Japan earthquake sparks leak at Fukushima nuclear power plant

apan was on Saturday rocked by an earthquake. It has been reported that this has led to a nuclear fuel spill at Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power plant, although no one Jhas been harmed. Reports on Saturday revealed a 7.1 magnitude quake had struck off the coast of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 – with worries the facility could have been damaged. According to NHK, there has been a leak of nuclear fuel at the plant which is in the Fukushima Prefecture. Pool water used for storing spent nuclear fuel may have escaped and contaminated the surrounding area. However, reports also suggest the risk to workers and the surrounding area is low as the level of radiation is not an extreme risk……Read More

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