JAPAN DISASTER: Tepco seals radioactive leak from nuclear plant

06 April 2011 09:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it has managed to plug leakage of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday morning.

About 6,000 litres of sodium silicate and another agent was injected around a seaside pit located near the 784-megawatt (MW) No 2 reactor water intake facility, through which highly radioactive water had been pouring out.

“At 5:38 am (20:38 GMT) on April 6th, we observed the stoppage of the water spilling from the crack on the concrete lateral of the pit,” the plant operator said in a statement.

“We will continue the countermeasure in order to prevent further outflow of high-level radioactive materials to the ocean,” TEPCO said.


By: Pearl Bantillo
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