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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

TEPCO urged seawall by 2015?....... bit to late....

Tepco Urged to Protect Ocean as Groundwater Contamination Rises

Japan’s atomic regulator urged Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) to speed up completion of a seawall to protect the ocean from rising levels of contamination detected in the Fukushima nuclear plant’s groundwater.
The utility known as Tepco should try to finish building the wall earlier than the planned completion date of by March 2015 and should attempt to remove contaminated water collecting in trenches at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said today in a statement.
“It is strongly suspected that highly contaminated water leaking underground may be seeping into the ocean,” the agency said in the statement.

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