Typhoon causes even more radioactive water to flow into Pacific Ocean at crippled Fukushima plant

Sunday, August 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: David Gutierrez
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Heavy rains from Typhoon Nangka caused radioactive water and soil to flow from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and into the Pacific Ocean, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted.

The Fukushima plant has been shuttered since three of its reactors melted down following a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Since then, TEPCO has struggled to contain the constant flow of rainwater into the plant’s flooded basements, where the water comes in contact with the reactor cores and becomes radioactive. The company has tried everything from pumping and storing the radioactive water (to keep it from building up so much that it spills back into the groundwater) to building an “ice wall” to stem the flow, but radioactive water continues to spill into the ocean.

Heavy rains overwhelm TEPCO pumps

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