Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Of a fire in the reactor 4 of the central Fukushima

Tokyo. (Writing and agencies) .- A new incident shakes the Fukushima nuclear plant: after three explosions in recent days and the appearance of cracks in the reactor vessel 2, an explosion a few minutes before 23:00 (Spanish time ) in the reactor 4 has caused a fire that is assigned to the reactor 4 of the plant.

The situation in the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan now entered critical phase of a fire and a new explosiónque sparked fears of a massive leak of radioactivity, which is already being felt in Tokyo, and the declaration of a no-fly radio 30 km. In addition, a strong aftershock of 6.3 magnitude in the area has added tension to the nuclear crisis in the country.

For the EU there is no doubt: the EU Energy Commissioner, Günter Oettinger, said after the meeting of representatives of the 27 to pass the test performance of security in central Europe, in Fukushima, the situation is "apocalyptic" "In Japan we are talking about apocalypse and I believe the term is particularly well chosen.

Almost everything is out of control and the worst desacrto not come in the coming hours." The Government has recognized that the radioactivity can affect people and ordered the evacuation of 20 km radius around the plant and the creation of an air exclusion zone of 30 km, in which the population must remain locked in their homes .

The worst situation appears to be concentrated in reactors 2 and 3 of this plant, where earlier today there was an explosion, and damage the building of unit 2, seems to have affected his containment system. The minister spokesman Yukio Edan, considered very likely to be damaged and warned that the radiation levels of the plant are high enough to be harmful to health.

We should add that the operating company TEPCO can not fill with water cooling tank used fuel rods in the reactor 4 of the plant, reported Kyodo news agency. The situation has become so extreme that Koizumi snapped a "What the hell is going on?" Tepco those responsible for the absence of their response.

ReducidaA radioactivity Despite the problems, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that the radiation detected in Fukushima has been reduced significantly following the extinction of fire in the reactor 4 of the complex. "At 00:00 GMT on March 15 revealed a dose of 11.9 millisieverts (mSv) per hour.

Six hours later, at 6.00 GMT, we observed a rate of 0.6 mSv per hour, "the IAEA." These observations indicate that the level of radioactivity has decreased over the place, "he added in a statement. The UN nuclear agency says that the dose of 400 mSv per hour was detected before it is "a very high level, but is a value that was seen in one place, between the reactors 3 and 4, and a unique moment.

About 150 people have been assisted by exposure to high levels of radiation, and which provides for "measures to clean up 23 of them." To add more tension to the situation, the president of the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN ) of France, André-Claude Lacoste has ensured that the containment system of reactor number 2 of the Fukushima nuclear power "is no longer watertight.

The French Government considers that the risk of nuclear accident in Japan is" extremely high " and that recent developments seem to lead to a nuclear catastrophe. In fact, France has raised the level of nuclear emergency at 6, just behind the 7 that was used in the Chernobyl disaster. The G8 meeting in Paris, the owner Japanese Foreign asked the group "cold blood" before the situation in the country.

Meanwhile, in the vicinity of the reactor unit 3, which also suffered yesterday a hydrogen explosion, the radioactivity was to play 400 times the level considered safe. This reactor is also feared a meltdown because of cooling system failure, despite the injection of seawater boron and vapor being released in a controlled manner to reduce the temperature and pressure.

The fire in the pool unit 4 (apparently caused by a hydrogen explosion) caused the levels of radioactivity were to exceed one hundred times the permitted limit, but then declined, the minister said spokesman Yukio Edan, who denied that there a leak in this reactor. Fukushima plant in struggling to manage multiple sources of crisis a handful of workers, after the thick, about 800, were evacuated before the rise of the level of radioactivity in the room, lie TEPCO said that radiation is too high for that its employees remain in control rooms.

ExclusiónLos area residents within a radius of 20 km around the plant, about 200,000 were evacuated since the weekend, while today the government extended the warning area to 30 miles. This radio has been declared a no-fly zone. In addition, the remaining inhabitants between 20 and 30 miles from the plant have been urged not to leave their homes, close windows and turn off ventilation systems.

The consequences of the accident in the Fukushima nuclear power has become the major concern of Japan was still reeling from the effects of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which left over 10,000 dead or missing.

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