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Inside Fukushima two years on: radiation levels too high to enter reactors


Inside Fukushima two years on: radiation levels too high to enter reactors
Two years on from the second-worst nuclear disaster in history, The Telegraph's Julian Ryall visits the Fukushima nuclear plant to see what progress - if any - is being made.

A radiation monitor indicates 114.00 microsieverts per hour near No.4 reactor and it's foundation construction Photo: Reuters

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By Julian Ryall, Fukushima Nuclear Plant, Japan4:05PM GMT 06 Mar 2013155

Radiation levels within three of the reactor buildings at the Fukushima Nuclear plant in Japan are still too high for people to start decommissioning the reactors, two years on from the second-worst nuclear disaster in history.

Scientists still do not have a firm understanding of the precise conditions of the reactor cores in three of the six units at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, and are resorting to using remote-controlled vehicles to get inside the tangle of wires, pipes and rubbles that has lain untouched since the tsunami tore through the facility.
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1. 2nd worst???
2. Still have no idea as they can't go in.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9913146/Inside-Fukushima-two-years-on-radiation-levels-too-high-to-enter-reactors.html


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