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Fukushima fears played down by Tepco | guardian.co.uk

The Japanese power company Tepco has played down the detection of xenon at the melted-down Fukushima No 2 reactor, saying there is no evidence the nuclear reaction has started again.

Tepco said on Wednesday it had detected xenon, a fission byproduct, and as a precaution had poured into the reactor a mixture of water and boric acid, which helps prevent nuclear reactions.

“Analysis suggests that it was not a criticality,” said Ai Tanaka, a spokeswoman for Tepco.

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