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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:18 AM
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(Plugged) Highly radioactive water from power plant no longer gushing into sea
Source: CNN

Highly radioactive water from power plant no longer gushing into sea
By the CNN Wire Staff
April 6, 2011 5:44 a.m. EDT

At daybreak, authorities with the Tokyo Electric Power Company noticed that water was no longer gushing into the Pacific Ocean from the turbine building of the No. 2 reactor, one of six operated by the utility at its plant..

Radiation levels in the water tested 7.5 million times the legal limit on Saturday. On Tuesday, it was still 5 million times above the norm.

An initial attempt to pour concrete to fill up the 20-centimeter (8-inch) crack, through which this water was gushing, failed. And there were no immediate indications that the injection Sunday of a silica-based polymer dubbed "liquid glass" worked either -- until Wednesday morning.

The apparent success in plugging up the cracked concrete shaft means that, as of Wednesday afternoon, there were no known major radioactive emissions into the air, water or ground.


Read more: http://us.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/06/japan.nuclea...
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