Russia is ready to send a unique vessel which can process radioactive liquid to Japan, the ship’s captain announced. This comes as another powerful earthquake hit the country’s northeast, leading to a radioactive spill at one of the nuclear plants.
Japan keeps on discharging slightly radioactive water into the ocean, with 3,430 tons dumped by mid-Tuesday, while even more highly contaminated water inside the plant is exposing the workers to reportedly immeasurable levels of radiation.
The operator of Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co., has started to release 11,500 tons of water containing radioactive materials into the Pacific Ocean, Kyodo news agency reports.
Workers at the stricken Fukushima facility have sealed a breach in one of the reactors using concrete. However, the plant’s operator says that it has not stopped highly radioactive water from seeping into the Pacific Ocean.
Bartlett Nuclear, a US based recruitment firm, is seeking qualified workers able to travel international who boast a family willing to let them work in highly radioactive locations, namely the Fukushima reactor zone.