Radiation inside the reactor 2 containment vessel at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has reached a lethal 73 sieverts per hour and any attempt to send robots in will require them to have greater resistance than currently available, experts said Wednesday.
The experts said the high radiation level is due to the shallow level of coolant water — 60 cm — in the containment vessel, which Tepco said in January was believed to be 4 meters deep. Tepco has only peeked inside the reactor 2 containment vessel. It has few clues as to the status of reactors 1 and 3, which also suffered meltdowns, because there is no access to their insides.
While I HAVE known that the nukular reactor itself could melt down, I NEVER knew that the damned control rods in cooling pools could melt down if there wasn’t any water. And Hell, with all the Military/Industrial/Technological/Police State/Surveillance technology available, why did I ASSUME that the kukular power plants would always be under some sort of internal surveillance for safety?
I guess Homer Simpson IS in charge of the nukular power plants.
Time to get rid of the nukes?