Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

Tepco Says Highest Radiation Yet Is Detected at Fukushima Dai-Ichi

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Tsuyoshi Inajima and Yuji Okada
Bloomberg
Aug 2, 2011

Tepco Says Highest Radiation Yet Is Detected at Fukushima Dai Ichi

Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, said it detected the highest radiation to date at the site.

Geiger counters, used to detect radioactivity, registered more than 10 sieverts an hour, the highest reading the devices are able to record, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at the utility, said today. The measurements were taken at the base of the main ventilation stack for reactors No. 1 and No. 2.

The Fukushima plant, about 220 kilometers (137 miles) north of Tokyo, had three reactor meltdowns after the March 11 magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami knocked out power and backup generators. Radiation leaks displaced 160,000 people and contaminated marine life and agricultural products.

The utility, known as Tepco, tried to vent steam and gas the day after the earthquake as pressure in reactor No. 1 exceeded designed limits. A buildup of hydrogen gas subsequently caused an explosion that blew out part of the reactor building.

Full article here

Tepco Says Highest Radiation Yet Is Detected at Fukushima Dai Ichi  150709banner2

This article was posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 3:05 am





Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
Huge Victory Against Monsanto Revealed See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

NSA Insider Reveals Shocking Ebola News See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.