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. [...]

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