Inside Daiichi

Another milestone for us today – this one quite significant. Until now we’ve been able to measure the exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant but we haven’t been inside the actual grounds – having quite literally run into the gates around the facility. This week some of our volunteers were able to bring a bGeigie on a tour inside the gates and around the plant. For obvious reasons we’d expect incredibly high readings here and that’s what we see – some places reaching over 38,000 cpm / 116 μSv – that’s really hot.

 

Keep in mind these readings were taken outside of the buildings – there are a number of places inside that are still completely off limits to anyone except robots that are likely orders of magnitude higher than this. We’re hoping to have more readings from inside soon, stay tuned. A few more photos after the jump.