Work begins inside No.2 reactor building, NHK, June 22, 2011:
[...] Wastewater contaminated with nuclear material was 6.1 meters deep in the basement, with surface radiation levels between 388 and 430 millisieverts per hour.
Work on the second floor was scheduled to start on Thursday but was postponed because of the high radiation levels there.
Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Reactor 2 Radiation at 430 Millisieverts/Hr, EX-SKF, June 21, 2011:
[...] Note the water in the photos of the 1st floor. The color of the water is rust red. According to Asahi Shinbun, the depth of the water is 6.1 meters from the basement floor, about half way to the 1st floor. [...]
Published: June 22nd, 2011 at 9:55 am ET
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- NHK: “Possibility that there is little water left inside the Number 2 reactor” because of full meltdown — New gauge measuring water level not operating because temps are too high June 25, 2011
- Fears mount as radioactive water now just 10 inches from overflowing surface outside Reactor No. 3 June 2, 2011
- NHK: Whitish floating matter in Reactor No. 2 said to be rust, not melted fuel — No endoscopy for Reactors No. 1 or 3, radiation too high (VIDEO) March 27, 2012
- New Scientist: Japan’s radioactive children will be fine, thyroid glands only emitting 35 millisieverts — Anything under 100 millisieverts not dangerous August 16, 2011