Another Earthquake in Fukushima Area, but No Danger for Nuclear Power Plant
The earthquake that swept through northeastern Japan on 13 February 2021 caused a release of radioactive water at the Fukushima NPP-1 and 2. The release volume was insignificant, thus posing no hazard to nuclear safety.
The epicenter of the earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was located 60 km from Fukushima, it affected the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. The number of affected persons reaches 120.
The NPP operator, the Tokyo Electric Power, informs on splashed water from spent fuel pools at Fukushima-1 Units 5 and 6 and at Fukushima-2 Unit 1 as a result of shocks. The amount of water spilled was insignificant, and the radiation background at the NPP industrial sites did not change.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed the integrity of the country’s nuclear facilities during a press conference.