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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan Nuclear Update

by Calculated Risk on 3/16/2011 05:48:00 PM

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From Reuters: Japan earthquake LIVE (an excellent site to follow events)

From Reuters: Japan scrambles to pull nuclear plant back from brink

From Nikkei: Tepco To Build New Power Source To Aid In Cooling

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) will on Thursday start work to build makeshift electric power sources within the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a move intended to inject water more efficiently into the plant's crippled reactors, the company said at a dawn news conference.
Construction will start as soon as Thursday morning, an official said, but it will be unclear how long the work will take to complete until it begins. The work will be carried out at the same time as cooling efforts under way by police water cannon trucks.
From Reuters: TSE to keep Japan's trading floors open: report

NHK World English TV stream

From the NY Times: U.S. Calls Radiation ‘Extremely High’ and Urges Deeper Caution in Japan
The chairman of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave a significantly bleaker appraisal of the threat posed by Japan’s nuclear crisis than the Japanese government, saying on Wednesday that the damage at one crippled reactor was much more serious than Japanese officials had acknowledged and advising Americans to evacuate a wider area around the plant than the perimeter established by Japan.
From the WSJ: Officials Try to Cool Spent Nuclear Fuel

Housing Starts decrease sharply in February

Best wishes to all.