Title: Another Look at the Inside of Tepco’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date: Feb 20, 2012
[...] the press got its second peek at the state of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant. This account is based on a pool report of the tour, which was made available to foreign press.
One striking fact was that many of the reactors are still off-limits, with radiation readings peaking at 1,500 microsieverts per hour [...]
“It’s still too dangerous for workers to enter reactor No. 3,” said Yasuki Hibi, an engineer with Kajima Kensetsu who heads a team of 50 workers responsible for removing debris, in an interview at the command center inside the Fukushima Daiichi compound. Mr. Hibi said they have to limit work to two three-hour shifts per day.
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Kyodo: “The radiation level inside the bus, which journalists were asked to board, jumped to 1,500 microsieverts per hour when the vehicle passed near the No. 3 reactor turbine building”
Published: February 20th, 2012 at 9:32 am ET
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