In Japan at a nuclear facility has leaked radiation

© AFP 2018 / Jiji Rgest nuclear power plant in Japan. Archival photoIn Japan at a nuclear facility has leaked radiation© 2018 AFP / Jiji Press

The Japanese atomic energy Agency (JAEA) announced on Thursday that its facility in the village of Tokai in Ibaraki Prefecture (Honshu island) was recorded radioactive contamination.

According to the Agency Kyodo, pollution was recorded at the facility on development of conversion of plutonium. Radiation levels amounted to 833 Becquerel; nuclear facilities and nuclear power plants are required to report to the Committee on the control of atomic energy in case of exceeding the level of 370 thousand becquerels.

The staff of the JAEA in the second half of the day on Wednesday found radioactive contamination around the sealed container, the manipulation of which is produced in the attached to its walls gloves. Most likely the reason for the small leak was the deterioration of rubber gasket that was supposed to seal. Nobody has suffered, environmental damage inflicted was not.

In 2014 it was decided to liquidate the nuclear facility due to the fact that it has been deprecated. The process of dismantling it will take 70 years. It will be spent about 1 trillion yen (about 8 billion dollars). Previously it had produced nuclear fuel MOX – a mixture of plutonium and uranium. Currently, the object stopped.

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