NHK confirms 10 million times usual levels in reactor No. 2 (VIDEO)

Published: March 27th, 2011 at 1:12 am ET
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NHK, March 27, 2011 at 1:00 am EDT:

UPDATE HERE: TEPCO believes reactors No. 1, 2, and 3 are breached and leaking radioactive liquid

AND HERE: Japan NOT testing for Plutonium in highly radioactive water (VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd2ddhWwnXU

Published: March 27th, 2011 at 1:12 am ET
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8 comments to NHK confirms 10 million times usual levels in reactor No. 2 (VIDEO)

  • radegan

    Ooops! NOW it’s only 10,000 times hotter than they thought, not 10 million. Sorry, pushed wrong button on Geiger counter and read wrong scale. Gosh, I feel so much safer.

  • ConradN

    Actually, the reading is the same (1000mSv/h): they’ve just changed their comparison basis!
    Initally, they compared the reading with the radiation background in daily life (slightly above 100nanoSv/h), so the ratio indeed was 10 millions.
    Now they’ve moved their comparison basis to some other value about 100microSv/h (I don’t know where it comes from), and suddenly you’re only 10,000 times above normal!
    Looks like they’re playing with the numbers, but the radioactivity level remains awfully high

  • Larry

    So when are they coming here to the FEMA camps? We can help them start over, if they bring all their money and rebuild here! It would be a good thing for both our nations. To bury the hatchet, and move on a one people. We as the USA need to help them start over.

  • xdrfox

    And that 10,000 sounds better to the public then 10,000,000 !

  • Jack

    Yes, Larry,
    It is just wincingly hard to take, that the world leader in Robotics
    for all these years only managed to hype a toy-robo-dog, and the
    “human-like” face-display interactive type of proposed “servant”
    robot, BUT NOT a BASIC, PRACTICAL HIGH-TEMP, High Radiation
    no-frills, actually USEFUL repair-robot, in anticipation of this crisis.

  • ConradN

    Actually, it’s even higher than that (see http://enenews.com/tepco-official-admitted-radioactivity-2-exceeded-limit-gauge-video): the guy who went and did the measurement saw his counter go off-scale, understood the danger and immediately got the heck out of there!
    So at the moment when I’m writing, they only know that the activity is higher than 1000mSv/hr. Could be 2000, 3000 or more, no one seems to have a clue yet…

  • xdrfox

    Sounds as if they had readings from being near to a open reactor !

  • ConradN

    @xdrfox.
    Nop, it’s “just” a radioactive leak, but a rather bad one. Sustaining these dose rates for only a few hours would be life-threatening for the workers on-site, so they have to stop all engineering work in this building until they can get rid of this “puddle”