What’s the easiest way to reduce radiation levels inside the Fukushima reactor No. 1 because they are too high for the workers under international radiation limits? Simple! Share the radiation with the rest of the Northern Hemisphere!
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday the level of radioactive materials in the No. 1 reactor building of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is low enough to pose no problem when it opens the building’s doors to help stabilize the damaged reactor.
The utility known as TEPCO said it had reported its plan to take the measure to the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency for review, and that it would open the doors after consulting local governments.
The double-entry doors that connect the reactor building with an adjacent turbine building will be opened to allow workers to reenter the site and build a new cooling system for the reactor, the most severely damaged at the six-reactor plant, which lost cooling functions in the March 11 quake and tsunami.