March 15th, 2011 – Explosion at Unit 2 – Nuclear engineers catch a pond on fire

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From: (b)(6) n behalf of Jerry Van We
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Looking at the IAEA news feed:

15 March 2011, 02:35 UTC: … Units 1, 2 and 3 of the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant are in cold shutdown … are considered to be safely under control. [ good news] ….. working to restore cooling in the reactor Unit 4 and bring it to cold shutdown [ ?? wasn’t 4 off already?]

15 March 2011, 05:15 UTC: …. informed the IAEA that there has been an explosion at the Unit 2 reactor.. .at around 06:20 on 15 March local Japan time. [ which is before 15 March 2011, 02:35 UTC] …the spent fuel storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is on fire …. [leave it to the nuclear engineers to catch a pond on fire…]

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