Highest Ever Radiation Levels Detected Outside Fukushima Reactor Buildings

TV: Highest ever radiation levels detected outside reactor buildings at Fukushima — People exposed to it would die in 20 minutes (VIDEO) (ENENews, Dec 7, 2013):

Asahi Shimbun, Dec. 7, 2013: Record outdoor radiation level detected at Fukushima plant — [Tepco] said Dec. 6 it detected the highest estimated radiation level for an outdoor location at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The reading of 25 sieverts per hour was taken on steel piping near an exhaust stack for the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors, TEPCO said. […] A TEPCO official said radioactive materials derived from melted fuel likely entered the piping during venting soon after the accident […]

NHK Transcript, Dec. 6, 2013: Engineers at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant  have hit another snag. They’ve discovered radiation outside a building on the Fukushima Daiichi site, and say it’s potentially lethal.

NHK WORLD, Dec. 6, 2013: Highest radiation levels measured outside reactor — Tokyo Electric Power Company says radiation levels are extremely high in an area near a ventilation pipe at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. TEPCO found radiation of 25 sieverts an hour on a duct […] The estimated radiation level is the highest ever detected outside reactor buildings. People exposed to this level of radiation would die within 20 minutes. […]

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