50 Brave Fukushima Engineers
After the Friday’s earthquake and tsunami, the challenge facing the reactor leakage at Fukushima was to keep the nuclear cores covered with water, which is needed to cool the fuel rods, the powerhouse of the reactor. The critical and severe damage is at the Unit 2 reactor, where there was a hydrogen explosion on Tuesday and the suppression pool of the reactor has been damaged.
Defence Team Searching for Survivors around Fukushima
Only 50 employees remain on site, and they have been exposed to high levels of radiation. However, news reports indicate that radiation levels drop quickly once leaving the vicinity of the power plant. A spike on Wednesday, which led to suspended operations, followed a decrease in detectable radiation Tuesday. This elite team of engineers who represent Japan’s desperate last line of defence against a nuclear catastrophe was last night making another bid to bring the Fukushima power plant under control. Each Engineer is getting more than the levels of radiation a nuclear engineer will get in his lifetime.
Radiation levels at the plant soared to dangerous levels before dropping later in the day. Authorities fear the containment vessel at the plant’s No. 3 reactor has ruptured, spewing radioactive steam into the atmosphere. The container of the No. 3 reactor is feared to have been damaged and leaking high-level radiation. The radiation level briefly topped 6.4 millisieverts per hour at the plant. A second fire at the No. 4 reactor is believed to have been brought under control last night. More than 200,000 people have been evacuated from a 30km radius of the plant, and anyone still in the area has been warned to stay indoors amid growing concerns about radiation levels.
The true heroes of this have been the 50 engineers who are working to stabilize the nuke plants. Pray hard ! For only the creator knows how to stop the nuclear chain reactions. Isn’t that smart as to start a nuclear chain reaction and don’t know how to stop it !!!! Someone up there is watching and shaking his/her head.