04 April, 2011

tokyo electric power company plans to release radioactive water

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is planning to release radioactive water, from its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear station, into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday. The government approved to release water with low radioactive contamination into the sea to make room for liquids with higher radiation levels.

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“We didn’t have any other alternatives,” Edano told reporters in Tokyo today. “This is a measure we had to take to secure safety.” ~businessweek

The Japanese government says this poses no major health risk.


gleenn said...

That's really scary. I worry for the pacific ocean because it surrounds my country which is made up of 60% water, an archipelago.

I hope the radiation risk will be controlled soon. :)

simply kim said...

oh gosh... that is just scary..

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