Japan Times: Walls are cracked below ground at Fukushima reactor buildings — “As if the damage above ground isn’t enough to worry about”

Published: March 8th, 2013 at 8:05 pm ET
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Title: Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1
Source: The Japan Times
Author: Kazuaki Nagata
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Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1 [...]

As if the damage above ground isn’t enough to worry about, the 9 -magnitude earthquake apparently cracked the walls of the plant, allowing about 400 tons ofgroundwater to seep into the buildings and mix with the tainted coolant water. [...]

Since the water could very well leave the plant and end up in the water supply and the ocean, Tepco is planning two measures. [...]

See also: Groundwater a likely source for continued flow of radiation into ocean -- "Complete melt through" so "not surprising" discharges continue, says study

Published: March 8th, 2013 at 8:05 pm ET
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