Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Efforts to cool Fukushima reactors in Japan continue

It appears there is still mnajor issues in Japan. Shortly after 6 AM today, an explosion was heard at the plant's No2 reactor. The explosion is believed to have occurred near a facility known as a suppression pool, which adjusts the pressure of the reactor. After the blast happened it was noticed that pressure in the facility dropped rapidly. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency suspects the facility was damaged and leaked radioactive materials.
The water level in the reactor had dropped a little, and fuel rods are believed to have been fully exposed for 6 and a half hours from Monday evening. The Tokyo Electric Power Company is continuing to pump seawater into the reactor in a effort to cool it.
Shortly after 6 AM today, an explosion was heard at the plant's No4 reactor. Damage was later found around the ceiling of the reactor building. At around 9:30 AM today, a fire broke out around the 4th floor, but was later confirmed to have gone out.

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