posted on Mar, 27 2011 @ 12:22 AM
Originally posted by MsOz2011
reply to post by CoincidenceX
It's being reported here in Australia
EXTREMELY high levels of radiation have been detected in water leaking from reactor two of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, forcing the
evacuation of workers, its operator says.
A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power said the level of radiation found in the leaked water was 10 million times higher than it should be for water
inside the reactor, indicating damage to the fuel rods.
"We detected 1000 millisieverts per hour of radiation in a puddle of water at the reactor number two. This figure is 10 million times higher than
water usually kept in a reactor," the spokesman said.
"We are examining the cause of this, but no work is being done there because of the high level of radiation.
"High levels of caesium and other substances are being detected, which usually should not be found in reactor water. There is a high possibility that
fuel rods are being damaged."