Friday, April 1, 2011

Control prevents highly radioactive nuclear contingency

The high radiation of water flooding several areas of the Fukushima nuclear power continues to hinder the work of operators trying to revive its cooling system damaged by the devastating earthquake on 11 March. The operator of the plant, TEPCO, is studying how best to drain the water flooding the area of turbine units 1, 2 and 3 of the plant, which is believed could come from the containment vessel reactors.

According to the company, the water found in the vicinity of the reactor 1 could have been brought there during the tsunami and if the tests show that the level of radioactivity is safe, is studied pour into the sea. This possibility has been questioned because it was detected a level of radioactive iodine 355 three thousand times the legal standard was measured in seawater collected at 300 meters south of the troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima.

Since the earthquake followed by tsunami in the March 11 incidents have multiplied in the Fukushima nuclear plant with radioactive leaks that prevent the operator to regain control of the situation. Has analyzed water iodine levels higher than 131 was measured since the beginning of the catastrophe, probably because the water used to cool the reactors.

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