[ RadSafe ] NY Times article today on Fukashima
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gelsg at aol.com
Tue Aug 2 12:30:43 CDT 2011
Check w Kappleman. Are we permitted into 10 Sv/hr? (or is it just the "old" guys?.........)
From: Egidi, Phil <Phil.Egidi at dphe.state.co.us>
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Sent: Tue, Aug 2, 2011 11:17 am
Subject: [ RadSafe ] NY Times article today on Fukashima
Radiation levels of 10 Sv/h and the workers are protected by their anti-C's?
urface activity levels, (Bq/cm^2) I could understand being protected by
lothing, but readings in Sv/h?. It's not just the folks in India who need to
larify their units...
want a pair of whatever those guys are wearing if they are protected at 10
okyo Electric Power, said that workers on Monday afternoon had found an area
ear Reactors No. 1 and 2, where radiation levels exceeded their measuring
evice's maximum reading of 10 sieverts per hour - a fatal dose for humans.
he company said the workers who found the reading were safely protected by
ntiradiation clothing. Tokyo Electric said it has closed off an area of several
ards around where the lethal radiation level was found. The company said this
ould not hamper efforts to build a new cooling system and remove contaminated
The plant has continued to spew radiation since the disaster, though levels have
een dropping. The operator is working to install a new makeshift cooling system
y early next year that will allow it to finally shut down the plant's three
That effort includes removing thousands of tons of highly contaminated water
rom the reactor buildings. On Monday, Tokyo Electric also said it will begin
onstructing a new wall that will extend some 60 feet underground to prevent
adioactive groundwater from seeping into the nearby Pacific Ocean.
on't shoot, I just pass 'em on...
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