Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MSM are Merchants of Doom [update II]

Panic swept Tokyo early today after a rise in radiation levels

The MSM still reporting imminent Armageddon.

But the facts are:
All four units at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant have now achieved cold shutdown - where coolant water is at less than 100ÂșC - with full operation of cooling systems, Tepco reported. All the reactors shut down automatically during last week's earthquake and have remained safe. While unit 3's shutdown went as expected, damage to the emergency core cooling systems of units 1, 2 and 4 led to the announcement of emergency status. These three reactors were prepared for potential pressure release, but this was never required. Unit 1 announced cold shutdown at 1.24 am on 14 March and unit 2 followed at 3.52 am. Tepco has now announced that unit 4 achieved cold shutdown at 7.15 pm on 15 March. Water levels are now stable in all four reactors and offsite power is available, the company said.

Precautions were taken, stop panicking children.

Meanwhile the German greenies remain panicked and Obama is looking for ways to stop issuing new nuke permits.

Apparently less radiation than an annual single chest x-ray locally and barely detectable in Tokyo. Carry on reading your dead tree press children.

[Update for the still panicked]
Tokyo officials said they detected 0.809 of a micro-sievert between 10:00 am (0100 GMT) and 11:00 am in the capital, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of the troubled Fukushima plant on the Pacific coast.

The normal level is about 0.035-0.036 micro-sieverts. A chest X-ray typically involves a dose of 20 micro-sieverts.

"We monitored a higher than normal amount of radiation in the morning in Tokyo. But we don't consider it to be at a level where the human body is affected," said Sairi Koga, an official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The level fell to an average 0.075 micro-sieverts four hours later, he said.

[update II]
Daichi #1 plant remains problematic at 1900 yesterday
Daini #2 plant OK, spent fuel temps rising


The Gantt Guy said...

And yet, at 0800 today the front page of Stuff screams in 48-point font:


Shameless scumbags.

PM of NZ said...

Exactly GG. And both Granny and Stuff updates reflect more of the same.

Sally said...

And what is Ken Ring accused of?