March 15th 2011 – Unit 2 Containment Probably Breached – Loud Explosion – Containment Pressure Drop – Radiation Spike – Spent Fuel Fire

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Keefe, Molly
From: Forsyth, Daniel
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:28 PM
To: Keefe, Molly
Subject: RE: latest

Unit 2 has probably breached containment. There was a loud bang/explosion and the containment pressure dropped from 3 atm to 1 atm. Radiation immediately afterwards spiked to 800 mrem/hr outside the building.

From: Keefe, M oly
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:26 PM
To: Forsyth, Daniel
Subject: RE: latest

:( this is very bleak outlook-

Bill was in Ops center from 7PM Sunday night to 7AM Monday AM- and said things are not good.

Molly J. Keefe
Human Factors Specialist
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(301) 415-5717
[email protected]

From: Forsyth, Daniel
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 11:23 AM
To: Keefe, Molly
Subject: RE: latest

11.9 mSv is 1,190 mrem/hour. That spike of 400 mSv/hr is 40,000 mrem/hr. At least the iodine would have decayed before the spent fuel caught fire.

I swear if it weren’t for bad luck, these plant workers would have no luck at all.

From: Keefe, Molly
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 11:18 AM
To: Forsyth, Daniel
Subject: latest

http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/tsuna miupdate0l.html

Molly J. Keefe
Human Factors Specialist
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(301) 415-5717
[email protected]

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