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Takahama nuclear power plant west of Tokyo leaks radioactive water
A pressurized water reactor (PWR) at Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant, located in Fukui Prefecture, about 120km northwest of Osaka metropolitan area (pop: ~ 19 million) and 380km west of Tokyo, is leaking radioactive water.
The reactor would have been the fourth resume operation after the the nationwide shutdown of nuclear power stations that followed the triple meltdown at Fukushima in March 2011.
At least 34 liters of radioactive water (about 64,000 becquerels of radioactivity) have escaped Takahama’s reactor No. 4, said the plant operator, Kansai Electric Power. Continue reading