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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:54 PM

The highest level of radiation to date found at Fukushima No.1 reactor

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120628_01.html

Jun. 27, 2012 - Updated 23:46 UTC

The highest level of radiation to date has been detected inside the No.1 reactor vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Company said it used endoscopes and dosimeters to examine the interior of the reactor on Tuesday. Internal measurements were made for the first time since the accident in March last year.

The utility detected a record level of 10,300 millisieverts per hour. The measurement was taken 20 centimeters above the surface of a contaminated water puddle in the reactor's suppression chamber. This high level of radiation would be fatal for humans within 50 minutes. No broken parts were identified in the containment vessel during the survey.

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NNN0LHI Jun 2012 OP
DeSwiss Jun 2012 #1
flamingdem Jun 2012 #2
RobertEarl Jun 2012 #3
OneTenthofOnePercent Jun 2012 #4

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:21 PM

1. K&R

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:28 PM

2. How can they work in that area?

This of course is a massive concern -- wonder if and when they'll abandon the site..

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:35 PM

3. Record Breaking?

Isn't that special?

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:26 AM

4. "Internal measurements were made for the first time since the accident..."

 

Well no wonder it was the "highest level of radiation found to date"... it's was the first internal measurement to date

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