Further fears for Japan as nuclear reactors go into meltdown

Posted: March 17, 2011 by ROH in Countries, general, news, Pupil, ROH, Schoolwork
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Monday saw Japan battle to prevent a nuclear meltdown at three of it’s nuclear reactors, the reactors were crippled by Friday’s earthquake.

 The country is in the grip of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Chernobyl was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26th April in 1986 in Ukraine. One of the worst devastated areas is Japans north-east which was also rocked by 250 aftershocks.

Fears have been growing about the Fukushima nuclear complex, 400km north of the country’s capital Tokyo. As seawater was pumped into the third nuclear reactor in a desperate attempt to try to cool the dangerously hot reactor.

This is not the first time that they have had to use seawater. It was used to cool the plant’s 40 year old first reactor, but because of the tsunami, the reactor severely overheated ant the roof blow up. The plant is specially engineered so that in an emergency the building would blow up away from the reactor so that the reactor would suffer minimal damage.

The second reactor was due to be cooled in the same way as the first reactor. Due to the problems, technicians were forced to open valves at the third reactor allowing small amounts of radioactive vapour to escape.                                                                                                

for mor information about nuclear reactors try this link http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/students.html

  1. evelinasec says:

    Nice work Ryan on a shocking subject. Just a few points:
    – engendered – do you mean engineered, or designed?
    – it would be helpful to put a map in with your post
    – you need to start using categories and tags properly. I think WordPress has an advice page about them, so look there first, then get back to me.
    Well done! You are this week’s star reporter.

    • ROH says:

      Thank you I had not noticed the missakes I gess that is what you get for rushing. I will get straight onto it 🙂 you never know all this praise might go to my head. somthing that I have just thought about is wever we will be keeping our noun and then blog posts on a Friday I thought that it would go really nice with our Flash fiction

      • evelinasec says:

        We didn’t today ROH, but let’s try to think up a way we can flag it up so people who look in can contribute too.
        Hope you are feeling better.
        I’m looking forward to reading your story. 🙂

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