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Japanese experts have found a refrigerant leak in the system freezing of soil around the plant “Fukushima-1” reports TASS with reference to local television.
In three places was found of leakage of pipes with refrigerant, flowed about 20 thousand liters of liquid. However, experts argue that this has not affected the functioning of the system. Workers will fix the problem in the near future, replacing worn out parts.
Cooling system under the station appeared four years ago. It should block the inflow of groundwater to those not mixed with radioactive liquid. It is reported that the establishment of this barrier has spent $ 300 million.
11 Mar 2011 in Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 that caused the tsunami. The disaster led to the accident at NPP “Fukushima-1” where has failed cooling system of reactors. It was the biggest nuclear disaster in 25 years after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Works on liquidation of consequences of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant will take 40 years.
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