Not at Reactor 2 per Common Dreams
Radiation levels inside Fukushima's reactor 2 have reached fatally high levels, and levels of water are far lower than previously thought, experts say today.Comforting to know that the reactor is too dangerous for robots.
The current radiation levels are so high that even robots cannot enter. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says that new robots and equipment will need to be developed to deal with the lethal levels of radiation.
Unknown what's happening at reactors 1 and 3 because nobody or robots has been able to get in them, but there's speculation that they may be in worse shape.
On Monday, Japan shut down another nuclear power station, leaving only one of the 54 nuclear reactors in operation, which is due to be switched off in May.Surely just a routine and unrelated shut-down.
A FWIW comment:
Posted by glenn fordOn the other side of the world. The latest on the “nothing to be concerned about” North Sea gas leak.
Mar 28 2012 - 1:07pm
I have it second hand from a Japanese/American who was recently at the site that there is the possibility of #4 blowing up ( if I remember the correct unit#).
A flame is still burning in the stack above a North Sea platform from which gas has been leaking for three days.Encouraging that the flare will make all that excess gas disappear. Soon to be as "all gone" as the oil from BP Gulf spill.
Experts expressed concern that escaping gas could connect with the naked flame in the flare stack and explode.
Oil company Total said a cloud of escaped gas at sea level was at a much lower height than the flare on the Elgin platform, 150 miles off Aberdeen.
A spokesman said the flare was left burning when the platform was evacuated on Sunday.
He said the flare had been doing an important job taking excess gas off the production platform.
It was hoped it would burn itself out but the oil giant did not know when that would happen.
Probably not important, but thought some might want to know.