Japan’s contaminated water eruption accident, 2 people taken to hospital… 3rd discharge on the 2nd of next month

It was confirmed that workers who were메이저사이트cleaning contaminated water pipes at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan were covered in contaminated water containing radioactive substances.

Two workers were taken to the hospital because the radiation dose did not fall below the standard level.

This is a report from correspondent Kim Se-ho from Tokyo.

[Reporter] While cleaning the pipes of the radioactive material removal facility ‘ ALPS
‘ at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, contaminated water splashed everywhere. The hose used to drain contaminated water containing radioactive materials into the tank was missing. The amount of contaminated water that spewed out was known to be about 100 ml, and five workers from a Tokyo Electric Power Company partner who were working at the time were covered in the contaminated water. Although they wore masks and protective clothing, four people had contaminated water on their skin. Two of these people were transferred to the hospital because their radiation levels did not fall below the standard level despite the decontamination work. So far, the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company have repeatedly emphasized that the discharge of contaminated water has been carried out safely until the second discharge is completed. [Hirokazu Matsuno / Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary (24th): According to the discharge monitoring results so far, it is proceeding safely as planned.] The IAEA also stated that there were no problems during the second discharge period. [Lidi Evrard / IAEA Deputy Secretary-General: I would like to say that since the two discharges went well, no problems occurred.] However, this contaminated water discharge accident can occur at any time during the discharge facility management process, and various types of unexpected accidents can occur. It shows that it can fly. In addition, the fact that tritium exceeding the lower detection limit was detected for the first time in the waters off the nuclear power plant during the second discharge of contaminated water is still a cause for concern. Meanwhile, Japan announced that it will begin its third discharge of water on the 2nd of next month. As concerns grow about unexpected variables that could lead to accidents during the management of discharge facilities, thorough supervision by third parties, including the IAEA , is being emphasized more than ever. 

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