TEPCO may face more problems in stabilizing plant

“Many unexpected problems have occurred since TEPCO released the original plan in April.

A large quantity of water was found in the basement of the No.1 reactor building. Highly radioactive water was found to be leaking into the ocean from the No.3 reactor.

TEPCO told reporters that the barrier set up in the sea near the water intake of the No.3 reactor may be failing to prevent contaminated water from spreading.
The utility said it will use the mineral zeolite to remove radioactive cesium from the sea.

Workers have not been able to enter the buildings of the No.2 and No.3 reactors, making it impossible to restore their cooling functions.

In addition to these obstacles, TEPCO may also face an increase in the amount of radioactive water, highly radioactive work environments, and the possible effects of the rainy season, typhoons and aftershocks.” Source NHK

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