[ RadSafe ] WG: WG: NucNet Japan Update / Brief No. 57 / 13th March 2011

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Sun Mar 13 09:39:55 CDT 2011



Officially I am at a hospital in Vienna for some health checks, nothing
serious, but I was granted leave for today Sunday


Reading the comments on RADSAFE I recognize, that the complaints about the
massmedia are the same obviously all over the world. Lies (master liars are
“green” groups, topped by Greenpeace.) are distributed just to enhance the
quotas of their impact factors (to receive more contracts for


There seem to be reliable sources, but maybe they are not mentioned
deliberately (see above). It is more favourable for mass media to distribute
news on a “possible” nuclear disaster than to refer to the most probably
tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people having died during the
earthquake and the tsunami. This is disgusting!!!


Back to facts: I forward a message, which in my opinion best describes the
current situation, the situation might change of course. 


RADSAFE is – I have emphasized this several times before – a great source of
information, which has now been verified once again on a matter that
everybody would have liked not to occur!


Thanks Helmuth for providing the information channels!




Franz Schoenhofer, PhD

MinRat i.R.

Habicherg. 31/7

A-1160 Wien/Vienna



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WG: NucNet Japan Update / Brief No. 57 / 13th March 2011


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Japan Update  / Brief No. 57 / 13th March 2011

Japan Says Containments Are Intact At All Fukushima-Daiichi Units

13 Mar (NucNet): Japanese authorities have confirmed that the explosion at
unit 1 of the Fukushima-Daiichi plant occurred outside the primary
containment vessel (PCV), not inside. The plant operator, Tokyo Electric
Power Company (Tepco), has confirmed that the integrity of the primary
containment vessel remains intact.

Tepco has also confirmed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
that containment remains intact at Fukushima-Daiichi units 1, 2 and 3.
Units 3, 4 and 5 were already shut down for scheduled maintenance when the
earthquake struck.

As a countermeasure to limit damage to the unit 1 reactor core, Tepco
proposed that sea water mixed with boron be injected into the primary
containment vessel. This measure was approved by Japan’s Nuclear and
Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) and the injection procedure began at 20:20
Japan time.

The IAEA said in a statement that Japan has reported that four workers at
Fukushima-Daiichi were injured by the explosion. Tepco said in a statement
at 02:00 Japan time on 13 March 2011 that two workers at the site were
unaccounted for.

NISA has confirmed the presence of caesium-137 and iodine-131 in the
vicinity of Fukushima-Daiichi unit 1. NISA reported an initial increase in
levels of radioactivity around the plant earlier today, but these levels
have lessened in recent hours.

Evacuations around two affected nuclear plants have begun. In the
20-kilometre radius around Fukushima-Daiichi an estimated 170,000 people
have been evacuated. In the 10-kilometre radius around the Fukushima-Daini
plant an estimated 30,000 people have been evacuated. Full evacuation
measures have not been completed, the IAEA said.

Radioactivity at the boundary of Fukushima-Daiichi has exceeded statutory
limits and the incident has been rated as level 4 on the IAEA’s
International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES).

Japan has also confirmed the safety of all its nuclear research reactors.

>Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers)

Japanese Safety Agency Reports ‘No Incidents So Far’ Following Quake (News
in Brief No. 50, 11 March 2011)

Tepco Confirms Venting Of Unit 1, ‘Reactor Not Affected’ By Explosion
(News in Brief No. 55, 12 March 2011)

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