[ RadSafe ] request for the information log (or whatever) for the releases from Japan power plants

Roger Helbig rhelbig at sfo.com
Sat Mar 12 02:40:23 CST 2011

Here is what NHK is reporting on their website and this ominous information
is rocketing around the world in anti-nuke circles as being "confirmation of
a meltdown" - The Nuclear & Industrial Safety Agency press release is at
http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/files/en20110312-4.pdf - the translation
appears a bit off and any RADSAFE members who can read Japanese characters
should probably refer to the Japanese release and perhaps improve the

Agency: Uranium fuel may be melting at reactor

The government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says 2 radioactive
substances, cesium and radioactive iodine, have been detected near the
Number One reactor at the Fukushima Number One nuclear power station.

The agency says this indicates that some of the metal containers of uranium
fuel may have started melting.
The substances are produced by fuel fission.

University of Tokyo Professor Naoto Sekimura says only a small part of the
fuel may have melted and leaked outside.

He called on residents near the power station to stay calm, saying that most
of the fuel remains inside the reactor, which has stopped operation and is
being cooled.

Saturday, March 12, 2011 15:26 +0900 (JST)

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Tsurikov
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:11 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] request for the information log (or whatever) for the
releases from Japan power plants

Dear Radsafers,

It will be very much appreciated if I could be pointed in the direction of
more or less accurate estimate of the releases from the power plants in
Japan.  Naturally, not right now - when it all calms down a bit...
I already see a public hysteria stirred more and more by the mass media in
Australia - which may (and likely will) have a serious impact on the uranium
mining projects planned in my home state of Western Australia and it will be
great to have actual real data.

On a personal note, my heart goes out to the people of Japan now...  I was
in Sendai late last year and actually was both on the train and the cruise
boat that are missing now around Matsushima... God help you.
Kind regards
Nick Tsurikov
Western Australia
You are currently subscribed to the RadSafe mailing list

Before posting a message to RadSafe be sure to have read and understood the
RadSafe rules. These can be found at:

For information on how to subscribe or unsubscribe and other settings visit:

More information about the RadSafe mailing list