Reactors No. 5 and 6 contain 8,000 tons of radioactive water — Will be transferred to megafloat over next few months

Published: July 1st, 2011 at 1:33 pm ET
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TEPCO starts system to cool another spent fuel pool at nuclear plant, Kyodo, July 1, 2011:

[...] As for the steel megafloat, which is berthed at a quay near the plant, about 8,000 tons of low-level radioactive water will be transferred over the next three or four months. The government’s nuclear safety agency said TEPCO has not yet decided what to do with the water after it is transferred, but it will not be directly dumped into the sea.

The water comes from the Nos. 5 and 6 reactor turbine buildings and a large part of it is believed to be seawater left inside the facilities after large tsunami waves hit the plant on the Pacific Coast in Fukushima Prefecture, as well as groundwater. [...]

h/t Global Security Newswire

Published: July 1st, 2011 at 1:33 pm ET
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