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In Japan, there was a leak of radioactive water at the Mihama nuclear power plant

In Japan, there was a leak of radioactive water at the Mihama nuclear power plant

In the Japanese prefecture of Fukui at the Mihama nuclear power plant, seven tons of liquid with radionuclides leaked when water was poured into the containment pump of the third reactor at the Mihama nuclear power plant.

It is reported that at 10:55 an alarm went off, announcing a decrease in the volume of water entering the pump. The station staff found a puddle near the filter and collected more than half of the leaked liquid in a special tank in case of a leak.


At the same time, the company claims that this will not have an impact on the environment.

This is the first reactor over 40 years old that was restarted after the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant in 2011. It resumed work in June last year, but already in October it was stopped again due to non-compliance with anti-terrorist security requirements. The company took the necessary measures and expected to restart the reactor this month. By September 6, it was planned to reach commercial loading.


By law, the maximum term for the use of reactors at nuclear power plants is limited to 40 years, but it can be extended for another 20 years, subject to compliance with all requirements and passing inspection.