Radioactive ‘pond’ found at Fukushima

Japanese officials have found an Olympic swimming pool-sized pond of radioactive water in the basement of a unit at the Fukushima nuclear plant crippled by the March earthquake and tsunami. The discovery has forced officials to abandon their original plan to bring the No 1 reactor under control. Now they will focus on how to deal with the rising pool that some experts see as a threat to groundwater and the Pacific coast.
Despite the setback, safety officials and the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power, hope to stabilise the plant by January.


About leakspinner

UK based blogger and activist

Posted on May 17, 2011, in Latest News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Radioactive ‘pond’ found at Fukushima.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: