Record High Fatal Radiation Levels, Hole in Reactor Detected at Fukushima

No, this debacle hasn’t gone away and mainstream seldom mentions it…  (thanks to thecontrail for the link)

Record high fatal radiation levels, hole in reactor detected at crippled Fukushima nuclear facility

Record high radiation levels that’s lethal even after brief exposure have been detected at a damaged reactor at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Specialists also found a hole, likely caused by melted nuclear fuel.

Radiation levels of up to 530 Sieverts per hour were detected inside an inactive Reactor 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex damaged during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami catastrophe, Japanese media reported on Thursday citing the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

A dose of about 8 Sieverts is considered incurable and fatal.

READ MORE: First thyroid cancer case in Japan recognized as Fukushima-related & compensated by govt

A hole of no less than one square meter in size has also been discovered beneath the reactor’s pressure vessel, TEPCO said. According to researchers, the apparent opening in the metal grating of one of three reactors that had melted down in 2011, is believed to be have been caused by melted nuclear fuel that fell through the vessel.

The iron scaffolding has a melting point of 1500 degrees, TEPCO said, explaining that there is a possibility the fuel debris has fallen onto it and burnt the hole. Such fuel debris have been discovered on equipment at the bottom of the pressure vessel just above the hole, it added…

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https://www.rt.com/news/376107-fukushima-record-radiation-level/

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6 thoughts on “Record High Fatal Radiation Levels, Hole in Reactor Detected at Fukushima”

  1. The article states the 1st case recognised as being caused by the disaster, there are others, presumably natural?

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