April 6 snippets

LA Times: “… Tokyo Electric Power Co. had said Tuesday that it had found iodine-131 at 7.5 million times the legal limit in a seawater sample taken near the facility […] Other samples were found to contain radioactive cesium at 1.1 million times the legal limit…” Source:  http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan-nuclear-20110406%2C0%2C2697428.story

NY Times:  U.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan’s Nuclear Plant [such as:] “… Nuclear engineers have warned in recent days that the pools outside the containment buildings that hold spent fuel rods could pose an even greater danger than the melted reactor cores.  The pools, which sit atop the reactor buildings and are meant to keep spent fuel submerged in water, have lost their cooling systems…”  And a lot more potential troubles… Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/world/asia/06nuclear.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&ref=world

CRYPTOME: If you haven’t seen these high resolution images yet, have a peak at the Fukuchima Daiichi mess here: http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp/daiichi-photos.htm

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