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This is another clearinghouse diary for discussion and commentary about the ongoing nuclear disaster(s) in Japan. Previous diaries can be found listed in the Mothership.
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Reuters is reporting that temperatures in a pressure container in reactor No. 1 have climbed to near 400 degrees Celsius. This is some 80 degrees above the design limit.
Reuters - Wed Mar 23rd 1:57AM GMT
Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has restored the Electricity supply to the control room of the Number 3 reactor.
A vehicle with a long spraying arm injected water into the No.4 reactor for about 3 hours on Tuesday.
After detecting iodine-131 levels exceeding 100 becquerels per kilogram in five locations in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan's health ministry has advised residents to avoid giving infants water or using it in powered milk. The prime minister has also informed citizens to refrain from consuming leafy vegetables in the prefecture.
U.S. regulators announce import restrictions on contaminated raw milk and spinach from 4 Japan Prefectures according to Jiji news agency. Other sources: NHK World
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A database of temperature, pressure, radiation levels, etc readings over time can be found in: The Daiichi Database This is an evolving diary that will be updated regularly