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TOKYO (AP) A Japanese utility has said its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is likely to have leaked contaminated water into sea, acknowledging for the first time a problem long suspected by experts. Experts have suspected a continuous leak since the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant was ravaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Originally posted by SupersonicSerpent
Just pump loads of iodine into the sea it will make the water taste like crap but should get rid of the radiation.edit on 22-7-2013 by SupersonicSerpent because: (no reason given)
...TEPCO had said, however, that it cannot make any final judgment because it has not accumulated necessary data.
The utility says the level of radioactive tritium has been rising near an embankment at the plant's port...
...Now the company has admitted that radioactive water from the site has leaked into the sea, although a spokesman insists the impact on the ocean will be limited.
Earlier this month TEPCO revealed that groundwater samples taken at the Fukushima plant showed that levels of radioactive caesium had increased by more than 100 times in just a few days.
The company acknowledged that it had no explanation for the soaring figures...