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High radiation levels at the Japanese reactor park

I have just read a report from CNN that near some filters that the dose rate is about 10 Grays per hour, this is very very hot. I was hoping that outside the containments of the reactors that there would be no places on the site which were that hot. This report has been confirmed by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum.

The bad news is that such radiation levels are dangerous to workers and can impede the clean up work, but the good news is that if the radioactivity lodged in pipes and filters then it did not get out into the environment. When the site is cleaned great care will be needed to deal with these pipes / filters without spreading contamination or giving workers large doses.

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