Radioactivity in Fukushima 1 was higher than 10 million times
AFP reported that the concentration of radioactive leak at a nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 plant north of Japan has more than 10 million times higher than normal.
According to officials of the Tokyo Power Company (TEPCO), the radioactive concentration is measured at 1,000 millisievert / hour, extremely dangerous, forced to conduct emergency evacuation of personnel operating turbine in the reactor.
"These are extremely high levels, possibly due to water leakage from a reactor," a spokesman for the nuclear safety agency said Hidehiko Nishiyama.
According to scientists, the concentration of 1,000 millisievert can cause radiation exposure, with symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Exposure 100 millisievert / year is considered low, and if this level of increase, meaning the increased likelihood of cancer.
The agency's officials of the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) has warned that nuclear incident in Japan may continue for several weeks, even longer.
Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director of the IAEA, said Japanese officials are not ensuring that the required amount of water to cover and how to cool the reactor core with the fuel rods.
Urgent measures be implemented starting from today the pumped water into the overhead tank, after a worker suffered burns while installing the cable system to repair the cooling system.
This incident makes it TEPCO are subject to pressure, by the workers aged 20-30 had to work with the equipment are not eligible for protection. Edano And he vowed to make public statements about the troubleshooting process, amid doubts about conceal information on the increase.
The fire, the white smoke from the aircraft in the air caused concern encompassing the Asia - Pacific region, not just what Japan, about a nuclear disaster the most serious since the Chernobyl ago quarter century.