[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sat Mar 12 07:28:16 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 10:03:17PM +0000, Amon Zero wrote:
>    2011/3/11 John Clark <[1]jonkc at bellsouth.net>
>>    Eleven nuclear reactors in Japan have been shut down and 2 of them are

Automatic response to seismic activity, AIUI, with most of them being
back online.  The two damaged ones were closest to the epicenter, and
fairly old to boot.

>    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

The "from the US" seems to be a false rumor.  The coolant is water.
Light water with less deuterium in it for preference, but right now
they're just pouring water in.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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