[ RadSafe ] TOKYO (AP) - Japanese authorities will release slightly radioactive vapor to ease pressure
doug.huffman at wildblue.net
Fri Mar 11 16:36:10 CST 2011
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- From the kindly provided IAEA site http://www.iaea.org/press/?p=1133
Japanese authorities have informed the IAEA?s Incident and Emergency
Centre (IEC) that officials are working to restore power to the cooling
systems of the Unit 2 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
plant. Mobile electricity supplies have arrived at the site.
Japanese officials have also reported that pressure is increasing inside
the Unit 1 reactor?s containment, and the officials have decided to vent
the containment to lower the pressure. The controlled release will be
filtered to retain radiation within the containment.
Three reactors at the plant were operating at the time of the
earthquake, and the water level in each of the reactor vessels remains
above the fuel elements, according to Japanese authorities.
The IAEA?s IEC continues to liaise with the Japanese authorities, and is
in full response mode to monitor the situation closely round the clock.
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