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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fukushima Daiichi update on high rad levels

As I had suspected and had indicated in the previous post, TEPCO has given us both a location map and robot video footage of just where the high radiation level was found inside the No. 1 reactor building at Fukushima Daiichi.

Below is the TEPCO press release illustration of the location. Note the line drawing of the turbine generator at top; only part of the reactor building is shown. Click to enlarge.


The TEPCO robot video, unfortunately without gamma camera, is available right now at the APR YouTube Channel.

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More details as they're made available.

11:45 AM Eastern Wednesday August 3, 2011
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2 comments:

  1. Can you interpret the video? Without the gamma camera or other readout, it's hard to tell much.

    There's a point at the very end of the video where the imagery becomes very noisy -- is that associated with the area of higher radiation? (I don't know if these robots are on a cable or using wireless; it could be just noise from increasing distance, I guess).

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  2. @hank: The robot is just following the track shown in the diagram. Hard to say why the video gets worse. I think it is likely that TEPCO will produce some detailed illustrations of both the outdoor and indoor hot spots fairly shortly and that will give everyone a better visual conception.

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