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Japan Dumps Millions of Gallons of Radioactive Water in the Pacific

Earlier, failure to adequately cool nuclear reactors at two power plants, resulted in evacuation of the area around the plants, as eight times the normal radiation levels outside the facility and 1,000 times normal inside were detected.

2011/04/04 12:00 AM

By: gop

Japan's officials who had dumped water on nuclear reactors in an effort to cool the system, and prevent a meltdown, are now pumping this water which has become radioactive into the Pacific Ocean.

Following an earthquake of magnitude 9.0, and a destructive tsunami on March 11, 2011, the Japanese having loss the power to cool their reactors resorted to dumping millions of gallons of water on the plant.

As a result, The water has become radioactive, but officials have decided to pump some of this water away from the plant at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex into the Pacific Ocean, in an effort to create space for even more radioactive water, which has been preventing efforts to manage the plant, as water has been pooling throughout the plant.

It has been reported that radioactivity in the water will be quickly diluted in the ocean, and government officials said the dump should not affect the safety of seafood in the area.

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