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  •  Filtering the air in Unit #1 (2+ / 0-)
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    procrastinator john, rja

    Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator of the plant, said on Monday that workers are preparing to install devices that will reduce the amount of radioactive materials inside the No.1 reactor building.

    The equipment is designed to filter out 95 percent of the radioactive substances in the air coming through the ducts, when operated for 24 hours.

    There isn't much detail there, but it's significant that they plan on eight workers entering the building by Thursday.

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

    by Just Bob on Mon May 02, 2011 at 05:58:57 PM PDT

    •  Here is a diagram that explains the plan (2+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob, rja

      From the Asahi Shinbun. TEPCO also has a press release that has a diagram.

      The TEPCO source will give you an idea of how the plan should work, and the Asahi diagram gives you a better idea of how everything is laid out. The only detail I would add is that that Asahi diagram shows that the ducts run through the wall between the turbine and reactor buildings near the "double doors" that were in the news awhile back when the robots went into unit 1 to measure radiation levels.

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