Friday, 30 March 2012 11:09
The radiation dose at the crippled No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant stood at an extremely high level between 31.1 and 72.9 sieverts per hour, underscoring the existence of radioactive substances from the melted fuel inside the structure.
The nuclear power plant's operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) measured the radiation level by inserting a long dosimeter into the round-bottomed, flask-shaped primary containment vessel, where fuel is thought to be accumulating at the bottom following the nuclear accident last year.
Human beings could die within one month once exposed to 7 sieverts and within several days once exposed to 20 sieverts or more. Usually, when an ordinary reactor is not operating, the radiation level is low enough for workers to enter according to TEPCO.
- 02/04/2012 11:42 - Unabated illegal gold mining in Zamboanga del Sur continues
- 31/03/2012 11:17 - China warns against actions damaging peace in South China Sea
- 31/03/2012 11:16 - Ombudsman penalizes 21 PNP officers over Davao death squad
- 31/03/2012 11:15 - North Korea to allow foreign experts to observe rocket launch
- 30/03/2012 11:09 - Prominent Pakistani acid victim commits suicide
- 30/03/2012 11:08 - Aquino leads launching of online store for Filipino musicians, music lovers
- 30/03/2012 11:07 - SC junks gov't plea on ill-gotten wealth raps vs. Marcos
- 30/03/2012 11:06 - Cebuano is Sun Cellular’s Grand Prize Winner
- 29/03/2012 11:56 - DOTC launches 'Ligtas Byahe: Kwaresma'
- 29/03/2012 11:48 - From a peak of 25,600 in 1986, NPA fighters down to about 4,000 today – AFP