April 17th, 2011 – Evacuations mentioned by IAEA and MSM are really relocations

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From: Franovich, Mike
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 1:17 AM
To: Ostendorff, William
Cc: Nieh, Ho; Kock, Andrea; Zorn, Jason
Subject: IAEA distributed document 4-17-11
Attachments: Summaryofreactorunitstatus at_17-AprilOOOOUTC.pdf

Attached is the latest IAEA report which is quite comprehensive. Some items to note from the report:

Work on the backup system to provide alternate cooling water to the RPVs is ongoing.

On 13 April, NISA requested TEPCO to conduct an assessment and report on the current status of earthquake-proof safety of the Fukushima Daiichi reactor buildings and to identify what countermeasures might be needed.

As a countermeasure against a possible future tsunami, the electrical distribution boards for the pumps injecting water to the reactor pressure vessels of Units 1, 2 and 3 were transferred to higher ground on April 1 5th

The removal of rubble (amount equivalent to a container) using remote-control heavy machineries was carried out on April 1 5th

Some relocations of residents beyond 20 km due to assessment of long-term exposure. This is being reported as “evacuations” in the IAEA report and in the media when they are really relocations based on PARs and local dose assessment.

Japanese testing and approach to limit radioactive material into the ocean. Three sand bags containing Zeolite material have been deployed in front of the inlet screens (seawater intake). The Zeolite material is designed to capture specific radioactive elements. It is intended to sample and analyze the Zeolite material periodically to determine the effectiveness of this procedure. (BTW, according to NHK news, Zeolite is supposedly effective at absorbing Cesium 134/137).

On April 1 6 th, restrictions were lifted on the distribution of raw milk produced in 24 areas in Fukushima prefecture.

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