High concentration of radioactive water found in Fukushima's No. 4 reactor


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A concentration of radioactive water in the basement of the No. 4 reactor's turbine building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant became abnormally high, reaching a maximum of 250 times normal monthly levels, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) on April 26.
Radioactive water may be leaking from the basement of the nearby No. 3 reactor's turbine building and the water level there is on the rise, TEPCO sources say, as the ongoing crisis at the power plant continues following heavy damage by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and subsequent explosions.
The concentration of radioactive water in the No. 4 turbine building is lower than that in the No. 1, 2 and 3 reactors, but TEPCO has been unable to secure a place to move the contaminated water.
TEPCO separately announced on April 26 that it will start preparatory work to decide if it will fill the No. 1 reactor's containment vessel with water to stabilize its reactor core, a procedure known as a "water tomb."
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