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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:56 PM
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5. The email they sent Rep. Markey...


Conflicting Details Emerge About Status Of Japanese Nuclear Reactor

By Tennille Tracy, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

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Markey, a vocal critic of nuclear power, says a member of his staff received an e-mail Tuesday from an NRC official stating the core "may be out of the reactor pressure vessel."

"Based on radiation readings in the drywell and the torus ... the NRC staff speculates that part of the Unit 2 core may be out of the reactor pressure vessel and may be in the lower space of the drywell," according to a copy of the e-mail provided to Dow Jones. "Lower radiation readings in the torus suggest that there is not core material in the torus."

The e-mail was sent by Timothy Riley, a congressional affairs officer with the NRC.

It is unclear whether Virgilio or other NRC officials are aware of the e-mail Riley sent Markey's staff. An NRC spokesman didn't respond to immediate requests for comment.


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