Title: Fukushima plant clean-up efforts face challenges
Date: Sep. 9, 2012
Efforts to deal with problems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan still face many challenges more than a year after the meltdown.
the leaking of tainted water and other troubles still plague the clean-up efforts.
[Tepco] hastily built a system to treat highly contaminated waste water and circulate it as coolant for the reactors.
troubles have plagued the cooling water circulation system.
So far, 56 instances of tainted water leaks have been reported.
Troubles have also increased with equipment and facilities that were installed before the accident.
Contaminated water levels have continued to rise at a pace of about 400 tons a day due to groundwater inflow.
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Published: September 10th, 2012 at 8:29 am ET