[ RadSafe ] Tepco latest release has dose rate

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Mon Mar 14 00:56:44 CDT 2011

Press Release (Mar 14,2011)
White smoke around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 3 (2nd release)

At approximately 11:01am, an explosive sound followed by white smoke 
occurred at the reactor building of the Unit 3. It was believed to be a 
hydrogen explosion.

According to the parameter, it is estimated that the reactor containment 
vessel remains intact. However, the status of the plant and the impact of 
radioactive materials to the outside environment are presently under 
investigation. (previously announced)

As of 12:00 am, 4 TEPCO employees and 2 workers of related companies have 
sustained injuries (all of them are conscious) and ambulances are on 
their way to care for them.

As of 11:44 am, the measured value of radiation dose near MP6 is 20μSv/h 
and the radiation level remains stable. 

TEPCO continues to take all measures to restore the safety and security 
of the site and are monitoring the site's immediate surroundings.

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