“There’s no foreseeable end to it… and nobody has any good ideas on how to stop it” — Japan gov’t worried that attempts to reduce leakage will cause even more radioactivity to flow into sea
Japan Times, Oct 26, 2015: Tepco hopes the wall will significantly reduce the amount of that after the 2011 meltdown crisis… was draining along the sides of the buildings and, from the 2011 meltdown crisis, according Tepco. The utility says an estimated 150 tons of underground water is still flowing into the basements of the damaged reactor buildings each day… Recent tests of water samples from the nearby sea have detected radioactive substances such as cesium-137 and strontium-90, but scientists have said the density is so low that it . Yet, the among local fishermen and many consumers across the country. Tepco plans to keep monitoring the density of radioactive materials in the nearby sea over the next month. To isolate the four reactor buildings from the underground water, Tepco hopes to freeze the soil around them… The Nuclear Regulation Authority for the operation, saying around the plant. If the water level outside falls lower than that inside, the . Meanwhile, Tepco has not explained exactly how it will control the water levels, an NRA official said.