

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  21. Very tense times in Japan, theres things going on all over the world at the minuite its crazy

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  22. Japan's indeed getting hit pretty hard. They'll pull through, though. Everything is rather well-organised and all, so yeah

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  23. My heart really goes out to the Japanese people, they're working hard to get their stuff together though.

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  24. i do not like nuclear energy... just too much responsibility for humanity to handle

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  25. Hope they get the reactors sorted ASAP

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  26. it makes the world tense with this urgent situation,hope they sort this mess out soon

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  27. I'm sure they will rebuild everything

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  28. I wonder how these events will change their culture.

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  29. If something like a meltdown happens, how much would it spread? All the way to the US?

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  30. Stuffs getting crazier everyday.

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  31. i am glad they got the second reactor under control.

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  32. gotta keep hoping for the best.

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  33. Wieso schreibst du deinen Blog auf Englisch?

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  34. interesting thoughts, followed!

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  35. hope everything turns out alright over there followed

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  36. Eeegh... hope it turns out alright.

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  37. This whole situation went from bad, to shitty, to absolute hell...

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  38. My thoughts are always with them. I hope they get their shit sorted soon

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  39. things will eventaully calm down.. lets hope!


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  40. I wish them nothing but the best!

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  41. they'll bounce back. please keep us posted!

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