Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Workers left work of Japan after radiation surge shortly

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shinichi Saoshiro and CHISA Fujioka

Tokyo (Reuters) - workers received the command, short escape knit Japanese nuclear power plant on Wednesday after radiation levels increased, a development which the crisis suggested was spiral out of control.

Only hours earlier, another fire broke in the earthquake crippled body which draw small amounts of radiation sent in Tokyo of the past 24 hours, fear in the capital and triggering international alarm.

Workers of attempted a street build so that fire engines could reach reactor No. 4. Flames were no longer on the building of the reactor, but television images showed smoke or steam is visible. A helicopter was also to water at no 3 reactor-casting the roof of a previous explosion-to try its fuel rods, cool broadcaster NHK said was damaged.

Nuclear experts said the solutions for radiation leaks at the Daiichi complex in Fukushima, 240 km to suppress (150 miles north of Tokyo, were what remained as one of the world's worst industrial disasters in memory last desperate efforts to stem cells.)

"This is a slow nightmare," said Dr. Thomas Neff, a research affiliate at the Center for international studies, that of Technology Institute is in the Massachusetts.

Panic about the economic impact of last Friday knocked out $620 billion from Japan's stock market massive earthquake and tsunami in the first two days of the week, but the Nikkei index rebounded on Wednesday to end 5.68 per cent up.

Nevertheless, estimates of losses on the Japanese edition of damage to buildings, production and consumer activity ranged from between 10 and 16 trillion yen ($ 5.125$ 200 billion), up to one and a-half times of the economic losses from the devastating Kobe earthquake in 1995.

Also significant disruption of the global supply chain, particularly in the areas of technology and auto threatens damage to Japan the production of base and infrastructure.

Scores of flights to Japan have been stopped or redirected, Tokyo avoid passengers fear of radiation and on Wednesday, France calls its nationals in the city of either Japan or head in the South of the country to leave.

The fate of hundreds of thousands homeless Quake which the and devastating tsunami, which followed the snow in some of the worst affected areas deteriorated overnight after a cold snap brought.

While the death toll to around 4 ' 000 is, more than 7,000 are listed as missing, and the figure is expected to rise.

In this work of Fukushima authorities spent days desperately trying to prevent water which is intended to the radioactive cores of the reactors of evaporate, leading to overheating and possibly a dangerous meltdown cool.

Concern focuses now on damage to a part of the reactor building No. 4 at the spent rods were stored in pools of water, and also a part of the reactor No. 2, which helps cool and catch the most caesium, Iodine and strontium in its waters.

Japanese officials said that they were talking about military help in the work in the United States.

Earlier concerns that the skeleton handling of the crisis enough, after working for days since the earthquake damaged exhausted the plant were or might not be large crews mounted. Authorities moved leave on Tuesday, only 50 750 workers.

All the remaining were extracted for almost an hour on Wednesday because radiation levels were too high, but there were allowed to return later.

Arnie Gundersen, a veteran 39 years of the nuclear industry, now Chief Engineer at fairwinds Associates Inc and that on reactor designs Daiichi plant, similar to worked said 50 or so people might not babysitter six nuclear power stations.

"That evacuation (750 workers) can be a sign that they throw in the towel," Gundersen said.

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