Date: May 8, 2011
BY KOSAKU ADACHI STAFF WRITER
The No. 1 reactor, front, and
No. 2 reactor at the Tsuruga
nuclear power plant in Tsuruga,
(Asahi Shimbun file photo)
|TSURUGA, Fukui Prefecture--A reactor at the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture has been shut down May 7 for an emergency check following a jump in radioactive readings.|
Japan Atomic Power Co., the plant operator, said May 6 the irregular readings at the No. 2 reactor could indicate damage to fuel assemblies in its core.
During scheduled maintenance May 2, radioactive noble gas was measured at 3,900 becquerels per cubic centimeter, 750 times normal, while iodine was two to four times normal.
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