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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Laaska News  Sept. 22,2011
Japan:Typhoon Roke moving off northern Japan
Japan:Typhoon Roke spares Fukushima plant



Typhoon Roke has inflicted no major damage to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The typhoon approached the plant on Wednesday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the area.

Rainwater flowed into the basement of the turbine building of the Number 6 reactor.

Of the number one through 4 reactor buildings whose basements are flooded with contaminated water, water levels rose by 44 centimeters at the number one reactor building, and by about 10 centimeters at the other 3 reactor buildings due to rain.

The operation of equipment to remove salt from contaminated water was also stopped due to rain.
Tokyo Electric Power Company said several cameras to monitor the plant compound and amounts of water injected into the reactors also suffered glitches likely due to rain.


Japan:Typhoon Roke moving off northern Japan

Typhoon Roke was moving to the northeast off northern Japan, after making landfall on the Pacific coast in the central part of the country.

The Meteorological Agency said that as of noon on Thursday the typhoon was located in the Pacific about 220 kilometers off the eastern coast of Hokkaido. It was moving northeast at a speed of 55 kilometers per hour.

The typhoon is expected to continue to move away from Japan, but strong winds are forecast for the rest of the day in Hokkaido.

Some areas of northeastern Japan had more than 400 millimeters of rain on Wednesday alone.

The typhoon has left at least 12 people dead, 4 missing and more than 360 injured across Japan.


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