TEPCO Official: ‘We Are Stil Seeing Leakage’ – Contaminated Groundwater Seeping Into Reactor Areas

Tepco Official in US: “We are still seeing leakage” — Contaminated groundwater seeping into reactor areas (ENENews, Jan 15, 2013):

Title: Fukushima recovery aided by SRS cleanup technology
Source: The Augusta Chronicle
Author: Rob Pavey
Date: Jan. 15, 2013

[…] Even after almost two years of nonstop cleanup work, managing the flow of water contaminated with radiation continues to be one of site’s most significant challenges, [Masumi Ishikawa, TEPCO’s general manager for radioactive fuel management] said.

“We are still seeing leakage,” he said. “That is an important challenge we must meet.”

Maintaining the essential flow of cooling water to the melted reactors, he said, has been complicated by the need to remove and treat contaminated groundwater that has seeped into the reactor areas since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

[…] Ishikawa said the plant site will almost certainly play some sort of role in the future.

“Our new prime minister explicitly has said, Japan’s revitalization will not happen without the revitalization of Fukushima Dai-ichi,” he said.

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