167 done 2 3 4 a lot of additional work on this matter, and work.

they've refined it,

and they're going to make it

You know, early on the Reactor Safety Team was doing significant logistics with this thing. And

we've now got out of that business and Bill Cook at the 7 8 keep up, 1. 11 12 13 14 151 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 I hear But it's site is now on, excuse me, in Japan is the

logistics person that's working that system. So fortunately we're not, we don't need to plant, you know, the status of that system. the Japanese are going to

my understanding

use at least parts or all of it. MR. ZIMMERMAN: staging, The little and bit I'd add is, and those

talk about


types of things, that's what

so I think in the next couple of days looking at doing. They had to


wait for the third plane to arrive with the last bit of fittings, and now they'll do the staging and so

forth, and then decide how they want to use it. MR. CASTLEMAN: Okay, thanks. The next

question I have is,

on Unit 3 in that spent fuel pool,

do we have any indication that that spent fuel pool is actually leaking and able to hold water? MALE PARTICIPANT: the spent fuel pool, What we do know is that now,

at least as we understand it

has low water level and we've heard that from various NEAL R. GROSS


*sources, from the Japanese. 2 3 pumping seawater into the

The Japanese spent fuel pool,

have been via the

cooling and purification line. And we got that information from NISA, so in

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

we believe


this point, but it's of

that the

fuel pool


fact heating up, believe,, there is so that

adequately cooled. implies that

We also


we believe

some water in the spent fuel pool. You know, we do believe that based on

information sources,

from TEPCO and identification found at the one mile

of neutron from the

you know,

plant that some fuel may have been injected, from that spent fuel pool when the hydrogen, hydrogen explosion. So, when they had the

but that's just based on our So we do believe there is

best available information. water in the spent fuel pool. MR. MR. not hearing CASTLEMAN: ZIMMERMAN: more

Okay, thanks. Any more questions? we'll wish Okay, you a



pleasant evening. MALE PARTICIPANT: MALE PARTICIPANT: Okay, thanks. Thanks very much.

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