Monday, May 2, 2011

The situation is not bad just yet, but we've got another problem at another nuclear site in Japan

"URGENT: Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected” at Japan’s Tsuruga nuclear plant — Radioactive Xenon up 75,000%"

Partial story from KyodoNews:

Leaks of radioactive materials from fuel rods have been suspected at a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, the Fukui prefectural government said Monday, citing a rise in density of the toxic substances in coolant water. [...]

According to Japan Atomic, 4.2 becquerels of iodine-133 and 3,900 becquerels of xenon gas were detected per cubic centimeter Monday, up from 2.1 and 5.2 becquerels, respectively, during previous measurements conducted last Tuesday.

The presence of radioactive xenon gas coming from a reactor would indicate leaks from the fuel rods.  Nothing else to do but wait for more info and hope it's not too serious of a problem.

Edit:  There's a little more on this story at Xinhuanet

1 comment :

  1. Hi. I have a post based on the plant operator's press release. FYI.