Monday, March 21, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Bloomberg's Blatant Lie About "Cooler Temperatures" in Spent Fuel Pools

Or do their Japanese reporters know what everyone else doesn't?

Bloomberg has an article today about Japanese Prime Minister Kan's latest, optimistic assessment that he sees "the light at the end of the tunnel".

Regardless of whether that's the light of the coming train's headlights or not, the Bloomberg reporters in Tokyo, Yuji Okada and Tsuyoshi Inajima, say the following in the article:

Kan’s optimistic statements are the strongest yet from a Japanese official amid the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. The battle to prevent a meltdown entered its 12th day as reports of radiation contamination at sea and on land multiplied. Cooler temperatures in pools holding spent fuel rods indicate the positive effect of thousands of tons of seawater sprayed over the reactors since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out reactor cooling systems.

"Cooler temperatures in pools holding spent fuel rods"??? Where the hell did these reporters get the data?

The latest press release by NISA (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency) at 11:00PM on March 21 shows that they don't even have the measurement of temperatures of the Spent Fuel Pool water for the Reactors No.1, 3, and 4!

The temperature of the Spent Fuel Pool of the Reactor No.2 is listed at 50-degree Celsius, but in earlier press releases they didn't have the number for the Reactor No.2 either. The last measured temperature of the Spent Fuel Pool of the Reactor No.4 was 84-degree Celsius, at 4:08AM of March 14th.

So where DID the Bloomberg reporters get their data that the Spent Fuel Pool water temperatures have gone down?

Or are they simply looking at the thermal imaging released by NHK and saying, alongside the Defense Minister, that the temperatures are low and that must mean the Spent Fuel Pools' water temperatures are low?


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