[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert
amon at doctrinezero.com
Fri Mar 11 22:03:17 UTC 2011
2011/3/11 John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>
> Eleven nuclear reactors in Japan have been shut down and 2 of them are on
> red alert and thousands have been evacuated; the earthquake was so strong
> the emergency cooling system was destroyed in those two. No radiation leaks
> yet but Japanese officials say they are "bracing for the worst"; they can't
> get enough water into them to cool them down. At least they still have the
> containment building, I think.
TV here is saying that they have containment, but temps are 150% normal and
rising in the worst one. Coolant levels are low, with more coolant en route
from the US. They're saying they may have to vent some "very low radiation
vapour" to reduce the pressure. Sounds bad.
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