The readings are literally "off the charts." This is anomalous in its own right -- what could be producing that much energy but a recriticality? And what could be more fitting than the way the MSM is studiously ignoring the topic, feeding us catchphrases and psuedoscience:
from TEPCO: Highest Radiation Reading Ever At Fukushima: More Than 10 SIEVERTS PER HOUR!!!!! (The Highest Reading Geiger Counters Are Able To Record):
Originally Bloomberg. There is so much that is wrong with this article. I do not buy it that the venting led to this amount of radiation -- thats way too high. As discussed in this AboveTopSecret thread, at that rate, it would only take 1.4 seconds to receive the 4 millisieverts that the workers are reported to have recieved. Stay around much longer and you are dead. Did the workers have lead suits like the workers sent in after Chernobyl? From what I understand, no; they were not actually going to this spot, but using - get this -- a ten foot pole to take the measurements. (Seriously.)
From Energy News:
In a related development, TEPCO said on Aug. 2 that there were two more pipes nearby that apparently showed radiation in excess of 10 sieverts. The utility said it had not actually measured the radiation there and it had no plans to do so because there would be no one working there. [...]
Also via Energy News:
Be seeing you.