SOURCE: The NRC Knew Possibility of Elevated Thyroid Dose in Midway Island and Alaska By March 22nd – Worked to keep it away from FOIA, Enformable, October 7, 2011
From: Rogge, John
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:49 AM
To: Baker, Pamela; [et al.]
Subject: Tues 0730 – Commissioners Assistants Briefing on Japanese Events
The following is a synopsis of the briefing with changes or noteworthy items: More at 2000 Tuesday from the RDO…. Mr. John Rogge…. [...]
General Items of Interest [...]
The Bounding Plausible Analysis, which needs peer review, would indicate elevated child thyroid to those in Midway Island and Alaska, [sic] This assumes 1 core and 2 SFPs released. (25% U2 Core, 50% U3 SFP, 100% U4 SFP)
It was later revealed that Reactors No. 1, 2, and 3 all suffered full meltdowns -CNN
- “Reactor Rupture”: TEPCO says “there must be a large leak” in No. 1 reactor — Reveals No. 2 and 3 may have similar ruptures
- Report: Reactor No. 2 has multiple 4-inch holes in CONTAINMENT VESSEL
- CNN: Reactors may be “riddled with holes” — Experts suspect full meltdown at No. 1, 2 and 3
- “Definite”: Fukushima No. 3 has “long vertical crack” down side reactor vessel – Nuclear Exec.
Engineering Branch 3 Chief: John Rogge Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region 1, Division of Reactor Safety Engineering Branch 3 inspects reactor licensee activities in the area of fire protection; provides technical expertise and support in the electrical area; and performs Region-based baseline and supplemental fire protection inspections.
Published: October 7th, 2011 at 4:25 pm ET