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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Japan : Draining efforts continue

Via NHK News :

" Tokyo Electric Power Company is struggling to drain off highly radioactive water that is thought to have leaked from 3 reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The vital work to cool down and stabilize the troubled reactors is being hampered by the leakage.

On Wednesday, it was confirmed that the level of water filling the basement of the turbine building near the No.1 reactor was almost half the initial level, after efforts to drain it began last Thursday.

Contaminated water was detected in the basements of the turbine buildings near the 3 reactors. Radiation readings of the water were about 100,000 times the normal level near the No.2 reactor and 10,000 times near the No.1 and No.3 reactors."

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