via The Asahi Shimbun / March 25, 2014 /
Fishermen here have given the go-ahead for Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s bypass plan to release uncontaminated groundwater into the sea by diverting it before it reaches the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
The Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations confirmed its approval when the heads of its member associations met in the city of Iwaki on March 25.
The groundwater bypass plan, designed by both the plant operator, TEPCO, and the government, is intended to slow the rate at which radioactive water is accumulating in the plant’s holding tanks.