Skip to comments."Hot Spots" in #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Locations Where Radiation Levels Exceed 1 Sv/Hour
Posted on 07/24/2013 9:18:01 PM PDT by ransomnote
Locations exceeding 1,000 millisieverts/hour, or 1 Sievert/hour, are marked in red circles. (They do not include measurements inside Containment Vessels.)
From TEPCO, data compiled on March 22, 2013 from the data taken between April 2011 and February 2013 (from TEPCO's webpage for plant survey maps):
Reactor 1, 1st floor: 4,700 millisieverts/hour (or 4.7 Sieverts/hour) where steam was gushing from the floor, locations over 1,000 millisieverts/hour nearby. SNIP [MAPS FOR EACH OF THE REACTORS ARE SHOWN AT WEBSITE]
Radiation measured on the 5th (top) floor of Reactor 3 (2,170 millisieverts/hour max) is in line with the levels measured on the 1st floor along the equipment hatch rails. As a reminder, that hatch was found open, and high radiation along the rails was from the steam or water leaking out from inside the Containment Vessel. Packbot did the cleanup of the hatch rails twice, and the towels that the robot used were soaking wet in the video from November 2011.
Packbot went in to clean the rails in November 2011, and TEPCO finally admitted that the hatch was open in April 2012. As usual.
If the steam seen on the top floor of Reactor 3 is from inside the Containment Vessel, I would think the radiation level should be in 1,000s, instead of 100s.
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I always get confused when they use “Sieverts,” I still think in terms of REM/RAD. Did a little research and 1 Sievert = 100 REM/RAD.
Why is there no news about this???
It’s like the 800lb Gorilla in the corner of the Earth....
By all means Fukushima beats Chernobyl disaster in terms of hazardous fallout. Not to mention the Japanese never did a fraction of measures done in Chernobyl to reduce a consequences of disaster. They are lucky the plant was built ashore and everything is getting washed down the Ocean pretty much hiding the scale of event.
From the site:
" Anonymous said... So I read that over 1 milliseivert a year causes human risk. That is a year! So some places have 1000 millseiverts an HOUR! That is insane amounts of radiation, how can humans possibly go there and work?"
"JULY 24, 2013 AT 2:32 AM netudiant said... Anonymous@2:32 am, you are entirely correct, people cannot go there (but note the Chernobyl 'liquidators' reportedly worked in areas where the exposure limit was reached after removing a single shovel full of debris). Given the massive explosion that tore reactor 3 apart, nothing can be excluded imho, including splashes of nuclear fuel."
"Japan is in for a very long siege, a decades long cleanup and the major worry is that the site will become too radioactive to work at before any meaningful cleanup can be achieved."
Anyone know of any reliable sources of radiation sample measurement in the USA, especially the west coast?
the ocean is screwed right now.
people have no idea how bad this is. media is complicit in ignoring just how awful it is, how radiation safe exposurelevels here have been adjusted up, and how the usa is getting hammered by fallout.
I get confused too. I keep having to look it up. Thank you for posting the reminder.
>>>”JULY 24, 2013 AT 2:32 AM netudiant said... Anonymous@2:32 am, you are entirely correct, people cannot go there (but note the Chernobyl ‘liquidators’ reportedly worked in areas where the exposure limit was reached after removing a single shovel full of debris). Given the massive explosion that tore reactor 3 apart, nothing can be excluded imho, including splashes of nuclear fuel.”<<<<
In Chernobyl they were for no more than minutes to drop a few shovels and then evacuated.
They also drilled a tunnel under the reactor and poured kilotons of concrete to prevent remaining fuel from melting into a ground waters. Removed and deactivated miles of the ground around and killed countless contaminated animals to prevent migration.
The scale of clean up was enormous. In two years people could safely stay in the city for a week and it was safe to work an the plant itself.
Nothing like that on a similar scale was ever done in Fukushima. All of this crap was simply washed and still being washed into Pacific.
It’s so sad. Some Russian officials were shocked that people in areas like Fukushima have no choice but to live in areas that are contaminated to the point that they would be evacuated if they were living in comparable regions in the Ukraine. There are regions in Japan where food is contaminated, the land is contaminated but the Japanese government won’t help them financially and they make it impossible for consumers to avoid contaminated foods by mixing contaminated rice with non-contaminated rice etc.
>>>>Its so sad. Some Russian officials were shocked that people in areas like Fukushima have no choice but to live in areas that are contaminated to the point that they would be evacuated if they were living in comparable regions in the Ukraine. There are regions in Japan where food is contaminated, the land is contaminated but the Japanese government wont help them financially and they make it impossible for consumers to avoid contaminated foods by mixing contaminated rice with non-contaminated rice etc.<<<<
Well, leave it to the Japanese who has their elected officials to ask from. For me the problem is Pacific getting poured by tons of fission material by the very same people crying about how bad for environment nuclear arms are. From that we know a 1% of Fukushima fallout is worse than all the nuclear explosions combined, including Hiroshima&Nagasaki.
And it is REALLY dangerous for a global commercial fishing.
Agreed. I think that is the biggest source of denial I encounter - the wishful fantasy that humans can dump mass quantities of radioactive waste into the ocean and suffer zero consequences.
Here are some related articles:
Here is post 22 of that OP:
Nukes disperse less radioactive material than Fukushima because bombs are very efficient converting matter into energy so its mostly heat, light sound etc.
There was actually a sizable discharge of radioactive waste into the ocean re Fukushima and scientists were tracking it. Given that the northern oceanic gyre sweeps up the coast of Japan to China, across the Aleutians and then down the coast of the US, I was initially shocked to see that the dense plume of radioactive wastes was transiting the ocean pretty much from east japan to west US. But of course, that would be due to the rotation of the earth - similar to the way that the jet stream blows across the US in that same direction.
This article details how some researchers tested 15 bluefin tuna from the docks in San Diego in hopes of detecting radioactivity from Fukushima in August of 2011 (5 months after the meltdown). They thought that any radioactivity would have dissipated by the time the bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific Ocean. They were wrong - all 15 of the bluefin tuna they tested had significant amounts of radiation. Score! Unless you are someone who doesnt like to eat radiation in their tuna!
In terms of longitude, a radiation front (radioactive wastes carried by ocean currents) had made it half way from Japan to the US in March 2012 (about 180 degrees longitude). It should have made it about here by now, eh?
>>>In terms of longitude, a radiation front (radioactive wastes carried by ocean currents) had made it half way from Japan to the US in March 2012 (about 180 degrees longitude). It should have made it about here by now, eh?<<<
Sure, not to mention fish and bird migration.
Consuming a contaminated fish makes wonders to your thyroid.
Here’s a site that is supposed to have counts submitted by your average Joe. I watched it constantly during the initial days of Fukushima but it didn’t show any great increase which makes me question its reliability, ymmv. FYI, the numbers shown are those who are logged in. If they aren’t logged in, the numbers aren’t shown.
Because they are more or less powerless to stop any of this. The technology to stop this mess has not been created yet. We were never supposed to have a complete 100 % meltdown or explosion of this magnitude in a nuclear power plant.
So because of that, the Oligarchy controlling Japan basically modified or rigged the recent election. Tepco only admitted radioactive steam release after the recent elections completed where the pro nuclear camp won a majority. The nuclear steam release was acknowledged by Tepco just a day or two after the elections were completed.
Also explains why Hillary Clinton did not put any restrictions on Japanese food or material coming into the US. The US Oligarchy is basically aligned with the Japanese Oligarchy. We pushed nuclear reactors onto the Japanese through the CIA. BTW - The Russians have been sending back nuclear contaminated cars to Japan when they find them. The US is not even checking.
Also, at the second site Tracking Radiation on the West Coast.
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