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March 19th, 2011 - NRC NARAC models of Fukushima Daiichi disaster did not model all available radionuclides

March 19th, 2011 – NRC NARAC Models of Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Did Not Model All Available Radionuclides

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI PMT STATE INTERFACE AUDIO FILES SATURDAY, MARCH 19th, 2011 Pages From C147216-02X – March 19th, 2011 – NRC NARAC Models of Fukushima Daiichi…

March 15th, 2011 - Navy tried to get dosimeters for all sailors on USS Ronald Reagan after Fukushima disaster

March 15th, 2011 – Navy tried to get dosimeters for all sailors on USS Ronald Reagan after Fukushima disaster

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI PMT STATE INTERFACE AUDIO FILES TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 Pages From C147216-02X – March 15th, 2011 – Navy Tried to Get Dosimeters for…

March 17th, 2011 - Special Lawyers Group tackled legal issues arising from Fukushima disaster response for White House

March 17th, 2011 – Special Lawyers Group tackled legal issues arising from Fukushima disaster response for White House

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET TABLE BACKUP 2 AUDIO FILES THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 Pages From C147359-02X – March 17th, 2011 – Special Lawyers Group Tackled Legal…

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A Delta pilot’s perspective on his approach to Tokyo in the wake of the March 11th earthquake

This story comes from the FOIA documents released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  The message was communicated among NRC officials after March 21st, and offers some…

March 17th, 2011 - Hopefully this would not happen here

March 17th, 2011 – NRC Deputy Director – Hopefully Fukushima would not happen here

Jack Grobe is the Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR). March 17th, 2011 – Hopefully This Would Not Happen Here – Pages From C146257-02X – Group DL. Part 1…

March 22nd, 2011 - Core melt at Fukushima Unit 1 from 11 to 12 March 2011

March 22nd, 2011 – Core melt at Fukushima Unit 1 from 11 to 12 March 2011

March 22nd, 2011 – Core Melt at Fukushima Unit 1 From 11 to 12 March 2011 – Pages From C146301-02X – Group…

March 14th, 2011 - TEPCO requests US Embassy help extinguish fire at Unit 4

March 14th, 2011 – TEPCO requests US Embassy help extinguish fire at Unit 4

March 14th, 2011 – TEPCO Requests US Embassy Help Extinguish Fire at Unit 4 – Pages From C146301-02X – Grou…

March 23rd, 2011 - Over 9,000 lbs of salt added each day to reactor pressure vessels of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 and Unit 3

March 23rd, 2011 – Over 9,000 lbs of salt added each day to reactor pressure vessels of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 and Unit 3

An analysis of salt accumulation in Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 and Unit 3 reactor pressure vessels conducted by Dr. Mitchell T. Farmer, Reactor Safety Experimentation Section Manager at Argonne National Laboratory. March 23rd,…

March 24th, 2011 - ORNL analysis of RPV Impacts in Fukushima Daiichi Reactors

March 24th, 2011 – ORNL analysis of RPV Impacts in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1

A brief summary of impacts on the reactor pressure vessel in Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 from experts at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. March 24th, 2011 – OrNL Analysis of RPV Impacts in…

March 30th, 2011 - Can the reactor building structure support additional loads of water due to flooding of primary containment

March 30th, 2011 – Can the Reactor Building Structure Support Additional Loads of Water Due to Flooding of Primary Containment

An assessment performed by structural engineers of whether or not the Fukushima Daiichi reactor buildings would be able to support the additional loads of water required to flood the primary containment and reactor…

April 20th, 2011 – JNES Assessment of Spent Fuel Pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4

April 20th, 2011 – JNES Assessment of Spent Fuel Pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4

An analysis performed by the Japanese version of the Sandia experts on the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4. April 20th, 2011 – JNES Assessment of Spent Fuel Pool at Fukushima…

April 29th, 2011 - Consortium  analysis of TEPCO Roadmap at Fukushima Daiichi

April 29th, 2011 – Consortium of Industrial and Governmental Organizations analysis of TEPCO Roadmap at Fukushima Daiichi

In April of 2011, a consortium of industrial and governmental organizations established to provide advice to Japan in its efforts to stabilize the conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, authored an…

NRC - Fukushima FOIA Redactions

Handling of Fukushima FOIAs drawing questions about omissions and timeliness

In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the NRC has been overwhelmed with requests for information through the Federal Freedom of the Information Act, commonly referred to as FOIA requests.  While…

March 31st, 2011 - TEPCO's assessment of structural damage to Unit 1, 3, and 4 reactor buildings

March 31st, 2011 – TEPCO’s assessment of structural damage to Unit 1, 3, and 4 reactor buildings

March 31st, 2011 – TEPCO’s Assessment of Structural Damage to Unit 1, 3, And 4 Reactor Buildings by Enformable

March 31st, 2011 - Notes from the Consortium Call at 2000

March 31st, 2011 – Notes from the Consortium Call at 2000

Consortium Call – 3/31/2011 20:00 Attendees: NRC Headquarters Operations Officer Sal Golub, DOE/NE Kevin Mulligan, INPO Rick M Nielsen, INPO Randy Trapasso, INPO Lt Col. Price, PACOM w/radiation support team V? Lynch, INPO…

March 30th, 2011 - Japanese Government Action Items and Material Request List

March 30th, 2011 – Japanese Government Action Items and Material Request List

Japanese Government Action Items and Material Request List March 30th, 2011 – Japanese Government Action Items and Material Request List by Enformable

March 16th, 2011 - Estimate Time for Boil-dry Times for a Typical Spent Fuel Pool

March 16th, 2011 – Estimate time for boil-dry times for a typical spent fuel pool

Estimate time for boil-dry times for a typical spent fuel pool Source: RTM Table D-1 (see figure below) Assumptions: (1) Full core recently discharged (see box in figure) (2) 100 days after shutdown…

March 17th, 2011 - Rescinding the Denial of PRM-50-76

March 17th, 2011 – US nuclear power plants lack sufficient measures to prevent runaway meltdown after LOCA

March 17th, 2011 – Rescinding the Denial of PRM-50-76 by Enformable

Screening Levels for Clearance

April 3rd, 2011- NRC PMT – Surface radioactivity screening levels

Attached is a pdf of screening values for release of materials with surface contamination from the draft ANSI/HPS N13.12 Surface and Volume Radioactivity Standards for Clearance. The radioactivity concentration (screening value) for Cs-137…

March 21st, 2011 - Concentrations of I-131 within 20 km of Fukushima Daiichi 10 times maximum acceptable levels

March 21st, 2011 – Concentrations of I-131 within 20 km of Fukushima Daiichi 10 times maximum acceptable levels

March 21st, 2011 – Concentrations of I-131 within 20 km of Fukushima Daiichi 10 times maximum acceptable le… by Enformable

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