Asahi: Latest detection of such high radiation levels is evidence that radioactive material spewed from Fukushima at much higher levels than previously believed

Published: August 3rd, 2011 at 5:59 am ET
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Highest radiation to date at Fukushima plant another hurdle for TEPCO, Asahi, August 3, 2011:

[…] The fact that such high levels of radiation [at least 10 sieverts per hour] were detected near piping connected to the outer atmosphere is further evidence that radioactive materials have spewed from the crippled reactors at much higher levels than previously believed. […]

Because that level of radiation was detected on the outside of the piping, the level inside the piping could be even higher. […]

TEPCO officials had assumed that high levels of radiation would mainly be detected within the reactor buildings containing the cores where the meltdowns occurred. […]

Published: August 3rd, 2011 at 5:59 am ET
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29 comments to Asahi: Latest detection of such high radiation levels is evidence that radioactive material spewed from Fukushima at much higher levels than previously believed

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    Welcome back, enenews.

  • moonkai

    Wow. TEPCO just posted that radiation last night was uP to 30.5 Sieverts. Then this morning at 336 sieverts then 351 sieverts at midnight around reactor 1. WHAT THE FUCK ???

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I don’t think the problem is the pipe it’s the area near the pipe.
    The pipe implies containment.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    …high rates than recorded..ya think…fission GROWS ….the radiation is increasing…and so it will…for a long time.
    Why would it remain constant or decrease at this time?

  • radegan

    …further evidence that radioactive materials have spewed from the crippled reactors at much higher levels than previously believed…

    Oh, Duh, good damn morning! What did you think your ‘retired’ Minister meant when he said TEPCO’s readings were wrong by several orders of magnitude? That would be x1000 – and you needed a ball of corium spew to convince you?

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      I think this “previously believed” line is intentional on TEPCO’s part. CYA type of statement. I’ll bet they have been fully aware of extreme amounts of radiation since the reactors blew up and it is just starting to come out.

      • James2

        Just starting to come out alright. It’s literally boiling black smoke/steam up from underground with those kinds of readings.

        You can see some of it near the right foot of the picture they issued showing the guy in the Tyvek suit holding a pole under the pipe.

        The reading may not be coming from the pipe – it may possibly be landing on the pipe. Something is coming from the ground underneath and the guy is nearly standing on it.

  • StillJill StillJill

    Heart,…because we are ALL supposed to think only happy thoughts! Don’tchaknow,….what you can’t see, can’t hurt you,……? They will say that ‘we’ gave off ‘bad juju’,…made ‘good radiation’,..’BAD radiation’!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    …totally funny ….Jill

  • StillJill StillJill

    Yeah,…thanks Heart,…I’m still ‘snortin’ over that one myself! The medicine must be ‘comin’ on! πŸ™‚

  • StillJill StillJill

    Oh Pooh,..Now I’m afraid I gave them their next strategy!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ….giggle ..small knowing laugh…

  • maaa

    You know what I think? The debris after the explosion in Chernobyl was giving out 10sv/hr. You find it in on youtube. The same must have happened in Fukushima. Instead of reporting that, Tepco cleaned the debris up and measured 10sv/hr in a pipe. What does that tell you?

  • StillJill StillJill

    Yes, Maaa,…my new favorite saying:
    “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality”.

  • StillJill StillJill

    That,…or this one,..”Boil and Bubble, Toil and T-R-O-U-B-L-E!”

  • Ariana

    I just wonder how many of those workers have gotten radiation poisoning… they wouldn’t report it. There is NO WAY they have been working there and left unscathed.
    And I agree, I think maybe the entire site is giving off that much radiation; they just chose to report the fucking mystery pipe because it sounds better than saying “holy shit… the whole place is fissioning!” I know, fissioning is not a word, but you know what I mean.
    When do you think they will finally come out and say that the corium has hit ground water? When do you think they will finally admit that there is not a damn thing they can do about it?

  • odylan

    There was an interesting prog on my radio recently. A Japanese writer claimed that the Japanese have no first person singular. In other words they have no concept of ‘I’. This might explain a few things. e.g. Why they always fall in line with officialdom, or put up with shoddy or dangerous treatment that other peoples wouldn’t put up with.

  • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

    “Latest detection of such high radiation levels is evidence that radioactive material spewed from Fukushima at much higher levels than previously believed”….
    We been telling you all that for many months now, but we don’t know shit! MSNBC, FOX, CNN, etc.
    Where the fuck are you corporate shills? Oh yeah, the debt ceiling thing. I forgot.

  • Ariana

    Yeah, forget horrible death. Let’s focus on trying to borrow MORE fucking money that we’ll never be able to pay back.
    The thing is: This is not important to “them” because even after we’re all dead and gone, “they” will still be here. Even if it’s a different “they.” Does that make sense? Big money is way more important than the health of those who will only live 100 years maximum anyway. AND “they” will make a ridiculous amount of money selling us cancer treatment drugs. It’s all big business.

  • sueec

    @Poor Daddy
    BBC reported on high readings today also three ministers sacked http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-asia-pacific-14398645