Saturday, March 19, 2011

Stop food products originating from the area near the nuclear power

 - The Japanese Health Ministry has ordered a halt the sale of foods from Fukushima Prefecture. This was announced by the IAEA in Vienna, after the detection of radioactivity in milk and spinach produced in the area of nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, as has happened in the capital, "small amounts of radioactive material" have been found in drinking water Gunma, Fukushima prefecture bordering, as reported by Jiji.

RADIOACTIVITY '- remains unclear how the radioactive particles have reached the drinking water of Gunma and if you come from the nuclear power plant or by hospitals and laboratories. The local government of the prefecture has however argued that the level of radioactive water Gunma is below the limit values.

Despite repeated attempts by the Japanese government assurances, traces of radioactive iodine were found in tap water in Tokyo and other nearby areas. The Kyodo agency reported. Levels of radioactivity "above the legal limits" were found in milk produced near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima and spinach grown in neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture.

About a fifth of that of a CAT scan would be found in spinach. The announced government spokesman Yukio Edan stating that, although the levels exceed the limits allowed by the government, the products "pose no immediate danger to health." "Although the radioactive iodine has a duration of about eight days and will decompose naturally in a few weeks, there is a short-term risk to human health if absorbed through food," it said in statement of the Agency.

To combat food contamination, the authorities distributed for three days, pills or syrup of iodine stabilized, evacuated residents within a radius of about 20 km from the central disaster. Iodine-stabilized (non-radioactive) is used to prevent thyroid cancer in case of exposure to radioactivity.

Risk is especially high for children and young people. Firefighters work to WORKERS CONTAMINATED - Six workers at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear engaged in emergency operations have been subjected to an excessive level of radiation. This was communicated by a source of company Tokyo Electric Power.

The company states that the workers are continuing to work because they do not show obvious signs of infection. The Japanese government and the civil defense said that about 50 firefighters involved in central Tokyo were decontaminated after they have occurred, with the cooling operation, the dangerous 3 reactor of the plant in Fukushima.

In the nuclear level of radioactivity detected in the air is "stable" but "significantly higher" than normal. He says the IAEA, the UN agency for atomic energy, indicating that the levels do not prevent the work of technicians who are fighting the crisis. The technicians were able to connect a cable to one of the reactors at the Fukushima plant a damaged, but the electricity still has to be restored, according to the Tokyo Electric Power, the company that operates the plant.

In the morning it was announced that soon would be restored electricity within the site damaged by the earthquake, an important step to try to run the pumps cooling system. The electricity should be restored in a day for reactors 1, 2, 5 and 6 and Sunday for reactors 3 and 4. Meanwhile, special fire trucks in Tokyo have begun to shoot water on the reactor number 3.

Only on Friday over the nuclear were laid 50 tons of seawater. The tsunami on the high seas The Japanese government has said that parts of the cooling systems of reactors 2 and 6 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station are functioning. The nuclear safety agency and industry has confirmed that an emergency diesel generator has restarted the reactor 6 and a cooling pump to the reactor 5 is able to function.

The agency also said that radiation levels at the western gate of the nuclear plant, located about a mile from the reactor number 3, showed relatively high reading of 830.8 microsievert time at 8.10 this morning (0:10 Italian time). But the level is decreased to 364.5 microsievert hour at 9.

The news you learn Japanese TV broadcaster NHK World. FLIGHTS - No restrictions on air routes to and from Japan. Stressed in the IATA, the International Air Transport Association, which, in a statement, welcomed the decision of the ICAO (the International Civil Aviation Organisation), the International Atomic Energy Agency 's World Health Organization, the International Maritime Organization and the World Meteorological Organization to confirm the normal operation at major Japanese airports, including two stopovers in Tokyo Haneda and Narita.

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