28 Mar '11, 12pm

Highly radioactive water spreads at Japan plant

OSAKA, Japan : Highly radioactive water has leaked from a reactor turbine building at a stricken nuclear plant in Japan, the operator said on Monday, adding to fears the liquid is seeping into the environment. The water, found in an underground tunnel linked to the number two reactor at the Fukushima plant, showed a radiation reading of more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour, a Tokyo Electric Power official told reporters. There is estimated to be several thousand cubic metres of water inside the tunnel. "We need to check if the water could flow directly into the sea," he said. Each reactor turbine building is connected to a maintenance tunnel large enough for workers to walk through. In the case of the reactor two tunnel, the water has risen to within one metre (three feet) of the top of a 15.9-metre access shaft which is located 55 metres from the sea, raising concerns i...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

Highly radioactive water at 10,000 times the normal level has seeped from a reactor building at Japan's Fukushima plant

Highly radioactive water at 10,000 times the no...

straitstimes.com 26 Mar '11, 3am

Highly radioactive water at 10,000 times the normal level has seeped from a second stricken reactor building at Japan's qu...

Radiation scare at Japan nuclear plant

Radiation scare at Japan nuclear plant

channelnewsasia.com 27 Mar '11, 10pm

KITAKAMI, Japan: Dangerous levels of radiation detected in water thought to be leaking from a stricken Japanese reactor de...

Plutonium detected in soil at Japan nuclear plant

channelnewsasia.com 28 Mar '11, 5pm

SENDAI, Japan - Plutonium has been detected in soil at a stricken nuclear plant in Japan and highly contaminated water has...

Radioactive iodine 1,150 times limit in sea off...

channelnewsasia.com 28 Mar '11, 3am

OSAKA - The operator of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant detected radioactive iodine 1,150 times the legal lim...

Japan raps plant operator over radiation error

Japan raps plant operator over radiation error

channelnewsasia.com 28 Mar '11, 7am

SENDAI, Japan - Japan Monday criticised as "absolutely unacceptable" a radiation reading error by the operator of a crippl...

Radiation levels soar at Japan nuclear plant

channelnewsasia.com 27 Mar '11, 7am

KITAKAMI, Japan: Very high levels of radiation detected in water leaking from a reactor at a nuclear plant in Japan dealt ...

Seawater near Fukushima plant was found to contain 3,335 times the legal amount of radioactive iodine - the highest yet

Seawater near Fukushima plant was found to cont...

straitstimes.com 30 Mar '11, 4am

Japan's nuclear safety agency official Hidehiko Nishiyama attends a news conference on Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima...

Japan plants warned over radioactive rain

Japan plants warned over radioactive rain

channelnewsasia.com 28 Mar '11, 8am

OSAKA: Japan's health ministry has asked water purification plants nationwide to stop taking in rainwater and cover pools ...

Tepco says radioactive iodine 1,150 times the legal limit was detected in water near Fukushima plant reactors 5 and 6

Tepco says radioactive iodine 1,150 times the l...

straitstimes.com 28 Mar '11, 3am

Tokyo Electric Power Co detected radioactive iodine 1,150 times the legal limit in waters near the Fukushima nuclear plant...

Japan begins pumping contaminated water from Fu...

straitstimes.com 04 Apr '11, 11pm

An aerial view shows a mega-float used as a floating park for anglers at Shimizu Port, Shizuoka prefecture. Tokyo Electric...

Workers at Japan's crippled atomic power plant have plugged a hole spewing highly radioactive water into the ocean

Workers at Japan's crippled atomic power plant ...

straitstimes.com 06 Apr '11, 11am

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel stand on a US military barge carrying pure water (bottom) as it is being towed...

Radioactive iodine 1,250 times limit in sea off...

channelnewsasia.com 26 Mar '11, 3am

OSAKA: The operator of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant on Saturday detected radioactive iodine 1,250 times th...

Radioactive traces found over north-eastern China

todayonline.com 28 Mar '11, 9pm

BEIJING - China has found traces of radioactive iodine-131 in the atmosphere above north-eastern Heilongjiang province as ...

Japan has 'no choice' but to keep flooding the ...

straitstimes.com 29 Mar '11, 5am

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Japan had no choice but to keep flooding the reactors at the Fukushima nu...

Radiation spike in sea near Japan nuclear plant

Radiation spike in sea near Japan nuclear plant

channelnewsasia.com 26 Mar '11, 6am

SENDAI, Japan: Radiation levels have jumped 10-fold in days in seawater near Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant, officials ...