Expert urges probe of No.2 reactor leak / NHK / November 29, 2011 /

The spike in radiation levels following unspecified trouble at the No.2 reactor on March 15th was much more prominent than on March 12th or 14th, when explosions hit the No.1 and No.3 reactors.

Shinichiro Kado, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo, calls the reactor containment vessel “a final fortress” for keeping radioactive substances trapped, and a “cornerstone” for the integrity of a nuclear plant.

Kado says a breach of the vessel is extremely grave.

He says TEPCO needs to clarify how radioactive substances were released, by cross-referencing data on reactor conditions and patterns of radioactive dispersion in the atmosphere.

Radiation News:

Cesium find makes Date rice off-limits – Japan Times
NHK finds radioactive silver in abalone liver at 1,800 Bq/kg over 10 km offshore –
Rain caused 29,250,000 Bq/m² in soil near Tokyo says gov’t –
30 microsieverts per hour in Nikko City, 150 km from meltdowns –
Cobalt-60, Cesium-137 found by Taiwan researcher on Orchid Island –

Fukushima News:

Reactor 2 Temperature Gauges Go Haywire – ex-SKF
Fukushima Chief’s Last Day on the Plant Was Actually November 14 – ex-SKF
Angler Who Died of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Didn’t Live Inside 30 Km Radius – ex-SKF
What Happened in Fukushima: A Technical Perspective –
TEPCO says no explosion occurred at No.2 reactor – NHK
Panel studies aging effect on Fukushima accident – NHK
New nuclear safety agency in need of a home – Daily Yomiuri
Fukushima Radiation Risks “Severely Underestimated“: Greenpeace – PanOrient
Fukushima has made the nuclear industry safer –

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