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Sarcophagus like Chernobyl one to be constructed on Fukushima
18.03.2011 11:11
Sarcophagus like Chernobyl one to be constructed on Fukushima

A shelter or concrete sarcophagus analogue to one which was erected on the power unit 4 of Chernobyl nuclear plant in 1986 can be built on earthquake-damaged Fukushima -1. Power units are supposed to be buried under layers of sand and concrete, reports the source.
      
      Meanwhile Japanese engineers are trying to restore power to power units to restart pumps to pour cold water on the overheating fuel rods in reactors and avert a major radiation leak. Earlier an attempt was undertaken to cool rods by dumping tons of ocean water from helicopters to prevent melting fuel rods.
      
      Tenants of Tokyo which in situated in 240 km south from the trouble nuclear station either are trying to leave the city or stay in their houses because fear the radioactive particles which may be brought with wind. However, the meteorologists say that there is no danger for megalopolis because all the radioactive clouds are blown towards the Pacific, eastwards.
      
      Weeks are needed to prevent melting of fuel rods, said Gregory Jaczko, head of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assert that situation at the power plant remains stable.
      
      At the same time, there is information about white clouds of steam or smoke above the power units 2, 3 and 4. Agency for the Nuclear and Industrial safety in Japan (NISA) reported that smoke on the power unit 2 can be discharged from the spent fuel pool or it can indicate explosion in suppression chamber.
      


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      www.bbc.co.uk
      

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Author: Yulia Buzykina


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