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Wednesday Update on Japanese Nuclear Plants

http://www.nei.org/newsandevents/information-on-the-japanese-earthquake-and-reactors-in-that-region/

Summary:

Japanese officials efuted reports that the fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi 4 had gone dry. temperatures in the spent fuel pool were 84°C. Normal temperatures are approx 30°C. Aierial sparying of water to cool Unit 3 has recommenced. Japanese engineers are working to install a power line to restore power to cooling water pumps at the plants. DOse rates at the station boundary have continued to drop. At 4 am EDT, dose rates at the main gate were 75 millirem/hr. At 4 pm EDT dose rates had dropped to 34 millirem/hr.