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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 05:10 PM
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4. From the way TEPCO's going, one page may've been too much to take in at all.
Tepco Failed to Disclose Scale of Fukushima Radiation Leaks, Academics Say

By Stuart Biggs and Yuriy Humber
Bloomberg May 27, 2011 5:22 AM ET

As a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency visits Tokyo Electric Power Co.s crippled nuclear plant today, academics warn the company has failed to disclose the scale of radiation leaks and faces a massive problem with contaminated water.

The utility known as Tepco has been pumping cooling water into the three reactors that melted down after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. By May 18, almost 100,000 tons of radioactive water had leaked into basements and other areas of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. The volume of radiated water may double by the end of December and will cost 42 billion yen ($518 million) to decontaminate, according to Tepcos estimates.

Contaminated water is increasing and this is a massive problem, Tetsuo Iguchi, a specialist in isotope analysis and radiation detection at Nagoya University, said by phone. They need to find a place to store the contaminated water and they need to guarantee it wont go into the soil.

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Tepco has been withholding data on radiation from Dai-Ichi, Goshi Hosono, an adviser to Japans prime minister, said at a press briefing today. Hosono said he ordered the utility to check for any data it hasnt disclosed and release the material as soon as possible.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-27/tepco-faces-massive-problem-containing-radioactive-water-at-fukushima.html
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