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TEPCO: Highly radioactive concrete fragment found
The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says that concrete debris emitting a high level of radiation has been found near the Number 3 reactor.
Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says its workers detected radioactivity of 900 millisieverts per hour being emitted from a 30-by-30 centimeter concrete fragment, 5 centimeters thick, on Wednesday.
The workers were using heavy equipment to remove rubble near the electrical switchyard.
TEPCO says the workers were exposed to 3.17 millisieverts of radiation during the clean-up and the concrete block has been stored safely in a container with other debris.
The utility believes the contaminated fragment could be part of debris scattered across the compound as a result of a hydrogen explosion at the Number 3 reactor.
April 24 www3.nhk.or.jp...
Originally posted by zworld
I-131 is still being emitted from the plant
This is very unusual. They are detecting levels of I-131 in water treatment plants, and in some cases these levels exceed levels of cesium being found by a large amount. This can't be right. They shouldn't be finding any iodine at all this long after the accident, unless criticality is continuing somewhere. With a half life of 8 days, any caused by the initial meltdowns would be gone by now. Wow. Somethings still cooking inside the Fuku beast.
"IMPORTANT, BUT EARLY STEP" To make changes, Jaczko must secure votes from the majority of the four commissioners appointed to the NRC.
Originally posted by Uphill
reply to post by rbrtj
Suggestion: Anyone wanting to give feedback to the NRC about its post-Fukushima strategies should begin by reading the following critical analysis of that NRC document by a team from Friends of the Earth:
The "Friends of the Earth" analysis was conducted by Arjun Makhijani, PhD, an electrical and nuclear engineer, who is president of the Institute of Energy and Environmental Research. It specifies a number of crucial shortcomings in the NSC's post-Fukushima strategies.edit on 7/19/2011 by Uphill because: Updated the link.
Originally posted by AlaskanDad
Japan Should Have Nuclear Weapons: Ishihara
Nuclear energy is inexpensive if managed well,”