Fukushima operator may have to dump contaminated water into Pacific.


This is really bad!

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As Japan marks the third anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, Tepco is struggling to find a solution for hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water
  • A worker in a protective suit looks at tanks, under construction, to store radioactive water
A worker at the Fukushima Daiichi plant looks at tanks, under construction, to store radioactive water. Photograph: Toru Hanai/AP

A senior adviser to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichinuclear power plant has told the firm that it may have no choice but to eventually dump hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated waterinto the Pacific Ocean.

Speaking to reporters who were on a rare visit to the plant on the eve of the third anniversary of the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, Dale Klein said Tokyo Electric Power [Tepco] had yet to reassure the public over the handling of water leaks that continue to frustrate efforts to clean up the site.

“The one issue that keeps…

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