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Fukushima Governor: This is a national emergency — Massive radioactive leak causes top officials to hold emergency meeting — Tepco: Leakage believed to be continuing Tuesday

Published: August 20th, 2013 at 6:15 am ET
By ENENews

NHK, Aug 20, 2013: Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato has urged the central government to take the initiative in dealing with the wastewater leak at Fukushima Daiichi [...] The prefecture’s top officials held an emergency meeting on Tuesday following Monday’s revelation of a massive leak of radioactive water from a storage tank. The governor described the situation as a national emergency [...] Senior Fukushima prefectural official Shoji Furuichi [...] asked [Tepco] to quickly find out whether the leak has contaminated the environment. Furuichi called the leak extremely regrettable [...]
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They finally got a robot into the melted reactor vessel and sent back some interesting photos. Take a look at the insane radiation levels in the lower right corner of the photo. 10.3 sv\h! That basically means staying there for an hour is almost certain death even with treatment and I don't even see any pieces of melted core in those pictures which means other areas are probably much higher. Spend about 10 minutes? You're looking at SEVERE radiation poisoning. Even the robot couldn't take it.
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