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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:18 PM
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Japan beset by radiation fears
The top US nuclear regulator said the quake and tsunami-ignited Japanese nuclear crisis appeared to be on the verge of stabilising.

Bill Borchardt, the commission's executive director for operations, on Monday said that units 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant have some core damage but that containment for those three reactors is not currently breached.

However, a plume of smoke from two buildings on Monday temporarily stalled critical work to reconnect power lines and restore cooling systems.

What caused the smoke to billow first from Unit 3 and later from Unit 2 is under investigation, nuclear safety agency officials said.

In the days since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami wrecked the plant's cooling systems, both reactors have overheated and some explosions were heard.

And this is GOOD NEWS....

I will leave it at that...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:21 PM
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1. I just came off the phone with my former TA
She returned home last night - the universities are closed but she would have stayed -she ran from the fear of radiation and will be home for a least. Knowing her and her dad, she is probably not going to read for that PhD in Japan.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:24 PM
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2. Can't say I can blame her
:hug: to your friend
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