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Japan seals area with high radiation level

08-03-2011 14:01 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

TOKYO - The operator of Japan's damaged nuclear power plant says an area where potentially lethal levels of radiation were detected has been sealed.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)'s handout shows an image taken by a gamma ray camera
showing the bottom of a ventilation stack standing between Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
plant's No 1 and No 2 reactors, where radiation exceeding 10 sieverts (10,000
millisieverts) per hour was found as shown in red, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan
July 31, 2011, released by TEPCO August 2, 2011. [Photo / Agencies]

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday radiation exceeded 10 sieverts at two locations near a duct connected to a ventilation stack between two reactor units at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

TEPCO says no one has been injured. The area required no immediate work and was closed off.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)'s handout shows a worker in protective gear measuring
radiation levels at the bottom of a ventilation stack standing between Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear power plant's No 1 and No 2 reactors, where radiation exceeding 10 sieverts (10,000
millisieverts) per hour was found, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan August 1, 2011,
released by TEPCO August 2, 2011. [Photo / Agencies]

It also said radiation levels around the complex were not rising. That's a sign the duct wasn't leaking.

TEPCO said melted fuel in the No 1 reactor might have collected inside the duct after leaking from the containment vessel during venting early in the crisis.

The plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami March 11.

 

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Daily

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