Radioactive Materials Leaked in Fukushima

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.07 - 2024 12:40 PM CET

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Radioactive Materials Leaked in Fukushima.

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Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has disclosed a significant incident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant involving the leak of 5.5 tons of water contaminated with radioactive materials.

This event was detected early on the morning of February 7, when workers noticed water escaping from the outlet of a device designed to purify contaminated water.

The report, which was covered by Japanese TV channel NTV, indicates that the leaked water potentially contains 22 billion radioactive particles, including cesium and strontium.

Following the discovery of the leak, TEPCO has designated the affected area within the Fukushima Daiichi site as restricted, barring entry to prevent exposure and further contamination.

This incident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant underscores the ongoing challenges faced in managing and securing radioactive materials following the catastrophic events that have previously impacted the facility.

TEPCO's immediate response to contain the leak and their ongoing efforts to address the situation are critical in ensuring the safety and environmental protection in and around the Fukushima area.

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