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Are Japanese Authorities Covering Up Further Damage to the Fukushima Reactor from the Aftershock?
Posted By admin On April 11, 2011 @ 4:20 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
Washington’s Blog 
April 11, 2011
The Japanese government and Tepco nuclear plant operator said that the leaking Fukushima reactors suffered no additional damage in the aftershock last week.
But NHK news reports :
The plant operator says a strong aftershock on Thursday night did not damage any facilities of the compound, but the surface temperature of the Number 1 reactor rose sharply immediately after the tremor that hit northeastern Japan minutes before midnight.
The reading stood at 223 degrees Celsius at 7 PM, but it rose nearly 40 degrees just after the quake. The temperature had fallen back to 240 degrees at 6 AM on Saturday.
Moreover, the Japanese government reports radiation levels in the number 1 reactor of at least 100 sieverts per hour :
In contrast, radiation levels were apparently about 300 sieverts per hour  – 3 times higher – right after Chernobyl exploded.
However, reactor 1 might not even be in as bad shape as some of the other reactors at the Fukushima complex , the total amount of radioactive material at Fukushima dwarfs  that at Chernobyl, and it might take years  to solve the crisis.
Indeed, Tyler Durden reports  that the Japanese government stopped reporting radiation data after levels hit 100 sieverts per hour.
This isn’t entirely unexpected. As the New York Times notes :
The public authorities have sought to avoid grim technical details that might trigger alarm or even panic.
“They don’t want to go there,” said Robert Alvarez, a nuclear expert who, from 1993 to 1999, was a policy adviser to the secretary of energy. “The spin is all about reassurance.”
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URLs in this post:
 Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/04/was-fukushima-reactor-damaged-in.html
 reports: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_15.html
 100 sieverts per hour: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fatmc.jp%2Fplant%2Frad%2F%3Fn%3D1
 300 sieverts per hour: http://xkcd.com/radiation/
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 other reactors at the Fukushima complex: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/04/update-on-japans-nuclear-crisis.html
 dwarfs: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/03/amount-of-radioactive-fuel-at-fukushima.html
 years: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/03/japanese-nuclear-crisis-could-last-for.html
 reports: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/video-tsunami-smashing-fukushima-nuclear-power-plant-reactor-1-radiation-counter-breaks-afte
 notes: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/science/03meltdown.html
 this: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/world/asia/06nuclear.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&hp
 this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/04/ongoing-cover-up-of-nuclear-crisis-by.html
 Japanese Authorities Admit Deadly MOX Plutonium Reactor Is Leaking: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japanese-authorities-admit-deadly-mox-plutonium-reactor-is-leaking.html
 Something Odd Is Happening at Reactor Number 4: http://www.prisonplanet.com/something-odd-is-happening-at-reactor-number-4.html
 Fukushima Reactor 1 Drywell Reading Hits All Time High 204 Sieverts/Hour: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-reactor-1-drywell-reading-hits-all-time-high-204-sievertshour.html
 New Fire Hits Number 4 Reactor At Fukushima: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-fire-hits-number-4-reactor-at-fukushima.html
 Fukushima Reactor Temperature Surpasses 752 Degrees: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-reactor-temperature-surpasses-752-degrees-%e2%80%a6-more-than-4-times-maximum-for-%e2%80%9ccold-shutdown%e2%80%9d.html
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