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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Operator of Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Fukushima admits possibility of leaks contaminating ground water.

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Fukushima operator acknowledges plant leaks

Operator of Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Fukushima admits possibility of leaks contaminating ground water.
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 16:19

 Tepco has come under heavy criticism for its handling of the disaster [EPA]
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has said contaminated ground water had likely been flowing into the sea, acknowledging such a leakage for the first time.

Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, also came under fire on Monday for the revelation that the number of plant workers with thyroid radiation exposure times exceeding the threshold levels for increased cancer risks was ten times the number it had released previously.

We would like to offer our deep apology for causing grave worries for many people.

Masayuki Ono, Fukushima plant general manager

Tepco has been repeatedly blamed for overlooking early signs, and covering up or delaying the disclosure of problems and mishaps.

The head of Japan's new Nuclear Regulation Authority, created since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami wrecked Fukushima, said this month he believed contamination of the sea had been continuing since the accident.

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We would like to offer our deep apology for causing grave worries for many people.
Masayuki Ono, Fukushima plant general manager

They lied, they lie, and the crisis globally continues.....
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