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Threat of Nuclear Leak at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Posted by feww on March 11, 2011

BREAKING NEWS:

Radioactive Leak Threatens Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

The authorities have evacuated everyone living within a 3-km radius of the Fukushima Nuclear power plant because the battery used for one of the reactor’s emergency cooling system is running out, NHK has said.

Other residents living within the 3 to 10 km radius of the plant have been advised to stay indoors  and remain calm, while they await further instruction.

A nuclear leak is likely to occur, if the main cooling system fails to restart before the battery runs out.

Th e reactor was shut down after the magnitude 8.9 Mega Quake struck offshore east of the city Sendai, Japan earlier today.

Fukushima nuclear power plant, located in the town of Okuma in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, is one of the largest nuclear plants in the world, with 8 separate reactor units.


Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Creative Commons. Image by KEI.

Sendai Mega Quake Update:

The estimated death toll in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture (state) from the mega quake and tsunami has reached at least 300. Authorities say about 300 people have drowned, NHK reported.

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5 Responses to “Threat of Nuclear Leak at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant”

  1. C.F. said

    In terms of consequences of radiation release, worker exposure, and core damage the Fukushima I nuclear accidents in 2011 were the worst experienced by the industry in addition to ranking among the worst civilian nuclear accidents.

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  5. Barend Kruger said

    Breaking news, Japan hit an hour ago by a 6.6 magnitude aftershock about round 21h00.

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