JAPAN | TEPCO to boost radiation monitoring at plant

Posted on July 8, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Friday, July 08, 2011 03:25 +0900 (JST)

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will boost its monitoring of airborne radioactive substances around reactor buildings.

At the plant, it is believed that dust containing radioactive substances and contaminated steam leaking from reactors continue to be released from reactor buildings into open air.

Tokyo Electric Power Company has been measuring the concentration of radioactive substances in the air at the plant regularly since mid-March.

TEPCO decided to step up its monitoring and take measurements at additional locations near the No.1 to No.4 reactor buildings.

The plant operator will also use remote-controlled robots to measure the level of radioactivity inside reactor buildings.

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