Fukushima: Enough Radiation To Kill With A Single Exposure
August 3rd, 2011
With Libya and then the debt ceiling taking center stage over the course of the last couple of months, the Fukushima nuclear crisis effectively disappeared from view.
But what’s going on in Japan may be even worse than when it became a global panic in March of this year. Bloomberg News is finally reporting what alternative news media like The Intel Hub and Rense.com have warned about for weeks – that radiation levels have skyrocketed and Japan is unable to contain the meltdowns. In fact, the radiation readings are so high that the Geiger counters used to measure them have reached their limits:
Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported its second deadly radiation reading in as many days at its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo.
The utility known as Tepco said yesterday it detected 5 sieverts of radiation per hour in the No. 1 reactor building. On Aug. 1 in another area it recorded radiation of 10 sieverts per hour, enough to kill a person “within a few weeks” after a single exposure, according to the World Nuclear Association.
Radiation has impeded attempts to replace cooling systems to bring three melted reactors and four damaged spent fuel ponds under control after a tsunami on March 11 crippled the plant. The latest reading was taken on the second floor of the No. 1 reactor building and will stop workers entering the area.