Japan: a radioactive water still contained in another nuclear power plant

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The Tsuruga nuclear power plant is one of the oldest in Japan, with the Unit 1 reactor starting commercial operation in 1970 and the Unit 2 reactor in 1987.
The Tsuruga nuclear power plant is one of the oldest in Japan, with the Unit 1 reactor starting commercial operation in 1970 and the Unit 2 reactor in 1987.ga

 

The Japan Atomic Power Company that operates a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga in the West of the Japan announced that an increase in radioactivity had been found in water to cool the reactor. According to the operator, no external radioactive impact is to be feared.

Japan Atomic Power indicated that the abnormally high levels of radioactivity were found in the reactor of the Tsuruga plant cooling water in the West of the Japan.

These rates have been discovered by technicians in a regular control.

However, the different operators of the Japanese nuclear sites were much more vigilant since the disaster of the Fukushima plant, which occurred on March 11. Japan Atomic Power indicates that have 133 iodine and xenon 133 rates identified in high quantities.

“We think that it might come from the Assembly of fuel and have strengthened monitoring of the density of substances radiative in primary coolant“, says the company. The reactor could also be temporarily stopped to conduct more specific reviews.

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