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Editor’s pickJapan may have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into the ocean because it's out of storage space

11-09-2019
Japan, Fukushima, radioactive, wastewater, wastewater treatment, pollution

Eight years after Japan's worst nuclear disaster, the government is not sure what to do with the contaminated water that remains – but its environment minister says dumping it into the ocean might be the only choice. To cool fuel cores at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric has pumped in tens of thousands of tons of …

Editor’s pickToxic cooling water piling up in Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant

10-09-2018
Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, toxic cooling water, radioactive substances

The obsolete Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, hit by three nuclear meltdowns Water contaminated with tritium has been building up in hundreds of tanks on the premises of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant in Japan, and according to KYODO and the Japan Times, the water has also been found to contain other radioactive substances as well. The …