December 8, 2011
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday it is considering releasing into the Pacific Ocean low-level radioactive water now stored in tanks at the premises of its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as storage capacity may run short by next March.
The plant operator known as TEPCO said the water would be released only after it clears the country’s legal concentration limit of radioactive substances, including cesium and strontium, but a fisheries group immediately expressed strong concerns.
The National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations filed a protest against the plan with TEPCO, saying it cannot accept such an action that could affect the fishing industry by lowering fish consumption.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:53 am