Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected at Tsuruga plant

FUKUI (Kyodo) — Leaks of radioactive substances from fuel rods are suspected to have occurred at a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, the Fukui prefectural government said Monday, citing a rise in the level of radioactive substances in coolant water. According to Japan Atomic, 4.2 becquerels of iodine-133 and 3,900 becquerels of xenon gas were detected per cubic centimetre Monday, up from 2.1 and 5.2 becquerels, respectively, during previous measurements conducted last Tuesday


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