TEPCO to open reactor door, release radiation today

Water swamps plant

Britain’s Sky News reported today:

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to open the door of a reactor building, which will lead to radiation being leaked.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) has insisted the level of radiation will be too small to threaten human health.

It is hoped that after the door to the Unit 2 reactor is opened, workers will be able to install a cooling system and equipment to prevent an explosion

Meanwhile, the plant is scrambling to restart a massive clean-up as radioactive water continues to swell at the site.

The operation was suspended on Saturday after just five hours because part of the system that absorbs radiation had reached its processing capacity far earlier than expected.

The plant needs to remove 110,000 tonnes of highly radioactive water – enough to fill 40 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Here’s a link: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Japan-Fukushima-Nuclear-Power-Plant-Prepares-To-Open-The-Door-Of-A-Reactor-Building/Article/201106316014799?lpos=World_News_Second_Home_Page_Article_Teaser_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_16014799_Japan%3A_Fukushima_Nuclear_Power_Plant_Prepares_To_Open_The_Door_Of_A_Reactor_Building


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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