Current Status

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  • The power company, TEPCO, says that if we do not use a great deal less power, we may have large-scale, unplanned power outages. Please turn off and unplug everything that you are not using and consider turnng your heater down or off. (Updated March 17, 2011 at 17:56)
  • Some areas of Ibaraki WILL experience blackouts. (This does not apply to Tsukuba.) (Updated March 17, 2011 at 08:17)
  • Added AIST chart and Google map to radiation level updates. (Updated March 17, 2011 at 02:11)
  • Published Fukushima radiation levels chart that will update automatically as we update the spreadsheet. (Updated March 16, 2011 at 20:05)
  • Published Ibaraki radiation levels chart that will update automatically as we update the spreadsheet. (Updated March 16, 2011 at 19:24)
  • Published Ibaraki radiation levels to March 16 at 11:00. (Updated March 16, 2011 at 12:31)
  • Published Ibaraki radiation levels to March 16 at 08:00. (Updated March 16, 2011 at 10:06)
  • No more rolling blackouts in Tsukuba or the rest of Ibaraki. (Updated March 16, 2011 at 00:13)
  • Some, but not all, buses running on March 16 (Updated March 15, 2011 at 23:57)
  • Earthquake in Shizuoka. 6.0 magnitude. No damage to Tsukuba expected (according to Shaney who is in Tsukuba now). (Updated March 15, 2011 at 23:18)
  • Joban Highway will open from 6am on March 16 between Misato and Mito. (Updated March 15, 2011 at 22:49)
  • Local radiation monitoring sites showing radiation levels that are not of concern. (Updated March 15, 2011 at 18:08)
  • TAIRA mailing list down and not likely to be fixed for a while. (Updated March 15, 2011 at 13:24)
  • Blackouts not to happen in Ibaraki on March 15. (Updated March 15, 2011 at 13:00)
  • Reported on the press conference that the Prime Minister and Chief Cabinet Secretary held at 11:00am on Tuesday, March 13. (Updated March 15, 2011 at 11:48)
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One Response to Current Status

  1. Adam Lebowitz says:

    The US Embassy has recommended all citizens within an 80 km radius of the Fukushima plants stay indoors if leaving the area is not feasible.

    Tsukuba is about 160km away from the plants.

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