Nuclear Regulation Authority collected principal members for emergency “just in case”

Having the M7.3 on 12/7/2012, Nuclear Regulation Authority collected principal members including the chairman Tanaka in the facilities of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, where emergency response system (ERC) is located at 17:36.
This is the first emergency meeting after the committee was set in this September.
Their rule stipulates the committee members have a meeting at ERC when an earthquake of over scale 6- in the prefecture where nuclear plant is located or over 5- in the city or town where nuclear plant is located happens.
This time, the scale of the earthquake was smaller than defined by the rule but they held the emergency meeting “just in case”.




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La Nuclear Regulation Authority a réquisitionné d’urgence ces membres principaux “au cas où”

Suite au M7,3 du 7 décembre 2012, la Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) a réquisitionné à 17:36 ses membres principaux, dont son président, M. Tanaka, dans les installations du ministère de l’Économie, du Commerce et de l’Industrie où est située le système d’urgence (ERC).
C’est la première réunion d’urgence depuis que cette commission a été constituée en septembre dernier.
Leurs règles stipulent que les membres de la commission ont une réunion à l’ERC lorsqu’un séisme d’échelle supérieure à 6- survient dans une préfecture où se situe une centrale nucléaire ou s’il est d’échelle supérieure à 5- dans une ville ou bourgade proche d’une centrale nucléaire.
Cette fois, l’échelle du séisme était inférieure à ce que définit leurs règles mais ils se sont quand même réunis “au cas où”.


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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2012