Radioactive Vapor Decreasing in Japan Nuclear Plant Reactor After Explosion

By on Mar 12, 2011 in Asia, Current Events, Headlines, Natural Disasters Comments
Radioactive Vapor Down in Dai-ichi Plant
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The nuclear reactor in Japan‘s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant was not affected by the explosion of its building, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.

Edano explained that the radiation around the plant and the pressure in the reactor is now decreasing. The spokesman seems to clarify earlier reports saying that radioactive vapors has leaked from the Dai-ichi plant due to the explosion.

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake on Friday, March 11, 2011 has damaged several power plants in Japan including the Dai-ichi plant.

The cooling system of the nuclear plant has failed after the earthquake, thus, increasing pressure and heat in the nuclear reactor.

One of the building that houses the nuclear reactor exploded on Saturday that blew its walls and roofs. The explosion prompted the government to order an evacuation radius of 12-miles (20-kilometers) from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima.



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