Monday, March 21, 2011

A rare bit of good news

It appears (*fingers crossed*) that just as the news from the Fukushima plant reached its nadir with reports of tainted food and water nearly 20 miles from the plant, that the situation may be improving.

Electricity has been restored to three reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant - this should allow the use of on-site water pumps soon...

"There have been some positive developments in the last 24 hours but overall the situation remains very serious," said Graham Andrew, a senior IAEA official.

"We consider that now we have come to a situation where we are very close to getting the situation under control," Deputy Cabinet Secretary Tetsuro Fukuyama said.

And just a few moments ago, came this...

Of course, even with this good news, the situation is not yet over.

*SIGH* or not.

A plant spokesman says workers have been evacuated from Japan’s tsunami-stricken nuclear complex after gray smoke was seen rising from one of its reactors.

[Cross-posted at Firedoglake]

1 comment:

pansypoo said...

so glad the owners spent the start of this shifting his money. now that's perspective.