Title: Fukushima radioactive water likely breached barrier -panel head
Author: Antoni Slodkowski
Date: Aug 5, 2013
Radioactive groundwater at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant [...] is likely seeping into the sea, exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge, and a workaround planned by [Tepco] will only forestall the growing problem temporarily, Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority task force, told Reuters.
“Right now we have a state of emergency,” Kinjo said, saying there is a “rather high possibility” that the radioactive wastewater has breached the barrier and is rising towards the ground’s surface, Kinjo said. [...]
Updated here: Reuters Exclusive: Barrier is breached at Fukushima says official -- 'Highly radioactive' water entering ocean -- Will flow 'extremely fast' if it reaches surface -- Tepco sorry for trouble
Published: August 5th, 2013 at 6:51 am ET