Fukushima disaster, a leak again


This video, recorded in Japan, is called Fukushima: Tepco admits contaminated water has leaked into the Pacific.

From AFP news agency today:

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said the highly radioactive water had leaked at the Fukushima No. 1 plant from a different storage tank to the one where a similar leak was found in August, Jiji and Kyodo news agencies reported.

It was not clear how much water had leaked from the 450-ton tank. TEPCO said it had determined that contaminated water had accumulated within barriers around the tank, and may have flowed past the barriers.

The barriers were installed to block water from spreading when a leak occurs in the storage tanks at the plant, which was heavily damaged by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

In August, some 300 tons of toxic water was discovered to have leaked from a separate tank, with part of it believed to have flowed into the Pacific Ocean.

Concerns have grown over TEPCO’s handling of radioactive water at Fukushima since the August leak was discovered, with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month ordering the operator to set a timeline to fix the leaks.

Four tonnes of radioactive water spilled in Fukushima: here.

Former Japanese leader declares opposition to nuclear power — The New York Times: here.

Abe seeks help to end Fukushima water crisis — The Japan Times: here.

Sockeye salmon sushi: Japanese Prime Minister issues international plea for help containing radiation leaks — The Huffington Post: here.

Fukushima might make 2020 Tokyo Olympics impossible’; Interview with Robert Jacobs: here.

Six workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have been exposed to radioactive water. The incident happened after one of them mistakenly removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system at the facility. Several tonnes of contaminated water was released, some of which doused the employees: here.

Radiation levels near Japan’s damaged Fukushima reactor hit two-year high — Reuters: here.

Fukushima: Cover-ups, incompetence and blatant lies are all part the corporate culture that presided over the present radioactive leaks, writes BLAKE DEPPE: here.

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