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LAST MINUTE Radiation levels increased by 1,000 times at the Fukushima nuclear plant/ 45,000 people will be evacuated from the area. There is no control over pressure in reactors at Fukushima 2

de A.C.     HotNews.ro
Vineri, 11 martie 2011, 20:40 English | Top News

The Fukushima nuclear plant 1 registered on Saturday morning increases in its radiation level by 1,000 times due to a fault at the cooling system, according to Kyodo News. Japanese PM Naoto Kan urged the population to evacuate the area of 10 km surrounding the plant as there is a risk of leakage. About 45,000 people will be evacuated in the area, BBC informs. The level of radiations increases nearby reactor 1. Armed forces were dispatched in the area and 6000 people were evacuated yesterday.

Tokyo Electric Power declared that it lost the capacity to control the pressure in three of the four reactors of Fukushima 2 plant. Japanese authorities ordered an evacuated on 3 km surrounding reactors at Fukushima 2 and announced they are ready to release a radioactive steam at one of the reactors in attempt to drop pressure.  

UPDATE 11 Japanese government confirms there are no radioactive leaks so far. 

UPDATE 10 Japanese authorities are ready to release radioactive steam to drop pressure in one of Fukushima 2 reactors.

UPDATE 9 Japanese authorities ordered the evacuation of the population on a 3 km radius surrounding Fukushima 2.  

UPDATE 8 About 45,000 people will be evacuated from the area, BBC informs.  


Kyodo news agency reports that the level of radiations increases nearby reactor 1 of the Fukushima plant where the cooling system of the reactor gave in after the quake. Currently, there is no information regarding a possible leak of radioactive material. Armed forces were already sent in the area after 6000 people were evacuated today. 

UPDATE The operator of the nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co announced that the pressure of the reactor 1 of Fukushima plant is increases, and the danger is that radioactive material could be leaked.  

Earlier today, Japanese authorities declared state of nuclear emergency as the cooling system of Fukushima 1 nuclear plant gave in after the quake. 

Meanwhile, American air forces stationed in Japan transported cooling agents at the plant, American state secretary Hillary Clinton announced. All nuclear plants in Japan have been shut down after the 8.9 Richter scale quake. For now, only the Fukushima plant reported problems.


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