NY Times: “Worrisome” evidence at Fukushima plant — “Latest releases appear to be carrying much more contaminated water than before into Pacific” — Expert: “No precedent for what’s happening… we’re on untrodden ground”

NY Times: “Worrisome” evidence at Fukushima plant — “Latest releases appear to be carrying much more contaminated water than before into Pacific” — Expert: “No precedent for what’s happening… we’re on untrodden ground” (ENENews, Oct 25,2 013):

New York Times, Oct. 24, 2013: With a plant’s tainted water still flowing, no end to environmental fears […] For months now, it has been hard to escape the continuing deluge of bad news […] new accidents have added to the uncontrolled releases of radioactive materials. […] Those accidents have raised questions about whether the continuing leaks are putting the environment, and by extension the Japanese people, in new danger […] evidence collected by [scientists] and [TEPCO] shows worrisome trends. […] scientists suspect that the new releases are having measurable effects beyond the harbor […] The latest releases appear to be carrying much more contaminated water than before into the Pacific. And that flow may not slow until at least 2015, when an ice wall around the damaged reactors is supposed to be completed. […] So long as such air and water releases continue, experts warn, there will be no end to Fukushima’s slowly unfolding environmental damage. […]

Masashi Kusakabe, a researcher at an institute that has monitored cesium in the ocean for the government: “There is no precedent for what is happening, so we are on untrodden ground.”

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