March 13th, 2011 UPDATE from 07:30 telecon – Fukushima Daiichi – USS Ronald Reagan picking up airborne contamination

Ostendorff, William
From: Ostendorff, William
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 9:03 AM
To: Franovich, Mike
Cc: Nieh, Ho; Warnick, Greg; Kock, Andrea; Zorn, Jason
Subject: Re: UPDATE from 07:30 telecon

Mike- I deeply appreciate your close monitoring of these events. WCO

From: Franovich, Mike
To: Ostendorff, William
Cc: Nieh, Ho; Warnick, Greg; Kock, Andrea; Zorn, Jason
Sent: Sun Mar 13 08:03:38 2011
Subject: UPDATE from 07:30 telecon

Marty Virgilio led the call

Fukushima Sites Status

Dafichi

Unit 1
- No new news for the Daiichi unit1.
- Staff believe there was core damage:.;_
- The was some level of release from the hydrogen explosion in the reactor building but the primary containment remains intact.

Unit 2 no fuel damage, core being cooled by RCIC, containment intact.

Unit 3
- believe there is core damage.
- sea water and boric acid into the reactor core.
- Primary containment intact

Daini

Unit 1 venting primary containment. All other three units no change in status (stable).

Other
Tony Ulses (NRC) arrived in Tokyo. Will assist U. S. Ambassador Jim Trapp (NRC) still enroute but will also assist the U.S. Ambassador
White House plans to issue press release. Key message that U.S. government is support/assisting, continues to monitor, no risk to U.S.

NRC will issue PR only if needed to supplement the WH PR.

NEI/Marv Fertel may make the morning news shows.

NRC in contact with DOE/Naval Reactors. USS Ronald Reagan is 100 miles from Fukushima sites. They are picking up airborne through aerial sampling. Helicopters also show contamination. NRC getting info to confirm if amounts consistent with our models/predicted levels.

Net telecon at 15:30.

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