From Der Tagesspiegel :
Read the NRC Report Here.
“Unfortunately, the report also shows that Tepco series of catastrophic errors made ??one and given false information has. For example, is only now clear that the reactor fuel rods 1 are likely to be in the dry – according to Tepco figures they were at least half covered with water cooling. Also, the question arises whether one much earlier instead of fresh sea water for cooling would not pick up – after all, is not just the northern Japanese nuclear power plant in the desert. Generally nervous right now makes the discovered fact that Tepco today without boric acid used!) In a reactor cooling water to avoid a re-criticality would be an essential standard procedure“
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With the spotlight on the Gen. McChrystal drama in Washington Tuesday, Army officials quietly exonerated three soldiers who’d been accused of incompetence for their role in the deadliest attack on US soldiers in the Afghanistan war.
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Oil from the BP oil well is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico at nearly full force again after the venting system on the containment cap was damaged in an accident with a robot sub.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said the small sub bumped into the venting system connected to the containment cap. That sent gas rising through the plumbing that sends warm water down to the cap to prevent solid crystals — known as hydrates — from forming in the cap.
At a midday briefing in Washington, Allen said BP was in the process of checking the containment cap. He added, “If there are no hydrates in the containment cap, they will attempt to reinstall the containment cap and begin producing later on today. If there are hydrates they will probably have to re-run the pipeline and that’ll take a considerable amount longer.”
Separately, Allen said two cleanup workers have died in unrelated accidents in the Gulf.
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