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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  1. These images show just how SLOW the work really is progressing at Fukushima…
    Workers tip toeing about in multi-layered overalls…
    Why has that radioactive water not be sucked up and stored off site?

    At this rate it will be 200 years before the site is SAFE and every day is yet another day that Nature can destroy any land based nuclear reactor, any place anytime 24/7/365!

    It would be great to find out where all the cleanup money is actually going; it is probably going to the Utility/Gangs that are supplying the Laborers…

    Fukushima is now the World’s Largest Make Work Project for them!

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