Friday, June 24, 2011

Resume testing radioactive water to clean the plant in Fukushima

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, TEPCO has resumed crucial evidence to enable a system to decontaminate more than 110,000 tons of radioactive water that accumulates on the ground and threatening to leak outside. According to NHK, the tests were resumed after solving the problems identified by the excessive amount of contaminated water present in the filters of the device, with French and American technology.

TEPCO confirmed that the main problem was controlling the flow of water with radioactive cesium could absorb one of the filters, of U.S. manufacture, and is blocked on Friday after reaching its limit. The device, composed of three valves absorption, in some instances the filtered water contaminated by just one, but the problem has been solved, detailed NHK.

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