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This information may have already been received by the Op Center, but I wanted to be sure that you had it. Donald A. Cool From: Laure.GEFFROY@oecd.org [mailto:Laure.GEFFROY@oecd.org] On Behalf Of Serge.GAS@oecd.org Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:48 AM
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*Dear Colleagues, The attached files are the press release papers regarding the INES Level and the estimation of emission of radioactive materials of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station made by NISA (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency) and NSC (Nuclear Safety Commission) in Japan on 12 April. As you could find on them, the events in Fukushima is assessed as Level 7 of INES and it is estimated that the amount of discharged radioactive materials to the environment in the current stage is approximately 10 percent of the Chernobyl accident. Best regards, Toshihiko KAMADA First Secretary (Science and Technology) Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 76 61 81 Fax: +33 (0)1 45 63 05 44 E-mail: toshihiko.kamada(~mofa~go.jp

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News Release
April 12, 2011

INES (the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale) Rating on the Events in Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station by the Tohoku District - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake

The Rating of the International Nuclear' and Radiological Event Scale (INES) on the events in Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS), Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. (TEPCO), caused by the Tohoku District - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake is temporarily assessed as Level 7, considering information obtained after March 18th. However, the amount of discharged radioactive materials is approximately 10 percent of the Chernobyl accident which was assessed on the same level.

1. INES INES is the rating, which International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Nuclear Energy Agency, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/NEA) established and proposed to the Member States in March 1992, in order to indicate the impact on safety by the individual event in a nuclear facility and so on. Japan has also utilized it since 1 August 1992. 2. Events in Fukushima Dai-ichi NPS, TEPCO, by the Tohoku District - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake On 18 March, the ratings of the events in Fukushima Dai-ichi NPS by the Tohoku District - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake were informed to be temporarily assessed as Level 5, considering information obtained before March 18th. However, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) estimated the total amount of discharged radioactive materials from the reactors of Fukushima Dai-ichi NPS to the air, making a trial

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announcement were carried out by NISA in accordance with the INES User's Manual. Although Level 7 is the highest level of INES rating, it is estimated that the amount of discharged radioactive materials to the environment in the current stage is approximately 10 percent of the Chernobyl accident, which was assessed on the same level in the past.

3. Procedures to be taken This information is about the result of the total amount of the discharge from Fukushima Dai-ichi NPS in the current stage. As radioactive materials are being released to the environment, NISA will continuously gather and evaluate information. In addition, the official level of INES will be determined, considering the technical evaluation from specialist view points made by INES Evaluation Subcommittee (Chairman: Dr. Naoto Sekimura, Professor of University of Tokyo, Nuclear Professional School Engineering, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management), which set up in the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, after the recurrence prevention measures are confirmed based on the concrete causes found.

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Mr. Toshihiro Bannai Director, International Affairs Office, NISA/METI Phone: +81-(0)3-3501-1087

Press Release (This is provisional translation. Please refer to the official version in Japanese) Trial estimation of emission of radioactive materials (I-131, Cs-137) into the atmosphere from Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station April 12, 2011 Nuclear Safety Commission 1. Summary (1) It is still difficult at this stage to precisely estimate the total amount of radioactive materials emitted into the environment from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station after the accident. (2) Under such a situation, Nuclear Safety Commission (NSC), in cooperation with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), has been tried to estimate a total amount of specific radioactive materials emitted into the atmosphere, from Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station to figure out the perspective of the accident. We hereby report the result obtained at the present stage, 2. Trial estimation (1) We have been trying to estimate a total amount of specific radioactive materials emitted from the station by comparing monitoring data with outputs of atmospheric diffusion simulation. (2) As a result, a total amount released into the atosphere from March 11 to April 5 is as follows: 1.5x10 17 Bq for 1-131 and 1.2x10 16 Bq for Cs-1 37. 3. Further actions We are trying to estimate and will report accordingly.

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The amount of emission of 1-131 and Cs-137 into the atmosphere is dominant to the dose influence assessment around the area of the station from the occurrence of the accident through the end of the accident. Radioactive materials emitted into the environment due to this accident include, other than the above, noble gases emitted into the air, radioactive materials into the ocean and those deposited on the land surface and into the soil within the premises.

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Wittick, Brian Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:05 AM ET02 Hoc; Liaison Japan UA02 Hoc; LIA08 Hoc; OST01 HOC; Reyes, Debra; Turner, Joseph Re: help with our Japan team computer network - As requested the folder has been created.

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From: ET02 Hoc To: Liaison Japan Cc: LIA02 Hoc; LIA08 Hoc; OST01 HOC; Reyes, Debra; Turner, Joseph Sent: Tue Apr 12 09:03:29 2011 Subject: FW: help with our Japan team computer network - As requested the folder has been created. Japan Team: Please read the information below provided by OIS (Debra Reyes) concerning access to a shared folder on the Citrix server for your use. If you have any questions or need help, please contact the CSC at 301-415-1234. Thanks...Karen Jackson From: Reyes, Debra Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:59 AM To: ET02 Hoc Cc: Reyes, Debra Subject: RE: help with our Japan team computer network - As requested the folder has been created. Good morning, The NOC has created a folder named 'Liaison Japan' and a control group 'G-OIS-Liaison Japan' on the existing HQ S: drive. Added the users from the spreadsheet provided to G-OIS-Liaison Japan. Added G-OISLiaisonJapan to the folder Liaison Japan. Upon login the users in the group should receive a N: drive mapping to access the folder. The folder can also be accessed using the following link \\nrc.gov.nrc\hq\Shared\Liaison Japan_. This can be copied to the desktop for use. Please let me know if you need anything else. debbie From: ET02 Hoc Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 7:13 AM To: Turner, Joseph; Reyes, Debra Subject: FW: help with our Japan team computer network Fyi...karen
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From: Bernhard, Rudolph Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 6:27 AM To: LIA08 Hoc; Rich, Thomas; Paradiso, Karen Cc: ET02 Hoc Subject: RE: help with our Japan team computer network Jeff, thanks for kicking off the request. I had no clue who to ask. A subdirectory that all in country Japan team members could be mapped to would be great. Since we are all from different offices, we have no common. network drive that we share. We do not want to use Sharepoint, but want a subdirectory that we can map to a drive that all can reach when using Citrix. IT would have to be provided with names of those shipped over in the future, so they could be added to the access for the drive or subdirectory. Thanks Rudy From: LIA08 Hoc Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 6:15 AM To: Rich, Thomas; Paradiso, Karen Cc: ET02 Hoc; Bernhard, Rudolph Subject: help with our Japan team computer network Good morning Our Japan site team called us this morning and asked if a separate network could be created for them to use to store documents created by and used by the NRC site team in Japan, similar I think to the way we use the M drive in the NRC Ops Center to capture event info at our end. Please let us know if this is possible and what the procedure is for this to occur. Thanks for any help you can provide Jeff Temple NRC Operations Center Liaison Team Coordinator 301-816-5185.

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Subject: Latest report summarizing radionuclide detection at Takasaki Attached is the latest report on the radionuclide detection at the CTBT IMS station Takasaki (JPP38/JPX38), just released (dated April 13 JP time) by CPDNP, Japan's CTBT implementation body overseeing J-NDC-1 and J-NDC-2, based on data collected through April 9. The tables near the end should be identical to those posted by MEXT which is JAEA's (=JNDC-2) mother agency. V/R, Rongsong

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