Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Workers Abandon Nuclear Site; Tokyo at 20 Times Normal Radiation

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said workers at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant have suspended their operations and been evacuated.

The reported radiation readings near the front gate of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant are fluctuating by the hour, but currently do not pose any health hazard, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said.

Meanwhile, The Japan Times reports that radiation reached around 20 times normal levels in the capital Tuesday morning, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said.

IMPORTANT UPDATE (via NyPo): ALERT CONFLICTING REPORTS RT @HirokoTabuchi Contrary to some reports, a group of workers remain at the Fukushima. It is not abandoned.

UPDATE 2: HirokoTabuchi is a NYT reporter and extremely credible source. She is now reporting that her information is coming directly from the Tokyo Power Company. To repeat, Tabuchi is reporting that 50 workers remain on site pumping sea water on the nuclear rods.

1 comment:

  1. This problem threatens the world. Help could come in the form of people who are terminally ill or from healthy people who want to die and are willing to go in and do some task to help in areas with high radiation. There are probably many of these types of people. Perhaps the families of these "sacrificial workers" could be paid handsomely in exchange for the efforts of these people.

    Just a thought. Otherwise possibly millions of innocent people who do not want to die may die because this idea wasn't used.