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Japan Nuclear Plant Leaks Radiation Into Groundwater

Posted By admin On April 1, 2011 @ 4:55 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

Radio Free Europe [1]
April 1, 2011

Radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater under Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Iodine-131, a radioactive substance that decays in a relatively short period, was found nearly 15 meters below one of the reactors.

The groundwater contamination — 10,000 times higher than the government standard for the plant — is the latest setback at the Fukushima Daiichi complex.

The company’s spokesman said the company doesn’t believe any drinking-water supply is affected.

Contaminated water has been pooling at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex since it was damaged by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

It has already leaked into the ocean, with levels continuing to spike several hundred meters offshore.

Japanese officials are planning to pump out contaminated water from the stricken reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Authorities hope the measure will help resume efforts to restore the facility’s cooling system. It’s unclear when the operation will start, as radiation levels around the site are continuing to rise. The latest tests show it’s now ten thousand times the legal limit in groundwater near the plant.

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[4] TEPCO seeks permission to dump groundwater from Fukushima plant into ocean: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-seeks-permission-to-dump-groundwater-from-fukushima-plant-into-ocean.html

[5] Japan earthquake: Radiation found in food near nuclear plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-earthquake-radiation-found-in-food-near-nuclear-plant.html

[6] Groundwater radiation level at nuke plant rises: TEPCO: http://www.prisonplanet.com/groundwater-radiation-level-at-nuke-plant-rises-tepco.html

[7] Fukushima nuclear plant to be entombed in concrete as Japan admits it has lost battle with crippled reactors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-nuclear-plant-to-be-entombed-in-concrete-as-japan-admits-it-has-lost-battle-with-crippled-reactors.html

[8] Plant radiation monitor says levels immeasurable: http://www.prisonplanet.com/plant-radiation-monitor-says-levels-immeasurable.html

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