IAEA asks Japan to disclose more info on nuclear disaster

The International Atomic Energy Agency chief, Yukiya Amano, says Japan’s nuclear crisis requires international cooperation.

Yukiya Amano met with Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday, and expressed the need for more information from Japanese officials.

A four man team from the IAEA is now in Japan for monitoring of the situation.

Japan considers Chernobyl solution

Japanese engineers are considering the possibility they will have to bury some of the reactors, at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.  This was the final action taken by the Soviets with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Sand and concrete would be the main ingredients. The Soviets also used boric acid.  South Korea has sent samples of boric […] Continue Reading…

Libya agrees to ceasefire, U.K. & France preping for military action

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa announced that Libya will accept a ceasefire with rebels.

Libyan officials believe the UN Security Council resolution allows the Libyan government to use force in order to protect civilians.

France and United Kingdom say they are preparing for military action. Spain and Norway announced they are prepared to join the enforcement […] Continue Reading…

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants NOT required to have disaster plans

In the 1980’s the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 5-4 that there was no reason to require nuclear plants to create earthquake disaster plans.

In 2003, an earthquake in California, prompted the Diablo Canyon plant officials to come up with a plan.  But, for some unknown reason, they have yet to publish that plan. The […] Continue Reading…

Fire Truck water spraying to begin

An attempt to hit reactor 3 with the water cannon of fire truck was successful.

Plans are to rotate 6 to 7 fire trucks to spray 50 tons of water per day, on reactor 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

The initial attempt using a fire truck, by the Japanese Self Defense Forces, demonstrated that the […] Continue Reading…

High radiation at Fukushima Daiichi, Water dropping Ops not effective

On site radiation levels at 20 millisieverts (20,000 microsieverts) per hour.  This is why attempts to hook up outside electrical power has not taken place.

Tokyo Fire Department staging to take over cooling operations at the plant, when the JSDF has completed their cooling operations.

Officials confirming that water levels still falling in reactors 1, 2 […] Continue Reading…

Liquefaction occured in Japan

Officials in Japan now confirm that liquefaction took place during the 9.0 quake.

This added to the destruction.  Roads, power poles and buildings were damaged directly by liquefaction.

Liquefaction is a major concern in the United States along the New Madrid fault line.  There is evidence, and reports of liquefaction during a series of strong quakes […] Continue Reading…

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