Radiation, aftershocks could slow Fukushima stabilization, Asahi, April 20, 2011:
… At the No. 2 reactor, holes have opened in the suppression pool connected to the containment vessel so repairs will be needed before the No. 2 reactor can be submerged. However, there is the possibility that radiation levels of several dozens of sieverts are present near the suppression pool. Such levels would lead to immediate health problems for workers. ….
Read the report here.
Published: April 20th, 2011 at 1:25 pm ET
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- NHK: Radiation levels too high for humans to continue at Reactors No. 2 and 3 — Workers must repair damage to suppression chambers (VIDEO) March 15, 2012
- NYT: Fatal Radiation Level Found at Fukushima — “Exceeded” 10 sieverts per hour, measuring device was maxed out August 2, 2011
- Paper: TEPCO needs to check if high radiation doses are “spreading elsewhere” — Two more spots appear to be above 10 sieverts per hour, but no plans to actually take measurements August 2, 2011
- 73 sieverts per hour detected at Reactor No. 2 — Measured 4 meters from bottom March 27, 2012