Fukushima radiation readings 18 times higher

As unreported in the New York Times…

via CLG:

 
Fukushima Radiation Readings 18 Times Higher —Highly radioactive water dripping from a pipe used to connect two coolant tanks patched using tape 01 Sep 2013 An operator at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan says radiation readings are 18 times higher than previously measured. The staff member said they had found highly radioactive water dripping from a pipe used to connect two coolant tanks and that it had been patched using tape. The discovery of the pipe came a day after Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it found new radiation hotspots at four sites around coolant tanks, with one reading at 1,800 millisieverts per hour — a dose that would kill a human left exposed to it in four hours. Last week the plant operator admitted 300 tonnes of toxic radioactive water had seeped out of one of the vast containers – one of around 1,000 on the site – before anyone had noticed.
 

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