Water at Fukushima nuclear plant reactor No. 2 found to have high radiation level

By on Mar 28, 2011 in Asia, Current Events, Natural Disasters Comments

Fukushima, Japan – The water in a trench outside the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant reactor No. 2 building was found to have high level of radiation, according to Kyodo News on Monday, March 28, 2011.

As noted in the report, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) discovered on Sunday afternoon that the radiation level is now more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour, or was said to be about 100,000 times than the normal level.

The concrete trench, which is around 3 meters wide and 4 meters high, is located in the compound of the Fukushima nuclear plant but outside the control of radiation area.

Meanwhile, TEPCO stressed out that the contaminated water is not flowing to the sea, as the affected trench is about 55 meters away from the sea shore.

On the other hand, the company said that the similar trench for the reactor No. 1 has a radiation level of 0.4 millisievert per hour only.

Apparently, the radiation level for reactor No. 3 was not measured due to the difficulty in going near the area, as it is being covered by debris.

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