Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fukushima plant pumps halted, toxic water leaking into ocean

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has found all of the eight water transfer pumps halted at its stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, leaving radiation-contaminated water to leak into the Pacific Ocean.

The utility is now checking why the pumps for a drainage path have stopped and how much water has leaked into the ocean.

TEPCO began to pump up contaminated water from the path only last Friday, after finding in late February that radioactive water was continuing to leak from the path into the ocean, following the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster that devastated the plant...
   [Kyodo News]

1 comment:

  1. A power outage Tuesday shut down all eight water transfer pumps at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, causing radioactive water to again leak into the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported...

    The pumps are being used to move radioactive water from a drainage channel to another channel leading to a fence-enclosed artificial bay facing the station.

    TEPCO did not yet know what caused the power outage or how much water had leaked, the Japan Times reported......http://sptnkne.ws/eTM


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