IEER’s proposal to the Fukushima Daiichi

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research’s president Arjun Makhijani made the following proposal to the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Light and Water in Fukushima Back
Mar. 29, 2011:

Issues of Water and Light in the Turbine Buildings at Fukushima Daiichi

Arjun Makhijani

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi plant have been trying to reestablish electricity connections to pumps so as to restart the cooling system for the reactors at the plant. According to news reports, two of the major obstacles have been

• a high radiation environment (on the order of 1,000 millisieverts per hour) due to contaminated water on the floor of the turbine buildings, and
• a lack of light in the turbine buildings, which has forced the electricians to work in the dark.

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