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Fukushima Daiichi control room revealed 7 years after meltdowns

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The ‘room’ still requires full suits and industrial face masks after seven years.....

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and 40 years

and 100 years

and....

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These read like "interesting" articles when we all should be shocked how long this is taking and how much money it is costing tax payers.

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I sincerely doubt that "Mickey" appreciates being associated with Fukushima!

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So that’s what 40 year old technology looks like.

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The Mickey Mouse says it all.

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These read like "interesting" articles when we all should be shocked how long this is taking and how much money it is costing tax payers.

Meanwhile in Chernobyl....

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So that’s what 40 year old technology looks like.

This. You'd think they'd update some of the systems that handle very dangerous materials. And they are allowed to run another 30 years pfff.

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"We don't write (on the wall) under a normal situation, so it indicates it was an emergency,"

in case you were wondering.....

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Thats what Mickey looks like when exposed to radiation.

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With all the money they were raking in for so many years, the greedy bstrds never even thought of upgrading the facility. or maybe they just love this retro look.

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I'm guessing they are all briefed and qualified to work in this environment. But why the traffic cones and guard rails in the middle of the room? Good luck to them doing whatever they are doing. With the molten core somewhere under ground the control room is of little practical use after 7 years I would imagine.

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Mickey clock in the pic looks contaminated.

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'The room, which now has only a few lights, is no longer in use as its functions have been transferred to a quake-resistant building.'

Can't believe it wasnt already in a quake-resistant building from the get go..

Oh wait its TEPCo!

Now I can believe it!

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It looks like it came straight out of the 50s...

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Imagine waking up in the morning to a text, go to the worlds most dangerous place and take a photo because it is Mickeys Birthday

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Mickey the timekeeper isn't wearing protection... so the Stories of forced Labour are true !

SaveMickey
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People seem to be bemoaning the fact that a lot of the tech on show looks over 40 years old. A lot of powerstation control rooms look this way even today as analogue systems are farmore resistant and in some cases reliable that digital ones. Its not the only power industry that relies on old tech, a lot of high end space technology relies on computer systems that were developed in the 1970s and 80s.

Hubble for instance is using computers designed in the 1990s and is functioning fine and youd be surprised how many other big industrial projects and developments are using technology that by todays standards would be described as archaic at best. Railways, power, utilities, communication all rely a lot on analogue tech to maintain systems and output.

Just because we live in the 21st century doesn't mean everything is up to date.

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6 microsieverts per hour

equivalent to about 6 arm x-rays per hour!

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I would imagine in another 10 to 15 years they'll want to restart it.

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The half life of Plutonium-239 is 24,110 years and Uranium-235 is 703,800,000 years, so it's not at all surprising that the area is still irradiated.

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