March 14th, 2011 – All of fuels seem to be uncovered at Unit 2 – Contrasts MSM Message

From: Cullingford, Michael
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:32 AM
To: Leeds, Eric; Grobe, Jack; Boger, Bruce; McGinty, Tim; Regan, Christopher; Astwood,
Heather; Hopkins, Jon; Quinones, Lauren; Brown, Frederick; Cheok, Michael; Lubinski, John;
Ruland, William; Giitter, Joseph; Holian, Brian
Subject: FW: Fukushima I Unit 2

fyi

From: Hidehiko Yamachika [mailto:yamachika-hidehikojines-usa.orr4
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 7:17 AM
To: 'Hidehiko Yamachika'; Emche, Danielle; Foggie, Kirk; Cullingford, Michael
Cc: aono-kenjiro.jnes-usa.orq;; 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.

Contrast:

March 15th, 2011 - IAEA Chief - "Limited Core Damage at Unit 2...less than 5%"

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told a news conference that there was a "possibility of core damage" at unit 2. "The damage is estimated to be less than 5 pct."

Source: Reuters

 

 

March 15th, 2011 - NISA - No.2 fuel estimated 33% damaged

Plumes of white smoke hung over the Fukushima nuclear complex Wednesday morning, possibly from the plant's No. 3 reactor. Officials for the Tokyo Electric Power Co. said they did not know the cause of the smoke, but suggested it could be steam.

Meanwhile, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said an estimated 70% of the nuclear fuel rods have been damaged at the No. 1 reactor and 33% at the No. 2 reactor.

Source: LA Times

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