Japan Times: Fukushima Radioactive Water Problems Seem ‘Uncontainable’

Japan Times: Fukushima Daiichi radioactive water problems seem ‘uncontainable’ — Believed to be wreaking environmental havoc upon Pacific Ocean (ENENews, Aug 20, 2013):

Title: Tepco yet to track groundwater paths
Source: The Japan Times
Author: Kazuaki Nagata
Date: Aug 20, 2013

[Tepco] has radioactive water problems at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant that seem uncontainable, as seen in the latest case to beset the utility: tanks used to store highly tainted water that was used to cool its melted reactors but now must be safely stored are leaking. […]

The tank leaks come as Tepco struggles to halt the flow, some 300 tons a day, of highly radioactive groundwater into the Pacific, where it is believed wreaking environmental havoc. […]

[Kazunari Yoshimura, an expert in water-related matters, who runs Global Water Japan, a water-consulting company] said if a another big quake hits the Fukushima plant, there is a risk that the highly radioactive water that is presently flooding the basements of the reactor buildings could flow out and further contaminate the groundwater. […]

1 thought on “Japan Times: Fukushima Radioactive Water Problems Seem ‘Uncontainable’

  1. TEPCO has been lying since day one of this disaster. If the ground is truly liquefying under the ruined plants, we are facing sure death…….perhaps of our entire species.
    Yet, they worry about the costs. Don’t the fools understand dead people don’t worry about costs? That is where they are going.

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