The workers are contemplating how to handle the underground water is that accumulating inside the power plant’s reactor buildings at a rate of 200 to 500 cubic meters per day as TEPCO continues to apply water to cool the heavily damaged reactors.
The water is sent to storage tanks but those tanks will reach full capacity in the near future, so TEPCO considered treating the water to lower its radioactive levels below a legal limit and then release it into the ocean.
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