Tsunami in Japan caused major malfunction in Fukushima nuclear plant radioactive material leak/Tsunami in Japan caused major malfunction in Fukushima nuclear plant, leakage of radioactive material created a stir

By Pooja Bhardwaj February 8, 2024 9:57 PM IST

Fukushima plant in Japan.  - India TV Hindi

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Fukushima plant in Japan.

Tokyo: Amidst the news of devastation in tsunami-affected Japan, major information is also coming to light about a malfunction in the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. It is being told that radioactive water is leaking from a purification machine of the Fukushima nuclear plant. This has created a stir in the surrounding areas. A team of experts has gathered to stop the leakage of radioactive material. However, according to the information received so far, no one was injured due to this. Plant officials gave this information.

Officials said radiation monitoring showed that the leak had no impact on the external environment. Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings, which operates the plant, said a worker discovered the leak Wednesday morning while checking a valve in the Seri, a treatment machine designed primarily to remove cesium and strontium from contaminated water. got to know. It said the machine has been shut down for maintenance work.

So many metric tons of radioactive water leaked

The company said that about 5.5 metric tons of radioactive water had leaked, but the radioactive water could not come out of the plant premises. It said the leaked water was 10 times more radioactive than the limit that can be legally released. Company spokesman Kenichi Takahara said the leaked water has been completely cleaned up and the soil that came in contact with it is also being removed. It’s not clear when the machine started leaking, but the company said an inspection Tuesday found no problems. (AP)

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