Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fukushima Disaster ~ Radioactive Water Leak At Fukushima Worse Than Previously Explained

The Japanese Prime Minister has ordered the government to step in and help contain ongoing radiation leaks from the Fukushima power plant. Tepco - the company that runs the facility that was crippled in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake - has been unable to prevent contaminated groundwater from breaching a barrier and pouring into the ocean.

Japan's nuclear agency wants to raise the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale.

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant continues producing 400 tonnes of contaminated water every day, and that excess water is stored in tanks on the site.

The plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) suspects that 300 tonnes has probably leaked out of one of the tanks into the ground.