UPI: “Fukushima plant is approaching a worst case scenario” — Top Japan Nuclear Official: “This is what we have been fearing”

Thursday, August 22, 2013
By Paul Martin

August 22nd, 2013

Title: Regulators say situation at crippled Fukushima plant alarming
Source: UPI
Date: Aug. 22, 2013 at 7:45 AM

‘Worst-case scenario’ at Fukushima

The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority said the cascading series of radioactive water leaks from the Fukushima plant is approaching a worst case scenario.

[Tepco] warned there may be hundreds more tanks like [the one leaking] on the site of the 2011 meltdown.

“We cannot waste even a minute,” [Chairman of the Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority Shunichi Tanaka] said. “This is what we have been fearing.” […]

Atsunao Marui, director of research at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, said the situation is likely to get worse.

“It’s important to think of the worst-case scenario,” he said.

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