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TEPCO Reports On Radioactive Substance Leak

via NHK World / July 1, 2014 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant estimates that it recovered about 80 percent of a radioactive substance that leaked with contaminated wastewater last year. About 300 tons of wastewater contaminated with radioactive substance ...

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TEPCO: Contaminated water may have leaked from storage tanks

via NHK World / June 6, 2014 / The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says more than 3 tons of radioactive water may have leaked from barriers surrounding storage tanks. Tokyo Electric Power Company made the announcement on Friday following the discovery of water lea ...

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Fukushima’s Cesium-137 levels ‘50% higher’ than previously estimated

via RT.com / May 10, 2014 / The amount of Cesium-137 leaked from the Fukushima nuclear power plant could be worse than expected, a Japanese research team has concluded. They believe 50 percent more of the radioactive material could have escaped into the atmosphere and seawater. The original es ...

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TEPCO accidentally fills Fukushima basements with contaminated water

via Press TV / April 15, 2014 / Authorities at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant say the facility's basements have been mistakenly filled with highly contaminated water. The basements were flooded with about 200 tons of cooling-tank radioactive water after pumps were turned on by ...

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TEPCO: August water leak far more toxic than first annouced

via Japan Times / April 12, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that toxic water found to have leaked last August at one of the huge tanks at the accident-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was far more contaminated than initially announced. After recalculating the radiation level ...

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On Again, Off Again: TEPCO shuts down decontamination system amid leaks

via Press TV / March 25, 2014 / Officials at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant say they have switched off a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water after workers discovered leaks. This comes as the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) spotted ...

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Fukushima water decontamination might be suspended indefinitely

via RT.com / March 20, 2014 / Treatment of radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant might be indefinitely suspended after malfunctions crippled the water purification process and recontaminated thousands of tons of partially purified water, Japanese media reported. The failur ...

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