31 Aug '13, 7pm

A think-tank solution for monitoring radioactive water storge tanks

A think-tank solution for monitoring radioactive water storge tanks

When we hear reports of radioactive water leaking into the ocean from the [Fukushima Dai-Ichi] plant in Japan we literally have to keep ourselves from grinding our teeth. Surly the world contains enough brain power to overcome these hazards. Instead of letting it gnaw at him, [Akiba] is directing his skills at one solution that could help with the issue. There are a number of storage tanks on site which hold radioactive water and are prone to leaking. After hearing that they are checked manually each day, with no automated level monitoring, he got to work. Above is the wireless non-contact tank level sensor rig he built to test out his idea.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/08/31/a-think-tank-solution-for-...

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