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Monday, 16 September 2013

Well they did it.... "Typhoon forces TEPCO to release tainted water into sea : 'Just under safety levels'".. how convenient.....

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Typhoon forces TEPCO to release tainted water into seaMuddy water is flooded from the Katsura river in Kyoto as torrential rain hit western Japan on Monday.AFP

TOKYO —
The typhoon that hit central and northeast Japan on Monday forced the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) workers pumped out water from areas near tanks storing radioactive water, from which leaks are believed to have seeped into groundwater.
“We decided to release the water into sea as we reached a conclusion that it can be regarded as rainfall after we monitored levels of radiation,” TEPCO spokesman Yo Koshimizu said.
According to the spokesman, one liter of the water contained up to 24 becquerels of strontium and other radioactive materials—below the 30 becquerel per liter safety limit imposed by Japanese authorities for a possible release to the environment.
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