Extreme spike in I-131, Cs-137 levels 100 miles from Fukushima after radiation skyrocketed off the chart at No. 1 reactor following recent quake (CHARTS)

Published: April 13th, 2011 at 11:02 am ET
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Slideshow: Fukushima Radiological Monitoring and Consequences; Pages 4 & 5, International Atomic Energy Agency, April 12, 2011:

See the IAEA’s slideshow here.

Distance between Ibaraki and Fukushima Daiichi here.

See April 9 report: Radiation skyrockets to 100 Sv/hr at Fukushima reactor No. 1, along with sudden rise in temperature immediately after 7.4 quake

TEPCO had claimed the the 100 SV/hr reading was caused by a gauge that was “most likely” broken.

Japan Orders Nuclear Plant Operators to Obtain More Emergency Generators, New York Times, April 9, 2011:

Radiation readings spiked sharply in one reactor at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after a powerful aftershock late Thursday, according to data released by the government, a development that might indicate new damage to the already compromised reactor.

But the plant owner, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, said the gauge used to measure radiation was most likely broken. …

Read the report here.

Published: April 13th, 2011 at 11:02 am ET
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