The Asahi Shimbun, Feb. 12, 2014: Cracks found in floor near Fukushima radioactive water tanks — [Tepco] said some of the contaminated water from the melting snow blanketing the area may have seeped into the ground through the cracks. Workers on patrol discovered the cracks, stretching 12 meters and 8 meters, respectively, near a group of storage tanks [...] TEPCO detected up to 58 becquerels of radioactive cesium and up to 2,100 becquerels of radioactive strontium per liter of melted snow in the area. Freezing temperatures may have cracked the concrete, the TEPCO officials added.
Voice of Russia, Feb. 12, 2014: Huge cracks found in floor near Fukushima radioactive water tanks [...] Officials with Tokyo Electric Power Co. said some of the contaminated water from the melting snow blanketing the area may have seeped into the ground through the cracks. [...]
Worldcrunch, Feb. 12, 2014: New Cracks At Fukushima — Two massive cracks, possibly caused by freezing temperatures, have been found in a concrete floor next to tanks where radioactive water is stored at Japan’s nuclear power plant Fukushima [...]
Published: February 12th, 2014 at 12:15 pm ET