Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Recent photo of damaged reactor building. (Screen Capture)

Radiation emanating from the Fukushima Nuclear plant in japan has been recorded over the UK. The levels recorded are equivalent to around 1/10,000 of the dose received from natural radiation and pose no threat to public health.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said that in Japan cesium 137 was measured in one village outside the exclusion zone  at a level exceeding the standard that the Soviet Union used as a gauge to recommend abandoning land surrounding the Chernobyl reactor. At another location not precisely identified by the agency it was more than double the Soviet standard, according to the New York Times.

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency warned that a potential uncontrolled chain reaction at Japan’s crippled Fukushima atomic power plant could cause further radiation leaks and increase the risk to workers. A partial meltdown of fuel in the No. 1 reactor building may be causing the isolated reactions.

There is said to be 1760 metric tonnes of nuclear fuel stored at the facility.

More data at Todays’ NEW SCIENTIST

Mick

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