AP: Tepco admits radioactive water is flowing into Pacific from Fukushima plant — AFP: Experts warn of effects on humans; “Fears of ocean contamination”

Monday, July 22, 2013
By Paul Martin

By ENENews
July 22nd, 2013

AP, July 22, 2013 at 7:06a ET: Operator of crippled Japan nuke plant finally admits radioactive water leak into sea [...] A Japanese utility has said its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is likely to have leaked contaminated water into sea, acknowledging for the first time a problem long suspected by experts. Experts have suspected a continuous leak since the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant was ravaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. [...] TEPCO said Monday the leak has stayed near the plant inside the bay. [...]

AFP, July 22, 2013: [Tepco] on Monday admitted for the first time that radioactive groundwater has leaked out to sea, fuelling fears of ocean contamination. [...] The admission came the day after Japanese voters went to the polls in an election [...] “But now we believe that contaminated water has flown out to the sea,” a TEPCO spokesman said Monday. [...] “Seawater data have shown no abnormal rise in the levels of radioactivity.”[...] Environment experts warn that such leakage may affect marine life and ultimately impacting humans who eat sea creatures. [...]

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