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TEPCO seals off area of nuclear plant with high radiation level

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Sealed off? Really? Sealed means a sealed environment, in reality they have taped off the area... I'm getting very tired of the lies from Tepco

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I'm getting very tired of the lies from Tepco

You have all reasons to feel that way. You have been lied too much, too long since the 3/11. Once the trust is lost, it is very hard to earn it back.

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How come I get an image of Homer Simpson and duck tape from this story?

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Like we can ever believe anything TEPCO says...

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one of the workers tweeted about the hotspot and said that the workers knew of it's existence and used to run past it because they were afraid. The radiation detectors they are provided max out at 10 seiverts so they have no idea just HOW radioactive this hotspot is.Professor Koide of Kyoto Uni says it is almost certainly fragments of spent fuel from the pool.

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They probably put up some yellow cautionary tape and have an old guy standing there with a helmet and baton.

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Going according to plan.

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I'm betting on those blue tarps and rope!

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TEPCO seals off area

They need to explain what that really means.
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It's time to seal off the area up to the proposed limits initially suggested by the US. I believe it was an 80km radius? It's obvious TEPCO and the government have no idea what to expect. What's the old saying? "It's better to be safe than sorry." I think like many proverbs here, they got it backwards and/or twisted. "It's better to say sorry, than be safe." かな?

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The real mesured radiation at reactor 1 is 260 S/h: http://atmc.jp/plant/rad/?n=1

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You can't seal off radiation. There's another hotspot since April which has measured 40-60 sieverts per hour. It's outside the main admin building north of No1 reactor building. What can cause that level, a piece of fuel rod from reactor No1 or No3 following the explosion. I shot off several emails but didn't get any replies?

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They will have problems for a long time and therefore they (tepco/gov) have to establish radiation-pattern-maps that are available online to inform people about the spread and intensity of fallout and contamination.

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No-entry decontamination to start next month

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_05.html

excerpt: The minister added that radioactive materials must be removed from the zone so that residents can return home by early next year. January will mark the end of the second stage of a plan to achieve a cold shutdown of the damaged nuclear reactors.

They are going to start decontamination the no go zone next month, I hope they check for these hotspots before, during and after the contamination cleanup

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Don't know if anyone has seen this video message from local residents.

http://youtu.be/3Hsl8eRrdMQ

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Thanks, genjuro, for the link. My local friends tell me that group is not getting proper attention because they are driven by the communist party and have political motives mixed in with their agenda. That's too bad, considering their situation. I wish the political parties could leave politics out of this and put the people first.

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Genjuro that is a heartbreaking video, really not cool crying at work. I just do not understand why this situation is not being given an appropriate coverage. Tv are back to food shows, and Newspapers celebrities marrying,WTF CHILDREN ARE GOING TO DIE. Japan you have been judged by you own actions...I remove the victim card, you did it to your own.

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Maybe you can start a petition to extend the No Go Zone so ( that video is heart wrenching ) that the J Govt will have to listen to the people.

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The area required no immediate work

Massive radiation leaks require no immediate work????

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@Mariusz

The real mesured radiation at reactor 1 is 260 S/h: http://atmc.jp/plant/rad/?n=1

That seems to be the reading for 3rd July, probably inside the control room. No data for the last month, it appears. Perhaps they've all gone for a long summer holiday.

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The people in that video want the government to declare the evacuation so they can get compensated to relocalte etc. (to which they are arguably entitled to if things are as bad they allege).

However to sit and stew in the alleged pool of cesium and isotopes and to force your children to do the same goes against the idea of wanting to save your children. The message in the video is less about saving the children and more about having the government make the evacuation declaration. Pure pollitics.

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That's the thing those people want answers and action from their Govt. which is their right. They pay taxes, they support their Govt and the JGovt's job is to govern. Public health and safety, National security are not just words. The J Govt scares me. They have had nuclear expert advisors who chose to resign, because the advice given was not taken seriously enough really. That's scray.

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Threw no fault of theirs they now live in a toxic environment, the exclusion zone is too small! Has been all along. The mishandling and mis-information invite universal ridicule. Crisis management!!! There is no crisis! Oppps that's a lot of dead people....

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@genjiro, thank you for the post listed below. What can we do to help from the other side of globe?

http://youtu.be/3Hsl8eRrdMQ

S.O.S. From Fukushima Japan Locals- Our Children Are Trapped In RADIATION! Mirror THIS!

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seal it of with mo-chi

mochi should be good because it`s like rubber combined with cement

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It's a really difficult situation and my heart goes out to all of them.

Here's another site with info - MSCR: Moms To Save Children from Radiation

http://mscr2011.jugem.jp/?eid=4

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How come I get recurring images of the Three Stooges and/or the Marx brothers when I think of the mess Tokyo Electric is doing up there in Fukushima??

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Watch OUT Japan! What TEPCO is N☢T telling YOU, ... is hazardous to your health!

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A few facts for the uninformed.

1) They say "exceeded 10 sieverts per hour" because 10 sieverts is the maximum reading on their device. This is reported in other news articles.

2) There is no contradiction between the duct being completely sealed and there being massive radiation detected. 99% of people really don't know the first thing about radiation but talk like they do. There is a huge difference between sealing radioactive particles (which they claim to have), and the radiation that those particles emit (i.e. the gamma rays being emitted). The particles will continuously generate radiation until depleted and it's several magnitudes worse if they are free than if they are trapped. 10 sieverts per hour is alarming, but nothing compared to if the particles were being spread across Fukushima.

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I agree that, if the material isn't mobile, it isn't a new threat. But I am curious why this was just found. I too have images of TEPCO with duct tape running through my mind. They've got a bad situation but they seem to be making it worse. I don't think we've turned the corner on this one yet.

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A cork is not a fix.

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There is no risk to health....

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