- Posted October 24, 2013 by
GLOBAL NUCLEAR DISASTER
The storm is expected to make landfall near Tokyo Friday or Saturday as a category one typhoon.
This is a huge problem for the Fukashima Nuclear Power Plant. Samples taken yesterday at a ditch had beta radiation levels of 140,000 becquerels per liter, or more than twice the 59,000 becquerels found on Oct. 22 in the same place. Tepco said in a separate release that beta radiation levels of 510,000 becquerels per liter were found Oct. 20 in a sample of rainwater that had accumulated between a storage tank and a cement barrier built to contain leaks.
That compares to 450,000 becquerels on Oct. 19 and 360,000 becquerels on Oct. 18. The Oct. 20 sample was the highest taken so far from within the barrier. Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka told agency commissioners yesterday that he planned to meet Tepco President Naomi Hirose. THE NRAC stated that the company’s reports on “careless mistakes” at the plant doesn’t resolve issues. There is a global disaster unraveling and will get worse with Typhoon Francisco. An area grocery store is using Geiger counters in the store to measure the radiation of the fish it is selling to the public. Consumers can use the counters as well in the store to see the radiation levels of the fish they are buying. The possibility of another big earthquake is always present and there is the rod storage pool above Unit Four and if that would collapse then that would most likely be an event that would force international intervention of some kind to halt the release of radiation into the atmosphere and Pacific Ocean.