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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Japan starts Pumping Ground Water into the Pacific.....

RW_divert1And whilst we all look at a Mushroom Cloud in Japan and a freaky maybe fire....TEPCO starts diverting Fukushima groundwater to sea

AUDIO: Tepco dumps groundwater near Fukushima into Pacific ocean  22 May 2014,


TEPCO starts diverting Fukushima groundwater to sea
By Kyoko Hasegawa

NATIONAL MAY. 21, 2014 - 03:50PM JST ( 18 )
TEPCO starts diverting Fukushima groundwater to sea
This file photo shows a facility set up to pump groundwater at the Tokyo Electric Power CO (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant .
The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.

The move is an attempt to stop tons of unpolluted groundwater flowing under the battered plant and mixing with water already there that is laced with radioactive isotopes.

Coping with the huge—and growing—amount of water at the tsunami-damaged plant is proving to be one of the biggest challenges for Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), as it looks to clean up the mess after the worst nuclear disaster in a generation.

As well as all the water used to keep broken reactors cool, the utility must also deal with the water that makes its way along subterranean watercourses from mountainsides to the sea.

An extra 300-400 tons of groundwater becomes contaminated beneath the site each day.

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Well played Tepco...

"the World ends not with a boom, but a whimper".........



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