Japan undecided on what to do with 1 million tonnes of radioactive water at Fukushima plant
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-02/f ... ov/9504072Japanese Government officials have not figured out what to do with more than 1 million tonnes of radioactive water sitting at the site of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
"A few years a go [the radioactive water was increasing by] 400 tonnes per day, but the increase per day has now gone down to around 100 tonnes per day," said Naohiro Masuda, TEPCO's chief decommissioning officer.
Just days shy of the seventh anniversary of the nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) revealed it successfully slowed the rate of contaminated water reaching the reactor facilities, but the amount was still increasing. ...
• The rate of contaminated water reaching the facility has slowed, but is still increasing
• There are now more than 1,000 tanks of contaminated water at the site
• One controversial option for dealing with the water includes decontaminating it as much as possible and then gradually releasing it into the ocean