The nuclear radiation crisis in Japan is getting more serious as more nuclear power plants in Japan fail to cool down following last Friday’s powerful earthquake. Countries all over the world are in panic mood following reports that nuclear radiation can travel through clouds. With that, India can be hit by nuclear radiation anytime, although there has been no specific study whether radioactive materials are already found in the atmosphere hovering India. But in China, the Chinese Government is monitoring any presence of atomic radioactive materials in the air.
Whether Japan nuclear radiation can hit India or not, at least at this time, should raise more concern to the Indian Government. Radioactive materials can travel through air in the form of clouds. If these nuclear radiation can spread in air, it can spread anywhere in the globe, including India.
Here’s the latest news on the nuclear radiation crisis in Japan.
Agence France Presse – Radiation near a quake-hit nuclear plant reached levels harmful to human health, Japan’s government said after two explosions and a fire at the crippled facility Tuesday.
Four of the six reactors at the Fukushima No.1 plant, 250 kilometers (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo, have now overheated and sparked explosions since Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems.
“There is no doubt that unlike in the past, the (radiation) figures are at the level at which human health can be affected,” said chief government spokesman Yukio Edano.
Jiji Press – Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday that the container of a reactor at an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant may have been partially damaged, a development that marks a further deepening of the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.
An explosion was heard at 6:14 a.m. (9:14 p.m. Monday GMT) at the No. 2 reactor at the power company’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric said, pointing out that the suppression pool at the bottom of the reactor container may have been damaged.