Monday, May 30, 2011

High Radioactivity Near Reactor #2

NHK: "High radioactivity level at No. 2 reactor" (block quote)

"The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the radioactivity level and humidity are high in the Number 2 reactor building, which will make internal operations hard.

Workers entered the building last week to measure humidity and to gauge levels of radioactive substances in the atmosphere.

The results show the Number 2 reactor building's radioactive cesium level is twice as high as the cesium level in air not purified in the Number 1 reactor building. Steam is filling the Number 2 building, and humidity has reached 99.9 percent
The high humidity means an air purification unit cannot be used to lower the level of radioactivity.

In order to cool the spent fuel storage pool that's causing the steam, TEPCO will put in place a heat exchanger on Tuesday to serve as a cooling system.

But TEPCO does not know how effective the system will be, so it will be a while before it can install the purifier to lower the radioactivity level.

Monday, May 30, 2011 07:04 +0900 (JST)


Record Radiation at Reactor #1: 225 Sieverts an Hour

These record levels of radiation must mean that fission is occurring. China Syndrome????

What are the implications?

Additionally, there is evidence that other reactors in Japan are also having problems.

Today is Memorial Day so I'm only posting quickly but I think we all need to pay attention and demand more radiation testing. I've already signed the petition...

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