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Radiation remains high after cooling of nuclear reactor

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The crisis over the nuclear power plant in Fukushima continues. As with might be tried overheated cores in the damaged central cooling, fleeing residents from the area around the plant. It also urged the Japanese to be economical with electricity.Energy suppliers have been rationed in metropolises such as Tokyo. A total black out one of the scenarios. But other necessities to start one week after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami to be scarce. AD.nl following developments closely and keep you here from minute to minute informed.

16:00: Experts say the problems in Fukushima far less serious than the catastrophe of Chernobyl in 1986. If the electricity network can be repaired would be a breakthrough. It can be cold-weather plants in the water to be pumped. The experts believe that it all takes longer than planned. When the electricity returns to work is the question of whether the pumps themselves are still working.

3:28 p.m.: Water Guns of the Japanese army succeeded in three of the troubled nuclear reactor Fukushima I cool. The radiation around the complex remains as high.That the owner of the power plant, the company TEPCO, let us know.

The authorities focus on Unit 3, since the highly dangerous plutonium is stored. Helicopters crashed earlier today a mixture of sea water and boric acid on the nuclear reactor. Also decreased when the radiation level hardly, TEPCO said.

Eighteen months before the Japanese crisis, U.S. diplomats head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reprimanded for incompetence, they were referring here in particular the nuclear power plants in Japan.

Wikileaks has obtained documents in the hands of the U.S. embassy in Vienna were sent to Washington. This was among other documents that the department over the past 10 years had suffered terribly weak governance and lack of leadership qualities (including the director) Taniguchi. The IAEA will not comment on the leaked documents.

3:09 p.m.: The United States sent aircraft to Japan to pick up Americans who are worried about the radiation that spreads.

2:56 p.m.: The comparison between the atomic bombs at the end of the Second World War and the current nuclear crisis is of course not. Yet inevitably diving remarkable reactions. The Telegraph says a Japanese woman who was five years when the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Now she lives in Tokyo and she can not understand the panic:

“I do not think we do a lot to worry about. People react much too sensitive.Heavy radiation is a serious issue, but I was standing on 3.6 km of the bomb and now they have evacuated 20 km. I can not understand this feeling. “Kazuko Yamashita said.

2:34 p.m.: Yukiya Amano CEO of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wants to have a look at the big problems facing Fukushima I Nuclear Power in Japan. According to Amano, the situation remains “very seriously”with the console. “We want to draw near to the site, but we will discuss that at our arrival,”said the head of the UN nuclear watchdog. The Japanese Amano is accompanied by a small group of nuclear experts.

2:25 p.m.: Japan is the food check for radioactivity. That the Ministry of Health announced in Tokyo. Because of the problems in the nuclear Fukushima I, where radiation is released, a growing fear of nuclear contamination.

The new Food Safety Authority (nVWA) has announced that products imported from Japan by entering the Netherlands should be checked for radiation. It is mainly about food and nutrition. The European Union called on member states to monitor Japanese food and possible infections reported to Brussels.

In France yesterday, a leaked document showing that last year there were over a thousand accidents in nuclear power plants. No country in Europe has more nuclear power than France. 80 percent of the energy is generated by nuclear fission. All French citizens have at least 300 km of a nuclear power plant.

14:12 that there are different reports of a new earthquake in Chiba, which lies east of the capital Tokyo.

Japan has tried using helicopters to dump water on the overheated reactor at Fukushima. It is now unusual to see whether the measure has been effective.Japanese soldiers a total of 30 tons of water dumped. The police had earlier in the day with water cannons failed to cool the reactor. To supply electricity to more reliable at the time, new cables running.

1:25 p.m.: The total number of dead and missing in Japan due to earthquake and tsunami has risen to nearly 15,000. Observers assume that the final death toll could be much higher. According to police, the deaths of 5457 people now confirmed. The official number of missing is 9508. In addition, nearly 2400 people were injured, according to official count so far. The expectation is that the rising death toll far. The Miyagi region, near the epicenter of the earthquake, with over three thousand deaths are the hardest hit. In the more northern Iwate thousands were killed.

1:20 p.m.: TEPCO, the operator of the NPP, record high radiation levels after the attempt to use water cannons to cool reactor 3. Total value of 4,000 per hour microsieverts measured against 3700 microsieverts before the deployment of water cannon. 1000 microsieverts which is a man over a whole year limit may be exposed.

12:54: Kyodo News has more news about the trucks that have to pump water into the reactors. In reactor 3, a bath with the water cannon used fuel rods replenish. Earlier in the day was an attempt to cease the radiation was too high. The current trucks are from the army.

12:47: Japan gets foreign aid in combating the problems of nuclear Fukushima I. France sends 95 tons of boron to Japan and South Korea is preparing a supply of 52 tonnes. Boron is essential for the rescue workers in the plant. If the element is mixed with oxygen and hydrogen created boric acid. That substance is against chain reactions in nuclear reactors. If that process is stopped, the temperature in the reactor will decrease and the state authorities in Fukushima I might regain control.

12:40: The U.S. Army has a number of websites blocked his soldiers. So they can not go surfing YouTube or eBay. In this way, the military save bandwidth for communication with and about Japan. The Pentagon emphasized that it has nothing to do with the content of specific websites.

12:28: At the airport in Seoul is a Japanese man on a flight from his homeland an increased radioactivity measured. The level was higher than normal, but was not hazardous to health.

11:58: New figures from within the radiation near the nuclear plant in Fukushima. While reports continue to insist that there is no risk to the health of the population, it sounds anything but positive. About 65 km north of Fukushima is 340 times the radiation per hour higher than normal. In Koriyama City, west of the plant, the radiation is 45 times higher, and 20 times higher in Iwaki City.

11:48: The attempt to use a special water cannon with the reactors and spent fuel cooling pools failed. Due to excessive radiation may not fighting vehicle near it.

11:38: Japanese get huge money from their accounts. More and more ATMs in Tokyo are therefore out of order.

11:22: In Taiwan, radioactive particles detected on 25 passengers on a plane from Japan. They had contaminated clothing and wash themselves. Most radioactive particles were on their clothes and shoes.

11:09: In China, the panic about a potential nuclear disaster far. The people of Beijing, Shanghai and other parts of the country are flocking to buy salt.Otherwise it will not have much effect, because salt does not protect against radiation. This should only whether the radiation from the Japanese nuclear power China will reach. Many supermarkets are now without salt. The price of salt in some parts of China five to ten times increase.

10:55: 14 patients to the risk of radiation were transferred from a hospital to a shelter in a school in Iwaki are dead because of hardship. The four doctors who were with them did what they could, but there was almost no food, drink or medication to help patients.

10:15: In the disaster area where the tsunami destruction sowed a week ago, doctors reported that many survivors are ill. “It’s cold today and many people are sick with diarrhea and other symptoms,” said Takanori Watanabe, a physician of the Red Cross. The sanitary facilities are very limited.Approximately 850,000 families have no electricity. Certainly half million households have no water.

9:54: China, Japan has requested, timely and accurate information”about the problems with nuclear reactors. Like as the United States and France, China has made ​​preparations to compatriots in Japan to get.

9:31: The Japanese Government has called on people to reduce energy consumption in order to prevent widespread power outages. The balance between supply and demand is already very shaky, the minister of Economy and Trade, Banri Kaieda. The minister is concerned, the main problems in the evening, because then the electricity is highest.

8:07: South Korea urgently calls on compatriots to flee from the area in a radius of 80 kilometers around central Fukushima a disaster. Sooner did the U.S. and Britain that. In that area 1.9 million people currently reside. The Japanese maintain their radius of 20 km.

8:06: “Disposal of water with two helicopters have not changed the intensity of the radiation in the damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima Japan, TEPCO confirms owner.

2:23: Military helicopters have over 700 tons of water on the damaged Japanese nuclear plant Fukushima I paid for the damaged reactor cooling.Among the helicopters hanging barrels that 7.5 tons of water can grasp. The operation was actually planned for Wednesday but was canceled because the radioactivity was too high. Agencies

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