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Japan watchdog suspects Fukushima ocean leak
Nation ^ | 07/11/2013 | AFP

Posted on 07/10/2013 11:14:21 PM PDT by TexGrill

TOKYO : Japan's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday the crippled Fukushima reactors are very likely leaking highly radioactive substances into the Pacific Ocean. Members of the Nuclear Regulation Authority voiced frustration at Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), which has failed to identify the source and the cause of spiking readings of radioactive materials in groundwater. "It is strongly suspected that highly concentrated contaminated waste water has leaked to the ground and has spread to the sea," the authority said in its written review of TEPCO's recent announcements. The giant utility that services Tokyo and its surrounding regions has said groundwater samples taken at the battered Fukushima plant on Tuesday showed levels of possibly cancer-causing caesium-134 were more than 110 times higher than they were on Friday. TEPCO has failed to identify the exact reasons for the increased readings but has maintained that the toxic groundwater was likely contained at the current location, largely by concrete foundations and steel sheets. The company has admitted in recent weeks that water and soil samples taken at the Fukushima plant are showing high readings for other potentially dangerous substances, including caesium-137, tritium and strontium-90.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: japaneconomy
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1 posted on 07/10/2013 11:14:21 PM PDT by TexGrill
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GODZILLA
2 posted on 07/10/2013 11:28:49 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Not Guilty by reason of sanity.)
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its een known for years. they are monitoring all the radioactive stuff in the pacific for two years. you can see it in the current maps.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 11:36:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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4 posted on 07/10/2013 11:45:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

My first thought!


5 posted on 07/11/2013 1:26:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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