Highest level of radiation outside of the reactor building at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

December 8, 2013
Highest level of radiation outside of the reactor building at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

From NHK News.December 7, 2013.

From Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant: TEPCO researched the release of radioactivity at a vent facility.
The results indicated a possible 25 sieverts per hour, which is extremely high.
This is an estimated value, derived from the highest measured area outside of the reactor building.
TEPCO closed this area to workers, and is considering measures to be taken.
To estimate radiation releases, TEPCO checked the radiation levels around the 120m exhaust pipe beside buildings 1 and 2.The estimated result was 25 sievert per hour at 80cm high from the ground on steel piping between reactor building and exhaust pipe.
This level could kill people after 20 minutes of exposure.
This exhaust pipe is used to release gas, including radioactive material.
TEPCO explained that this is probably because the radioactive material released in March 2011 entered the piping during venting.
Inside the nuclear reactor of the building 2, they measured 72.9 sieverts per hour. But for outside, the level at this exhaust pipe is the highest.
In this exhaust pipe, ruptures and cracks from the earthquake were found.
TEPCO closed off the area to workers, and is considering measures for reinforcement and dismantling.

If Okuma-machi and Futaba-machi nationalized, I am afraid no one would be able to go into those towns.
Why won’t they rescue, or let us rescue, while animals are still alive?
There are so many lives there, but the numbers are decreasing.
If we rescue all at once, we might be able to get them all.
We could also prevent new lives from being born into such hard conditions.
But in fact, we have to hide, and rescue secretely.

We fill up the food box to save the lives of remaining cats.


Hoping to save even just one cat, we set the capture cage.


This is the storage unit where I rescued Mirai-chan in November 2013 in Okuma.
I kept leaving food there, and the cat that found this place was saved.
But there's no place to hide my car, and always my heart beats hard and fast.



Futaba in November.
Is this cat waiting for the owner, or looking for the owner?
He/she is so lonely.
I keep leaving food there, but have no guarantee of being able to continue this activity.
We have to rescue them before they die.
There's no hope of people returning to this area.



Damaged road.
It is dangerous to look away, even for just a moment, while driving on this road, but we need to look for thin, wandering cats.



Lives waiting for help.
I won’t let you die.

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ジャンル : ペット





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