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Thursday, 26 June 2014

TEPCO: Contamination could spread in deep water

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The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has found that radioactive water can now easily spread in a deep layer of groundwater. It says it will speed up construction work on a barrier aimed at preventing contaminated water from leaking into the ocean.

The deep layer of water is about 25 meters below the surface. Water there was found to be contaminated on June 4th, when 4,700 becquerels of tritium per liter were detected in a well near the No. 1 reactor building.

Following further study, officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company found that the water pressure in the layer was lower than that of a shallower layer. They say this makes it easier for contaminated water to spread in the deep layer. They suspect the radioactive water could be spilling into the ocean.

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Oh really?

There goes their 'Mud wall'


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