Title: Fukushima trench water crisis returns
Date: July 27, 2013
Fukushima trench water crisis returns
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that the trench problem at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has cropped up again and is sending highly radioactive water into the sea. [...]
[The water] contains 2.35 billion becquerels of cesium per liter [...]
The trench is believed to be the source of the groundwater problem that’s been baffling Tepco’s experts for months. Their current theory is that the highly radioactive water found and left in the trench in 2011 is now leaking directly into the groundwater, which is seeping into the sea. [...]
The utility hopes to halt the problem by building a wall out of liquid glass between the reactors and the sea and removing the contaminated water from the underground passage.
Published: July 27th, 2013 at 2:32 pm ET