NHK reporters visit Fukushima Daiichi plant

Fukushima Daiichi March 2013

Reporters from NHK were allowed to walk near the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 reactor building for 10 minutes on Tuesday, which was practically destroyed by an explosion in the first hours of the nuclear disaster.

Radiation levels were measured around 100 microsieverts per hour, which would put workers over the annual public exposure limit in just 10 hours.  These radiation levels were recorded despite the fact that TEPCO has placed thick steel plates on the ground to protect workers from contamination on the ground.

The reporters found that water hoses used to pour water into the reactor during the first days of the days of the disaster are now abandoned on the grounds, as well as many of the huge tanks knocked loose by the tsunami and relocated on-site.

Source: NHK

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