Associated Press, Aug. 8, 2013: Shinji Kinjo, an official at the Nuclear Regulation Authority, said faster-than-expected swelling of the underground water following the installation of the chemical barriers accelerated the emergency
Bloomberg, Aug. 7, 2013 at 8:41p ET: The regulator has also indicated growing alarm about the water leaks. Radioactive water leaks are getting out of control and “creating a state of emergency,” said Shinji Kinjo
NHK, Aug. 7, 2013: [Tepco's] paving the ground surface with asphalt to keep out rainwater
NHK, Aug. 8, 2013: Industry, Economy and Trade Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told the panel of experts on Thursday to come up with concrete proposals by the end of September. [...] Among the approaches he suggested was the possibility of releasing into the sea groundwater that is below the legal limits of contamination.
Published: August 8th, 2013 at 3:34 pm ET