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Nuclear Energy Institute Report on Japan’s Nuclear Reactors, March 26, 2011 (6 PM EDT)


Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 26, 2011 – UPDATE AS OF 6 P.M. EDT.
At this time, sources such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency have reported no new developments at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. NEI will report on any new developments on this website on Sunday morning.

UPDATE AS OF 1:30 P.M. EDT, MARCH 26
The first of two U.S. Navy barges with freshwater is scheduled to arrive today at an area off the coast of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Together, the barges will provide a total of 500,000 gallons of fresh water to help with cooling at the storm-damaged reactor. The barges have been cleaned of fuel in order to transport freshwater.

“[The two barges] can hold up to approximately 300,000 gallons of freshwater each,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Weatherford, operations officer to Command Fleet Activities Yososuka. However, “the maximum capacity is reduced to make the barges seaworthy for ocean travel.”

Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported on Saturday that lights were turned on in the main control room of reactor 2.

Source: nei.org

 


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