Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority Says Contaminated Water at Fukushima an ‘Emergency’

August 5, 2013 by  
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The head of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), Shinji Kinjo has described the state of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant as an “emergency”. He was referring to the plant operator’s inability to contain the highly radioactive water seeping from the buildings and out into the ocean. On Monday, it was revealed that water has breached an underground barrier, and it is still not certain how much toxic liquid has reached the sea or the levels of radiation it holds. Read the rest of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority Says Contaminated Water at Fukushima an ‘Emergency’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: barrier , cesium , fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant , groundwater , Japan , nuclear regulation authority , ocean , Pacific , radiation , radioactive , shinji kinjo , strontium-90 , TEPCO , thyroid cancer , tritium , wall , water issues        

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Radioactive Strontium-90 Found in Fukushima Groundwater

June 19, 2013 by  
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It has been over two years since the catastrophic meltdown at the Fukusima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and the bad news keeps on rolling in. On the heels of an announcement by Tepco that the water at the facility is contaminated with low levels of cesium, the company reported that the groundwater is also polluted with strontium-90 . The highly toxic substance is a by-product of the fission of uranium and plutonium in nuclear reactors. The discovery will no doubt complicate Tepco’s ongoing struggle to contain leaks inundating the basements of reactor buildings. Read the rest of Radioactive Strontium-90 Found in Fukushima Groundwater Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cesium , cleanup , contamination , fukushima daiichi , groundwater , leak , Pollution , Solar Power , strontium-90 , TEPCO , tritium        

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