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Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday night update: Fukushima Daiichi

NISA has announced that TEPCO is now actually pumping the highly contaminated water from No. 2 plant's turbine building to the radwaste building onsite. TEPCO has ensured the watertightness of the facility, and NISA has signed off on the procedure, facilities and hardware as well as precautions. The transfer of all the water may take weeks.

No. 1 plant's primary containment pressure is actually dropping now, which is a good sign. As far as we know, nitrogen injection still continues.

Water injection to all three reactor cores was temporarily stopped during the day on Monday to replace the hoses, and was restored thereafter with no problems reported.

10:30 PM Eastern Monday 4/18

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