Christophe wrote:It not smell very good (at all) Japan side or risk nuclear alert !!!The roof of the Fukushima nuclear reactor collapsed
MINUTE BY MINUTE - A white cloud rises above the plant, where an explosion occurred. The Japanese televisions are advising residents to caulk.
9h25: The roof and walls of the Fukushima reactor building collapsed, said the local prefecture.
The Japanese televisions are advising residents to packing, in an area "larger than 10 km evacuation zone." Experts and journalists of the chain also advise people on the outside to protect the respiratory tract with a wet towel and cover the maximum to avoid direct skin contact with air.
9h00: An explosion was heard at the Fukushima nuclear power plant No. 1, in north-eastern Japan, and a white cloud rises above the site. Several employees were injured by the blast.
http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/20 ... ppones.php
Video of the explosion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQ9qgry9C8Fukushima nuclear reactor: NHK advises to caulk home
TOKYO - Public television NHK advised the Japanese to seal in their homes and close their windows in a perimeter "wider than the 10 km of evacuated area" on Saturday after the explosion in a reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant No. 1.
Experts and journalists of the chain also advised the people outside to protect the respiratory tract with a wet towel and cover the maximum to avoid direct skin contact with air.
An explosion occurred between 15H30 and 16H00 in reactor No. 1 of the nuclear plant Fukushima No. 1, located 250 km north of Tokyo, a day after 8,9 magnitude earthquake that devastated the northeast from Japan.
TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER
(© AFP / March 12 2011 09h47)
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It's much worse than I thought, a Japanese Chernobyl is it going ???
And before the collapse we already had this:A radioactivity level thousand times higher than normal
March 12, 2011
"Simple precautionary principle", had said yesterday afternoon, authorities, conducting the evacuation of some residents 6.000 in a three km radius zone around nuclear power plants in Fukushima (northeast). But nine hours after the first shock, the pressure is raised a notch when the Prime Minister asked residents to evacuate within 10 kilometers of the Fukushima number one plant. And this because of a radiation leak. Previously, a level of radioactivity thousand times higher than normal had been detected in the control room of reactor numéro1 Central. Outside, the radioactivity level was eight times higher than normal and then presented no health hazard, according to publiqueNHK television. Located 250 kilometers north of Tokyo, the central part supplies the capital.
Eleven reactors at standstill
Among 55 nuclear reactors operating in Japan 17sites, eleven were automatically arrested after violent shaking. Out a fire was reported in a building housing a turbine in the Onagawa nuclear power plant, located in Miyagi prefecture. But it was quickly extinguished and no radioactive leakage is detected. The largest power plant, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa in the central Niigata Prefecture, farthest from the epicenter, remained meanwhile operational. Some homes were 4,4millions however without electricity in the Northeast.
http://www.letelegramme.com/ig/generale ... 232608.php
Caution is the BR roof (Building reactor) reactor not the roof that collapsed ... but given the radioactivity are bound to be other leaks can be the core ??? If the building collapsed ca may pose some additional problems to intervene ...
Given the urgency, japan he will use as the Russian liquidators did in 1986?
And I add:
After the earthquake, Japan in fear of a nuclear accident
SENDAI, Japan (AP) - Japan on Saturday launched a major military relief operation following the 8,9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the country, leaving hundreds dead. In the affected area, the fear grew of a nuclear accident, the authorities feared the fusion of a reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, where the walls of a building collapsed.
According to the Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, some 50.000 soldiers will participate in the relief efforts and research after the earthquake that caused a tsunami seven meters high, that hit the northeast coast, engulfing in its path towns airports and highways.
The official death toll stood for the time 413 dead, missing and 784 1.128 injured. To this was added between 200 and 300 body that police said were found along the coast in Sendai, the largest city near the epicenter of the earthquake. An undetermined number of bodies also risked being buried under the rubble as rescuers had not yet reached the most affected areas.
More 215.000 1.350 people were housed in temporary shelters in five prefectures, according to the National Police Agency. Since the earthquake, more than a million homes were without water, mostly in the northeast of the country.
A desolation was added the growing concern at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, where two reactors cooling system was not working.
As a result of overheating, a merger was possible for one of the reactors, according to Ryohei Shiomi, an official at the Japanese nuclear safety commission. But even in case of merger, it would not affect people outside a radius of 10 kilometers, he said. Most of the 51.000 people living in the exposed area were evacuated, he has said.
Fears grew after the collapse of a wall in the plant. in was not immediately clear if the damaged building housed the reactor and an official of Fukushima prefecture Masato Abe declined to say whether an explosion had occurred. A Japanese official reported that the company managing the center estimated that several employees had been wounded.
The images of the Japanese television showed the walls of a collapsed building, showing the metal structure still standing. Small white clouds of smoke escaped from the plant.
Pressure had built up in the power plant's reactor to double the normal level, and the Japan Nuclear and Industrial Security Agency had informed the press that "radioactive vapors" were being released to lower the pressure. . The authorities said they were measuring the levels of radioactivity in the area.
The reactor in question has already missed radioactivity. The operators of the 1 unit of the Fukushima Daiichi plant were detected radiation levels eight times higher than normal on the outside of the plant and a thousand times higher than normal in the central hall of '1 unit. AP
http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/actualit ... eaire.html
As the room of the Central no longer exists, it just collapsed, the radiactivité is now on the outside ...
An earthquake will hurt the lobby and to the development of nuclear power, I think ...