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Friday, July 15, 2011

TEPCO, Japanese Gov't: "Reactors Stabilized"

Developing 9:00 PM Eastern.

NHK in Japan now is reporting that Tokyo Electric Power Company and the Japanese Government have announced in a joint statement that the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi are stabilized. This means that cooling water injection is controlled, that temperature of the reactors is in an acceptable range and can be controlled, and that nitrogen to prevent hydrogen burn or explosion is being injected to all three. This follows the preliminary indication on this site Saturday in which this announcement was essentially predicted.

By "Japanese Government" we assume the indication to be from NISA and/or NSC. None of the major sites so far associated with official sources (TEPCO, NISA, JAIF, JNTI) are carrying this announcement yet; we will look for these to appear soon.

9:20 PM Eastern July 15, 2011

UPDATE: Saturday July 16, 2011
NHK is reporting that the Japanese government and TEPCO will make an official statement on Tuesday concerning this information, to the effect already reported previously. Many more details then.

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