Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Fukushima is still a problem

A new reading of the reactor #2 reveals the highest level of radiation recorded to date. True, this is the first time a reading was taken there, but 530 sieverts per hour is a number experts have called "unimaginable". Robert Cringely, who knows a lot about radiation, writes, "What this means is there’s a puddle of molten uranium that has melted its way through the steel pressure vessel, through the reinforced concrete containment, through the reinforced concrete foundation of the nuclear facility, and is now working its way through whatever rock or soil lies underneath the foundation, dropping lower each day."

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