Tokyo has lost almost all control of events at Fukushima: Energy Official

Published: March 15th, 2011 at 1:22 pm ET
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BBC World, March 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm EST:

European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger: Tokyo has lost almost all control of events at #Fukushima #nuclear plant, from AFP

Update here: EU Energy Commissioner calls Fukushima an “Apocalypse” — “Almost everything is out of control”

Published: March 15th, 2011 at 1:22 pm ET
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1 comment to Tokyo has lost almost all control of events at Fukushima: Energy Official

  • Afu

    Current status, as of 2011-03-15:

    Reactor1: Primary containment leaking, Secondary containment destroyed, unknown melt-down status
    Reactor2: Primary containment cracked open, Secondary containment not destroyed, partial melt-down
    Reactor3: Primary containment leaking, Secondary containment destroyed, partial melt-down

    Reactor4, 5, 6: Reactors in cold inactivity (so far) but Reactor4’s used fuel pond is lying dry and burning, containment destroyed in two places, freely releasing radioactive fall-out in the air.

    Radioactivity officially reported at 400 mS/hour within the site, that is to say one to ten million times about natural levels. At that level live expentancy for human beings is a few days. Natural level is 1 to 2 mS/year.

    Overall situation creeping up nuclear risk scale: now at 6 (France’s own independent rating). Japan’s 4 obviously in disconnect with reality. Possibly slowly escalating beyond Chernobyl’s situation (rated 7). Situation clearly worsening from day to day, on-the-spot team on the brink of being lethally irradiated without being able to provide improvement in current escalation.

    Fall-out on USA’s Western coast within a week’s time:
    http://www.aeronomie.be/fr/actualite/presse.htm
    Unknown residual radioactivity potential. Fall-out increase probable as source is out of control.

    Potential death toll:
    Fukushima district erased: above 500 000 trapped people about to undergo unsustainable radioactive contamination.

    May go beyond ten times Chernobyl’s 100 000 immediate casualties.