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Fukushima power plant is faced with a new crisis: a flood of highly radioactive wastewater that workers are struggling to contain.

Fukushima, Fukushima, Fukushima, Fukushima,  Say that 5 times fast….

  •  The operator of Japan’s infamously crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant recently attempted to move some radioactive water from one tank to another. In the process, it spilled four tons of deadly sludge.  To be fair, the four tons of water is just a drop in the bucket compared to the 300 tons that recently leaked from a nearby tank. And the radiation levels in the newly leaked water are relatively low compared to puddles they found forming outside the tanks.
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  • A nuclear expert has told the BBC that he believes the current water leaks at Fukushima are much worse than the authorities have stated.

    Mycle Schneider is an independent consultant who has previously advised the French and German governments.

    He says water is leaking out all over the site and there are no accurate figures for radiation levels.

    • TOKYO — Two years after a triple meltdown that grew into the world’s second worst nuclear disaster, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is faced with a new crisis: a flood of highly radioactive wastewater that workers are struggling to contain. 
      Groundwater is pouring into the plant’s ravaged reactor buildings at a rate of almost 75 gallons a minute. It becomes highly contaminated there, before being pumped out to keep from swamping a critical cooling system. A small army of workers has struggled to contain the continuous flow of radioactive wastewater, relying on hulking gray and silver storage tanks sprawling over 42 acres of parking lots and lawns. The tanks hold the equivalent of 112 Olympic-size pools.

      But even they are not enough to handle the tons of strontium-laced water at the plant — a reflection of the scale of the 2011 disaster and, in critics’ view, ad hoc decision making by the company that runs the plant and the regulators who oversee it.

    • But as outside experts have discovered with horror, the company had lined the pits for the underground pools with only two layers of plastic each 1.5 millimeters thick, and a third, clay-based layer just 6.5 millimeters thick. And because the pools require many sheets hemmed together, leaks could be springing at the seams, Tepco has said.

    So folks you see nothing to worry about here



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