100,000 TONS Deadly Radioactive Water May Leak By June 15
Friday, June 3, 2011
Often, you could tell what’s going on by looking at the information that is withheld. One such piece of information was the water level at the trenches from the Fukushima I’s Reactors 2 and 3.
On May 28 and 29, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) uploaded the information on the trench water levels at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, as the typhoon No.2 was heading north. Then, that information stopped on May 30. I found it very peculiar, and was about to write a post.
Now the news comes that the amount of highly contaminated water is over 100,000 tonnes, and it would start to leak by June 15 on a heavy rainfall.
Southern Tohoku that includes Fukushima Prefecture enters the rainy season (“tsuyu 入梅”) around June 12 in a normal year, and the rainy season lasts for about a month and a half till late July. Kanto has already entered the rainy season since May 27, 17 days earlier than last year.
From Kyodo News Japanese (6/3/2011):