Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A strong aftershock heightens the risk in the Fukushima nuclear plant

Tokyo. .- An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred today in the Fukushima coast, where the nuclear power plant have been confirmed radioactive leaks. This earthquake in Fukushima has been strongest so far this day, with an intensity 3 on the Japanese scale of 7, which focuses on the scope of the quake.

The French Government said today that the accident risk nuclearJapón is "extremely high" in which recent developments seem to lead to a nuclear catastrophe. These comments came after this early burst a third reactor and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that there is fire in the storage of spent fuel and reactor 4 is coming radioactivity into the atmosphere.

Subsequently, the reactors 5 and 6 have also started to have problems with cooling, according to DPA. Already more than 200 aftershocks have followed the serious 9 earthquake that occurred on Friday in northeastern Japan, causing nearly 6,500 dead or missing, according to the latest official count.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned that the wind is spreading, both in Japan to other Asian countries, radioactive particles from Japanese nuclear plants affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11.

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