Thursday, March 24, 2011

23 March 2011: Update

The day started with a small quake, but we are prepared for and used to this now. Things are improving slowly, in all fronts.

The government says they will not slow down spending on reconstruction because of worries about national debt or balancing the budget. So far we haven't seen party politics being a bother.

Power supply to all reactors has been restored. We have to appreciate this a lot, because that was done by about 50 people who were taking turns to work a few minutes and then get washed and cleaned before the next turn. Having power means we now have more accurate data from sensors in the plant. Later, cooling pumps can be started reducing the risk of further damage.

I will later write about how the foreign students reacted to the earthquake and related incidents.

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