NHK: Trouble from heavy rain already at Fukushima — Fence over-topped at plant — Workers trying to keep highly contaminated water in reactor basements and tunnels from overflowing

Sunday, September 15, 2013
By Paul Martin
September 15th, 2013

Title: Damaged Fukushima plant on typhoon alert
Source: NHK
Date: Sept. 15, 2013

Workers […] are increasing patrols to make sure contaminated water does not overflow in the heavy rain.

[…] By Sunday afternoon, it has already brought heavy rain fall of 41.5 millimeters per hour in a town near the crippled power plant.

The operators are strengthening patrols to prevent rain from entering and overflowing the basement of turbine buildings and the underground tunnel where highly contaminated water has accumulated.

They found water overflowing from a fence around storage tanks near the Number 4 reactor on Sunday afternoon. TEPCO officials are inspecting the leaked water to determine if it’s contaminated. […]

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