Saturday, June 2, 2012

Workers Decontaminate the Entrance to #Fukushima Reactor 2 in Prep for Installing Thermocouples


Workers wearing suits marked with "Toshiba" logo hustled to spread yellow, strippable paint on the floor of the entrance (Truck Bay Door) to the Reactor 2 building at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The workers had tested different methods to decontaminate, and using the strippable paint had proven to be most effective.



(UPDATE) Workers were mostly removing beta nuclides by using the paint. See my new post on the decon testing which has the beta+gamma radiation levels on the floor surface.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nuclear energy is a bliss. It's cheap, green and safe. Sigh...
Btw: why did you change the blog front pic again? :-)

Atomfritz said...

Did Tepco publish the decontamination factor?
(=the ratio of before/after)

Btw, workers seem not aware or not care of the concentrated contamination of the paint they pull off. They keep it in their hands way longer than necessary.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

@Atomfritz, yes they did publish the factor of sorts of the experiment. I'll dig that up.

And thanks for the info of the nuclear emergency plan in Germany. It was in SPAM...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all of you hard work to document this.

sickputer said...

Insanity to sacrifice the health of those workers. No oxygen tanks, the suits look a little better than paper suits, but these are still absolutely suicide workers. So where does the stripped paint (now toxic) go? What have they gained? People are going to die by the thousands just among the workers and for what? A hopeless and ill-advised cleanup of Pandora's Box from Hell.

Japan needs some advisers outside of Tepco or they might as well put up a big sign on Honshu that says:

"Here lies the dying remains of a 6,000 year old culture. Killed by the nuclear industry that had no answers to the disaster at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Stay away for we are dead and dying lepers of humanity"

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