AP: “Hardly any cooling water inside one of the reactors” — Water level only 6% of estimate — Radiation at 10 times fatal dose

Published: March 27th, 2012 at 10:54 am ET
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Title: New probe finds worse damage at Fukushima reactor
Source: The Associated Press
Date: 8:41 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012

[Tepco ...] found fatal radiation levels and hardly any cooling water inside one of the reactors, renewing concerns about the plant’s stability.

[Tepco ...] detected radiation levels up to 10 times the fatal dose inside the No. 2 reactor’s contain chamber, suggesting challenges ahead in shutting down the facility.

[...] containment vessel had cooling water up to only about 60 centimeters (2 feet) from the bottom, far below the 10 meters (yards) estimated when the government declared the plant’s stability in December. [...]

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