Map of Japan — three hotspots

In Japan, there are now three potentially dangerous zones located around the nuclear reactor accident. One of them — the Onagawa nuclear power plant — is at a distance of 400 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. It increased radiation levels around the plant, as the authorities immediately informed the IAEA. There's a state of emergency. The causes of leakage radiation source is not installed. As reported, the nuclear power plant in Onagawa after the earthquake there was a fire. This incident was awarded the first — the lowest — level on a seven-point International Nuclear Event Scale.

The NPP "Fukushima-1" is

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Japan declared a nuclear power plant at Onagawa anxiety

Japan declared a state of emergency at the plant "Onagawa" located in Miyagi prefecture, the hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami. This is stated in the message of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). At the station, enter the first (lowest) level of danger on a seven-point scale. The decision was taken due to the increase of background radiation in the vicinity of nuclear power plants. Radiation source installed. Japanese authorities have assured that all three reactors "Onagawa" are under the supervision of specialists.

A nuclear power plant "Fukushima", where the earthquake and tsunami there was an explosion, and

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Dangerous areas of the capital land

In one of the capital's households own land, a full sense of the word, opened up under his feet, pulling the trees and all that was on the surface, says "TV Center". The main reasons for failure: the movement of ground water, rotting underground utilities, construction without proper geological studies

Actually last week Muscovites do not just have to hold my breath. Of course, against the background of what is happening now in Japan, our problems may seem small. However, in one of the capital's households own land, a full sense of the word, had opened the windows at home,

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In the third Japanese nuclear reactor does not operate a system of emergency cooling

In the affected earthquake disrupted Japanese nuclear emergency cooling system at another reactor, as reported on Sunday Japanese security of nuclear energy.

Emergency cooling system is no longer functioning in the third reactor, "Fukushima". Japanese security of nuclear energy requires urgent restoration of water supply reactor, said at a press conference Nuclear and Industrial Security Service in Japan.

On Saturday in the first reactor explosion destroyed the roof and upper walls, threatening radiation leak, although the government later reported that the explosion did not affect the main part of the reactor and that only a small amount of radiation was

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Infographics: Accidents at nuclear power plants in the earthquake in Japan

Radiation situation in the Far East of Russia after the explosion at the nuclear power plant in Japan

  The NPP "Fukushima-1" and "Fukushima-2", located 12 kilometers away from each other, after the earthquake was a regime of emergency because of has failed cooling system. According to the agency, to the reactor to "Fukushima-1" stopped receiving water needed for cooling. The water level has gone down, resulting in the reactor cores appeared above the surface. All night in the cooling of the reactor attempted to download large amounts of water to maintain its required level. On the "Fukushima-1" was found

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Greenpeace Russia: Japans hidden cracks in the walls of the reactor

The Russian branch of "Greenpeace" fear of accidents at nuclear power plants in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami, and declare that they can lead to unpredictable consequences. "It all depends on the wind direction, but if there is a serious will release at a nuclear power, it certainly can all fly to Russia", — said"Interfax"Program Director, "Greenpeace Russia" John Block.

"If you remember the consequences of Chernobyl, the entire northern hemisphere emissions from Chernobyl affected. If the failure occurs at the same level, you can imagine the scale," — said the ecologist.

Blocks noted that, as Japanese authorities say

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There were the first victims of Russian frosts

Due to the severe frosts and snow storms forecasters say that Russia is experiencing the most severe winter in 70 years. Despite the fact that until the middle of winter is still far, the temperature in Siberia sometimes shows -50 ° C, which is too much even for this part of the country. Of such an anomalous cold in the country already killed 21 people, another 147 were hospitalized with a diagnosis of frostbite.

Last winter temperatures to 10-15 ° C below normal were observed in Russia in 1938. Ministry of Emergency declared anxiety in 15 regions of the

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Fukushima-1 threatens new explosion

There is a danger of explosion of hydrogen from the third unit of Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", which was severely damaged by a devastating earthquake. However, the explosion must not damage the shell is automatically stopped nuclear reactor, said at a press conference in Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.

"We proceed from the fact that hydrogen can be collected in the building of the third power — as has already happened at the first power plant — said the Secretary General's office, dressed in a blue work overalls on the occasion of an emergency. — I

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Emergency mode declared at nuclear power plants in Japan after the failure of the cooling system

Japanese authorities have declared a state of emergency for anotherNuclear Power Plant — "Fukushima-2"— In connection with the failure after the earthquake of the cooling system at three reactors. Earlier, emergency regime was introduced at the plant "Fukushima-1", located 12 kilometers from "Fukushima-2", due to the termination of electricity supply needed to cool the reactor.

The pressure inside the reactor remains stable but growing in a protective shell. Experts of the company do not yet know whether the need to resort to the deliberate release of radioactive gas to prevent a further increase in pressure, reports AP.

Recall the

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Tsunami after the earthquake in Japan threatens a number of countries in the Pacific

The threat of a tsunami following the earthquake in Japan, announced to a number of countries in the Pacific Basin, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC). 8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. PTWC earlier warned about the threat of a tsunami only Japan, Russia and the Mariana Islands. Now meteorologists list includes Mexico, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Pacific coast of Central and South America, and other areas. AFP reports that the local authorities began

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