The operator’s employees on Sunday Tepco measured radiation dose of 1,000 mSv / h in water affected the reactor 2. For comparison: In Germany, a man does because of natural background radiation extremely 0.0003 mSv per hour. This value is also defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency as “normal.” The operator has announced the start of the disaster, that every worker should get the site up to 150 mSv per use. 19 men have been exposed to increased radioactivity.
Edan government spokesman criticized the operator’s management of acute radiation readings. The approach was “unacceptable”. The Japanese Nuclear Regulatory Authority asked Nisa Tepco to take measures to prevent future errors.
The Japanese government is asking residents to continue for the time being to their homes in the area of evacuees to return. “It is very likely that a contaminated area is 20 kilometers around the power plant, and now there is a major threat to health,” said government spokesman Edan. Especially for children and pregnant women was not safe crashed near the plant.
In a sense, an insult – after all, international experts speak for days like this to expand the evacuation zone, even as measured outside the high radiation levels. “Clearly it is beyond the safety zone of 30 kilometers, more pollution,” said the head of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), André-Claude Lacoste, on Monday. Nor is it surprising to find the pollution out of a hundred kilometer radius. U.S. experts and Pflug said Sebastian, for example, in favor of extending the security zone of 80 kilometers.
By Japanese officials, meanwhile, says only, residents enter the evacuation zone, in any case before the government gives the green light. However, many of the refugees to return despite warnings, reported the state television channel NHK. Especially older people ignored the warnings. People are tired of living in makeshift camps. They wanted to go home, said the government of the province of Fukushima.