Japanese Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano reported that the approximately 50 workers who had been working on cooling the crippled reactors at Fukushima Daiichi had been temporarily withdrawn.  A sudden spike in radiation levels caused the safety measure.  As always we at ncnuke will try to break down some of this information for our readers.

The majority of nuclear power sites in the US have only 1 or 2 actual reactors.  A handful have 3.  Fukushima Daiichi has 6.  It is one of the 25 largest nuclear power sites in the world.  An enormous amount of spent fuel is also stored on site.  It seems natural that a small, overcrowded  land mass nation like Japan would want to group their reactors together.  It seems as if this all the eggs in one basket strategy has backfired to some extent.  A radiation leak at one reactor is preventing workers from working on the other crippled reactors and stored fuel.  stay tuned for more updates.