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Fukushima nuclear power plant update: get all the data
Last month The World Bank estimated the cost of the nuclear crisis at $235bn (£144bn) - making it one of the world's most expensive disasters.
The operators of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), announced record losses of 1.25 trillion yen (£9.5bn) as they struggle with the nuclear crisis still present. Tepco also announced last month that there is data that would indicate that during the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, the fuel rods in three of the reactors had melted.
Although it may be some time after the radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant rose: the severity level changed from five to seven - the same level as Chernobyl in 1986, the Fukushima plant is still being focused on as more information and images appear.
Full Article - Guardian.co.uk
I don't know of any reason why it the Fukushima Daiichi site won't end up like another Prypiat did with Chernobyl.
Originally posted by Havick007
I hate to think of what will become of the entire area surrounding the power plant, the 30km exclusion zone is still in forcer and depending on the exact amount of radiation released and surrounding background readings the entire area could be unihabitable just as Prypiat after the Chenoybl incident.
So is this where Fukushima will be in 22 years, building a new containment to fix the old leaky one?
Twenty-two years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, work is under way on a colossal new shelter to cover the ruins and deadly radioactive contents of the exploded Soviet-era power plant.