Nuclear "disaster"

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« on: 16/07/2007 19:45:09 »
Why is the most trivial accident involving radioactive materiel big news?.
Apparently 1.5 litres of water containing one billionth the safe limit of radioactivity was spilt as a result of an earth quake in Japan but it nevertheless justifies a headline in the Times!
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« Reply #1 on: 16/07/2007 20:06:03 »
Not like The Times to overreact.
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« Reply #2 on: 16/07/2007 20:29:17 »
From http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/07/16/ap3918144.html

About 315 gallons of water apparently spilled from a tank at one of the plant's seven reactors and entered a pipe that flushed it into the sea, said Jun Oshima, an executive at Tokyo Electric Power Co.

From CBS news

Tokyo Electric initially said that there was no radiation leak at the plant. But later in the evening, it said in a statement that 1.5 liters (a bit less than three pints) of water containing low levels of radioactive material leaked into the Sea of Japan from two locations at its No. 6 reactor.

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