Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fukushima recorded its highest level radiation

.- The registered Fukushima nuclear plant radiation levels up to four thousand millisievert per hour, which would be the highest level so far confirmed, reported Japanese news agency Kyodo. The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, said that high levels of radiation is concentrated in a reactor building.

The company made this Friday a measurement of radiation levels by using a robot sent into the reactor unit 1. The robot pollution data recorded around a pipe emitting steam, according to experts, could come from contaminated water accumulated in the elimination chamber located under the building.

Operators of the Fukushima nuclear plant work day and night to control the situation at the plant, whose cooling systems were damaged by the earthquake of 9.0 on the Richter scale and subsequent tsunami on 11 March.

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