Courageous Work at Nuclear Plant
An electric power company is a provider of power to businesses, households, and other consumers.
But, they are not a designer, a constructor, an equipment provider, a fire department, and a contingent force. An electric power company is an operator of the system and a seller of produced electricity.
Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan should have earlier let the electric power company commit the handling of the emergency situation at the nuclear power plant to specialists in this field, that is, Tokyo Fire Department and Self Defense Forces as well as Toshiba and Hitachi.
Brave 40 crews of Tokyo Fire Department set a tall water-cannon car before the 3rd unit of the Fukushima No.1 Plant; 3 ton water per minutes is sprayed for several hours in an unmanned manner.
However, one of them suffered 27 milli sievert radioactive contamination during the set-up work.
Tokyo Fire Department crew who accessed the 3rd unit of Fukushima No.1 Plant for discharging water received max. 27 milli sievert radiation.
They set the allowable maximum limit at 30 milli sievert for this cooling work of the spent-fuel water pool.
PART 19-7: MAJOR FOREIGN HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES
No matter what disasters occur in Japan, Japan is the second largest sponsor to the U.S.
Country.... Jan 2011 Amount ($bn)
1. China... 1154.7
2. Japan... 885.9
3. United Kingdom... 278.4
4. Oil Exporters... 215.5
5. Brazil... 197.6
6. Carib Bnkng Ctrs... 166.5
7. Taiwan... 157.2
8. Russia... 139.3
9. Hong Kong... 128.1
10. Switzerland... 107.6
"Japan reported elevated radiation in milk and spinach near Fukushima http://on.wsj.com/fxJoyq" vy WSJ
But, the radiation in milk and spinach is small enough for man to take milk and spinach regularly for a year without suffering more than CT scanning radiation, according to Cabinet Chief Secretary Edano.
According to a news report around the noon, 100 of Toshiba engineers and 80 of Hitachi engineers are now engaged in restoration efforts at the Fukuhsima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant where six nuclear reactors are installed.
Both the companies provide engineering services to the Tokyo Electric Power Corporation at Fukushima and other power generation sites.
The tsunami reached as far as an 8 kilometer or 5 mile point inland along the Kitagami-gawa River from the shore.
The tsunami covered and submerged 400 square kilometers all over the affected regions, six times larger than the Tokyo Metropolitan Zone.
The radiation level measured in Fukushima city yesterday was 25 micro sieverts/hour at one time.
But, if you fly from Tokyo-Narita to New York, you will receive 100 micro sieverts of radiation from the space.
Tokyo and other cities surrounding Tokyo show almost normal level of radioactivity to be received by the human body.
If you live an ordinary life on the earth, you will receive 2400 micro sieverts of radiation per year. But, the effect of the radiation from the half-broken Fukushima Power Plant is around 1700 micro sieverts per year at a place outside the Fukushim Prefecture where the highest level was recorded, according to the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of Japan.
So, there is no fear or grave concern about radioactive contamination among the Japanese people except those who live or have lived in the 20 to 30-km range from the Power Plant.
Nuclear Workers Take Risks 'For The Public Good'
by JON HAMILTON
March 18, 2011
About 300 workers at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan are trying to prevent the crisis there from becoming something worse. So far, at least 15 of these workers have been injured by explosions. An additional 17 have suffered what the Japanese government called "deposition of radioactive material" to their faces. Two are missing...
If the levels are similar, most of the Fukushima workers may be OK, says Vladimir Gudkov, a physicist at the University of South Carolina who was working in Leningrad when the Chernobyl incident occurred.
Gudkov says he has friends who worked as liquidators and, like most of the other people who went in after the explosion and fire, they have not developed health problems from the radiation.
Deaths were mostly among people who were at the plant when it blew up, he says. The Soviet Union declared these workers national heroes and built monuments in their honor.
"Dozens of nuclear reactors operate in earthquake-prone regions around the world, our analysis found"
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That is why the Fukushima crisis is of the world concern.
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A Japanese law set the allowable limit of radiation to the human body at 1 milli sieverts per year.
This upper limit 1 milli sieverts means 1000 micro sieverts.
It is also 2.7 micro sieverts per day or 0.1 micro sieverts per hour if continuously exposed.
So, the brave crew received 27 milli sievert radiation for an hour or so during their work around the 3rd reactor unit of the Fukushima No.1 Plant.
The brave one has received 27-year allowable radiation for an hour.
The effect of the spraying water from the tall-nozzle equipped water cannon car he set has become clear as the radiation level from the 3rd unit and the temperature of the unit have drastically dropped, according to a prompt report broadcast by NHK TV.
Joh 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Joh 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Joh 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.