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Fukushima has new radiation hot spots

text ionisingtext-Fukushima-2013-1New radiation hotspots found at Fukushima nuclear plant ABC News, North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy, wires  1 Sept 13, The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says it has found new radiation hotspots, one with levels so high it could kill a person within a few hours. TEPCO has long struggled to deal with the growing volume of contaminated water it has used to cool reactors that went into meltdown after being struck by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

The company says workers have discovered high levels of radioactivity on three tanks and one pipe at the Fukushima plant.

It says one reading was 1,800 millisieverts per hour – a level that can kill a person in four hours.

Although no change in water level was detected in the tanks, TEPCO does believe that new leaks could be possible…….

September 2, 2013 - Posted by | Fukushima 2013

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