In one of the Japanese nuclear reactor emergency, "Fukushima-1" nuclear reaction is fixed, according to Associated Press. Representatives of Tepco, the operator company plant, announced on Wednesday, November 2, in air samples collected in the reactor was found radioactive xenon gas, whose appearance is a sign of the decay.
The reactor was started injection of boric acid, which reduces the intensity of the response, officials said Tepco. However, they emphasized that the increase in temperature, pressure, and radiation levels in the reactor was fixed. "The reactor is stable," — said a spokesman for Tepco, adding that the incident, according to the company's nuclear power plant operator, will not affect the schedule of the accident at the "Fukushima-1".
The accident at the "Fukushima-1" occurred in March 2011, when the earthquake and the resulting tsunami plant out of operation of the automatic cooling reactors. Around the station surged background radiation. Residents of the villages located within a radius of 20 kilometers from the "Fukushima-1", were evacuated.
At the moment, "Fukushima-1" is working to stop the emergency units. In late October, the company Tepco said that she managed to get close to the "cold stop" reactors — the temperature in energy units fell below 100 degrees Celsius and is on the same mark for quite some time. Complete cleaning of the reactors of the remaining fuel, according to experts, after a "cold shutdown" will take at least another 30 years.