Japan Self-Defense Forces poured 30 tons of water from the ground with 5 special pumper trucks from 19:45 to 20:09. Because these trucks are special, they were able to do this operation without getting off the trucks. Effect of this operation is under evaluation.
As of tomorrow, they will restore power to the plant. (or today it's 3am~ there.)
And this is just Adorable!
Last edited by tommej; 17th March 2011 at 06:07 PM.
Yes, indeed.....And this is just Adorable!
Apparently there have been 5 fatalities already from the team fighting to cool the reactors
johnj1710 (18th March 2011)
Fukushima Nuclear Plant Workers Are Heroes After Risking Own Lives To Avert Meltdown In Japan | World News | Sky News
Of those who decided to stay, five are known to have already died. A further two are missing and at least 21 others have been injured.
The only source I could find for 5 dead was greenpeace "from a source on the site". I'd take it with a pinch of salt.
IAEA Update on Japan Earthquake
2 TEPCO employees have minor injuries
2 subcontractor employees are injured, one person suffered broken legs and one person whose condition is unknown was transported to the hospital
2 people are missing
2 people were 'suddenly taken ill'
2 TEPCO employees were transported to hospital during the time of donning respiratory protection in the control centre
4 people (2 TEPCO employees, 2 subcontractor employees) sustained minor injuries due to the explosion at unit 1 on 11 March and were transported to the hospital
11 people (4 TEPCO employees, 3 subcontractor employees and 4 Japanese civil defense workers) were injured due to the explosion at unit 3 on 14 March
17 people (9 TEPCO employees, 8 subcontractor employees) suffered from deposition of radioactive material to their faces, but were not taken to the hospital because of low levels of exposure
One worker suffered from significant exposure during 'vent work,' and was transported to an offsite center
2 policemen who were exposed to radiation were decontaminated
Firemen who were exposed to radiation are under investigation
The IAEA continues to seek information from Japanese authorities about all aspects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
And the latest press release: http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/f...20110318-3.pdfRadiation monitors located around the station is detecting radiation. Although radiation is relatively high in some area, it doesn’t reach the harmful level to human in general. Even in the hot spots, radiation doesn’t reach the level at which radiation has an immediate affect on human body.
Last edited by tommej; 18th March 2011 at 02:10 PM.
Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 2:00 PM Mar 18th)
I believe that the only fatality was a crane operator, killed directly as a result of the earthquake.Originally Posted by Press Release (Mar 18,2011)
So how can a "reputable" news corp say otherwise?
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