Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano: radiation level falling

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by ASusilovic, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano says the radiation level on the premises of the quake-damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been falling.

    Edano told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that water is being injected steadily into the plant's No. 1 and No. 3 reactors, but that the injection of water into the No. 2 reactor is not yet stable.

    Earlier in the day, radiation levels as high as 8,217 microsieverts per hour were detected around the plant's main entrance.

    Edano said that although the figure is serious, the level has been falling from its momentary peak. He said he's slightly relieved by this development.

    Edano said that debris from Monday's collapse of the covering of the No. 3 reactor building could be the cause of the 400 millisieverts-per-hour radiation detected around the reactor.

    This level of radiation, which is high enough to affect human health, had been blamed on a fire at the plant's No. 4 reactor, which was thought to have released highly radioactive material into the air.

    Edano also said temperatures in the plant's No. 5 and No. 6 reactors were gradually increasing due to malfunctioning of cooling systems affected by the quake. He added that workers are trying to prevent possible hydrogen gas explosions similar to that at the No. 4 reactor.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 18:53 +0900 (JST)

  2. Cyborg2


    read above and repeat

    5 times :) doctors orders
  3. re Reactor # 3. Have a lead chopper winch drop " empty " weighted ( 500kg to 1 ton ) nozzle ( set to spray "wide" ) interconnecting fire hoses directly into the reactor walls, reverse chopper and release the inter connecting hoses back to fire units positioned west closest to the sea for filtered pumping .Turn on the first hose asap. Repeat the procedure to each of the remaining 3 sides of the reactor wall
  4. Lies lies lies...we shouldn't fall victim to what someone who is clearly covering their own ass says.

    I would expect top officials to lie though, that's what they're best at.