Japan: Radiation spike

Japan: Radiation spike

Radiation levels in the water on the second reactor nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" is 10 million times above normal
The level of radioactive iodine-131 in the water on the second reactor nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1" above the norm of 10 million times. According to the Japanese Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety cause of higher levels of radiation in the water on the second power unit could be a leak from the reactor core. All work on the first nuclear reactor stopped talking evacuation of the station.
Earlier on Saturday, an emergency operator Japanese nuclear power plant Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has denied there was a message on the identification of the first power plant radiation levels of 200 millisieverts per hour. According to TEPCO, radiation levels in the first reactor was 60 millisieverts.
Seawater near the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" content of radioactive isotopes of iodine increased for the last day and a half and now exceeds the rate of 1.85 thousand times. On the eve of radioactive water near the nuclear power plant was higher than normal at 1.25 thousand times.

According to the representative of the Japanese Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety Hideiko Nishiyama, the cause of ocean pollution is also a leak of radioactive water from the premises of the station.

As suggested earlier, the most likely source would be the third reactor system in which building March 14 hydrogen explosion. March 24 at the bottom of the adjacent turbine hall in the water was recorded a sharp jump in radiation above normal in 10 000 times. The operator of the station continues to investigate the cause of the leak. However, its experts are inclined to the view that the reactor will probably not receive damage, since the pressure in it still remains at the desired level.

The accumulation of radioactive water prevents professionals engaged Thurso vital restoration of cooling systems of reactors. They are taking precautions, and so are not always sufficient: Hideiko Nishiyama subjected to criticism for TEPCO management that the workers worked at the station in the shoe, "barely covers the ankles," instead of high waterproof boots. As a result, three employees were radioactive burns down.
Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano in an interview The New York Times said that the situation at the plant "Fukushima-1" is far from being resolved. He made it clear that the authorities still can not say with certainty whether the water level is sufficient to cool the reactors and spent fuel rods. The latter, said Yukiya Amano, cause him the greatest concern.

The bars are open tanks above the reactor, and the last few days on them sprayed sea water to prevent ignite and venting radiation doses. Amano is not convinced that these measures are sufficient. According to him, if you pour the spent fuel water, but not to restore the cooling system, "the temperature will creep up anyway."

Meanwhile, he said, "there are some positive results," in particular, nuclear power partially restored. But this progress is not enough. "We need to do more to end this terrible incident," — said the director of the IAEA.

The devastating earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the north-eastern Japan on March 11. It caused a tsunami ten meters. According to the latest police data, the number of victims of elements more than 10 thousand people were missing 17.7 thousand. After the earthquake, the NPP "Fukushima-1" was recorded a series of accidents caused by the failure of the cooling system.

As a result of incidents at the plant revealed several radiation leaks, forcing authorities to evacuate people from the 20-kilometer zone around the plant, as well as a ban on flights over the station within a radius of 30 kilometers. She later appeared information about the discovery in a number of areas of Japan radioactive elements, such as isotopes of iodine and cesium in the air, sea and drinking water as well as in food.

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