Radioactive leakage at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant

Radioactive water had leaked from one of its storage tanks at Highly radioactive water has leaked from a waste water tank at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday.

 

Efe news reported that “The technicians on Wednesday detected the leak at the accident-struck plant.

 
The leak was detected in a cylindrical steel tank, and was believed to be a problem with the tank’s welding.

 
Arround 32 litres of toxic water of the radioactive liquid with a contamination level of 590,000 Becquerel per litre, had likely leaked from a seam of the tank at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, broadcaster NHK reported, citing the operator Tokyo Electric Power.

 
The power company, confirmed that the leak was detected in a cylindrical steel tank, and was believed to be a problem with the tank’s welding.
The refrigerant, which is kept inside the tanks, is used to keep cold the reactors damaged by the March 2011 tsunami. Managing hundreds of tons of radioactive water that the plant generates each day is one of the main challenges that the plant’s technicians face.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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