[ RadSafe ] NY Times article today on Fukashima

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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?.........)


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From: Egidi, Phil <Phil.Egidi at dphe.state.co.us>
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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 
amaged reactors.
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.

hil Egidi
on't shoot, I just pass 'em on...

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