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Originally posted by elouina
reply to post by Wookiep
I keep seeing steady readings of 20 CPM.
0740: A reminder that the British government is advising people against all non-essential travel to Tokyo and north-eastern Japan, and says those in Tokyo and to the north of Tokyo should consider leaving. If they can't get a seat on a commercial flight, they can register their interest in taking a flight chartered by the Foreign Office to take them to Hong Kong.
There hasnt really been much coming out the past few hours about the reactors.
NEWS ADVISORY: Unpredictable massive blackout could occur in Tokyo area Thurs.: Kaieda (16:39)
NEWS ADVISORY: Gov't asks train operators to cut service to avoid Tokyo area blackout (16:40)
Ifølge TV2s reporter i Japan, Elin Sørsdahl, er fem arbeider ved Fukushima Daiichi-kraftverket i Japan omkommet
De skal ha mistet livet som følge av radioaktiv stråling. I tillegg skal 20 stykker være skadd
The radiation level remained unchanged at the troubled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant Thursday morning even after Self-Defense Force helicopters dropped tons of water onto the hardest-hit reactor there, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
The level around the plant's quake-proof building at which workers are standing by has risen to about 3,000 microsievert per hour, it said. The level compares to 1,000 microsievert, or 1 millisievert, to which people can be safely exposed in one year.
Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said earlier in the day he had given the go-ahead for the helicopters to drop water as the radiation level was 4.13 millisievert per hour at an altitude of 1,000 feet and 87.7 millisievert at 300 feet.
The choppers actually did so at a height less than 300 feet, said SDF chief Ryoichi Oriki.
Originally posted by Wookiep
reply to post by elouina
That page makes little sense and by all means doesn't look *official* at all, but at least it's something! Earlier we had a page from someone who said they had a live feed of the radiation levels in Tokyo, but it was considered by some to be fake..as well as not accounting for the radiation coming from reactor 3 (plutonium) OR outdoor levels. THAT is why we need something that is proven to show ALL possible radiation spikes.
Thanks Tho!edit on 17-3-2011 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)edit on 17-3-2011 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)
"On Saturday, an explosion blew off the roof and upper walls of the building housing the facility's No. 1 reactor, stirring alarm over a possible major radiation release, although the government later said the explosion had not affected the reactor's core vessel and that only a small amount of radiation had been released."
"Government spokesman Yukio Edano, the Associated Press writes, "says the radiation around the plant did not rise after the blast — but instead is decreasing. He added that pressure in the reactor was also decreasing. Pressure and heat have been building at the nuclear reactor since an earthquake and tsunami Friday caused its cooling system to fail."