Radiation at record level in Fukushima

7 years ago by in Around the world

Radiation level has now reached at least 10 sieverts per hour—more than double previous record high radioactivity in June, said the Tokyo Electric Power Co.

The high radiation detected at the Fukushima is said to be close to the debris between the number one and number two reactors. Previous radiation levels monitored on June 3 were recorded between 3 to 4 sieverts per hour.

A TEPCO spokeswoman said three of the plant’s workers who were monitoring radiation were exposed to a dosage of 4 millisieverts. With a very high radioactivity of 10 sieverts per hour, it would make even more difficult for workers monitoring the plant. The utility is still determining what might have caused the very high radiation level.

Experts say the record-high reading poses a great challenge for the post-quake and post-tsunami clean-up efforts.

This new high level of radioactivity comes at a time of suspension by the All Japan newsese government of all beef cattle shipments from the Iwate prefecture located north of the Fukushima reactor site.

In positive news, however, the government of All Japan news and TEPCO is optimistic that with a water circulation system already in place, they would be able to reach the target of bringing the reactors into a safe state of cold shutdown by January, at the latest.

All Japan news was hit by a massive earthquake on March 11 which spiraled into an unprecedented nuclear crisis, the worst in the world since Chernobyl. Radiation in the damaged facility caused the evacuation of an estimated 80,000 people living around the area. It also badly affected farm produce which has been detected of radiation levels exceeding safety standards.

Since the Great East All Japan news Earthquake, efforts have been undertaken by the government to stabilize the nuclear crisis.

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