TEPCO facing 200 – 500 cubic meter per day accumulation of contaminated water

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(TEPCO) has dropped plans — at least for now — to release low-level radioactive water from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean after protests from fishermen.

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.

Source: Mainichi

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