Radiation went UP inside Reactor No. 3 after ‘cleaning’ by robots — May have doubled or tripled

Published: November 23rd, 2011 at 1:10 pm ET


#Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 3: Radiation Went UP After Packbots Cleaned the Guide Rail to CV, EX-SKF, Nov. 23, 2011:

After 2 Packbots wiped the guide rail to the Containment Vessel hatch on the 1st floor of Reactor 3, they were sent back in to measure the result of their operation in terms of radiation levels.

Well, the levels may have gone up. As you can see in the handout for the press on November 22, 2011, after the cleaning operation the measurement by the survey meter fluctuated so much that TEPCO couldn’t put down the single number for each location. […]

For example, before ‘cleaning’ at point 3 the radiation dose was 750 mSv/h, after cleaning it ‘fluctuated significantly’ between 750-1,600 mSv/h.

Published: November 23rd, 2011 at 1:10 pm ET


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8 comments to Radiation went UP inside Reactor No. 3 after ‘cleaning’ by robots — May have doubled or tripled

  • TheWorldIsBlind

    DUH we get it – Fukushima is absolutely F*CKED – theres no hope now…

  • goathead goathead

    I can’t help but imagine these robots look like something from the 1950’s wearing hats and aprons and armed with feather dusters!! Someone please put the Japanese government in jail!!!!!!!!!

  • Perhaps we should have a shill forum as well:

    False Fukushima Fears. If It Scares, It Airs.

    The story ran under various headlines. Most said something like this one from Boston. com; “Future cancers from Fukushima plant may be hidden” on Boston.com Essentially, the story is that a broad public health study of the population affected by Fukushima probably won’t detect any cancers, because there will be too few to show up compared with the much higher general cancer rate. In other words, the number of cancer cases from Fukushima will probably be pretty low.

    Of course, “Nuke disaster might cause few cancers” doesn’t sound all that bad, and might not attract as many readers as something more alarming. But the AP reporters, working on a story about the health study of Fukushima’s effects, stumbled into an answer that doesn’t make for page one play; the relatively low radiation doses most people got (except for the workers who brought the melting reactors under control) probably won’t cause that many cancers at all. Possibly none! Consider the evidence reporters Malcolm Ritter and Mari Yamaguchi include in their story;

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    This is a sign that the core is reacting with substances in the containment releasing additional radiation. I’m guessing that the timeline for melt through will take a few months more. They don’t have much longer to find the core and blast it into submission. Robots won’t really work for a humans job though. They should have acted right after the explosions to freeze the cores in the containment. Sadly they sat around and did nothing while lying to the public. Weaksauce TEPCO W E A K S A U C E!!!!

  • dpl dpl

    who ya gonna believe the experts or the alarmists? so sayeth the propagandist media whore. the argument here is to shift the focus to treatable cancers from permanent generational mutation of our genes. but I guess we need to be weak and stupid to go along with this nuclear menace to society.
    Beam me up Scotty , time to blow this popsicle stand.

    • Grampybone Grampybone

      The media is bought and paid for they make the reports that the editors and management staff allow them to run. The age of media agencies being accountable to tell the truth is over. With powers to lie to the public granted by citizens united media conglomerations can choose how long and how important a topic is. If something they want to cover up is happening they reserve their first amendment right to remain silent. Mass media companies pose a threat to us all as a human population when they act like people under the law.

  • dosdos dosdos

    What do you expect from greedy business gods whom should have never been given licenses in the first place? They never prepared for this, physically or educationally. They’re winging it.

    For eight months, I’ve been claiming that TEPCO is the worst possible choice for cleanup crew. Maybe now we can finally get someone in who has a clue.

    Maybe not.

  • watcher watcher

    Here in Canada, there seems to be huge amounts of security and protective barriers around our nuclear installations, workers are screened for drugs and criminal records, just a much higher scrutinizing of all aspects of operation.
    I say this because a lot of the information coming out seems to suggest that radiation is not showing as much danger to humanity as other forms of energy production. If it is less dangerous then why all the additional precautions?
    Why does this information need to be so convoluted? If it is so freekin safe then why such tight security? What is said and what is done do not jive.