March 14th, 2011 – TEPCO Started Sea Water Injection But Does Not Work Well – All of fuels seem to be uncovered in Unit 2

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From: Hidehiko Yamachika [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 7:17 AM
To: ‘Hidehiko Yamachika’; Emche, Danielle; Foggie, Kirk; Cullingford, Michael –
Cc: [email protected]; Michael W. Chinworth
Subject: RE: Fukushima I Unit 2

I came back.
TEPCO said that they started injection of sea water to unit 2 at 5:20am in EDT, but the injection does not work well. All of fuels seem to be uncovered.

From: Hidehiko Yamachika [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 11:09 PM
To: ‘Hidehiko Yamachika’; ‘Emche, Danielle’; Foggie, Kirk; Cullingford, Michael –
Cc: [email protected]; Michael W. Chinworth
Subject: RE: Fukushima I Unit 3

Staff of TEPCO Fukushima 1 Office announced that parameters show that the containment vessel is sound (fine), but detail is under investigation.

From: Hidehiko Yamachika [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:49 PM
To: ‘Hidehiko Yamachika’; ‘Emche, Danielle’; Foggie, Kirk; Cullingford, Michael –
Cc: [email protected]; Michael W. Chinworth
Subject: RE: Fukushima I Unit 3

A Chief Cabinet Secretary, Edano, announced at 10:45pm in EDT that explosion at Unit 3 seems to be same as that of Unit 1,and that a chief of NISA office at Fukushima 1 said that containment vessel seems to be sound.
@yamachika

From: Hidehiko Yamachika [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:27 PM
To: ‘Hidehiko Yamachika’; ‘Emche, Danielle’; Foggie, Kirk; Cullingford, Michael
Cc: [email protected]; Michael W. Chinworth
Subject: RE: Fukushima I Unit 3

According to NHK, Japanese TV media at 10:20 pm in EDT, NISA announced there is an hydrogen explosion on unit 3 of Fukushima I at 10:01 pm in EDT.
Steam like white smoke and brown smoke are recognized in the TV.

@yamachika

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