Radiation Crisis After Major Earthquake In Japan
Japan’s government is rushing to handle several nuclear reactor problems due to the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the nation.
At present, two nuclear power plants in Japan have reactors that can’t cool themselves due to power and multiple redundancy failures and in one case a small leak had been found at one of the plants.
Atomic material had indeed leaked out of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pictured above before the tsunami.
The other plant, the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant shows no sign of leakage for the moment . Actually three of the four damaged nuclear plants have cooling failures as of present. Evacuations were issued as a precaution as steam was released at one of the plants to relieve pressure. Radiation levels 1,000 times above the normal in the control room of the No. 1 reactor at the damaged Daiichi facility.
Over a million people are without power due to the shut downs of the plants and scientists are speculating as to what will be done to avert further disaster to the quake ravaged regions. No one knows how long it will take to get the problems under control but it’s certain that within the next 24 to 48 hours the world will be on the edge of it’s seat to see if these failures can and will be resolved.
Category: Asia News