Category Archives: Fukushima

Information about the Fukushima Daiichi site.

News Updates, March 26

Plant Status The IAEA has shared that as of 05:15 UTC, Japanese authorities reported the following about the conditions of the six reactors: Unit 1: Workers have restored lighting in the control room, and recovered the ability to use some … Continue reading

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Status Update as of 3/22/2011

Heightened discharges as pump truck arrives 22 March 2011 Researched and written by World Nuclear News ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: 1.08pm GMT UPDATE 1: 4.01pm GMT, Connection of power to unit 3 Discharges to sea from Fukushima Daiichi have shown increased levels of … Continue reading

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Status Update – 3/20/11 at 3:30 pm EDT

Stabilisation at Fukushima Daiichi 20 March 2011 FIRST PUBLISHED 2.05pm GMT UPDATE 1: 2.56pm GMT Units 5 and 6 in cold shutdown, tsunami heights UPDATE 2: 3.30pm GMT IAEA graph of fuel pond temperatures Workers on site have succeeded in … Continue reading

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Status Update – 3/19/2011 at 10:00 am EDT

UPDATE AS OF 10 A.M. EDT, SATURDAY, MARCH 19 (per NEI): At a March 19 news conference, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said that sea water injection is continuing at reactors 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi … Continue reading

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Progress Update at Fukushima Daiichi – 3/17/11 (3:30 pm EST)

The high levels of radiation braved by workers at the scene in Fukushima Daiichi appear to have reduced after the expansion of the workforce and announcements of infrastructure improvements to come. In recent days emergency managers were faced with an … Continue reading

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Helicopters Dropping Water on Affected Reactors

UPDATE AS OF 9:00 P.M. EDT, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16: Crews began aerial water spraying operations from helicopters to cool reactor 3 at Fukushima Daiichi shortly before 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 16. The operation was planned for the previous … Continue reading

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Introduction to Radiation Health Effects and Radiation Status at Fukushima

What is radiation? Where does it come from and what is it used for? Radiation is energy that propagates through matter or space. Radiation energy can be electromagnetic or particulate. Radiation is usually classified into non-ionizing (visible light, TV, radio … Continue reading

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