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safecast comments on news reports about "spiking" radiation levels in the Fukushima reactor runis

Alexander Bochmann Friday 10 of February, 2017
Yeah, that's press hyperbole... safecast blog: "No, radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi are not rising." (cache) They also have some of the images taken during that measurement, in an area below the reactor pressure vessel.

safecast wrote:
It must be stressed that radiation in this area has not been measured before, and it was expected to be extremely high. While 530 Sv/hr is the highest measured so far at Fukushima Daiichi, it does not mean that levels there are rising, but that a previously unmeasurable high-radiation area has finally been measured. Similar remote investigations are being planned for Daiichi Units 1 and 3. We should not be surprised if even higher radiation levels are found there, but only actual measurements will tell.