Gallery: Up to 120 Tons of Radioactive Water Leak from Fukushima Daiich...

 

Tens of thousands of gallons of radioactive water leaked from an underground storage tank at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant this past Saturday. It is still uncertain how much water has reached the soil, but the Tokyo Electric Power Company said that radiation levels outside the pool have risen, indicating that some water is getting out. Thousands more gallons may leak before the pool can be emptied, said TEPCO.

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  1. kkn April 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    so 120 tons of water is something like a cube 15ft x 15ft x 15ft. those guys are really doing pretty well if that is the level of problems making the news. how contaminated is the water anyway? the article does not say. i used to work in reactor plants for teh navy, quite often items (including water) are considered contaminated by definition and not actually carrying any isotopes.

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