April 30, 2013

Flow of Tainted Water Is Latest Crisis at Japan Nuclear Plant

TOKYO — Two years after a triple meltdown that grew into the world’s second worst nuclear disaster, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is faced with a new crisis: a flood of highly radioactive wastewater that workers are struggling to contain.

Groundwater is pouring into the plant’s ravaged reactor buildings at a rate of almost 75 gallons a minute. It becomes highly contaminated there, before being pumped out to keep from swamping a critical cooling system. Read more.

NY Times

Related,
Water Leak from the Underground Reservoirs in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station - TEPCO

Fukushima's 'contaminated' rice still in storage two years on - The Asahi Shimbun
- Japan court rejects demand to evacuate Fukushima children - The Asahi Shimbun

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