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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Few technical updates available

The Japanese have not been forthcoming today with a slew of technical updates; this may well be because most efforts have slowed except those to dewater the turbine buildings so that access to the feed and condensate systems is possible.

Nos. 1, 2 and 3 are now all on freshwater injection to the reactors; on all three this is being done with pump vehicles. The US Navy has sent a barge with fresh water to be used as coolant, shown on various media. TEPCO indicates that the freshwater injection to No. 2 plant is borated.

Here is the latest JAIF document. It looks like the status notes section should be longer, but an error in formatting has cut it off...


As of 5:30 PM Tokyo time, lighting was available in the No. 2 control room.

Hopefully more information will come out today. Whether it does or doesn't, we'll be providing a status check today and an updated technical overview.. that ANYONE can understand .. about the events at Fukushima Daiichi.

5:20 AM Eastern Saturday 3/26

1 comment:

  1. Very well written and understandable. Thanks, keep it up.