There are many shoes still to drop at Fukushima Daiichi, said Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste monitor at Beyond Nuclear. If something goes wrong with the radioactive waste storage pools, there could be a release of high-level radioactivity into the air, he added.
FUKUSHIMA (Jiji Press) – Air radiation levels inside the crippled No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station are estimated at up to 530 sieverts per hour, far higher than the previous high of 73 sieverts measured in 2012, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Thursday.
smithsonian.com It’s been almost six years since a tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan’s northeast coast, causing meltdowns of three nuclear reactors. And scientists are continually learning more about managing the disaster. New readings taken inside reactor No 2 are the highest recorded since the accident, reports Justin McCurry at The Guardian .