Gas pumped into Fukushima reactor

Japanese scientists have begun injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to prevent more hydrogen blasts. The gas is being pumped into Reactor 1 […]

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By ELN reporter

Japanese scientists have begun injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to prevent more hydrogen blasts.

The gas is being pumped into Reactor 1 of the plant which was seriously damaged in last month’s earthquake. It was a build up of Hydrogen gas that lead to the explosions at the plant. Pumping Nitrogen, which is inert, into the reactor should make the chances of further explosions minimal.

It’s been a better week for the Japanese who managed on Wednesday to finally plug a concrete fissure that was leaking radioactive water into the Pacific.