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post #2411 of 2836
It's not safe for infants. They recommended that babies not be given tap water, although they said the water is not an immediate health risk for adults.

Meanwhile...The Health Ministry also advised a village in Fukushima prefecture not to drink tap water because of radioactive iodine in its supply. It stressed, however, that the amounts remained minuscule and posed no health threat.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7483470.html

First they say don't drink it, then they say it poses no health risk. wackosmiley.gif

This is the official update for Tuesday night. http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80280.html

- Reactor No. 4 (Under maintenance when quake struck)

No fuel rods in reactor core, renewed nuclear chain reaction feared at spent-fuel storage pool, fire at building housing containment of reactor, only frame remains of reactor building roof, temperature in the pool reached 84 C on March 14, water sprayed at pool for three days through Tuesday.
Edited by aweir - 3/22/11 at 11:29pm
post #2412 of 2836
I think it's a question of precautions, for now it's fine, but it could deteriorate quickly and become an issue. Also they can't chec
k every single particle of water for radioactivity level.

Article from Kyodo (March 23rd) has a pretty good update. (credit goes to post above me, user aweir)
Quote:
-- Reactor No. 1 (Operation suspended after quake)

Partial melting of core, cooling failure, vapor vented, building housing containment of reactor damaged by hydrogen explosion, roof blown off, seawater being pumped in, work to restore electric power in progress.

-- Reactor No. 2 (Operation suspended after quake)

Damage to reactor containment structure feared, cooling failure, seawater being pumped in, fuel rods fully exposed temporarily, vapor vented, building housing containment of reactor damaged by blast at adjacent reactor No. 3, blast heard near suppression chamber of containment vessel, access to external power restored Sunday, steam seen rising Monday, pool holding spent-fuel rods filled with water on Tuesday with water temperature at 51 C.

-- Reactor No. 3 (Operation suspended after quake)

Partial melting of core feared, cooling failure, vapor vented, seawater being pumped in, building housing containment of reactor badly damaged by hydrogen explosion, seawater dumped over spent-fuel storage pool by helicopter Thursday, water sprayed at it from the ground for six days through Tuesday, workers temporarily forced to evacuate due to grayish smoke seen billowing from roof on Monday, lighting back on in control room on Tuesday.

-- Reactor No. 4 (Under maintenance when quake struck)

No fuel rods in reactor core, renewed nuclear chain reaction feared at spent-fuel storage pool, fire at building housing containment of reactor, only frame remains of reactor building roof, temperature in the pool reached 84 C on March 14, water sprayed at pool for three days through Tuesday.

-- Reactor No. 5 (Under maintenance when quake struck)

Some fuel rods left in reactor core, cooling in spent-fuel storage pool resumed Saturday, cold shutdown at reactor on Sunday, access to external power restored, power source switched to external power from emergency power on Monday.

-- Reactor No. 6 (Under maintenance when quake struck)

Some fuel rods left in reactor core, emergency power generator and cooling functions restored Saturday, cold shutdown at reactor on Sunday.

Seems like they got some stuff back, lighting in control room in #3, but that seems about it for the good news on that reactor.
Edited by shnur - 3/23/11 at 6:32am
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The Japanese government now refuses to monitor radiation levels, relying on a simulation instead.
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Originally Posted by aweir;12839374 
The Japanese government now refuses to monitor radiation levels, relying on a simulation instead.
Source? That sounds like a very bad idea...
post #2415 of 2836
http://www.livestation.com/channels/123-nhk-world-english

Actually it's because they can't afford to, until they cant get about $18,000,000,000 in more loans.
Edited by aweir - 3/23/11 at 11:12am
post #2416 of 2836
Quote:
Originally Posted by aweir;12839707 
http://www.livestation.com/channels/123-nhk-world-english

Actually it's because they can't afford to, until they cant get about $18,000,000,000 in more loans.
lol i don't believe the fear mongering.
post #2417 of 2836
Well I didn't finish my post yet...

They are not reading radiation levels but the radiation levels are being read.
post #2418 of 2836
not read the latest on here for a while... what was the news about the smoke coming from reactor 3 earlier?
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FUUUUUUUUUUUUU
There goes my yearly trip to Japan.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzzin92;12841424 
not read the latest on here for a while... what was the news about the smoke coming from reactor 3 earlier?

The smoke is still coming out...
http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80585.html

Here is the link to all the daily updates on that site.http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/japan_nuclear_crisis/

Keep an eye out for the official "Status of Fukushima nuclear power plants Wednesday night" link on that site.
Edited by aweir - 3/23/11 at 9:58pm
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