Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Germany announces USD 1.34 mln for Pakistani IDPs      Turkey condemns Israeli attack on UNRWA school in Gaza      BNP-Parisbas lost USD 5.75 bln in 2Q, after US fines      Peace Corps evacuates staff from Ebola-hit West Africa      Hagel discusses situation in Gaza with Israeli counterpart
  Power & Materials
Fukushima plant discharges 1,130 tons of rainwater into sea
17/09/2013   |   10:18 AM | World News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
TOKYO, Sept 17 (KUNA) -- The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Tuesday it has dumped more than 1,100 tons of rainwater into the Pacific Ocean due to a typhoon that hit the area.
The radioactivity in the released water was within the safety standard, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) officials said. To reduce the risk of overflowing, workers on Monday discharged about 1,130 tons of the rainwater that had pooled inside concrete barriers around storage tanks holding radioactive water, the utility said.
TEPCO said the level of radiation in the drained rainwater was up to 24 becquerels per liter, lower than the government-set discharge limits of 30 becquerels per liter. Heavy rain has lashed at the Fukushima plant due to the effects of Typhoon Man-Yi, which left at least eight people dead or missing in the country.
Even before the typhoon, TEPCO had been struggling to keep the massive amount of radiation-tainted water from seeping out from the storage tank into the Pacific Ocean through drainage channels.
Earlier this month, the government announced a plan to spend JPY 47 billion (USD 470 million) to achieve a fundamental solution to contain the build-up of radioactive water. (end) mk.sd KUNA 171018 Sep 13NNNN
 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share
kuna magazine


Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   Al-Awdah, one of two Kuwaiti Gitmo detainees, soon to be repatriated home
2.   Al-Qassam claims shooting Israeli F-16
3.   His Highness the Crown Prince exchanges eid cables
4.   Iraq signs USD 1 billion-arms deal with Russia
5.   Kuwait embassy issues UK travel advice
6.   His Highness the Amir performs eid prayers
    Photo Gallery

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah performs eid prayers

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Publications

WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
    Calendar
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA training center
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
الكويت فى ذاكرة الأيام
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
Banks in Kuwait
News Paper
Local Companies
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS