A Fukushima worker tweeted about the actual situation around reactor3. He worked at reactor3 to build the cover and his team member was exposed to 2.55mSv in total. He mentioned other important facts too.
Radiation doesn’t kill you immediately, but debris of concrete or rebars are falling off from reactor3. They are highly radioactive but moreover, it would kill you if it hits you. That’s what is going on here.
Those workers who were involved in taking out the fuel assemblies from SFP4 [Link] had 0.6mSv in total, and it was 2.55mSv for the covering construction of reactor3, which none of the news covers. I feel like I’m doing something great..
I don’t know if it’s because of the fear for radiation, but some of the workers in my company are really tempered. They use violence sometimes, I was lucky to be able to talk to my boss about that. If you are worried about radiation, you are not suitable to be a nuclear worker.
There are 38 cameras around reactor3, employees in high class can tell everything going-on. We can’t take too much rest, we have to take care about safety, we are not to cause any trouble like fight. Though it’s the same as ordinary work, but this is extraordinarily sensitive.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.