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Fukushima Update 03/19/11


Progress is Normal Progress in restoring normal cooling to units 1, 2, and 3 are progressing normally. Meanwhile the portable seawater pumps are doing their jobs and cooling the three reactor. The combination of fire trucks and a robot have been applying water to the #4 spent fuel pit in adequate quantities. Electric power should […]

Posted by neonjohn on March 19th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | 2 Comments »

Japanese Nuclear Situation – Followup


Several people have asked questions, both in comments and in direct email so I decided to write a follow-up post to address some of these things. Nicholas: Very good questions. Could the HPSI systems have failed due to the lower portions of the reactor buildings being inundated with seawater? I assume that these units are […]

Posted by neonjohn on March 18th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | 2 Comments »

What I Know About the Japanese Nuclear Situation


I’ve been inundated with email from people wanting to know what is really going on in Japan. I decided to write this blog post to answer that question to the best of my ability. For those who don’t know my background, here’s a mini-resume: Nuclear engineer with a specialty in high range radiation measuring instruments […]

Posted by neonjohn on March 17th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | 6 Comments »


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