- Sep 11, 2019 5:09 pm GMT
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There's got to be a better solution. Any nuclear power professional have a better idea?
"Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan's environment minister said on Tuesday. After the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected in tanks at the wrecked sites more than 1 million tons of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting. The utility says it will run out of space by 2022. 'The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,' Yoshiaki Harada told a news briefing in the capital.'The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion.' "