Worker: Rat at Fukushima Daiichi measured 15 microsieverts per hour — “It’s a moving radioactive material”

Published: March 29th, 2013 at 3:27 pm ET


March 29, 2013 tweet by Fukushima Daiichi worker @kouji0503 translated by Fukushima Diary:

[…] 15μSv/h from the dead body of a rat trapped in the seismic isolation building. It was in the beginning of last year. So to speak, it’s a “moving radioactive material”. Such a trouble.

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Published: March 29th, 2013 at 3:27 pm ET


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9 comments to Worker: Rat at Fukushima Daiichi measured 15 microsieverts per hour — “It’s a moving radioactive material”

  • dosdos dosdos

    Rat 251. Cheese 193. Spontaneous criticality……..

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    WTF is this supposed to be??!! Fukky,sukky,smoke cigarette with pussy too?!! Rat-Tsui massage just 15 microsievert with moving radioactive material Lucky glued in <<>>**&^#@~+ seismic building but reminded flowing next week….uh, ok?? I'll try reading a new translation when through getting flow massaged later 😐 ~**

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Fukushima Daiichi was described as the most contaminated nuclear plant on earth – back in 1980.

    It was a hell-hole built by temporary workers, maintained by temporary workers and is being decontaminated now by temporary workers. TEPCO is running a slightly modernized version of a plantation. At its core, it still relies on exploiting economic slaves and their falsified exposure records for the profit of TEPCO.

    Ok. Story time is over. Turn off the internet and get to work building TEPCO's LNG plant NOW, contract slaves.

    The DOE and the State of Louisiana will protect TEPCO's god-given corporate and legal rights to buy frack-gas wherever it wants. The DOE has a zero-tolerance policy for cowardly U.S. citizens hiding behind their toothless so-called constitution. You're puny rights are insignificant compared to the jobs and tax revenues TEPCO's purchase will generate.

    If you want to feed your starving families, then pick up the bread crumbs in front of the steamroller of state progress.

    Whiners will be flattened.

    • Cisco Cisco

      Touche PWIII…very, very funny if it wasn't so true:(. We are way past the tipping point, next stop civil breakdown…not if, when!

    • We Not They Finally

      Never saw that about being called the most contaminated plant on Earth in 1980. Not surprising, just makes the horror yet a little more real.

      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Poor reactor building design and BWR sieve-as-containment – that's why they needed a rat's nest of vents.

        Fukushima Daiichi containments were the worst, though. If you know you're going to send contract workers inside containment to decontaminate the boilers and pipes during refueling outages, you don't really care about preventing deposits when the reactor is running. Water chemistry is complex and all those additives are expensive. Easier and cheaper to send in lead-badged contractors with putty knives and rags for decontamination. That way, you can send in skilled TEPCO employees to do their work with minimum exposure.

        They do the same thing in the U.S. – dilute potential permanent employee dosage with contractors. It saves a fortune – even more than the cheap Chinese parts, but not nearly as much as eternal 20-year extensions. That's the real money-maker.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Peak oil happened several years ago. We are on the downhill side now.

    Proof? We are massaging oil out of fricken SAND, by burning it. Back in the good ol days, oil would come gushing out of the ground and spout in the air like a volcano. Those days are GONE.

    The addicts have to be supplied, no matter what, even if that means destroying the whole globe.

    The answers are all out there. There is no lack.

    Holistic Living, Green, Renewable Energy

    Offshore Wind Energy; 4 X The Energy Potential Of ALL Existing Power Plants In US Today; via A Green Road

  • weeman

    Set live traps capture rodents put a critter camera on them a GPS to retrieve and a dose meter and lets have a look at places we can not go, they have to be exterminated anyway.