Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The radioactivity is multiplied by ten to 100 miles from Tokyo

Tokyo. .- The Japanese authorities today warned of increased levels of radiation after the explosion and fire occurred this morning at the Fukushima nuclear plant, which have been banned from flying over the risk of contamination. Radiation levels in Maebashi City, about 100 kilometers north of Tokyo, increase tenfold the normal values \u200b\u200bthe agency Kyodo reported, quoting local government.

Levels in the capital are now higher than usual in iodine and cesium, but authorities say Tokyoites "not a problem at all." In Saitama near these levels are 40 times higher than normal. The latest reports said that the people of Japan are gathering capital equipment and even fleeing to other areas with increased radiation.

The authorities have issued warnings in this regard. According to Kyodo, the radiation was up to 33 times the legal limit in Utsunomiya, the capital of the province of Tochigi, north of Tokyo, and radiation was measured nine times above normal in Kanagawa, south of the city . Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, said that radiation levels have risen significantly following the events of the morning in Fukushima, where suffering from up to four reactors.

Khan called on all people living within a radius of 30 km around the plant to stay in their homes and refrain from opening windows or turning on air conditioning. The Ministry of Transport established a no-fly zone within the area of \u200b\u200brisk described in Fukushima, where a dawn explosion rocked the secondary container reactor number 2, and the building of 4 was recorded after a fire.

Yukio Edan, government spokesman noted that the level of radiation was to be located up to one hundred times the normal limit in reactor number 4, while in section 3 the figure was 400 times higher. Edan said that if they continue to rise, these amounts may threaten human health. Only 50 of the 800 workers remain on the plant Fukushima, who evacuated the rest of the risk of radioactive contamination after the earthquake of 9 degrees.

The operator of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), recognized as well that does not rule out partial melting of the reactor core 1, 2 and 3, since 4 was not operating at the time of the fire. Kan urged citizens to remain calm about the series of accidents in Fukushima, which have alarmed the world by fear of a nuclear emergency.

However, the International Atomic Energy said that the radiation emitted from the plant so far been limited.

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