From: King, Mark f(,
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 12:47 PM
To: Garmon, David
Subject: Questions raised concerning early releases and what monitoring was actually available at the time – FYI
http:llwww.internal.nrc.gov/IRMILIBRARY/eiournallpdf/edledl 1 0404.pdf
from the above issue — FYI
Other experts raised questions last week about whether Japanese or U.S. officials had much reliable data at-all on early releases from the Fukushim aaccident.
The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a respected and technically savvy nuclear watchdog group in Washington, said last week that all but one of the permanent monitoring stations around the Fukushima plant were initially knocked outby the earthquake, tsunami and loss of electricity at the site.’
The group said TEPCO was subsequently able to conduct limited monitoring with a car or cars equipped with measurement devices, but that inevitably there were huge gaps in monitoring coverage.
Further, ISIS said news reports in the early days of the accident wrongly suggested winds consistently blew releases from the plant out to sea. The group noted that subsequent offsite monitoring has found evidence of plumes of radiation overland both to thenorthwest and southwest of the plant.
“Many [early] releases went partially or completely undetected by on-site monitoring,” the group said in a report. “None of the releases from accidents were monitored as to their radioactive contents…..
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FYI —More to add to your list of questions that you should be developing.
- March 24th, 2011 – Ross has concerns – How did TEPCO get 1 or 2 EDG’s back but not others? (enformable.com)
- April 01, 2011 – FYI on Unit 4 SFP new video footage (enformable.com)
- September 23, 2011 – Congressional Research Service – Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress (enformable.com)
- Important – Keep language professional, objective, avoid use of extreme opinion,careless hyperbole (enformable.com)
- Over 4,000 electronic dosimeters destroyed by Tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi leaving only 500 (enformable.com)
- TEPCO Tsunami Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants in Japan (enformable.com)
- TEPCO found to be still fudging tracking Fukushima Daiichi Worker Radiation Exposure Levels (enformable.com)
- March 31st, 2011 – Six US Nuclear Power Plants under intensive review after Fukushima – Why these six? (enformable.com)
- Questions Remain at Fukushima – TEPCO Unwilling to Verify Reports of Suspected Criticality (enformable.com)
- April 2011 – Risk versus Concern – Public Health Messaging of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Incident (enformable.com)
- March 29th, 2011 – Has TEPCO-NISA determined extent of damage to floors around spent fuel pool? (enformable.com)
- March 31st, 2011 – We may get inquiries after recent stories of radioactive traces in milk – direct to links (enformable.com)
- March 30th, 2011 – Now that you’ve returned from Japan, would you meet with us? (enformable.com)
- March 30th, 2011 – Using Catawba and Browns Ferry MOX safety evaluation reports (enformable.com)
- March 31st, 2011 – More surprises…did not hear about this on the 10:00 call – US Military sending Marines specialized in nuclear emergencies to Fukushima Daiichi (enformable.com)
- March 30th, 2011 – Do we have someone who can address technical comments? (enformable.com)