Japan News: Fukushima Cleanup Uncovers Deadly Radioactive Fuel At Nuclear Plant Reactor

International Business Times 

Recent measurements of radiation levels at the incapacitated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan were the highest recorded since the 2011 meltdown that was the world's worst nuclear disaster since the Ukrainian Chernobyl accident in 1986. The latest radiation readings taken by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) Holdings Inc. were conducted inside the containment vessel of reactor 2 and showed a radiation level of 530 sieverts per hour, The Japan Times reported last week. The previous high at the reactor was 73 sieverts per hour recorded in 2012. Some experts described the radiation level as "unimaginable," the Times said. The measurements were taken in a previously unmeasured area of the plant and only at a single point, so levels in other areas of the plant were estimated to be much lower, Tepco said.

  Country: Asia > Japan > Tohoku > Fukushima Prefecture (0.72)
  Industry: Energy > Power Industry > Utilities > Nuclear (1.00)

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