Japan Nuclear Power Plant Update: Work Suspended at Fukushima Dai-ichi Plant Due To Sudden Surge of Radiation

By on Mar 16, 2011 in Asia, Current Events, Natural Disasters, World Comments
Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Damaged Unit 1 and Unit 2 of Fukushima
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According to reports, Japan suspended the work on dousing the reactors with water on their Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday due to a sudden surge on the level of radiation making it very dangerous for workers to stay.

It was reported that level of radiation at the plant surged to 1,000 millisieverts early Wednesday before it went down to 600-800 millisieverts, still higher than the average.

“The workers cannot carry out even minimal work at the plant now,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano was quoted saying. “Because of the radiation risk we are on standby,” he added.

Meanwhile, 140,000 people in the vicinity of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant have been ordered to stay indoors. Panic buying of food and water was triggered after a little radiation was detected in Tokyo, reports said.

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