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  •  Unit #1 water injection slowed (5+ / 0-)

    http://www.bloomberg.com/...

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. slowed the pace of water injection into one of the six reactors at its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear station after a drop in pressure and temperature increased the risk of an explosion.

    “We wouldn’t want the pressure of the containment vessel to fall below that of the atmosphere,” Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at the company known as Tepco, said at a media briefing in Tokyo today. The water flow was reduced to 6 cubic meters an hour today from 10 cubic meters, and nitrogen is also being injected to help avoid a hydrogen explosion, he said.

    I wonder if the temperature and pressure will increase again.

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 07:02:02 AM PDT

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