Workers at Fukushima Daiichi fail to enter Reactor 3 Suppression Chamber area due to damaged door

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On Wednesday TEPCO sent 6 workers into Fukushima Daiichi Units 2 and 3 to inspect the areas around the suppression chamber for the first time.  Pipes littered the ground, and workers were careful to measure the radiation levels prior to entering a new area inside the wrecked building.  The lower levels were confirmed to still be flooded with contaminated radioactive water, which is having a visible effect on the metal stairs and railing.

In Reactor 3, workers were thwarted by a door which has been bent and is now wedged in frame and cannot be opened.  The maximum radiation outside the door was 75 millisieverts per hour.

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