Fukushima leak stopped, crisis continues

This video is called Fallout from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – Richard Broinowski.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Radiation at the shoreline of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility has measured several million times the legal limit, just four weeks after the earthquake and tsunami and days after workers discovered a crack where highly contaminated water was spilling directly into the Pacific Ocean.

Experts say radiation dissipates quickly in the vast ocean, but they are unclear what will be the long-term effects of large amounts of contamination. The new levels prompted the Japanese government on Tuesday to create an acceptable radiation standard for fish for the first time. We’re joined by Philip White of the Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center in Tokyo. “Cancers from this sort of level of radioactivity will not appear in the first few months or year; they will be late-onset phenomena,” White says. “So, it’ll require a lot of monitoring of health to actually see what the impact of this is.” [includes rush transcript]

Workers stopped a highly radioactive leak into the Pacific from Japan’s flooded nuclear complex today, but with the plant far from stabilised, engineers prepared an injection of nitrogen to deter any new hydrogen explosions: here.

Radiation monitoring team update – blog and video: here.

The US nuclear regulator has confidentially identified risks at the Fukushima plant far beyond those mentioned by TEPCO and Japanese nuclear authorities: here. And here.

4 thoughts on “Fukushima leak stopped, crisis continues

  1. Plant mothballed for new inspection

    BULGARIA: Sofia and Moscow agreed on Tuesday to postpone the construction of a nuclear plant for three months while they assess plant safety as the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues.

    Officials at Bulgarian utility NEK and Russia’s Atomstroyexport have decided to put the Belene nuclear power project on hold until July.

    The agreement will stop new construction and delay new orders for a pair of one gigawatt reactors at the plant on the Danube River.



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