Reactor 1 surface temperature reached 400 Celsius. The design limit is about 300 degrees Celsius, according to officials.
Water spraying has resumed on reactor 1.
Fukushima Daiichi suffered a 6.0 quake today, one of dozens of aftershocks since the 9.0 quake.
Russia’s Emergency Ministry announced they were ending search and rescue efforts in Japan.
The Russian rescue team was the largest international team, manpower wise, and started work near the cities of Sendai and Ishinomaki.
No survivors were found, only 115 bodies.
The Dutch are sending off at least six F-16 fighter jets, a tanker aircraft, a mine sweeping ship and 200 service personnel.
Japanese officials have asked people to not give infants tap water.
This is based on government limits on radiation levels that are considered harmful to infants. Radioactive iodine is one of the contaminants found in the water. Radioactive iodine causes thyroid cancer.
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“We continue to see radiation coming from the site … and the question is where exactly is that coming from?” -James Lyons, IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency said that some reports given to them by TEPCO, are missing data for spent fuel pools.
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The United States has become the first country to ban shipments of food from Japan, for radiation contamination reason.
The U.S. ban is on any dairy, vegetable and fruit coming from the area around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The Japanese government is telling people not to eat any leafy vegetables, not just spinach, from Fukushima prefecture. They also say turnips area no go as well. One leafy vegetable has 150 times the safe limit of radiation.
Also, shipments of parsley and milk from Ibaraki prefecture, have been halted.
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TEPCo said that Japan needs to prepare for rolling blackouts well into summer 2011.
The power shortage is a direct result of the nuclear disaster.
TEPCo is warning Japanese industries to make plans for the power shortage, such as reducing production.
Several Prefectures reporting aftershocks of 3 to 6 on the Japanese quake scale.
At least 5 prefectures were mentioned, including Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki and Tokai.
People in Fukushima say two quakes hit, and they were sharp upward jolts. In another prefecture they reported an upward jolt. In yet another prefecture a sideways jolt followed by an […] Continue Reading…
President Obama is trying hard to convince France and the United kingdom to give NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) the command and control role for the war against Libya.
Obama is up against the wall after he insisted to Congress that direct U.S. involvement would be over in days. It’s been several days.
The British and […] Continue Reading…