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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaks Coolant Solution; Atomic Energy Council: Solution is Non-Radioactive with No Abnormalities from Monitoring

published: 2022-01-25 9:30

As pointed out by the foreign media, the Fukushima Nuclear Plant has discovered a coolant solution leakage days ago. The Atomic Energy Council commented that it has been following up on the corresponding developments in Fukushima ever since Japan decided to release the wastewater of its plant into the ocean. According to the Atomic Energy Council, the non-radioactive coolant solution will not impact the environment.

The foreign media recently pointed out that the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has discovered that a coolant used for the ice wall that prevents groundwater leakages from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant was leaked from two storage tanks. It is currently investigating the cause for the incident. TEPCO also commented that the coolant will not impact the ice wall and the environment.

TEPCO spokesman Junichi Matsumoto commented that this is the 8th leakage of the 4 ton calcium chloride solution used to protect the ice wall.

Upon receiving the news, the Atomic Energy Council explained that the coolant solution is merely used to protect the ice wall and prevents groundwater from penetrating the reactor of the nuclear plant. There is no radioactivity contained within the solution, so the leakage has not resulted in any ramifications to the environment.

The Atomic Energy Council, in order to confirm the impact from the leakage, had reviewed the dose rate of radiation at Minamidai, Yamada, Ottozawa, Mukobatake, Kumagawa, Shinzan, and Namie, and observed no abnormal increment in monitoring data from the morning of the 23rd until today.

The Radiation Monitoring Center of the Atomic Energy Council had established 99 sampling points in the adjacent waters of Taiwan afterwards, and continues to monitor radiation changes of the seawater, with the monitoring value currently shown as normal. The Atomic Energy Council will continue to observe and prepare relevant measures corresponding to the wastewater release from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant from a professional perspective. 

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