FOIA Documents Related to Fukushima Disaster

FOIA E-mails Re: Fukushima

 

March

 

March 11th, 2011 – No cause for alarm even though the government has declared a “nuclear emergency situation”

March 11th, 2011 – Check out the TEPCO website – doesn’t sound good

March 11th, 2011 – We are safe and lucky this time.

March 11th, 2011 – NRC speaker at RIC claimed Japanese plants more seismically robust than US plants

March 11th, 2011 – State of emergency at following NPPs – Can’t monitor ECCS

March 11th, 2011 – NHK reports Fukushima Units 1 and 2 experiencing cooling problems

March 11th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 not able to get to cold shutdown

March 11th, 2011 – They are struggling to shut down the plant – We all need to say a prayer

March 11th, 2011 – Hard time believing US sending water – Hope operators good at improvising

March 11th, 2011 – This may get really ugly in the next few days

March 11th, 2011 – Information more significant than official reports out

March 11th, 2011 – Fairbanks EPA Radnet station had filter changed on March 14th

March 11th, 2011 – Fukushima must not have indication of RCIC flow or cooling is not working

March 11th, 2011 – NRC enters Monitoring response mode as of 0946

March 11th, 2011 – Only 1 person in DCI who would be helpful at Fukushima

March 11th, 2011 – Absence of NRC commentary in MSM reports is noteworthy

March 11th, 2011 – Naval Assets request to be aware of any events after rumors about Fukushima

March 11th, 2011 – We missed all the fun – There may be many casualties

March 11th, 2011 – Preliminary unconfirmed confidential information regarding Fukushima Daiichi

March 11th, 2011 – What the NRC knew as of 11:00 pm

March 11th, 2011 – I’m sure you have heard about the 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Japan – We should be prepared to brief on our tsunami research. Maybe also seismic.

March 11th, 2011 – Japan initiates emergency protocol after earthquake

 March 11th, 2011 – Premonitions of North Anna EQ – Why does the NRC have confidence that an eq greater than DB cannot occur in the US

March 11th, 2011 – Wonder about the details of how this played out. – Official sources can’t or won’t comment – Pressure rose over 1.5x design pressure of RPV?

March 11th, 2011 – Wondering About Details of Primary Pressure – Why don’t we get test messages during drills?

March 11th, 2011 – 4 Units on RCIC – 1 Unit Without AC – Different Unit With Active ECCS Due to High Containment Temperatures or Pressure

 March 11th, 2011 – USGS guy on BBC just said that in response to the earthquake they went into “salami response mode”

March 11th, 2011 – I was told to supply information ONLY to the ops center from now on which I think is misguided

March 11th, 2011 – NRC Was Getting “Realtime” Information From NISA and JNES – Most Recent Information Forwarded to NSIR

 March 11th, 2011 – Temperature in Reactor 1 Fuel Rods Up 50% Above Normal Levels

March 11th, 2011 – Delivering coolant via aircraft does not make much sense. If the report is accurate as written, Japan (and us) has a PROBLEM!.

March 11th, 2011 – Radioactive Steam Could Be Released From Fukushima Daiichi After NRC Knew Temperature in Reactor 1 Fuel Rods Up 50% Above Normal Levels

March 11th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi fuel could have been broken because iodine concentration in air began to be increased at the site boundary

March 11th, 2011 – NRC Understood that Fukushima Event would ‘Bring a lot more importance to GI-199′ – Despite later criticizing outside analysis of potential risk

March 11-21, 2011 – Media Interview Requests (including for Chairman)

NRC High Importance Notice Responding To Fukushima Disaster on March 11th

March 11th, 2011 – NEWS Event Detail – Fukushima Daiichi

March 11th, 2011 – BBC is reporting radiation levels at reactor are 1000x normal. I feel like crying.

March 11th, 2011 – If units 1, 2 and 3 have all lost emergency diesel generators, it would seem that this is more than coincidence

March 11th, 2011 – Where is the in-country and established US Nuclear infrastructure in Japan?

March 11th 2011 – Fire at Tohuku Electric Onagawa Plant

March 11th, 2011 – Fukushima Daini Information

March 11th, 2011 – Eric Leeds Update on Problems at Fukushima Daiichi

March 11th, 2011 – NRC 23:15 Telecon Fukushima – Reactor 2 containment pressure almost double of design basis

March 2011 – NRC INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 88-92: POTENTIAL FOR SPENT FUEL POOL DRAINDOWN

 

March 12th, 2011 – NRC OIP attempting to get IAEA info but IAEA not returning calls

March 12th 2011 – Core Damage at Unit 1 Prior to Explosion

March 12th, 2011 – NRC folks following this issue outside of the Op center can’t really tell what is going on – GEH had over 70 employees onsite at the time of the quake

March 12th, 2011 – Can’t demand IAEA take offer – NRC didn’t provide anything

March 12th 2011 12:52 PM FOAI Communication – Reactor 1 Water level was known to be below top of active fuel

March 12th, 2011 – JNES to NRC – We feel we grasp well the situation – In case we will need further expertise, we will let you know

March 12th, 2011 – Youtube Video of the Tsunami Hitting Fukushima Daiichi

March 12th, 2011 – ANSB Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami; Problems with Nuclear Reactors

March 12th, 2011 UPDATE on Fukushima Daiichi – 15:30 telecon – NRC unsuccessful so far in lead role

 

March 13th, 2011 – JNES Communications – Reactor 2 fuel uncovered – Reactor 3 explosion

March 13th, 2011 – We live in Western (Redacted) I’ve called around and can’t secure KI

March 13th, 2011 – This will be a natural reaction – The nuclear industry will need to get in front of this

March 13th, 2011 – Certified designs of new reactors in the US are based on PGA of 0.3g

March 13th, 2011 – NRC to Chairman BWR Owners Group – Do you have any info??

March 13th 2011 – Detailed Report of Plant Status At Fukushima Daini As of 2:00 AM March 14th JST

March 13th, 2011 UPDATE from 07:30 telecon – Fukushima Daiichi – USS Ronald Reagan picking up airborne contamination

March 13th, 2011 – FOIA UPDATE from 15:30 telecon – Reactor 3 core believed 50% uncovered in first 2 days

March 13th, 2011 – Talking Points on Implications of Fukushima Accident to U.S. Nuclear Plants

March 13th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 and 3 have experienced core damage – the reactor cores were completely uncovered for a period of time

 

March 14th, 2011 – This is the TBW sequence we’ve all dreaded – Japan still very secretive

March 14th, 2011 – Any inconsistencies or statements that undermine will have lasting effects

March 14th, 2011 – Containment Failure Values – Long term SBO, Loss of Decay Heat Removal

March 14th, 2011 – Receiving petitions to shut down all plants – Need NMSS help!

March 14th, 2011 – JAEA member report of March 11th events

March 14th, 2011 – Chairman Request – Review level eq vs design basis

March 14th, 2011 – Ops Center top priority – expect some delays

March 14th, 2011 – Preparation of the Office in the Spotlight

March 14th, 2011 – We need more KI – Use federal and industry counterparts to accomplish work

March 14th, 2011 – Quick Summary of the Honshu Earthquake in Japan

March 14th, 2011 – Fukushima is a total loss – May see another TMI ‘After Shock’

March 14th, 2011 – SPAR Hazard Models – LOOPPWR:40-10

March 14th, 2011 – People might start asking about designs & start to obstruct renewal processes

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

March 14th, 2011 – Seismic PRAs do not consider damage from earthquake aftershocks – Station Blackout Write-Up

March 14th, 2011 – Drywell Failure Probability and Pedestal Melt-Through Given Wet Drywell

March 14th, 2011 – Things are getting really bad at Unit 2

March 14th, 2011 – Should we send email to Japanese PARENT members expressing sympathy? We expect significant effects

March 14th, 2011 – Earthquakes in the last 7 days almost all near Japan – Pretty Interesting

March 14th, 2011 – OpE Nuclear Power Plant Design for Natural Phenomena

March 14th, 2011 – A good qualitative idea of the types of doses such releases can be expected to deliver

March 14th, 2011 – Is our [U.S.] battery backup power less effective than the Japanese?

March 14th, 2011 – GI-199 Questions – Due to uncertainties in the data NRC sending letter to US Plants

March 14th, 2011 – Core Damage at R1 Likely – Core Coverage Uncertain – R2 very similar to Quad Cities/Duane Arnold

March 14th, 2011 – Modelling Seismic Event Sequences like the one that happened to Fukushima

March 14th, 2011 – Looks like RCIC at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 has failed.

March 14th, 2011 – Status of Fukushima Daiichi and Daini with Supplementary Materials

March 14th, 2011 – Frustrating but we have little factual info as an agency

March 14th, 2011 – Minimize Disruption of Activities – Single points of contact for information requests

March 14th, 2011 – What a licensee needs to determine to ensure not exceeding licensed limits

March 14th, 2011 – A few stories also mention the rods were uncovered to a great extent at units 2 and 3 – maybe when they were blowing down with the SRVs to prepare to inject seawater via the fire trucks

March 14th, 2011 – Japan Requested US Supply 6 BWR 3 & 4 Experts to Assist in ‘Hour of Need’ at 2 different EOC locations

 March 14th, 2011 – Ops Center tasked to compare some of the dose assessment results on the Japanese plants to Chernobyl

March 14th, 2011 – Can Anyone Get Tony Some Clothes? We should do whatever we need to do to get this reimbursed asap – He’s In Japan Assisting With Fukushima Efforts

March 14th, 2011 – Seismic PRAs do not consider damage from earthquake aftershocks – Need to predict the fragility of the plant SSCs following the main shock

March 14th, 2011 – NRC Asked About Extra Security In Case of Mass Demonstrations at Meetings

March 14th, 2011 – NRC Staff are not equipped with enough information to comment or answer questions on the event and should not speculate

 March 14th, 2011 – Indications of Breach of Containment at Reactor 2

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

March 14th, 2011 – What to do with respect to Potassium Iodide for those going to Japan?

March 14th, 2011 – NRC Radiological Health Physics and Plume Modeling Expert Worked at Fukushima in the 1980s

March 14th, 2011 – Japanese Earthquake Questions

TEPCO Earthquake Information Update as of March 14, 2300(JST) – Fukushima Daini Unit 1 in Cold Shutdown – All Fuel Became Uncovered AGAIN

March 14, 2011, 11:30pm Japan Nuclear Facility Updates – Unit 2 Ex Vessel Fuel Damage – Substantial Debris in Unit 3 SFP

March 14th, 2011 – I’m a little concerned about the spent fuel storage pools for Units 1 and 3

March 14th, 2011 – Do you know which 6 are going to Japan? Zero from RES – It’s a sore point

March 14th, 2011- It would be nice if the industry was even more proactive

March 14th, 2011 – NRR Staff Travel Reimbursement Strategy

March 14th 2011 – Confirmation of names for Japan

March 14th, 2011 – NRC ONLY Update – All 3 Reactor cores likely damaged

March 14th, 2011 – NRC circulating requests for former BWR operators

 

March 15th, 2011 – 1,318 uSv/hr detected in Tokyo between 0900 and 1700

March 15th, 2011 – Japan asks DOE for iodine tablets

March 15th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Units Degrading – Zirconium Fire at Reactor 4 SFP – Reactor 2 Possible Reactor Vessel Breach & Ex-Vessel Core Reaction

March 15th, 2011 – ANS Propaganda Marketing – Urgent Need For Media Contacts To Help Correct Inaccurate & Misleading News Reports

March 15th, 2011 – DORL Looking at licensing actions with sensitivity to potential considerations from the ‘Japanese situation’

March 15th, 2011 – INPO Issued Highest Level Report to Members – Only In Response to Fukushima

March 15th, 2011 – We’ve also heard that plans to dump water on the fire with helicopters was abandoned.

March 15th, 2011 – The Conditions in Japan appear to have degraded

March 15th, 2011 – “Re-criticality” is a major concern – I hope transient will become stable

March 15th, 2011 – Shipments of nuclear material to Japan may be disrupted for a variety of reasons

March 15th, 2011 – GE Command Center in Japan – Assisting GNF-J and Hitachi

March 15th, 2011 – Nuclear Industry Efforts Post-Fukushima – CNO – INPO

March 15th, 2011 – RASCAL Re-Run of 0251AM – Used in 03162011 NRC Press Release

March 15th, 2011 – RASCAL Run of 0251AM – Used in 03162011 NRC Press Release

March 15th, 2011 Deflect any questions about scary numbers with the “we’ll review for scientific validity”

March 15th, 2011 – Are we still looking at a possible total meltdown and big release?

March 15th, 2011 – Fukushima event sequences may be 2-40-13 or 2-40-18 in seismic bin-3 SBO event tree.

March 15th, 2011- Benjamin Beasley – Edits to NBC FOIA GI-199 Request

March 15th, 2011 – NRC debates INES levels 3 days prior to actual upgrade to Level 5

March 15th, 2011 – I’m surprised the turbine buildings held up – Can’t find the diesels

March 15th, 2011 – NUREG-0651- Torus (Suppression Chamber) Portion of the Mark I Containment

March 15th, 2011 – Is there a way to reimburse my contract dollars from an agency fund related to emergencies?

March 15th, 2011 – Significant corrosion of the Oyster Creek torus in 1980s

March 15th, 2011 – I am walking to the 6th floor to get permission to work on this.

March 15th, 2011 – I hope you slept well – you have bigger fish to fry (e.g., Reactors in Japan).

March 15th, 2011 – We do not have sufficient information to compare US & Japanese batteries

March 15th, 2011 – Don’t know if Japan added hardened vent but I’m sure they are well aware of it

March 15th, 2011 – TEPCO fail on info-sharing / No N-crisis HQ for 4 days after tsunami disabled reactor cooling system

March 15th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Timelines from TEPCO and NISA press releases

March 15th, 2011 – Plant Seismic information to Support NRC Hearing on Wednesday

March 15th, 2011 – Congressional Research Service – Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

March 15th, 2011 – All 3 Reactors have known fuel damage – 50 Staff on site – 5 may have received fatal radiation doses

March 15th, 2011 – I’ve been pretty depressed about that Japanese business

March 15th 2011 – Unit 2 Containment Probably Breached – Loud Explosion – Containment Pressure Drop – Radiation Spike – Spent Fuel Fire

March 15th, 2011 – Core Exposed at #2 Fukushima Daiichi

March 15th 2011 – Unclear Fires At Reactor 4 SFP

March 15th 2011 – NRC does not have a take on checking planes from Japan for radiation contamination in Hawaii

March 15th, 2011 – The fire’s back in unit 4 – Unit 4 pool has a full core load in it and needs full attention – Holes in the upper structure from the earlier hydrogen explosion in unit 4

March 15th, 2011 UPDATE: 2000 EDT Telecon on Fukushima Daiichi – Unit 4 New Fire Broken Out – Doses in Area around 30R/hr

March 15th, 2011 – The Whole Spent Fuel Pool At Reactor 3 Could Boil Dry In 20 Days

March 15th 2011 – Table of BWR’s Mark I

March 15th, 2011 – Responding to inaccurate information in the news media – HELP CORRECT INACCURATE AND/OR MISLEADING NEWS REPORTS

 

March 16th, 2011 – USAF detects elevated radiation levels from northern tip of Japan to Tokyo

March 16th, 2011 – Merrill Lynch VP asks former USNRC director “What do you make of the Japanese reactor situation?”

March 16th, 2011 – GRS request for MELCOR input deck to generate analysis to fight back against shutdown of plants built prior to 1980

March 16th, 2011 – No matter what, it is vital that everyone stays on same page regarding the facts, even as the situation worsens in Japan

March 16th, 2011 – The RASCAL inputs withheld from States – Please do not share this information outside of NRC

March 16th, 2011 – USNRC rationale for deployment of the DOE aerial measurement system

March 16th, 2011 – German GRS Reached Out to NRC “asking for fast action to help combat the shutdown of seven reactors in Germany in wake of the Japan events”

March 16th, 2011 – Date that winds from Japan crossing March 13th 2011 would arrive in the West Coast per modeling at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

March 16th, 2011 – Tried dropping water from helicopters but only hit the target once

March 16th, 2011 – Might consider completing a worse case dose map

March 16th, 2011 – A public meeting and our key messages must be couched accordingly

March 16th, 2011 – That is no excuse Mike – The agency needs help

March 16th, 2011 – How did Jaczko know there is no water?

March 16th, 2011 – Unit 4 SFP walls have collapsed – Fuel may no longer be intact

March 16th, 2011 – MELCOR input deck – GRS wants run on Mark 1 to fight back

March 16th, 2011 – Preparing staff, slides and information for Congressional members

March 16th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi dry fuel storage research facility

March 16th, 2011 – Peach Bottom Deck – Does not contain safeguard information

MARCH 16, 2011 – NRC PRESS RELEASE ON DOSE ASSESSMENT ASSUMPTIONS

March 16th, 2011 – Situation getting worse and NRC response continuing to increase

March 16th, 2011 – Might consider completing a worse case dose map

March 16th, 2011 – Japan reports 5 persons have received lethal radiation doses

March 16th, 2011 – A public meeting and our key messages must be couched accordingly

March 16th, 2011 – Abnormal noise emanating from nearby pressure suppression chamber

March 16th, 2011 – Prairie Island Confirmation of Radiation from Japan

March 16th, 2011 – Harold Denton Former NRC Spokesperson during TMI calling all over NRC

March 16th, 2011 – Official Japanese Request for Assets to Cool SFP & Diagram

March 16th, 2011 – Fukushima Units 1,2,3 have fuel damage – Lost secondary containment integrity

March 16th, 2011 – Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Response Program-Event/Response

March 16th, 2011 – Concrete Damage Inspection Experts

March 16th, 2011 – NRC internally frustrated by lack of better response to ‘biased (MSNBC) report’

March 16th, 2011 – Gary briefed me before the press rediscovered the issues

March 16th, 2011 – Contractors working with tsunami-related projects

March 16th, 2011 – Tsunami documents from RES – ML072920474 – ML082960196

March 16th, 2011 – Message from Japanese Scientist – Fukushima serious containment issues

March 16th, 2011 – Latest from Japan – US press is inaccurate, to be kind

March 16th, 2011 – NRC Response to Core Damage Accident in Japan

March 16th, 2011 – Why only running MACCS out to 50 miles? Should run to see if we should increase recommended evacuation zone

March 16th, 2011- ABC News Wants confirmation that things are definitely taking a turn for the worse – Per Holly – ignoring media calls

March 16th, 2011 – Assessing SFP Damage – SOARCA – Uncovered Spent Fuel Reports – Leak at Unit 4 SFP

March 16th 2011 – NRC Admits Zirc Fire Is Possible – But Won’t Release All the Research Data

March 16th, 2011 – In Which the NRC Puts The ‘OPA Folks’ on the MSNBC GI-199 ‘Piece of Junk’

March 16th, 2011 – Classified as OUO documents – BWR zirc fire data

March 16th, 2011 – Where the NRC deeply regrets MSNBC’s reporter using the GI 199 Data against them

March 16th 2011 – Confusion Created by 50 mile evacuation

March 16th, 2011 – PR Inqury from DHS-NCS

March 16th, 2011 – I got a few emails forwarded from Holly and was set to ignore them…Let’s make a generic response

 

March 17th, 2011 – KI Potassium Iodide Availability by State

March 17th, 2011 – “Our Radiation Team Sucks” – Christy Feig – Director of Communications – World Health Organization

March 17th, 2011 – DOE Ionizing Radiation Dose Ranges ( Rem ) Chart

March 17th, 2011 – Certified Health Physicist wants access to the RASCAL And NARAC Data That Our PMT Room is Using So That He Can Do His Own Analysis

March 17th, 2011 – Proposal to handle dried Spent Fuel Pool

March 17th, 2011 – MACCS calculations capable of 8,000 miles – Usually run to 1,000 miles

March 17th, 2011 – Business as usual won’t exist for a long time – Try to keep smiling

March 17th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Dose Models – RASCAL Runs justifying U.S. PARs

March 17th, 2011 – We need to dig up the Mark-1 liner issue resolution stuff

March 17th, 2011 – NGA Center in DC Requests NRC Expert Speaker for 3/22 or 3/23 and 4/4

March 17th, 2011 – What you ask for, isn’t always what you get – How the NRC internally communicates about the Freedom of Information Act

March 17th, 2011 – INPO Event Report Level 1 regarding the events in Japan

March 17th, 2011 – To Keep Operations Normal As Possible – Or Postpone Public Meetings That Haven’t Already Been Noticed

March 17th, 2011 – Draft EDO Update – Concern about SFP at Fukushima Daiichi – 50 Mile Evacuation

March 17th, 2011 – RadNet isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. We should be careful

March 17th ,2011 – We have tribes in the Aleutian Islands worried about radiation fall-out and effects from Fukushima

March 17th, 2011 – This is a marathon, not a sprint – Take time to go outside and enjoy the spring

March 17th 2011- All the Troublesome Reactor Venting and How to Prevent It

March 17th, 2011 – Summary of meeting with Secretary Chu on Japan Fukushima Assistance

 

March 18th, 2011 – NRC is not in a position to share licensee radiation measurements with States/Counties

March 18th, 2011 – Bechtel file of equipment for pumping water into Fukushima Daiichi reactors

March 18th, 2011 – NRC experts worried ground contamination and shine dose from steam plumes after water injection to SFP

March 18th, 2011 – Accident progression at Fukushima Reactor 4 SFP MELCOR Request

March 18th, 2011 – Design Basis Floods Determined from Area-Discharge Envelopes – Not comfortable with level of conservatism

March 18th, 2011 – National Weather Service Reports used to estimate precipitation are 30-40 years old

March 18th, 2011 – Everyone in NRC is getting their emails FOIA’ed by AP – This should be fun

March 18th, 2011 – NRC Systems Analyst – 3 reactors with exposed fuel SFP Questionable

March 18th, 2011 – NRC creates a script for team in Japan to use when talking with family

March 18th 2011 – Consequences of criticality in one of the spent fuel pools not significant in comparison to consequences of sfp remaining empty

March 18th, 2011- Thank you. I’ll take your note as a sincere compliment, but are you drinking already?

March 18th 2011 – It might be good to know the effects of salt deposition on cooling of BWR fuel assemblies

March 18th, 2011 – The sealing of doors has very little effect on ‘sheltering in-place’

March 18th, 2011 – There’s Got to be a ton of loose materials floating in the SFP – I would not be surprised if the top 10 feet or so of the sfp was sloshed out

March 18th, 2011 – Nuclear Events Web-based System (NEWS) – Fukushima Daini Unit 1 – Unit 2 – Unit 4 – Loss of the cooling function to the ultimate heat sink due to the big tsunami

March 18th-23rd, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi NRC Official Use Only Photos and Timeline

March 18th, 2011 – All-Employees Meeting – Japan/Fukushima Events

March 18th, 2011 – SPF Issues Investigated – Little Cladding Left – Fuel maybe in form of a rubble bed

March 18th, 2011 – They took me out the back door to avoid press. Did I say anything we need to correct?

March 18th, 2011 – Script for the NRC overseas to use when contacting family members so as not to cause unnecessary alarm

March 18th, 2011 – Tohoku-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake Effects On Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

March 18th, 2011- Handy Fact Sheets

March 18th, 2011 – NRC and GE Inspecting Photos to Determine Whether Drywell Head Intact in Reactor 3 – 50 Mile Evacuation Was Good Call – Aleutian Islands I-131

 

March 19th, 2011 – Radiation detected in AZ – Asking for NRC input

March 19th, 2011 – International discussion related to accuracy of TEPCO readings – Where is water going?

March 19th, 2011 – Designer of safety systems for GE Fukushima Reactor

March 19th, 2011 – Misinformed about outreach to USAID during 1530 conference call

March 19th, 2011 – The NRC gave Michael Scott KI to go to Japan – He probably won’t each much in the way of green leafy veggies while over there.

March 19th, 2011 – NRC does not want to be viewed as managing Fukushima accident – Complications with 4 train seawater system original cost was $750k but then Bechtel upped it to $9.6 million

March 19th, 2011 – Risk of further explosions in SPFs – Should SFP be removed to temporary storage?

 

March 20th, 2011 – Dose Rates 40 REM/hr – TEPCO looking to make bigger hole in U2

March 20th, 2011 – The Bechtel Pump – Is it diesel powered?

March 20th, 2011 – The public inquiry desk is still being hit pretty hard since things aren’t quickly improving overseas

March 20th, 2011 – The band of elevated dose rates up to 18 mi from plant to the northwest seems to coincide with “Lube Oil Fire” in Reactor 4 SFP

 

March 21st, 2011 – Clarification and assessment of potential radiological release source terms for Fukushima Units 3&4 spent fuel pools

March 21st, 2011 – Probability of NPP Ground Motions Exceeding DB high as 6%

March 21st, 2011 – I’m on the hot seat – Its up to me to request your assistance – EDO – NRR

March 21st, 2011 – Chemistry of emissions – Difference between zirc & hydrocarbons fire

March 21st, 2011 – Some questions have come up regarding the integrity of the SFP liner

March 21st, 2011 – I received about 65 emails today – that is a new record for me.

March 21st, 2011 0730- CA Briefing On Japan Reactor Accidents

 

The NRC Knew Possibility of Elevated Thyroid Dose in Midway Island and Alaska By March 22nd – Worked to keep it away from FOIA

March 22th, 2011 – Congressional Letters – OCA will extract certain information (plant status only) – Pray for no more letters!

March 22nd, 2011 – Radiological Consequences and SBO – External Panels

March 22, 2011 – Time history for the instrument located at or near the Fukushima plant

March 22nd, 2011 – Don’t go out of your way looking for site monitoring info

March 22nd, 2011 – Calculations to Determine Salt Accumulation in Fukushima Reactor Vessels

March 22nd, 2011 – New SOW for SNL to perform Fukushima analysis

March 22nd 2011 – IAEA Request for Analytical Support from NRC for Fukushima source term assessment

 

March 23rd, 2011 – Decommissioning Type Information for Ops Center -Entombment Considerations

March 23rd, 2011 – All our liquid KI expires by May 2012 – After that we will not carry liquid KI any longer

March 23rd, 2011 – What We would Do (The US BWR Operating Community)

March 23rd, 2011 – Questions on Boric Acid Solubility in Seawater

March 23rd, 2011 – NRC to maintain focus on day-to-day Licensing activities

March 23rd, 2011 – Smoke from Reactor 3 May Be Nuclear Heat From Undesired Criticality

March 23, 2011 – NRC Decides 20 and 30 Year Old Predictions of Stress Corrosion Cracking and Crack Growth Rate Need Careful Examination

March 23rd, 2011 – SES needs to make decision on concerns related to NPSH Credit for BWR Mark 1′s

March 23rd, 2011 – The EPA took RADNet down because they were getting data from ‘other’ sources

March 23, 2011 – NRC Members Clarify Old Emails Which May Contain Nuances That Might Not Be Obvious

March 23rd, 2011 – What impact on license renewal? I’m thinking older plants a hard sell

March 23rd, 2011 – Licensing Activities Subject to Enhanced Handling Measures Post-Fukushima

March 23rd, 2011 – Regarding the NRC “Screening Process” – Never hurts to reinforce what’s already been stated

 March 23rd, 2011 Delay of Reactor Cooling Rulemaking due to all cognizant NRR/DSS staff occupied responding to events in Japan

March 23rd, 2011 – NRC Clearing Facts By Office of Public Affairs Before Distribution

March 23rd, 2011 – DPRs IMPACT ON NORMAL ACTIVITY WHILE RESPONDINGTO JAPAN NP CRISIS

 March 23rd, 2011 – NRC Weekly Meetings to Discuss Near-Term Developments

March 23rd, 2011 – Response to what are we not getting done – Barry Westreich

March 23rd, 2011 – Response to what are we not getting done – Samuel Miranda

March 23rd, 2011 – Response to what are we not getting done – Anthony Mendiola

March 23rd, 2011 – Response to What We Are Not Getting Done – Joseph G. Glitter

March 23rd, 2011 – Are you experiencing many quakes?? Are they big ones?? – Yes, and half of them register over 5 on the Richter scale. It’s really a bit unnerving

March 23rd, 2011 – Check Water Levels in Drywell With Acoustics

March 23rd, 2011 – Fukushima Worker Casualty and Incident Report

March 23rd, 2011 – Questions on Boric Acid Solubility in Seawater

March 23rd, 2011 – NRC to maintain focus on day-to-day Licensing activities

March 23rd, 2011 – Smoke from Reactor 3 May Be Nuclear Heat From Undesired Criticality

March 23, 2011 – NRC Decides 20 and 30 Year Old Predictions of Stress Corrosion Cracking and Crack Growth Rate Need Careful Examination

March 23rd, 2011 – SES needs to make decision on concerns related to NPSH Credit for BWR Mark 1′s

March 23rd, 2011 – The EPA took RADNet down because they were getting data from ‘other’ sources

March 23, 2011 – NRC Members Clarify Old Emails Which May Contain Nuances That Might Not Be Obvious

March 23rd, 2011 – What impact on license renewal? I’m thinking older plants a hard sell

March 23rd, 2011 – Licensing Activities Subject to Enhanced Handling Measures Post-Fukushima

March 23rd, 2011 – Regarding the NRC “Screening Process” – Never hurts to reinforce what’s already been stated

 March 23rd, 2011 Delay of Reactor Cooling Rulemaking due to all cognizant NRR/DSS staff occupied responding to events in Japan

March 23rd, 2011 – NRC Clearing Facts By Office of Public Affairs Before Distribution

March 23rd, 2011 – DPRs IMPACT ON NORMAL ACTIVITY WHILE RESPONDINGTO JAPAN NP CRISIS

 March 23rd, 2011 – NRC Weekly Meetings to Discuss Near-Term Developments

March 23rd, 2011 – Response to what are we not getting done – Barry Westreich

March 23rd, 2011 – Response to what are we not getting done – Samuel Miranda

March 23rd, 2011 – Response to what are we not getting done – Anthony Mendiola

March 23rd, 2011 – Response to What We Are Not Getting Done – Joseph G. Glitter

 

March 24th, 2011 – New information from AEC casts doubt on GE’s analysis of venting and hydrogen explosions at Fukushima Daiichi

March 24th, 2011 – NRC received nearly all missing radiation data from March 13th – March 15th window

March 24th, 2011 – Concerns Reactor 3 Containment Failed – Any assessment of I-131/Cs-137

March 24th, 2011 – Core Damage Frequencies – GI-199 – Staff will re-examine some or all

March 24th, 2011 – Ross has concerns – How did TEPCO get 1 or 2 EDG’s back but not others?

March 24th, 2011 – Jack Grobe wants “all Generic Communications associated with Chernobyl”

March 24th, 2011 – Limerick and TMI Report Finding I-131 in Rainwater Samples

March 24th, 2011 – Potential NRC Regulatory Response to Events in Japan – DO NOT REPLY ALL

March 24th, 2011 – All Exelon sites enhancing offsite monitoring after TMI detects Fukushima radiation

March 24th, 2011 – I-131 Found – Three Mile Island, Nine Mile Point, Ginna, Diablo Canyon, Limerick

March 24th, 2011 – NRC RIS to licensees on detected Fukushima Radiation

 

March 25th, 2011 – Controlled failure of a nuclear reactor – Scrubbing Fission Product Releases

March 25th, 2011 – Fukushima Unit 1 tally of information from different sources

March 25th, 2011 – Probability of Containment Failure – NUREG/CR 6920 – 1150

March 25th, 2011 – Elevated I-131 Levels at Prairie Island Nuclear Station

March 25th, 2011 – Can we predict a tsunami wave height? – Are the models valid?

March 25th, 2011 – Japanese Methods for Tsunami Analysis – Guidance Documents

March 25th, 2011- Issues with seawater in a BWR – Crack growth rate found to be 30 times higher than KAPL paper

March 25th, 2011 – Strong concern about likelihood of very rapid stress corrosion cracking in the reactor primary system

March 25th, 2011 – If we disagree we will say so, but once the decision is made we are good little soldiers and march on

March 25th, 2011 – Dose calculations for Fukushima Daiichi Dry-Well vent valves and the temporary pit

March 25th, 2011 – Presentation from Japan Nuclear Technology invokes questions about official analysis of Reactor 4 explosion

 

March 26th, 2011 – Mark 1 hydrogen explosion damaging torus/suppression pool

March 26th, 2011 – Mark 1 containment vulnerable to melt through – SBO

March 26th, 2011 – Fuel Coolant Interaction Analysis – Worse Case Melt Scenario

March 26th, 2011 – Mark 1 liner failure during severe accidents – Some made changes

March 26th, 2011 – Melt that relocates to lower head will be mixed with a lot of sea salt

March 26th, 2011 – Thank you for the information – See you at the TEPCO building lobby

March 26th, 2011 – NRC Japan Team Reactor Issues Alignment Plan

March 26th, 2011 – Decommissioning Type Information –

 

March 27th, 2011 – Salt effects on molten core materials – Effects on energetics

March 27th, 2011 – NRC Japan Team – Upon your return, please “reply All” to this email

March 27th, 2011 – NRC, GE, EPRI, INPO, Naval Reactors, and DOE Fukushima Severe Accident Management Measures

March 27th, 2011 – Your Career likely over

 

March 28th, 2011 – Media question on US plants using MOX fuel

March 28th, 2011 – TEPCO Sampling of Water from Reactor 2 Yields Fission Products

March 28th, 2011 – I am trying to understand the information you sent Andrea on Friday, 3/25 regarding staff who are working on the Japan event

March 28th, 2011 – CNSC releases information on the current radiation dose rates in Canada following the events in Japan

 

March 29th, 2011 – Containment Damaged – Pu in soil from reactors – Unit 3 RB contains I-131

March 29th, 2011 – PPT presentation reflecting data from several sources on trending of Fukushima Daiichi dose measurements

March 29th, 2011 – 50 Mile Evacuation Zone and Reentry Guidance for Temporary Access – Jaczko accurately reflects NRC decisionmaking process

March 29th, 2011 – The SAMGs are specially designed for this situation, why are people trying to seem like no clear direction?

New NRC protocol after positive I-131 and other isotope samples linked to Fukushima

March 29th, 2011 – Status of 3 Units and 4 pools – Realistic Scenarios

March 29th, 2011 – NRC shares Summary of TMI-2 fuel removal/cleanup with NISA

March 29, 2011 – Can you help by providing an “expert” on TMI melted fuel removal techniques?

March 29th, Briefing returing members from the team in Japan on-site for first several critical days

March 29th, 2011 – Japanese considering use of polymer spray to affix ground contamination

March 29th, 2011- Isotopic make up of spent fuel 5% enrichment

 

March 30th, 2011 – Reactor Status Update – U2 at least some core ex-vessel approx 3/15 – U3 SFP may be unable to fill due to damage

March 30th, 2011 – IAEA requests NRC to provide bounding assessments for Fukushima Units 1-3 – Assumptions on if fuel has left RPV

March 30, 2011 – Reactor 2 Core Melted Through Containment Vessel – Workers “Lost the race” to save one of the reactors

March 30th, 2011 – Events at Fukushima Units 1-4

March 30th, 2011 – Nuclear Reactor Accidents: Three Mile Island and Fukushima – MIT ANES Symposium

March 30th, 2011 – Michigan confirms radiation from Fukushima detected

March 30th, 2011 – Why doesn’t someone convert the metric data for the stupid Americans

March 30th, 2011 – MELCO RES response to a PMT request – Dose Projections

March 30th, 2011 – Consortium should revisit reactor strategy based on current plant conditions

March 30th, 2011 – Now that you’ve returned from Japan, would you meet with us?

March 30th, 2011 – Consortium should revisit reactor strategy based on current plant conditions

March 30th, 2011 – They really think people are going to shlep all the way out here for a 20-minute public session ?

March 30th, 2011 – Do we have someone who can address technical comments?

March 30th, 2011 – Please fix the 18 year leaking saftety mechanisms at Indian Point ASAP.

March 30th, 2011 – Using Catawba and Browns Ferry MOX safety evaluation reports

 

March 31st, 2011 – Recommend TEPCO utilize the SAMG recommendation to flood all 3 units’ containments.

March 31st, 2011 – RES to use MELCOR for “worst case” runs for Tokyo estimates and previous RASCAL runs

March 31st, 2011 – Seems water injection to Unit 2 has stopped – Does your team have a better picture?

March 31st, 2011 – Working on high priority spent fuel pool safety questions

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

March 31st, 2011 – RE: Why are there no emergency diesels in U.S. nuclear power plants?

March 31st – “Radioprotective Properties of Tetracycline.” I thought you may be interested and wanted to see if I should drop it off

March 31, 2011 – Hey Everyone! We Made the Onion!

March 31st, 2011 – First status report I have gotten in a while

March 31st, 2011 – We may get inquiries after recent stories of radioactive traces in milk – direct to links

March 31, 2011 – We have participated in more than 150 interviews, reaching more than 81 million – 1 in 4 US households

March 31st, 2011 – Six US Nuclear Power Plants under intensive review after Fukushima – Why these six?

NRC – Keep language professional, avoid extreme opinion, careless hyperbole

 

April

 

April 1st, 2011 – Team concerned about polymer sprays winding up in spent fuel pools – Chernobyl polymer experiences

April 1st, 2011 – MELCORE source term for use towards Tokyo

April 1st, 2011 – 50% I-131 and Cs Fixed contamination on shoe – Also I-132 by Te-132

April 1st, 2011 – Remove as much spent fuel from pools as technically feasible

April 2011 – Mysterious untitled Japanese diagrams of Fukushima Daiichi sent to NRC

April 1st, 2011 – NRC conducted MELCO runs before White House gave order

April 1st, 2011 – Air sample and standing water sample results protected by NEI

April 1st, 2011 – It always concerned me – Japan/China building nuclear units in the most earthquake(resulting tsunami) prone areas of the world

April 1st, 2011 – Bet the Japanese wished they had used more of these…

April 01, 2011 – FYI on Unit 4 SFP new video footage

April 1st, 2011 – In Eliot’s absence – Y’all behave, y’hear.

April 1st, 2011 – FOIA from Greenpeace – Should we treat this the same way as other similar FOIAs?

April 1st, 2011 – NRC Near-term Division Activities and Farewell Theodore R. Quay

April 1st, 2011 – The Japanese Nuclear Incident: Technical Aspects – for your awareness

 

April 2011 – TESTIMONY OF MARTIN VIRGILIO – NRC RESPONSE TO RECENT NUCLEAR EVENTS IN JAPAN AND THE CONTINUING SAFETY OF THE U.S. COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR REACTOR FLEET

April 2nd, 2011 – Reactor 1 uncontrolled depressurization/leak – Dose rate of 27 R/hr found – Radiation Level at Reactor 2 measured over 100 R/hr

April 2nd, 2011 – Estimated 10-30%/daily drywell turnover leakage from failed penetrations – Please delete after reading

 

April 4th, 2011 – Observation requirements to validate an ocean plume modeling effort – NOAA

April 4th, 2011 – From March 19th to April 1st daily deposition recorded at least once in 21 prefectures

April 4th, 2011 – All but one permanent monitoring stations around Fukushima Daiichi initially knocked out

April 4th, 2011 – station blackout and other malfunctions/failures from the earthquake, possibly even something close to a design basis accident?

April 4th, 2011 – The accident at Fukushima Daiichi is a matter of concern for all IAEA Member States, not just for the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety

 

April 5th, 2011 – Hosono asked NRC to issue press release supportive of the ocean releases

April 5th, 2011 – Humans again got us into this and will hopefully get us out

April 5th, 2011 – There are no really new issues, just old issues in a different form

April 5th, 2011 – Shouldn’t a RHEB hydrologist do this? Don’t get involved with rgs

April 5th, 2011 – Praire Island Nuclear Power Plant Confirms I-131 from Japan

 

April 6th, 2011 – Possibility of sending EPA RADNET Monitors to Japan after Fukushima event

April 6th, 2011 – High-temperature leak-characteristics of PCV hatch flange gasket

April 6th, 2011 – EPA and NRC discuss deploying RADNET monitors in Japan

April 6th, 2011 – Study to consider aftershock impact to Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool

April 6th, 2011 – Gundersen letter being handled as normal – Green ticket in process

April 6th, 2011 – Evaluate potential contamination of waters near Alaska from Japan

April 6th, 2011 – Evaluating potential contamination of waters near Alaska from Japan

April 6th, 2011 – Korean Nuclear Safety – Fukushima impact in United States

April 6th, 2011 – They want to do this because? Did they run out of stuff to work on?

April 6th, 2011 – Japan just said there was a zirc fire in Unit 4 SFP. Did we know this? – Depends what is meant by “know.”

 

April 7th, 2011 – Conference call to discuss Radioactive Waste that may return to US from Japan

April 7th, 2011 – McGuire, Oconee and Catawba – I-131 in dairy – Only Oconee reporting

April 7th, 2011 – Fukushima Dai-ichi Unit 3 – Reactor and Spent Fuel Pool Status – Unofficial Chronology

April 7th, 2011 – Fukushima Dai-ichi Unit 2 – Reactor and Spent Fuel Pool Status – Unofficial Chronology

 

April 8th, 2011 – Fukushima NPP Radiation Health Risks v.1

 

April 9th, 2011 – Japanese evacuation radius may not protect the health of the general public longer than 2 weeks

April 9th, 2011 – Supercore – Any future event at Fukushima would have minimal impact

April 9th, 2011 – Summary of Naval Reactors “Warm” and “Hot” Zones around Fukushima Daiichi

April 9th, 2011 – Though I cannot see any goal, I will do my best to save the nuclear power business

 

April 12th, 2011 – Really struggling with Global Assessment – Japan Team updating

April 12th, 2011 – I-131 Sampling Results in US – Levels Increase

 

April 13th, 2011 – American workers being recruited to work at Fukushima

 

April 14th, 2011 – Debris in lower head – Lower Head Failure

April 14th, 2011 – Sandia and NARAC working on updating Fukushima radiological runs

 

April 15th, 2011 – GE Hitachi Nuclear Response Team (GE Power & Water) assessment of the existence of a vessel breach on Fukushima U2

April 15th, 2011 – Doris and contractor not involved in Fukushima and not in any position to speak as NRC representatives

April 15th, 2011 – PAGs and Info for Dose Calcs – Human Food and Animal Feeds

April 15th, 2011 – 600 small Pb blankets offered for use at Fukushima Daiichi if TEPCO/NISA would like to have them

 

April 16th, 2011 – NISA establishing radwaste criteria values released into municipal waste systems

April 16th, 2011 – IAEA ENAC report info on food monitoring – Sensitivity of the information

 

April 17th, 2011 – Need better understanding of past and potential future release estimates

April 17th, 2011 – Marines take rad monitoring equipment off embassy rooftop as they left Tokyo

April 17th, 2011 – What about Fukushima internal doses and bioassay confirmations?

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

 

April 18th, 2011 – NRC authored secret assessment of the Japanese recovery plan for the US embassy and anticipated leaks

April 18th, 2011 – This is different from the water sampling video that we obtained from TEPCO

April 18th, 2011 – Has anyone seen still photos or videos taken by helicopter at Fukushima?

April 18th, 2011 – NISA/TEPCO Meeting – 778 Workers at Fukushima Daiichi

April 18th, 2011 – Note DOE personnel (at the Embassy) are departing Japan this week.

April 18th, 2011 – AREVA Presentation – The Fukushima Daiichi Incident

 

April 19th, 2011 – TEPCO concerned radioactive water leaking into Unit 2 from Unit 1 or Unit 3 possibly due to open PCV isolation valves

April 19th, 2011 – NRC HQ review of Japan regulations for Special Measures – US vs Japanese approaches to protective measures

April 19th, 2011 – NISA/TEPCO Meeting – Status of #4 SFP – JNES/Sandia LAb MELCOR Results

April 19th, 2011 – NRC and EPA guidance on re-entry and return conflicting

April 19th, 2011 – Concern White House intervention got NRC outside decision-making framework

April 19th, 2011 – The issue of reimbursement for NRC activities is still an issue and the Japanese are invoking the IAEA charter as a basis for no reimbursement

 

April 20th, 2011 – NISA/TEPCO Meeting – TEPCO refusing work – Lack of coordination

April 20th, 2011 – Additional items regarding NRC team in Japan

April 20th, 2011 – Japan Team Questions – $25k a week for one translator

April 20th, 2011 – NISA requested NRC information regarding legal issues related to TMI

 

April 25th, 2011 -Unit 3 100% Leak rate – Updating Source Term – MELCOR analysis

April 25th, 2011 – Reactor 1 Seeming Stop of DW Water Level Increase

 

April 26th, 2011 – Mike Weber to turn experts call over to IRC ET Director – NSIR Involved

 

April 28th, 2011 – Phosphate for pH control – Issue of precipitation – Lack of definitive information

April 28th, 2011 – Mathcad analysis of Reactor 1 Lower Head Integrity

April 28th, 2011 – Clarification of methods used for Reactor 1 Lower Head Analysis

 

April 29th, 2011 – SFP Risk Assessment Thoughts – Criticality concerns

April 29th, 2011 – Data prepared for the Commissioner for the discussion of the presence of plutonium in the spent nuclear fuels

April 29th, 2011 – NISA asks NRC about TMI reports to IAEA – When, How, How long

 

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  1. captddd@hotmail.com'

    Great List!
    Salute

    Expect to see many of these documents “challenged” by later documents that were not “fixed” before being released…

    Here is one such document that I don’t think is listed
    http://enenews.com/?p=36188
    and
    http://is.gd/CgrLWu

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