Reuters, August 7, 2013: Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought [...] Highly radioactive water from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day [New York Times says 400 tons/day], officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. [...] Tatsuya Shinkawa, a director in METI’s Nuclear Accident Response Office, told reporters the government believed water had been leaking for two years [...] Shinkawa described the water as “highly” contaminated. [...]
NHK, August 7, 2013: [...] The ministry also says it cannot rule out the possibility that contaminated groundwater started leaking into the sea just after the nuclear accident at the plant.
Published: August 8th, 2013 at 12:35 am ET