• Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    TOKYO - Japan's government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years - an option fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents.
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  • Japan to start releasing Fukushima water to sea in 2 years

    Japan to start releasing Fukushima water to sea in 2 years

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    TOKYO - Radioactive water accumulating in tanks at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will be released into the sea in two years after it is treated, Japan's government said Tuesday in a decision long delayed by safety concerns and...
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  • Why Japan's Radioactive Water May End Up In the Ocean

    Why Japan's Radioactive Water May End Up In the Ocean

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    The Japanese utility giant Tepco is planning to dump more than 1 million cubic meters of treated radioactive water - enough to fill 500 Olympic-size swimming pools - from the wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, part of its nearly $200 billion effort to clean up the worst atomic accident since Chernobyl. Storage tanks at the site are forecast to be full by mid-2022, and space for building more is scarce. Scary as it sounds, discharges are common practice in th
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  • Japan to start Fukushima water release to sea in 2 years

    1 month ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - Japan's government said Tuesday it has decided to start releasing massive amounts of radioactive water stored in tanks at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in two years after treatment.
    The decision, long speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came Tuesday at a meeting of related ministers who endorsed the release as the best option.
    The water has been accumulated and stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since its 2011 meltdown after a massive earthquake and tsunami, causing cooling water to leak from the damaged...
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