Reuters is reporting that the French Embassy in Tokyo, is expecting a radioactive wind to hit Tokyo within 10 hours. The wind shifted to the south, and is expected to shift to the west later in the day.
Fire in reactor 4 is being reported as out, by the plant officials. Official say there is […] Continue Reading…
In an NHK ‘explainer’ it was explained how difficult it is to cool down nuclear fuel rods. It takes 3 to 4 years to cool down spent fuel rods, under normal conditions. This shows that the current situation could become Chernobyl like.
NHK interviewed a geology professor. He says all three major tectonic plates, under Japan, acted to create the quake/tsunamis. Professor Kato also says the numerous and powerful aftershocks are due to the Pacific, Philippine and Eurasian plates continuing to move violently.
Professor Kato explained that not all earthquakes are the same.
NHK reporting that reactor 2, Fukushima plant 1, exploded when workers tried to open closed valves. Plant officials say highly possible that fuel rods are melting.
RT reporting that the fire in reactor 4 was a result of an explosion. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano says probably caused by hydrogen gas build up.
More reasons for […] Continue Reading…
Japanese are now being told not to collect rain, or snow, because it could be contaminated with radiation.
This will make the problem of lack of drinking water even worse.
NHK (Nippon Housou Kyoukai/Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is reporting that the confusion over radiation levels is because reports were made sometimes in microsieverts, other times in millisieverts.
1 millisievert equals 1000 microsieverts. 1 rem equals 10 millisieverts. 1 millirem equals 10 microsieverts.
There was more confusion during the nuclear plant official’s press conference. Reporters wanted clarification because […] Continue Reading…
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, said, in regards to getting indoors, if people are inside at their workplace, they should stay there. If you are already inside stay where ever you are.
Prime Minister of Japan announced that radiation levels have reached dangerous levels.
Officials trying to put out fire at reactor 4 say flames are now visible outside the reactor.
Officials now say that they are focusing on putting out fire at reactor 4. Fire is more serious than the earlier explosions.
Reactor 1 & 3 still being flooded with sea water. Reactor 2 can not be flooded after its explosion, a short while ago.
Officials continue to ask people to get inside. Adding that if […] Continue Reading…
Live press conference; official indicating more explosions possible, because they said they are working to “…prevent further explosions”.
Reporters asking for officials to clarify radiation level reporting, because they use different terminology each time in regards to levels officially reported.
Officials now saying get inside, try to get inside concrete buildings. Telling people to “dust off” […] Continue Reading…