About 5.5 tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant entered the Pacific Ocean

About 5.5 tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant entered the Pacific Ocean


In Japan, from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, which is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 5.5 tons of water contaminated with radioactive substances were released.

According to Xinhua, workers discovered a leak from the outlet of the device, which is used to clean water contaminated with radioactive substances.

According to local media, approximately 5.5 tons of contaminated water entered the environment.

It may contain 22 billion becquerels of radioactive substances such as cesium and strontium.

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It will be recalled that on March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami led to the largest accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1”.

The accident became the largest in nuclear power since the tragedy at the Chornobyl NPP in 1986.

More than 18 thousand people died, and almost half a million lost their homes and were forced to move.

According to scientists’ calculations, 18 thousand terabecquerels of radioactive cesium-137 entered the environment at that time.

Read also: Japan will pour more than a million tons of purified radioactive water from Fukushima into the ocean



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