Monday, March 28, 2011

Japan suspends the work on the stricken nuclear power plant

Monday, March 28, 2011
RAJASTHAN, Japan (AP) - Japan emergency ordered its workers nuclear power plant work Wednesday amid an increased radiation, free, temporarily suspending efforts to cool the overheating reactors."Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the workers, who are to stabilize their temperatures was the reactors with sea water begie?end in a desperate attempt, who had no choice, but from the most dangerous areas to withdraw."The workers to run even the smallest work now in the works, ", said Edano how billowed smoke over the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant." "Because of the radiation hazard, we are on stand by mode."The nuclear crisis has triggered international alarm and partially shadowed caused the northeastern coast of Japan pulverized the human tragedy by Friday 9.0 earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, an explosion of black sea water. The earthquake was one of the strongest in history. later Wednesday, officials said that they were cool taking helicopters dump down to the most troubled reactors in a desperate effort to water."But Edano has already warned that this may not work."It is not so easy, that everything is resolved by it in the water. We try to prevent that other problems, "said he."We actually deliver water from the ground, but delivering water from above includes plenty of water pumps, and involves a risk. We have also to consider the safety of the helicopter up, "he said."Radiation levels went down later Wednesday, but it was not immediately clear if the workers back in, or how far she had withdrawn. The team of workers - a core team of 70 - had regularly in and out of danger zone of their radiation exposure to minimize was shot.In the meantime said officials in Ibaraki Prefecture, about 300 times were South of Fukushima, the levels of emissions levels late morning normal. During these levels for extended periods of time unhealthy, they are far from disastrous.Twin day after Friday's disaster, millions of people at the coast with little food, water or heat and already cool temperatures were fighting more than a cold front moved deleted. Up to 450,000 people live in shelters, often sleep on the floor of the school are Gymnasien.Mehr than 11,000 people officially missing or dead listed, but most officials believe that the final death toll above 10,000 Menschen.Da that Quake and wave taken, authorities fought, to an environmental disaster in the Prefecture of Fukushima Dai-Ichi complex, fend off 140 miles (220 km) North of Tokyo. Set the tsunami out of action, to keep the backup diesel generators necessary to nuclear fuel cool, setting off the nuclear crisis.Wednesday radiation spike apparently was the result of a version of pressure that had built unit 2 reactor at the plant, officials said. Steam and pressure build in the reactors as workers try to cool the fuel rods to controlled pressure releases through vents - as well as uncontrolled explosions leads."A U.S. nuclear expert said he feared the worst."It is more a surrender, "said David hole tree, a nuclear engineer, the now, the nuclear safety programme for the Union of concerned scientists, an activist group." "It's not how you wait 10 days and the radiation goes away." "In that things are worse 10 days."It's basically said a sign that there is nothing more to do, but take the towel, "Lochbaum.Edano said that the Government expected that the US military are asking for help, although he will not work." He said the Government is still considering whether to accept offers of help from other countries.The Government has to remain some inside ordered 140,000 people in the vicinity. A little radiation was detected in Tokyo, triggering panic buying water and food.There are six reactors at the plant. Units 1, 2 and 3, which were last week in operation, switch automatically when the quake hit. Since then, all three of the explosions have rocked. The problems on Tuesday compounding broke a fire in unit 4 fuel storage pond, an area where used nuclear fuel cool that radioactivity in the atmosphere are released is kept.Units 4, 5 and 6 were closed at the time of the quake, but also offline reactors have nuclear fuel - either within the reactors, or in the memory of Teiche-, which must be kept cool.Meanwhile, the nuclear and industrial Agency estimated that 70 percent of the bars on the reactor No. 1 have been damaged."Japan's national news agency, Kyodo, said that 33 percent of the fuel rods at the No. 2 reactor were damaged and that the cores of the two reactors were probably partly have melted."The nature of the damage, we don't know, said Minoru Ohgoda spokesman for the country's nuclear safety agency. "It could be either melt, or it could be some holes in them."In the meantime exterior of the vessel containing the No. 4 job broke in flames, nuclear safety agency said Hajimi Motujuku, a spokesman for the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.Japan fire said early Wednesday, and smoke could no longer be seen in unit 4, but that it was able to confirm that the blaze out.-has been made, Yuasa was reported from Tokyo. Associated press writers Elaine Kurtenbach in Tokyo and David Stringer in Ofunato contributed to this report.

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