March 26th, 2011 – UPDATE from 0830 Telecon on Fukushima Daiichi Events

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From: Franovich, Mike
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:51 AM
To: Ostendorff, William
Cc: Nieh, Ho; Kock, Andrea; Zorn, Jason
Subject: UPDATE from 0830 Telecon on Fukushima Daiichi Events
Attachments: NISA Status 3-26-2011 11 00.pdf
Dyer led the call

o The LIA/sit report provides significant update on plant parameters/conditions which are stable but challenging. Fresh water being used to cool Units 1, 2, and
3. I have attached the latest NISA report as a supplement to the LIA/sit report. (Note: Cabinet Minster Edano said today that crisis will be ongoing for sometime)

o One of two Navy fresh water barges on its way to the site. Barge #1 delayed by weather but expected by Sunday to arrive at Daiichi.

o The NRC saltwater report and accident management recommendations were provide to NISA and Tepco. Copy sent to the Chairman’s office to be sent to

Commission offices. This report represents a snap shot-in time to what we will see may not reflect conditions.

o Feedback from NRC in-country team is that the NRC/DOE salt water analysis and accident management recommendations are very helpful but may be

overtaken by current plant conditions. Example, Unit 2 cannot use nitrogen to purge containment. NRC/RST will need to regroup this morning. Telecon for
0900 EDT today to discuss other approaches.

o Casto and Monninger looking to get to J-village (encampment for rad workers going to Daiichi site). J-village is south of the plant approximately 12.5 miles

away. Casto/Monninger likely to stay longer in Japan than originally planned.

o Vincent Holahan (liaison, NRC senior health physicist) departing today to Hawaii to assist Admiral Willard/PAC-COM by providing tech support, conduit to NRC,

and insight on NRC organization.

O Japanese SDF wrapping up training on Bechtel pumping system. System will be moved to the Daiichi site from Yokota Air Base. Expected arrival at site by c.o.b.


o Zimmerman was on call last night with deputy principals. Appears executive branch agencies beginning to duplicate or overlap NRC activities as actions cOme out of

theWhite House. NRC to provide roadmap of what NRC roles and ‘activities.

o Finally, as an aside outside the telecon, CNN has a good article on inside a nuke plant (reporter’s trip inside Indian Point plant).

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