Gundersen: No way to stop Fukushima’s radioactive water going into Pacific — It will continue for at least 20-30 years

Published: August 7th, 2013 at 9:28 pm ET
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Title: There is no way to stop Fukushima radioactive water leaking into the Pacific – expert
Source: Voice of Russia
Author:  Evgeny Sukhoi
Date: August 7, 2013

There is no way to stop Fukushima radioactive water leaking into the Pacific – expert

Arnold Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates: [...] we are contaminating the Pacific Ocean which is extraordinarily serious.

Evgeny Sukhoi: Is there anything that can be done with that, I mean with the ocean?

Gundersen: Frankly, I don’t believe so. I think we will continue to release radioactive material into the ocean for 20 or 30 years at least. They have to pump the water out of the areas surrounding the nuclear reactor. But frankly, this water is the most radioactive water I’ve ever experienced [...] there is an extraordinary amount of water and even if they build the wall, ground waters enter the Pacific through underwater sources. It doesn’t have to run of [sic] the top of the surface into the Pacific. It can enter the underwater sources as well. [...]

See also: Fukushima plant "to keep contaminating the Pacific Ocean for the rest of time" if fuel can't be removed -- No good solution, must constantly pump out water from under buildings (VIDEO)

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